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Frank Abagnale Jr. on Equifax, Check Fraud, and Cybercrime

WSJ MoneyBeat

The Wall Street Journal's Henry Williams and security consultant Frank Abagnale Jr., known for inspiring the film 'Catch Me If You Can,' join MoneyBeat to talk about the prevalence of check fraud today and where financial security ultimately stands in a new digital landscape.

27 Min

Sep 21, 2017

The Fed's Biggest Meeting Ever?

WSJ MoneyBeat

Amid this week's highly anticipated Federal Reserve meeting, the Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip joins MoneyBeat to break down what an expected roll-off of a $4.5 trillion balance sheet means for the markets, and its overall impact on the economy.

17 Min

Sep 19, 2017

This Week: The Fed and its Balance Sheet

WSJ MoneyBeat

Fed policymakers meet this week. Will the FOMC issue more detailed plans to trim its huge balance sheet? MoneyBeat's Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer preview the week with the Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf and S&P chief economist Beth Ann Bovino.

14 Min

Sep 18, 2017

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17 min
Sep 12, 2017
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Apple unveiled its much-hyped, long-awaited 10th anniversary iPhone Tuesday. MoneyBeat's Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer talk with the Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher about whether the iPhone X will lift Apple to even greater heights.

19 min
Sep 9, 2017
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Brent Schutte of Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management says this week's inflation numbers will be closely watched. And the Wall Street Journal's Julie Wernau talks about how the hurricanes could impact both the orange crop and orange juice futures.

15 min
Sep 4, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Kate Davidson previews the shortened economic week, with a look at what's in store for the debt ceiling, the Fed, and Congress.

20 min
Sep 1, 2017
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Standard & Poor's Beth Ann Bovino breaks down the latest jobs report with a look at why August is typically a slow month for business. Then, with the Trump administration pushing forward with a tax plan, Hogan Lovells' Jasper Howard talks how reform could impact the M&A market.

23 min
Aug 30, 2017
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RSM's Chief Economist Joseph Brusuelas breaks down the financial aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, from its immediate impact on legislation and government to the long term effect on the economy overall.

15 min
Aug 28, 2017
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PNC Financial's Gus Faucher previews the coming week's economic calendar, with an in-depth look at the coming GDP and jobs reports. Then, the Wall Street Journal's Stephanie Yang and Alison Sider talk Hurricane Harvey's potential impact on the energy industry.

29 min
Aug 25, 2017
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Author and economist Tyler Cowen discusses his book, "The Complacent Class," which argues that America's desire to innovate has gone away. Plus, an in-depth look at what complacency has meant for politics, corporate governance, economics, social trends, and beyond.

15 min
Aug 23, 2017
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Sean Hennessey, CEO of Lodging Advisors, and the Wall Street Journal's Craig Karmin discuss why Sahara Group may finally part ways with the legendary Plaza Hotel once and for all. Plus, an in-depth look at the prestigious landmark's ownership history.

15 min
Aug 21, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Kate Davidson previews what to expect from the Fed and Janet Yellen ahead of the Annual Jackson Hole Policy Conference. Then, Josh Mitchell joins the show with a breakdown of the coming week's economic calendar.

20 min
Aug 16, 2017
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Credit Suisse's Matthew Rothman revisits the beginnings of the 2007 financial crisis with a look at what's changed in the past ten years, and how today's market fares in its current climate.

18 min
Aug 14, 2017
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Beth Ann Bovino, U.S. chief economist at Standard & Poor's Global Ratings, previews what Wednesday's Fed minutes may tell us about the economy and raising rates. Then the Wall Street Journal's Khadeeja Safdar breaks down another week of retail earnings.

18 min
Aug 11, 2017
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Spencer Jakab dissects the market impact over President Donald Trump's comments on North Korea, with a look at its long history of ignoring provocations. Plus, Corrie Driebusch talks how reports from Snap Inc. and Blue Apron jolted stocks with disappointing earnings results.

23 min
Aug 9, 2017
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Miriam Gottfried joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to talk why Disney pulling content from Netflix may not matter much for its shares. Plus, as earnings roll in, a look at what we can expect out of the retail industry, from department stores to e-commerce.

18 min
Aug 6, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Josh Zumbrun and Lev Borodovsky preview the coming week's economic calendar with a look at consumer data and more big earnings.

