Description: President-elect is expected to take easier stance in combating drug-price hikes Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Nov 09, 2016 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/drug-stocks-rally-health-insurers-tumble-as-investors-prepare-for-president-trump-2016-11-09 Questions for Discussions: What does the article say about investor reaction to the election results? What do you think the wise investor should at this time?
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Description: As he has done for decades, once a week David F. Swensen convenes his staff — including his cadre of apprentices — for a morning-long meeting among the Gothic revival flourishes and crenelations of the Yale University campus to debate investment ideas. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 05, 2016 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/06/business/the-money-management-gospel-of-yales-endowment-guru.html?ref=business Questions for discussion: What… Read more »
Description: Moody’s slashes its profit growth outlook as consumers struggle to pay bills and restaurants grapple with weak traffic Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Nov 03, 2016 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/analysts-who-warned-this-summer-of-a-restaurant-recession-are-looking-smart-now-2016-11-01?siteid=nwtwk Questions for Discussions: What does the article say about the restaurant business and consumer spending? What does the analysis suggest to investors?
Description: TD Ameritrade’s US$4 billion deal to acquire Scottrade Financial Services Inc. will not only give the company greater scale, but also highlights the ongoing push of discount brokerages into the wealth management sphere amid growing competition in the financial services market. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Oct 25, 2016 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/investing/td-ameritrade-scottrade-deal-marks-an-industry-in-the-midst-of-major-change?__lsa=64cb-7420 Questions for discussion: What does… Read more »
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?
Description: And his long climb back to Wall Street Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Oct 20, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2etMX5o Questions for Discussions: Who is Steven Cohen? Do you think he will be able to attract outside investment dollars? What does the report have to say about financial regulatory controls?
Description: Where is this market headed? It is anyone’s guess. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Oct 22, 2016 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-stock-market-is-caught-deep-in-no-mans-land-2016-10-20 Questions for discussion: Summarize the analysis presented in the report. What do you think about this line of thinking?
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 »
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 »
Description: CEO Ethan Bloch explains Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Oct 13, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2ecr0cu Questions for Discussions: How does Digit work? What sort of customer is this company looking for?