The ‘great bull’ market is dead, says BofA analyst

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Description: Bank of America’s Michael Harnett writes that slowing growth, rising interest rates and too much debt killed the rally. The market that takes its place will feature lower returns in assets that suffered during the recovery. That means shifting focus to pharmaceutical companies and tech disruptors. The ‘great bull’ market is dead, says BofA… Read more »

Dodd-Frank is a disaster and won’t protect us from the next crisis, says…

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Description: Dan Gallagher, former SEC commissioner and now Mylan N.V. chief legal officer, discusses his views on banking regulations in the wake of the financial crisis. Dodd-Frank is a disaster and won’t protect us from the next crisis, says former SEC commissioner from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 04, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/09/11/dodd-frank-is-a-disaster-and-wont-protect-us-from-the-next-crisis-says-former-sec-commissioner.html… Read more »

We’re Living in What May Be the Most Boring Bull Market Ever

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Description:  In an age of index funds and private companies, even a boom can feel blah. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Sep 13, 2018 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-13/we-re-living-in-what-may-be-the-most-boring-bull-market-ever?srnd=businessweek-v2 Questions for discussion: What is the basis for calling this market “boring”? Do you agree with this assessment?

One of Wall Street’s biggest bulls sees raging market in 2019

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Description: Credit Suisse’s Jonathan Golub breaks from the street and issues the first major S&P 500 forecast for 2019. One of Wall Street’s biggest bulls sees raging market in 2019 from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 04, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/09/05/one-of-wall-streets-biggest-bulls-sees-raging-market-in-2019.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points presented in this report suggesting… Read more »

After Amazon cracks $2,000 for the first time, trader sees bigger…

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Description: Todd Gordon, founder of TradingAnalysis.com, breaks down on a trade on Amazon shares after the stock breaks the $2,000 mark. After Amazon cracks $2,000 for the first time, trader sees bigger breakout ahead from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Aug 29, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/08/30/after-amazon-cracks-2000-bigger-breakout-ahead.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points presented… Read more »

There are ‘four horsemen of the apocalypse’ that could kill this market… 

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Description: Terri Spath, Sierra Investment Management chief investment officer, and Gabriela Santos, J.P. Morgan Funds global market strategist, discuss their market outlooks right here. There are ‘four horsemen of the apocalypse’ that could kill this market, says expert from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Aug 30, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/08/30/there-are-four-horsemen-of-the-apocalypse-that-could-kill-this-market-says-expert.html Questions for discussion: What… Read more »

The last time Wall Street’s ‘fear index’ and stocks traded this closely it didn’t end well

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Description: The relationship between VIX and the stock indices looked a lot like this just before February unraveling Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Sep 01, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-last-time-wall-streets-fear-index-and-stocks-traded-this-closely-it-didnt-end-well-2018-08-31 Questions for discussion: Summarize the concerns. Do you agree with the assessment?

The Stock Market’s Record Bull Run Could End Soon. Here’s How

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Description: The S&P 500 Index closed the week at an all-time high, capping what by some measurements say is the longest bull market since World War II. And with a growing economy and rising earnings at many corporations, the mood in the stock market is bright enough to keep stock prices rising further. Source: Fortune.com – video report… Read more »

August was supposed to be a miserable month for stocks—but so far, gains have punished bears

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Description: However, the divergence between U.S. stock performance—up $1.9 trillion in 2018—and foreign markets may make investors uneasy Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Aug 26, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-divergence-between-us-stock-performanceup-19-trillion-in-2018and-foreign-markets-may-make-investors-uneasy-2018-08-25 Questions for discussion: Explain the reason for concern, as argued in this report. Do you agree with this risk assessment?

‘Dr. Copper’ signalling ailments in global economy, says pro

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Description: Jeffrey Sherman, DoubleLine Capital deputy chief investment officer, discusses how contagion from Turkey’s financial crisis and trade tensions are impacting commodities. ‘Dr. Copper’ signalling ailments in global economy, says pro from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Aug 15, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/08/16/copper-ailments-global-economy-pro.html Questions for discussion: Why would copper and other commodities signal global… Read more »