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Description: Indiegogo founder Slava Rubin discusses how Indiegogo’s equity crowdfunding service has been performing since its launch in 2016.

Source: Fortune.com – video report

Date: Aug 15, 2017

Link: http://for.tn/2uUo1g6

Questions for discussion:

  • What makes this investing platform different?
  • Who are the target customers, in your opinion?
  • How would you assess the risks for investors?

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Description: It’s been surging since the start of 2017.

Source: Fortune.com – video report

Date: Aug 17, 2017

Link: http://for.tn/2wTqtoB

Questions for discussion:

  • How is the basis of trading value of Bitcoin similar to but different from a typical stock, gold, or the US dollar?
  • How would you characterize the risks to an investor?

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Description: Netflix Looks Like a Loser. But Here’s Why It’s Probably a Winner

Source: Fortune.com

Date: Aug 15, 2017

Link: http://fortune.com/2017/08/15/netflix-looks-like-loser-feels-like-winner/

Questions for discussion:

  • Why does Netflix worry some investors?
  • What are the reasons presented for optimism?
  • What do you see in the firm’s future?

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Description: HONG KONG — The technology world’s $400 billion-and-up club — long a group of exclusively American names like Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon — needs to make room for two Chinese members.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Aug 17, 2017

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/17/business/dealbook/alibaba-sales-revenue-first-quarter-profit.html?ref=dealbook

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about competition in this industry and how each company has strategized their growth?
  • How should investors weigh this information and the results thus far?

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Description: Could populist anger spur regulators to make an example of one bank’s board?

Source: MarketWatch.com

Date: May 31, 2017

Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/as-wells-fargos-woes-mount-its-board-may-be-on-the-firing-line-2017-08-08?siteid=nwtwk

Questions for discussion:

  • What does this report say about the ability of government regulators to control behaviors in this industry?
  • Do you think the resignation or firing of the board is appropriate?
  • What would either action do to the ability of the company to move forward?

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Description: David Einhorn, president at Greenlight Capital, explains what he aims to accomplish in his proxy battle with General Motors Co. and discusses Tesla Inc.’s inability to produce a profit and a big similarity he sees between GM and Apple Inc. He speaks with Bloomberg’s David Westin on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Source: Bloomberg.com – video report

Date: June 01, 2017

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2017-06-02/david-einhorn-on-gm-value-tesla-profit-apple-video

Questions for discussion:

  • What does David Einhorn say about the financial issues related to these firms?
  • Do you agree with his assessments?

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Description: Business World Columnist Holman Jenkins Jr. on why the pact is mainly about subsidies, not environmental progress. Photo credit: Getty Images.

Source: MarketWatch.com – video report

Date: June 01, 2017

Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/video/opinion-journal-the-paris-climate-con/AF124BBD-86EB-40A7-A6D5-185AB8F6CC03.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What does Holman Jenkins Jr. say about the agreement?
  • Do you think the decision to withdraw reduces the influence or leadership of U.S. govermments or businesses in this field?

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Description: As sales for the upscale retailer continue to fall.

Source: Fortune.com – video report

Date: May 31, 2017

Link: http://for.tn/2rkvlk4

Questions for discussion:

  • Do you think the decisions taken will mitigate the financial issues facing the company?
  • What would you suggest?

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Description: Andrew Left, Citron Research founder, explains why he thinks BlackBerry Ltd. shares could double in the next two years. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Vonnie Quinn on “Bloomberg Markets.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Source: Bloomberg.com – video report

Date: June 01, 2017

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2017-06-01/why-andrew-left-says-blackberry-shares-could-double-video

Questions for discussion:

  • Why does Andrew Left believe BlackBerry is worth more and is a takeover target?
  • Do you agree with his assessments?

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Description: Shares of two Canadian companies were taken on a dramatic ride Wednesday in what appears to have been a mistaken reaction to a social media posting from a U.S. short-seller.

Source: FinancialPost.com

Date: May 31, 2017

Link: http://business.financialpost.com/news/fp-street/element-fleet-says-unaware-of-reason-as-stock-plunges-38

Questions for discussion:

  • Explain what happened to the stock value?
  • Is there any way to mitigate the risks related to social media banter?
  • How should investors deal with this risk?