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A Market Sell-Off and the Woes of High-Frequency Traders

WSJ MoneyBeat

First, MoneyBeat examines whether Tuesday's sell-off means we can expect more stock market volatility in the near future. Then, an in-depth look at the many woes facing the high-frequency trading industry.

0 Min

Mar 22, 2017

This Week: Housing, Business Spending, the Fed

WSJ MoneyBeat

The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to preview this week's economic calendar, looking at new housing data, business spending, and whether any scheduled speakers will hint at the Fed's next move.

16 Min

Mar 19, 2017

A Tale of Two Economies -- Which One is Right?

WSJ MoneyBeat

Two regional branches of the Federal Reserve that track the U.S. economy are drawing different assessments about its rate of expansion. MoneyBeat attempts to figure out which one makes the most sense.

23 Min

Mar 17, 2017

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41 min
Mar 16, 2017
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William D. Cohan returns to definitively break down the importance of Wall Street, and how it can restore trust and transparency so that it can work correctly again.

25 min
Mar 15, 2017
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The MoneyBeat camp breaks down how the Fed finally raising interest rates will impact the markets and beyond. Plus, a cold-weather coat company heats up the IPO market.

18 min
Mar 12, 2017
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Jeffrey Sparshott discusses what's in store on the coming week's economic calendar with a look at the Fed's two day policy-setting meeting, inflation and retail sales data, and more.

25 min
Mar 10, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's James Mackintosh joins Paul Vigna, Corrie Driebusch and Stephen Grocer to discuss how the current market's optimism can lead to risk, and whether it's already gone from enthusiasm to euphoria.

26 min
Mar 9, 2017
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John Buckingham, Chief Investment Officer at AFAM Capital Asset Management, joins Stephen Grocer, Spencer Jakab, and Chris Dieterich to talk all things value investing and the best ways to pick stocks in the current market.

12 min
Mar 5, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to preview this week's economic calendar, including new data on trade and jobs and what it all means for the Fed.

24 min
Mar 3, 2017
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The MoneyBeat camp recaps Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen's Chicago speech, and what may be in store for interest rates in the near future. Then, a break down of Snap Inc.'s second day as a publicly traded company.

23 min
Mar 1, 2017
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As Snap Inc. prepares to price its initial public offering, Miriam Gottfried, Maureen Farrell and Pivotal Research's Brian Wieser join the show to break down what it could really be worth, and whether it's poised to awaken a dormant tech IPO market.

30 min
Feb 28, 2017
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William Cohan, author of "Why Wall Street Matters," joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to discuss everything right and wrong with Wall Street and why it remains an essential institution despite its flaws.

25 min
Feb 27, 2017
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With U.S. debt poised to surpass $20 trillion, Gerstein Fisher's Gregg Fisher joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to discuss what this level of public debt represents, its ramifications, and possible implications for investors.

22 min
Feb 26, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Ian Talley joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to preview a busy economic week, looking at the Fed, new data, and President Trump's big address to the nation.

33 min
Feb 25, 2017
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MoneyBeat's book club round table welcomes Liaquat Ahamed, author of 'Lords of Finance: The Bankers who Broke the World,' for a discussion about what the powerful central bankers of a century ago can teach us about policies today.

29 min
Feb 24, 2017
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The MoneyBeat camp goes head to head in an all out market debate with predictions on where the current rally is going, and how Washington politics and Corporate America will impact the market's record run.

22 min
Feb 23, 2017
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Nicole Friedman and Erik Holm join Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to break down the most important things to watch for ahead of Warren Buffett's highly anticipated annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders.

24 min
Feb 23, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's executive Washington editor Gerald Seib joins Paul Vigna, Stephen Grocer and Ben Eisen to discuss why a tax overhaul continues to face an uncertain path and the complications standing in way.

21 min
Feb 20, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Josh Mitchell joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to talk about this week's calendar, looking at the Fed, the housing market, and earnings from major retailers.

30 min
Feb 17, 2017
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First, Chris Dieterich and Gunjan Banerjito talk the decline of the Catalyst Hedged Futures Strategy fund and how its $600 million loss impacts Wall Street. And can Kraft Heinz really afford a merge with Unilever? Stephen Wilmot and Erik Holm join the show to break it down.

27 min
Feb 16, 2017
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With Snap Inc. set to roadshow its IPO, Triton CEO Rett Wallace joins Paul Vigna, Stephen Grocer and Maureen Farrell to break down everything you need to know if you're thinking of buying stock.

