Nov 12, 2020

Another update on the business of vaccines

HTML EMBED:
COPY
Moderna says it’s moving to a new phase of testing for its vaccine. Plus, more than $100 billion in spending on China's Singles' Day. And, how to approach your investment portfolio now that there's a new president-elect.

Segments From this episode

Moderna says it can start analyzing how well its COVID-19 vaccine works

Moderna's clinical trial has accumulated sufficient data on volunteers with infections to analyze vaccine efficacy.
Biotechnology company Moderna protocol files for COVID-19 vaccinations are kept at the Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Fla., on Aug. 13, 2020.
Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

U.S. was top seller to China during Singles Day

Nov 12, 2020
But overall retail sales in China for the year are still down significantly due to the pandemic.
Workers sort packages for delivery at a warehouse of China Post Group in Hengyang, in central China's Hunan province on Nov. 12, 2020, a day after the end of the Singles Day shopping festival.
STR/AFP via Getty Images

Thinking about moving investments because of a new president? You might want to wait a bit longer.

Nov 12, 2020
"It's hard to see how electing any president makes a difference to people's long-term portfolios," says Barry Ritholtz.
"Changing your allocation between stocks and bonds, moving to cash — any big change caused by the headlines, that's an emotional reaction, and emotions are never a good guide star for managing your assets," says Barry Ritholtz.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Canyons Chris Pickering

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director