Feb 6, 2018

02/06/2018: Let’s talk about market volatility

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How are we doing today? Everyone feeling a little better? With clearer eyes and some of yesterday's dive recovered, let's take a closer look at what's going on in the stock market. We'll talk about algorithmic trading, bonds and the…

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The Dow dive computers might have caused

Feb 6, 2018
Algorithms don’t generally create steep declines, but they do amplify trends, one expert says.
Closing numbers are displayed at the New York Stock Exchange in 2018.
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Behind all this market volatility, there’s another storm brewing

Feb 6, 2018
How does fiscal policy play into what's happening in the markets?
“I'm not concerned about market volatility. The fundamentals are quite strong,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said today during testimony before the House Financial Services Committee after two days of historic losses in the stock markets.
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Iconic Cleveland toy store is closing after 27 years

Feb 6, 2018
Operating a small business, especially in a niche industry, can go either really well or not. For a couple decades, business at Steve Presser’s vintage toy store in Cleveland was booming, despite the challenges. We checked in on him on several occasions to…
The view from outside the Big Fun Toy Store in the suburb of Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
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How are we doing today? Everyone feeling a little better? With clearer eyes and some of yesterday’s dive recovered, let’s take a closer look at what’s going on in the stock market. We’ll talk about algorithmic trading, bonds and the international market. Plus, don’t forget there’s a whole other storm brewing: We’re two days from another potential government shutdown.

Music from the episode

Shooting Stars Bag Raiders
Dancing In The Rain Blu, Exile
Respiration Black Star, Common
Lay It On Me Vance Joy