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End of Bitcoins on 18th December 2017Dellllllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetteeeeeeee.............................................
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WHEN HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF: THE NEXT INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTIONIn the early 2000’s, Americans had come accustom to paying $400 for a desktop computer, and had little foresight that they were assisting in the fall of the US Economy. With higher disposable incomes, in a consumer driven economy, consumers, retailers and financial organizations found themselves ...
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Should you invest in BitcoinWith Bitcoin appreciating over 570% year-to-date, many investors are concerned they have missed the boat with cryptocurrency. Prompting the question: “should I invest in Bitcoin”. Eight years into a bull market, investors who have remained in cash since the financial crisis are coming off the ...
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Investing Group ChatHello everyone, I am currently in college, Bloomberg LP certified and learning more about valuation metrics of equities. Are there any other traders who would like to start a friendly group chat? I'm not talking about one where everybody says to buy a stock without evidence, but rather an intellect...
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Bitcoin!I found an article called [*Why a Value Investor Decided to Buy Bitcoin*](https://www.barrons.com/articles/q-a-why-a-value-investor-decided-to-buy-bitcoin-1511810246) on Reddit that detailed how a longtime value investor who manages $5.5 billion at his New York-based investment firm, Horizon Kinetic...
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The Ultimate Guide to Bitcoin What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is the first decentralized and cryptography-based electronic cash payment system, where transfers occur peer-to-peer. It is a disruptor for the digital economy. Unlike traditional payments through governments or central banks, Bitcoin does not require the need for a c...
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Some Thoughts on Bitcoin, Part 1 See part 2 here I haven’t written about Bitcoin on WSO for a long time, and I’ve seen a lot of questions about it on the site over the past few weeks due to the recent price movements. There’s a lot to cover so this might stretch into two posts. We’ll see how it goes. First, the recent pr...
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Are Value Stocks As Risky As Growth Stocks Now?Hello Monkeys, With faster economic growth, higher inflation, the improved prospect for tax reform and most importantly, higher interest rates, I would expect value stocks to outperform growth stocks going forward. However, a recent [article](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-12/even...
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The sky over Shanghai is yellow. Observations about the Chinese Equity Crisis Preface During these past few months, I’ve had courtside seats to the circus the Chinese equity market has been putting on. Working as a summer intern at a private equity firm out of Shanghai’s financial district, I’ve had the opportunity to learn from some very smart people and hear what they...
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What's your Top Stock Pick for 2017What is everyone's top stock pick to start off the new year? Explanation preferred if you throw up some no name or controversial stock. Once the year is coming to a close we could look back and see whose pick is doing the best and whose is absolute shit. As there has been a lot of haters on face...
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What's Your Top Stock Pick for 2018? As the year comes to a close and financial activity winds down for the year, what is everyone's top stock pick for 2018? What are your justifications for your pick? At the end of 2018 we can look back and see which stocks performed the best. See WSO monkeys' picks from 2017 here ...
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A series of unfortunate eventsQuote of the Day [quote]I'm convinced that this combination, under Bob Iger's leadership, will be one of the greatest companies in the world.” [/quote] A bittersweet day for Rupert Murdoch as he hands over a portion of his media empire to Disney. More on that to come... Market Snapshot 1...
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Athlete and Celebrity Investment in Start-Ups and PEIt seems like a lot of sport stars and celebrities are giving more and more money to invest in tech, start-ups or PE funds (Kobe, Lebron, Aston Kusher). Seems like everyone these days has a clothing line and a vodka to sell. Do you think this is a case of the person being smarter with money, h...
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Top Ten Business StoriesQuote of the Day [quote]We’ll miss you Janet Yellen.”—Brew Crew [/quote] Twas a big day for monetary and fiscal policy. The Fed raised rates for the third time this year, and the House and Senate Republicans agreed on a finalized tax bill, with the top individual rate at 37% and the corporat...
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UK/Euro morning podcastsUK/Euro monkeys, do you have a daily news/business/markets/investing podcast to recommend that is available before work? Would love to get a daily update in the morning on my 20min walk to work. Cheers...
