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THE BOTTOM LINE: Gary Shilling on expensive stocks and Alibaba vs. Amazon

This week: Alibaba has been one of the best-performing mega-cap stocks of the year, surging 100%. Most recently, they had a blockbuster quarterly earnings report, and hedge fund manager David Tepper took a large stake in the company. It’s is now closing the gap on Amazon, another rapidly-growing tech giant. […]
THE BOTTOM LINE: Gary Shilling on expensive stocks and Alibaba vs. Amazon
News

Why most people refuse to sell their lottery tickets for twice what they paid

The lottery provides a wonderful real life test for how the cognitive bias of regret avoidance impacts our decision making. The Powerball jackpot rose to $US700 million at the time the above video was first published – the current Powerball jackpot has reached over $US620 million. Meanwhile, the Mega Millions […]
Why most people refuse to sell their lottery tickets for twice what they paid
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HENRY BLODGET: Seeing more scepticism around Trumponomics

The IMF recently cut its US GDP growth forecasts to 1.8% longer term and to 2.1% for this year and next. This is far from what Trump promised during his campaign to more than double the US growth rate to 4%, a vow that has since been downgraded to 3% […]
HENRY BLODGET: Seeing more scepticism around Trumponomics
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Henry Blodget on how to avoid getting “Amazoned”

Warren Buffett invested $US377 million in the REIT Store Capital which caused the stock to rise 11% on the news. This REIT has a portfolio of leases that are primarily held by services companies that require human interaction. These types of businesses are generally pretty Amazon-proof which makes it an […]
Henry Blodget on how to avoid getting “Amazoned”
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RICH GREENFIELD: There is just one way for Snapchat to survive Facebook

Rich Greenfield, BTIG media and tech analyst, came by Business Insider for an interview with executive editor Sara Silverstein. In this clip he explains the only way Snapchat can survive its competition with Facebook. Following is a transcript of the video. Sara Silverstein: And one more. Just Snap. How are […]
RICH GREENFIELD: There is just one way for Snapchat to survive Facebook
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Market euphoria is at a 20-year high

We take another look at the high market valuations while also considering the extremely low levels of fear in the market as measured by the VIX. In the past David Bianco of Deutsche Bank has said if you look at the ratio of the S&P P/E to the VIX it […]
Market euphoria is at a 20-year high
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CARL WEINBERG: We don’t have enough workers to get to 3% GDP growth

High Frequency Economics’ chief economist Carl Weinberg sat down with Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget on this week’s episode of The Bottom Line. Weinberg says we don’t have enough workers to get to 3% growth. Following is a transcript of the video. Weinberg: The stock market says the consensus still […]
CARL WEINBERG: We don’t have enough workers to get to 3% GDP growth
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THE BOTTOM LINE: On jobs, trade, and the real problem with the economy

This week: High Frequency Economics’ chief economist Carl Weinberg says we don’t have enough workers to get to 3% growth. Ian Bremmer of the Eurasia Group explains why free trade doesn’t help everyone. Bremmer also explains why jobs in America are disappearing. Henry Blodget shows the most important chart in […]
THE BOTTOM LINE: On jobs, trade, and the real problem with the economy
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Buying Tesla stock is like buying a call option on Elon Musk

Tesla was downgraded from “overweight” to “equal-weight” by notorious Tesla bull Adam Jonas of Morgan Stanley. Business Insider global editor-in-chief and CEO Henry Blodget dives deep into his assumptions to determine how realistic his price targets are. Get the latest Tesla stock price here.
Buying Tesla stock is like buying a call option on Elon Musk
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$385 BILLION FUND CHIEF: India is the most attractive emerging market

Martin Gilbert is the cofounder and CEO of Aberdeen Asset Management, a $US385 billion UK-based money manager. The fund giant specialises in equities, fixed income, alternatives and property. It has announced a merger with UK peer Standard Life, in a deal that would create a group with a combined £581 […]
$385 BILLION FUND CHIEF: India is the most attractive emerging market
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THE BOTTOM LINE: Jamie Dimon and trillion dollar Apple

This week’s topics include: An interview with Jamie Dimon on how to increase economic growth in the US. The CEO of Aberdeen Asset Management, which has nearly $US400 million under management, on complacency in the market, the state of the asset management industry and investment opportunities in India. Henry Blodget […]
THE BOTTOM LINE: Jamie Dimon and trillion dollar Apple
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Science says surfers are good for economic growth

Those nomadic surfers looking for the next big surf break can also be leading indicators of economic growth as well as lifestyle icons. The discovery of high quality surf breaks by the surfing community boosts economic growth in nearby areas, according to a study of 5000 surf breaks round the […]
Science says surfers are good for economic growth
Tech

PODCAST: How to prepare for digital disruption

We’ve partnered with Bankwest to bring you the latest information and insights to help your business grow, and assist with planning for the future. See how Bankwest makes banking easier for clients by providing banking solutions for growth. Welcome to the second episode of Business Insider Foundations, where we discuss […]
PODCAST: How to prepare for digital disruption
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PODCAST: An economic update for Australian businesses

We’ve partnered with Bankwest to bring you the latest information and insights to help your business grow, and assist with planning for the future. See how Bankwest makes banking easier for clients by providing banking solutions for growth. We’ve started a brand new podcast called Business Insider Foundations. It’s all […]
PODCAST: An economic update for Australian businesses
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Learn how you can take control of your finances

Not all of us had the chance to study finance in school, but that doesn’t mean we’re doomed to make bad decisions with our cash. With the Complete Finance & Economics Bundle, you can brush up the skills essential for leading a sound financial future.
Learn how you can take control of your finances
Markets

Macquarie downgrades its outlook for Australia

Macquarie Bank isn’t buying the hype. The bank has downgraded its outlook for Australia’s GDP growth over the coming years, anticipating a further delay in projected business investment driven by a slower US expansion under the Trump administration and continuing uncertainty arising from elections around the world next year. It […]
Macquarie downgrades its outlook for Australia