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?

Wall Street Loves These Three Letters. The Rest of Us Should Be Wary.

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Description: The C.L.O., a cousin of the mortgage-related product that malfunctioned a decade ago, has become one of the hottest investments on Wall Street. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Oct 18, 2018 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/19/business/economy/clo-corporate-loans.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: Summarize what the article says about C.L.O. and the concerns investors should have? Do you share these concerns?

Lean into ‘volatility spikes’: Credit Suisse

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Description: Lean into ‘volatility spikes’: Credit Suisse Source: Finance.Yahoo.com – video report Date: Oct 12, 2018 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/video/lean-volatility-spikes-credit-suisse-143711471.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the arguments presented. Do you agree with these recommendations? What would you advise investors?

Warren Buffett on why interest rates matter so much for investing

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Description: Warren Buffett believes interest rates are critical in determining stock valuations. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 1,300 points in two days as investors worried about the negative effects from the rising interest rate environment. In a 2017 interview video clip found using CNBC’s Warren Buffett Archive, the investor explained why rates matter so much for investors. Source:… Read more »

Bond yields sink after consumer prices reading is lighter than expected, quelling inflation fears

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Description: Government debt yields sank Thursday after the Labor Department said consumer prices rose less than expected in September, calming inflation fears that sent the 10-year Treasury yield to its highest in seven years earlier this week. Source: CNBC.com Date: Oct 11, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/11/us-bonds-and-fixed-income-global-equity-markets-in-turmoil.html Questions for discussion: What happened in the bond market and why,… Read more »

Bond Slump Goes Global; Dollar Gains, Stocks Drop: Markets Wrap

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Description: A bond selloff that sent benchmark U.S. Treasury yields to the highest since 2011 spread into Asia and Europe on Thursday, spurring more gains for the dollar and triggering widespread declines in equities. Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Oct 03, 2018 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-03/treasuries-slide-asia-stocks-set-to-nudge-higher-markets-wrap Questions for discussion: Summarize and explain the movements in markets…. Read more »