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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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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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The haves and the have-notsQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]On behalf of everyone at Uber globally, I apologize for the mistakes we’ve made.” [/quote] Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi in response to its London troubles. Hold on a sec…Uber? Showing remorse? Pinch us, we might be dreaming. Market Snapshot U.S. indexes fell, ...
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Facebook faces reality QUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]Like all tech leaders, Mr. Zuckerberg is often hailed as a visionary, but his primary talent is as a reactor.” [/quote] Farhad Manjoo in the NYT. Zuckerberg’s clean-up skills will be put to the test, because this time, Facebook has created a big mess. Market Snaps...
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The perfect stormQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]Control-Alt-Delete is awkward. You came up with that. Why?” [/quote] David Rubenstein, co-founder of Carlyle, asking Bill Gates why that become the combo for closing any uncooperative application. Gates said if there was one thing he could change, this was it. Market...
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Angry Birds IPOAngry Birds creator, Rovio Entertainment is targeting an IPO soon to give them a market cap of around 956M to 1.1B. The IPO is scheduled for September 29th. Shares are targeted to be around $12.20 to $12.30, hoping to raise $36 million for the company. The company is completely based on Angry Bird...
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The fate of the economyQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]We are fugitives here.” [/quote] Amidst the cryptocurrency crackdown, Bitcoin and blockchain experts have pushed up a two-day conference in Hong Kong to lower the risk of it being canceled. Market Snapshot The Dow and S&P finished slightly up after a significant...
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A bad day to be a toyQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]We will continue to support Toys “R” Us as they restructure their business.” [/quote] Toymaker Spin Master’s COO Ben Gadbois has got Toys “R” Us’ back after it filed for chapter 11. Toys aren’t always fun and games. Market Snapshot U.S. indexes fin...
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How to calculate size/company specific risk premiumHi guys, I'm currently trying to build out a DCF, and am stuck on the WACC. How do you estimate a company's size premium or company specific risk premium? I know valuation is as much art as science, but can someone at least point me in the direction of working this out please? I've tried multiple...
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Cut me some SlackQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]Troll” “Sriracha” “Pregame” “Hive mind” [/quote] A couple of our favorites from Merriam-Webster’s release of 250 new words. Market Snapshot U.S. indexes finished up ahead of the Fed’s meeting. Global indexes finished up (FTSE, NIKKEI, DAX, H...
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Is $$$Bitcoin$$$ The Next Tulip Bulb Or The Next Dell?Bitcoin was only 0.0001 USD on June 2009; after that, the price of Bitcoin rose to 0.07 USD a year later. During that time I heard the name "Bitcoin," but lazily disregarded it as a derivative of PayPal. Earlier this year, probably late to the party, I heard about Bitcoin again at a local poker game...
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Uk and real wageswhat do you guys think about the current uk real wages? ok gbp's down. ok rates are going to increase. ok inflation targets. generally speaking I know that real wages dropped because the inflation in the long run will adjust itself. thoughts?...
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Dump $ into Roth IRA before starting in IB?Hey team, I am considered dumping about 1/3 of my rainy day fund into my Roth IRA for '17 in order to meet the maximum contribution. I will be starting in IB soon and will no longer be able to contribute to it due to the income limitations. My thinking is when I am older it will be beneficial to ...
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A Preventable CrisisQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]We need to get to the bottom of this—the very bottom, the murky bottom, the dirty bottom.” [/quote] Chuck Schumer enjoys the word bottom. He doesn’t enjoy Equifax. Market Snapshot The Dow closed at a record for the third straight day. U.S. inflation fina...
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Interested in forming a crypto hedge fund?Is there anyone here that is interested in forming a crypto hedge fund? I've been researching crypto for a while now and I am certain that we can beat the market by 20% per year. I have a few sum of cash and will be graduating this December as a mediocre finance undergrad. We can use certain platfor...
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Let’s get down to brass taxQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]We can’t show up and tell them 30 of our shenanigans.” [/quote] JBS executives discussed hiding evidence in court during an ongoing corruption scandal. They decided to settle for just 20 shenanigans. Market Snapshot U.S. indexes closed at record highs for the ...
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Premium markets/economics content? What are your favorite sources for quality markets/economic content? I'm personally a huge fan of FT as well as Macro Voices (podcast). I also tried a one-month free trial for Hedgeye and it was awesome, but not even remotely in my price range. ...
