Why one money manager is jumping back into Canadian energy

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Description: Rafi Tahmazian, senior portfolio manager at Canoe Financial, joins BNN Bloomberg to talk about why he’s increasing his position in Canadian energy. He says that unprecedented valuations are largely behind this move. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Sep 12, 2019 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/commodities/video/why-one-money-manager-is-jumping-back-into-canadian-energy%7E1776827 Questions for discussion: Summarize the industry analysis presented by Rafi Tahmazian…. Read more »

Ignore this data at your peril — it’s pointing to a recession: Société Générale’s Albert Edwards

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Description: Whole U.S. economy profits data looks ‘extremely anemic’ Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Sep 12, 2019 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/ignore-this-data-at-your-peril-its-pointing-to-a-recession-societe-generales-albert-edwards-2019-09-12?mod=mw_theo_homepage Questions for discussion: What is the basis of the analysis and prediction? Do you agree?

The Big Short’s Michael Burry Explains Why Index Funds Are Like Subprime CDOs

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Description: For an investor whose story was featured in a best-selling book and an Oscar-winning movie, Michael Burry has kept a surprisingly low profile in recent years. Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Sep 04, 2019 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-04/michael-burry-explains-why-index-funds-are-like-subprime-cdos Questions for discussion: Summarize the analysis presented? Do you agree with the risk perception? What should investors… Read more »

Biggest Bond Rout in Years Whiplashes Bulls Who Had Been Right

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Description: (Bloomberg) — After August’s historic drop, it was starting to seem like Treasury yields could only fall. And then came Thursday, when an enormous surge reminded even well-entrenched bulls that the world’s biggest bond market isn’t a one-way street. Source: Bloomberg – Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Sep 05, 2019 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bond-bulls-big-reminder-treasuries-145330270.html Questions for… Read more »

Mohamed El-Erian on the bond markets: ‘If you stick with the old rules, you will lose’

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Description: Economist Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC Friday that investors need to think differently about the global bond market, saying that the asset class should be treated in an “opportunistic” manner rather than as a core part of a portfolio. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 04, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/06/mohamed-el-erian-on-bonds-if-you-stick-with-old-rules-you-will-lose.html Questions for discussion: What is… Read more »

‘Canada is pretty much played out’: What Canopy Rivers learned from thousands of pot pitches

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Description: Members of the deal team at Canopy Rivers Inc. (RIV.V) look at about seven investment opportunities a day, getting to know cannabis entrepreneurs eager for financial backing in a sector where the stigma of illegal drugs lingers. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com Date: Sep 05, 2019 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/canada-is-pretty-much-played-out-what-canopy-rivers-learned-from-thousands-of-pot-pitches-141549137.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the investment thinking at Canopy… Read more »

Credit risks see three banks decouple from Big Six

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Description: Three Canadian banks are retesting the floors they reached in December, decoupling from the rest of the Big Six in what analysts say is a sign of uncertain times. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Aug 28, 2019 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/investing/canadian-banks-decouple-from-one-another-as-economic-cycle-wanes Questions for discussion: Summarize the assessments and predictions made in this report. Do you agree? What should… Read more »

The investing mistakes you want to avoid as the market sinks — and what to do instead

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Description: If a potential global economic slowdown and recent market volatility has you worried, you should proceed with caution with your own investments. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Aug 24, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/24/dan-ariely-on-portfolio-mistakes-you-want-to-avoid–during-volatility.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the investor thinking and behavior suggested by Professor Ariely. Do you think he is right? What would… Read more »

Why one big stock-market bear says it’s ‘dangerous to be short’ right now

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Description: ‘It’s certainly possible we can rally another six or nine months because we have Trump who does not want to see the market go down in front of the election. We have Jerome Powell… on the side of trying to keep the market up… It’s dangerous to be short right now.’David Tice Source: MarketWatch.com… Read more »