This Time, Cheaper Oil Does Little for the U.S. Economy

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Description: WASHINGTON — It has been a truism of the American economy for decades: When oil prices rise, the economy suffers; when they fall, growth improves. Source: Date: Jan 22, 2016 Link: Questions for discussion: Summarize the arguments made in this report. Do you agree with the analysis?

At $68 Billion Valuation, Uber Will Be Bigger Than GM, Ford, And Honda

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Description: It only took Uber five and a half years to surpass the valuation of 107-year-old General Motors. Source: Date: Dec 04, 2015 Link: Questions for discussion: Explain the rapid rise in valuation of Uber. Which factors would you use to establish value? Do you think the stock is overvalued?

‘Bearish divergence’ is warning investors not to buy the dip in the stock market

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Description: A chart signal that warns you not to buy can be just as useful as one that warns you it’s time to sell. The long-term “bearish divergence” in the S&P 500’s chart suggests it is still much too soon to try to pick a bottom. Source: Date: Sep 04, 2015 Link: Questions… Read more »

While Many Panicked, Japanese Day Trader Made $34 Million

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Description: While a lot of investors were hitting the panic button Monday, a Japanese day trader who’d made a big bet against the market timed the bottom almost perfectly and narrated a play-by-play of the trade to his 40,000 Twitter followers. He claims to have walked away with $34 million. Source: Date: Questions… Read more »

Advice After Stock Market Drop: Take Some Deep Breaths, and Don’t Do a Thing

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Description: The impulse when the stock market falls hard for a few days in a row is to do something. Anything. Our life savings are often on the line, after all. Source: Date: August 21, 2015 Link: Questions for discussion: What does the article advise investors and the reasons why? Do you agree… Read more »

Uber Is Now a Pawn in China’s Internet Taxi War

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Description: Uber dominates any discussion about smartphone car services in the U.S., but the company is a bit player in the race to win over Chinese taxi riders. By taking a new investment from Baidu that could be worth as much as $600 million, Uber is hoping for help in catching up with local competitors before it’s too late. Source:… Read more »