How Analytics Is Changing Finance

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Description: In the first session of this year’s Beyond Business discussion series, Wharton professors Michael Roberts and Daniel Taylor explored how analytics is influencing the field of finance, bringing new efficiencies while creating new challenges. Source: knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu – video report Date: Nov 29, 2022 Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/how-analytics-is-changing-finance/?utm_campaign=KatW2022&utm_medium=email&utm_source=kw_campaign_monitor&utm_term=11-30-2022&utm_content=How_Analytics_Is_Changing_Finance Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points made in… Read more »

Investors Cozy Back Up to Stocks as Recession Fears Loom

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Description: Survey shows investors re-entering the market despite recession concerns Source: Investopedia.com Date: Dec 01, 2022 Link: https://www.investopedia.com/investors-cozy-back-up-to-stocks-as-recession-fears-loom-6834242 Questions for discussion: What does the research say about current investor intentions and attitude toward stock market investing? How, in your opinion, should this research be interpreted and applied by investors in their own decision-making?

Royal Bank agrees to buy HSBC’s Canada unit for $13.5B

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Description: Royal Bank of Canada agreed to buy HSBC Holdings Plc’s Canadian unit — the country’s seventh-largest bank — for $13.5 billion in cash, expanding its roster of business clients and bulking up its retail presence on the West Coast as HSBC focuses on Asia. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Nov 29, 2022 Link:… Read more »

In defensive interview, Sam Bankman-Fried claims he’s broke and committed no fraud

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Description: Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, in possibly the understatement of 2022, said Wednesday, “I’ve had a bad month.” The former billionaire added that he “didn’t do a good job” at upholding his responsibilities to regulators, customers and investors in a hotly anticipated conversation with CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin at the DealBook Summit. Source: CNBC.com… Read more »

Wharton Professor Jeremy Siegel says stocks will soar 20% next year as inflation fades—but legendary investor Bill Ackman says not so fast

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Description: In boardrooms at Fortune 500 companies, at swanky Wall Street bars, and in the halls of business schools across the country, there’s been a consistent debate over “what’s next?” for U.S. inflation over the past year. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com Date: Nov 22, 2022 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/wharton-professor-jeremy-siegel-says-204143788.html Questions for discussion: Why is inflation so important to understanding predictions about… Read more »

Disney board reached out to Iger on Friday following concerns over earnings

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Description: Disneys board reached out to Bob Iger on Friday, without any other serious candidates in mind to replace Bob Chapek as CEO, CNBC’s David Faber reported Monday, citing sources. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 21, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/21/disney-board-reached-out-to-iger-friday-after-concerns-over-earnings.html Questions for discussion: Why did the board of directors make this decision? Why do… Read more »

Tesla’s Sinking Shares Leave Wall Street Analyst Targets in Dust

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Description: The rapid selloff in Tesla Inc. shares has left most price targets from ever-bullish Wall Street analysts seemingly obsolete. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Nov 22, 2022 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-11-22/tesla-s-sinking-shares-leave-wall-street-analyst-targets-in-dust?srnd=premium-canada&leadSource=uverify%20wall Questions for discussion: What does the report say about Tesla’s current and future stock valuations? Do you agree with the analysis? What would you advise investors?

How BlackBerry moved from iconic cellphones to cybersecurity

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Description: BlackBerry was once at the top of the smartphone market in the U.S. In 2010, almost half of smartphone subscribers in the U.S. used BlackBerrys, according to Comscore. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 19, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/19/how-blackberry-moved-from-iconic-cellphones-to-cybersecurity.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the story of Blackberry and the direction taken by John Chen. Do… Read more »

Elon Musk’s backers cheer him on, even if they aren’t sure what he’s doing to Twitter

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Description: Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter has not exactly taken off like a rocket. After trying desperately to get out of the $44 billion purchase, he faced a court battle for reneging. So he went through with it, while complaining that he was “obviously overpaying.” Mass layoffs and mass resignations have left Twitter a shadow… Read more »

Iger announces first big moves in new tenure as Disney CEO: Restructuring and departure of Chapek right hand Kareem Daniel

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Description: Bob Iger, less than 24 hours after returning to the helm of Disney, told employees Monday that the company would be undergoing a restructuring in coming weeks. One of the first steps, Iger announced, would be the departure of Kareem Daniel, the company’s head of media and entertainment, and right hand to now-departed CEO Bob… Read more »