Founder of world’s largest hedge fund doubles down on ‘cash is trash’ argument, warning of debt-fueled inflation

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Description: Ray Dalio says government spending will soon erode the value of the U.S. dollar Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Apr 09, 2020 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/founder-of-worlds-largest-hedge-fund-doubles-down-on-cash-is-trash-argument-warning-of-debt-fueled-inflation-2020-04-08?mod=home-page Questions for discussion: What is the inflation scenario painted by Ray Dalio? Do think this is likely? What should investors do if they agree with this scenario?

El-Erian foresees more volatility but finds Monday’s rally on medical news encouraging

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Description: Economist Mohamed El-Erian said he finds Monday’s rally in stock futures encouraging because the optimism is fueled by positive developments around the coronavirus. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Apr 06, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/06/coronavirus-el-erian-encouraged-by-mondays-rally-on-medical-news.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the key recommendations made by El-Erian. Do you agree with this line of thinking or the criticism… Read more »

Market bottom or ‘very tough times ahead’? Here’s what one chart watcher is keeping his eye on

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Description: Commodities index ‘will go miles and miles’ toward telling us if we are headed for tough times, says Kimble Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Apr 04, 2020 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/market-bottom-or-very-tough-times-ahead-heres-what-one-chart-watcher-is-keeping-his-eye-on-2020-04-03?mod=home-page Questions for discussion: What is the indicator and what is the basis of this analysis? Do you agree with the interpretation of this indicator, as suggested in… Read more »

‘Once in a decade’ opportunity: Financial experts’ advice for investing in the market downturn

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Description: The coronavirus pandemic has thrown global markets into turmoil, causing double-digit daily swings and making it difficult to find a safe store for your money. Source: CNBC.com Date: Apr 01, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/01/investing-advice-where-to-find-investment-opportunities-in-a-downturn.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: Summarize the key recommendations made in this article. Do you agree with this line of thinking?

COVID-19 Will Turbocharge Legal Industry Transformation

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Description: The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is attacking the health, financial welfare, social order and political stability of nations across the globe. At a time when millions are fighting to survive illness, financial hardship, political upheaval, and other existential threats, it is difficult to look beyond the moment. The scourge of COVID-19 will pass. When, at what… Read more »

Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke sees ‘very sharp’ recession, followed by ‘fairly quick’ rebound

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Description: Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sounded an optimistic tone on the longer-term state of the economy, predicting in a CNBC interview Wednesday that while the U.S. is facing an acute recession, it shouldn’t last. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 25, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/25/former-fed-chairman-ben-bernanke-sees-very-sharp-recession-followed-by-fairly-quick-rebound.html Questions for discussion: What does Ben Bernanke say is happening… Read more »

As Dow wipes out over 3 years of stock-market gains, here’s a warning about calling the bottom

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Description: How much worse can it get? That’s a question many investors are undoubtedly asking themselves after a week of historic volatility that saw stocks suffer another pummeling and drove the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its lowest close since December 2016 as the global COVID-19 pandemic promises to push the world into recession. Source: MarketWatch.com Date:… Read more »

Is Now the Time to Buy Cheap Stocks?

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Description: Stocks plummeted Monday after being halted from trading soon after markets opened as investors weighed the deepening economic hit from the coronavirus pandemic and the Federal Reserve and other global central banks took emergency measures to prop up capital markets and liquidity. Chris Versace, Real Money contributor, joined TheStreet to weigh in on stocks to eye and his… Read more »

The Dow just crashed 3,000 points — here is why it happened

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Description: A press conference with President Trump on Monday afternoon sent an already crashing market right on through a trapdoor. Source: YahooFinance.com – video report Date: Mar 16, 2020 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/the-dow-just-crashed-3000-points-here-is-why-it-happened-203917420.html Questions for discussion: What triggered the 3,00 point drop? Why are credit markets so critical to a quicker economic and stock market recovery? What… Read more »

Regeneron Surges After Identifying Coronavirus Antibodies

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Description: Regeneron said it could produce ‘hundreds of thousands’ of does per month by the end of the summer if trials of its cocktail coronavirus treatment prove successful. Source: TheStreet.com Date: Mar 17, 2020 Link: https://www.thestreet.com/investing/regeneron-surges-after-identifying-coronavirus-antibodies Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the pharmaceutical effort to stop the spread of the Coronavirus?… Read more »