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Time series forecasting v Active forecasting. When I compare analysts consensus forecast v time series forecasting, very rarely is their a big deviation. When a deviation occurs, I would go to the financial statement and if the company in question is forecasting 20% growth, I would simply take my time series forecast and multiply it by 1.20, a...
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All Financial Companies Are Overvalued?Hey everyone, So I'm a senior at a non-target who is an Equity Analyst in our Student Investment Fund for the Financial sector. My classmates and I manage a few million dollars of our endowment, and we are heavily underweight in the Financial sector right now so I need to pitch a new stock to buy. ...
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What even is a LitecoinQuote of the Day [quote]To the 53 people who've watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you?” [/quote] A @Netflix original...tweet, that is. Someone handed the Twitter account to the wrong new hire two days ago and now the company’s facing a media backlash for spyin...
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Bitcoin futures are liveQuote of the Day [quote]It is rare that you see something more volatile than Bitcoin, but we’ve found it.” [/quote] One crypto analyst referring to a crazy first day for Bitcoin futures. Don’t worry, we’ve got more... Market Snapshot Tech and energy led the way for U.S. indexes....
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Some Thoughts on Bitcoin, Part 2Here’s a link to Part 1. Let’s get right to it. Government Interference It’s no secret that governments aren’t crazy about Bitcoin. I’m convinced the only reason Bitcoin wasn’t killed in the cradle is that no one in the various world governments A) understood the technology B) understo...
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Cryptocurrency Credit Exposure QuestionI realize there are a lot of bitcoin/crypto threads discussing the technology behind it, whether it's a bubble, etc., but I am interested in a separate question and didn't want it buried within an argument. I keep coming across a lot of articles stating that there is a lot of leverage being used in ...
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Annual Revenue growth of Top 5 U.S. health insurersAt a time when the [US health insurance](http://alph.st/b3186e8e) sector stares at a rise in premium prices, amid the government’s move to repeal the Individual Mandate clause, an analysis shows that major players in the sector registered consistent revenue growth over the past ten years. $ANTM $U...
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Please invest responsiblyQuote of the Day [quote]Please invest responsibly" [/quote] Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong reminded investors of the risks associated with crypto. Yes, the price of Bitcoin is capable of moving lower. Market Snapshot The U.S. economy added 228,000 jobs in November (est: 200,000), while wages...
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Good reads on blockchain/cryptocurrencyAny suggestions on some good 101 type reads/resources on blockchain/cryptocurrency? just want to get some basic understanding of this and not to make myself look like an idiot in similar conversations....
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The First Annual WSO Fantasy Macro League 2014OK fellas i have seen a lot of half-ass macro theory on this board over the years and now I think its time to figure out who has the chops and who is the true macro master of WSO. The Rules are simple. 10 players. each player must submit 2 trades each week. Each Trade should have a thought out i...
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Future of Bitcoins and the BlockchainI'd always say that nobody can truly predict the future of the Bitcoin and the current cryptos. But if there's one thing for sure, the blockchain technology is valuable. Does that mean that Bitcoin has intrinsic value (i.e. due to the blockchain technology)? Well, not quite. Let's go back to basics...
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Tesla's a Big Wig with the Big RigsQuote of the Day [quote]#1 Jeff Bezos: Bezos won 2017 — and set Amazon up to dominate the next decade. #recode100”[/quote] Well, could’ve guessed that one. To the other 99 companies on the list...there's always 2018. Market Snapshot U.S. jobless claims fall to 5-week low. All ...
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Walmart changes name to WalmartQuote of the Day [quote]v2” [/quote] Vine co-founder Dom Hoffman sent the internet into a six-second loop by teasing the release of a new version of the social media platform. Market Snapshot The S&P stumbled through its fourth straight loss, dragged down by energy stocks. The Nasdaq ...
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Fatty Student Loans and Bonus - What to do?Hey monkeys, Tis the season of bonuses. Here's my situation: - $50,000 in student loan debt -$30k gov't at low interest rate -$20k private at high interest rate -$35,000 after tax bonus (projected) -$1,500 in savings account How would you monkeys go about restructuring your balance sheet...