27 min
Aug 5, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Timothy Puko joins MoneyBeat with Skylar Capital's Bill Perkins for an in-depth discussion about the state of commodities trading, and why traders like Mr. Perkins are a dying breed.

18 min
Aug 4, 2017
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U.S. employers added 209,000 jobs in July as the unemployment rate matched a 16-year-low of 4.3%. The Wall Street Journal Chief Economics Commentator, Greg Ip, joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to break down the latest jobs report.

18 min
Aug 1, 2017
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As the Dow flirts with 22,000, Kate Warne from Edward Jones joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to discuss the key factors driving the market and what lies ahead for growth.

22 min
Jul 31, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath and Lev Borodovsky break down what's in store for the week's economic calendar. Then, Miriam Gottfried joins the show to preview another week of big earnings.

18 min
Jul 28, 2017
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Upon the launching of Tesla's long-awaited Model 3 electric car, Heard on the Street's Charley Grant and Spencer Jakab discuss what investors are betting on and the company's prospects for success in the mainstream market.

18 min
Jul 25, 2017
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Amid highly anticipated reports from tech giants like Alphabet, Facebook, and Amazon, Heard on the Street's Miriam Gottfried and Dan Gallagher break down what's in store for a big week of tech earnings.

22 min
Jul 24, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf previews what's in store this week on the economic calendar with a look at new housing data and the advance report on second-quarter GDP. Then, Dan Gallagher joins the show to break down a big week of tech earnings.

15 min
Jul 21, 2017
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As the GOP's failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act raises new questions about the tax-cuts and stimulus-spending promises President Donald Trump campaigned on, Heard on the Street's Justin Lahart and Spencer Jakab discuss where the markets go from here.

19 min
Jul 17, 2017
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First, Jeff Sparshott breaks down the week's economic calendar, with a look at new housing data and what's in store for central banks. Then, as another big earnings week kicks off, Miriam Gottfried and Sarah Krouse preview what's ahead for Netflix and BlackRock.

17 min
Jul 12, 2017
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From retail banking to where big banks stand on interest rates, the Wall Street Journal's Liz Hoffman and Telis Demos preview what's in store with all things banking as its earnings season kicks off this Friday.

19 min
Jul 10, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Josh Zumbrun and David Reilly join Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to to preview the coming week's economic calendar with a look at Janet Yellen's testimony before the House Financial Services Committee, new retail data and big bank earnings.

13 min
Jul 5, 2017
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With the direction of the U.S. dollar unclear, Millennium Global's Richard Benson joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to discuss where it's going and how the Fed will impact its future.

14 min
Jul 3, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Jeff Sparshott previews the upcoming holiday week with a look at manufacturing data, the Fed's minutes, and the Labor Department's highly anticipated jobs report.

22 min
Jul 1, 2017
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Author Roger Lowenstein joins MoneyBeat's book-club round table to talk "When Genius Failed," which chronicles the rise and fall of what was considered the best and largest global hedge fund, Long Term Capital Management.

14 min
Jun 25, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Jeffrey Sparshott previews the week's economic calendar with a look at consumer and inflation data, as well as what's new on the earnings front.

16 min
Jun 20, 2017
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Heard on the Street's Spencer Jakab discusses how reports from OPEC, the IEA and the U.S. EIA on the oil market have sent prices to multi-month lows, and what a bleak oil outlook could mean for new opportunities.

13 min
Jun 19, 2017
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MoneyBeat's Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer preview this week's economic schedule with Wall Street Journal reporter Sarah Chaney, including key reports on the home front.

19 min
Jun 16, 2017
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MoneyBeat's Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer discuss Amazon.com's deal to buy Whole Foods with the Wall Street Journal's Ben Eisen and Dave Benoit.

18 min
Jun 14, 2017
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The Federal Reserve raised interest rates and outlined its plans to shrink its $4.5 trillion balance sheet. BMO portfolio manager Scott Kimball joins Stephen Grocer and Paul Vigna to look at what the central bank did on Wednesday, and what it plans to do in the future.

