The most important stories, explained through the lens of business. A podcast about money, business and power. Hosted by Kate Linebaugh and Ryan Knutson. The Journal is a co-production from Gimlet Media and The Wall Street Journal.
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The Global Philosopher: Should Borders Matter?. Michael Sandel explores the philosophical justifications made for national borders. Using a pioneering state-of-the-art studio at the Harvard Business School, Professor Sandel is joined by 60 participants from over 30 countries in a truly global digital space. Is there any moral distinction between a political refugee and an economic migrant? If people have the right to exit a country, why not a right to enter? Do nations have the right to protect the affluence of their citizens? And is there such a thing as a 'national identity'? These are just some of the questions addressed by Professor Sandel in this first edition of The Global Philosopher.Audience producer: Louise ColettaProducer: David EdmondsEditor: Richard Knight(Image taken by Rose Lincoln)
#138 — The Edge of Humanity. In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Yuval Noah Harari about his new book “21 Lessons for the 21st Century.” They discuss the importance of meditation for his intellectual life, the primacy of stories, the need to revise our fundamental assumptions about human civilization, the threats to liberal democracy, a world without work, universal basic income, the virtues of nationalism, the implications of AI and automation, and other topics. You can support the Making Sense podcast and receive subscriber-only content at SamHarris.org/subscribe.
#3 I Have Got Some People Waiting For Me. Aziz’s life has been a story of chance – and choice. As Michael pieces together Aziz’s journey from Sudan to Manus, he realises Aziz has been searching for a safe place for about eight years. So what gives him the ability, and the energy, to speak out? How has Aziz fought for so long, and what makes him want to be ‘the messenger’? ‘I’m pretending like I’m really happy, and laugh, and you know, smiling on the phones and doing stuff like that – so they feel like, “Oh, my son is really living in a good environment”. So they think like that, but the opposite is the truth.’ Aziz Aziz tells Michael, ‘I have got some people ...waiting for me. They love me, they want me to be with them.’ Haltingly, and sometimes with great difficulty, Aziz starts to share stories about his home, the family that he longs to see, and why he fled. Looking to find out more, Michael speaks to Sudan expert Anne Bartlett about the current situation there. As Aziz shares snapshots from his past, Anne talks Michael through the conflict in Sudan, which, despite leaving the headlines long ago, continues to unfold. Michael worries that he’s adding to Aziz’s trauma by digging up painful memories – ever aware of how hard it is to have these kinds of conversations in short, overlapping messages, without the benefit of reading someone’s signals face to face. Meanwhile, Aziz weighs up how much to tell his family about Manus, and explains to Michael why he’s sometimes tortured by regret. Warning: This episode of The Messenger includes graphic content and mentions self-harm. If you or someone you know needs help, you can contact one of Australia’s national 24/7 crisis services such as Lifeline on 13 11 14 or at lifeline.org.au, or the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467. Transcript Download a PDF transcript of this episode here. In this episode Abdul Aziz Muhamat Michael Green Associate Professor Anne Bartlett, University of New South Wales, President of the Sudan Studies Association Our theme music was composed by Raya Slavin. Music used in this episode includes: 'Blue Milk' by Stereolab, 'Up the Box' by Andy Stott, 'Feld' by To Rococo Rot, 'Firefly' and 'Four-Day Interval' by Tortoise, 'Cutting Branches for a Temporary Shelter' by Penguin Cafe Orchestra, 'Ending' by Kazumasa Hashimoto, 'Remedios the Beauty' by Oren Ambarchi, 'Lazyboat' and 'Vostok' by Triosk, 'Passages' by Bowery Electric, 'Self Seal Mishap' by Tennis and 'Ba Ba' by Sigur Rós. More information The Messenger is a co-production of Behind the Wire and the Wheeler Centre. It’s produced by Michael Green, André Dao, Hannah Reich and Bec Fary, with Jon Tjhia and Sophie Black at the Wheeler Centre.Narration by Michael Green. With reporting by Abdul Aziz Muhamat. Additional fact checking by the Guardian's Ben Doherty; transcription by Claire McGregor, Victoria Grey, Camilla Chapman, Lena Lettau and many more. This episode was edited and mixed by Bec Fary and Jon Tjhia. Thank you Dana Affleck, Angelica Neville and Sienna Merope. Also to Cameron Ford and Heidi Pett, and to Behind the Wire’s many participants and volunteers. Behind the Wire is supported by the Bertha Foundation.
