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Why are the NYSE and private companies fighting over two-millionths of a second?

by Sabri Ben-Achour Oct 7, 2019
In the world of high-speed trading, a lot can happen in .000002 seconds.
Wall Street banks, brokers and traders will pay a lot to be first in trading changes. Above, the New York Stock Exchange seen in 2008.
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The stock market is not the economy

by Daisy Palacios and Kai Ryssdal 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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Let's break down investing

by Katherine Wiles Sep 26, 2019
The stock market can be intimidating. Here are some basics to help you find the right place to park your money.
The stock market can be confusing; investing in it even more so.
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Let's break down the numbers

by Katherine Wiles Sep 5, 2019
We hear about stock market numbers every day on the show, but what are those numbers really telling us?
A monitor displays that day's final numbers following the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
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How retirees cope when their savings are at the mercy of the markets

by Janet Nguyen Aug 26, 2019
Market volatility and the possibility of a recession have affected some retirees' financial decisions.
Many retirees have savings tied up in the stock market.
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How has the stock market affected your retirement?

by Marketplace Staff Aug 15, 2019
Volatile markets can cause your retirement fund to drop.
An inverted yield curve contributed to tumbling markets this week.
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Shanghai Stock Exchange shoots for the STARs with new tech-focused board

by Victoria Craig Jul 22, 2019
The STAR market is enjoying a buzzy debut, with "a huge amount" of oversubscription from institutional and retail investors.
People take pictures during an opening ceremony of the Shanghai Stock Exchange's Sci-Tech Innovation Board in Shanghai on July 22, 2019. - (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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What’s the deal with after-hours trading, anyway?

by Justin Ho Jul 3, 2019
Stock movements in after-hours markets get a lot of attention. But trading after markets close can be dangerous for small-time investors.
An empty trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange.
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The numbers, World Poetry Day edition

by Eve Epstein Mar 21, 2019
Rhyming poetry can be hard ... with apologies to the Bard.
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Rebalancing the S&P 500 means a whole lot of trades

by Tracey Samuelson Mar 15, 2019
Friday was one of the four times a year when the S&P 500 rebalances itself. This means that some stocks leave this index and some come in. This also means that all the indixes and exchange-traded funds that track the…
The New York Stock Exchange.
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