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Description: Enough. President Trump took aim at Amazon yet again.

Source: CNNMoney.com – video report

Date: Mar 29, 2018

Link: http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/29/technology/trump-tweets-about-amazon-taxes/index.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about the attack against Amazon?
  • How should investors deal with this environment?

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Description: President Donald Trump may be “obsessed” with Amazon, but that doesn’t mean the company will face any meaningful action from the president, Deutsche Bank says.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Mar 29, 2018

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/29/as-trump-takes-down-amazon-with-tweet-deutsche-bank-calls-presidents-bluff.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the analysis presented in this report and the reasons for buying the stock.
  • Do you agree with the assessment?

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Description: For Remington Outdoor Co., one of the oldest firearms makers in the U.S., not even going bankrupt is easy these days.

Source: Bloomberg.com

Date: Mar 29, 2018

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-29/gunmaker-gets-loan-from-jpmorgan-franklin-after-others-said-no

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about the connection between financing and social issues facing managers?
  • Which other industries do think might face similar financing problems?

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Description: The Nasdaq on Tuesday nearly erased all of Monday’s powerful 3.3%, tech-driven rally

Source: MarketWatch.com

Date: Mar 27, 2018

Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/dows-surge-belies-fact-that-stock-market-is-on-the-brink-of-an-absolute-breakdown-2018-03-26

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say about the condition of stock markets?
  • Do you agree with this assessment?

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Description: Bitcoin futures have entered into a contango market, suggesting further agony for the cryptocurrency.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Mar 29, 2018

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/29/as-bitcoin-goes-bust-one-classic-market-signal-is-pointing-to-more-pain.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What is a contango market?
  • Do you agree with the assement presented in this article?

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Description: Blackberry CEO Chen on Big Tech, Innovation and Jaguar

Source: Bloomberg.com – video report

Date: Mar 22, 2018

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2018-03-22/blackberry-ceo-chen-on-big-tech-innovation-and-jaguar-video

Questions for discussion:

  • Why is John Chen confident that Blackberry can reach $30 per share in the short run?
  • Is Blackberry presenting itself as the IT answer to data security?
  • Do you think the IT industry is dividing itself between those firms that monetize data sharing and those that don’t?

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Description: The stock market plunged Thursday in a broad selloff that analysts pinned largely on President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would impose tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese imports.

Source: MarketWatch.com

Date: Mar 22, 2018

Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-why-the-stock-market-took-the-china-tariffs-so-hard-2018-03-22

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the key points in this article.
  • How do you see markets moving over the next few weeks?

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Description: Dropbox priced its IPO above expectations at $21 per share on Thursday night, setting the stage for the software company’s stock to hit the public market on Friday.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Mar 23, 2018

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/22/dropbox-will-price-ipo-at-21-per-share-source-says.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the financial details in this IPO.
  • Do you think it is a good investment at this time?

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Description: For years, American companies have complained that the Chinese government finds ways to get them to hand over their most valuable trade secrets. Those companies — which usually complain anonymously, fearing Chinese retribution — have found a sympathetic ear in the Trump administration.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Mar 22, 2018

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/22/business/china-trump-trade-intellectual-property.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about the motivation for tarriffs against China?
  • Do you think this move is justified?
  • How do you think this strategy will play out?
  • How should investors deal with the current uncertainty?

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Description: President says the days of unfair Chinese trade rules ‘are over’

Source: MarketWatch.com

Date: Mar 22, 2018

Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trumps-china-tariffs-a-fight-for-control-over-robots-wireless-other-future-technologies-2018-03-22

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the article say about the trade tariff strategy?
  • Do you think it is valid?
  • How do you think this strategy will play out?
  • What should investors do in the meanwhile?