#107: The Scariest Navy SEAL I've Ever Met...And What He Taught Me. Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) is one of the scariest human beings imaginable. He is a lean 230 pounds. He is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert who used to tap out 20 Navy SEALs per workout. He is a legend in the Special Operations world. His eyes look through you more than at you. He rarely does interviews, if ever. But a few weeks ago, Jocko ended up staying at my house and we had a caffeinated mind meld. Here's some background... Jocko enlisted in the Navy after high school and spent 20 years in the SEAL Teams, first as an enlisted SEAL operator and then as a SEAL officer. During his second tour in Iraq, he led SEAL Task Unit Bruiser in the Battle of Ramadi--some of the toughest and sustained combat in the SEAL Teams since Vietnam. Under his leadership, Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated Special Operations Unit of the entire war in Iraq and helped bring stability to Ramadi. Jocko was awarded the Bronze Star and a Silver Star. Upon returning to the United States, Jocko served as the Officer-in-Charge of training for all West Coast SEAL Teams, designing and implementing some of the most challenging and realistic combat training in the world. So why is Jocko opening up? Well, in part, we have mutual friends. Second, he is the co-author of an incredible new book — Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win -- which I've been loving. Trust me. Buy it. This is his first mainstream interview and one you won't want to miss. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.fourhourworkweek.com/podcast. This podcast is brought to you by Wealthfront. Wealthfront is a massively disruptive (in a good way) set-it-and-forget-it investing service, led by technologists from places like Apple and world-famous investors. It has exploded in popularity in the last 2 years, and now has more than $2.5B under management. In fact, some of my good investor friends in Silicon Valley have millions of their own money in Wealthfront. Why? Because you can get services previously limited to the ultra-wealthy and only pay pennies on the dollar for them, and it’s all through smarter software instead of retail locations and bloated sales teams Check out wealthfront.com/tim, take their risk assessment quiz, which only takes 2-5 minutes, and they’ll show you—for free–exactly the portfolio they’d put you in. If you want to just take their advice and do it yourself, you can. Or, as I would, you can set it and forget it. Well worth a few minutes: wealthfront.com/tim. Mandatory disclaimer: Wealthfront Inc. is an SEC registered Investment Advisor. Investing in securities involves risks, and there is the possibility of losing money. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Please visit Wealthfront dot com to read their full disclosure. This podcast is also brought to you by 99Designs, the world’s largest marketplace of graphic designers. Did you know I used 99Designs to rapid prototype the cover for The 4-Hour Body? Here are some of the impressive results. Click this link and get a free $99 upgrade. Give it a test run...
Rank #1: #27: The New New New Facebook . David, Christopher and Joanna attempt to explain TikTok, the hottest new thing in social media. It's like Vine meets Snapchat meets Instagram meets Spotify, sort of. Then, WSJ reporter Jeff Horwitz comes on to talk about F8, Facebook's annual developer conference, and what to make of all the company's announcements around privacy, messaging, privacy, groups, privacy and payments. Oh, and privacy. In this week's Today I Learned, David explains why motion sickness can be such a problem for VR-and why it's taking decades to fix. Lastly, a dispatch from the TED conference: Reporter Katie Bindley sits down with actor and entrepreneur Joseph Gordon-Levitt to talk about social media, creativity and what happens when you start making decisions just to get more likes.
Rank #2: #35: Google Maps to Nowhere . David, Joanna and Christopher unpack the coming fight between tech companies and regulators, and get into the messy meaning of an important term in the antitrust world: "consumer harm." Next, Katie Bindley joins to talk about how she discovered millions of fake listings on Google Maps-and why that's such a big problem for people looking for plumbers, electricians and urgent care centers. On this week's Today I Learned, Joanna replaces your driver's license. Or it is driver license? Drivers' license? Finally, David talks with Peter Jensen, Moleskine's head of digital, about the future of paper notebooks in an increasingly screen-based world.
Rank #1: Breakfast at Wendy's Anyone?. Why Apple's streaming service may not be as attractive as Netflix-yet. Boeing delivered only 18 airplanes in August. And investors sent Wendy's stock lower as the company announced breakfast plans. Host: Jeffrey Cane. Producer: Mette Lützhøft.
