《向錢汗》(Sweatin’ Money) EP15: Cyber Monday 2015

Welcome to 向錢汗 (Sweatin’ Money)‘s fifteenth episode:

In this episode, we dabble in:

  • -Retail Slump Industry-wide

Sources:
Online Sales Already Spiking Leading into Black Friday
Pfizer Didn’t Need an Inversion to Avoid Paying US Taxes
Target and PayPal Sites Report Problems on Cyber Monday
IMF Gives China’s Currency Prized Reserve Asset Status

Investing Strategies:
10 Ways to Save Money When You’re making Minimum Wage

Recommendations:
None.

Companies mentioned:
Target (TGT)
PayPal (PYPL)
Conoco Phillips (COP)
Mobil-Exxon (XOM)
Chevron(CVX)

《向錢汗》(Sweatin’ Money) EP14: SQ, V, MA, AAPL, TWTR, PFE, AGN, WMT, MCD

Welcome to 向錢汗 (Sweatin’ Money)‘s fourteenth episode:

In this episode, we dabble in:

  • Square IPO and the CEO.
  • Airport strikes.
  • Oil prices.
  • Pfizer and Allergan merger.

Sources:
Consumer Prices Rose, Government Says
Square Prices Shares at $9 in Long-Awaited IPO
《向錢汗》Sweatin’ Money Episode 4 (Expanding on Square’s services)
Investors ‘Swipe-Right’ in Tinder-Owner Match’s Debut
CalPERS Vote to Lower Investment Return Target Draws Governor’s Ire
Airport Workers Going on Strike
Oil Ends Steady; Saudi Pledge, Glut Worry Causes Wild Ride
Thanksgiving Gas Prices Will Be Cheapest Since 2008
UnitedHealth Warns It May Exit ObamaCare Plans
What You Need To Know About the Merger of Pfizer Allergan

Dow Jones Industrial Average Gains Lead By Enthusiasm for Apple Inc. Shares; US Markets Shrug At Paris Counterterror Raid

Strong Sells at Wal-Mart, Home Depot, and TJX
McDonalds is Killing the Dollar Menu -Here’s What They’re Doing Instead

Investing Strategies:
Return on Investment vs Internal Rate of Return

Recommendations:
Stock Picking Won’t Make You a Billionaire

Companies mentioned:
Square Inc (SQ)
Visa (V)
MasterCard (MA)
Apple (AAPL)
Twitter (TWTR)
Pfizer Inc(PFE)
Allergan (AGN)
Wal-Mart(WMT)
McDonald’s (MCD)

《向錢汗》(Sweatin’ Money) Ep13: MAR,HOT STWD, SWAY, ETFC, AMTD, NWSA, BABA, AMZN, GM, TRI, MCD, BRK.A, BRK.B, GS, WMT

Welcome to 向錢汗 (Sweatin’ Money)‘s thirteenth episode:

In this episode, we dabble in:

  • Market reactions after paris terrorist attacks.
  • Marriott buys Starwood.
  • OECD’s predictions of China’s lowering economic growth rate.
  • Alibaba’s Singles’ Day, makes billions in a single day.
  • Tax evaders’ lack of punishment, and moral hazard
  • IMF currency reserve

Sources:
Global Markets Brace for Short-lived Jolt after Paris Attacks
With Marriott Starwood Deal, What Happens to Points Program?
US Charges THree in Huge Cyberfraud Targeting JPMorgan, Others
OECD sees China growth slowing to 6.5pct in 2016, 6.2 pct in ’17
Alibaba’s Singles Day Smashes Online Shopping Records
London Mansion Prices Fall 11.5% as Home ‘Bubble’ May Have Burst
UAW Extends Deadline for Ratification of GM Labor Deal
Do Tax Evaders Really Blow the Whistle on Themselves?
Treasuries Gain as Fed Speakers See Cautious Path to Rate Boost
What is the IMF’s Currency Basket?

