Facebook Stock Sits on Key Support – Here’s the Trade

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Description: Facebook stock is sitting on a critical level of support. Should it fail, it could usher in lower prices. If it holds, here’s what bulls will need to see next. Source: TheStreet.com – video report Date: Sep 18, 2020 Link: https://www.thestreet.com/investing/trading-facebook-fb-stock-pullback Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the technical side of… Read more »

Yes, It’s a Stock Market Bubble. That Doesn’t Mean Trouble for Investors Just Yet.

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Description: Every stock market bubble begins with a story, and make no mistake—this is a stock market bubble. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Sep 12, 2020 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/articles/the-market-is-a-bubble-but-that-doesnt-mean-troubleyet-51599862332?mod=home-page Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the current state of the market? Do you agree with this assessment and advice? What should investors do with this information,… Read more »

Why the stock market and the economy actually aren’t disconnected

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Description: What’s up with this crazy stock market anyway? Apple, Tesla, Zoom and their ilk have been going nuts, driving the Nasdaq and S&P 500 to record highs—and greatly enriching the billionaire class—(only to drop precipitously late this week.) All this while the economy is in recession and millions are unemployed—some even unable to put food… Read more »

The stock market shakeout is likely not over yet, even with Friday’s comeback

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Description: The tech wreck is probably not over, despite Friday’s market comeback. Analysts expect the shakeout in stocks to continue after the long Labor Day weekend, especially in technology names and the Nasdaq, areas of the market that notched the sharpest gains. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 04, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/04/the-stock-market-shakeout-is-likely-not-over-yet-even-with-fridays-comeback.html Questions for discussion: What… Read more »

Why the TSX is heading to an all-time high of 18,200 by year-end: BMO’s Brian Belski

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Description: Brian Belski, Chief Investment Strategist at BMO Capital Markets, speaks with Financial Post’s Larysa Harapyn about what might affect stock prices and why the TSX is headed to an all-time high by year-end. Source: FinancialPost.com – video report Date: Sep 02, 2020 Link: https://youtu.be/z7cLq6Hwd24 Questions for discussion: Summarize the highlights presented in this interview… Read more »

Founder of world’s largest hedge fund doubles down on ‘cash is trash’ argument, warning of debt-fueled inflation

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Description: Ray Dalio says government spending will soon erode the value of the U.S. dollar Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Apr 09, 2020 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/founder-of-worlds-largest-hedge-fund-doubles-down-on-cash-is-trash-argument-warning-of-debt-fueled-inflation-2020-04-08?mod=home-page Questions for discussion: What is the inflation scenario painted by Ray Dalio? Do think this is likely? What should investors do if they agree with this scenario?

El-Erian foresees more volatility but finds Monday’s rally on medical news encouraging

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Description: Economist Mohamed El-Erian said he finds Monday’s rally in stock futures encouraging because the optimism is fueled by positive developments around the coronavirus. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Apr 06, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/06/coronavirus-el-erian-encouraged-by-mondays-rally-on-medical-news.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the key recommendations made by El-Erian. Do you agree with this line of thinking or the criticism… Read more »

Market bottom or ‘very tough times ahead’? Here’s what one chart watcher is keeping his eye on

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Description: Commodities index ‘will go miles and miles’ toward telling us if we are headed for tough times, says Kimble Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Apr 04, 2020 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/market-bottom-or-very-tough-times-ahead-heres-what-one-chart-watcher-is-keeping-his-eye-on-2020-04-03?mod=home-page Questions for discussion: What is the indicator and what is the basis of this analysis? Do you agree with the interpretation of this indicator, as suggested in… Read more »

‘Once in a decade’ opportunity: Financial experts’ advice for investing in the market downturn

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Description: The coronavirus pandemic has thrown global markets into turmoil, causing double-digit daily swings and making it difficult to find a safe store for your money. Source: CNBC.com Date: Apr 01, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/01/investing-advice-where-to-find-investment-opportunities-in-a-downturn.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: Summarize the key recommendations made in this article. Do you agree with this line of thinking?

Cash crunch and layoffs: Inside small businesses’ fight for survival

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Description: It’s been a tough month for Canada’s small businesses. A significant part of Canada’s economic engine, many small businesses across the country have laid off staff as COVID-19 threatens to close their doors permanently. To avoid this, Ottawa has announced a ?wage subsidy program for companies, charities and non-profits to help cover three-quarters of employees’ salaries… Read more »