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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.

Episode Date
When Not to Convert to a Roth IRA
566
Converting your traditional IRA to a Roth IRA can be a great tax strategy. But the Wall Street Journal's Laura Saunders says there are several factors you should consider before you make the move. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 20, 2018
Amid Market Rally, Investors Play Defense
494
Even as the S&P 500 nears a new high, shares of consumer-staples stocks which are considered defensive plays have been climbing. The Wall Street Journal's Akane Otani says that suggests that investors are hedging their bets through a safe corner of the market.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 17, 2018
Lithium: From Hot Commodity to Big Short
619
The Wall Street Journal's Amrith Ramkumar explains why lithium, used in batteries that help power electric vehicles, has gone from one of last year's hottest trades to one of this year's most-shorted investments.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 16, 2018
Fintechs Enter Subprime Credit Card Market
686
Financial technology startups have begun issuing credit cards to people with poor credit histories. The Wall Street Journal's AnnaMaria Andriotis says fintechs are filling the growing void left by credit card-issuing banks.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 15, 2018
Finally ... Savers Are Seeing Higher Deposit Rates
504
For a decade, savers have earned next to nothing on their bank deposit rates. But banks are starting to pay out higher rates partly because of Fed rate hikes, according to the Wall Street Journal's Aaron Back. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 14, 2018
Are Smartphone Price Hikes Reaching Their Limit?
564
Smartphone makers have reaped the benefits of being able to raise prices. But smartphone buyers may have grown tired of price hikes. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher explains.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 13, 2018
If Markets Are Up, Why Are Valuations Down?
454
Markets reporter Michael Wursthorn explains what forces are holding valuations in check while the broader market is approaching its January high. He also points out bargain opportunities for investors.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 10, 2018
Investors Cast Aside Volatility, Bet on Stocks Rallying
463
Despite several months of volatility and wild swings on Wall Street, many investors are placing their bets that stocks' rally will continue. Wall Street Journal reporter Gunjan Banerji explains. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 09, 2018
Bankruptcy Filings Among Older Americans Surge
477
Bankruptcy filings among Americans age 65 and older has more than tripled since 1991. Wall Street Journal reporter Anne Tergesen explains why.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 08, 2018
Why Facebook Wants Your Bank Account Statements
532
Facebook has asked large banks for access to users' bank account balances and bank card transactions. Wall Street Journal reporter Deepa Seetharaman explains why.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 07, 2018
The IRS Pursued a Man Whose Wife Embezzled $500,000
474
Wall Street Journal tax reporter Laura Saunders explains tax rules surrounding joint tax return filers when one person is convicted of embezzlement.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 06, 2018
Weather Disasters: Do You Have the Right Insurance?
387
This year's series of weather disasters has exposed shortcomings in homeowners' insurance policies, resulting in the inability to fully repair damaged homes. Wall Street Journal reporter Nicole Friedman outlines steps homeowners should take to be sure they're covered when the next disaster hits.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 03, 2018
Size Matters: How Companies Pay Their Workers
565
A Wall Street Journal analysis of more than 1,100 public companies shows that size is an important factor, but not the only significant factor, in determining employee pay. Reporter Theo Francis explains.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 02, 2018
Pension Shortfalls Reach the Trillions
523
Extended lifespans, unrealistic investment expectations and excessive promising by politicians are among factors that have led to a hole in U.S. state and local pensions rivaling the GDP of Japan. Wall Street Journal reporter Sarah Krouse explains. (Update: Moody's now estimates the pension hole is around $4 trillion, not $5 trillion as originally reported.)<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 01, 2018
Airline CEOs Defend Coach Seats
572
The leaders of Delta and American have defended the tightest sections of their planes -- while sitting in them. The Wall Street Journal's Middle Seat columnist Scott McCartney has more. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 31, 2018
This Should Worry Investors for the Rest of the Year
577
GuideStone Capital Management president David Spika discusses likely obstacles to sustained economic growth that investors should be mindful of, and ways to invest to be insulated from common headwinds.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 30, 2018
Trade Tensions Driving Investors From U.S. Stocks
553
The threat of a global trade war is causing investors to pull money from U.S. stocks and find safer ground in bonds. Wall Street Journal markets reporter Michael Wursthorn explains. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 27, 2018
Investors Score When Companies Delay Paying Their Bills
470
Wall Street Journal reporter Vipal Monga explains trade finance, a short-term financing business that bridges the gap between corporations delaying payments and their suppliers that need funds in a timely fashion. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 26, 2018
TripAdvisor CEO Tops Retail CEO Pay List
474
Internet CEOs topped the Wall Street Journal survey of retail chief executives' pay. WSJ's Patrick Thomas discusses the top salaries, and why internet company leaders top the list.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 25, 2018
Investors Lose Millions From a Felon in a Strip Mall
627
Wall Street Journal reporter Jean Eaglesham discusses how investors lost more than $100 million at the hands of Scott Kohn, a felon who operated out of a Nevada strip mall. Kohn promised returns far more attractive than investors were receiving in stock and bond markets.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 24, 2018