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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 Now You Can Try High-Frequency Trading | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 527

A crowdsourcing startup gives the public a chance to try their hand at high-frequency trading, a controversial form of ultra-fast trading. Wall Street Journal markets reporter Alexander Osipovich explains the risks.

 Missed Tax Payments to Come Off Credit Reports | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 643

Millions of Americans will soon see missed tax payments removed from their credit reports, increasing their chances of qualifying for bank loans. Wall Street Journal reporter AnnaMaria Andriotis explains.

 Consumer Borrowing Costs Are Rising. Thanks, Fed! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 457

Interest rates on everything from mortgages to car loans are likely to move higher after the Federal Reserve announced Wednesday it will raise short-term rates by a quarter-percentage point. Wall Street Journal reporter David Harrison explains.

 Special Fed Coverage: Powell Press Conference | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 517

The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday it will increase interest rates to a range of 1.50%-1.75%. Fed Chairman Jay Powell, in his first news conference, addressed topics such the number of interest rate increases expected this year, and whether wages are growing fast enough.

 Facebook Has a Trust Problem Among Its Users | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 661

The current scrutiny surrounding Facebook and the unauthorized use of users' data has, in Wall Street Journal Heard om the Street columnist Dan Gallagher's opinion, created a trust issue among the social media company's users and advertisers.

 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.


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