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Lights. Camera. Acquisition.Quote of the Day [quote]Stupid Fun vs. Responsible Fun” [/quote] Title of a memo distributed to FCB Worldwide employees, warning them to behave at the ad agency’s holiday party. At a time when sexual harassment at the workplace is all over the news, is your company rethinking the party this ye...
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The Future of BitcoinQuote of the Day [quote] Decisions we make affect more than one billion people. Here, you shed your clothes and your inhibition.”[/quote] Gopi Kallayil, chief evangelist of brand marketing at Google, singing the praises of the Esalen Institute. The famous retreat center helps Silicon Valley ent...
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CVS Health to Acquire Aetna $CVS has agreed to acquire $AET for appox. $207 per share or approx. $69Bil. Including the assumption of $AET debt, the total value of the deal is $77Bil. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2018. [http://alph.st/bf21af3f](http://alph.st/bf21af3f) ...
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Make Hay While the Sun ShinesThere was a couple of different ways I could have gone this week. I could have talked about Silicon Valley ascending the Tower of Mauron to meet with Trumplethinskin, which is happening right now. Or I could have discussed the official launch of Google's driverless car company, Waymo. For a brief mo...
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2 Reasons Why Bitcoin Would Not Disrupt Financial InstitutionsHello Monkeys! Stumbled upon a very interesting article regarding why Bitcoin would not lead to the disintermediation and death of the banks. Here is the main takeaways of the article: [quote] A common idea about the blockchain, the technology that powers Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, is tha...
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CVS fills its presciptionQuote of the Day [quote]Venezuela will create a cryptocurrency.”[/quote] President Maduro getting with the times, announcing Venezuela’s new oil-backed cryptocurrency, the petro. Interesting decision, Mr. Maduro, but that might not be the solution to the $60 billion in debt Venezuela owes. ...
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Is value investing dead?The WSJ article, “[Investors Finding Little Value in Value Stocks, So Watch for the Rebound,](https://www.wsj.com/articles/investors-finding-little-value-in-value-stocks-so-watch-for-the-rebound-1511804545)” states the following: [quote]The U.S. stock market is showing the biggest divergence be...
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Why the question "Is Bitcoin in a bubble?" is not the right question to ask.I was talking to friends recently and though they love Bitcoin and the blockchain, they think Bitcoin is in a bubble. I don't think that's really a relevant statement. The prices of Bitcoin are extremely high, probably due to a lot of speculation, but at the same time that does not mean it's in a bu...
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Alexa, Get Me That ReportQuote of the Day [quote]I don’t think you can have an economy where people derive their income solely through donations.” [/quote] Andy Weir, author of “The Martian,” telling everyone to go fund themselves. Market Snapshot Andy Weir, author of “The Martian,” telling everyone to...
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Bitcoin Reaches an All-Time High[Bitcoin just recently hit an all-time high at $1,140.64.](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-04/bitcoin-hits-an-all-time-high-as-currency-controls-drive-fear) A couple things that continue to drive the value of Bitcoin, as noted in the above article, are capital/currency restrictions...
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160 words about BuzzFeed that will blow your mindQuote of the Day [quote][bleeped out]” [/quote] Probably everybody that owned FANG stocks yesterday. The index dropped 3.7% (or over $60 billion in value), its worst performance since Facebook’s IPO. Market Snapshot The S&P and Nasdaq fell despite a strong corporate profits report. ...
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Wings, Beer, Sports...Roast BeefQuote of the Day [quote]This is going to be the biggest bubble of our lifetimes.” [/quote] Hedge fund manager Mike Novogratz talking about Bitcoin. Nice take, Mike...but you're obviously forgetting the slinky bubble of '94. Market Snapshot U.S. indexes finished up despite concerns over a...
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Super Smash BureauQuote of the Day [quote]Wall Street hates it like the devil hates holy water.” [/quote] Illinois Senator Dick Durbin referring to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). As Richard Cordray steps down, who will step up? That’s this week’s million dollar question... Market Snaps...
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Idea Generation... and Why Wall Street Sucks at ItFinancial planners, mutual funds, ETF managers, and even Warren Buffet all say the same thing: the average investor is not capable of picking stocks and is better off investing passively. The debate of Active vs Passive investing and which is more efficient probably can't be won, so my opinion on t...