Rank #2: Apple's 5G Premium. AT&T stock jumps on news that activist fund Elliott Management is getting involved. How the appointment of a new Saudi Arabian energy minister might affect oil prices. And how Apple stock would benefit from 5g technology. Host: Jeffrey Cane. Producer: Mette Lützhøft.
Rank #1: Skunk at the Garden Party. Renewed trade tensions between the U.S and China arrived in markets like a “skunk at the garden party,” according to David Joy, the chief market strategist at Ameriprise Financial who has more than 40 years of experience in investment management. He tells co-hosts Sarah Ponczek and Mike Regan how he’s expecting markets to handle this pungent new arrival on the latest episode of the “What Goes Up” podcast. Along with that skunk, Uber Technologies arrived at the garden party of public markets this week with its long-awaited initial public offering. Kathleen Smith, co-founder of Renaissance Capital and manager of the IPO exchange-traded fund, joins the podcast to assess Uber and the rest of the money-losing herd of unicorns that may make 2019 a record year for IPO issuance. As always, the hosts and guests finish up with a discussion of the craziest things they saw in markets this week.
Rank #2: Hong Kong. Yield Curve. Oh My.. Chaos in Hong Kong. A cross-asset market shock in Argentina. And that dreaded yield-curve inversion—a fleeting drop in 10-year U.S yields below 2-year rates—goes viral by creating panic-selling in the stock market. It was quite a week. JPMorgan Chase & Co. Global Markets Strategist Gabriela Santos joins this week's podcast to make sense of it all. Also joining hosts Sarah Ponczek and Mike Regan is Bloomberg cross-asset reporter Luke Kawa, who gives his take on the market volatility of August.Mentioned in this podcast:Countdown to Catastrophe? What the Yield Curve Means for Stock Bull MarketsEquities Are on ‘Borrowed Time’ as Recession Signal Nears InversionThe Weekly Fix: Recession or Japanification. Which Is Worse?
Rank #1: 15: Apple's Next Act. Host 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.
Rank #2: 14: Barron's Goes to Disneyland. Host Alex Eule is joined by senior writer Jack Hough, who recently sat down for a long interview with Disney CEO Bob Iger and got an exclusive tour of Disney's new Star Wars land. The Readback is a weekly podcast from Barron's.
Rank #1: Central Bank Independence. The US Federal Reserve’s sharp pivot toward easing amid substantial White House pressure has raised concerns about central bank independence, as have developments in other advanced and emerging market economies alike. How worried we should be about this threat—and its implications for policy, the economy, and markets—is Top of Mind. In this episode, Goldman Sachs Research’s Allison Nathan interviews former central bankers Donald Kohn and Sir Paul Tucker who explain why central bank independence is critical to maintaining price and financial stability—even today when too little, rather than too much, inflation is the main problem. But while Kohn is concerned that Trump’s overt pressure could undermine Fed credibility, Tucker worries more that over-reliance on central banks since the GFC has left them vulnerable to politicization. Nathan also speaks with the firm’s chief economist Jan Hatzius who does not believe the Fed has responded directly to pressure from the White House, but does think that political pressure could already be influencing Fed policy through indirect channels such as bond market pricing. That said, Hatzius argues this in itself shouldn’t inflict too much harm on the economy unless inflationary pressures rise materially.
Rank #2: Dissecting the Market Disconnect. With the US expansion now the longest on record and no shortage of risks on the horizon, growth uncertainty is Top of Mind. This uncertainty has been at the heart of the dovish pivot from central banks this year, which has generally helped push bond yields lower in anticipation of Fed rate cuts ahead, but equity prices higher. So just how concerned about growth should we really be? In this episode of the Top of Mind at Goldman Sachs podcast, Goldman Sachs Research’s Allison Nathan asks Bridgewater’s Ray Dalio, Goldman Sachs’ Jan Hatzius and others to weigh in. Dalio argues that recent price action makes sense given the Fed’s easier stance, but worries we’re pushing the limits of monetary easing, which—among other political and geopolitical factors—will ultimately bring about a negative shift in growth and markets. But Jan Hatzius argues that markets are perhaps too concerned about growth and not concerned enough about the direction of Fed policy, as the costs of easing now potentially outweigh the benefits.