18 min
Feb 14, 2017
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William Blair's Brian Singer joins Paul Vigna, Stephen Grocer, and Tim Puko to discuss the key factors driving steady oil prices, whether prices will rise, and if the markets should remain optimistic.

29 min
Feb 13, 2017
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Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer sit down with Danielle DiMartino Booth, author of "Fed Up: An Insider's Take on Why the Federal Reserve Is Bad for America," who breaks down the Fed in layman's terms, and makes the case for why it needs to be rebuilt to benefit people outside of Wall Street.

21 min
Feb 12, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Josh Zumbrun joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to preview the week's economic calendar, including housing and retail data, and whether Janet Yellen will hint at what's in store for the Fed in her first appearance before a new Congress.

28 min
Feb 10, 2017
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Oliver Ireland, partner at Morrison & Foerster and former Associate General Counsel at the Federal Reserve, breaks down all things Dodd Frank, from the potential changes in store for regulation, and what amending legislation could mean for Wall Street.

23 min
Feb 7, 2017
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First, Chelsey Dulaney and Sarah Krouse join Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to discuss how alcohol produced abroad is crowding up liquor store shelves thanks to the strong U.S. dollar. Then, David Benoit joins the show to talk why the Patriots' Super Bowl win could mean bad news for the stock market.

16 min
Feb 5, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath previews this week's economic calendar with a look at what's in store for trade data, the Fed, and more earnings.

21 min
Feb 3, 2017
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On the heels of the Trump administration's scaling back of the Dodd-Frank financial-overhaul law, the Wall Street Journal's banking team distills what it could mean for regulation and the possible ramifications.

15 min
Feb 1, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's executive Washington editor Gerald F. Seib joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to discuss how Donald Trump's first weeks in office have impacted the markets, and how his first 100 days in office are poised to shake up Washington.

21 min
Feb 1, 2017
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Could private equity be coming to your 401(k)? Pantheon's Kevin Albert and KKR's Michael Gaviser join the MoneyBeat team to talk about how this unlikely pairing may be possible.

22 min
Jan 31, 2017
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Greg Peters, Senior Portfolio Manager of the Prudential Total Return Bond Fund, previews what's in store for interest rates and how a new Donald Trump era will impact the Fed moving forward.

18 min
Jan 29, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Josh Mitchell joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to preview this week's economic calendar, looking at what's in store for the Fed, jobs and more earnings.

20 min
Jan 27, 2017
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Amid President Trump's war of words regarding the controversial Mexican border wall, Ben Eisen, Tim Puko and Alison Sider join MoneyBeat to talk potential ramifications regarding border taxes, trade, markets and beyond.

22 min
Jan 25, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Maureen Farrell and Bullpen Capital's Duncan Davidson join Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to talk what's in store for investors and companies looking to go public in 2017, and whether the IPO market is poised to heat up in the coming year.

17 min
Jan 22, 2017
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On the heels of a brand new administration, the Wall Street Journal's Jeffrey Sparshott joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to preview what's in store for the economy this week.

25 min
Jan 20, 2017
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First, Chris Dieterich and EverBank's Chris Gaffney break down what Wall Street can make of Trump's inauguration speech and how it will carry into a new presidential administration. Then, a look at the fate of railroad company CSX after a former rail rival's sudden switch.

30 min
Jan 19, 2017
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As Dow 20,000 remains just out of reach, author and Manhattan College professor Charles Geisst joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to discuss the Dow Jones Industrial Average and what the blue chip gauge can teach us today.

25 min
Jan 18, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Josh Zumbrun and MarketWatch's Tim Mullaney join Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to discuss the latest data on wage growth and whether it's enough to power the economy in 2017.

15 min
Jan 15, 2017
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MoneyBeat's preview of the economic calendar packs a lot in a holiday shortened week, covering everything from consumer prices and the ECB meeting to Friday's inauguration.

20 min
Jan 14, 2017
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What's in store for stocks when Trump takes the oath of office? Fundstrat Global Advisors' Thomas Lee discusses why the markets may be in for a bumpy ride in 2017.

27 min
Jan 13, 2017
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Lex Sokolin, Global Director of Fintech Strategy at Autonomous Research, discusses technology's evolving role in financial services and offers predictions for what's in store for the FinTech world in 2017.