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Why Travis, whyQuote of the Day [quote]What is my belief and vision for this investment? I have only one belief—Singularity.” [/quote] Masayoshi Son’s justification for SoftBank’s $93 billion Vision Fund. If $93 billion can't fend off a robot apocalypse, then we give up... Market Snapshot The S&P...
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If minimum wage increased drastically, does your average salary increase drastically too?If your state's minimum wage increased drastically, does that mean those with a bachelors, masters or doctoral degree will also see a drastic increase in their salary also because of relativity?...
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Stuck in neutralQuote of the Day [quote]I have tremendous confidence that they will continue to build a great company that will thrive well into the future.” [/quote] Meg Whitman is stepping down as CEO of HPE. From eBay to HPE to (almost Uber), we can’t wait to see what’s in store next. Market Snapsh...
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How Tesla's Semi-Truck Event Will Affect Valuation.According to the article, [“Tesla Unveils the ‘World’s’ Fastest Production Car’ and Electric Big Rig,”](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-17/tesla-unveils-electric-semi-truck-with-semi-autonomous-features) Elon Musk unveiled the long-awaited electric semi-truck and a new Ro...
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Block PartyQuote of the Day [quote]The government has filed a lawsuit and it stretches the very reach of antitrust law beyond the breaking point.” [/quote] The DOJ is attempting to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger, and AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson is ready to take off the gloves. Market Snapshot U....
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Bad at PR, EA isQuote of the Day [quote]We dead” [/quote] Alex Medina’s careful Twitter assessment of a video showing a Boston Dynamics robot impeccably landing a backflip. Market Snapshot The Dow and S&P posted their second week of losses. Bitcoin rallied past $8,000. Foot Locker shares su...
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New Tax BillWhat do you guys think of the new tax bill? Curious to hear some opinions here. Me? I think it's BS. Unpopular with the masses, damaging to the poor and $1.5 Trillion in debt. No thanks. But idc. I'm not in the US, so would rather hear some American opinions....
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A truck fit for a MuskQuote of the Day [quote]Never say never.” [/quote] Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey on selling hard alcohol. We’ll drink to that. Market Snapshot U.S. indexes recouped yesterday’s losses. European markets gained thanks to a push from construction stocks. Oil continued to fall due ...
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IAMA Guy who just lost half a million (personal money) trading. Ask me anything.I'm in my mid 20s, went to an ivy league school, and have a pretty cute gf. Oh, and I like to make rather risky trades in my account. If you care, the loss (~$498k) represents just under half of the trading account. And most of my personal liquidity (i.e. cash) was in that account. Won't go in...
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BTC to Paypal USDHow can get perfect reward for Bitcoin to Paypal US Dollar exchange? Website, really reliable. Take a visit on the site. X-crypto...
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Dow Jones Market Cap. Weighted?Hey, does such a stock index exist where it is essentially the Dow Jones, except it is market cap. weighted instead of price-weighted? Trying to find one to prove a point about the chemicals industry....
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Trust the processQuote of the Day [quote]Trian strongly urges P&G to accept the Inspector’s tabulation and not waste further time and shareholder money contesting the outcome of the Annual Meeting.” [/quote] Whoa, didn’t see this coming. An official tally revealed that Nelson Peltz actually won a board seat ...
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Coup in Zimbabwe: Bitcoin Hits $13,500Bitcoin reached heights of almost $13,500 in Zimbabwe today. This was the local market's reaction to the military seizing power from (ex) President Robert Mugabe. This price, cited on the local Golix exchange, resulted from a shortage of hard currency. According to [Bloomberg News](https://www.bloom...
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It’s a me, MarioQuote of the Day [quote]I want to put H&M and Zara out of business.” [/quote] Rent the Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman is taking on fashion royalty. And she’s not kidding around. “I don’t want to...I plan to,” she added. Market Snapshot U.S. indexes are still dropping in the face of ta...
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GE's Disappearing DividendQuote of the Day [quote]Tesla Semi Truck unveil to be webcast live on Thursday at 8pm! This will blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension. Just need to find my portal gun…” [/quote] So if you don’t have anything better to do on Thursday at 8, come join @elonmusk ...
