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: NYTimes.com Date: Jan 22, 2016 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/22/business/energy-environment/this-time-cheaper-oil-does-little-for-the-us-economy.html?ref=business&_r=0 Questions for discussion: Summarize the arguments made in this report. Do you agree with the analysis?
Posts Tagged: Stock
Description: The future of raw materials looks grim. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Dec 09, 2015 Link: http://for.tn/1NGjxiL Questions for discussion: Summarize the predictions made by the panel. Do you agree with the sentiment?
Description: It only took Uber five and a half years to surpass the valuation of 107-year-old General Motors. Source: Forbes.com Date: Dec 04, 2015 Link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/liyanchen/2015/12/04/at-68-billion-valuation-uber-will-be-bigger-than-gm-ford-and-honda/ 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?
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: MarketWatch.com Date: Sep 04, 2015 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/bearish-divergence-is-warning-investors-not-to-buy-the-dip-in-the-stock-market-2015-09-04?dist=afterbell Questions… Read more »
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: Bloomberg.com Date: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-28/while-many-panicked-japanese-day-trader-made-34-million Questions… Read more »
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: NYTimes.com Date: August 21, 2015 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/22/your-money/stocks-and-bonds/advice-after-stock-market-drop-take-some-deep-breaths-and-dont-do-a-thing.html?ref=business&_r=0 Questions for discussion: What does the article advise investors and the reasons why? Do you agree… Read more »
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 »