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?
Posts Categorized: Part 6 Managing Financial Resources
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 »
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?
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?
Description: A global disease outbreak isn’t the kind of risk that many investors were trained to react to. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Mar 6, 2020 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/06/business/coronavirus-stock-market.html Questions for discussion: Why has the stock market fallen in recent weeks? Why are investors uncertain about the future? What do you think are likely scenarios over the next… Read more »
Description: What a week for the U.S. stock market. In addition to plunging into a correction, defined as a decline of at least 10% from a recent high, the major benchmarks endured their worst week since the financial crisis. Source: CNBC.com Date: Feb 24, 2020 Link: https://grow.acorns.com/super-tuesday-market-sell-off-and-other-money-news-in-the-week-ahead/ Questions for discussion: What does the article suggest is happening in… Read more »
Description: The coronavirus outbreak is turning one luxury treat reserved for special occasions into a meal bargain hunters can afford. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Mar 5, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-05/virus-makes-luxe-lobsters-so-cheap-that-sellers-face-fatal-blow?srnd=premium-canada Questions for discussion: Explain the reasons for the drop off in business? How can the industry deal with this problem?
Description: For Zev Bernard, who sells baseball and softball equipment on Amazon, February tends to be one of the busiest times of the year, with athletes, coaches and fans gearing up for the new season. Opening day for Major League Baseball is in late March. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 29, 2020 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/29/amazon-sellers-scramble-to-keep-products-in-stock-amid-coronavirus.html… Read more »
Description: As technology companies continue to look for areas of growth, Africa is emerging as an area of opportunity. And Big Tech has taken notice. Companies such as Twitter, Google and Microsoft are all attempting to establish a presence in fast-growing African economies. Twitter CEO and founder Jack Dorsey, who also runs mobile payment company… Read more »
Description: NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. stock market is likely to rack up solid gains this year, but it’s vulnerable to a correction if the effect of the coronavirus outbreak worsens or the U.S. presidential race rattles investors, according to strategists in a Reuters poll. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Feb 26, 2020 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/02/26/business/26reuters-usa-stocks-poll.html Questions… Read more »