Hedge fund legend Paul Tudor Jones says this chart is ‘terrifying’ and should freak out the Fed

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Description: Paul Tudor Jones is a reclusive hedge fund legend who never talks to the press. Source: CNBC.com Date: April 21, 2017 Link: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/21/hedge-fund-legend-paul-tudor-jones-says-this-chart-is-terrifying-and-should-freak-out-the-fed.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the analysis presented in the report. How much influence do you think Paul Tudor Jones has over investor’s perceptions of risk?

Voya Financial CEO Gives Us His Best Financial Advise

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Description: We sat down with Voya Financial CEO Rodney Martin to get the advice he gives his customers about investing long term. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: April 14, 2017 Link: http://for.tn/2nNgsbE Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points made by Rodney Martin. Which do think is most important to investors today?

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 »

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 »

Loonie is 10% cheaper versus the U.S. dollar: BMO’s Jack Ablin

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Description: Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank, joins BNN’s Catherine Murray for a look at why he believes Canada’s loonie still has plenty of room to run up and his latest views on the market. Source: BNN.ca- video report Date: March 17 , 2017 Link: http://www.bnn.ca/video/loonie-is-10-cheaper-versus-the-u-s-dollar-bmo-s-jack-ablin~1080904 Questions for Discussions: What is Jack… Read more »

Why the stock market shouldn’t be spooked by quadruple witching

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Description: The average S&P 500 absolute return for quad witching days is in line with your average Friday Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Mar 17, 2017 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/does-quadruple-witching-day-still-spook-the-stock-market-2017-03-17 Questions for Discussions: Explain the issues and concerns presented in the aricle? What do you make of this discussion?

Valeant Slumps After Longtime Backer Ackman Exits With a Loss

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Description: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. stock slumped after Bill Ackman, once its biggest champion, exited the struggling drugmaker at a loss. Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Mar 14, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-14/valeant-slumps-after-long-time-backer-ackman-exits-with-a-loss Questions for Discussions: Explain the reasons for the sudden stock plunge? What is the financial situation at the firm today? How should invesdtors… Read more »

The No. 1 stock of the bull market… and 39 others that soared 1,000%

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Description: The No. 1 stock of the bull market… and 39 others that soared 1,000% Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Mar 11, 2017 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/these-stocks-have-soared-over-1000-in-the-bull-market-2017-03-10 Questions for Discussions: Explain the make-up of these top performers? Which of these do you think will continue to perform well over the next year?

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 »