Discussion 1: High Risk, High Rewards STocks.
The adage fortune favors the bold is certainly true on Wall Street. The biggest investing winners are the ones that arent afraid to take a risk on companies with huge long-term growth potential. Investors looking to play it safe can simply buy an S&P 500 index fund. But even for those willing to take a gamble on a handful of high-risk stocks, theres a difference between a risky investment and a reckless investment. Here are seven high-risk stocks to buy that could generate big returns, as rated by Bank of America analysts.
For the discussion, choose one of these 7 and provide your point of view as to why the stock you chose would be too risky or not a risk at all I am looking for your opinion based on the reading and HW, do not simply regurgitate what the author says. This is only ONE perspective. You can have your own as long as you can justify it. List changes in the market or within a firm that would cause the required rate of return on a firms stock to change. Explain how stock price volatility is more likely to imply risk than earnings volatility.
- Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
- Salesforce.com (CRM)
- Facebook (FB)
- MGM Resorts International (MGM)
- Netflix (NFLX)
- Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO)
- Twitter (TWTR)
Discussion 2: Retirement Plans
Retirement Plans: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) (21:29)
Saving for retirement means navigating a potential minefield of high fees and bad advice. Billy Eichner and Kristin Chenoweth share some tips. Be warned that some of John Oliver’s humor can get a bit edgy.
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Watch the John Oliver video on Retirement Plans. While he throws in a good amount of humor (some of it is fairly edgy) to explain some of the issues with the retirement industry. Discuss one takeaway you took from the video. Did any of the videos make you think a bit differently about your retirement investment strategy? Was there anything that surprised you positively or negatively?
Please consider and complete this question from the perspective of students.
You don’t have to write too much each Discussion. each Discussion 250- 450 words.