Bill Gross: This is why bonds are selling off

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Description:  Investors are still grappling with some whiplash caused by a bond sell off Wednesday, which saw the biggest one-day climb in two years for the 30-year U.S. Treasury yield. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Oct 04, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/bill-gross-this-is-why-bonds-are-selling-off-2018-10-04 Questions for discussion: What does Bill Gross have to say about the cause of the bond sell… Read more »

Opinion: Two ways to view Amazon’s $15 wage: a cynical move or as a surprising way to cut costs

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Description: Amazon.com recently announced that it would be raising its entry wage to $15 an hour and would lobby for a higher minimum wage at federal, state and municipal governments. Other companies have announced similar moves in recent months, including Walmart, which bumped its starting wages to $10 an hour. These are interesting developments that merit a… Read more »

Tesla stock could fall more than 20 percent if Elon Musk ousted…

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Description: Toni Sacconaghi, senior analyst at Bernstein, discusses the impact that the securities fraud charges against Tesla CEO Elon Musk can have on the company. Tesla stock could fall more than 20 percent if Elon Musk ousted following securities fraud charges, analyst says from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 28, 2018 Link:… Read more »

Tesla could be in serious trouble if Musk were out

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Description: Shares of Tesla (TSLA) tumbled Friday, extending losses after Thursday’s news that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a lawsuit accusing Tesla CEO Elon Musk of defrauding investors when he tweeted last month that he was considering taking the company private. Source: YahooFinance.com – video report Date: Sep 21, 2018 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tesla-shares-plummeting-following-sec-lawsuit-122749623.html Questions for discussion:… Read more »

IGC, New Age Beverage stocks rocket to lead cannabis sector rally amid CBD beverage boom

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Description:  Shares of India Globalization Capital Inc. rocketed Friday to a more-than seven year high, to pace broad gains in the marijuana sector, investors rushed to take part in the CBD-infused drinks market. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Sep 28, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/igc-stock-rockets-to-lead-cannabis-sector-rally-amid-cbd-beverage-boom-2018-09-28 Questions for discussion: Explain the price changes taking place in the stocks mentioned in… Read more »

The ‘great bull’ market is dead, says BofA analyst

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Description: Bank of America’s Michael Harnett writes that slowing growth, rising interest rates and too much debt killed the rally. The market that takes its place will feature lower returns in assets that suffered during the recovery. That means shifting focus to pharmaceutical companies and tech disruptors. The ‘great bull’ market is dead, says BofA… Read more »

Risk factors involving pot stock IPOs

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Description: CNBC’s Leslie Picker discusses some of the morning’s most provocative headlines. Risk factors involving pot stock IPOs from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 21, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/09/21/risk-factors-involving-pot-stock-ipos.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points presented in this report. What would you advise investors?

Workers Overdose on the Job, and Employers Struggle to Respond

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Description: As the opioid epidemic continues to rage across the country, with a record 72,000 drug overdose deaths estimated in 2017, the fallout is increasingly manifesting itself at construction sites, factories, warehouses, offices and other workplaces. A stunning 70 percent of employers reported that their businesses had been affected by prescription drug abuse, including absenteeism, positive drug… Read more »

Opinion: The new ‘Tilray’ marijuana stock is here — this is how to set up the trade

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Description:  There are rumors that Coca-Cola may buy Denver’s New Age Beverages Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Sep 21, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-new-tilray-stock-is-here-this-is-how-to-set-up-the-trade-2018-09-21 Questions for discussion: What does this report suggest to investors interested in investing in this sector? How significant would a favorable decision by Coca-Cola  be to the stocks involved?

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 »