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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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Hard times for Bitcoin?Rumors that Chinese government is banning Bitcoin exchanges are now confirmed, leading to Bitcoin dropping by >$1000 within... a week! Bitcoin's volatility is now known to everyone, so a value drop is nothing new. On the other hand, the stricter regulation on ICOs and local exchanges in the country...
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The greatest show in CupertinoQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]It’s worse than tulip bulbs. It won’t end well. Someone is going to get killed.” [/quote] JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon going after Bitcoin. He also reportedly called the cryptocurrency a “fraud.” Say it ain’t so, Jamie! Market Snapshot All major U.S. indexes ...
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Insurance for your insuranceQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]There may yet be a Florida insurance market on Tuesday.” [/quote] Yep, Charles Watson, it’s still standing. Even as Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc, insurers bounced back. Market Snapshot U.S. indexes surged—financials and technology led the way. The Dow fin...
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Best Crypto Currency trading platform?I know there have recently been a lot of CC threads here. I am interested in the best platforms to buy and sell CC. I know Gemini is pretty good for ETH and BCT, but what about Iota as well as others?...
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Investment in ICOsI'm looking into several ico's coming up. May be worth your time researching into those and possibly investing a sum of money (Money you can lose and don't go starving). Thank me later :D -Enigma -Wanchain -Redpulse -Kin -Doc.ai -Chainlink -Tron (Past)...
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Company Interview: 1861 Capital - AUDIT INTERNlease be as detailed as possible about the hiring process at this firm. Please include everything from your initial communications with the company, organization and planning of the interview, number and type of interviews, and any advice you might offer to other interview candidates. We also apprec...
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SEO Expert in HyderabadM. Bilal Ahmed Shaikh SEO Expert in Hyderabad, his Search Engine Optimization (SEO) skills are astonishing. He increase traffic to a website and obtain a high rank placement in search engine with his marketing skills. Bilal Shaikh SEO Professional used techniques and rank up your site in search eng...
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Let’s do the robot…togetherQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]We’re excited to find a second home.” [/quote] Jeff Bezos is looking beyond Seattle for another headquarters. The question is, will Amazon come to your city? Market Snapshot U.S. indexes fell—investors sold off financials and consumer discretionaries. U....
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First Thrones and now this…QUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]Things have been going up for too long.” [/quote] Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein on the markets. Never a good sign. Market Snapshot U.S. indexes finished higher after the government extended the debt limit deadline. Canada raised interest rates to 1% amid...
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Trump Works With Democrats To Raise Debt Ceiling Through HarveyeTrump has always hinted at working with the Democrats and on Wednesday he actually did it. He agreed with Democrats to attach over $7B of aid for Hurricane Harvey victims to the raising of the debt ceiling. In doing so, he stunned and upset the GOP. They had requested an extension on the vote of fir...
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143 Million Equifax Customers Credit Information BreachedSocial security numbers, addresses, birthdates, and driver's license numbers of 143 million US Equifax consumers were exposed according to the [WSJ](https://www.wsj.com/articles/equifax-reports-data-breach-possibly-impacting-143-million-u-s-consumers-1504819765). Also 209,000 credit cards were stole...
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Bitcoin Reaches $1900. Bubble? Today Bitcoin reached an [all-time high of $1961.70. ](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-19/bitcoin-tops-1-900-for-first-time-as-bubble-debate-grows-chart)However, skeptics believe that it is a "bubble in the making." I'm not too familiar with Bitcoin, other than the fact that it is ...
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The money is always there, somewhere...When someone loses x amount of $$$. The exact opposite happens, someone else gains the exact amount of money. So, when you hear about all these big companies or economies losing money, you know that someone else is gaining all the money that's being lost. The money is always there(in existence) and ...
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Playtime is serious businessQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]We offer friendship across the stars. You are not alone.” [/quote] NASA’s winning tweet to any extraterrestrial life forms encountered by the Voyager 1 spacecraft. Because of course aliens have Twitter. Market Snapshot U.S. indexes finished lower as investors ...
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But we hardly knew each otherQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]Haha that’s my dad…WAIT…HE DIDN’T TELL ME THAT” [/quote] Chloe Khosrowshahi, daughter of new Uber CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, finding out about her dad’s new gig from an NYTimes push notification her friend was sent. Seriously, dad? Market Snapshot U.S. in...
