Dick’s Sporting Goods shares skyrocket on earnings beat, raised outlook

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Description: Dick’s Sporting Goods on Tuesday reported its strongest same-store sales gains since 2013, as its e-commerce sales grew 13% during the latest quarter, and it sold more apparel and footwear. Source: CNBC.com Date: Nov 26, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/26/dicks-sporting-goods-dks-reports-q3-2019-earnings-beat-ups-outlook.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the financial results for the firm. Do you think the company is a… Read more »

How Chipotle returned to the top after disastrous food-safety scares

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Description: How Chipotle returned to the top after disastrous food-safety scares Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 06, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/11/05/ceo-brian-niccol-turns-chipotle-mexican-grill-around-after-food-safety-scares.html Questions for discussion: How is Taco Bell managed differently from Chipotle? How would you increase business at Chipotle? Do you think Chipotle is a good investment today?

Netflix soars 8% after beating on earnings, despite miss on subscribers

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Description: Shares of Netflix surged 8% in premarket trading after the company late Wednesday released its earnings report for the third quarter. The company reported mixed results, with an earnings beat and a miss on domestic subscriber adds, while revenue slightly missed analysts’ expectations. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Oct 16, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/16/netflix-q3-2019-earnings.html Questions for discussion: Summarize… Read more »

Charles Schwab says he would never buy the money-losing companies going public these days

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Description: Investing legend Charles Schwab, founder and chairman of his namesake brokerage firm, said he would stay away from money-losing companies going public. Source: CNBC.com Date: Oct 07, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/07/charles-schwab-says-he-would-never-buy-the-money-losing-companies-going-public-these-days.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: What is Charles Schwab’s advice to investors? Do you agree with his assessment?

With palladium rising to record highs, a $1-billion deal for a darling of the Canadian exchange

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Description: Toronto-based North American Palladium on Monday presented shareholders with a $1 billion buyout proposal from a larger South African rival just as its namesake metal touches record high prices. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Oct 08, 2019 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/commodities/mining/south-africas-impala-to-buy-north-american-palladium-for-c1-billion Questions for discussion: What is driving this deal? What do you think of the deal, from the… Read more »

WeWork Meltdown Seen Signaling End of Era Like Bear Stearns and AOL

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Description: The collapse of WeWork’s attempted IPO – the firm once valued at $47 billion but now at the brink of bankruptcy – marks the end of an era, according to Mike Wilson, Morgan Stanley’s chief U.S. equity strategist. According to Wilson, investors have showed that they are no longer willing to accept financial excess in a… Read more »

As Trans Mountain flies under the election radar, a missed opportunity

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Description: Despite the controversy over the federally-owned Trans Mountain expansion project in the last few years, the pipeline has largely been flying under the radar in this election campaign. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Oct 04, 2019 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/as-trans-mountain-flies-under-the-election-radar-a-missed-opportunity-1.1326709 Questions for discussion: Summarize the status of the pipeline deal. What do you think will… Read more »

The Weekly Listen: Airbnb’s IPO and Facebook Acquires ‘Mind-Reading Wristband’ Company

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Description: eMarketer principal analysts Mark Dolliver and Nicole Perrin join vice president of content studio Paul Verna to discuss Airbnb’s upcoming IPO, Facebook’s acquisition of “mind-reading wristband” company CTRL-labs, highlights from New York Advertising Week 2019 and more. Source: eMarketer.com – podcast Date: Sep 25, 2019 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/podcast-the-weekly-listen-airbnb-ipo-and-facebook-acquires-mind-reading-wristband-company?ecid=NL1001 Questions for discussion: What are the highlights… Read more »

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 »