Ford ‘could become the second largest EV manufacturer globally’: Analyst

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Description: CFRA Research Senior Equity Analyst Garrett Nelson speaks with Yahoo Finance about how traditional automakers and new startups are vying for share in the global electric vehicle market. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Dec 03, 2021 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/video/ford-could-become-second-largest-210834617.html?contentType=VIDEO Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points related to Ford’s stock valuation and future direction…. Read more »

The Breakup of GE and J&J: The End of the Conglomerate?

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Description: Breaking up isn’t hard to do in a bullish market. General Electric’s announcement last week that it will split into three separate companies was quickly followed by similar news from Johnson & Johnson, which detailed plans to separate its consumer products business from its pharmaceutical and medical device operations. Source: knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu Date: Nov 16, 2021 Link:… Read more »

Big Six go six-for-six as BMO hikes dividend and plans buyback

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Description: Bank of Montreal has made it a clean sweep for Canada’s Big Six lenders in dishing out dividend hikes and share buybacks. Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Dec 03, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/big-six-go-six-for-six-as-bmo-hikes-dividend-and-plans-buyback-1.1690652 Questions for discussion: How have Canadian bank shares performed, according to the report? What explains the overall performance? What would you… Read more »

Mohamed El-Erian says the Fed’s inflation screwup will ‘go down in history’ — but he’s using these 3 stocks to take advantage

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Description: If a prominent economist is right, the Federal Reserve’s reaction to skyrocketing inflation is “going to go down in history as one of the worst inflation calls.” Source: Yahoo.Finance.com Date: Nov 25, 2021 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/mohamed-el-erian-says-feds-223000705.html Questions for discussion: What are the arguments over the Fed’s decisions? What do you think about the understanding and… Read more »

Investors Hung Their Hats on Peloton and Zoom Last Year. What Now?

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Description: Some “stay-at-home” stocks that were pandemic-era darlings have experienced brutal sell-offs. ​Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 17, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/17/business/peloton-zoom-stock.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the price movements of these so-called stay-at-home stocks. What would you advise investors at this time – buy, sell or hold? Explain your reasoning. ​

Nvidia data center sales grew 55% on demand for artificial intelligence chips

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Description: Nvidia stock rose more than 5% in extended trading after it reported earnings on Wednesday for its third fiscal quarter that beat expectations for both earnings and sales. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 17, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/17/nvidia-nvda-earnings-q3-2022.html Questions for discussion: Explain Nvidia’s financial success? How should investors evaluate the stock going forward? Is… Read more »

‘It’s like Gamestop’: Mortgage expert on risk of housing correction

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Description: Prices in red-hot Canadian housing markets could be at risk of a “significant” correction amid extreme valuation and policy uncertainty heading into the new year, according to one of the country’s best known mortgage experts. ​Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Nov 25, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/it-s-like-gamestop-mortgage-expert-on-risk-of-housing-correction-1.1687056 Questions for discussion: What is helping to inflate… Read more »

This Government Bond is Earning 7.12% Annually Right Now! | I Bonds Explained

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This 12:10 seconds YouTube video talks about the features of an I Bond and how an investor can successfully add it to their financial portfolio. It gives students further options discussed in LO # 7.3 in the Grable text   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaK4Ik6Umxw   Multiple Choice Questions What is a hurdle rate when it comes to holding… Read more »

How to Compare Auto Insurance to Find Your Best Policy

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This article gives the reader a basic primer on how to compare auto insurance policies from different providers. It also gives a method to develop your own scorecard for getting the best buy for the money.   https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-compare-insurance-companies-527074 Questions for Discussion Why is it important to find out about the financial strength of insurance companies… Read more »