What Goes Up

Hosts Mike Regan and Sarah Ponczek are joined each week by expert guests to discuss the main themes influencing global markets. They explore everything from stocks to bonds to currencies and commodities, and how each asset class affects trading in the others. Whether you’re a financial professional or just a curious retirement saver, What Goes Up keeps you apprised of the latest buzz on Wall Street and what the wildest movements in markets will mean for your investments.
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The shift to commission-free trading and the stay-at-home environment of 2020 helped usher a new army of day traders into the stock and equity-option…
An antitrust report by Democratic staffers for the House of Representatives this week sent chills down the spine of investors holding shares of the m…
A stock market that sometimes seems bulletproof in the face of adversity can make it challenging for hedge funds looking for companies to sell short …
Warren Buffett has referred to the massive cash pile at his company Berkshire Hathaway Inc. as his “elephant gun,” meaning he’s always on the prowl f…
An explosion of trading in equity options among day-traders is suspected of helping to fuel the rally in U.S. stocks this summer. Chris Murphy, co-he…
The selloff in high-flying technology stocks continued this week after a breathtaking rally over the previous five months. Is the bubbling bursting, …
The U.S. stock market’s melt-up seems to have ended in spectacular fashion this week, and now many on Wall Street are turning their attention to the …
Politics has become one of the most-important drivers in markets and this year’s U.S. presidential election is shaping up to be the main focus of tra…
Campbell Harvey, finance professor at Duke University and a senior adviser at Research Affiliates, is well known for his research on the yield curve …
Robert Hormats, who has worked in senior economic and trade policy roles under five different U.S. presidents and spent 25 years at Goldman Sachs Gro…
At the benchmark level, equity levels by many measures look stretched. But Katie Koch, co-head of fundamental equity at Goldman Sachs Asset Managemen…
Lee Ferridge, head of North America macro strategy for State Street Global Markets, has been bullish on gold since late 2018, when an attempt at quan…
Rob Arnott, chairman and co-founder of Research Affiliates, has spent a lot of time studying market bubbles. He joins this week’s “What Goes Up” podc…
Based in Sydney, Australia, David Adams, the chief investment officer at Reminiscent Capital, picked up on funding market stress early on. That helpe…
The furious rebound in the U.S. equity market over the last few months runs the risk of turning into a “melt-up,” according to Wells Fargo strategist…
The U.S. stock market headed into the Fourth of July holiday with a full head of steam after the best quarterly advance since 1998. Yet risks lie ahe…
It’s a perennial debate among market wonks: when will growth stocks finally stop outperforming value stocks for more than a short period? And what ha…
This year’s volatility in markets has highlighted how investors can protect their portfolios with tail-risk hedging strategies. Meb Faber, co-founder…
Stocks crashed back to Earth this week after a breathtakingly fast rebound from the bear market of February and March. What caused the plunge? And is…
As lockdowns are eased across the country, Americans are slowly but surely getting out of their homes and engaging with the world outside again. That…
Investors across Wall Street are beginning to wonder if the risk rebound has further room to run. Fed policy is extremely stimulative, economies are …
What explains the resiliency of the U.S. stock market, despite the worst economic data in most of our lifetimes? Susan Schmidt, head of U.S. equities…
It was 10 years ago this month that the S&P 500 dropped 5% in four minutes. Now, the infamous day is known as the Flash Crash of May 6, 2010, and a d…
This is a year when unthinkable events have become commonplace. That has some investors wondering if the Federal Reserve could end up making what was…
The U.S. Treasury is auctioning a dizzying amount of bonds to pay for the government’s economic relief efforts. Will the market be able to digest thi…
As several states take tentative steps to reopen their economies following lockdowns to slow the spread of Covid-19, the big question for investors i…
They say every crisis is also an opportunity, and some trend-following investment strategies are proving that true by reaping strong returns amid the…
The Covid-19 virus is messing with all our heads, and that can cause investors to make some classic mistakes. Meanwhile, government stimulus efforts …
While the world agonizes over grim statistics showing the growing number of victims of the novel coronavirus, professional money managers are forced …
Quick to fall, quick to rise -- such has been the story of the stock market. After tumbling more than 30%, this week was met with the fastest period …
While the bear market in stocks has been alarming, dislocations in the corporate credit markets are arguably more dangerous for the stability of the …
As if the last few weeks weren’t volatile enough, this one was even worse. Swings were so wild that exchange-rules forced trading halts – multiple ti…
Spasms of volatility continued to shake financial markets this week as the novel coronavirus spread in the U.S. and Europe. When will it all end and …
Financial markets around the world have been roiled by the spread of the novel coronavirus, and it’s unclear what if anything the Federal Reserve and…
Flows into ProShares exchange-traded funds this year show investor appetite for investments that benefit from a declining stock market as the coronav…
With passive and factor investing dominating the strategies of more and more investors, one would be forgiven for thinking that traditional bottoms-u…
China’s intense effort to contain the deadly new coronavirus is causing major damage to the nation’s economy and sending ripples through global finan…
Paranoia about the coronavirus is spreading rapidly around the world, and the reaction in financial markets has been swift. Principal Global Investor…
Déjà vu? A week dominated by headlines of a spreading respiratory virus had investors recalling pandemics past, from SARS in 2003 to the Ebola scare …
Sometimes, it’s best to rip up the playbook, hold your nose and buy some of the worst stocks you can find. That’s the message from Jonathan Golub, ch…
U.S. benchmark stock indexes climbed to record highs this week even as the U.S. and Iran appeared to be on the brink of war. The return of investment…
New year, new predictions. With 2020 off to the races, projections from strategists across Wall Street are now set in stone. Will market leadership c…
An inverted yield curve. Fears of recession. Three rate cuts from the Federal Reserve. And a boatload of negative yielding debt. All remnants of a ye…
It was a fabulous year to be invested in stocks or bonds. But what’s in store for 2020? Nela Richardson, an investment strategist at Edward Jones, jo…
Multiple central bank meetings, a trade deal, a U.K. election, impeachment—all in the span of a week. To make sense of it all, Mike Schumacher, the h…
Veteran stock-market strategist Jeffrey Saut’s retirement lasted only three weeks. Now he’s back, joining the “What Goes Up” podcast to explain why a…
Climate change is arguably the biggest problem facing mankind in the 21st century, and any serious effort to slow it will require further massive inv…
As 2020 approaches, the financial industry is busy issuing global outlooks for the new year. Recession? Trade deal? Higher or lower bond yields? Wilm…
As U.S. benchmark stock indexes keep hitting new highs, at least one Wall Street strategist is on alert for a potential pullback by year’s end. Lori …
The bond market has taken a major U-turn in recent weeks, causing the ever-important 10-year Treasury yield to jump from a three-year low of less tha…
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