Description: The future of the auto industry isn’t horsepower or style when it comes to autonomous vehicles and ride-hailing services. It’s a box. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 23, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/23/debut-of-gms-cruise-origin-shows-the-future-of-ride-hailing-autonomous-vehicles-is-a-box.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the projected future for this industry, as described in the report. Create a more detailed business plan… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Growth & Valuation
Description: How companies like Google and IBM plan to profit from quantum computing Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 23, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/01/17/how-quantum-computing-works-google-ibm-dwave-amazon.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the key ideas and issues facing the firms involved in the quantum computing environment. What are some of the applications and opportunities, according to the report?
Description: Oppenheimer just became Wall Street’s biggest bull on Tesla. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 13, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/13/tesla-shares-jump-after-oppenheimer-raises-price-target-to-612-highest-on-wall-street.html Questions for discussion: What is the basis for the bullishness? Do you agree with this assessment?
Description: Elon Musk’s electric automaker Tesla on Wednesday once again reclaimed its title as Wall Street’s most-shorted stock. That was, at least, until Apple stole it back. Source: CNBC.com Date: Jan 13, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/16/apple-tesla-in-flux-as-most-shorted-stock-in-us-stock-market.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: How do hedge funds strategize investments? What are they doing now? How should investors interpret this information?
Description: The private equity CEO with a fearsome reputation skates on the edges of other people’s catastrophes and manages to walk away richer. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Jan 16, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2020-01-16/nobody-makes-money-like-apollo-s-ruthless-founder-leon-black?srnd=businessweek-v2 Questions for discussion: Summarize the highlights in this report. What should financial managers take away form this report?
Description: Stock buybacks are better from a tax perspective than dividends Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Jan 13, 2020 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/apple-shareholders-should-be-thankful-the-company-isnt-handing-them-more-cash-2020-01-13?mod=home-page Questions for discussion: Summarize the highlights in this report. Do you agree with the assessments and advice to investors?
Description: Concerns about how big technology companies are finding ways to get between the lender and customers Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Jan 17, 2020 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/technology/rbc-files-purchase-prediction-patent-as-big-tech-continues-to-encroach-on-bankings-turf Questions for discussion: What is RBC getting involved with and how will this relate to banking services? Do you think this makes sense for the bank?
Description: For six years, between 2011 and 2017, Lululemon Athletica Inc.’s stock looked as if it was tapped out. The yogawear company was already an incredible success for investors, who backed it from its US$14 IPO in 2007, but further growth was a concern. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Jan 16, 2020 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/investing/lululemon-used-to-be-a-niche-player-now-some-think-it-could-be-the-next-nike Questions for discussion:… Read more »
Description: Momentum investing revolves around the idea of following a stock’s recent trend in either direction. In the ‘long’ context, investors will be essentially be “buying high, but hoping to sell even higher.” With this methodology, taking advantage of trends in a stock’s price is key; once a stock establishes a course, it is more… Read more »
Description: Thomas George, president of Grizzle, discusses Nemaska Lithium versus Lithium Americas. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Jan 09, 2020 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/investing/video/thomas-george-discusses-nemaska-lithium-versus-lithium-americas~1339075 Questions for discussion: What does Thomas George say is the reason for poor financial performances in the industry? How should investors deal with this information?