23 min
Jan 11, 2017
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Ahead of this week's bank earnings reports, MoneyBeat looks at whether stocks have come too far too fast since the Trump election. Plus, what to expect from big banks on Friday.

24 min
Jan 10, 2017
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First, Greg Zuckerman joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to discuss the latest on Jeremy Grantham's money management firm and why investors are fleeing active managers in general. Then, a look at how hedge fund CEO Robert Mercer is poised to be a major player in the rise of Donald Trump's Washington.

18 min
Jan 8, 2017
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As the Dow continues to inch toward 20000, MoneyBeat previews the week ahead with an in-depth look at retail sales, bank earnings, and more.

23 min
Jan 6, 2017
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ClearBridge Investments' Jeffrey Schulze joins Paul Vigna, Stephen Grocer and Sarah Krouse to break down December's jobs report, with an in-depth look at the numbers and what it all means for a new administration in 2017.

27 min
Jan 3, 2017
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Before breaking the new year in, MoneyBeat takes one final look at the past year's biggest winners and losers and what it will all mean going into 2017.

13 min
Dec 31, 2016
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Previewing the first week of 2017, MoneyBeat breaks down what's in store for auto sales, manufacturing, and a highly anticipated jobs report.

26 min
Dec 30, 2016
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As 2016 winds down, the Dow just misses out on 20000 but Bitcoin ends the year strong. MoneyBeat breaks down what it all means and what's in store for 2017.

23 min
Dec 27, 2016
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Paul Vigna, Ben Eisen, and Sarah Krouse talk the slow-down toward Dow 20000 amid an exceedingly quiet holiday season. Then, the Wall Street Journal's Andrew Tangel joins the show to talk what a new high for the U.S. dollar means for the manufacturing sector.

35 min
Dec 22, 2016
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Columbia Threadneedle's Jeff Knight, Natixis Global Asset Management's David Lafferty and Fidelity's Jurrien Timmer join Paul Vigna, Stephen Grocer, and Chris Dieterich to break down what's in store 2017 with a look at markets, new policies out of Washington, and where it all leaves the Fed.

35 min
Dec 22, 2016
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The MoneyBeat camp inaugurates its book club round table with a deep dive into the best finance books covering stocks, the markets and Wall Street.

24 min
Dec 21, 2016
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As 2016 draws to a close, JP Morgan Asset Management's Bob Michele joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to recap a whirlwind year, breaking down all the winners and losers from the bond market.

23 min
Dec 20, 2016
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First, James Mackintosh joins the show from London to talk whether rising bond yields will be an issue for the stock market in 2017. Then, with the Dow standing in the shadow of 20000, a look at what it will mean for the markets.

21 min
Dec 17, 2016
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Stephen Grocer and the MoneyBeat camp predict what we can expect from Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen on the labor market. And will we finally see Dow 20,000?

24 min
Dec 16, 2016
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First, the MoneyBeat camp breaks down what the surging dollar means to the global economy and markets around the world. Then, a look at why planned festivities for Dow 20000 are modest compared to when it reached 10000 for the first time in 1999.

18 min
Dec 14, 2016
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On the heels of the Federal Reserve finally raising interest rates, JP Morgan Asset Management's Gabriela Santos joins Paul Vigna to talk what it means for the markets, the economy, and the coming year.

23 min
Dec 12, 2016
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Politics and Wall Street are mixing as the number two at Goldman Sachs leaves to take a role in Washington. Join Paul Vigna, Liz Hoffman and Aaron Lucchetti for a look at how Trump might change Wall Street, and which banks could benefit most.

17 min
Dec 10, 2016
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With the markets continuing to hit record highs since Donald Trump's presidential victory, the MoneyBeat camp takes bets on whether the Dow could hit 20,000 this week. Then, a look at what to watch for at the highly anticipated Fed meeting.

32 min
Dec 9, 2016
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The Daily Shot's Lev Borodovsky joins Stephen Grocer, Erik Holm, and Chris Dieterich to talk whether the market has lost its grip on reality in the wake of Donald Trump's election. Then, Chuck Jaffe joins the show to talk how investors got a bit of a surprise this week thanks to a triple-leveraged oil ETN.

25 min
Dec 5, 2016
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On the MoneyBeat podcast, Stephen Grocer, Sarah Krouse and Chris Dieterich discuss the "No" vote on Italy's referendum with Wall Street Journal reporter James Mackintosh. Then, a discussion on small stocks with WSJ Intelligent Investor columnist Jason Zweig.