Rank #1: Greylock Partners/LinkedIn Guest: Reid Hoffman. In a wide-ranging interview with one of Silicon Valley’s most successful entrepreneurs, Omar and Will.i.am talk to Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, partner at Greylock, bestselling author, and host of the massively popular podcast Masters of Scale…Reid tells us about his most important pivots, both personal and professional.
Rank #2: Wisely Pivoting to Corner the Retail Pharmacy Market. For Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), it’s about reinventing from the inside out to thrive amid a rapidly changing retail pharmacy market. Using data to reduce the manual workload and unlock trapped value the company is building worldwide neighborhood healthcare destinations. Listen in as WBA Co-COO Alex Gourlay discusses the company’s vision and strategy with Accenture’s Omar Abbosh.
Rank #1: Mark Miller: Less Investment Choice = Better Retirement Outcomes. Our guest on the podcast today is Mark Miller, a nationally recognized expert on trends in retirement and aging. Miller's work considers retirement holistically, including healthcare and Medicare, Social Security, retirement investing, midlife careers, and housing. Miller is a regular contributor to Morningstar.com, and he also writes about retirement matters for Reuters, The New York Times, and WealthManagement.com. In addition, Miller has written several books, including The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security and his most recent book, Jolt: Stories of Trauma and Transformation. Background Information Mark Miller bio RetirementRevised newsletter RetirementRevised podcast Books by Mark Miller RetirementRevised Guides Mark Miller archive on Morningstar.com Related Links State of Retirement Preparedness in U.S. U.S. Retirement Savings: Statistics and Facts (Statista) "How Much Income Do Retirees Actually Have? Evaluating the Evidence from Five National Datasets," by Alicia H. Munnell and Geoffrey T. Sanzenbacher (November 2018, Center for Retirement Research working paper) "How Retirement Readiness Varies by Gender and Family Status: A Retirement Savings Shortfall Assessment of Gen Xers," by Jack VanDerhei (Jan. 17, 2019, Employee Benefit Research Institute) "Retirement Savings Shortfalls: Evidence from EBRI's 2019 Retirement Security Projection Model," by Jack VanDerhei (March 7, 2019, EBRI) Perspectives on Retirement Readiness in the United States (May 13, 2016, SEC's Office of the Investor Advocate) 2019 Retirement Confidence Survey (EBRI) "Is There Really a Retirement Crisis?," Aron Szapiro and Christine Benz (May 7, 2019, Morningstar.com) "Retirement Prospects for the Millennials: What Is the Early Prognosis?," by Richard W. Johnson, Karen E. Smith, Damir Cosic, and Claire Xiaozhi Wang (November 2017, Center for Retirement Research working paper) "Retiring Earlier Than Planned: What Matters Most?," by Alicia H. Munnell, Matthew S. Rutledge, and Geoffrey T. Sanzenbacher (February 2019, Center for Retirement Research working paper) The State of Work for Older Adults "Working Longer: Older Americans' Attitudes on Work and Retirement," by Jennifer Benz, Matt Sedensky, Trevor Tompson, and Jennifer Agiesta (2013, The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research) "Surprising Reasons Boomers Are Working Longer," by Martha Deevy (Dec. 26, 2012, NextAvenue) "More Older Americans Are Working, and Working More, Than They Used To," by Drew DeSilver (June 20, 2016, Pew Research Fact Tank) "Why Working Till Whenever Is a Risky Retirement Strategy," by Mark Miller (May 16, 2019, The New York Times) "Should Working Longer Be a Part of Your Retirement Plan?" Mark Miller and Christine Benz (July 30, 2019, Morningstar.com) "Finding the Bright Side in a Graying U.S. Workforce," by Mark Miller (Jan. 17, 2019, RetirementRevised) "How Does Delayed Retirement Affect Mortality and Health?," by Alice Zulkarnain and Matthew S. Rutledge (October 2018, Center for Retirement Research working paper) Fixing Retirement at an Individual Level "How to Blend Work and Retirement," by Mark Miller (Sept. 2, 2018, RetirementRevised) "Treat Your Work As a Retirement Asset," by Mark Miller (June 25, 2019, Morningstar.com) "The Uptick in Annuities," by Mark Miller (May 28, 2019, Morningstar.com) "How to Bridge a Retirement Shortfall," by Christine Benz (Jan. 28, 2019, Morningstar.com) "How Life Expectancy Affects Retirement Planning," by Mark Miller (Feb. 19, 2019, Morningstar.com) "Women Need Better Advice, Earlier Planning," by Christopher Robbins (June 17, 2016, Financial Advisor) "How Much Can I Spend in Retirement? A Guide to