The Readback brings you a new season that revisits some of the biggest IPOs of the last decade, including Moderna, Facebook, and Uber. Our quest: Figuring out how investors put a price on innovation.
Published 03/03/21
Active forbearance plans on mortgages are on the rise. 2021 starts with a tough trading day. And the U.S. Net International Investment Position hits -$14 trillion. Host: Matthew Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.
Published 01/05/21
In 2021, we'll explore the biggest IPOs to figure out why some hit it big while others failed to connect. And why, in the end, it might not mean much about a company's future success.
Published 12/30/20
For years, Hollywood resisted real change and that's left it particularly vulnerable in 2020.
Published 12/23/20
Theaters have been under threat for more than a century. This time the risk feels more real.
Published 12/16/20
Tech companies are under regulatory threat. Did it all start with a simple lack of transparency?
Published 12/09/20
As governments seek to curb big tech's power, Margrethe Vestager is leading the charge as Europe's top antitrust official.
Published 12/02/20
Peloton broke the IPO market, and then came racing back.
Published 11/25/20
Nordstrom opened its flagship store in Manhattan one year ago. Six months later, the pandemic forced it to close. What will the future have in store?
Published 11/18/20
Oprah help saved Weight Watchers, but the stock continues to yoyo. Inside the company's long journey to stay in shape.
Published 11/11/20
As markets collapsed earlier this year, a growing number of investors were lucky enough to have a robot holding their hand. Why digital advice is working.
Published 11/04/20
Not so long ago, Microsoft was an afterthought in the world of tech. Its comeback will be studied for years to come.
Published 10/28/20
3D printers were supposed to be the next big thing. Then the bubble burst.
Published 10/21/20
Just five years ago, Fitbit was one of the hottest companies in tech. Now it's hoping a sale to Google can save its business and help it compete with Apple.
Published 10/14/20
It's been 35 years since Super Mario Bros. changed videogames. Today, Mario is as popular as ever, except on your smartphone. This week, how Nintendo ignored the mobile revolution -- and still won.
Published 10/07/20
The Readback brings you a new season featuring stories about Nintendo, Microsoft, 3D printing and more - exploring why some companies, ideas, and industries thrive, while others fail to meet their promise. Listen starting Wednesday, October 7.
Published 10/01/20
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.
Published 07/15/20
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.
Published 07/09/20
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.
Published 07/01/20
At the outset of the pandemic, as professional investors sold stocks, a new set of day traders rushed in - and their bets paid off.
Published 06/24/20
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.
Published 06/17/20
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.
Published 06/11/20
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.
Published 06/03/20
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.
Published 05/27/20
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.
Published 05/20/20