Bill Gates’ TerraPower aims to build its first advanced nuclear reactor in a coal town in Wyoming

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Description: Bill Gates’ TerraPower aims to build its first advanced nuclear reactor in a coal town in Wyoming Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 17, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/17/bill-gates-terrapower-builds-its-first-nuclear-reactor-in-a-coal-town.html Questions for discussion: What are the business implications for this new technology? What sort of headwinds can the industry expect and how should they deal with… Read more »

How NFTs Create Value

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Description: Summary.   How much could a cluster of pixels possibly be worth? More pointedly, why is it worth anything at all? The explosion of NFTs and their accompanying marketplaces have left many baffled, incredulous, and deeply skeptical. But while NFTs may be fetching.. Source: HBR.org Date: Nov 10, 2021 Link: https://hbr.org/2021/11/how-nfts-create-value?ab=hero-main-text Questions for discussion: Explain the… Read more »

Hyperinflation warnings are ‘totally ridiculous,’ economist and longtime bear David Rosenberg says

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Description: Economist David Rosenberg suggests hyperinflation warnings are irrational. The longtime bear, known for his contrarian views, blames rising prices on Covid-19-induced supply side shocks. According to Rosenberg, it’s wrong to assume the impact will cripple the economy and feed into runaway inflation. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Oct 26, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/26/hyperinflation-warnings-are-totally-ridiculous-david-rosenberg.html Questions for… Read more »

Shopify’s 6-year earnings streak shatters; shares drop 6%

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Description: Shopify Inc. posted weaker-than-expected adjusted earnings in the third quarter, the first time it has disappointed analysts since its 2015 initial public offering, as merchants did less business across its platform than expected. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Oct 28, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/shopify-s-6-year-earnings-streak-shatters-shares-drop-6-1.1673324 Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points presented in this… Read more »

Inflation is here. It’s ugly. It stings. But it could make you money

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Description: Funny (or sad, depending on how you look at it) short story from this past week that will inspire you to (hopefully) scrutinize your portfolio as we head into 2022. Source: Yahoo.Finance – video report Date: Oct 11, 2021 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/inflation-is-here-its-ugly-it-stings-but-it-could-make-you-money-morning-brief-091043620.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the analysis presented in this report. How does inflation… Read more »

Dorel selling bicycle business for US$810M; shares soar

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Description: Dorel Industries Inc. is selling its sports division to Dutch transportation conglomerate Pon Holdings B.V. for US$810 million as the Montreal-based company looks to reduce its debt load. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Oct 12, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/dorel-selling-bicycle-business-for-us-810m-shares-soar-1.1665168 Questions for discussion: Explain why this sale by the firm makes sense as a defensive… Read more »

Blackstone’s Jon Gray Says It’s a Good Time to Sell Assets

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Description: (Bloomberg) — Blackstone Inc. President Jon Gray said his $684 billion investment firm has been selling assets to take advantage of liquid markets. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com/Bloomberg.com Date: Oct 04, 2021 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/blackstone-jon-gray-says-good-161656006.html Questions for discussion: What is Jon Gray doing with assets and why? Do you agree with this line of thinking? What would you… Read more »

COVID-19 variants pose risk to Air Canada’s stock: analyst

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Description: Air Canada’s stock (AC.TO) has been on a run since hitting pandemic lows last year, up nearly 96 per cent since March 2020 as of Tuesday, but one analyst says the Delta variant poses heightened risk to the airline’s recovery. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Oct 05, 2021 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/covid-19-variants-pose-risk-to-air-canadas-stock-analyst-173501182.html Questions for discussion:… Read more »

Shares of Hertz jump after appointment of ex-Ford CEO Mark Fields as interim CEO

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Description: Shares of Hertz Global on Tuesday were up by as much as 13.3% after the car rental company named former Ford CEO Mark Fields as its interim chief executive officer. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Oct 05, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/05/hertz-names-ex-ford-ceo-mark-fields-as-interim-ceo.html Questions for discussion: Why did the stock price jump? Do think the firm can recover?… Read more »

U.S. Investors See Passive Investing as Path to Wealth

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Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Despite the proliferation of online brokerage websites and apps that can facilitate frequent trading, U.S. investors — which Gallup defines as adults with at least $10,000 invested in stocks or bonds — are drawn mainly to hands-off investing strategies. Source: Gallup.com Date: Sep 20, 2021 Link: https://news.gallup.com/poll/354821/investors-passive-investing-path-wealth.aspx Questions for discussion: What… Read more »