Apple’s Journey to Becoming the First Trillion Dollar Company

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Description: It has some work to do. Source: Fortune.ca- video report Date: March 30 , 2017 Link: http://for.tn/2odQddI Questions for Discussions: What are the two ways Apple can continue to grow, according to the report? Who would you merge Apple with in order to continue the current growth rate? Do you think the firm can… Read more »

Eli Lilly loses NAFTA challenge brought against Canada

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Description: A NAFTA tribunal has refused to question Canadian judicial interpretations of domestic patent law. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Mar 27, 2017 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/legal-post/eli-lilly-loses-nafta-challenge-brought-against-canada Questions for discussion: Explain the decision? Why is it important to the investors?

Why Lower Oil Could Drive Gold Higher

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Description: With crude back on the move again, the stalled gold-to-crude ratio may be poised to resume the upward trend. Bloomberg Intelligence’s Mike McGlone has more on “Bloomberg Markets.” (Source: Bloomberg) Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Mar 20, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2017-03-20/why-lower-oil-could-drive-gold-higher-video Questions for Discussions: Explain the relationship between oil and gold, according to the… Read more »

Lithium is the latest hot metal commodity, but investor fever could be cooling

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Description: Lithium, the lightest metal on earth, has become such a heavyweight in commodities markets that it is increasingly being mentioned in the same sentence as rare earths or vanadium. It’s not a compliment. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Mar 17, 2017 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/news/mining/lithium-is-the-latest-hot-metal-commodity-but-investor-fever-could-be-cooling Questions for discussion: What does the report say to investors about the future… Read more »

Number of distressed U.S. retailers at highest level since Great Recession

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Description: Moody’s says 14% of its retail names are sitting at the lowest level of the credit-rating spectrum Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Feb 27, 2017 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/number-of-distressed-us-retailers-at-highest-level-since-great-recession-2017-02-27?siteid=nwtwk Questions for Discussions: Summarize the financial analysis of the industry as presented in the report. How should investors evaluate these stocks today? Do you foresee opportunities for mergers or… Read more »

What Lyft’s Funding, and Uber’s Struggles, Mean for the Sharing Economy

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Description: Ride-hailing service Lyft is seeking $500 million in funding, which would value the company between $6 billion and $7 billion, Reuters reports. By comparison, its biggest competitor Uber is valued at about $70 billion. Source: eMarketer.com Date: Feb 23, 2017 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/Article/What-Lyfts-Funding-Ubers-Struggles-Mean-Sharing-Economy/1015361?ecid=NL1001 Questions for Discussions: What does the report suggest about the growth prospects… Read more »

Warren Buffett’s ‘bottom line’ in letter to Berkshire Hathaway: Don’t waste money on investment fees

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Description: OMAHA, Neb. — Billionaire Warren Buffett used his much anticipated annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders to reiterate his wariness of high Wall Street fees and his positive outlook for the U.S. economy. Source: NationalPost.com Date: Feb 25, 2017 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/investing/global-investor/warren-buffetts-bottom-line-in-annual-letter-to-berkshire-hathaway-dont-waste-money-on-investment-fees Questions for discussion: What is the basis for Buffett’s advice? What would happen… Read more »