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Description: Signs of an impending U.S. recession keep piling up and now another widely followed bond-market measure is starting to intermittently flash its own warning.

Source: MarketWatch.com

Date: Oct 26, 2022

Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/recession-ahead-this-bond-market-indicator-is-flashing-a-code-orange-warning-11666803770?mod=home-page

Questions for discussion:

  • Explain the relationship between the rates and the reason for the suggested interpretation.
  • What do the numbers suggest to you?
  • What would you advise investors at this time?

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Description: Microsoft shares fell about 7% in extended trading on Tuesday after the company reported softer cloud revenue than expected in its fiscal first quarter and gave weak quarterly guidance.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Oct 25, 2022

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/25/microsoft-msft-earnings-q1-2023.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Explain why the announced results would cause the stock price to drop by so much.
  • Do you think this is justified or an opportunity to buy?

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Description: On the heels of last week’s bullish turn for stocks, the market is off to a mixed start for Monday. Hong Kong stocks may be affecting the mood with a giant slump after China’s leader cemented his power.

Source: MarketWatch.com

Date: Oct 24, 2022

Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-hedge-fund-manager-who-made-winning-bets-in-2020-says-investors-should-brace-for-decades-long-stock-pullbacks-11666607362

Questions for discussion:

  • What does Boaz Weinstein warn investors is coming?
  • Do you agree with his assessments?
  • What would you advise investors do at this time?

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Description: Yahoo Finance Live takes a look at Shopify shares following a third-quarter earnings beat.

Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report

Date: Oct 27, 2022

Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/video/shopify-stock-jumps-beating-revenue-195359231.html?contentType=VIDEO

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about how the Shopify model is changing?
  • Do you think the stock is a buy at this time?

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast – Episode #850. I’ve said it before… I will say it again: Douglas Rushkoff is – without a doubt – one of the smartest humans beings on this earth that I get to call a friend. Douglas is back with another compelling book about technology and how it could impact us (in a very negative way) if we don’t start making serious moves… right away. The new book is called, Survival of the Richest – Escape fantasies of the tech billionaires, and it goes well below the depth of bunkers that these tech billionaires have built to save themselves should everything sideways. In this book, Doug traces the origins of The Mindset in science and technology through its current expression in missions to Mars, island bunkers, AI futurism, and the metaverse. In a dozen urgent, electrifying chapters, he confronts tech utopianism, the datafication of all human interaction, and the exploitation of that data by corporations. Through fascinating characters — master programmers who want to remake the world from scratch as if redesigning a video game and bankers who return from Burning Man convinced that incentivized capitalism is the solution to environmental disasters — Doug explores why those with the most power to change our current trajectory have no interest in doing so. Named one of the world’s ten most influential intellectuals by MIT, Doug is an award-winning author, broadcaster, and documentarian who studies human autonomy in the digital age. He hosts the popular Team Human podcast, Rushkoff has written twenty books, including the bestsellers Team Human, Present Shock and Program or Be Programmed. He is also the person who made the PBS Frontline documentaries Generation Like and The Merchants of Cool. Douglas coined such concepts as “viral media” and “social currency,” and has been a leading voice for applying digital media toward social and economic justice. He is a research fellow of the Institute for the Future, and founder of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at CUNY/Queens, where he is a professor of media theory and digital economics. Let’s dig into the present and future of tech. Enjoy the conversation…

Source: SixPixels.com – podcast

Date: Oct 26 2022

Link: https://www.sixpixels.com/podcast/archives/spos-850-douglas-rushkoff-on-the-harmful-effects-of-technology-on-our-future/

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the key insights developed in the conversation with Douglas Rushkoff.
  • What do you think about these things and how they relate to business?

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Description: Apple isn’t just coming for Facebook’s money, it’s coming for its business.

Source: INC.com

Date: Oct 27, 2022

Link: https://www.inc.com/jason-aten/apple-quietly-rolled-out-a-change-that-could-be-end-of-facebook.html?utm_source=newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IncThisMorning-Oct%2026,%202022&leadId=261346&mkt_tok=NjEwLUxFRS04NzIAAAGHuDANPsXgpSh7DvX5FXGcVHzm_RyLSUzzo1GMOhx_ihLjxVqDuYCcWy0sJmhfyKYuCbqpclo0hn3hcyLM8sC9io0Oppj98rgzN4lSjw

Questions for discussion:

  • How will Apple revenue grow with this new requirement?
  • Do you think it is the end of Meta?
  • How can Meta and other apps counter this strategic move by Apple?

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Description: Bear markets typically end with a massive selloff. Here’s what to do before then.

Source: MarketWatch.com

Date: Oct 19, 2022

Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/stocks-are-rallying-now-but-the-9-painful-stages-of-this-bear-market-are-not-even-halfway-done-11666110036

Questions for discussion:

  • What do you think of this model and the guidance suggested?
  • What is the admitted weakness in this model?
  • What is the risk to investors who follow this line of thinking?

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Description: United Airlines forecast another profit for the end of the year and said consumer appetite for travel is showing no signs of slowing down despite high airfares. Shares jumped more than 7% in after-hours trading on Tuesday.

Source: CNBC.com – video report

Date: Oct 18, 2022

Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/18/united-airlines-ual-earnings-3q-22.html

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about the company and the industry?
  • Do you think this is a good entry point for this stock?

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Description: Yahoo Finance’s Jared Blikre joins the Live show to break down Netflix’s latest earnings beat and reported subscriber growth.

Source: Yahoo.Finance.com

Date: Oct 18, 2022

Link: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/video/netflix-stock-jumps-q3-earnings-202300954.html?contentType=VIDEO

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the key data that explains the jump in Netflix stock price.
  • What do make of the surprise reporting?
  • Do you think this is sustainable?
  • Would you buy the stock today?

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Description: Royal Bank of Canada issued US$2.5 billion of senior bail-in bonds as Canadian banks dive into record issuance before the fiscal fourth quarter ends even as borrowing cost rise amid concerns of a looming global recession.

​Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report

Date: Oct 20, 2022

Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/rbc-adds-us-2-5b-to-canadian-bank-bond-sales-spree-1.1835444

Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about bank borrowing costs and the impact this will have on earnings?
  • Should investors be concerned?