This 23-year-old is the only full-time female trader at the New York Stock Exchange

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Description:  Lauren Simmons is both the youngest and only female stock broker currently working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. This 23-year-old is the only full-time female trader at the New York Stock Exchange from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 01, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/06/13/lauren-simmons-is-the-only-full-time-female-trader-at-the-nyse.html Questions for discussion: Why do… Read more »

Apple Will Stop Reporting iPhone Unit Sales; Forecast Underwhelms

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Description:  Apple Inc. gave an underwhelming forecast for the key holiday period suggesting weaker-than-expected demand for pricier new iPhones. The company further stoked concerns by saying it will stop reporting unit sales of its most-important product. Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Nov 01, 2018 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-01/apple-holiday-forecast-misses-analysts-estimates-shares-fall Questions for discussion: Why did Apple share value fall?… Read more »

Start-Ups Ask, ‘Are We Making Money for Saudi Arabia?’

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Description: SAN FRANCISCO — When John Vrionis and Jyoti Bansal set out to raise money this year for their first venture capital fund, Unusual Ventures, industry peers advised them to go after the easy money — sovereign wealth funds like those managed by Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi, which have become major investors in Silicon… Read more »

Here’s what triggered the Sears death spiral into bankruptcy

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Description: Can’t blame suppliers for wanting to get paid ASAP from a dying Sears Holdings Corp. Source: Finance.Yahoo.com – video report Date: Oct 18, 2018 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/heres-triggered-sears-death-spiral-bankruptcy-193728587.html Questions for discussion: Why did Sears fail? How much blame rests with the management of Eddy Lampert and his hedge-fund takeover?

7 Things Warren Buffett Says About the Stock Market

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Description: Berkshire Hathaway (ticker: BRK.A, BRK.B) CEO and legendary investor Warren Buffetthas always been generous in sharing his time and his investing philosophy. Source: Finance.Yahoo.com Date: Oct 12, 2018 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/7-things-warren-buffett-says-stock-market-174444524.html Questions for discussion: Summarize Warren Buffett’s current thinking about investing in the stock market? Which item in this report do you think is most important for investors… Read more »

The real reason why Amazon is raising the minimum wage

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Description: Amazon, the second largest private employer in the U.S., is raising the minimum wage for its full-time and temporary workers to $15 per hour. Source: Finance.Yahoo.com – video report Date: Sep 26, 2018 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/real-reason-amazon-raising-minimum-wage-170807455.html Questions for discussion: What are the possible reasons for Amazon’s pay raise, according to the report? What do you… Read more »

Opinion: Two ways to view Amazon’s $15 wage: a cynical move or as a surprising way to cut costs

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Description: Amazon.com recently announced that it would be raising its entry wage to $15 an hour and would lobby for a higher minimum wage at federal, state and municipal governments. Other companies have announced similar moves in recent months, including Walmart, which bumped its starting wages to $10 an hour. These are interesting developments that merit a… Read more »

Apple Salesforce deal is so big, you should have to pay more for both…

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Description: CNBC’s ‘Squawk on the Street’ team discusses Apple’s new partnership with Salesforce to start developing technology such as voicing software together. Apple Salesforce deal is so big, you should have to pay more for both stocks, says Jim Cramer from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 23, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/09/24/jim-cramer-apple-is-integral-to-salesforce-package-and-vice-versa.html Questions for… Read more »

Tesla stock could fall more than 20 percent if Elon Musk ousted…

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Description: Toni Sacconaghi, senior analyst at Bernstein, discusses the impact that the securities fraud charges against Tesla CEO Elon Musk can have on the company. Tesla stock could fall more than 20 percent if Elon Musk ousted following securities fraud charges, analyst says from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 28, 2018 Link:… Read more »

Tesla could be in serious trouble if Musk were out

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Description: Shares of Tesla (TSLA) tumbled Friday, extending losses after Thursday’s news that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a lawsuit accusing Tesla CEO Elon Musk of defrauding investors when he tweeted last month that he was considering taking the company private. Source: YahooFinance.com – video report Date: Sep 21, 2018 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tesla-shares-plummeting-following-sec-lawsuit-122749623.html Questions for discussion:… Read more »