Investment-Based Retirement Income Strategies," by Wade D. Pfau (June 30, 2018, Retirement Insight and Trends) "Estimating the True Cost of Retirement," by David Blanchett (June 30, 2015, Retirement Insight and Trends) "Inflation-Linked SPIAs Are a Bad Deal," by David Blanchett (May 20, 2019, Advisor Perspectives) Social Security "Is It Time to Raise Social Security's Retirement Age?," by Mark Miller (March 14, 2019, RetirementRevised) Social Security Calculators Social Security Solutions Healthcare for Retirees "Retirement Healthcare Costs: Let's Get Real," by Mark Miller (July 16, 2019, Morningstar.com) "Retirement Healthcare Costs: Strategies for Meeting the Challenge," by Mark Miller (Aug. 6, 2019, Morningstar.com) "5 Key Retiree Healthcare Trends," Mark Miller and Christine Benz (Nov. 12, 2018, Morningstar.com)
Rank #2: Maria Bruno and Joel Dickson: 'Building a Better Retirement'. Our guests for the latest installment of "The Long View," Maria Bruno and Joel Dickson, are both veterans of investment behemoth Vanguard. Bruno is the head of U.S. wealth planning research at Vanguard, leading a team responsible for conducting research and analysis on a wide range of retirement, wealth planning, and portfolio construction topics. She also contributes to the oversight of the investment philosophy, methodology, and wealth management strategies supporting Vanguard's advisory products and services. Bruno is a Certified Financial Planner, and she's a fount of wisdom on many subjects, but especially retirement planning. Dickson has worn many hats at Vanguard during his long career there. In his current position as Vanguard's global head of advice methodology, he oversees all investment methodology development for Vanguard's advice programs whose end consumers are individual investors. The transcript for this podcast can be found here. Background Information Maria Bruno bio Joel Dickson bio "The Planner and the Geek" podcast series Vanguard Research and Commentary Archive How Retirement Savers Can Play Catch-Up "It's the 'how much?' But then also how do you actually direct those savings?" (1:30-2:56) "It's such an idiosyncratic or individual sort of consideration from a planning standpoint; there are plenty of people that have little wealth but high income." Whether traditional tax-deferred accounts are automatically better than Roth for people playing catch-up on retirement savings. (2:57-5:53) "It's a little bit simpler when you're younger and accumulating." How basic savings and investing habits, combined with plan defaults, make the accumulation period much simpler than decumulation. (5:54-8:24) 'Off-Label Uses': Ways Supersavers Can Maximize Their Investments Aftertax 401(k): What it is and how heavy savers can take advantage of it. (10:41-12:55) After-Tax 401(k), Bogleheads Wiki entry "Should You Make Aftertax Contributions to Your 401(k)?" Morningstar.com article "Aftertax 401(k) vs. Taxable Account? Evaluating Options for High-Income Savers," Morningstar.com article "Heavy Savers, Meet the Mega-Backdoor Roth," Morningstar.com article Backdoor Roth IRA: How it works, who should consider, and potential pitfalls to be aware of. (12:56-16:34) "IRA Insights: The Benefits of a Backdoor Roth," Vanguard research "Backdoor IRAs: What You Need to Know," Morningstar.com article "There's more and more focus on minimizing income taxes during one's life than there is about avoiding estate taxes." Using a 529 as an additional tax-advantaged savings vehicle. (16:35-21:26) Navigating College Savings episode from The Planner and The Geek podcast Decumulation "How do I meet my goals today but then also make sure that I'm protecting myself down the road?" Why setting spending rates can be so tricky. (21:27-24:26) "Determining Withdrawal Rates Using Historical Data," research paper by William Bengen William Bengen bio "How to Put a Dynamic Retirement Spending Strategy in Place," Vanguard research "Spending Trends Boost Safe Withdrawal Rate for Retirees," Morningstar.com video "The 4 Percent Rule Is Not Safe in a Low-Yield World," research paper by Michael Finke, David Blanchett, and Wade Pfau "We're telling people to, on average, oversave and underspend." Balancing longevity, sequence risk with spending and quality of life. (24:27-28:35) "Is There an Upside to Sequence of Return Risk?" Morningstar.com video Exploring the Retirement Consumption Puzzle, research paper by David Blanchett "At the end of the day you still kind of get to the same end result." How bucket portfolios may not look very different from traditionally allocated retirement portfolios. (28:36-31:30) "The Bucket Approach