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Just a Couple of (Has)brosQuote of the Day [quote]It will probably end up being maybe litigation, maybe not. We’ll see how it all plays out.” [/quote] President Trump, when asked about AT&T’s bid for Time Warner. Well, that definitely cleared things up. Market Snapshot The Dow continued to fall after news that...
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Bitcoin is a fraud?Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JP Morgan, recently made [headlines](https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/13/bitcoin-fraud-jp-morgan-cryptocurrency-drug-dealers) when he said that bitcoin is a "fraud." What do you fellow monkeys think? Is Jamie Dimon Correct? Will Bitcoin go bust, or will it soar...
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What will change after this historic move from China?China has just opened its financial system removing foreign ownership limits on banks and allowing foreign firms to take majority stakes in joint ventures, insurers etc. From: [Bloomberg: China makes historic move to open market for financial firms](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-1...
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2020 VisionQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]#deleteUber” [/quote] New research shows that Uber lost significant market share to Lyft in major U.S. cities following the December 2016 boycott. It’s since rebounded in most metro areas. Market Snapshot U.S. indexes hit records on the one-year anniversary of...
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China Struggles to Ban BitcoinThe Chinese are still finding ways to buy and sell bitcoin, despite the banning of cryptocurrencies by China. Investors feared that the ban would drop demand for bitcoin as many Chinese investors were buying the currency. However, this did not occur as even more trading occurring in the OTC market. ...
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Stocks That Can Rebound in 2018I came across [this article](http://www.investopedia.com/news/7-battered-stocks-set-rebound-2018/) on Investopedia regarding 7 battered down stocks that are set to rebound in 2018. The stocks that made their list include: Macy's (M), Kroger (KR), Footlocker (FL), Navient (NAVI), General Electric (GE...
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Canada Expected To Increase Deficits This past week, the parliamentary budget overseer predicted that Canada's deficit will be 2 billion greater than forecasted. He also stated that he doesn't believe Canada will have a balanced budget until 2022. The minster of finance (Bill Morneau) reported that economic growth will slow over the ne...
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Bezos Sells 1.1B Worth of AMZN StockToday, Jeff Bezos (CEO of Amazon for those of you living under a rock) sold over $1B worth of AMZN shares as the stock reached its all time high. Following Amazon's earnings the stock grew 8%, again making Bezos the richest person in the world. Bezos still currently owns about 16% of Amazon accordin...
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Investing in Parking Spaces?[Story:](https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/realestate/parking-spaces-that-could-make-you-rich.html?smid=tw-nytrealestate&smtyp=cur) "Buying individual parking spaces is a little known but extremely appealing real estate play for small investors like Ms. Jones. The obvious selling points are compar...
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Stocks Affected By The Fall of SearsAs liquidation began at Sears locations in Canada last week, some may be wondering on which stocks will be most affected by the fall of Sears. [This article](http://business.financialpost.com/investing/sears-canada-liquidation-puts-other-companies-on-the-hot-seat) gives us the list with detailed exp...
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How Will Cryptocurrencies Affect The Finance Industry?Bitcoin has the potential to be revolutionary. However, some of the OGs envisioned cryptocurrencies becoming integrated to the financial institutions, rather than replacing the industry. [This](http://www.valuewalk.com/2017/10/will-banking-credit-work-cryptocurrency-economy/amp/) article seems to ar...
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TRS of AT1 NotesEvening, I've been reading up on the articles about Goldman offering clients TR Swaps to bet against European troubled lender's high yield AT1 notes. However, I can't quite get the mechanics. In my view, the buyer of the TRS is going long on the underlying without the exposure/risk. The seller, ...
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Wouldn't it make mathematical sense to do the exact opposite of what you were going to do in trading according to statistics?You read all these articles about the majority of stock market traders losing money but couldnt you use this knowledge of mathematical statistics to your advantage? If 90% of day traders lose money in the long run. Then wouldn't it be a good idea just to do the opposite of what your instincts are ...
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Best index funds/ETFs?Hi all, I am in my mid twenties and am trying to decide which index funds/ETFs I should invest in after working in banking/PE for a few years. I just opened a brokerage account with Vanguard and also have a 401k/IRA. Any suggestions on specific funds? Many of the investing books/articles have reco...
