Description:Â Armchair investors may soon be able to bet real money on how films perform at the box office. Source: CNNMoney.com â€“ video report Â Date: 04/02/2010 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2010/04/02/n_hollywood_futures.cnnmoney/ Questions for discussion: How is this market similar to a conventional futures market such as one for gold? What risk is at play for investors? How… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Investing Strategies
Description:Â As the economy improves, rate hikes loom, says Michael Cuggino, manager of the Permanent Portfolio fund family. He tells Jonathan Burton how stock and bond investors can blunt the impact of rising rates and take advantage of global growth. Source: Marketwatch.com – video report Â Date: 03/31/2010 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/where-to-invest-when-rates-rise/2F40294E-9670-4996-93C6-F8553FE0AFE3 Questions for discussion: Summarize the… Read more »
Description: Emerging standard calls for directors to win backing of a majority of investors Source: Marketwatch.com Date: 04/02/2010 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/more-anger-expected-to-color-annual-meeting-season-2010-04-02?siteid=nwtwk Questions for discussion: Do you think retail shareholders are more likely toÂ exercise their voting power in the future? How can corporate financial managers be expected to react?
Description: Employment in March grew by the most in three years, representing a turning point for the labor market that will help broaden the U.S. economy as it recovers from the deepest recession in seven decades. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: 04/03/2010 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aDCWdea8_JO0 Questions for discussion: Summarize the reasons given for economic and stock market optimism?… Read more »
Description:Â America’s states and cities may be going bankrupt, but investors shouldn’t worry. Dow Jones Adviser columnist James Altucher explains. Source: Marketwatch.com â€“ video report Â Date: 03/23/2010 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/are-municipal-bonds-the-next-bubble-to-pop/5D0A58DD-9E95-4B20-8A3E-8B67E3F593DA Questions for discussion: Summarize the arguments presented in favor of buying municipal bonds. Do you agree with James Altucherâ€™s opinion about the risk to investors?
Description: The fastest pace of economic growth in six years during the final three months of 2009 fueled a surge in corporate profits that may set the stage for job gains and a broadening of the U.S. recovery. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: 03/26/2010 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aorqXG5sfGeY Questions for discussion: Summarize the reasons given for economic and stock… Read more »
Description: A recent report by Securities and Exchange Commissionâ€™s inspector general shows that the investigation of Bernard L. Madoff was not the only one to go badly awry. While the impact of the S.E.C.â€™s missteps were not nearly as significant as in the Madoff case, the report shows that the agencyâ€™s enforcement division allowed itself… Read more »
Description:Â Long-duration investing is about finding well-established companies to buy and hold for the next 10 years, according to fund manager Bill Smead, who favors pharmaceutical, housing and equity-fund plays. Matt Andrejczak reports. Source: Marketwatch.com â€“ video report Â Date: 03/16/2010 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/value-investing-for-the-next-decade/49B13123-0A86-4B78-ACD1-85EF967190FC Questions for discussion: Why do you believe investors are holding stocks for… Read more »
Description: I rarely buy a stock whose debt is greater than stockholdersâ€™ equity, or corporate net worth per share. In effect, that means I wonâ€™t give a second look to about one third of U.S. stocks. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: 03/15/2010 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601039&sid=aReZz0vi1B5U Questions for discussion: In general, do you agree with this analysis and strategy… Read more »
Description: Almost two years ago to the day, a team of officials from the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York quietly moved into the headquarters of Lehman Brothers. They were provided desks, phones, computers â€” and access to all of Lehmanâ€™s books and records. At any given moment, there… Read more »