to Retirement Portfolio Allocation," Morningstar.com article "Retirees could be overexposed to equity risk." Whether retirees aren't derisking their portfolios. (31:31-32:41) "Best Practices for Portfolio Rebalancing," Vanguard research paper "Generations: Key Drivers of Investor Behavior," Vanguard research paper "The rules of thumb just don't work as well." Why managing taxes during retirement is necessarily an individualized process. (32:42-36:24) "Spending from a Portfolio: Implications of Withdrawal Order for Taxable Investors," Vanguard research paper "Here you're actually looking at strategies that could accelerate income taxes." How the post-retirement/pre-RMD years are a prime time to control future tax bills. (36:25-39:41) • "An IRA Conversion Sweet Spot," Morningstar.com video • "Age Is Just a Number: Start Thinking About RMDs Now," Vanguard blog post • "Strategies for Annual Roth Conversions," Vanguard research • "But What If I Don't Want My RMD?," Vanguard research • "What to Do With RMDs You Don't Need," Morningstar.com article Building Portfolios "You have human capital risk at the same time you have investment risk." How investors should think holistically about risk when building their portfolios. (39:42-44:37) "Vanguard ETF Strategic Model Portfolios," Vanguard research paper "Global Equity Investing: The Benefits of Diversification and Sizing Your Allocation," Vanguard research paper "Focus on the things that you can control." What to do if investment returns are muted in the future. (44:38-46:23) "What Fed Projections May Mean for Longer-Term Stock Returns," Vanguard research "Vanguard Economic and Market Outlook for 2019: Down but not Out," Vanguard research "Experts Forecast Long-Term Stock and Bond Returns: 2019 Edition," Morningstar.com article ETF Landscape "Investors that were more likely to trade chose the ETF." Are ETFs being used for long-term investing or trading? (46:24-49:28) "ETFs: For the Better or Bettor?," Vanguard research paper "Morningstar's 2018 Fee Study Finds That Prices Continue to Decline," Morningstar.com article "98% of the DNA is the same." Whether the benefits of ETFs relative to traditional index funds been overstated. (49:29-51:27) "ETFs Versus Mutual Funds: A Comparison," Vanguard research "Traditional Index Fund vs. ETF Cage Match," Morningstar.com article Vanguard's Personal Advisor Service "The most important part of the financial planning process is the goal discovery." Why Vanguard's service offers a combination of human and automated advice. (51:28-56:17) "Helping Vanguard Personal Advisor Service Clients Understand the Anatomy of Our Methodology," Vanguard research The Robo-Advice Market Is Growing, but Changing, InvestmentNews article About the Podcast: The Long View is a podcast from Morningstar. Each week, hosts Christine Benz and Jeff Ptak conduct an in-depth discussion with a thought leader from the world of investing or personal finance. The podcast is produced by George Castady and Scott Halver. About the Hosts: Christine Benz and Jeff Ptak have been analysts and commentators on investments and the investment industry for many years. Christine is Morningstar's director of personal finance and senior columnist for Morningstar.com. Jeff is head of global manager research for Morningstar Research Services, overseeing Morningstar's team of 120 manager research analysts in the U.S. and overseas. To Share Feedback or a Guest Idea: Write us at TheLongView@morningstar.com
Rank #1: Ex-Fed Official Calls to Block Trump, Philip Morris in Talks to Reunite With Altria, Inside ‘Camp Kotok’. Bloomberg Businessweek Economics Editor Peter Coy and Bloomberg News Economics Reporter Steve Matthews discuss former top Federal Reserve official Bill Dudley’s suggestion that the central bank reject interest-rate cuts that would help Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection prospects. Craig Giammona, Bloomberg News Consumer Reporter, talks about Philip Morris, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes in overseas markets, considering a merger with Altria Group, the deal would reunite the tobacco giants more than 10 years after they split their operations. Karen Davies, Managing Director of Private Equity at Huntington National Bank, shares her outlook for middle-market M&A. Bloomberg Businessweek Editor Joel Weber and Bloomberg Opinion Columnist Barry Ritholtz have a peak at the place where economist talk rates in the Maine woods over good wine. And we Drive to the Close with Eric Clark, Portfolio Manager at Rational Dynamic Brands Fund. Hosts: Carol Massar and Jason Kelly. Producer: Paul Brennan.
