Kevin O’Leary on Tesla, buybacks and more Why an Investor Is Predicting Bitcoin Could Hit $700,000

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Description: Kevin O’Leary, O’Shares ETFs chairman, reacts to the latest news on stocks like Tesla’s interesting earnings call and his picks for the CNBC Stock Draft. Kevin O’Leary on Tesla, buybacks and more from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: May 03, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/05/03/kevin-oleary-on-tesla-buybacks-and-more.html Questions for discussion: What is the basis for criticism… Read more »

Wal-Mart Trims Forecast: Can They Turn It Around?

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Description: Wal-Mart lowered its annual sales forecast in a move it blamed on the strong dollar, adding another headache for a retailer struggling with slow U.S. traffic and decelerating e-commerce growth. Source: Bloomberg – video report Date: Feb 18, 2016 Link: http://bloom.bg/1UaZlbJ Questions for discussion: Summarize the situation at Wal-Mart and in retailing in general…. Read more »

Bond Rout Wipes Out 2015 Gains as Traders Stay Glued to Screens

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Description: The global bond market selloff has erased all of this year’s gains as historic market moves from Germany to the U.S. and Japan whipsaw traders. After being up as much as 2.3 percent as of mid-April, the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Broad Market Index of bonds with a total face value of… Read more »

‘Apple Pay’ may be safer than plastic

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Description: Security measures on mobile wallets may make them a safer option than plastic credit cards. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Sep 12, 2014 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2014/09/11/apple-iphone-apple-pay-safer-than-plastic.cnnmoney/index.html Questions for Discussions: Do you think Apple Pay will take away business from bank and credit card companies? How much risk does this new technology present to investors… Read more »

What will Yahoo do with Alibaba cash?

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Description: With billions in cash coming once Yahoo sells some of its stake in Alibaba, can CEO Marissa Mayer impress investors? Yahoo needs to prove to Wall Street once and for all that its turnaround strategy can work. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Sep 02, 2014 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/investing/2014/09/02/what-will-yahoo-do-with-alibaba-money.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: What would you… Read more »

Was it really a record-breaking summer for stocks?

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Description: Bloomberg’s Mike Regan discusses the summer’s market movements with Matt Miller on “Street Smart.” (Source: Bloomberg) Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Aug 29, 2014 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/video/was-it-really-a-record-breaking-summer-for-stocks-Y0wgnB9_QzO2faMmLfjC6g.html Questions for Discussions: Summarize the commentary and analysis presented in this report on the markets. Do you agree with this view? Where do you see things heading?

Allergan’s attempts to elude Ackman’s bid fuel bearish bets

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Description: Should Bill Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. fail in their bid to take over Allergan Inc., options traders will be hedged. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Aug 28, 2014 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-28/allergan-attempts-to-elude-ackman-bid-fuel-bearish-bets.html Questions for Discussions: What does this report say about the various strategies in play? What would you advise investors to do at this time?

Why Samsung Is Hoarding Its Cash

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Description: Now that it’s selling Nooks to consumers, Samsung Electronics has a new way to compete with Apple and Amazon.com. The Korean company on Wednesday unveiled its new Samsung Galaxy Tab Nook, a 7-inch tablet that uses software for the Barnes & Noble electronic reader. Source: Businessweek.com Date: August 22, 2014 Link: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-22/why-samsung-is-hoarding-its-cash#r=hp-ls Questions for… Read more »

Dividend Stocks Fall on Rising Rate Forecast: EcoPulse

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Description: Shares of high-dividend-yielding companies are trading near the lowest level in almost three years relative to the market, as the prospect of higher interest rates makes these stocks less attractive to investors. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Mar 14, 2014 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-14/dividend-stocks-fall-on-rising-rate-forecast-ecopulse.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the reasons for investor rotation into and out of these… Read more »