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Best Online Brokerage for Equity Research Reports?Does anyone know what research you can access through the various online brokerage platforms? I don't have contacts in equity research or any other means to get reports (no Bloomberg terminal) but I'm looking to get my hands on some and this seems to be the best bet. Ideally I'm looking for the same...
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The Best Sector, Asset Class, or investment idea for 2017 (that WSO didn't know existed)Now that it's bonus time for many people, I figured it would be a good time to ask an investment question. Since the stock pick question has already been taken, I wanted to throw out best Asset Class or Sector. As I enter my thirties, I am starting to have more money than ideas. Besides that, ass...
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ICO worth looking intoHere is a good list of ICOs worth looking into... Powerledger, tron, wanchain, chainlink, red pulse, enigma. Long iota and tenx too......
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Don't blinkQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote] Together the Facebook community has raised over $10 million to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey.”[/quote] Mark Zuckerberg Market Snapshot Major U.S. indexes finished up—their fifth-straight monthly gain. Inflation in Venezuela picked up again afte...
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Pulling Data from Morningstar w/ VBA - Also the Defense Sector...Hi, I was wondering if anyone is familiar with pulling data from Morningstar via VBA in excel. I'm trying to create a rugged comps model without the use of a Bloomybergy and was wondering if anyone had any insight... Secondly, XAR up 20% YTD. Who else likes defense names this year?? I feel like th...
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A BFD for GDPQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]Life is too short for long-term grudges.” [/quote] A word of advice from Elon Musk. Market Snapshot U.S. indexes finished up after a strong GDP report. The Nasdaq posted its third-straight day of gains, lifted by chipmakers. European markets ended up as ...
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Thoughts on Goldman vs Lending ClubThe NY Times had a report last week that Goldman Sachs (GS) is exploring an entrance into the consumer lending market.  Comparisons have been made between what Goldman has in mind for consumer lending and the company Lending Club (LC) that went public last year. To understand Lending Club and ...
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Welcome to the consortiumQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]Opportunity of a lifetime.” [/quote] Dara Khosrowshahi sounding ready to accept Uber’s offer. Market Snapshot U.S. indexes finished up despite uncertainty after a North Korean missile test. Finish Line shares plunged 28% on earnings call—down 60% YoY. ...
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How China Could Start A Financial CrisisChina's debt has been skyrocketing by the billions to finance their new infrastructure program, which could in turn take down the whole world's economy if it is a failure. China's current debt is 240% of their GDP, around 300% by 2020, certainty very alarming and could lead for a huge downfall. The ...
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"In a Blast from Financial Crisis Past, Synthetic CDOs are back"Similar to ~2006, in a desperate attempt to chase alpha greater than what securities and government bonds afford, asset managers are flocking to CDOs once again. They're packaged a bit differently this time, but interesting how history has a way of repeating itself. In my opinion, it's only a matter...
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Get to know the CEOQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” [/quote] Wise words from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Although, a window seat would be nice. Market Snapshot The NASDAQ and S&P finished up on light trading post-Q2 earnings. ...
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Trouble in Samsung paradiseQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote] Nothing sedates rationality like large doses of effortless money.”[/quote] Timeless words from Warren Buffett. Market Snapshot The Dow and S&P got a boost from most sectors showing solid weekly gains. Asia stocks gained despite policy uncertainty in D.C. ...
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Honest Discussion About DeregulationAs with almost every issue, more is not always better. There is an optimal middle ground in terms of financial (de)regulation. The relevant questions is: where do we stand in relation to the optimum amount of regulation. The economy is doing well, but is this despite of, independent of, or due to re...
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U.K. Economy Weaker Than We Thought According to UBS ModelUBS AG is claiming that the U.K. economy is heading for near-stagnation GDP growth. In an [article](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-23/u-k-economy-may-be-even-weaker-than-it-looks-says-ubs-model) from Bloomberg, [quote] Economists led by Pierre Lafourcade at Switzerland’s largest...
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The party is over for Initial Offering Coin (ICO)It has been a wild run for ico. We see new coin listings every week: Ascendancy, Golem, Tao, etc. Here is a full list of current ICOs: https://www.ico-list.com/ However, the SEC has jumped in and put things into perspective. From dealbreaker.com: [quote] The Securities and Exchange Commission is...
