The ‘great bull’ market is dead, says BofA analyst

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Description: Bank of America’s Michael Harnett writes that slowing growth, rising interest rates and too much debt killed the rally. The market that takes its place will feature lower returns in assets that suffered during the recovery. That means shifting focus to pharmaceutical companies and tech disruptors. The ‘great bull’ market is dead, says BofA… Read more »

Dodd-Frank is a disaster and won’t protect us from the next crisis, says…

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Description: Dan Gallagher, former SEC commissioner and now Mylan N.V. chief legal officer, discusses his views on banking regulations in the wake of the financial crisis. Dodd-Frank is a disaster and won’t protect us from the next crisis, says former SEC commissioner from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 04, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/09/11/dodd-frank-is-a-disaster-and-wont-protect-us-from-the-next-crisis-says-former-sec-commissioner.html… Read more »

One of Wall Street’s biggest bulls sees raging market in 2019

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Description: Credit Suisse’s Jonathan Golub breaks from the street and issues the first major S&P 500 forecast for 2019. One of Wall Street’s biggest bulls sees raging market in 2019 from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 04, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/09/05/one-of-wall-streets-biggest-bulls-sees-raging-market-in-2019.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points presented in this report suggesting… Read more »

Why work has failed us: Because you can have a job and still not afford the doctor

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Description: The insurance you get from your employer is supposed to pay for medical fees if you get sick. But they keep finding ways to shift those costs to workers instead. Source: FastCompany.com Date: Sep 07, 2018 Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/90230761/why-work-has-failed-us-because-you-can-have-a-job-and-still-not-afford-the-doctor?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=1&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=09072018 Questions for discussion: Why is the current health care management model not sustainable, according to the… Read more »

‘Dr. Copper’ signalling ailments in global economy, says pro

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Description: Jeffrey Sherman, DoubleLine Capital deputy chief investment officer, discusses how contagion from Turkey’s financial crisis and trade tensions are impacting commodities. ‘Dr. Copper’ signalling ailments in global economy, says pro from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Aug 15, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/08/16/copper-ailments-global-economy-pro.html Questions for discussion: Why would copper and other commodities signal global… Read more »

The world risks a full-blown oil shock within months

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Description: The world risks a full-blown oil shock within months as three geostrategic crises come to the boil and Saudi Arabia hints at US$100 crude, setting off a speculative scramble by commodity hedge funds. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Apr 25, 2018 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/commodities/energy/oil-shock Questions for discussion: According to the article, why are oil prices likely to… Read more »

Here’s why the stock market took the China tariffs so hard

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Description: The stock market plunged Thursday in a broad selloff that analysts pinned largely on President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would impose tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese imports. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Mar 22, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-why-the-stock-market-took-the-china-tariffs-so-hard-2018-03-22 Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points in this article. How do you see markets moving… Read more »

Beg, Borrow or Steal: How Trump Says China Takes Technology

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Description: For years, American companies have complained that the Chinese government finds ways to get them to hand over their most valuable trade secrets. Those companies — which usually complain anonymously, fearing Chinese retribution — have found a sympathetic ear in the Trump administration. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Mar 22, 2018 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/22/business/china-trump-trade-intellectual-property.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: What… Read more »

On 10th anniversary of Bear Stearns’ near collapse, Senate pushes to rewrite financial regulation

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Description: Almost 10 years to the day Bear Stearns’ near collapse accelerated the worst financial crisis in generations, Congress is pushing to relax rules that were designed to prevent one from happening again. Source: CNBC.com Date: Mar 12, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/12/on-10th-anniversary-of-bear-stearns-near-collapse-senate-pushes-to-rewrite-financial-regulation.html Questions for discussion: What is the legislation about? Why do you suppose this legislation… Read more »

Billionaires Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio agree on what to do in a volatile market

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Description: Following the resignation of Gary Cohn, the chief economic advisor to President Trump, on Tuesday, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 189 points after opening more than 300 points down. Both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq declined as well, though the Nasdaq rebounded. Experts continue to fret that a trade war might be imminent. Source:… Read more »