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In 15 minutes, we take you inside a Barron's story, exposing the forces that shape investing today - and how it impacts your portfolio.

In 15 minutes, we take you inside a Barron's story, exposing the forces that shape investing today - and how it impacts your portfolio.
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In 15 minutes, we take you inside a Barron's story, exposing the forces that shape investing today - and how it impacts your portfolio.

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*Special Edition* The Barron's Roundtable

1/19/2019
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For at least four decades now, Barron's has assembled some of the top names in investing every year for what we proudly call the Barron's Roundtable. Every January, the conversation fills many pages of our magazine, spread across two issues. There's always plenty to talk about but this year's Roundtable felt particularly momentous. The group of 10 prominent investors convened just days after the worst December for stocks since 1931. There was worry about things like debt, trade, tech...

Duration:00:08:47

16: A Good Idea From Washington, DC

1/16/2019
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As the government shutdown closes in on a month, there's even less optimism than usual these days about the federal government and its ability to solve problems. So today we thought we'd inject a little bit of hope and talk about one of the few bipartisan accomplishments in Washington, DC over the last two years. This week on The Readback, Alex Eule is joined by senior writer Mary Childs, who has closely followed the rollout of 'qualified opportunity zones' and what it could mean for...

Duration:00:13:50

15: Apple's Next Act

1/10/2019
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Apple unites different groups like no other company in America: consumers, entrepreneurs, investors, software engineers all have a stake in Apple's success and an opinion on its future. Lately, that future is in some doubt. This week on The Readback, Alex Eule is joined by Barron's tech reporter Tae Kim to talk about how Apple lost its way and where it goes from here. The Readback is a weekly financial podcast from Barron's. Hosted by Alex Eule and produced by Mette Lützhøft.

Duration:00:16:11

14: Barron's Goes to Disneyland

1/2/2019
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It's the first week of 2019, which means prediction time is over. And as the results roll in, no company has more on the line this year than Walt Disney. The company is planning to close its massive acquisition for Fox entertainment properties. It's spending like never before at its theme parks. And it's launching a Netflix-like streaming service-perhaps its most important debut since Disney World itself. This week on The Readback, Alex Eule is joined again by senior writer Jack Hough, who...

Duration:00:12:00

13: The Unicorns Are Coming

12/26/2018
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2019 could be the biggest year in tech since the Internet boom. Earlier this month, Barron's traveled to California to interview some of Silicon Valley's top venture capitalists: Reid Hoffman, Hemant Taneja, Ali Rowghani, Henry Ellenbogen, and Kelly Flynn. This week on The Readback, Alex Eule talks with managing editor Lauren Rublin about their recent trip to Silicon Valley and their roundtable with some of the Valley's most prominent investors. The Readback is a weekly podcast from...

Duration:00:11:43

12: Robinhood's Savings Mirage

12/19/2018
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A host of digital start-ups have gotten a lot of attention in recent years for using technology to improve investing and democratize finance. Companies like Robinhood have targeted younger investors with commission-free stock trades. That's a compelling offer-but sometimes the offers are a little too compelling. Last week Robinhood announced it was offering a new checking and savings account with 3% interest. That's way higher than anything offered by banks. But there's a catch. This week on...

Duration:00:12:54

11: The Subscription Revolution

12/12/2018
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If your credit card statement is filled with the same recurring charges every month, you're not alone. Subscriptions are everywhere. What started with Netflix, now covers all kinds of software, food, fitness, and clothing. For the most part, consumers have benefited from these subscription offerings. Now investors are jumping aboard, rewarding companies that adopt Netflix-like subscription models. This week on The Readback, Avi Salzman talks with Alex Eule about his recent story on the...

Duration:00:11:33

10: Wall Street Wants Your Data

12/5/2018
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For decades, corporations and investors have been fighting a battle over data. Shareholders push for transparency, while companies do the bare minimum to comply. Just last month, Apple said it would no longer provide details on its iPhone sales. But investors are a resourceful bunch and there's a booming world of alternative data that's helping to fill in the gaps. This week on The Readback, Alex Eule talks with Barron's senior writer Avi Salzman about how alternative data can give investors...

