Description: Apple is set to open its first physical stores in India next week, highlighting the country’s importance to the U.S. tech firm’s future in iPhone sales and manufacturing. The Cupertino giant will open a store in Mumbai on Apr. 18 and in the Indian capital Delhi on Apr. 20. Source: CNBC.com Date: Apr 11, 2023… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Market Analysis
Description: However, history shows crowded position are a reliable counter-indicator. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Apr 11, 2023 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/bets-against-u-s-stocks-swell-to-highest-level-since-2011-history-shows-thats-actually-good-news-for-markets-9f6237e6?mod=home-page Questions for discussion: Summarize what the report says about market indicators. Do you agree with the interpretation? Why do you suppose investors have taken these positions?
Description: The chief executive officer of Tilray Brands Inc. said the acquisition of competitor Hexo Corp. will help position his company to lead Canada’s cannabis industry. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Apr 11, 2023 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/tilray-ceo-says-hexo-purchase-will-help-grow-canadian-cannabis-industry-1.1906454 Questions for discussion: Summarize the analysis presented in the report? Should investors be excited by the merger? Would… Read more »
Description: During a recent LinkedIn Live event, a panel of Wharton experts noted that the fallout from Silicon Valley Bank’s failure will likely be contained within the commercial real estate sector. Much, however, depends on the Fed’s rate moves, they said. Source: knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu Date: Apr 04, 2023 Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/fallout-from-the-banking-crisis-whats-ahead/?utm_campaign=KatW2023&utm_medium=email&utm_source=kw_campaign_monitor&utm_term=4-5-23&utm_content=Fallout_from_the_Banking_Crisis:_What’s_Ahead Questions for discussion: Summarize the main… Read more »
Description: Turns out, the biggest short in the banking industry anywhere in the world isn’t in Switzerland or Silicon Valley, but rather, in the relatively tame financial centre of Canada. In recent weeks, short sellers have upped their bearish bets against Toronto-Dominion Bank, and now have roughly US$3.7 billion on the line vis-à-vis Canada’s second-largest… Read more »
Description: A new paper co-authored by Wharton’s Nikolai Roussanov uses machine learning to construct investment portfolios that ensure predictability of returns in a world of changing risks. Source: knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu Date: Mar 28, 2023 Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/win-the-race-for-higher-risk-adjusted-stock-returns/ Questions for discussion: Summarize the argument presented in this report. Why is it so controversial? How should investors use this… Read more »
Description: The Canadian government will allow Rogers Communications Inc. to acquire rival Shaw Communications Inc., ending a two-year odyssey to seal one of the biggest corporate takeovers in the country’s history. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Mar 31, 2023 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/rogers-shaw-deal-approved-by-canada-s-industry-minister-1.1903059 Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points presented in the report about the… Read more »
Description: Nobody seems to have any clue at this point about the degree of the damage already done in the current banking crisis or whether there are more shoes to drop. The knock-on effects from Silicon Valley Bank to First Republic Bank are now obvious, but the investor fear, whether rational or not, is spreading. Source: Financialpost.com… Read more »
Description: Officials mull risks of more rate increases Source: Reuters.com/MSN.com Date: Mar 20, 2023 Link: https://www.msn.com/en-ca/money/topstories/did-svb-break-the-fed-officials-mull-risks-of-more-rate-increases/ar-AA18Qn7N?ocid=msedgntphdr&cvid=32e68863ada24b5caa9cd4271e7953f4&ei=62 Questions for discussion: Summarize the debates presented in this article. What do you think will happen? What should investors do in the meantime, in your opinion?
Description: Turmoil at select U.S. and European banks over the last month has prompted worries about the health of the global financial sector and has driven down bank stocks as spooked investors watched the situation play out. Despite banking worries, experts told BNN Bloomberg that the period of panic rattling the market contains some promising investment opportunities in bank… Read more »