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 »

Have the Anticapitalists Reached Harvard Business School?

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Description: Social justice joins discounted cash flows on the syllabus as essential knowledge for aspiring corporate leaders. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 28, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/28/business/business-school-social-justice.html?smid=em-share Questions for discussion: What are the main arguments presented in this article? Where do you stand on these questions? What do you believe are the obligations of the corporation to… 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 »

You need to understand the FTX debacle even if you have no investments in crypto

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Description: The sudden collapse of FTX, the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency exchange, underlines how important it is for any investor to learn about the risks they take when they park their money with a lightly regulated firm. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Nov 13, 2022 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/you-need-to-understand-the-ftx-debacle-even-if-you-have-no-investments-in-crypto-11668184909 Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points made in the report… Read more »

Economist Nouriel Roubini slams crypto ‘carnival barkers’ and Binance CEO as ‘a walking time bomb’ after FTX disaster

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Description: Outspoken economist Nouriel Roubini described crypto and some of its major players as an “ecosystem that is totally corrupt.” On a panel hosted by CNBC’s Dan Murphy at the Abu Dhabi Finance Week on Wednesday, the New York University professor said there were “seven Cs of crypto”: “Concealed, corrupt, crooks, criminals, con men, carnival barkers,”… Read more »

Markets are getting a wake-up call in 2023, says Morgan Stanley, which offers a plan for investors to get ready.

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Description: Overreacting much? According to Fed Reserve Gov. Christopher Waller and several strategists, last week’s softer-than-expected October CPI that sent the S&P 500 to its best level in five months was overdone. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Nov 14, 2022 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/markets-are-getting-a-wake-up-call-in-2023-says-morgan-stanley-which-offers-a-plan-for-investors-to-get-ready-11668427567 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about market behavior today and the prospects longer term?… Read more »

Ontario Teachers writes off FTX stake, citing potential fraud

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Description: Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan said it will write down its stake in FTX to zero, taking a US$95 million loss barely a year after making its first investment in Sam Bankman-Fried’s now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Nov 19, 2022 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/ontario-teachers-writes-off-ftx-stake-citing-potential-fraud-1.1848170 Questions for discussion: Summarize the analysis presented and evaluation… Read more »

Is This the End Game for Crypto?

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Description: Recent events have made clear the need to regulate crypto, an industry that grew from nothing to a $3 trillion market capitalization a year ago, although most of that has now evaporated. But it also seems likely that the industry couldn’t survive regulation. Source: NYT.com Date: Nov 17, 2022 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/17/opinion/crypto-banks-regulation-ftx.html? Questions for discussion: What does… Read more »