Wall Street Drops, Posts Worst Week Since August

McDonald’s CEO Says No Plan to Spin off Properties into REIT
McDonald’s Shares Were Just Halted and Everyone Is Already Guessing Why
Buffett Cuts Goldman, Wal-Mart Stakes Ahead of $30B Deal

Investing Strategies:
Security Analysis

Recommendations:
Quantopian

Companies mentioned:
Marriot International (MAR)
Starwood Hotels & Resorts (HOT)
Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (STWD)
Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust (SWAY)
E*Trade (ETFC)
TD Ameritrade (AMTD)
News Corp (NWSA)
Alibaba (BABA)
Amazon (AMZN)
General Motors (GM)
Thomson Reuters (TRI)
McDonalds (MCD)
Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B)
Goldman Sachs (GS)
Wal-Mart (WMT)

《向錢汗》(Sweatin’ Money) Ep12: Match.com, PIMCO, TGT, C, COST, WMT, AMZN, BABA, AAPL, MCD, MSFT, KO

Welcome to 向錢汗 (Sweatin’ Money)‘s twelth episode:

In this episode, we dabble in:

  • Match.com’s valuation.
  • PIMCO tries to dismiss a lawsuit.
  • Target stays open on Thanksgiving
  • Black Friday’s Coming up: A look at some major retailers.
  • Alibaba’s lawsuits, and Jack Ma’s comments.

Sources:
The Company Behind Tinder & OKCupid Says its Worth $3.1-Billion
PIMCO Calls William Gross Lawsuit “Legally Groundless”
Target Keeps Thanksgiving Opening at 6p.m. On the Holiday
Costco vs Traget vs Walmart: Citi Takes a Look at this Retail Battle
BABA Stock: Why Jim Chanos is Wrong on Alibaba Group Holding Limited
Alibaba’s Jack Ma Says No Chance of Settlement With Kering
Is Faraday Apple’s Automotive ‘Beard’?

Wall St. Drops 1% as Rate Hike Looms

McDonalds, Microsoft a Sell For Retail Investors After Earnings Pushed Stocks Higher

Investing Strategies:
How to Invest Using Direct Stock Purchase Plans

Recommendations:
How to Create Your Own Bloomberg-Killer For Under $1000
16 Powerful Functions That Show Why WallStreeters Can’t Live Without Their Bloomberg Terminals

Companies mentioned:
Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO)
Target (TGT)
Citi (C)
Costco (COST)
Wal-Mart (WMT)
Amazon (AMZN)
Alibaba (BABA)
Apple (AAPL)
McDonalds (MCD)
Microsoft (MSFT)
Coca-Cola (KO)

《向錢汗》(Sweatin’ Money) Ep11:

Welcome to 向錢汗 (Sweatin’ Money)‘s eleventh episode:

In this episode, we dabble in:

  • Volkswagen’s other companies were also cheating.
  • El Niño’s effects on commodities.
  • Hewlett Packard (HPQ) splits into two companies.
  • Proposition F, and AirBnB
  • Walgreens (WBA) buys Rite-Aid (RAD)

Sources:
10,000+ More Volkswagen Vehicles Have Emissions Cheating Mechanisms, EPA Says
This is What El Niño Will Do to the Global Economy
Inside the Secretive Circle That Rules a $14 Trillion Market
China Global Investment Tracker
Boardroom Compensation Made This Man a Billionaire
Split HP Will Help Firms Transform at Warp Speed: Whitman
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) Complete Separation
City of San Francisco Initiative to Restrict Short-Term Rentals, Proposition F (November 2015)
Giant Pharmacy Merger: Walgreens Buys Rite Aid in $17.2 Billion Deal

Recommendations:
Where To Put Your Cash? A House or a Stock?
Selling Stocks to Buy a Home? How to Do It Right
Nightly Business Report: November 2, 2015

Companies mentioned:
Volkswagen (VLKAY,VLKPY)
Merck (MRK)
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN)
Hewlett Packard Company (HPQ)→ Hewlett Packard Inc. (HPQ)+ Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)
Rite Aid (RAD)
Office Depot(ODP)
Staples Inc (SPLS)