The Readback

The Readback

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

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July 15, 2020 1 min
The podcast will be on a short break for a few weeks, while we dive into some new ideas and formats for the show. We'll speak to you soon.
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July 9, 2020 15 min
Millions of Americans have canceled their cable and turned to streaming services like Netflix and Youtube TV in search of a better deal. But cheap TV is getting hard to find.
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July 1, 2020 14 min
Boeing has been in crisis mode since before Covid-19, as the grounding of its 737 Max jet hit the company hard. But this week, the Max is taking to the skies again for a series of test flights. Barron's Al Root joins Alex Eule to discuss where Boeing goes from here.
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June 24, 2020 14 min
At the outset of the pandemic, as professional investors sold stocks, a new set of day traders rushed in - and their bets paid off.
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June 17, 2020 17 min
Dividend payments seemed to be in jeopardy early in the pandemic, but the payouts have been surprisingly resilient. Barron's Lawrence Strauss joins Alex Eule to discuss why dividends may be the only sure thing these days.
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June 11, 2020 14 min
Free speech isn't easy and Twitter's management - and its stock - are caught in the middle. Alex Eule talks to Barron's Bill Alpert about the social network's latest challenges and opportunities.
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U.S. cities are in chaos and Covid-19 hasn't gone away. So why are stocks rising? Randall Forsyth joins Alex Eule to try to make sense of this market.
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Sales of outdoor gear are surging amid the coronavirus pandemic. Alex Eule and Jeffrey Cane discuss what this recent trend can tell us about the broader reopening of the U.S. economy.
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May 20, 2020 15 min
The rollout of new wireless technology is going to require some patience from consumers, and investors. Barron's Nicholas Jasinski joins Alex Eule to discuss why 5G is more of an evolution than a revolution.
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The pandemic can't change investors' obsession with Tesla. Barron's Al Root joins Alex Eule to discuss why the car company's stock is still on fire.
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May 6, 2020 18 min
Big tech is back to its all powerful self amid the coronavirus quarantine. Barron's Eric Savitz joins Alex Eule to discuss the key takeaways from tech companies' first-quarter results.
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April 29, 2020 15 min
Investors have cheered Congress' stimulus efforts, but Barron's Matthew Klein tells Alex Eule that the federal government still hasn't done nearly enough.
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Telemedicine has never quite taken off. Now, virtual doctors are the only option. Host Alex Eule is joined by Barron's Daren Fonda to talk about the future of digital health.
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April 16, 2020 15 min
Host Alex Eule is joined by Avi Salzman, who covers energy for Barron's, to talk about how the unprecedented low oil prices are imperiling the entire economy.
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April 8, 2020 16 min
Factories across the country have been shuttered by coronavirus . And yet their assembly lines have never been more important -- they will be the critical source of new ventilators and protective gear to fight Covid-19. So how quickly can companies like General Motors and Ford switch gears? This week Barron's industrial reporter Al Root joins host Alex Eule on The Readback.
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Consumers and the health-care industry haven't always gotten along. There are battles about pricing, the availability of drugs, and huge profits arguably at the expense of human health. But coronavirus has put the tension on hold. Perhaps more than ever before, doctors, public health officials, patients, and Big Pharma are working toward the same goal: stopping the spread of Covid-19. This week on The Readback, Alex Eule talks ...
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March 27, 2020 18 min
Today on the Readback, we present the first episode of Barron's Streetwise, a new weekly podcast hosted by Jack Hough. In the episode, Jack speaks with Regeneron CEO Dr. Leonard Schleifer and Wall Street biotech analyst Dr. Yaron Werber. Plus, a bagel store selling toilet paper. Subscribe to Barron's Streetwise wherever you listen to podcasts.
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March 25, 2020 19 min
Coronavirus has made the next few weeks and impossible to predict, and the uncertainty of it all is causing stocks to tumble and anxiety to peak. But what if there were a way to see into the future? The experience in China may actually offer a crystal ball. While U.S. cities are just now going on lockdown, China is starting to re-open its hardest-hit cities. Today, on the Readback Barron's Reshma Kapadia joins host Alex Eule to...
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Every new crisis is understood through the lens of the ones that came before it. And that's what makes the coronavirus pandemic so scary. We've never seen anything quite like it. Investors are panicked and searching for answers. On Tuesday afternoon, during a brief moment of optimism for stocks, Alex Eule was joined by Barron's columnist Randall Forsyth who has covered markets - and crises - for 40 years. Produced by Me...
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March 11, 2020 20 min
The spread of coronavirus means everything is changing by the minute for people and for markets. This week, Barron's Jack Hough joins host Alex Eule to talk about dealing with recession fears, the stock sell-off, and the uncertainty that's swamping our lives. Produced by Mette Lützhøft.
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