Stocks surge to best post-midterm rally in more than 30 years

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Description: Stocks soared as the results of the US midterm elections panned out as anticipated, with Democrats winning back control of the House of Representatives and Republicans retaining the Senate. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Nov 07, 2018 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/stocks-jump-election-results-meet-expectations-143701038.html Questions for discussion: Explain the dramatic jump in stocks after the elections. Do you… Read more »

Why Roku’s founder isn’t fazed by $1 billion of its market value being wiped out

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Description: Staying focused on the longer-term prize has worked well for Anthony Wood since he founded Roku in 2002. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Nov 07, 2018 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/rokus-founder-isnt-fazed-1-billion-market-value-wiped-145936189.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the positive and negative reported news about Roku. Do you think the sell-off is over-done? Does this present a buying opportunity to investors,… Read more »

Groupon CEO talks life after vouchers as stock heads for worst day in 18 months

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Description: CEO Rich Williams is seeing momentum with card-linked offers that move beyond traditional coupons Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Nov 07, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/groupon-ceo-talks-life-after-vouchers-as-stock-heads-for-worst-day-in-18-months-2018-11-07?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo Questions for discussion: Is there a future for this firm? How should investors deal with this stock?

This 23-year-old is the only full-time female trader at the New York Stock Exchange

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Description:  Lauren Simmons is both the youngest and only female stock broker currently working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. This 23-year-old is the only full-time female trader at the New York Stock Exchange from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 01, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/06/13/lauren-simmons-is-the-only-full-time-female-trader-at-the-nyse.html Questions for discussion: Why do… Read more »

Now, the Markets Can Worry About Other Things. Here’s a List.

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Description: So much for the midterms. Now the markets can start obsessing about gridlock, impeachment and the 2020 election. And they can resume worrying about bread-and-butter issues like corporate earnings, interest rates and the threat of rising tariffs and recession. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Nov 09, 2018 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/09/business/stock-market-midterms-congress.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=9&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: Summarize the concerns investors… Read more »

Ed Yardeni is feeling déjà vu about this market sell-off — here’s what he…

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Description: Ed Yardeni, president of Yardeni Research, makes sense of the market’s volatility, discusses rates and much more in this one-on-one interview with Mike Santoli. Ed Yardeni is feeling déjà vu about this market sell-off — here’s what he sees next from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Oct 26, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/10/26/ed-yardeni-feeling-deja-vu-about-market-sell-off.html Questions… Read more »

Warning from Jack Ma – the global economy in a ‘state of turmoil’

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Description: In a Chinese Politburo meeting, officials say downward pressure on the economy is continuing. Yahoo Finance’s Seana Smith, Adam Shapiro, Andy Serwer and Mike Murphy of Rosehill Capital discuss. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com – video report Date: Nov 01, 2018 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/video/warning-jack-ma-global-economy-170146340.html?soc_src=hl-viewer&soc_trk=ma Questions for discussion: Why would a trade war between the U.S. and China induce… Read more »

Bottom fishers, these stocks are within 5% of their 52-week lows

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Description: An October beating hurt many stocks Source: MarketWatch.com – video report Date: Nov 01, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/bottom-fishers-these-stocks-are-within-5-of-their-52-week-lows-2018-11-01 Questions for discussion: What explains the recent declines in these stocks? Why should their present prices interest investors?

Apple Will Stop Reporting iPhone Unit Sales; Forecast Underwhelms

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Description:  Apple Inc. gave an underwhelming forecast for the key holiday period suggesting weaker-than-expected demand for pricier new iPhones. The company further stoked concerns by saying it will stop reporting unit sales of its most-important product. Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Nov 01, 2018 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-01/apple-holiday-forecast-misses-analysts-estimates-shares-fall Questions for discussion: Why did Apple share value fall?… Read more »

Market’s down another 608 points, so what should investors do now?

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Description:  Tony Dwyer, Canaccord Genuity; Tim Seymour, Seymour Asset Management; Karen Finerman, Metropolitan Capital; and Michael Farr of Farr, Miller and Washington, discuss what investors should do following another big drop in the market. With CNBC’s Melissa Lee. Market’s down another 608 points, so what should investors do now? from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video… Read more »