The best August for the S&P 500 since 1986
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There's historically high unemployment, low consumer confidence, and then there's the soaring stock market. Plus, the downside of low interest rates. And, more airlines cancel the fees for changing domestic flight tickets.
Segments From this episode
The S&P 500 index closed out August up 7%
Marketplace's Nova Safo has more on why those stocks performed so well.
Low interest rates hurt our ability to save.
Their aim is to generate demand by eliminating uncertainty for those booking in advance.
David Brancaccio Host
Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director