Indiegogo’s Difficult Path to Offering Equity Crowdfunding

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Description: Indiegogo founder Slava Rubin discusses how Indiegogo’s equity crowdfunding service has been performing since its launch in 2016. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Aug 15, 2017 Link: http://for.tn/2uUo1g6 Questions for discussion: What makes this investing platform different? Who are the target customers, in your opinion? How would you assess the risks for investors?

Explaining the Swings in Bitcoin’s Price

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Description: It’s been surging since the start of 2017. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Aug 17, 2017 Link: http://for.tn/2wTqtoB Questions for discussion: How is the basis of trading value of Bitcoin similar to but different from a typical stock, gold, or the US dollar? How would you characterize the risks to an investor?

Netflix Looks Like a Loser. But Here’s Why It’s Probably a Winner

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Description: Netflix Looks Like a Loser. But Here’s Why It’s Probably a Winner Source: Fortune.com Date: Aug 15, 2017 Link: http://fortune.com/2017/08/15/netflix-looks-like-loser-feels-like-winner/ Questions for discussion: Why does Netflix worry some investors? What are the reasons presented for optimism? What do you see in the firm’s future?

The World’s Biggest Tech Companies Are No Longer Just American

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Description: HONG KONG — The technology world’s $400 billion-and-up club — long a group of exclusively American names like Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon — needs to make room for two Chinese members. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Aug 17, 2017 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/17/business/dealbook/alibaba-sales-revenue-first-quarter-profit.html?ref=dealbook Questions for discussion: What does the report say about competition in this industry and how… Read more »

David Einhorn on GM Value, Tesla Profit, Apple

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Description: David Einhorn, president at Greenlight Capital, explains what he aims to accomplish in his proxy battle with General Motors Co. and discusses Tesla Inc.’s inability to produce a profit and a big similarity he sees between GM and Apple Inc. He speaks with Bloomberg’s David Westin on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas.” (Source: Bloomberg) Source: Bloomberg.com… Read more »

Opinion Journal: The Paris Climate Con

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Description: Business World Columnist Holman Jenkins Jr. on why the pact is mainly about subsidies, not environmental progress. Photo credit: Getty Images. Source: MarketWatch.com – video report Date: June 01, 2017 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/video/opinion-journal-the-paris-climate-con/AF124BBD-86EB-40A7-A6D5-185AB8F6CC03.html Questions for discussion: What does Holman Jenkins Jr. say about the agreement? Do you think the decision to withdraw reduces the influence or… Read more »

Andrew Left Says BlackBerry Stock Could Double in 2 Years

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Description: Andrew Left, Citron Research founder, explains why he thinks BlackBerry Ltd. shares could double in the next two years. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Vonnie Quinn on “Bloomberg Markets.” (Source: Bloomberg) Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: June 01, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2017-06-01/why-andrew-left-says-blackberry-shares-could-double-video Questions for discussion: Why does Andrew Left believe BlackBerry is worth more and… Read more »

How a short-seller may have caused an accidental sell-off for two Canadian companies

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Description: Shares of two Canadian companies were taken on a dramatic ride Wednesday in what appears to have been a mistaken reaction to a social media posting from a U.S. short-seller. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: May 31, 2017 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/news/fp-street/element-fleet-says-unaware-of-reason-as-stock-plunges-38 Questions for discussion: Explain what happened to the stock value? Is there any way to mitigate… Read more »

How Brooklinen Went From Kickstarter to $20M in Sales

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Description: How Brooklinen Went From Kickstarter to $20M in Sales Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: May 23, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2017-05-23/brooklinen-s-rise-from-kickstarter-to-20m-in-sales-video Questions for discussion: Describe the financing strategies used by management from start-up to the current level of sales. Do you think the company made any errors in judgement or should consider other methods to… Read more »