News Hub: Are Stocks Finally Cheap

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Description:  Paul Vigna discusses sentiment that says the market is cheap relative to fundamentals like earnings and feelings that the outlook is still too risky. Source:  Marketwatch.com – video report   Date: 07/06/2010 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/news-hub-are-stocks-finally-cheap/5332ACC8-5C89-4293-97C0-4001EDB3C307 Questions for discussion:  Summarize the major points presented in this reports. Do you think stocks are ‘cheap’? What would you… Read more »

AM Report: Stocks Poised to Extend Selloff

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Description:  Stock futures in the U.S. moved lower as investors awaited key manufacturing data after a similar gauge from China disappointed. Mark Hulbert, David Weidner and Paul Vigna discuss. Also, Scott McCartney discusses why airlines are finally refurbishing their coach cabins after years of delays. Source:  Marketwatch.com – video report   Date: 07/01/2010 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/am-report-stocks-poised-to-extend-selloff/549BA8C3-C41E-4855-844C-383BEA2C0CED… Read more »

7 Reasons the S&P 500 Should Hit 1500

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Description:  Despite a sea of pessimism, Wealth Adviser columnist James Altucher tells Dow Jones Newswires’ Veronica Dagher seven reasons the S&P 500 should hit 1500 and why investors should be optimistic. Source:  Marketwatch.com – video report   Date: 07/02/2010 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/7-reasons-the-sp-500-should-hit-1500/415ADC1B-4D66-461F-9F20-CA597CE4165C Questions for discussion: Summarize the reasons given for optimism? Do you agree with this… Read more »

A Market Forecast That Says ‘Take Cover’

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Description: WITH the stock market lurching again, plenty of investors are nervous, and some are downright bearish. Then there’s Robert Prechter, the market forecaster and social theorist, who is in another league entirely. Source: NYTimes.com   Date: 07/02/2010 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/04/your-money/04stra.html?ref=business Questions for discussion: What do think of Elliott Wave Theory as a predictive tool? Summarize… Read more »

Markets Hub: How Low Can Yields Fall?

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Description:  In the wake of the Federal Reserve offering a subdued assessment of the economy and signaling it’s set to keep interest rates low, Treasury yields are testing record levels. The downturn in yields is happening even in the absence of the kind of panic that’s pushed yields to historic lows in the past. The… Read more »

Dividends Are Rising. Will Stocks Follow?

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Description: THE headlines about stock dividends have been remarkably bleak. Source: NYTimes.com   Date: 06/25/2010 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/27/business/27fund.html?ref=business Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points made in this article. What do you think will happen to stock prices over the next 12 months? How do dividend payouts influence investor thinking?

News Hub: Do Index Funds Help Diversify?

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Description:  Although diversification remains a sound idea, market cap-based indexes have the perverse effect of diminishing diversification. Michael Casey explains what you can do. Source:  Marketwatch.com – video report   Date: 06/16/2010 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/news-hub-do-index-funds-help-diversify/EA723B82-4976-41B5-9578-22F0ADAF8E49 Questions for discussion: Summarize the issues related to index investing.  Do you agree with the analysis presented by the commentators? What… Read more »

This Week In Mutual Funds: Bonds May Come Unglued

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Description: More than a few experts are convinced that massive U.S. government spending will ultimately wreak havoc with the bond market, as both the country and companies are forced to pay higher borrowing costs to satisfy creditors. Money & Investing editor Jonathan Burton reports. Source: Marketwatch.com ╨ video report Date: 06/11/2010 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/this-week-in-mutual-funds-bonds-may-come-unglued/FB20089B-0046-4818-BE91-BD13A0C21BD6 Questions for… Read more »

Investor Attitudes in Today’s Market

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Description: Alyssa Moeder, a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch, talks to Barron’s Associate Editor Matt Barthel about how investor attitudes today have changed and how she addresses their needs and concerns. Source: Marketwatch.com ╨ video report Date: 06/05/2010 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/investor-attitudes-in-today-market/A2BAF27E-A132-4AE8-BAB1-339217104E34 Questions for discussion: Summarize the changes in attitude that are discussed in this report. Do… Read more »

Revolution Investing: Don’t Panic

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Description:  The time to get fearful is when other people are greedy, and people are not greedy right now, according to Fox Business anchor Cody Willard, who advises taking the other side of the prevalent, extreme emotions particularly in technology. Source:  Marketwatch.com – video report   Date: 05/25/2010 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/revolution-investing-dont-panic/31940285-9DF8-431B-9510-4A8E4FCBF9A3 Questions for discussion: Summarize the… Read more »