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 »

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?