Dr. Doom’s Latest Warning Should Not Go Unheeded

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Description: Dr. Doom is back—and age has done nothing to soften his views. Source: Barrons.com Date: Oct 18, 2018 Link: https://www.barrons.com/articles/dr-dooms-henry-kaufman-1539822343?mod=mktw Questions for discussion: What is Henry Kaufman’s warning to investors? Do you agree with his assessments?

Lean into ‘volatility spikes’: Credit Suisse

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Description: Lean into ‘volatility spikes’: Credit Suisse Source: Finance.Yahoo.com – video report Date: Oct 12, 2018 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/video/lean-volatility-spikes-credit-suisse-143711471.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the arguments presented. Do you agree with these recommendations? What would you advise investors?

This sell-off was long overdue and is likely not the end of the bull market

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Description:  If the market always speaks a message, then Wednesday’s 800-point tumble in the Dow Industrials and 3.2 percent break in the S&P 500 can be considered the market shouting for attention. Source: CNBC.com Date: Oct 11, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/11/this-sell-off-was-long-overdue-and-is-likely-not-the-end-of-the-bull-market.html Questions for discussion: How does the report explain the sudden sell-off? Do you agree with the assessment?… Read more »

Warren Buffett on why interest rates matter so much for investing

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Description: Warren Buffett believes interest rates are critical in determining stock valuations. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 1,300 points in two days as investors worried about the negative effects from the rising interest rate environment. In a 2017 interview video clip found using CNBC’s Warren Buffett Archive, the investor explained why rates matter so much for investors. Source:… Read more »

Bond yields sink after consumer prices reading is lighter than expected, quelling inflation fears

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Description: Government debt yields sank Thursday after the Labor Department said consumer prices rose less than expected in September, calming inflation fears that sent the 10-year Treasury yield to its highest in seven years earlier this week. Source: CNBC.com Date: Oct 11, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/11/us-bonds-and-fixed-income-global-equity-markets-in-turmoil.html Questions for discussion: What happened in the bond market and why,… Read more »

Bond Slump Goes Global; Dollar Gains, Stocks Drop: Markets Wrap

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Description: A bond selloff that sent benchmark U.S. Treasury yields to the highest since 2011 spread into Asia and Europe on Thursday, spurring more gains for the dollar and triggering widespread declines in equities. Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Oct 03, 2018 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-03/treasuries-slide-asia-stocks-set-to-nudge-higher-markets-wrap Questions for discussion: Summarize and explain the movements in markets…. Read more »

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 »