16 min
Dec 3, 2016
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Get a jump on your week. Join Paul Vigna, Stephen Grocer, Steven Russolillo and William Mauldin as the MoneyBeat crew talks about what to watch in the coming days.

20 min
Dec 2, 2016
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The jobless rate hits the lowest level since the recession. What does it mean for the economy? What does it mean for 2017? David Lebovitz of J.P. Morgan Asset Management joins Paul Vigna, Stephen Grocer and Ben Eisen in the studio.

26 min
Dec 1, 2016
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The U.S. dollar has been rising sharply since the election. But what exactly does that mean? Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer are joined by Mark Astley, CEO of Millennium Global Investments, and reporter Chelsey Dulaney.

19 min
Nov 30, 2016
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Energy prices have their best day in nine months after OPEC members agree to a much larger production cut than expected. Join Paul Vigna, Stephen Grocer, Timothy Puko and Alison Sider for a lively discussion.

31 min
Nov 29, 2016
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The market is betting on the good Trump. Might it get that bet wrong? Also, what does the big OPEC meeting mean for the market? What does it mean for you? Join Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer for a lively look at crude prices and the market.

32 min
Nov 28, 2016
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Competition is usually the cure for higher prices, except when it comes to prescription drugs. Plus this holiday season virtual reality has arrived, but where are the consumers? Join Paul Vigna, Stephen Grocer, Jonathan Rockoff and Dan Gallagher.

17 min
Nov 26, 2016
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Brace for lots of economic updates this week, including fresh data on jobs. The Wall Street Journal's Spencer Jakab, Christopher Dieterich and Josh Zumbrun join Stephen Grocer to look at the week ahead.

24 min
Nov 25, 2016
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Thanksgiving is over and Black Friday is here, making it a good time to take a step back and take stock of where we are with the market. The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Dieterich and Corrie Driebusch join Stephen Grocer in the studio.

16 min
Nov 21, 2016
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The MoneyBeat camp breaks down what's been happening in the markets with a focus on how the U.S. dollar and small-capitalization stocks have thrived since Donald Trump was elected.

15 min
Nov 19, 2016
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From Fed minutes to overseas data to Trump's cabinet picks, the Wall Street Journal's Jeffrey Sparshott joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to break down what's in store for the week ahead.

22 min
Nov 18, 2016
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LPL Financial's Ryan Detrick joins Paul Vigna, Stephen Grocer and Chris Dieterich to weigh in on the state of the markets after the post-election rally, and how they could fare under a Donald Trump presidency.

23 min
Nov 17, 2016
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What has changed for banks? What hasn't changed for banks? What might change for banks when the president-elect takes the oath of office? Paul Vigna, Stephen Grocer, Rachel Louise Ensign and Aaron Back share their thoughts.

24 min
Nov 16, 2016
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Paul Vigna, Stephen Grocer and Chris Dieterich speak to the winners of the Darden at Virginia Investing Challenge, which brings together fifteen teams of students from top MBA programs to compete for a cash prize of $3,000.

22 min
Nov 14, 2016
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David Kelly of J.P. Morgan Funds joins the MoneyBeat crew to talk about what Trump's election means for fiscal stimulus, tax cuts, the Fed, the economy and stocks.

24 min
Nov 12, 2016
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The MoneyBeat team previews this week's economic calendar, looking at what to expect from Janet Yellen and the Fed, and the many decisions to be made by president-elect Donald Trump.

21 min
Nov 11, 2016
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In the wake of Trump's stunning victory, Jeffrey Kleintop, Chief Global Investment Strategist at Charles Schwab, joins the MoneyBeat camp to analyze what investors can expect from stocks, the Fed, and the global markets.

26 min
Nov 7, 2016
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Kristina Hooper, investment strategist at Allianz Global Investors, joins Paul Vigna, Stephen Grocer, and Ben Eisen for a break down of what each of the presidential candidates' policies would mean for you and your wallet.

14 min
Nov 5, 2016
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MoneyBeat previews the week ahead with a look at new data coming out China, new forecasts out of Europe, and the 2016 presidential election.

42 min
Nov 4, 2016
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John Finley, chief legal officer of Blackstone talks regulatory compliance and how big banks are handling the extra attention from regulators following the 2008 financial crisis.

28 min
Nov 4, 2016
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Chris Gaffney, president of World Markets at EverBank, joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to discuss the October jobs report, what it means for the U.S. economy and how it could impact the presidential election.