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Tesla (and other car companies) leasing - How does this go in the books?Hi, I am analyzing a few car companies and Tesla but I am struggling to bring back my accounting knowledge to 100%. When Tesla leases a Model S for 60 months and 800 dollars a month with Inventory value of 45,000, how is this brought to its books? I would think it would be something like this: Dr ...
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Philippine's President ordered a closure of all online gaming[Source](http://news.abs-cbn.com/business/12/22/16/duterte-says-to-order-closure-of-all-online-gaming) Apparently this sent some stocks down south (PhilWeb Corp; deals in software for gaming cafes) This just seems a little extreme to me...and everything he has been doing just seems...outta this wo...
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Jamie Dimon for treasury secretary? Thoughts? Cares? Concerns?Jamie Dimon for treasury secretary? Thoughts? Cares? Concerns? How big a bull is in the china shop? Would love to hear the pros and cons. From Reuters: [quote]Chief Executive Jamie Dimon may still be in the running to become U.S. Treasury secretary, Fox Business Network reporters said on Wednesday...
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How do floating-rate bond portfolios perform in a rising rate environment?Title says it all. I am a big fan of BDCs as a personal investment, but quite frankly I am not exactly sure how they should perform if the Fed were to keep raising rates, considering many portfolios are heavy in floating rate term loans of private/small companies. Do existing floating rate loans dec...
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Is there a problem with flying to a foreign country and selling all your bitcoins there for a markup?Some countries' Bitcoin price has a markup price compared to the U.S. like Zimbabwe whose Bitcoin price is almost double of the U.S. markets. Is there a problem if someone sells all their assets in the U.S. to buy bitcoins and then fly to Zimbabwe and selling all their bitcoins there. Essentially do...
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Why the Next Big Thing isn't happening...Marijuana has sporadically made the headlines ever since 2012 when Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize the substance for recreational use. Today, recreational use of marijuana is now legal in eight states, but it seems that nationwide legalization is far from a reality. This ...
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10/23/17 - Monday @MentionsHappy Monday WSO! Upcoming WSO Meet Ups, Podcasts, Webinars & Webinar Rewinds: Singapore Chapter WSO Networking Event, Oct 26th, 7pm, The Bank Bar Dallas WSO Networking Event, Friday Nov 3rd, 7pm, Fat Rabbit Bar Recently received an offer from Goldman Sachs by @johnbates1776". 34 SB’s. ...
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A New Market? The Long Term Stock Exchange While browsing through the WSJ, I came across this article. [https://www.wsj.com/articles/silicon-valley-vs-wall-street-can-the-new-long-term-stock-exchange-disrupt-capitalism-1508151600](https://www.wsj.com/articles/silicon-valley-vs-wall-street-can-the-new-long-term-stock-exchange-disrupt-capital...
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Keep an eye on VenmoVenmo is one thing you need to look out for. Its popularity is increasing day after day and it is proving to be a great positive for PayPal. PayPal posted [strong third quarter results ](http://alphastreet.com/b5456997)yesterday. ...
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$5k to start, where do I begin?Hello guys, I’m in my mid 20s, I saved up 5k to start investing by slaving. But before I do, I want to learn. I was recommended this forum by a friend, so I decided to join. I basically want to learn how to better analyze annual reports, and work on other due diligence skills before diving into th...
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Should You Short These 5 Hot Growth Stocks? Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Alphabet have been some of the hottest growth stocks of 2017. Short sellers, however, see the writing on the wall and have been piling into the so-called FAANG stocks in recent weeks, with Netflix leading the pack as the hottest stock among short sellers. [quo...
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10/16/17 - Monday @MentionsHappy Monday WSO! Upcoming WSO Meet Ups: Singapore Chapter WSO Networking Event, Oct 26th, 7pm, The Bank Bar Upcoming Podcasts, Webinars & Webinar Rewinds: Podcast: The Path from Banking to Google -- Sameer-- 10/24/2017 MSF Class of 2019 by @TNA". 17 SB’s. ...
