Bullish Estimates Fail to Keep Up With S&P 500 Gain

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Description: Strategists at Wall Street’s biggest securities firms can’t keep up with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index after the steepest surge since the 1930s. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: 9/23/2009 Keys: Stock markets, economy Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=azdTAKZ2QQ7w Questions for discussion: Summarize the explanations for the rise in stock markets as well as the arguments saying they are… Read more »

Oil hovers above $60

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Price of crude fluctuates as the dollar weakens and a report shows China’s demand for energy recovering. Source: CNNMoney.com Date: 5/22/2009 Keys: Economics, stock markets, GDP Link: http://money.cnn.com/2009/05/22/markets/oil/index.htm?postversion=2009052210 Questions for discussion: Why does the price of oil affect the economy as much as it does? If oil prices are rising, why can that be interpreted… Read more »

Buffett’s investment advice

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The legendary investor says the last thing you should do is buy and sell stocks for quick profit. Embedded video from CNNMoney.com Video Source: CNNMoney Reports – video report Date: 5/07/2009 Keys: Finance, investing, stock markets Link: http://money.cnn.com Questions for discussion: According to Buffett, ignoring the “ups and downs” and only looking at the long… Read more »

AIG names names, now what?

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How did the largest insurance company in the world fall apart? Who’s to blame? Watch Poppy Harlow’s attempt to explain the decisions being made by managers, investors and governments. Source: CNN – video report Date: 3/16/2009 Keys: Finance, stock markets, banking, insurance, government Embedded video from <a href=”http://money.cnn.com/video” mce_href=”http://money.cnn.com/video”>CNNMoney.com Video</a> Link:  http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2009/03/16/news.031609.maloney.cnnmoney/ Questions for discussion:… Read more »