Ford ‘could become the second largest EV manufacturer globally’: Analyst

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Description: CFRA Research Senior Equity Analyst Garrett Nelson speaks with Yahoo Finance about how traditional automakers and new startups are vying for share in the global electric vehicle market. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Dec 03, 2021 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/video/ford-could-become-second-largest-210834617.html?contentType=VIDEO Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points related to Ford’s stock valuation and future direction…. Read more »

The Breakup of GE and J&J: The End of the Conglomerate?

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Description: Breaking up isn’t hard to do in a bullish market. General Electric’s announcement last week that it will split into three separate companies was quickly followed by similar news from Johnson & Johnson, which detailed plans to separate its consumer products business from its pharmaceutical and medical device operations. Source: knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu Date: Nov 16, 2021 Link:… Read more »

Elle magazine says it will ban fur from its publications worldwide

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Description: Lifestyle and fashion magazine ELLE announced Thursday it is banning fur from all pages of its publications in a move to support animal welfare and reflect changing tastes. Source: NPR.org Date: Dec 02, 2021 Link: https://www.npr.org/2021/12/02/1061053897/elle-magazine-ban-fur-from-publications Questions for discussion: What are the implications of this decision and the publicity from it on the various industries and… Read more »

Mohamed El-Erian says the Fed’s inflation screwup will ‘go down in history’ — but he’s using these 3 stocks to take advantage

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Description: If a prominent economist is right, the Federal Reserve’s reaction to skyrocketing inflation is “going to go down in history as one of the worst inflation calls.” Source: Yahoo.Finance.com Date: Nov 25, 2021 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/mohamed-el-erian-says-feds-223000705.html Questions for discussion: What are the arguments over the Fed’s decisions? What do you think about the understanding and… Read more »

‘It’s like Gamestop’: Mortgage expert on risk of housing correction

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Description: Prices in red-hot Canadian housing markets could be at risk of a “significant” correction amid extreme valuation and policy uncertainty heading into the new year, according to one of the country’s best known mortgage experts. ​Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Nov 25, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/it-s-like-gamestop-mortgage-expert-on-risk-of-housing-correction-1.1687056 Questions for discussion: What is helping to inflate… Read more »

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 »

Bitcoin’s biggest upgrade in four years just happened – here’s what changes

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Description: The first bitcoin upgrade in four years has just gone live. It is a rare moment of consensus among stakeholders, and it’s a big deal for the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 14, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/14/bitcoin-taproot-upgrade-what-it-means-for-investors.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: Explain the upgrade and why it would contribute to… Read more »

Musk nears Tesla sale halfway point with US$8.8B disposed

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Description: Elon Musk sold Tesla Inc. stock for a seventh consecutive trading day, bringing him almost halfway to his promise to unload 10 per cent of his stake in the electric car-maker. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Nov 17, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/musk-nears-tesla-sale-halfway-point-with-us-8-8b-disposed-1.1682576 Questions for discussion: What is the story behind Musk’s decision to sell… Read more »

This 26-year-old Canadian CEO is taking his autonomous truck company public in US$5B deal

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Description: Alex Rodrigues knows all about automation. It’s a fascination that began back when he was a kid in suburban Alberta, building his own working robot in the seventh grade. ​Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Nov 01, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/this-26-year-old-canadian-ceo-is-taking-his-autonomous-truck-company-public-in-us-5b-deal-1.1680604 Questions for discussion: How will this technology change the transportation industry, from an operating… Read more »

Merck stock’s biggest selloff in nearly 17 years is cutting close to 60 points off the Dow’s price

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Description: Shares of Merck & Co. MRK,  tumbled 9.5% in midday trading Friday, putting them on track to suffer the biggest one-day drop since January 2005, after Pfizer Inc. PFE,  released data on a pill to treat COVID-19 that showed greater efficacy than Merck’s. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Nov 05, 2021 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/merck-stocks-biggest-selloff-in-nearly-17-years-is-cutting-close-to-60-points-off-the-dows-price-2021-11-05?mod=home-page Questions for discussion: What does the article say to… Read more »