Lean into ‘volatility spikes’: Credit Suisse

Posted by & filed under Governments & Regulators, Growth & Valuation, Market Analysis, Personal Finance.

Description: Lean into ‘volatility spikes’: Credit Suisse Source: Finance.Yahoo.com – video report Date: Oct 12, 2018 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/video/lean-volatility-spikes-credit-suisse-143711471.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the arguments presented. Do you agree with these recommendations? What would you advise investors?

Bond Slump Goes Global; Dollar Gains, Stocks Drop: Markets Wrap

Posted by & filed under Company Analysis, Governments & Regulators, Growth & Valuation, Market Analysis, Personal Finance.

Description: A bond selloff that sent benchmark U.S. Treasury yields to the highest since 2011 spread into Asia and Europe on Thursday, spurring more gains for the dollar and triggering widespread declines in equities. Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Oct 03, 2018 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-03/treasuries-slide-asia-stocks-set-to-nudge-higher-markets-wrap Questions for discussion: Summarize and explain the movements in markets…. Read more »

Why an Investor Is Predicting Bitcoin Could Hit $700,000

Posted by & filed under Company Analysis, Growth & Valuation, Industry Analysis, Personal Finance.

Description: The annual Sohn Investment Conference in New York is usually a place where Wall Street’s best hedge fund managers and investors present their top stock picks—from Amazon to Valeant Pharmaceuticals. And for the first time in the event’s 23-year history, one of those investors used the Sohn conference stage Monday to recommend a certain digital investment: Bitcoin…. Read more »

As bitcoin goes bust, one classic market signal is pointing to more pain

Posted by & filed under Company Analysis, Governments & Regulators, Growth & Valuation, Personal Finance.

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?

Is Bitcoin a Waste of Electricity, or Something Worse?

Posted by & filed under Governments & Regulators, Growth & Valuation, Market Analysis, Personal Finance.

Description: WASHINGTON — A manufacturing start-up recently announced plans to move into a shuttered aluminum factory in upstate New York, taking advantage of abundant cheap electricity from the St. Lawrence River. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Feb 28, 2018 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/28/business/economy/bitcoin-electricity-productivity.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: Summarize the discussion points in this report. What is your view on the… Read more »

Head of world’s largest hedge fund says U.S. in a ‘pre-bubble phase’ with a 70% chance of recession

Posted by & filed under Company Analysis, Growth & Valuation, Market Analysis, Personal Finance.

Description: Bridgewater’s Ray Dalio says he sees risk of recession by 2020 Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Feb 22, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/bridgewaters-ray-dalio-says-us-in-a-pre-bubble-phase-with-a-70-change-of-recession-2018-02-22 Questions for discussion: What is the basis for his concerns? Do you agree? How should investors react to his prediction?

What Could Kill the Bitcoin Boom

Posted by & filed under Economic Analysis, Governments & Regulators, Growth & Valuation, Personal Finance.

Description: Digital money has a very human vulnerability: psychology. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Jan 17, 2018 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-17/what-could-kill-the-bitcoin-boom Questions for discussion: What does the report say about what is driving Bitcoin valuations? Should Bitcoin be considered “investing”?

Bitcoin Futures Are About To Be a Thing and It’s Sending Prices Soaring

Posted by & filed under Company Analysis, Governments & Regulators, Growth & Valuation, Personal Finance.

Description: Bitcoin prices soared as high as $10,700 Friday after the main U.S. currency trading watchdog handed the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board Options Exchange a tentative go-ahead to offer Bitcoin futures. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Dec 02, 2017 Link: http://fortune.com/2017/12/01/bitcoin-price-cme-cftc-futures/ Questions for discussion: Explain why the introduction of futures trading would… Read more »