Duration:00:13:45

9: The Facebook Conundrum

11/28/2018
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Facebook has become the ultimate contradiction. The company continues to grow its user base-it had some 2.3 billion users logging at least once a month in the latest quarter. And yet investors want nothing to with the company. The stock is down 23% this year. And it's now cheaper than either Walmart or McDonald's relative to earnings. This week on The Readback, Alex Eule is joined by Barron's associate editor Jack Hough who has a new story out on what to do with Facebook's unloved stock. The...

Duration:00:13:38

8: The 401(k)'s Midlife Crisis

11/22/2018
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Among the things to be thankful for this week, the 401(k) is high on the list. Americans have some $5 trillion worth of money in the tax-deferred accounts. But like the Thanksgiving story itself, the 401(k) narrative is a complicated one, that often skips over some troubling realities. This week on The Readback, Alex Eule speaks with Beverly Goodman about whether the 40th birthday of the 401(k) is a time to celebrate or rethink our retirement policies. The Readback is a weekly, financial...

Duration:00:15:01

7: PowerPoint Fatigue

11/14/2018
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This week on The Readback, Alex Eule speaks with Al Root about the possible connection between the length of a company's earnings presentation and its stock. The Readback is a podcast from Barron's. Hosted by Alex Eule and produced by Mette Lützhøft.

Duration:00:13:34

6: The IBM Hype Machine

11/7/2018
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Among tech companies, IBM has accomplished an unusual feat. IBM shares have lost a third of their value over the last five years. In this episode of The Readback, Alex Eule talks to Barron's Tae Kim about IBM's attempted reboot.

Duration:00:11:32

5: Permission To Panic

10/31/2018
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It's been a painful month for stocks and the volatility shows no real signs of abating. While financial advisors' first bit of advice is always to sit tight and not worry, sometimes that's easier said than done. In this week's episode of The Readback, Alex Eule talks to Barron's Jack Hough, whose latest feature gives readers permission to explore their emotions a bit. Even panic. The Readback is a weekly, financial podcast from Barron's. The show is hosted by managing editor Alex Eule and...

Duration:00:14:48

4: Polling Main Street's Money Managers

10/24/2018
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In this week's episode of The Readback, Alex Eule talks to Barron's Vito Racanelli about changing attitudes among professional money managers. From Trump to Tesla to tariffs

Duration:00:14:09

3: The Stamp King

10/17/2018
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There are few names in the investment world, more recognizable than Bill Gross. The so-called bond king reinvented the way investors think about debt. For years, he's been a staple in the pages of Barron's and he sat on our annual roundtable of top investors. But Barron's latest Gross story by senior writer Mary Childs comes with a twist-how the bond king became the world leader in stamps. This week on The Readback Mary joins us to talk about the latest chapter in her ongoing coverage of...

Duration:00:11:39

2: Can Barnes & Noble Turn the Page?

10/10/2018
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Two decades ago Amazon.com was still a startup, while Barnes & Noble was the disruptive force undermining local businesses. How times have changed. Last week, Barnes & Noble effectively put itself up for sale. So is this a turning point for the bookseller or the end of the line? In today's episode of Barron's new podcast, The Readback, Alex Eule talks to Barron's Andrew Bary about the book industry and Barnes and Noble's next chapter. The Readback is hosted by Alex Eule and produced by Mette...

Duration:00:14:33

1: What's Left for The Toy Industry?

10/3/2018
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In the age of Amazon, perhaps no industry has had it worse than the toy sellers. Local toy shops have been undercut by Amazon and then hurt again by Target and Walmart trying to push back against their own Amazon threat. Scale hasn't done much to help. A year ago, Toys R Us-the industry's behemoth-declared bankruptcy. In today's episode of Barron's new podcast The Readback, Alex Eule talks to Barron's Associate Editor Jack Hough about the future of the toy industry. The Readback is produced...

Duration:00:13:58

Coming Soon: The Readback

9/25/2018
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Introducing The Readback, a new podcast from Barron's. Every week, we invite you inside the Barron's newsroom-revealing the drama behind our stories, and exposing the forces that shape finance today.

Duration:00:00:29