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 »

Risk factors involving pot stock IPOs

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Description: CNBC’s Leslie Picker discusses some of the morning’s most provocative headlines. Risk factors involving pot stock IPOs from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Sep 21, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/09/21/risk-factors-involving-pot-stock-ipos.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points presented in this report. What would you advise investors?

Opinion: The new ‘Tilray’ marijuana stock is here — this is how to set up the trade

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Description:  There are rumors that Coca-Cola may buy Denver’s New Age Beverages Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Sep 21, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-new-tilray-stock-is-here-this-is-how-to-set-up-the-trade-2018-09-21 Questions for discussion: What does this report suggest to investors interested in investing in this sector? How significant would a favorable decision by Coca-Cola  be to the stocks involved?

A Silicon Valley VC Pioneer Ponders a Smaller-Is-Better Future

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Description: Kleiner Perkins is in crisis with star partner Mary Meeker leaving. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Sep 20, 2018 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-20/a-silicon-valley-vc-pioneer-ponders-a-smaller-is-better-future?srnd=businessweek-v2 Questions for discussion: What did you learn about the synergy between partners in VC firms? How would you describe the investing strategy of Mary Meeker in comparison to the management of the firm she is… 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 »

The Day Lehman Collapsed

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Description: Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy on Sept. 15, 2008, jolting the firm’s 28,000 employees. A decade later, former employees remember the collapse and reflect on what it meant for them. Source: MarketWatch.com – video report Date: Sep 13, 2018 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/video/the-day-lehman-collapsed/64E50022-BC37-4E27-BAEF-FBBDD7786EBC.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points presented in this report. Are you… Read more »

Exclusive: Campbell Soup steps up CEO search, COO a contender – sources

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Description: (Reuters) – Campbell Soup Co’s board is drawing up a list of CEO candidates, with Chief Operating Officer Luca Mignini emerging as the top internal contender, as the company seeks to fend off a proxy challenge from Daniel Loeb’s hedge fund, Third Point LLC, people familiar with the matter said. Source: Yahoo.com – Reuters… 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?

Opinion: Sell Tesla and buy GM — seriously

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Description: Tesla often fails to deliver on its promises, and there’s no momentum in the stock Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Sep 13, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/sell-tesla-and-buy-gm-seriously-2018-09-12 Questions for discussion: What is the analysis and basis for this recommendation? 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 »