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Driving straight, with blindfolds onQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]When there is nothing left to sell, they will sell their souls to the devil.” [/quote] Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Lula, for short) is pretty, pretty bitter about the current administration’s efforts to privatize dozens of government holdings. ...
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Have your meat and eat it tooQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]Most of our shrinkage came in the second quarter and we couldn’t adapt fast enough for that.” [/quote] WPP CEO Martin Sorrell on the ad company’s poor performance. George Costanza quickly came to its defense, yelling: “It was in the pool!!” Market Snapshot ...
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Need advice on Leveraged ETFsAlright, so I recently began investing and initially had all my money in SPY as over the years passive investing has been pounded into my head. I still believe that for my goals passive investing is the best way to go. However recently I learned about leveraged ETFs such as SPXL, which aims for 3x ...
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It’s hard out here for a printQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]Politics will probably play a greater role in affecting markets than we have experienced any time before in our lifetimes but in a manner that is broadly similar to 1937.” [/quote] Grim words from Ray Dalio. Someone want to give this guy a cookie or something? Market...
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Anyone betting on SDRL earnings report?Are there anyone here betting on SDRL? Curious to see if there's any of you betting on SDRL Aug24 earnings report......
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Off-road, on the marketQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]It’s more critical than ever that Snapchatters have access to the best journalism in the world.” [/quote] Sean Mills of Snapchat. After NBC’s impressive debut of its show “Stay Tuned,” CNN will see how the filter fits with “The Update.” The three-minute program...
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Footlocker Plummets 28% On Q2 EarningsOn Friday, Footlocker's stock (NYSE:FL) dropped nearly 28% following its Q2 reports. You can read a summary about their reports [here.](http://nypost.com/2017/08/18/foot-lockers-struggles-may-stem-from-lack-of-innovative-new-products/) FL missed analyst estimates on revenue, profit, and margins, lea...
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Walmart > Amazon Many of us may think Amazon is dominating the retail world, however [this article](https://finance.yahoo.com/news/walmarts-sales-numbers-make-amazon-look-small-200339007.html) explains that Walmart is the real retail leader at the moment. Walmart's generated $308B USD in revenue in 2016 making Amazo...
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Ridin’ solarQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]Just as punching the gas pedal to climb a steep hill is tough on a car, dramatic shifts in energy supply or demand are challenging for the grid.” [/quote] That’s Jessica Wells of Duke Energy, explaining why the solar eclipse is going to cause headaches for grid operators...
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Thoughts on using Health Savings Accounts (HSA) as a form of investing?Curious if anyone has strong thoughts on the value of contributing to a Health Savings Account (HSA)? Open enrollment just ended at my current firm and I decided not to participate in one this year but thinking about it next year. I am currently 25 and single, but it seems like a pretty decent way ...
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What's the Next Hot Financial Sector/Product?There is always a hot, desirable field in finance. Asset Management providing ETFs, or passive investing is hot right now. Mortgage backed securities were popular in the '00s before the recession. VCs and tech stocks were the thing in the '90s, before the dot-com bubble bursted. Junk bonds grew a lo...
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Political Bias Affecting Investing BehaviorThe episode of Bloomberg’s Odd Lots Podcast form August 11th was titled "The Biggest Lesson Investors Should Have Learned From the Crisis”, and there was a post about that a few weeks ago. The guest was Mark Dow, a global macro trader and financial blogger and it ended with something Joe Weisent...
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Canadian banks and cross-listed stocksHey guys. I am new on this forum. First i want to apology if my english isn't perfect. My mean language is french (I also see this forum as a good opportunity to increase my writing skills in english). Anyway long story short, i recently bet on the Canadians banks because of the enhanching economic...
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Aggressive Growth Strategies Monkeys, What are good aggressive growth index funds, ETFs, of other strategies to put principal into and sit on for at least 5 years? Minimum investment of $1,000 or less....
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We like esports and we don’t care who knowsQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]There’s a high demand for reliable, independent measurement of value in esports.” [/quote] The president of Nielsen Entertainment, Howard Appelbaum. His company announced an initiative to start getting into the weeds of the growing esports industry. Market Snapshot...
