Here’s Why Momentum Investors Will Love Apple (AAPL)

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Description: Momentum investing revolves around the idea of following a stock’s recent trend in either direction. In the ‘long’ context, investors will be essentially be “buying high, but hoping to sell even higher.” With this methodology, taking advantage of trends in a stock’s price is key; once a stock establishes a course, it is more… Read more »

Thomas George discusses Nemaska Lithium versus Lithium Americas

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Description: Thomas George, president of Grizzle, discusses Nemaska Lithium versus Lithium Americas. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Jan 09, 2020 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/investing/video/thomas-george-discusses-nemaska-lithium-versus-lithium-americas~1339075 Questions for discussion: What does Thomas George say is the reason for poor financial performances in the industry? How should investors deal with this information?

Monetary policy will not be enough to fight the next recession

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Description: The biggest challenge economists face today is how to deal with downturns. America’s expansion is the longest on record; a slowdown at some point is inevitable. The fear is that central banks will not have enough tools to fight the next recession. Source: Economist.com Date: Jan 09, 2020 Link: https://www.economist.com/leaders/2020/01/11/monetary-policy-will-not-be-enough-to-fight-the-next-recession?cid1=cust/dailypicks1/n/bl/n/2020019n/owned/n/n/dailypicks1/n/n/NA/375620/n Questions for discussion: Summarize the… Read more »

‘Damning’ Boeing messages reveal efforts to manipulate regulators of 737 Max

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Description: Boeing employees boasted about bullying regulators to approve the now-grounded 737 Max without requiring pilots to undergo simulator training while others raised safety concerns and complained about lax standards, according to a trove of internal documents the company released on Thursday. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 10, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/09/boeing-releases-communications-on-737-max-simulators-it-calls-completely-unacceptable.html Questions for discussion:… Read more »

A revival is under way in the chip business

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Description: The high-tech industry is as cyclical as any commodity Source: Economist.com Date: Jan 11, 2020 Link: https://www.economist.com/business/2020/01/11/a-revival-is-under-way-in-the-chip-business?cid1=cust/ednew/n/bl/n/2020/01/9n/owned/n/n/nwl/n/n/NA/375381/n Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points made about the industry in the report. What does the report suggest about the near future for the industry?

Stock market bubble is forming and a 50% plunge is inevitable: strategist

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Description: One can’t help but to think the “everything rally” that is engulfing Wall Street right now is a classic asset bubble just waiting to explode sometime in 2020. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Dec 26, 2019 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/stock-market-bubble-is-forming-and-a-50-plunge-is-inevitable-strategist-164718742.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the analysis and recommendations presented. Do you agree? What is meant by… Read more »

Here’s how a bull market scrambled seasonal trends in 2019

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Description: It has been a year for celebration on Wall Street, with the S&P 500 rising nearly 30%, but investors relying on seasonal trends probably found themselves frustrated as the market defied traditional patterns. Source: CNBC.com Date: Dec 29, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/27/heres-how-a-bull-market-scrambled-seasonal-trends-in-2019.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: How did the 2019 monthly stock market behavior compare to historical averages?… Read more »

Disney accounted for nearly 40% of the 2019 US box office

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Description: 2019 has been Disney’s year at the box office. The company had six movies surpass the $1 billion mark — has a likely seventh on the way — and has grossed more than $10 billion at the global box office. In the U.S., Disney-produced films tallied more than $3.72 billion at the box office, beating the… Read more »

The decade’s top TSX stock returned more than 4,000% — and it wasn’t the only one

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Description: List includes tech companies, an airline giant, dollar stores and a label maker Source: FinancialPost.com – video report Date: Dec 31, 2019 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/investing/the-tsxs-top-10-performing-stocks-of-the-decade-some-boasting-4000-plus-returns Questions for discussion: Explain why these Canadian firms outperformed the index as a whole? What lessons are there for investors?

The battery decade: How energy storage could revolutionize industries in the next 10 years

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Description: What a difference a decade can make. In 2010, batteries powered our phones and computers. By the end of the decade, they are starting to power our cars and houses too. Source:CNBC.com – video report Date: Dec 30, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/30/battery-developments-in-the-last-decade-created-a-seismic-shift-that-will-play-out-in-the-next-10-years.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: How is battery technology disrupting industries and changing many of… Read more »