Stocks surge to best post-midterm rally in more than 30 years

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Description: Stocks soared as the results of the US midterm elections panned out as anticipated, with Democrats winning back control of the House of Representatives and Republicans retaining the Senate. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Nov 07, 2018 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/stocks-jump-election-results-meet-expectations-143701038.html Questions for discussion: Explain the dramatic jump in stocks after the elections. Do you… Read more »

Warning from Jack Ma – the global economy in a ‘state of turmoil’

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Description: In a Chinese Politburo meeting, officials say downward pressure on the economy is continuing. Yahoo Finance’s Seana Smith, Adam Shapiro, Andy Serwer and Mike Murphy of Rosehill Capital discuss. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Nov 01, 2018 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/video/warning-jack-ma-global-economy-170146340.html?soc_src=hl-viewer&soc_trk=ma Questions for discussion: Why would a trade war between the U.S. and China induce… Read more »

Bottom fishers, these stocks are within 5% of their 52-week lows

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Description: An October beating hurt many stocks Source: MarketWatch.com – video report Date: Nov 01, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/bottom-fishers-these-stocks-are-within-5-of-their-52-week-lows-2018-11-01 Questions for discussion: What explains the recent declines in these stocks? Why should their present prices interest investors?

Market’s down another 608 points, so what should investors do now?

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Description:  Tony Dwyer, Canaccord Genuity; Tim Seymour, Seymour Asset Management; Karen Finerman, Metropolitan Capital; and Michael Farr of Farr, Miller and Washington, discuss what investors should do following another big drop in the market. With CNBC’s Melissa Lee. Market’s down another 608 points, so what should investors do now? from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video… Read more »

U.S. in a ‘hell of a mess in every direction’: Volcker

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Description: Former Fed Chair Paul Volcker says there’s a basic lack of respect for government institutions and described Washington as a ‘swamp’ run by plutocrats, in an interview with The New York Times’ and Squawk Box co-anchor Andrew Ross Sorkin. U.S. in a ‘hell of a mess in every direction’: Volcker from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com… Read more »

Why Has the Stock Market Been Dropping? The Expansion Heads Toward a New Phase

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Description: It’s a less bullish time for investors, but mostly good for workers and the economy. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Oct 25, 2018 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/25/upshot/why-has-the-stock-market-been-dropping-the-expansion-heads-for-a-new-phase.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=4&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: Summarize what the article says about the state of the stock market. What would you advise investors do at this time?

Opinion: The stock market is overdue for a one-day 5% or 10% plunge

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Description: Friday is the anniversary of the 1987 stock-market crash, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 22.6% Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Oct 19, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-stock-market-is-overdue-for-a-one-day-5-or-10-plunge-2018-10-18 Questions for discussion: Summarize the analysis presented in this report. How much weight do you think investors should put into it? How can investors mitigate the… Read more »

Dr. Doom’s Latest Warning Should Not Go Unheeded

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Description: Dr. Doom is back—and age has done nothing to soften his views. Source: Barrons.com Date: Oct 18, 2018 Link: https://www.barrons.com/articles/dr-dooms-henry-kaufman-1539822343?mod=mktw Questions for discussion: What is Henry Kaufman’s warning to investors? Do you agree with his assessments?

Lean into ‘volatility spikes’: Credit Suisse

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Description: Lean into ‘volatility spikes’: Credit Suisse Source: Finance.Yahoo.com – video report Date: Oct 12, 2018 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/video/lean-volatility-spikes-credit-suisse-143711471.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the arguments presented. Do you agree with these recommendations? What would you advise investors?

This sell-off was long overdue and is likely not the end of the bull market

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Description:  If the market always speaks a message, then Wednesday’s 800-point tumble in the Dow Industrials and 3.2 percent break in the S&P 500 can be considered the market shouting for attention. Source: CNBC.com Date: Oct 11, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/11/this-sell-off-was-long-overdue-and-is-likely-not-the-end-of-the-bull-market.html Questions for discussion: How does the report explain the sudden sell-off? Do you agree with the assessment?… Read more »