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Every trading day, Numbers By Barron's breaks down the market's most important stories into three essential numbers.

Every trading day, Numbers By Barron's breaks down the market's most important stories into three essential numbers.

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United States

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Every trading day, Numbers By Barron's breaks down the market's most important stories into three essential numbers.

Language:

English


Episodes

Retail Sales Jumped Nearly 10% in March

4/16/2021
Retail sales beat economists' forecasts in March. Jobless claims hit their lowest number since March 2020. And Delta is generating cash again. Host: Alexandra Scaggs. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

Duration:00:03:22

Coinbase Ends First Day of Trading With a $86 Billion Valuation

4/15/2021
Coinbase fell below its peak market valuation on Wednesday. Bernie Madoff dies in federal prison. And JPMorgan Chase stock dips after quarterly earnings report. Host: Alexandra Scaggs. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

Duration:00:03:31

Johnson & Johnson Stock Dips 1.3% Amid Rare Vaccine Complication

4/14/2021
U.S. regulators pause administration of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine. Plus, a record high for Bitcoin and what to make of concerns about inflation. Host: Alexandra Scaggs. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

Duration:00:03:40

Federal Deficit for Last Six Months Hits $1.7 Trillion

4/13/2021
Businesses paid over 10% more to retailers and wholesalers in March. Real retail spending is on the rise in the European Union. And the federal deficit is up amid enhanced unemployment benefits. Host: Matthew Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

Duration:00:03:30

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Distribution Declines to 700,000 After Error

4/12/2021
The producer price index is higher than economists' forecasts. An Amazon warehouse votes against unionizing. And a manufacturing error at Johnson & Johnson has the vaccine count drop. Host: Alexandra Scaggs. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

Duration:00:03:38

U.S. Trade Deficit Hits $71 Billion

4/8/2021
The U.S. trade deficit is the widest monthly trade deficit on record. Only one metropolitan area in the U.S. increases its payroll. And U.S. banks add $500 billion in low quality deposits. Host: Matthew Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

Duration:00:03:49

U.S. Private Sector Posts 6.7 Million Job Openings in February

4/7/2021
Private sector job openings have rebounded. European companies are much more dependent on banks for financing than the bond markets. And the unemployment rate in the European Union hits 7.5%. Host: Matthew Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

Duration:00:03:26

Purchasing Managers Index Hit Record Level for Services Businesses

4/6/2021
Frontier market debt is up. Los Angeles is the most expensive housing market in the U.S. And how the purchasing managers index indicates an economic recovery is under way. Host: Matthew Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

Duration:00:03:59

BioNTech's Covid Vaccine Expected to Generate $11 Billion in Revenue

4/5/2021
BioNTech feels like a household name, but it's still an early-stage biotech. The price of rhodium is on the rise. And the International Monetary Fund and World Bank's spring meetings go virtual. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

Duration:00:03:36

Kroger Earned $10 Billion from Digital Sales in 2020

4/2/2021
U.S. factories are seeing the fastest rate of improvement in their business in almost 40 years. Kroger goes all in on digital. And Treasury securities decline. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

Duration:00:03:22

President Biden Unveils $2 Trillion 'American Jobs Plan'

4/1/2021
Volkswagen's April Fool's joke underscores their commitment to electric vehicles. Plus, the "American Jobs Plan" also takes an interest in EVs, and could result in a corporate tax increase. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

Duration:00:03:36

$157 Billion in Junk Bonds Issued in 2021

3/31/2021
Junk bond issuance starts 2021 at a record pace. H&R Block stock outperforms the S&P 500. And home prices are up. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

Duration:00:03:27

Index of U.S. Bank Stocks Falls 2.3% Amid Margin Call

3/30/2021
Hedge fund Archegos Capital sells $30 billion as a result of a margin call, which has triggered losses for banks around the world. Plus, the Suez Canal's shutdown ends. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

Duration:00:03:44

Merger and Acquisition Deals This Year Net $30.6 Billion in Fees

3/29/2021
M&A activity is reaching a fever pitch thanks to cheap financing and high valuations. The pandemic has been a boon for private aviation. Plus, disparities in access to the Covid-19 vaccine. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

Duration:00:03:49

Sales of Nonprescription Cough and Cold Medicines Down 37% at Rite Aid

3/26/2021
Pfizer begins testing its Covid-19 vaccine in children. Fewer Americans caught the flu this year, which has drugstore chains taking a hit. And Yum! Brands is on the rise. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

Duration:00:03:47

Winnebago's Backlog for Motor Homes Is Up 424%

3/25/2021
A container ship stuck in the Suez Canal is driving oil prices higher. Plus, booming markets for prepared cocktails and motor homes. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

Duration:00:03:27

Bank Stocks Rebound 51% Amid Positive Vaccine Data

3/24/2021
91% of CEOs plan to ask their employees if they've received the Covid-19 vaccine. Movie theaters continue to lose out to streamers. And bank stocks bounce back. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

Duration:00:03:28

Inventory of Existing Homes Falls 29.5% Over Past Year

3/23/2021
The inventory of existing homes for sale sees the largest decline on record. The market for nonfungible tokens has taken off. And airplane travel is on the rise. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

Duration:00:03:56

Amid Justice Department Investigation, Visa Shares Fall 4.4%

3/22/2021
Oil prices decline amid worries about the Covid-19 vaccine rollout. Shares of Visa drop on news of a Justice Department investigation. Plus, what Boston's tallest residential tower tells us about the housing market. Host: Alexandra Scaggs. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

Duration:00:03:23

Nasdaq Composite Sells Off 3%

3/19/2021
The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite dips because of rising bond yields. Dollar General stock falls. And global home prices are on the rise. Host: Alexandra Scaggs. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

Duration:00:03:52