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Stock Idea: Dividends from EminemEver thought about owning Media Royalties as an asset class in your portfolio? What would that even look like? One example, is profiting off every time The Real Slim Shady is streamed in Spotify, Pandora, or Youtube. According to Royalty Flow, [which recently filed for an IPO in September](https://w...
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Breaking: Healthcare Reform Collapsed, 3 Effects on EconomyAfter GOP Sens. Mike Lee and Jerry Moran defected 13 hours ago, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was forced to acknowledge defeat. The repeal and replace of Obamacare will not go through. For the markets, this is latest development indicates that the Trump administration is ineffective and has theref...
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Mighty Trump Will Wipe Out Puerto Rico's Debt...[quote] Puerto Rico bond prices fell Wednesday after President Donald Trump said the U.S. territory’s roughly $70 billion in debt may get out wiped out to help the island recover from Hurricane Maria. “You can say goodbye to that,” Mr. Trump said in an interview on Fox News during his visit t...
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Thoughts on Janet Yellen?What is your view on Janet Yellen's performance at the Fed? I've heard strong opinions for and against her. What do you think?...
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Equifax: Down For the Count?Hi Monkeys, As we all know, Equifax fudged up bigly by [failing to secure sensitive personal information, potentially impacting over 145 million individuals](https://investor.equifax.com/news-and-events/news/2017/09-07-2017-213000628 "Equifax Data Breach Press Release"). In response, affected indiv...
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Should I shift to derivatives?I have been investing for a year, always and only buying/selling stocks. Had decent returns, but I am afraid share prices are very close to their limit. Almost every stock is **WAY** above its fair value, we know that. I recently bumped into derivative instruments, and they caught my interest. I ne...
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Has Bitcoin Reached It's Max?Bitcoin has been one of the hottest investments recently. It has been a controversial investment as it has major concerns as it is not an ordinary currency. Just recently, China has closed the trading of Bitcoin and caused the price to drop. [quote] The cryptocurrency has plunged about 25% since its...
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He Musk be taking crazy pillsQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote] There is a situation where money has been flooded into an unproductive and speculative direction.”[/quote] A South Korean representative discussing why the country put an end to Initial Coin Offerings (ICO). This comes only a few weeks after China made the same decision. ...
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Boeing is Losing the Fight Against AirbusIn terms of commercial airplanes, there are two main players and two main categories. Airbus controls 60% of the narrow-body (single isle) market, and now its going after the - traditionally dominated by Boeing - wide body (twin isle) market too: United Airlines' recent [expansion](https://www.bloo...
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This Will Enable Cannabis Businesses to Flourish[Private Equity and VC firms](https://www.ganjapreneur.com/marijuana-investors/) are already making cannabis plays, but one of the main issues that impedes growth in this industry is that it is very hard for weed businesses to open up a bank account, since it's prohibited by Federal Law. Two finance...
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Abercrombie & Fitch Drops 20%Abercrombie and Fitch (ANF) shares dropped over 20% today following the news that the company ended chats with potential acquirers. Shares have rose as high as $14 over the past months as investors suspected an acquisition. April 29, it was leaked that American Eagle and ANF were having talks regard...
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Get off my lawnQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]I don’t think we’re ever going to lose money again.” [/quote] A confident American Airlines CEO Doug Parker. Between low oil prices and finding more ways to squeeze money out of passengers, AA looks to keep the good times rollin’. Market Snapshot U.S. inde...
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GOP’s dollar shave clubQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity, and I guess it’s probably something I could say that I’m very good at.” [/quote] President Trump on the GOP’s tax framework. We’ve got the details below. Market Snapshot The Dow broke its four-day losing streak...
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Fired & HiredQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]This is going to be the largest bubble of our lifetimes.” [/quote] Hedge fund manager Mike Novogratz talking about…what else? Cryptocurrencies. He went on: “You can make a whole lot of money on the way up, and we plan on it.” Godspeed! Market Snapshot The ...
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What's next for L'Oreal?The death of Liliane Bettencourt has caused a lot of speculation about the future of L'Oreal. **L'Oreal** closed at **+4.35%**, whereas **Nestlè**, which holds 22% of L'Oreal, at **-0.16%.** What do you think could happen to the French firm? Buying a larger stake of L'Oreal would cost Nestlè bill...

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