Opinion: Here’s proof that investors are wising up to Wall Street’s earnings game

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Description: When a company’s earnings have beaten expectations this season, the stock has barely risen Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Oct 28, 2016 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-proof-that-investors-are-wising-up-to-wall-streets-earnings-game-2016-10-28 Questions for Discussions: What does the article say about the “game” going on? What do you think of this analysis?

The Tech Bubble Didn’t Burst This Year. Just Wait

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Description: The industry has splintered into a few sure bets and everything else. That isn’t helping guide us out of the iPhone era into whatever’s next. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Oct 20, 2016 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-20/the-tech-bubble-didn-t-burst-this-year-just-wait Questions for discussion: What are the concerns raised in this article? Do you agree with the analysis? What would you advise… Read more »

Think Your Retirement Plan?Is Bad? Talk to a Teacher

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Description: Schoolteachers and others who pursue careers of service in exchange for modest?paychecks get lightly regulated retirement plans that often charge excessive fees. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Oct 21, 2016 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/23/your-money/403-b-retirement-plans-fees-teachers.html?ref=business Questions for Discussions: What does the article say about the administration of these plans? Are there legitimate reasons for concern? What would you advise… Read more »

The stock market is turning into a sloppy, ugly mess—and it could get worse

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Description: Dow industrials on pace for longest streak of monthly losses in 5 years. Here are some of the reasons behind the slide Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Oct 14, 2016 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-stock-market-is-turning-into-a-sloppy-ugly-mess-and-it-could-get-worse-2016-10-13 Questions for Discussions: What does the article say about trends and reasons for concern? What would you advise investors do at this time?