Rank #2: Bloomberg Businessweek Weekend - August 24th, 2019.
Rank #1: Tired? Stressed? Check Your Wallet. How is financial stress different from regular stress — and what is it doing to our brains and our bodies? Host Mike Norton wraps up the first season with a focus on financial well being, and how to use money as a source of happiness.
Rank #2: Battle of the Sexes, Money Edition. Are financial habits influenced by gender? Are men really better at managing money? Why haven’t we closed the gender pay gap already? New research debunks old stereotypes and shows how similar men and women are when it comes to financial matters.
Rank #1: Apple, IPOs And German Auto (Stocks To Watch). Our weekend preview of upcoming IPOs, earnings reports, conference presentations, investor days, IPO lockup expirations, FDA decisions, Barron's mentions and other key events that could impact stocks.
Rank #2: Wall Street Breakfast September 9: Big Tech Crackdown. The big tech crackdown; futures advance; and Brexit delay becomes law.
Rank #1: Squawk on the Street: Opening Bell 08/20/2019. Carl Quintanilla, Jim Cramer and David Faber discuss the wild swings in the market and where you can be positioning your portfolio.
Rank #2: Squawk on the Street: Opening Bell 09/11/2019. Quote: Boneheads. The President attacks Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell and the Fed. Plus, Elizabeth Warren takes on Wall Street. Why she says she’s approving Carl Quintanilla, Jim Cramer and David Faber’s message.
Rank #1: The tech topics we aren’t talking about with NYTimes’ Kevin Roose. Sometimes it feels like tech is all we talk about these days. And it’s not just in conversation – our Google searches for buzzwords like blockchain and 5G are up over 1,000% in the past few years. But what topics aren’t we covering?New York Times technology columnist Kevin Roose is often the first to know. On this episode of The BID, Kevin discusses his learnings from the dark underbelly of the internet, how technology is influencing our politics and culture and his journey to using his phone less. This material is for informational purposes and is prepared by BlackRock, is not intended to be relied upon as a forecast, research or investment advice, and is not a recommendation, offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any investment strategy. The opinions expressed are as of date of publication and are subject to change. The information and opinions contained in this material are derived from proprietary and nonproprietary sources deemed by BlackRock to be reliable and are not guaranteed as to accuracy or completeness. This material may contain ’forward looking’ information that is not purely historical in nature. There is no guarantee that any forecasts made will come to pass. Reliance upon information in this material is at the sole discretion of the reader. Past performance is not indicative of current or future results. This information provided is neither tax nor legal advice and investors should consult with their own advisors before making investment decisions. Investment involves risk including possible loss of principal.In the U.S., this material is intended for public distribution.In Latin America: this material is for educational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice nor an offer or solicitation to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any shares of any Fund. No securities regulators in Latin America have confirmed the accuracy of any information contained herein. The provision of investment management and investment advisory services is a regulated activity in Mexico thus is subject to strict rules. For more information on the Investment Advisory Services offered by BlackRock Mexico please refer to the Investment Services Guide available at www.blackrock.com/mx.©2019 BlackRock, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BLACKROCK is a registered trademark of BlackRock, Inc. All other trademarks are those of their respective owners.
Rank #2: How China became a technology superpower. From companies like Alibaba and Tencent to artificial intelligence and the development of 5G technology, China has become one of the most vibrant hubs for technology in the world. But surprisingly, it’s all pretty recent. In 2010, only about one-third of China’s population was using the internet, compared to 71% in the U.S.How did China become a technology superpower, and how will the race move forward? On this episode of The BID, Rui Zhao, portfolio manager for Chinese equities, discusses the forces behind China’s technology dominance, and why the tech race may not need a winner.In the U.S., this material is intended for public distribution.In Latin America: this material is for educational purposes only and does not constitute investment advice nor an offer or solicitation to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any shares of any Fund. No securities regulators in Latin America have confirmed the accuracy of any information contained herein. The provision of investment management and investment advisory services is a regulated activity in Mexico thus is subject to strict rules. For more information on the Investment Advisory Services offered by BlackRock Mexico please refer to the Investment Services Guide available at www.blackrock.com/mx.©2019 BlackRock, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BLACKROCK is a registered trademark of BlackRock, Inc. All other trademarks are those of their respective owners.
