Reality Sets In: Cramer’s ‘Mad Money’ Recap (Monday 3/16/20)

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Description: It’s finally starting to dawn on people that the coronavirus is a real crisis, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers after a horrific day on Wall Street. Cramer said with so many people panicking, it’s time to stop buying the averages and circle around high-quality, recession-proof stocks that can weather this storm. Source:… Read more »

Working from home successfully takes effective communication and embracing the ‘outfit mullet’

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Description: Ontario Premier Doug Ford declared a state of emergency due to COVID-19 on Tuesday, which will require thousands of people to work from home. Experts say the key to successful remote work is to have open lines of communication with managers, and to act like you’re working in an office. Source: YahooFinance.com Date: Mar… Read more »

Why Tech Companies Can Regain Consumer Trust as Coronavirus Crisis Continues

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Description: As the government continues to wrestle with the COVID-19 epidemic, US consumers and news organizations have rediscovered one of the things that made social media so valuable: Democratizing information about a fast-moving global story brings to light important narratives that official sources may miss, ignore or suppress. Source: eMarketer.com Date: Mar 17, 2020 Link:… Read more »

Regeneron Surges After Identifying Coronavirus Antibodies

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Description: Regeneron said it could produce ‘hundreds of thousands’ of does per month by the end of the summer if trials of its cocktail coronavirus treatment prove successful. Source: TheStreet.com Date: Mar 17, 2020 Link: https://www.thestreet.com/investing/regeneron-surges-after-identifying-coronavirus-antibodies Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the pharmaceutical effort to stop the spread of the Coronavirus?… Read more »

Disney to Temporarily Close Florida and Paris Theme Parks

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Description: Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Paris Resort will close beginning Monday through to the end of March. Source: TheStreet.com – video report Date: Mar 12, 2020 Link: https://www.thestreet.com/markets/disney-florida-paris-theme-parks-coronavirus Questions for discussion: Why are Disney operations particularly vulnerable to concerns over the Coronavirus scare? What can be done to mitigate lost business?

Working and Studying from Home Shines a Light on Digital Usage

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Description: eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver and senior forecasting analyst Oscar Orozco discuss how digital adoption has made it possible—or not—for people to work, study and entertain themselves from home during the COVID-19 outbreak. Who doesn’t use the internet? Do people spend more time watching Netflix or YouTube? And which platforms get the most social… Read more »

Mark Cuban’s ‘No. 1 rule of investing’ when you don’t know what to do about the market

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Description: During times of uncertainty in the stock market, billionaire Mark Cuban follows what he called the “No. 1 rule of investing”: “When you don’t know what to do, do nothing,” he said in 2016 on the Cyber Dust app. Source: CNBC.com Date: Mar 9, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/09/mark-cubans-no-1-rule-of-investing-when-you-dont-know-what-to-do.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: What does Mark Cuban say about investing?… Read more »

Are we really … drinking less? Or why White Claw’s arrival means more bad news for brewers

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Description: Despite some signs that younger generations aren’t as into alcohol as their parents, Canadians don’t appear to be drinking less overall, just less beer Source: FinancialPost.com Date: Mar 6, 2020 Link: https://business.financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/are-we-really-drinking-less-or-why-white-claws-arrival-means-more-bad-news-for-brewers Questions for discussion: What is happening to beer and alcohol consumption in Canada? What are the reasons for these changes? What can… Read more »

Two futurists predict a decade of powerful innovations: “Faster and better, and cheaper than anyone can imagine.”

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Description: Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler make their case in a new book “The Future Is Faster Than You Think.” Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Mar 6, 2020 Link: https://fortune.com/videos/watch/964fb3ae-5def-4d56-8e8c-56edbbb4de90?activePlaylistName=On%20Leading Questions for discussion: What are the highlights presented in this video report? What does the message suggest about innovation, business development and investing?

There’s plenty of toilet paper in the US – so why are people hoarding it?

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Description: The other day I went into Costco to buy some toilet paper. It came as a small shock when I couldn’t find a single roll. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com Date: Mar 11, 2020 Link: https://www.yahoo.com/news/theres-plenty-toilet-paper-us-122309255.html Questions for discussion: What does the report say about human behavior and consumer products? How should business people deal with this understanding?