Description: How Brooklinen Went From Kickstarter to $20M in Sales Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: May 23, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2017-05-23/brooklinen-s-rise-from-kickstarter-to-20m-in-sales-video Questions for discussion: Describe the financing strategies used by management from start-up to the current level of sales. Do you think the company made any errors in judgement or should consider other methods to… Read more »
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Description: Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. is expected to raise C$1.75 billion ($1.3 billion) in its initial public offering after setting the price of its shares at C$17 each, below the previous range, according to terms of the deal. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: May 17, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-24/kinder-morgan-canada-said-to-price-ipo-at-c-17-in-canadian-debut Questions for discussion: How should investors evaluate this IPO?… Read more »
Description: Amazon needs to enact a large stock split and start paying a dividend to get the Dow keepers’ attention Source: MarketWatch.com Date: May 15, 2017 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-could-stop-amazons-stock-rally-in-its-tracks-2017-04-21?siteid=nwtwk Questions for discussion: What is the concern about Amazon’s stock price as described in this article? What do you think about this argument?
Description: According to Xiaomi Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Jan 11, 2017 Link: http://for.tn/2ie4iWB Questions for Discussions: What is the incubator formula used by Xiaomi? Do you see any disadvantages to this thinking?
Description: From Atlassian President Jay Simons Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Jan 05, 2017 Link: http://for.tn/2ibJdYH Questions for Discussions: Summarize the advice presented by Jay Simons. Do you think his advice is generally respected by managers looking at going public?
Description: Sears Pulled Together $2 Billion in 10 Days to Shore Up Losses Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Jan 05, 2017 Link: http://for.tn/2ifoS4Y Questions for Discussions: How should investors view these asset sales and restructuring? Do you think Sears’ financial problems are over?
Description: Companies announced $3.6 trillion worth of deals in 2016, a decline of 16.6 percent from the previous year. Still, it was the third biggest year on record for mergers and acquisitions globally, after 2015 and 2007. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Jan 02, 2017 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/02/business/dealbook/mergers.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FInitial%20Public%20Offerings&action=click&contentCollection=timestopics®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=collection Questions for discussion: What does the report say about M&A?… Read more »
Description: His 1999 thought on annual returns were on point. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Nov 22, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2gec1Cj Questions for Discussions: What were Warren Buffett’s predictions? Why do you think he was able to be so accurate? Do you think a 6% return is “fair” return to investors?
Description: But will policy confusion spoil the celebration? Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Nov 18, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2fJZ2VM Questions for Discussions: What does the report say about market perceptions of economic conditions at this time? What do you think the Trump administration will change and how will this play out in stocks and bonds?
Description: The bull is back in China. Source: CNNMoney.com Date: Nov 11, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/11/investing/china-shanghai-composite-bull-market-stocks/index.html?iid=hp-toplead-dom Questions for Discussions: What explains the positive thinking about the Chinese markets? Do you think this will be a growing trend?