When and why it’s worth taking a look at equity index futures

Mar 4, 2020
They can indicate where the market is going to open, but they're not a crystal ball.
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Why sometimes big news does not move the stock market

Jan 7, 2020
Was it a predictable event? Then Wall Street's reaction might already be "priced in."
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Should we be paying closer attention to weekly unemployment claims?

Dec 4, 2019
"It's really a measure, I think, of worker confidence in the economy," said Tara Sinclair of George Washington University.
Some states require unemployment insurance claims be filed in person.
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What is a cryptocurrency, anyway?

Nov 25, 2019
Sorting blockchain from bitcoin and everything else.
A photo illustration of the litecoin, ripple and ethereum cryptocurrencies.
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How bowling shoes help explain the repo market

Oct 9, 2019
It’s a wonky subject, but important. Arcades, power grids and plumbing systems also help make sense of it.
If you want to understand the repo market, think about renting shoes at a bowling alley.
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The stock market is not the economy

Sep 30, 2019
But, yes, the two are related. And that relationship can get pretty interesting.
The New York Stock Exchange.
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What does the bond market tell us about the economy?

Sep 27, 2019
If you want to know what's going on in this economy, the bond market is a pretty good place to start.
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Why do we care how consumers feel about the economy?

Sep 26, 2019
Consumer spending accounts for about 70% of gross domestic product.
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Understanding how an IPO gets priced

Sep 25, 2019
Kai Ryssdal breaks down the ins and outs of the initial public offering.
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