23 min
Oct 31, 2016
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By some measures, October has been a record month for mergers and acquisitions. Anu Aiyengar, head of North American Mergers & Acquisitions at JPMorgan Chase, joins Stephen Grocer and David Benoit to discuss what's behind the current unprecedented growth in the M&A world.

26 min
Oct 29, 2016
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The MoneyBeat crew previews the week ahead with predictions on what the Fed is going do with rates, what the last jobs report before the election could look like, and what to expect from another heavy earnings calendar.

36 min
Oct 28, 2016
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As the GDP enjoys its biggest gain in two years, RSM's chief economist Joe Brusuelas and MarketWatch's Chuck Jaffe join Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to talk growth rates, trends, and what it means for 2017.

26 min
Oct 26, 2016
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Dan Gallagher and Kevin Kingsbury join Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to break down some of the surprises this earnings season. Plus, why a $9 billion profit is still disappointing for Apple.

11 min
Oct 24, 2016
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David Benoit and Sarah Krouse join Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to discuss the shift from active fund managers to passive, the possible ramifications, and how it's changing corporate governance.

24 min
Oct 24, 2016
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With AT&T's Time Warner deal leading a string of big acquisitions taking place in the M&A world, Miriam Gottfried and Dana Mattioli join Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to discuss how they could impact the landscape of Wall Street.

20 min
Oct 23, 2016
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From Apple and Amazon to Twitter and Telsa, MoneyBeat previews the week ahead with a look at what's in store for earnings and the economic calendar.

25 min
Oct 21, 2016
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Paul Vigna, Stephen Grocer and Ben Eisen dive into the capital markets with Lev Borodovsky, who explains how the Wall Street Journal's "Daily Shot" manages to graphically lay out the latest market and economic news.

22 min
Oct 18, 2016
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Paul Vigna, Stephen Grocer and company take a bite out of Marmite -- literally -- with a look at how the British breakfast-favorite fell victim to the plunging pound and rising import costs.

24 min
Oct 17, 2016
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Paul Vigna, Stephen Grocer and the MoneyBeat camp talk about the revolution taking place on Wall Street and how it could impact the average investor. Then, a look at what Bank of America's earnings could tell us about what's to come from the rest of big banks this season.

15 min
Oct 16, 2016
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From industrial production data at home to inflation numbers from overseas and GDP out of China, the Wall Street Journal's Anna Louie Sussman and Aaron Back join Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to preview the coming week's economic calendar.

23 min
Oct 14, 2016
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Jason Zweig and Chuck Jaffe join the show to discuss the investing lessons we can learn from one of the most famous economists of all time, John Maynard Keynes. Then, with the pound pushing up the U.S. dollar, Ben Eisen and Chelsey Dulaney talk what this means for the Fed.

20 min
Oct 13, 2016
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With earnings season upon us, the MoneyBeat camp previews what's in store for big banks and makes predictions on what we can expect from the new CEO of Wells Fargo.

16 min
Oct 11, 2016
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After a day of big selloffs, Chris Dieterich and James Mackintosh join Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to make sense of it all with a deep dive into the capital markets.

18 min
Oct 9, 2016
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From retail sales to the Fed, the MoneyBeat camp previews what's in store in the coming week for the economy. Plus, predictions for the top contenders for the Nobel prize in economics.

44 min
Oct 7, 2016
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In a special edition of MoneyBeat, a break down of the latest jobs report, an in depth look at the British pound's "flash crash," and confronting the Chicago Cubs' curse -- is this the year they win their first World Series since 1908?

17 min
Oct 5, 2016
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Does BlackRock's latest move to cut fees on some of their ETFs signal the big changes in store for the fund managing industry? Sarah Krouse and Jason Zweig join Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to discuss.

22 min
Oct 4, 2016
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Could the Janus Henderson merger leave fund managers unsettled? Paul Vigna, Stephen Grocer and company break it down. Plus, a look at how the market might feel about an OPEC deal.

17 min
Oct 2, 2016
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David Benoit and Jeff Sparshott join Paul Vigna and Stephen Grorcer to talk about the economic week ahead, breaking down readings from the ISM, the jobs report, and Sunday Night Football.

32 min
Sep 30, 2016
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As a slew of bad headlines for Deutsche Bank and Wells Fargo takes its toll on Wall Street, the MoneyBeat camp aims to make sense of it all, taking bets on how the global markets will weather the storm.

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