22 min
Jun 12, 2017
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The MoneyBeat crew talks with the Wall Street Journal's Alex Osipovich about IEX, the company at the center of Michael Lewis' book "Flash Boys." Then, WSJ's Miriam Gottfried and Akane Otani on what's next for tech stocks now that the bull run has stalled.

18 min
Jun 12, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Kate Davidson previews the week's economic calendar, looking at the Fed meeting, retail sales, and the Trump administration's budget proposal.

22 min
Jun 9, 2017
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From Bitcoin to the tech sector, MoneyBeat takes a look at the emerging market rally and the driving factors behind it.

19 min
Jun 7, 2017
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Ahead of its highly anticipated policy meeting, the Wall Street Journal's Jon Sindreu and WSJ Pro reporter Todd Buell talk all things ECB with an in-depth discussion about how Thursday's meeting could impact the economy.

24 min
Jun 5, 2017
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Software engineer Mike Roberts joins MoneyBeat to talk about the game he created using thousands of lines of computer code that lets random people pick the stocks in his $50,000 portfolio.

18 min
Jun 4, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Josh Zumbrun joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to preview the week's economic calendar with a look at productivity data, the ECB's meeting, and how James Comey testifying before a U.S. Senate panel could impact markets.

19 min
Jun 2, 2017
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Heard on the Street's Spencer Jakab sits down with Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to discuss President Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, and why it will have less impact on businesses than expected.

21 min
May 28, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Jeffrey Sparshott joins MoneyBeat's Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to preview the upcoming economic week.

25 min
May 26, 2017
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With companies no longer splitting stocks much anymore, the Wall Street Journal's Erik Holm and Ben Eisen join MoneyBeat with a look at the drastic shift in perception of what makes a good stock.

18 min
May 25, 2017
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First, MoneyBeat's look at quants continues with Rob Copeland discussing Magnetar Capital's billion-dollar quantitative effort to buck the hedge-fund massacre waylaying its peers. Then, Sarah Krouse talks about BlackRock's new advertising system that uses sentiment analysis from Twitter to help determine when to advertise specific funds.

32 min
May 24, 2017
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Author Robert Bruner joins MoneyBeat's book club roundtable to discuss "Deals from Hell: M&A Lessons that Rise Above the Ashes," a look at the worst deals ever and the lessons learned from them.

15 min
May 21, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf previews the week's economic calendar with a look at existing home sales, Fed minutes, and consumer sentiment.

16 min
May 21, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Gregory Zuckerman and Geoffrey Rogow discuss how the rise of quantitative trading is shifting the landscape of the markets and why "the quants" may be the new kings of Wall Street.

21 min
May 20, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Jason Zweig and Chris Dieterich discuss funds called ForceShares and how the latest way of trying to make money off volatility is wildly risky.

19 min
May 19, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Rachel Louise Ensign and AnnaMaria Andriotis discuss why bank branches in certain business districts are given low-income designation by a quirk in federal law.

22 min
May 18, 2017
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Hogan Lovells' Matthias Hirschmann discusses how M&A uncertainty is impacting the markets, as well as how the Trump administration could shift the driving forces behind international M&A.

15 min
May 15, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Chaney joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to preview the week's economic calendar with a look at the housing market, manufacturing data and another week of earnings.

22 min
May 12, 2017
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Now that Apple has a market capitalization of $800 billion, Dan Gallagher and Chris Dieterich break down what's behind its latest milestone and its overall impact on the tech sector.

25 min
May 10, 2017
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As the ETF market evolves and makes buying an exchange-traded fund more and more complicated, Jillian DelSignore, Head of ETF Distribution at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, talks how to make the most out of your portfolio.

27 min
May 8, 2017
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Now that the GOP healthcare bill has passed the House, Heard on the Street's Charley Grant and Mark Doms, senior economist at Nomura, talk what investors should be looking out for next. Then, Erik Holm breaks down the top takeaways from the 2017 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting.

16 min
May 8, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Josh Zumbrun joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to preview the week's economic calendar with a look at what's in store for new fed speeches, new key data, and more earnings.

21 min
May 4, 2017
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Erik Holm and Nicole Friedman join Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to preview what's expected at this year's highly anticipated annual Berkshire Hathaway Meeting, and the key questions shareholders expect Warren Buffett to address in Omaha on Saturday.

