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Episode 139: When student athletes play hard, who gets paid?

Nov 12, 2019

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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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Hobby investments can't escape that darn global economy

by Justin Ho Feb 13, 2019
Hobby investments are a fun alternative to the stock market. But they aren’t immune from the ebbs and flows of the economy.
The Beanie Baby craze in the '90s is an example of hobby investing.
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Five things to watch in trade in 2019

by Tracey Samuelson Dec 27, 2018
2018 was a busy year for U.S. trade policy and the 2019 outlook looks just as hectic.
New foreign cars are seen parked at the Dundalk Marine Terminal on March 9, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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The origin of the holiday half day of trading on Wall Street

by Janet Babin Nov 23, 2018
Federal law prohibits markets from being closed more than three consecutive days.
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Cryptocurrencies' collapse follows 2017 run, regulation threats

by Tracey Samuelson Nov 20, 2018
Down from its 1,400 percent rise in 2017, bitcoin is now trading at less than $5,000 — a sharp decline for what some once hoped was a new and promising asset that could excite institutional investors. Instead, many traders were…
In this photo illustration a visual representation of the digital currency Bitcoin sinks into water. 
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The Source Code

The Source Code: Brad Katsuyama

by Molly Wood Sep 19, 2018
The former trader started his own stock exchange, IEX, to address his concerns about high-frequency trading.
IEX Group President and CEO Bradley Katsuyama, right, and Notre Dame finance professor Robert Battalio prepare to testify before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Investigations Subcommittee about high-speed stock trading in 2014.
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The business case for a stock market speed bump

by Molly Wood Sep 19, 2018
A 350-millisecond delay can help long-term investors get equal footing with high-frequency traders, argues IEX's CEO.
Bradley Katsuyama, IEX Group president and CEO, testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Investigations Subcommittee about high-speed stock trading in U.S. markets on Capitol Hill in 2014.
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Too much high-frequency trading can rig the market, IEX founder says

by Molly Wood Sep 18, 2018
Brad Katsuyama says some traders use tech to "know the horse race is over, and they're betting against people who still think the race is happening."
An employee views trading screens at the offices of Panmure Gordon and Co. in 2014 in London.
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What is a stock’s target price?

by Marielle Segarra Aug 20, 2018
Really, it’s just an informed guess about how high or low a stock will go.
A video board shows the Dow Jones closing above 20,000 for the first time at the New York Stock Exchange January 25, 2017 in New York. 
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Lloyd Blankfein changed Goldman Sachs. Will David Solomon keep it up?

by Justin Ho Jul 17, 2018
Goldman Sachs reported quarterly profits today, beating analyst expectations. As is often the case on Wall Street, the ups were no match for the downs — like heavy legal expenses and weak trading results. But the big news for the bank…