Tesla shares jump after Oppenheimer raises price target to $612, highest on Wall Street

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Description: Oppenheimer just became Wall Street’s biggest bull on Tesla. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Jan 13, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/13/tesla-shares-jump-after-oppenheimer-raises-price-target-to-612-highest-on-wall-street.html Questions for discussion: What is the basis for the bullishness? Do you agree with this assessment?

Apple and Tesla may be market darlings, but hedge funds are betting big they’ll collapse

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Description: Elon Musk’s electric automaker Tesla on Wednesday once again reclaimed its title as Wall Street’s most-shorted stock. That was, at least, until Apple stole it back. Source: CNBC.com Date: Jan 13, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/16/apple-tesla-in-flux-as-most-shorted-stock-in-us-stock-market.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: How do hedge funds strategize investments? What are they doing now? How should investors interpret this information?

Nobody Makes Money Like Apollo’s Ruthless Founder Leon Black

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Description: The private equity CEO with a fearsome reputation skates on the edges of other people’s catastrophes and manages to walk away richer. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Jan 16, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2020-01-16/nobody-makes-money-like-apollo-s-ruthless-founder-leon-black?srnd=businessweek-v2 Questions for discussion: Summarize the highlights in this report. What should financial managers take away form this report?

Opinion: Apple shareholders should be thankful the company isn’t handing them more cash

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Description: Stock buybacks are better from a tax perspective than dividends Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Jan 13, 2020 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/apple-shareholders-should-be-thankful-the-company-isnt-handing-them-more-cash-2020-01-13?mod=home-page Questions for discussion: Summarize the highlights in this report. Do you agree with the assessments and advice to investors?

RBC files AI patents to predict clients’ needs as big tech encroaches on bankers’ turf

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Description: Concerns about how big technology companies are finding ways to get between the lender and customers Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Jan 17, 2020 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/technology/rbc-files-purchase-prediction-patent-as-big-tech-continues-to-encroach-on-bankings-turf Questions for discussion: What is RBC getting involved with and how will this relate to banking services? Do you think this makes sense for the bank?

Lululemon used to be a niche player, now some think it could be the next Nike

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Description: For six years, between 2011 and 2017, Lululemon Athletica Inc.’s stock looked as if it was tapped out. The yogawear company was already an incredible success for investors, who backed it from its US$14 IPO in 2007, but further growth was a concern. Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Jan 16, 2020 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/investing/lululemon-used-to-be-a-niche-player-now-some-think-it-could-be-the-next-nike Questions for discussion:… Read more »

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 »