How Entrepreneurs Can Make Peace With Undiversified Investments

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Description: If you’re an entrepreneur, traditional financial advice, starting with the drumbeat of diversification, does not apply to you. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Dec 05, 2016 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/05/your-money/asset-allocation/how-entrepreneurs-can-make-peace-with-undiversified-investments.html?ref=business Questions for Discussions: What does this article say about the “entrepreneurial view” of personal finances and motivation? Do you think it is a fair evaluation?

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to step down

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Description: Howard Schultz stepping down as Starbucks CEO Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Dec 02, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/investing/2016/12/01/howard-schultz-resigns-starbucks.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: Why did the company stock price fall on this news? Do you think the risk level for investors going forward will increase?

Behind Trump’s Deal With Carrier

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Description: INDIANAPOLIS — By the time the Rust Belt turned red on election night, Carrier had to know the call was coming. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Dec 01, 2016 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/01/business/economy/trump-carrier-pence-jobs.html Questions for Discussions: What are the economic arguments presented in this article? What do you think is the best way to encourage businesses to remain… Read more »

U.S. Stocks Rise to Record as Trump Rally Goes on for Third Week

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Description: The U.S. stock market is partying like it’s 1999. Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Nov 25, 2016 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-25/u-s-stocks-rise-to-record-as-trump-rally-goes-on-for-third-week Questions for Discussions: Summarize what has happened in markets recently and the reasons presented in this report. Do you think this is a start of a Santa Claus rally?

Warren Buffett’s 17 Year Old Stock Predictions Come True

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Description: His 1999 thought on annual returns were on point. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Nov 22, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2gec1Cj Questions for Discussions: What were Warren Buffett’s predictions? Why do you think he was able to be so accurate? Do you think a 6% return is “fair” return to investors?

Opinion: Why gold hasn’t yet hit bottom

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Description: CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Gold will have to decline even further before contrarian analysis flashes a buy signal. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Nov 24, 2016 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-gold-hasnt-yet-hit-bottom-2016-11-23 Questions for Discussions: Summarize what is happening in the gold market? What do you think will happen in the near future?

Wells Fargo Asks Court to Force Customers to Arbitration in Fake Accounts Cases

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Description: Wells Fargo has asked a Federal District Court to order dozens of customers who are suing the bank over the opening of unauthorized accounts to resolve their disputes in private arbitrations instead of court, according to legal documents. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 24, 2016 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/24/business/wells-fargo-asks-court-to-force-customers-to-arbitration-in-fake-accounts-cases.html?ref=business&_r=0 Questions for Discussions: What are the managerial and… Read more »

Markets See Silver Lining In Trump Victory

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Description: But will policy confusion spoil the celebration? Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Nov 18, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2fJZ2VM Questions for Discussions: What does the report say about market perceptions of economic conditions at this time? What do you think the Trump administration will change and how will this play out in stocks and bonds?

What President-elect Trump means for every U.S. industry

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Description: Donald Trump’s shock victory over Hillary Clinton in the presidential race has implications for all sectors of the economy, from the highly regulated health care, energy and financial sectors, to the much less-regulated tech sector that makes most of its parts and products overseas and employs many foreign workers. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Nov 18,… Read more »