向錢汗 (Sweatin’ Money!) EP26: Back to Sundays! And SBUX, WMT, GIS, K, PEP

Welcome to 向錢汗 (Sweatin’ Money)‘s twenty-seventh episode:

In this episode, we dabble in:

  • Continual debates over the alleged “recession”.
  • Recalls.
  • Oil: Up or down?
  • Vietnam: The next 20 years.

Sources:
The World’s Debt Is Alarmingly High. But Is It Contagious?
Citi: Here Comes a Global Recession
Customers Who Just Want a Cup of Coffee are Furious About Starbucks’ New Rewards Program
AirBnB Faces Major Threat in Japan, Its Fastest-Growing Market
Plastic in Snickers bar Prompts Mars Recall in 55 Countries
Wal-Mart Sued Over Parmesan Cheese With Wood Pulp Filler
Exclusive – Govt Refiners Join Forces in Bid for Better OPEC Oil Deals
Hedge Fund Manager Puts Profile on Social Media, Lures $20-Million
The Baffling Reason Many Millennials Don’t Eat Cereal.
Another Oil Crash Is Coming, and There May Be No Recovery
Vietnam Picks New Leaders: What if Dung Goes?
New Report Lays Out Path for Vietnam to Reach Upper-Middle-Income Status in 20 Years

Companies mentioned:
-Starbucks (SBUX)
-Walmart (WMT)
-General Mills (GIS)
-Kellogg (K)
-Pepsi (PEP)

向錢汗 (Sweatin’ Money!) EP26: Back to Sundays! And GS, YELP

Welcome to 向錢汗 (Sweatin’ Money)‘s twenty-sixth episode:

In this episode, we dabble in:

  • Rate hikes look steady.
  • Goldman Sachs’ new ETF.
  • Japan’s sudden rise, despite lower GDP output.
  • OPEC announces it will reduce production.
  • Yelp! Stock prices are falling!

Sources:
Firming U.S. Inflation Keeps Fed Rate Hike on the Table
Goldman Sachs to Turn Its Hedge Fund Research Into an ETF
What’s the Difference Between a Mutual Fund and a Hedge Fund
A Yelp Employee Publicly Complained to the CEO That she Couldn’t Afford to Buy Groceries –Hours Later, She Was Fired
Why Pay Employees to Exercise When You Can Threaten Them?
This Chinese Company Moved Production to South Carolina to Save Money
How to Understand the State of Carbon Consumption
Chinese Minister Believes China’s Environmental Clean-up Could Soon Serve As a Model for the West
The Great Smog of 1952

Worst Still Ahead for Mining Industry After Losing $1.4 Trillion
What Should Gold, Silver, Platinum, and Palladium Investors Do Now?
China Ramps Up Rhetoric, Plans New Steps to Juice Up Economy

Recommendations:
Tasty Trade

Companies mentioned:
-Goldman Sachs (GS)
-Yelp (YELP)

向錢汗 (Sweatin’ Money!) EP25: President’s Day Episode. AMZN, AEM, GLD, EWJ, YELP

Welcome to 向錢汗 (Sweatin’ Money)‘s twenty-fifth episode:

In this episode, we dabble in:

  • US Federal Reserve Chairman, Janet Yellen’s remarks on February 10th to the US House of Representatives, followed by a repeat to the US Senate the next day.
  • China’s public reassurances.
  • Japan’s sudden rise, despite lower GDP output.
  • OPEC announces it will reduce production.
  • Yelp! Stock prices are falling!

Sources:
Yellen – Fed Not Likely to Reverse Course on Rates Despite Risks
As Market Rout Continues, Yellen Sticks to Her Guns
Bear market Descends on Global Stocks
Yellen on Negative Rates: ‘We Wouldn’t Take Those Off the Table”
Sweden Cuts Rates Deeper Into Negative Territory, Says May Go Further
South Korea Halts Small-Cap Equity TRading After Index Sinks 8%
World Trade at Sea Has Hangover From Party That Never Happened
Europe Banks More Oversold Than in 2008, Technicals Show: Chart
Moments After Oil Crashes To 12 Year Lows, “OPEC Heaodline” Sends it Surging Again
Gold Beats Silver Evoking Global Financial Crisis in 2008: Chart
Banks, Oil, Stocks Rally; ‘Doom Loop’? What Doom Loop?
Nightly Business Report, February 12, 2016: Bear Market Performance and Predictions
Stocks and the Economy
These 3 Factors are Sinking the World Economy
Oil Edges Down, Pares Friday’s Jump of Over 10 Percent
Hedge-Fund Estimates China’s Foreign Reserves Below Critical Level
Is China’s Crisis Being Fuelled By Miscommunication?
KYLE Bass: China is Already Out of Money
Peterson Institute: Interview with Angel Ubide

