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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. ... Show More

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May 15, 2019 793 min

Host Alex Eule is joined by Marketwatch tech reporter Emily Bary to discuss how Match Group is thriving despite Facebook's big push into online dating.

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In a pilot episode for a new Barron's podcast, host Sarah Green Carmichael gets the scoop on the Dutch tulip bubble-not the myth, but the real story (which is just as fascinating). Guest: Anne Goldgar, professor at University College London. Please email MetteLutzhoft.Jensen@barrons.com with comments or suggestions.

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May 1, 2019 892 min

Host Alex Eule is joined by Barron's David Marino-Nachison to discuss why we love to read-and write-about Tesla. The Readback is a weekly, financial podcast from Barron's.

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April 24, 2019 911 min

Host Alex Eule is joined by Barron's senior writer Avi Salzman to discuss how Spotify saved the music industry-and why the stock remains a risky bet. The Readback is a weekly podcast from Barron's. Hosted by Alex Eule and produced by Mette Lützhøft.

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April 17, 2019 763 min

Avi Salzman is joined by Barron's senior writer Jack Hough to talk about how CVS is reshaping itself to become a central hub in the U.S. health care system. The Readback is a weekly, financial podcast from Barron's.

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April 10, 2019 743 min

Host Alex Eule is joined by Barron's Jon Swartz who just got an exclusive demo of a 5G network in Dallas. The test got Jon thinking more about 5G's big potential and the long road that's still ahead.

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April 3, 2019 877 min

Host Alex Eule is joined by Barron's senior writer Al Root to talk about Lyft's first few days of trading and what it means for the future of transportation. Produced by Mette Lützhøft.

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March 27, 2019 738 min

Host Alex Eule is joined by tech reporter Tae Kim to discuss Google's ambitious new strategy to bring gaming to the cloud.

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March 20, 2019 793 min

In this episode of The Readback, Alex Eule is joined by senior writer Al Root to talk about Boeing and the issues with its 737 MAX jet. Are investors giving the company a pass?

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March 13, 2019 864 min

Host Alex Eule is joined by associate editor Jack Hough to talk about the surprising comeback of Microsoft, which is once again the world's largest publicly traded company. Can it last?

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March 6, 2019 697 min

You might have heard that Bill Gross recently retired from his portfolio manager role at Janus Capital Group. 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 Barron's annual roundtable of top investors. Barron's senior writer Mary Childs has covered Bill Gross'... Read more

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February 27, 2019 618 min

This week opened with some good news in the long-running trade battle between the U.S. and China, when Donald Trump agreed to delay the big hike in tariff rates originally scheduled for March 1. U.S and Chinese investors cheered the move. But the issues are not close to being resolved. In the latest episode of The Readback, Alex Eule is joined by Barron's senior writer Reshma Kapadia to talk about why progress in U.S.-China trade ... Read more

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February 20, 2019 843 min

Host Alex Eule is joined by Barron's senior writer Bill Alpert to talk about the hottest topic in stock investing: pot. The Readback is a weekly, financial podcast from Barron's. Hosted by Alex Eule and produced by Mette Lützhøft.

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February 13, 2019 718 min

Corporate stock buybacks have always received attention from investors but suddenly they're a part of the mainstream conversation. Politicians on the left and right-from Bernie Sanders to Marco Rubio -have targeted stock buybacks as they think about ways to address wealth inequality and tax reform. But how much are buybacks really to blame for society's ills? In this episode of The Readback, Alex Eule is joined by Barron's associa... Read more

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February 6, 2019 782 min

You might have noticed some big swings for some well-known stocks in recent weeks. Apple jumped 7% one day, Facebook surged 11%, Amazon fell 5%. You can thank a wave of corporate results for the big moves. After all, it's earnings season, and that means corporate America is revealing its secrets to investors and everyone else paying attention. In this episode of The Readback, Alex Eule is joined by Barron's associate editor Jack H... Read more

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January 30, 2019 14 min

Just a few months ago, shares of PG&E, the California utility, were trading near $50 share. That was before the company's power lines were blamed for California's devastating forest fires. This week the company filed for bankruptcy. It's a clear example of how climate change has imperiled companies and investors. In this episode of The Readback, Alex Eule is rejoined by Barron's senior writer Leslie Norton who has just finished a ... Read more

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January 23, 2019 13 min

When Jack Bogle passed away last week at 89, it was no stretch to say that the modern investing world had lost its most influential figure. Bogle essentially invented index investing. Bogle changed the way people access markets and accumulate wealth. And he overturned the asset management industry from a collection of stock pickers to an aggregator of index funds. This week on The Readback, Alex Eule is joined by Barron's senior w... Read more

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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... Read more

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January 16, 2019 13 min

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 'q... Read more

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January 9, 2019 16 min

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. Hos... Read more

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