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 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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May 21, 2021 4 min
Ford is betting on environmentally friendly pick-up trucks. What lumber prices can signal about inflation. And a look at Chia, a new cryptocurrency. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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A look into China's plans to boost the digital yuan. What sales of swimwear can tell us about the post-Covid economy. And the EU plans to relax travel restrictions. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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New concerns about Tesla lead some to bet against the stock. Amazon is said to be in talks to acquire MGM. And interest in meme stocks is on the rise. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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AT&T will spin off WarnerMedia. 175 S&P 500 companies have mentioned inflation on post-earnings calls this quarter. And the U.S. plans to up its global Covid-19 vaccine distribution. Host: Jacob Passy. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
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