The U.S. Tried to Build a New Fleet of Ventilators. The Mission Failed.

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Description: As the coronavirus spreads, the collapse of the project helps explain America’s acute shortage. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Mar 29, 2020 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/business/coronavirus-us-ventilator-shortage.html Questions for discussion: What does the article say is the primary reason for the failure to produce an inexpensive ventilator? Could this issue have been avoided if multiple governments around the world… Read more »

COVID-19 Will Turbocharge Legal Industry Transformation

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Description: The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is attacking the health, financial welfare, social order and political stability of nations across the globe. At a time when millions are fighting to survive illness, financial hardship, political upheaval, and other existential threats, it is difficult to look beyond the moment. The scourge of COVID-19 will pass. When, at what… Read more »

Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke sees ‘very sharp’ recession, followed by ‘fairly quick’ rebound

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Description: Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sounded an optimistic tone on the longer-term state of the economy, predicting in a CNBC interview Wednesday that while the U.S. is facing an acute recession, it shouldn’t last. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 25, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/25/former-fed-chairman-ben-bernanke-sees-very-sharp-recession-followed-by-fairly-quick-rebound.html Questions for discussion: What does Ben Bernanke say is happening… Read more »

As Dow wipes out over 3 years of stock-market gains, here’s a warning about calling the bottom

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Description: How much worse can it get? That’s a question many investors are undoubtedly asking themselves after a week of historic volatility that saw stocks suffer another pummeling and drove the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its lowest close since December 2016 as the global COVID-19 pandemic promises to push the world into recession. Source: MarketWatch.com Date:… Read more »

ARK Invest CEO Cathie Wood talks her market outlook and what’s next for Tesla

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Description: ARK Invest CEO Cathie Wood joins Yahoo Finance’s The Final Round to talk her outlook for the market and the impact coronavirus on stocks. She also talks her outlook for Tesla. Source: YahooFinance.com – video report Date: Mar 19, 2020 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/video/ark-invest-ceo-cathie-wood-213742544.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points made by Cathie Wood. What… Read more »

Canada’s stock market collapse is like nothing we’ve ever seen before

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Description: That doesn’t mean the stock market should be shut down until Covid-19 panic has passed Source: Macleans.ca Date: Mar 27, 2020 Link: https://www.macleans.ca/economy/canadas-stock-market-collapse-is-like-nothing-weve-ever-seen-before/   Questions for discussion: How does the current drop in stock values compare to other times of crisis? What should investors do at this time, in your opinion?

Stock futures jumped all over the place this morning, causing Cramer to say they’re ‘a total joke’

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Description: Stock futures took a wild ride heading into Tuesday’s Wall Street open, casting doubt on the reliability of premarket trading as an indicator of where things stand. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Mar 17, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/17/stock-futures-are-swinging-all-over-the-place-cramer-says-theyre-a-total-joke.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: What do stock futures traditionally suggest to investors? Why are they unreliable now,… Read more »

Is Now the Time to Buy Cheap Stocks?

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Description: Stocks plummeted Monday after being halted from trading soon after markets opened as investors weighed the deepening economic hit from the coronavirus pandemic and the Federal Reserve and other global central banks took emergency measures to prop up capital markets and liquidity. Chris Versace, Real Money contributor, joined TheStreet to weigh in on stocks to eye and his… Read more »

The Dow just crashed 3,000 points — here is why it happened

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Description: A press conference with President Trump on Monday afternoon sent an already crashing market right on through a trapdoor. Source: YahooFinance.com – video report Date: Mar 16, 2020 Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/the-dow-just-crashed-3000-points-here-is-why-it-happened-203917420.html Questions for discussion: What triggered the 3,00 point drop? Why are credit markets so critical to a quicker economic and stock market recovery? What… Read more »

David Rosenberg: Stop looking to 2008, this crisis is more like 9/11

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Description: After that shock it took about 18 months for bond yields and equity markets to bottom Source: FinancialPost.com – video report Date: Mar 18, 2020 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/investing/david-rosenberg-stop-looking-to-2008-this-crisis-is-more-like-9-11?video_autoplay=true Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points made by David Rosenberg? What do you think about his assessments and projections? What would you advise investors today?