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Everything’s bigger in ChinaQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]Many participants ... saw some likelihood that inflation might remain below 2 percent for longer than they currently expected, and several indicated that the risks to the inflation outlook could be tilted to the downside." [/quote] From the Fed Minutes. As you can see, infl...
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A Bezos always repays his debtsQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]There’s a lot of people right now…in panic mode.” [/quote] That’s the CEO of Dicks Sporting Goods, Edward Stack, discussing the chaotic retail industry. It was a bad day for Dicks, but other retailers picked up the slack. Find out which ones below Market Snaps...
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Really trapped... How to get an econ degree or equivalent skills/knowledge after law school?!Here is a tragic story to amuse you monkeys: I am an international student who have studied law during undergraduates (we have law school for undergraduates), and is now a second year JD at T10 law school here. My parents are successful law professor and lawyer in my home country, and I found myse...
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Fire, fury and profitsQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]America's leaders must honor our fundamental values by clearly rejecting expressions of hatred, bigotry and group supremacy." [/quote] CEO of Merck, Kenneth Frazier, as he stepped down from Trump’s manufacturing council. Under Armour CEO, Kevin Plank, and Intel chief, Bria...
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Anyone own Bitcoin?I currently have two small positions in Bitcoin and Ethereum. Anyone else own any digital currencies? Any thoughts in general about them?...
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modelling M&A impact on acquirerHi Guys I am looking at a company that completed an acquisition a year ago and am trying to work out what to look at and in how much detail insofar as the acquired company is concerned. The acquired company accounts for only 10% to 15% of the balance sheet of the new company post acquisition. Shou...
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You've been servedQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]I’m working on the SoundCloud thing." [/quote] In July, Chance the Rapper tweeted his support for the struggling music streaming service. And thanks to a last-second investment round, SoundCloud lives to see another day. Market Snapshot Major U.S. indexes finish...
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Facebook Secretly Releases App In ChinaWith Facebook being banned in China, Facebook has created a new app titled "Colorful Balloons". The app is similar to the Facebook Moments app. This app connects those using WeChat, China biggest social network. The app collects your photos and allows you to share them using a QR code, however Face...
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Investing in Medical/Dental PracticesWould appreciate insight from anyone with knowledge or experience: I have a few friends graduating from top medical and dental schools who hope to one day partner with me in buying existing practices or opening up new ones and hiring dentists to work for us. They claim that their expertise and my l...
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Investing my summer intern salary I made around $8000 as a Finance Intern. I want to invest this money, I don't trade what should I do?...
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It's time to legoQUOTE OF THE DAY [quote]We have to stay with our heritage and our heritage is around the brick." [/quote] Lego’s former-CEO Bali Padda. Be the brick. See the brick. YOU ARE the brick. Market Snapshot Major U.S. indexes finished lower for the third straight day. The Dow experienced ...
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Yield to Maturity - Reinvestment AssumptionHi all, I'm slightly confused about the reinvestment assumption involved in calculating the YTM. I've always thought of the YTM as being the annualised yield earned by an investor who holds their bond to maturity, taking into account the initial price they paid for it, and assuming that all coupon...
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Cryptocurrencies - how to trade them?Hello - sorry if this is a duplicate post in some aspects, but I searched the website for Ether or Ethereum and could not find anything so I'm creating a new post. I've been advised to start buying some Ether / Ethereum, which is the newest hot cryptocurrency (after bitcoin). I have done some rese...
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Studying cryptocurrency: great idea or waste of time?Hi everyone, I am currently studying in a Business School and I wanted to know if you think it is worth to spend time learning cryptocurrencies and everything around (blockchain, bitcoin...). This is something we won’t study at school and I thought it could maybe be interesting to precisely figur...
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Do you watch Mad Money?Hey Monkeys,  I haven't watched Mad Money in a while, but yesterday I watched Mad Money. I thought the show was fairly interesting. I did some research on Cramer and he was a former HF manager, but he had some serious hiccups like telling people to hold Bear Stearns during the early parts of the f...
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Blue Apron stock tanks 15% after first earnings reportBlue Apron (NYSE:APRN) plunges on the open after execs warn on the earnings conference call about unexpected costs related to setting up a new manufacturing facility. The company's management also said that labor wage pressure is a factor for its bottom line. Shares are down 16.35% to $5.19 and tr...

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