WSJ Your Money Briefing show

WSJ Your Money Briefing

Summary: Your must-listen weekdays for valuable money and market stories. Our journalists from Heard on the Street, MoneyBeat, the Intelligent Investor and other popular features share insights on investing, market trends, taxes, retirement strategies and much more.

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 Higher Deposit Rates Coming to Bank Accounts? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 526

The likelihood of several interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve means many banks are likely to raise their deposit rates on savings accounts and certificates of deposit. Wall Street Journal reporter Christina Rexrode explains why not all banks are likely to be on board.

 Protecting Your Retirement Savings From Your Kids | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 646

Baby Boomers and other older Americans have trillions of dollars in retirement funds saved up, but their own generosity can be responsible for their adult children draining their nest egg. Voya Financial's James Nichols offers advice for protecting your retirement savings.

 Trading at the NYSE is Sleepy, Until Just Before the Close | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 627

The Wall Street Journal's Alexander Osipovich says much of the trading action at the New York Stock Exchange has moved to the final minutes. A big reason is index funds, whose values depend on prices determined at the closing auction.

 Google Bans Cryptocurrency Ads | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 535

Google, following Facebook's lead, says it will ban all ads for cryptocurrencies and other speculative financial products across its advertising platforms beginning in June. Wall Street Journal tech reporter Douglas MacMillan explains.

 Wall Street: Don't Let Calm Markets Fool You | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 592

March's relatively calm market performance on Wall Street as compared to February's periods of volatility could mislead some into thinking calmness is here to stay. Wall Street Journal Heard on the Street deputy editor Spencer Jakab explains.

 Market Volatility: Is This the End for Goldilocks? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 538

Investors are assessing their tolerance of risk in the face of increased market volatility, despite a strong February jobs report. Wall Street Journal reporter Riva Gold explains why this could be characterized the end of the 'Goldilocks' market.

 U.S. Household Net Worth Soars: Not All Good News? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 436

The stock market and property prices helped push U.S. household net worth to values approaching $100 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2017. Wall Street Journal economics reporter Harriet Torry explains why the strong numbers have some people concerned.

 Equifax Hack Spawns Free Credit Data Services | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 423

Credit-reporting companies will soon be required to offer all U.S. consumers freezing and unfreezing of their credit data free of charge. Wall Street Journal reporter Lalita Clozel explains the significance of the service and how it protects consumers.

 Student Loans: End of the Government Monopoly? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 501

Private lenders want a piece of the $100 billion student loans business, of which the government currently has a near monopoly. Wall Street Journal reporter Joshua Mitchell explains.

 Tech Stocks: Why No Love From Fund Managers? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 367

Wall Street Journal reporter Chelsey Dulaney explains why active fund managers have cut their exposure to the tech sector to the lowest level in more than a year.

 Credit Card Losses Piling Up at Small Banks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 597

The rate of credit card payment delinquencies are rising at smaller banks that tried to lure middle and lower-income consumers with looser credit score requirements. Wall Street Journal reporter AnnaMaria Andriotis explains.

 College Financial Aid: Understanding the System | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 496

From understanding the alphabet soup of terminology to alerting a college or university of a family's financial situation, Wall Street Journal contributor Cheryl Winokur Munk offers several tips for navigating the system and not leave any financial aid behind.

 Inflation at 2%: Don't Bet on the Status Quo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 499

The consensus on Wall Street is inflation will top out at 2% and then level off, but recent history tells us inflation could move higher than expected and the results could be damaging to the economy. The Wall Street Journal's Greg Ip explains.

 Did February's Market Volatility Create Smarter Investors? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 508

Market gyrations like we saw in early February might typically cause investors to take a knee-jerk approach and cash out. Wall Street Journal reporter Christina Rexrode explains how some investors learned from the past and took a more tempered approach.

 Time to Consider Bonds Over High-Dividend Stocks? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 513

More than a fifth of the S&P 500 have boosted their dividend payouts this year, but rising bond yields are giving investors pause as to whether high-yield stocks are the best destination for their money. Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Wursthorn explains.


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