Inflation is here. It’s ugly. It stings. But it could make you money

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Description: Funny (or sad, depending on how you look at it) short story from this past week that will inspire you to (hopefully) scrutinize your portfolio as we head into 2022. Source: Yahoo.Finance – video report Date: Oct 11, 2021 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/inflation-is-here-its-ugly-it-stings-but-it-could-make-you-money-morning-brief-091043620.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the analysis presented in this report. How does inflation… Read more »

A Nobel Prize for a revolution in economics

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Description: Sure, winning the Nobel Prize in economics may be one of the crowning achievements of David Card’s storied career. Source: NPR.org Date: Oct 12, 2021 Link: https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2021/10/12/1045152279/a-nobel-prize-for-a-revolution-in-economics Questions for discussion: What is the essence of the revolution, as explained in this report? What are some other tests you would want to see carried out… Read more »

Southwest Airlines reduces cancellations after chaos sparked traveler outrage

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Description: Southwest Airlines canceled 87 flights, or 2% of its schedule, on Tuesday, a sign the carrier is stabilizing its operation after chaos over the weekend disrupted the travel plans of tens of thousands of customers. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Oct 12, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/12/southwest-airlines-reduces-cancellations-after-mass-cancellations-from-staffing-shortage.html Questions for discussion: What happened at the airline to… Read more »

Dorel selling bicycle business for US$810M; shares soar

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Description: Dorel Industries Inc. is selling its sports division to Dutch transportation conglomerate Pon Holdings B.V. for US$810 million as the Montreal-based company looks to reduce its debt load. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Oct 12, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/dorel-selling-bicycle-business-for-us-810m-shares-soar-1.1665168 Questions for discussion: Explain why this sale by the firm makes sense as a defensive… Read more »

Americans’ Trust in Media Dips to Second Lowest on Record

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Description: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans’ trust in the media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly has edged down four percentage points since last year to 36%, making this year’s reading the second lowest in Gallup’s trend. Source: Gallup.com Date: Oct 07, 2021 Link: https://news.gallup.com/poll/355526/americans-trust-media-dips-second-lowest-record.aspx Questions for discussion: Summarize and explain the concerns with… Read more »

Methane from cow burps and farts is a big contributor to climate change — feeding them seaweed may help

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Description: Methane is a major contributor to global heating, and cows produce a lot of it. There may, however, be a way to reduce all that gas: seaweed. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Oct 12, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/12/seaweed-could-help-cow-farts-contribute-less-to-climate-change.html Questions for discussion: What are the possible business opportunities related to this research? How can Maine… Read more »

Nvidia Stock: Is It Time to Buy the Dip?

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Description: Nvidia stock is down 15% from the highs. Should investors buy the dip or wait for a deeper decline? Let’s look at the chart. Source: The Street.com – video report Date: Oct 6, 2021 Link: https://www.thestreet.com/investing/how-to-trade-nvidia-stock-after-decline-october-2021 Questions for discussion: Summarize the analysis presented in this report. Do you agree?

Blackstone’s Jon Gray Says It’s a Good Time to Sell Assets

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Description: (Bloomberg) — Blackstone Inc. President Jon Gray said his $684 billion investment firm has been selling assets to take advantage of liquid markets. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com/Bloomberg.com Date: Oct 04, 2021 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/blackstone-jon-gray-says-good-161656006.html Questions for discussion: What is Jon Gray doing with assets and why? Do you agree with this line of thinking? What would you… Read more »

Senators demand Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg answer questions after whistleblower’s revelations at hearing

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Description: As senators absorbed Tuesday’s testimony from the Facebook whistleblower, who leaked the company’s internal research to reporters, they demanded to hear from the person in charge. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Oct 05, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/05/congress-demands-mark-zuckerberg-answer-questions-at-haugen-hearing.html Questions for discussion: Should investors be concerned with this news story? How do you think it will affect the… Read more »

COVID-19 variants pose risk to Air Canada’s stock: analyst

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Description: Air Canada’s stock (AC.TO) has been on a run since hitting pandemic lows last year, up nearly 96 per cent since March 2020 as of Tuesday, but one analyst says the Delta variant poses heightened risk to the airline’s recovery. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Oct 05, 2021 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/covid-19-variants-pose-risk-to-air-canadas-stock-analyst-173501182.html Questions for discussion:… Read more »