7 key reasons the ‘bottom is falling out’ of oil prices on Black Friday

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Description: WTI falls by 7.7% to settle Friday trade at its lowest since Oct. 9, 2017 Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Nov 23, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/6-key-reasons-the-bottom-is-falling-out-of-oil-prices-on-black-friday-2018-11-23 Questions for discussion: Do you agree with the assessment and the reasons given in this report? What should investors do?

Hedge fund titan Ray Dalio says the world is counting on stocks going up and that will mean trouble in a bear market

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Description: Hedge fund magnate Ray Dalio warned investors on Thursday the next bear market could be very painful since most are not prepared for it. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 15, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/15/hedge-fund-king-ray-dalio-says-the-world-is-long-stocks-and-that-will-mean-trouble-in-a-bear-market.html Questions for discussion: Explain the concerns expressed by Ray Dalio in the interview. Do you think he is overly concerned about… Read more »

Buffett’s big bank bet explained using a simple measure of stock market value

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Description: Everyone is concerned about an overvalued stock market. And they should be. You don’t reach a full decade of a bull run without asking the reasonable question about stock values. A simple explanation that Warren Buffett once gave for knowing when the market is overvalued doesn’t present a full-throated endorsement of market bargains being… Read more »

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 »