Facebook Stock Sits on Key Support – Here’s the Trade

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Description: Facebook stock is sitting on a critical level of support. Should it fail, it could usher in lower prices. If it holds, here’s what bulls will need to see next. Source: TheStreet.com – video report Date: Sep 18, 2020 Link: https://www.thestreet.com/investing/trading-facebook-fb-stock-pullback Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the technical side of… Read more »

How Etsy built a nearly $14 billion handmade empire

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Description: If it’s handmade or over 20 years old, there’s a good chance you can find it on Etsy, the go-to online marketplace for handcrafted and vintage goods. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 05, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/05/how-etsy-built-a-handmade-empire.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: How would you describe Etsy’s business model? Summarize the evolution of the firm’s… Read more »

Is Boeing Done For? What Charts Say After 64% Fall

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Description: Shares of Boeing (BA) – Get Report have become a disaster. Shares have declined 10% on Thursday and have fallen more than 60% from its highs. Source: TheStreet.com Date: Mar 12, 2020 Link: https://www.thestreet.com/investing/trading-boeing-ba-stock-coronavirus Questions for discussion: Summarize the reasons for the stock decline and why recent borrowing activity is a prime concern for investors? What would… Read more »

Opinion: 9 secrets of dividend investing, from a couple of stock pros who beat the market

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Description: Two winning fund managers pick some favorite cash-generating stocks Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Feb 20, 2020 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/9-secrets-of-dividend-investing-from-a-couple-of-stock-pros-who-beat-the-market-2020-02-19?mod=home-page Questions for discussion: What are the key financial ratios considered by these analysts? Do you think their strategy still makes sense in today’s environment?

Why Charlie Munger’s ‘bulls–t earnings’ metric is used by so many tech companies

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Description: In Uber’s earnings report last week, the acronym EBITDA showed up 42 times. Pinterest used it 25 times the same day. The term showed up 33 times in Lyft’s report this week, while Yelp included it 39 times in its earnings release after the close of trading on Thursday. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 15, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/15/why-ebitda-earnings-are-used-by-so-tech-companies-like-uber-and-yelp.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for… Read more »

‘Dean of valuation’ says Tesla would need VW-like sales and Apple-like margins to justify stock

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Description: Tesla has a long way to go before it justifies its current stock price, New York University finance professor Aswath Damodaran told CNBC on Thursday. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 13, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/13/damodaran-tesla-needs-vw-like-sales-apple-like-margins-to-justify-stock.html Questions for discussion: Explain what Aswath Damodaran means when he says Tesla would need VW-like sales and Apple-like margins to… Read more »

Tesla stock soars, hitting $700 per share for the first time after bullish call from Argus Research

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Description: Shares of Tesla soared as much as 18% on Monday after Argus Research raised its price target to $808 from $556. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 03, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/03/tesla-stock-soars-hitting-700-per-share-for-the-first-time.html Questions for discussion: Why is Tesla stock suddenly on fire? What do short selling positions have to do with Tesla stock prices?

Analysts recommend buying Nike on coronavirus weakness: ‘Multi-year buying opportunity’

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Description: Analysts on Wall Street recommend buying the recent dip in Nike’s stock, which is getting hit on worries about the impact of the coronavirus epidemic. Source: CNBC.com Date: Feb 03, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/03/analysts-recommend-buying-nike-on-coronavirus-weakness-multi-year-buying-opportunity.html Questions for discussion: What is the basis for buying shares now? Do you agree with this line of thinking?

Scotiabank sees more room to grow within the domestic banking sector as it works to protect its home base

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Description: Bank looking to deepen ties with Canadian households, eyeing further growth in capital markets and investment banking business Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Jan 24, 2020 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/news/fp-street/protect-our-home-base-scotiabank-sees-more-room-to-grow-within-domestic-banking-sector Questions for discussion: Summarize the positive and negative aspects of the bank’s current operations. Would you be a new investor at this time? Explain your decision.

Tesla shares jump after Oppenheimer raises price target to $612, highest on Wall Street

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Description: Oppenheimer just became Wall Street’s biggest bull on Tesla. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 13, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/13/tesla-shares-jump-after-oppenheimer-raises-price-target-to-612-highest-on-wall-street.html Questions for discussion: What is the basis for the bullishness? Do you agree with this assessment?