Stocks surge to best post-midterm rally in more than 30 years

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Description: Stocks soared as the results of the US midterm elections panned out as anticipated, with Democrats winning back control of the House of Representatives and Republicans retaining the Senate. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Nov 07, 2018 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/stocks-jump-election-results-meet-expectations-143701038.html Questions for discussion: Explain the dramatic jump in stocks after the elections. Do you… Read more »

Now, the Markets Can Worry About Other Things. Here’s a List.

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Description: So much for the midterms. Now the markets can start obsessing about gridlock, impeachment and the 2020 election. And they can resume worrying about bread-and-butter issues like corporate earnings, interest rates and the threat of rising tariffs and recession. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 09, 2018 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/09/business/stock-market-midterms-congress.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=9&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: Summarize the concerns investors… Read more »

Ed Yardeni is feeling déjà vu about this market sell-off — here’s what he…

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Description: Ed Yardeni, president of Yardeni Research, makes sense of the market’s volatility, discusses rates and much more in this one-on-one interview with Mike Santoli. Ed Yardeni is feeling déjà vu about this market sell-off — here’s what he sees next from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Oct 26, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/10/26/ed-yardeni-feeling-deja-vu-about-market-sell-off.html Questions… Read more »

Warning from Jack Ma – the global economy in a ‘state of turmoil’

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Description: In a Chinese Politburo meeting, officials say downward pressure on the economy is continuing. Yahoo Finance’s Seana Smith, Adam Shapiro, Andy Serwer and Mike Murphy of Rosehill Capital discuss. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Nov 01, 2018 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/video/warning-jack-ma-global-economy-170146340.html?soc_src=hl-viewer&soc_trk=ma Questions for discussion: Why would a trade war between the U.S. and China induce… Read more »

Start-Ups Ask, ‘Are We Making Money for Saudi Arabia?’

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Description: SAN FRANCISCO — When John Vrionis and Jyoti Bansal set out to raise money this year for their first venture capital fund, Unusual Ventures, industry peers advised them to go after the easy money — sovereign wealth funds like those managed by Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi, which have become major investors in Silicon… Read more »

Market’s down another 608 points, so what should investors do now?

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Description:  Tony Dwyer, Canaccord Genuity; Tim Seymour, Seymour Asset Management; Karen Finerman, Metropolitan Capital; and Michael Farr of Farr, Miller and Washington, discuss what investors should do following another big drop in the market. With CNBC’s Melissa Lee. Market’s down another 608 points, so what should investors do now? from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video… Read more »

U.S. in a ‘hell of a mess in every direction’: Volcker

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Description: Former Fed Chair Paul Volcker says there’s a basic lack of respect for government institutions and described Washington as a ‘swamp’ run by plutocrats, in an interview with The New York Times’ and Squawk Box co-anchor Andrew Ross Sorkin. U.S. in a ‘hell of a mess in every direction’: Volcker from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com… Read more »

Why Has the Stock Market Been Dropping? The Expansion Heads Toward a New Phase

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Description: It’s a less bullish time for investors, but mostly good for workers and the economy. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Oct 25, 2018 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/25/upshot/why-has-the-stock-market-been-dropping-the-expansion-heads-for-a-new-phase.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=4&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: Summarize what the article says about the state of the stock market. What would you advise investors do at this time?

Opinion: The stock market is overdue for a one-day 5% or 10% plunge

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Description: Friday is the anniversary of the 1987 stock-market crash, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 22.6% Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Oct 19, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-stock-market-is-overdue-for-a-one-day-5-or-10-plunge-2018-10-18 Questions for discussion: Summarize the analysis presented in this report. How much weight do you think investors should put into it? How can investors mitigate the… Read more »

Dr. Doom’s Latest Warning Should Not Go Unheeded

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Description: Dr. Doom is back—and age has done nothing to soften his views. Source: Barrons.com Date: Oct 18, 2018 Link: https://www.barrons.com/articles/dr-dooms-henry-kaufman-1539822343?mod=mktw Questions for discussion: What is Henry Kaufman’s warning to investors? Do you agree with his assessments?