Numbers by Barron's

Numbers by Barron's

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

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June 21, 2021 4 min
What the ratio of the price of lumber to the price of gold might mean for a recession. Amazon's stock is only 1% higher than last year. Plus, meme stocks enter the Russell 1000. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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Danaher buys Aldevron for $9.6 billion. How to play rising oil prices. And the Affordable Care Act lives on after a challenge to the Supreme Court. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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June 17, 2021 3 min
Federal Reserve officials now expect two quarter-point interest rate increases before 2024. How the pandemic has helped Hertz. Plus, General Motors' plan for electric and autonomous vehicles. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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Lumber prices are falling. Amazon's gross merchandise volume is estimated at $316 billion. And Exxon Mobil may increase its dividend. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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June 15, 2021 3 min
A primer on bonds as the Federal Reserve is set to meet. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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A new survey on the inflation rate. Mortgage forbearance plans are down. Plus, which industries had the largest labor productivity increases? Host: Matthew Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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A closer look at what the consumer price index says about inflation. Signet Jewelers rallies 14%. Plus, another day of volatility for GameStop. Host: Alexandra Scaggs. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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June 10, 2021 4 min
The 10-year Treasury yield trades at its lowest level since March. Wendy's breaks the meme stock mold. Plus, El Salvador votes to approve Bitcoin as legal tender. Host: Alexandra Scaggs. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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Content-delivery network Fastly climbs despite outage. A new survey from Fannie Mae finds it's a bad time to buy a house. Plus, the latest in meme stocks. Host: Alexandra Scaggs. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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The Federal Reserve Bank of New York borrows billions of dollars through the reserve purchase facility. The face value of corporate bonds issued by nonfinancial companies hits $7.7 trillion. And China's foreign currency reserves are down. Host: Matthew Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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As the pandemic winds down, more women are entering the workforce. Europeans are cutting spending on retail goods. And a look at the average hourly wage in leisure and hospitality. Host: Matthew Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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A look at Covid-19-related insurance losses. Unemployment claims are down to their lowest rate since the pandemic began. Plus, the Federal Reserve is winding down the Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility. Host: Matthew Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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Spending on new family construction hits a new record. The euro area's inflation is on the rise. Plus, the latest reading of the global manufacturing purchasing index. Host: Matthew Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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Prices are on the rise in Europe. The Honest Company rallies despite disappointment since its IPO. And how oil prices are affecting energy stocks. Host: Alexandra Scaggs. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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Zoom will be unlikely to keep up its 2020 growth rate. Why the summer is typically a slower period of the year for markets. And Apple's iPhone 12 is a hit. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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U.S. orders for durable goods unexpectedly fell in April. Best Buy exceeds Wall Street's expectations. And all three major U.S. cruise lines are finally back in the water. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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A look at Exxon Mobil's board fight. Ford's stock is racing amid EV spending. And ZipRecruiter goes public via direct listing. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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The average home price in the U.S. is over 13% higher than a year ago. Vimeo goes public. And the U.S. is on track to have 50% of American adults vaccinated soon. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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The crypto market's selloff will likely affect Tesla. The Fast and the Furious 9 has a big opening weekend overseas. And a look at a proposed merger between two midsize oil-and-gas companies. Host: Nicholas Jasinski. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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Companies have issued $144 billion in convertible bonds since the pandemic began. ViacomCBS is a popular stock for hedge funds. And demand for homes remains high. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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