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Description: Major League Pickleball has named its newest team owner, and it’s a major beer brand. The rapidly growing sports league announced on Tuesday that Anheuser-Busch will purchase a Major League Pickleball team. The team will begin playing in the 2023 season.

​Source: CNBC.com

Date: Nov 08, 2022

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/08/major-league-pickleballs-newest-team-owner-is-anheuser-busch-.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What are attributes that suggest this is the start of a new sport that will offer investment opportunities in a variety of products and services?
  • What would those opportunities likely be for large companies like Nike, Addidas, or Lululemon?
  • Do you think  Anheuser-Busch  is ahead of the pack or is making an investment error?

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Description: The Canadian stock market is set for a potential rally after the U.S. midterm elections, according Ken Fisher, founder, executive chairman and co-chief investment officer of Fisher Investments.

Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report

Date: Nov 08, 2022

Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/stock-markets-could-see-a-midterm-miracle-after-u-s-elections-fisher-1.1842919

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the analysis presented and suggestions for market movements over the next 9 months.
  • What do you think of these notions?
  • What would you advise investors?

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Description: New York City has joined a handful of places, including Colorado, Washington State and Rhode Island, which require some form of salary transparency. In the case of New York City, companies are required to include a salary range when they post a job opening.

Source: NPR.org

Date: Nov 08, 2022

Link: https://www.npr.org/2022/11/05/1134193927/salary-transparency-range-new-york-pay-laws

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the pros and cons of salary transparency?
  • How do you think this affects employees attitude toward their work and fellow employees?
  • How do you think it affects recruitment and management?
  • Do you think this can affect profitability of firms?

 

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Description: Shares of Carvana were briefly halted Monday morning due to volatility, down by as much as 24% at one point to below $7 per share — its lowest point on record.

Source: CNBC.com

Date: Nov 07, 2022

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/07/carvana-stock-tanks-in-continued-sell-off.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Explain the company’s rapid decline in stock value, from a marketing point of view?
  • What are the primary factors that determine demand and supply for this market?
  • What would you advise the firm do to deal with the situation?

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Description: Lenders use several bits of data to set mortgage rates, including trading moves by investors. Without market volatility, the rate could be under 7 percent.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Nov 03, 2022

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/03/business/mortgage-rates-fed-wall-street.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Explain the calculus of mortgage rates.
  • Why do you suppose the Fed is not participating in the market as it once did?
  • Where do you see this market headed over the next year?
  • What should investors do during that time period?

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Description: Tiger Woods’ and Rory McIlroy’s new sports startup — which is already planning a new golf league — is drawing some big-name investors.

Source: CNBC.com

Date: Nov 02, 2022

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/02/serena-williams-justin-timberlake-invest-in-tiger-woods-new-venture.html

Questions for discussion:

What would you do with this concept in sports marketing? Where would you begin?

What is the value of all of these celebrity owner-participants?

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Description: Wharton’s Jeremy Siegel shared insights from the sixth edition of his seminal book ‘Stocks for the Long Run’ at the Jacobs Levy Center’s Frontiers in Quantitative Finance Conference in September.

Source: knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu

Date: Oct 25, 2022

Link: https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/jeremy-siegel-why-stocks-are-still-durable-in-the-long-run/

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the key points made in this interview about interest rates, inflation, markets and actions by the Fed.
  • What do you think of these points?
  • Where do you think inflation and the Fed are headed over the next year?
  • How should investors respond, in your opinion?

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Description: The federal government put a spotlight on its plans to improve investment in sustainable energy in its Fall Economic Statement on Thursday.
Finance officials said with the United States recently introducing the Inflation Reduction Act, “the need for a competitive clean technology tax credit in Canada is more important than ever.”

Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report

Date: Nov 03, 2022

Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/feds-place-spotlight-on-clean-tech-youth-jobs-in-fall-economic-update-1.1841518

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about government spending plans that would be of great interest to investors?
  • Do you believe the buyback tax will have major impact on corporate decisions?
  • How do you believe inflation will progress over the next year?

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Description: Their lucrative Yeezy collaboration accounted for more than an estimated 40% of the shoe giant’s profits. But the partners had been bickering for years.

Source: Bloomberg.com

Date: Nov 01, 2022

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-11-01/kanye-west-adidas-split-was-brewing-for-years?leadSource=uverify%20wall

Questions for discussion:

  • What are the lessons to be learned from this partnership between Ye and Adidas?
  • Can Adidas ever afford to again become so dependent on a single celebrity?
  • Should the company keep selling Yeezy-designed shoes, under the Adidas brand?
  • If so, will consumers still want to buy the sneakers?
  • How can Adidas win back customers in China?

 

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Description: A decade ago, Twitter’s future was looking bright. The company was benefiting from a flood of funding into the social-networking space, eventually leading to an IPO in 2013 that raised $1.8 billion.

Source: CNBC.com

Date: Oct 29, 2022

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/29/a-brief-history-of-twitter-from-its-founding-in-2006-to-musk-takeover.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Why do you think Musk bought Twitter?
  • Do you think there are revenue models that have yet to be tried on the platform?
  • Do you think Musk bought Twitter with expectations of generating profits one day or reselling the brand?