Why this year suddenly fell apart on Wall Street, and what’s ahead

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Description: Everything was going right for the stock market until Oct. 3. Then everything went wrong. Source: CNBC.com Date: Dec 31, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/31/why-this-year-suddenly-fell-apart-on-wall-street-and-whats-ahead.html Questions for discussion: What went wrong, according to the report? What has happened since the start of 2019?

Dimon says Fed will likely still hike rates in December despite market turmoil

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Description:  Despite the stock market sell-off this week, J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon predicts the Federal Reserve will likely still raise interest rates in December. Source: CNBC.com Date: Dec 05, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/06/dimon-says-fed-will-likely-still-hike-rates-in-december-despite-market-turmoil.html Questions for discussion: What does Jamie Dimon have to say about interest rates and the economy? Do you agree with his assessments and interest… Read more »

Watch out for December ‘risk liquidation’ if Trump/Xi meeting disappoints

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Description: A volatile year of trading could be coming to a head this weekend. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Nov 23, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/watch-out-for-december-risk-liquidation-if-trumpxi-meeting-disappoints-2018-11-30 Questions for discussion: What are the reasons given for investor concern? Do you agree with this assessment? What would reduce volatility in the market? What should investors do, in your opinion?

7 key reasons the ‘bottom is falling out’ of oil prices on Black Friday

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Description: WTI falls by 7.7% to settle Friday trade at its lowest since Oct. 9, 2017 Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Nov 23, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/6-key-reasons-the-bottom-is-falling-out-of-oil-prices-on-black-friday-2018-11-23 Questions for discussion: Do you agree with the assessment and the reasons given in this report? What should investors do?

Now, the Markets Can Worry About Other Things. Here’s a List.

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Description: So much for the midterms. Now the markets can start obsessing about gridlock, impeachment and the 2020 election. And they can resume worrying about bread-and-butter issues like corporate earnings, interest rates and the threat of rising tariffs and recession. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 09, 2018 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/09/business/stock-market-midterms-congress.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=9&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: Summarize the concerns investors… Read more »

Ed Yardeni is feeling déjà vu about this market sell-off — here’s what he…

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Description: Ed Yardeni, president of Yardeni Research, makes sense of the market’s volatility, discusses rates and much more in this one-on-one interview with Mike Santoli. Ed Yardeni is feeling déjà vu about this market sell-off — here’s what he sees next from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Oct 26, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/10/26/ed-yardeni-feeling-deja-vu-about-market-sell-off.html Questions… Read more »

Warning from Jack Ma – the global economy in a ‘state of turmoil’

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Description: In a Chinese Politburo meeting, officials say downward pressure on the economy is continuing. Yahoo Finance’s Seana Smith, Adam Shapiro, Andy Serwer and Mike Murphy of Rosehill Capital discuss. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Nov 01, 2018 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/video/warning-jack-ma-global-economy-170146340.html?soc_src=hl-viewer&soc_trk=ma Questions for discussion: Why would a trade war between the U.S. and China induce… Read more »

Dr. Doom’s Latest Warning Should Not Go Unheeded

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Description: Dr. Doom is back—and age has done nothing to soften his views. Source: Barrons.com Date: Oct 18, 2018 Link: https://www.barrons.com/articles/dr-dooms-henry-kaufman-1539822343?mod=mktw Questions for discussion: What is Henry Kaufman’s warning to investors? Do you agree with his assessments?

Bond yields sink after consumer prices reading is lighter than expected, quelling inflation fears

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Description: Government debt yields sank Thursday after the Labor Department said consumer prices rose less than expected in September, calming inflation fears that sent the 10-year Treasury yield to its highest in seven years earlier this week. Source: CNBC.com Date: Oct 11, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/11/us-bonds-and-fixed-income-global-equity-markets-in-turmoil.html Questions for discussion: What happened in the bond market and why,… Read more »

Bill Gross: This is why bonds are selling off

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Description:  Investors are still grappling with some whiplash caused by a bond sell off Wednesday, which saw the biggest one-day climb in two years for the 30-year U.S. Treasury yield. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Oct 04, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/bill-gross-this-is-why-bonds-are-selling-off-2018-10-04 Questions for discussion: What does Bill Gross have to say about the cause of the bond sell… Read more »