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 »
Posts Categorized: Governments & Regulators
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 »
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 »
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 »
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?
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?
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 »
Description: SAN FRANCISCO — Most big banks have tried to stay far away from the scandal-tainted virtual currency Bitcoin. But Goldman Sachs, perhaps the most storied name in finance, is bucking the risks and moving ahead with plans to set up what appears to be the first Bitcoin trading operation at a Wall Street bank…. Read more »
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®ion=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?
Description: WASHINGTON — Time Warner’s chief executive, Jeffrey Bewkes, vigorously defended his company’s $85.4 billion merger with AT&T on Wednesday, saying the deal was necessary to confront “tectonic changes” in entertainment caused by internet competitors like Netflix and Amazon. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Apr 19, 2018 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/18/business/time-warner-att-merger.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business®ion=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=6&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: What are the arguments in… Read more »