Rank #1: Jeff Bezos. In 1993, a young engineer named Jeff Bezos had the idea to sell books online. He called his new company Amazon and warned many of his early investors that there was a 70 percent chance the venture would either fail or go bankrupt. Twenty-five years later, it's very clear that Bezos' idea did not fail. Amazon not only survived, it thrived. It’s now the world's largest online sales company, and the world's largest provider of cloud infrastructure services. Bezos recently sat down with Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein. They spoke on David Rubenstein's Bloomberg Television program, “Peer to Peer Conversations.”
Rank #2: Alan Greenspan. Serving under four Presidents from both parties, Alan Greenspan holds the title as the second-longest serving Federal Reserve chairman, overseeing America's economy through booms and busts from the 1980s through the 2000s. Greenspan has a new book out now called "Capitalism in America: A History," which he co-wrote with Financial Times reporter Adrian Wooldridge.
Rank #1: S1E4: Joanna and Chip Gaines: Ordinary Americans Turned Extraordinary Media Mavericks. Joanna and Chip Gaines are building a business empire based on their personal priorities of family, marriage and home. Their reality show, “Fixer Upper,” put them on the celebrity map with fans devouring their chemistry, talents and work ethic. Hear them walk down memory lane with Steve, sharing their journey from young, broke parents with disorganized entrepreneurial dreams to who they are today: matured, thoughtful with hard-earned business savvy.And, Steve's Read Of The Week is: https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/is-the-pope-catholic/
Rank #2: S1E1: Part 1 || Howard Schultz: How The Former Starbucks CEO’s Early Experiences Shaped His Worldview. On this episode, hear how the former Starbucks CEO rose from the projects of New York City to build his business empire and create one of the world’s iconic brands. He’ll reveal stories of a troubled childhood, the familial debt that haunted him into young adulthood and the role Bill Gates’ father played in saving Starbucks. This is part one of a two-part conversation with Schultz. Part two will post on Sunday, April 7th.
Rank #1: Bob Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company. Since becoming chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company in 2005, Bob Iger has transformed the company into one of the largest media conglomerates in the world. In this episode, Iger discusses his rise at the company, the constantly changing world of entertainment, and the importance of keeping diversity and inclusion at the forefront of the work Disney is doing. The conversation was moderated by David Solomon, president and co-chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs. This podcast was recorded on March 19, 2018. This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in whole or in part, or disclosed by any recipient to any other person. The information contained in this podcast does not constitute a recommendation from any Goldman Sachs entity to the recipient. Neither Goldman Sachs nor any of its affiliates makes any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the statements or any information contained in this podcast and any liability therefore (including in respect of direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage) is expressly disclaimed. The views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily those of Goldman Sachs, and Goldman Sachs is not providing any financial, economic, legal, accounting or tax advice or recommendations in this podcast. In addition, the receipt of this podcast by any recipient is not to be taken as constituting the giving of investment advice by Goldman Sachs to that recipient, nor to constitute such person a client of any Goldman Sachs entity. Copyright 2018 Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC. All rights reserved.
Rank #2: Mark Cuban. In this episode, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban discusses his journey from humble beginnings to self-made billionaire, the strategy behind his successful business ventures and the challenges and opportunities of owning a sports franchise. The interview is moderated by Goldman Sachs' Brian Levine. Date: January 29, 2019 This podcast should not be copied, distributed, published or reproduced, in whole or in part, or disclosed by any recipient to any other person. The information contained in this podcast does not constitute a recommendation from any Goldman Sachs entity to the recipient. Neither Goldman Sachs nor any of its affiliates makes any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the statements or any information contained in this podcast and any liability therefore (including in respect of direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage) is expressly disclaimed. The views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily those of Goldman Sachs, and Goldman Sachs is not providing any financial, economic, legal, accounting or tax advice or recommendations in this podcast. In addition, the receipt of this podcast by any recipient is not to be taken as constituting the giving of investment advice by Goldman Sachs to that recipient, nor to constitute such person a client of any Goldman Sachs entity. Copyright 2019 Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC. All rights reserved.