How to survive the worst bear market of all time

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Description: In Tom Wolfe’s famous essay about the 1970s, “The Me Decade,” he wrote about how Americans had abandoned communal thinking in favour of personal wealth. “They took their money and ran,” he wrote. In fact, there wasn’t much money to take. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Sep 24, 2022 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/how-to-survive-the-worst-bear-market-of-all-time-120034754.html Questions for… Read more »

How Banks Crowd Out Commercial Lending During Real Estate Booms

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Description: Banks love housing booms because they offer attractive returns on investment. But they also get preoccupied with real estate during those boom times at the cost of lending to other parts of the economy, according to research by Wharton finance professor Itay Goldstein, Miami Business School finance professor Indraneel Chakraborty, and Virginia Tech professor Andrew MacKinlay. Source:… Read more »

ESG without returns is ‘simply not sustainable,’ says investor Lauren Taylor Wolfe

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Description: ESG and sustainable investing generally have come under fire recently, with critics pointing to a lack of transparency and differing definitions sparking confusion around what investors are actually buying. Source: CNBC.com Date: Sep 28, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/28/esg-without-returns-is-simply-not-sustainable-says-investor-lauren-taylor-wolfe.html Questions for discussion: What is ESG? Why is it a factor for some investors and not others,… Read more »

LNG Canada CEO says case for doubling export capacity ‘very strong’

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Description: Massive export terminal under construction in Kitimat B.C. on track for first deliveries by middle of decade ​Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Sep 29, 2022 Link: https://financialpost.com/commodities/energy/oil-gas/lng-canada-kitimat-export-liquefied-natural-gas Questions for discussion: What does the article say about the future of the industry? Do you agree with this analysis and projection for the future? What would you advise… Read more »

McDonald’s will have adult Happy Meals this October

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Description: For a limited time only, Happy Meals aren’t just for kids. McDonald’s teamed up with the fashion streetwear brand Cactus Plant Flea Market to release an adult meal box, complete with a classic character toy. Source: NPR.org Date: Sep 29, 2022 Link: https://www.npr.org/2022/09/29/1125809528/mcdonalds-adult-happy-meals-october Questions for discussion: What do you think about this promotional effort?… Read more »

How one of America’s last piano manufacturers stays alive

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Description: Piano-building was once one of the country’s largest industries. Today, only two companies remain in business. Source: TheHustle.co Date: Sep 29, 2022 Link: https://link.thehustle.co/view/61200bfe5acd1b72de2e7829hcmwm.d74a/f28d4c31 Questions for discussion: Summarize the history of the industry. How has the customer changed over time? Who are the competitors today? Is there a way to rejuvenate the industry? What… Read more »

Mohammed El Erian on how policymakers can avoid stagflation

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Description: When Federal Reserve officials called inflation ‘transitory’ (or temporary) in 2021, Mohamed El-Erian warned investors that the data didn’t back up their claims. Source: YahooFinance.com – video report Date: Sep 20, 2022 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/mohammed-el-erian-policymakers-avoid-110000027.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the analysis presented by Mohamed El-Erian, his advice to governments and his predictions. Do you you agree with… Read more »

Roku Stock is Down but Not Out

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Description: To say streaming platform and hardware provider Roku (NASDAQ: ROKU) stock is having a bad year down (69%) would be an understatement. Source: Entrepreneur.com Date: Sep 21, 2022 Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/finance/roku-stock-is-down-but-not-out/435715 Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the reasons for Roku’s stock valuation and prospects for recovery? Do you agree with this… Read more »

Cash-Strapped Consumers Seek Simple Pleasures

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Description: With inflation continuing to hover near 40-year highs, consumers seek out savings wherever they can find them — except for one surprising segment. Source: MediaPost.com Date: Sep 15, 2022 Link: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/377781/cash-strapped-consumers-seek-simple-pleasures.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=readmore&utm_campaign=127642&hashid=sEI_WGOFRPC9S2yOZBKY8g Questions for discussion: How have consumers reacted to inflation, according to the article? How have marketers succeeded in this pricing environment? What else… Read more »