Japan Leads Asian Stock Rebound as Debt, Gold Fall; Oil Near $29
Japan GDP Growth Rate
Has the Abenomics Rally Ended? Topix Breaks From Uptrend: Chart
Asia Shares Mostly Firm, China Sets Yuan Higher

Recommendations:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Companies mentioned:
-Amazon(AMZN)
-Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM)
-SPDR Gold Trust(GLD)
-MSCI iShares Japan (EWJ)
-Yelp (YELP)

向錢汗 (Sweatin’ Money!) EP24: Oil Not Falling? China Bear or Bull? More CMG, GOOG, GOOGL, AAPL, YELP, and SBUX

Welcome to 向錢汗 (Sweatin’ Money)‘s twenty-fourth episode:

In this episode, we dabble in:

  • Robo-Advisors: Day Took R Jawbz!!!
  • China’s economy and its migrant workers during the Chinese New Year.
  • Chipotle changes its foods handling procedures.
  • Apple back on top.
  • Yelp! Stock prices are falling!

Sources:
The Rich Are Already Using Robo-Advisers, and That Scares Banks
In Huge Breakthrough, Google’s AI Beats A Top Player At the Game of Go
Why Many Chinese Migrant Workers Won’t Return From the New Year Holiday
Unpaid and Angry: The Chinese Workers Too Proud to Return Home.
There’s a New Theory About the Source of the Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak.
Why Chipotle Is Closed for Lunch Today
Chipotle Addresses Multiple Illness Culprits
Alphabet’s Time at the Top Short-lived as Apple Again Becomes World’s Most Valuable Company
Yelp’s Due for an Activist Review

Growth Worries, Rate Hike Uncertainty Pull Wall Street Down

Portfolio Review:
Starbucks Pulls Plug on Teavana Bar Plans

Investing Strategies:
What to Do After a Market Drop

Recommendations:
Is a Bear Market Upon Us? Experts Weigh In

Companies mentioned:
-Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG)
-Google/Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL)
-Apple Inc (AAPL)
-Yelp! (YELP)
-Starbucks (SBUX)

向錢汗 (Sweatin’ Money!) EP23: Oil Not Falling? China Bear or Bull? And CMG, AAPL

Welcome to 向錢汗 (Sweatin’ Money)‘s twenty-third episode:

In this episode, we dabble in:

  • Bear Markets Continue.
  • Warren Buffett Webcasts.
  • Oil cheaper than salmon, is it bottoming out?
  • Negative interest rates outside the US.
  • China’s economic direction.

Sources:
Bear Markets in Small Caps Take More to Smother
Warren Buffett Plans to Webcast Annual Meeting
Warren Buffett Controls Nevada’s Legacy Utility. Elon Musk is Behind the Solar Company That’s Upending the Market. Let the fun begin.
Barrel of Oil as Slump Deepens: Chart
Oil’s Drop Makes It Cheaper to Fill Up in Houston Than Abu Dhabi
Pickens: Oil Already bottomed –here’s what’s next
Negative Interest Rate and You
What You Need to Know About the Bank of Japan and Negative Interest Rates
China Is Getting Less and Less Bang for Its Credit Buck
Want China’s PMI Report Says About Their Economy
Economic Indicators: Purchasing Managers Index (PMI)
Manufacturing Slows Again to Start 2016, with CaiXin China PMI at 48.4
China’s Workforce Faces Tough Year Shifting Gears From Manufacturing to Services
Stock Market Selloff Exacts Toll on World’s Richest
CDC Declares Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak Over, Rallying Chain’s Stock

Alphabet Vaults Apple to Become Most Valuable Company

Portfolio Review:
Sanofi, One of Least Efficient Drugmakers, May Cut Jobs: Chart

Investing Strategies:
The Options Guide

Recommendations:
4 Key Indicators That Move the Markets

Companies mentioned:
-Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG)
-Apple Inc (AAPL)