21 min
May 2, 2017
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Author Sheelah Kolhatkar joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to discuss her book, "Black Edge," which dives into the story of billionaire trader Steven A. Cohen and the biggest insider trading investigation in history.

20 min
May 1, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath joins Stephen Grocer and Ben Eisen to preview the week's economic calendar with a look at what's expected from inflation data, earnings, and the jobs report.

20 min
Apr 28, 2017
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The MoneyBeat camp breaks down how Trump's first 100 days in office have impacted the stock and bond markets with a look at how sentiment has fluctuated and whether the milestone ultimately matters for the market.

23 min
Apr 27, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Richard Rubin joins Paul Vigna, Stephen Grocer and Ben Eisen for a deep dive into Donald Trump's tax proposal, with a look at what it could ultimately mean and whether it can pass through Congress.

15 min
Apr 26, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Serena Ng talks the hedge fund manager who's shorting America's malls -- using an obscure index linked to bonds backed by commercial mortgages.

23 min
Apr 24, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Josh Mitchell joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to preview what's on tap for this week's economic calendar with a look at more earnings reports, new housing data and a highly anticipated first quarter GDP report.

31 min
Apr 22, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Jon Sindreu and Mike Bird join Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer from London to talk what the French presidential election means for Europe and the markets. Then, as earnings season winds down for banks, a MoneyBeat round table breaks down its winners and losers.

23 min
Apr 21, 2017
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Is the bond market is no longer certain that a Trump economy can spark an economic boom? BMO's Scott Kimball joins Paul Vigna and Erik Holm to talk where things stand in the bond market, and we're they're going.

21 min
Apr 18, 2017
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Michael Mauboussin, head of global financial strategies at Credit Suisse, discusses why there are so fewer publicly traded companies than in years past, and the subsequent ramifications for the investor and the economy as a whole.

26 min
Apr 17, 2017
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Andrew W. Lo talks about his upcoming book, "Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought," and how to adapt to evolving markets to protect yourself from the next crash.

18 min
Apr 17, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Jeffrey Sparshott and Sarah Krouse join Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to preview this week's economic calendar with a look at what's in store for earnings, new housing data, and the IMF's spring meetings.

19 min
Apr 14, 2017
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Paul Vigna, Stephen Grocer, Ben Eisen and Chris Dieterich break down how the changing expectations out of Washington have impacted the markets and economy, and what it all means for growth down the road.

25 min
Apr 13, 2017
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Hogan Lovells' William Curtin joins MoneyBeat to discuss how volatility in Washington has impacted mergers and acquisitions, and where it could lead the M & A market down the road.

20 min
Apr 12, 2017
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With Big Banks set to kick off earnings season, the MoneyBeat camp breaks down everything investors are listening for with a preview of what may be in store.

21 min
Apr 11, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's David Enrich joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to discuss his book "The Spider Network," which breaks down everything about the Libor rigging scandal, considered one of the greatest scams in financial history.

21 min
Apr 10, 2017
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Stephen Grocer previews this week's economic schedule, including inflation data, with Wall Street Journal reporter Josh Mitchell. Also, big banks report earnings and WSJ's David Reilly will tell us what to expect.

11 min
Apr 7, 2017
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The MoneyBeat crew breaks down the weaker-than-expected March jobs data. The Wall Street Journal's Stephen Grocer, Erik Holm and Chris Dieterich are joined by David Kelly, Chief Global Strategist at J.P. Morgan Funds.

29 min
Apr 7, 2017
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On MoneyBeat, the Wall Street Journal's Stephen Grocer, Maureen Farrell and Telis Demos talk with Vivek Wadhwa, author of a new book called "The Driver in the Driverless Car." It deals with how technology is changing our world, and not always for the better.

20 min
Apr 6, 2017
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MoneyBeat breaks down what's in store for a highly anticipated earnings season on the horizon. Then, a comprehensive look at the Fed balance sheet.

23 min
Apr 4, 2017
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BlackRock's Stephen Cohen joins MoneyBeat in studio to talk Trump Trade, reflation and all things global bond markets.

20 min
Apr 3, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf joins Paul Vigna, Stephen Grocer and Sarah Krouse to preview this week's economic calendar, including possible hints on Fed policy, manufacturing data, and the jobs report.

