Facebook is the worst of the Big Tech stocks

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Description: Can Mark Zuckerberg assure investors — and Congress — that Facebook is going to make some big changes? Wall Street has punished Facebook’s stock since the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. Facebook (FB) is down nearly 10% this year. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Apr 09, 2018 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/09/investing/facebook-stock-mark-zuckerberg-cambridge-analytica/index.html Questions for discussion: Do you agree with the… Read more »

A chart of technology stocks suggests they may collapse in a regulatory-driven sell-off similar to tobacco and banks

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Description: Washington’s increased scrutiny of technology giants could spell trouble for their stocks, if history is any guide. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Apr 09, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/09/bank-of-americas-hartnett-warns-tech-may-end-up-like-tobacco-banks.html Questions for discussion: What do the charts say about the effect of increased government regulations on stocks? What risk is there for tech stocks, in your… Read more »

It’s Time To Regulate Big Tech, Says VC Who Helped Create It

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Description: In his new book Unscaled, Hemant Taneja says the era of regulation-free growth is coming to an end, and entrepreneurs need to adapt. Source: FastCompany.com Date: Apr 07, 2018 Link: https://www.fastcompany.com/40554409/its-time-to-regulate-big-tech-says-vc-who-helped-create-it?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=4&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=04092018 Questions for discussion: Summarize the issues presented in this report that investors should be concerned with. What does this mean for growth projections of compamnies… Read more »

The case for big business in America

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Description: Big companies are under the microscope. A spate of mega mergers and the growing power of online giants like Amazon and Facebook have spurred calls for greater oversight of large corporations and stricter enforcement of antitrust rules. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Apr 07, 2018 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/07/news/economy/big-business-atkinson/index.html Questions for discussion: What are the basic arguments presented in… Read more »

Bourbon, America’s native spirit, is caught in the cross hairs of Trump’s trade war

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Description: America’s beloved liquid spirit is caught in the cross hairs of Washington and Beijing’s trade battle. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Apr 07, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/06/bourbon-americas-native-spirit-is-caught-in-the-cross-hairs-of-trumps-trade-war.html Questions for discussion: How have the threats over tarriffs and trade affected this industry? How should investors handle the stocks affected by the current climate? How might… Read more »

The Disappearing Doctor: How Mega-Mergers Are Changing the Business of Medical Care

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Description: Big corporations — giant retailers and health insurance companies — are teaming up to become your doctor. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Apr 07, 2018 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/07/health/health-care-mergers-doctors.html Questions for discussion: What is happening to the business of medical practice? Why is this happening? Is this a good thing, in your opinion? Should governments intervene?

Trump vs. Amazon: Let’s set the record straight

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Description: Enough. President Trump took aim at Amazon yet again. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Mar 29, 2018 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/29/technology/trump-tweets-about-amazon-taxes/index.html Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the attack against Amazon? How should investors deal with this environment?

Ignore Trump’s Amazon bashing and buy the stock on any weakness: Deutsche Bank

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Description: President Donald Trump may be “obsessed” with Amazon, but that doesn’t mean the company will face any meaningful action from the president, Deutsche Bank says. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 29, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/29/as-trump-takes-down-amazon-with-tweet-deutsche-bank-calls-presidents-bluff.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the analysis presented in this report and the reasons for buying the stock. Do… Read more »

The stock market is on the brink of an absolute breakdown

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Description: The Nasdaq on Tuesday nearly erased all of Monday’s powerful 3.3%, tech-driven rally Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Mar 27, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/dows-surge-belies-fact-that-stock-market-is-on-the-brink-of-an-absolute-breakdown-2018-03-26 Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the condition of stock markets? Do you agree with this assessment?

As bitcoin goes bust, one classic market signal is pointing to more pain

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Description: Bitcoin futures have entered into a contango market, suggesting further agony for the cryptocurrency. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 29, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/29/as-bitcoin-goes-bust-one-classic-market-signal-is-pointing-to-more-pain.html Questions for discussion: What is a contango market? Do you agree with the assement presented in this article?