Lawmakers pummel Zuckerberg but don’t have a clue how to regulate cryptocurrency

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Description: The rapid pace of technological change provides a breathtaking opportunity to challenge and change the world. We are moving toward a technology space that is swift, connected and digitized. This will not only reshape industries but also the regulatory frameworks around them. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Oct 25, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/24/digital-currency-helps-the-1point7b-underbanked-and-money-launderers-too.html Questions… Read more »

The economy could shock all the bears in 2020

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Description: Sometimes being contrarian in markets pays off handsomely. And that appears to be the line of thinking at the world’s largest asset manager BlackRock as the calendar gets ready to turn to 2020. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Oct 17, 2019 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-economy-could-shock-all-the-bears-in-2020-194835472.html Questions for discussion: What does Mike Pyle say is happening… Read more »

The world economy’s strange new rules

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Description: How economies work has changed radically. So must economic policy Source: Economist.com Date: Oct 10, 2019 Link: https://www.economist.com/leaders/2019/10/10/the-world-economys-strange-new-rules Questions for discussion: Summarize the highlights discussed in this article. How do you think the restructuring process will play out?

President Trump and Federal Reserve chief Powell may join forces to send stocks skyrocketing

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Description: President Trump has consistently, vocally trashed the monetary policy work done by his handpicked Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell. Powell has taken it in stride, at least out in public settings. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Oct 11, 2019 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/trump-and-federal-reserve-chair-jerome-powell-may-join-forces-to-send-stocks-skyrocketing-164032925.html Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the reasons for… Read more »

Trade War Is Bleeding Into Enterprise Software — NetApp, Cisco, HPQ Downgraded

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Description: Here’s the significance of an enterprise software industry downgrade some may overlook Source: TheStreet.com – video report Date: Oct 10, 2019 Link: https://www.thestreet.com/video/trade-is-war-bleeding-into-enterprise-software-netapp-cisco-hpq-downgraded-15122738 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the effect the trade war is having on enterprise software firms? How should investors respond?

Now Is a Really Good Time to Get Into Munis, Neuberger’s Iselin Says

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Description: James Iselin, Neuberger Berman Group managing director, discusses the outlook for the municipal bond market with Bloomberg’s Taylor Riggs on “Bloomberg Markets.” Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Oct 02, 2019 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMB2GUenlfk Questions for discussion: What does the report say about getting into municipal bonds today? Do you agree with the assessments and… Read more »

Apple Stock Is Rising After Reports Suggest the New iPhone Isn’t a Dud After All

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Description: Apple’s bet on a more affordable iPhone model might be paying off after Nikkei reported that the company is increasing production by as much as 10%. That news has helped push Apple stock higher in premarket trading. Source: Barrons.com Date: Oct 04, 2019 Link: https://www.barrons.com/articles/apple-stock-rises-on-reports-of-increased-iphone-production-51570191033?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo Questions for discussion: What does the article say about Apple and its… Read more »

As Trans Mountain flies under the election radar, a missed opportunity

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Description: Despite the controversy over the federally-owned Trans Mountain expansion project in the last few years, the pipeline has largely been flying under the radar in this election campaign. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Oct 04, 2019 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/as-trans-mountain-flies-under-the-election-radar-a-missed-opportunity-1.1326709 Questions for discussion: Summarize the status of the pipeline deal. What do you think will… Read more »

Opinion: This explosive discovery about stock and bond returns will shake your views on investing

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Description: Stocks and bonds produce similar results over the really long-term, new research shows Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Sep 27, 2019 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-explosive-discovery-about-stock-and-bond-returns-will-shake-your-views-on-investing-2019-09-27?mod=mw_theo_homepage Questions for discussion: What does the research say about risk and investments in stocks and bonds? What would you advise investors at this time?

Scandal-plagued Wells Fargo names BNY Mellon’s Charles Scharf as CEO

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Description: Wells Fargo named Charles Scharf, chairman and CEO of Bank of New York Mellon, as its new chief executive officer and president on Friday, effective Oct. 21. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 27, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/27/wells-fargo-names-bny-mellons-charles-scharf-as-ceo.html Questions for discussion: What are the problems facing the bank and its new CEO? Do you think Charles… Read more »