29 min
Mar 31, 2017
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UBS Group's Frank Maturo joins Paul Vigna, Stephen Grocer, and Maureen Farrell to size up how the IPO market did in the first quarter of 2017, and what's in store for rest of the year.

19 min
Mar 31, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Krouse and Chris Dieterich join Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to talk how BlackRock is betting on robots as part of an overhaul of its stock-picking and how it could impacts the human element of investing going forward.

21 min
Mar 30, 2017
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Eaton Vance's Henry Peabody and 3EDGE Asset Management's Steve Cucchiaro join Paul Vigna, Stephen Grocer and Chris Dieterich with the official breakdown of how the markets fared in the first quarter and where they stand moving forward.

23 min
Mar 29, 2017
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Millennium Global's Mark Astley and the Wall Street Journal's Ira Iosebashvili join Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to talk about the state of the U.S. dollar, and how the markets and the disarray in Washington are poised to impact its growth.

15 min
Mar 27, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Eric Morath joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to preview the coming week's economic news with a look at reports on inflation, consumer spending, and speeches from a dozen Fed speakers -- including Janet Yellen.

22 min
Mar 24, 2017
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The MoneyBeat camp breaks down Wall Street's reaction to the healthcare bill to replace Obamacare being pulled, and how concerned the market should be moving forward.

24 min
Mar 23, 2017
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Mark Travis, President and CEO Intrepid Capital Management, joins Stephen Grocer and Ben Eisen to discuss his investing strategies, the Trump presidency's impact on stocks, and what the market's future may hold.

20 min
Mar 22, 2017
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First, MoneyBeat examines whether Tuesday's sell-off means we can expect more stock market volatility in the near future. Then, an in-depth look at the many woes facing the high-frequency trading industry.

16 min
Mar 19, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to preview this week's economic calendar, looking at new housing data, business spending, and whether any scheduled speakers will hint at the Fed's next move.

23 min
Mar 17, 2017
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Two regional branches of the Federal Reserve that track the U.S. economy are drawing different assessments about its rate of expansion. MoneyBeat attempts to figure out which one makes the most sense.

41 min
Mar 16, 2017
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William D. Cohan returns to definitively break down the importance of Wall Street, and how it can restore trust and transparency so that it can work correctly again.

25 min
Mar 15, 2017
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The MoneyBeat camp breaks down how the Fed finally raising interest rates will impact the markets and beyond. Plus, a cold-weather coat company heats up the IPO market.

18 min
Mar 12, 2017
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Jeffrey Sparshott discusses what's in store on the coming week's economic calendar with a look at the Fed's two day policy-setting meeting, inflation and retail sales data, and more.

25 min
Mar 10, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's James Mackintosh joins Paul Vigna, Corrie Driebusch and Stephen Grocer to discuss how the current market's optimism can lead to risk, and whether it's already gone from enthusiasm to euphoria.

26 min
Mar 9, 2017
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John Buckingham, Chief Investment Officer at AFAM Capital Asset Management, joins Stephen Grocer, Spencer Jakab, and Chris Dieterich to talk all things value investing and the best ways to pick stocks in the current market.

12 min
Mar 5, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Ben Leubsdorf joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to preview this week's economic calendar, including new data on trade and jobs and what it all means for the Fed.

24 min
Mar 3, 2017
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The MoneyBeat camp recaps Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen's Chicago speech, and what may be in store for interest rates in the near future. Then, a break down of Snap Inc.'s second day as a publicly traded company.

23 min
Mar 1, 2017
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As Snap Inc. prepares to price its initial public offering, Miriam Gottfried, Maureen Farrell and Pivotal Research's Brian Wieser join the show to break down what it could really be worth, and whether it's poised to awaken a dormant tech IPO market.

30 min
Feb 28, 2017
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William Cohan, author of "Why Wall Street Matters," joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to discuss everything right and wrong with Wall Street and why it remains an essential institution despite its flaws.

25 min
Feb 27, 2017
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With U.S. debt poised to surpass $20 trillion, Gerstein Fisher's Gregg Fisher joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to discuss what this level of public debt represents, its ramifications, and possible implications for investors.

22 min
Feb 26, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Ian Talley joins Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to preview a busy economic week, looking at the Fed, new data, and President Trump's big address to the nation.

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