Dodd-Frank is a disaster and won’t protect us from the next crisis, says…

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Description: Dan Gallagher, former SEC commissioner and now Mylan N.V. chief legal officer, discusses his views on banking regulations in the wake of the financial crisis. Dodd-Frank is a disaster and won’t protect us from the next crisis, says former SEC commissioner from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 04, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/09/11/dodd-frank-is-a-disaster-and-wont-protect-us-from-the-next-crisis-says-former-sec-commissioner.html… Read more »

The Day Lehman Collapsed

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Description: Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy on Sept. 15, 2008, jolting the firm’s 28,000 employees. A decade later, former employees remember the collapse and reflect on what it meant for them. Source: MarketWatch.com – video report Date: Sep 13, 2018 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/video/the-day-lehman-collapsed/64E50022-BC37-4E27-BAEF-FBBDD7786EBC.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points presented in this report. Are you… Read more »

One of Wall Street’s biggest bulls sees raging market in 2019

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Description: Credit Suisse’s Jonathan Golub breaks from the street and issues the first major S&P 500 forecast for 2019. One of Wall Street’s biggest bulls sees raging market in 2019 from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 04, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/09/05/one-of-wall-streets-biggest-bulls-sees-raging-market-in-2019.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points presented in this report suggesting… Read more »

Elon Musk’s high and Tesla’s low: Stock and bonds tumble on CEO’s latest shenanigans

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Description: Musk caused a stir by appearing to smoke a joint during an interview, while company’s accounting head has quit after a month Source: MarketWatch.com – video report Date: Sep 07, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/elon-musks-high-and-teslas-low-stock-and-bonds-tumble-on-ceos-latest-shenanigans-2018-09-07 Questions for discussion: Do you think Elon Musk is losing managerial control of Tesla? How do you think  stockholders would react… Read more »

The Stock Market’s Record Bull Run Could End Soon. Here’s How

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Description: The S&P 500 Index closed the week at an all-time high, capping what by some measurements say is the longest bull market since World War II. And with a growing economy and rising earnings at many corporations, the mood in the stock market is bright enough to keep stock prices rising further. Source: Fortune.com – video report… Read more »

August was supposed to be a miserable month for stocks—but so far, gains have punished bears

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Description: However, the divergence between U.S. stock performance—up $1.9 trillion in 2018—and foreign markets may make investors uneasy Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Aug 26, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-divergence-between-us-stock-performanceup-19-trillion-in-2018and-foreign-markets-may-make-investors-uneasy-2018-08-25 Questions for discussion: Explain the reason for concern, as argued in this report. Do you agree with this risk assessment?

Trump Asks the SEC to Consider Ending Quarterly Earnings Reports

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Description: President Trump tweeted on Friday that switching to a six-month reporting system could help U.S. businesses. Source: INC.com Date: Aug 16, 2018 Link: https://www.inc.com/guadalupe-gonzalez/donald-trump-asks-sec-study-quarterly-earnings-reports-every-six-months.html?cid=hmside1 Questions for discussion: What are the pros and cons related to this decision? How would this change affect investors, companies and the markets, in your opinion?

Sprint and T-Mobile Have a $27 Billion Problem to Solve

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Description: To get their merger past regulators, they have to show that consumers would be better off with three big carriers rather than four. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: May 03, 2018 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-03/sprint-and-t-mobile-have-a-27-billion-problem-to-solve Questions for discussion: What are the issues that complicate this merger? What are the pros and cons? Do you think it will be… Read more »

Grumpy Investors Can’t Find Anything to Look Forward To

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Description: The stock market is forward-looking. That’s a problem when there’s not much to look forward to. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Apr 25, 2018 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/24/business/stock-markets-inflation-earnings.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=7&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: What are the concerns facing investors, according to the report? Do you think investors are losing confidence in further market appreciation?