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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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…
Negative interest rates! They’re all the rage in Europe, but could this trend come to the U.S. financial system in the foreseeable future? Lauren Goo…
If it can happen in Chile, it can happen anywhere. That’s what Bloomberg Opinion columnist John Authers wrote this week as demonstrations broke out a…
The buzz on Wall Street this week was about the latest earnings reports from the big banks, and a Vanity Fair report on suspicious “Trump Chaos” trad…
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell this week insisted that a plan to buy Treasury bills to build up excess bank reserves wasn’t the same thing as…
Officials from China are heading to Washington for trade talks next week, just as President Donald Trump battles the House of Representatives over im…
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to open a formal impeachment inquiry over President Donald Trump’s attempt to get Ukraine to dig up dirt on for…
A stock market trying to notch record highs this week was simultaneously thrown a few curve balls. Attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities sent crud…
While on the surface it looked like a calm week for the stock market, there was a lot of turbulence down below. Rising interest rates caused investor…
When you think of the Periodic Table of Elements, what comes to mind? Maybe chemistry class, or flashbacks to memorizing combinations of letters and …
The cost of a bacon cheeseburger. The average size of a U.S. home, and the average number of people who live in it. The number of Google searches for…
Near record-low, and even negative, interest rates have captivated investors around the world. But are they here to stay? Chad Morganlander and Kevin…
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-yea…
On Monday, China let its currency depreciate by the most since 2015, then later in the week President Donald Trump put more pressure on the Federal R…
The Federal Reserve has the stock market’s back, right? That’s what a lot of investors have come to believe. The so-called “Yellen put” (after former…
The stock market is trading near record highs yet concern about a potential recession continues to linger in the air, and that’s a tough dichotomy fo…
Second quarter earnings season has officially begun. This week, the biggest banks set the stage for what could mark the S&P 500’s first quarterly pro…
With apologies to Bruce Springsteen, as the Fed prepares to cut interest rates for the first time in a decade, it looks like There Is No Alternative …
The U.S. stock market’s best first half of a year since 1997 is in the books, as is a ferocious rally in Treasuries, and the second half is poised to…
All eyes are on the Group of 20 nations meeting in Japan this weekend, with investors on the edge of their seats for news of progress in trade talks …
Simultaneous pressure from markets and President Donald Trump to lower interest rates makes Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell look like a guy wh…
Short-seller Ben Axler’s Spruce Point Capital Management is thriving in the age of computerized investing by going where the machines don’t. He digs …
In the midst of a multi-front trade war, Wall Street has advised that investors shun emerging market stocks. Rob Arnott, the founder of Research Affi…
Investors hadn’t quite finished wrapping their heads around what the escalating trade tensions with China would mean for their portfolios when Presid…
Relations between the U.S. and China took a dangerous turn this week, according to Bloomberg Intelligence’s Gina Martin Adams: It’s now a technology …
Donald Trump’s bestseller “The Art of the Deal” is often cited by those trying to understand the president’s negotiating tactics as he escalates trad…
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 stra…
Remember all those stories earlier in the year about how the Treasury yield curve was signaling a recession on the horizon? The curve stopped flashin…
The stock market is off to a tremendous start to 2019, with the S&P 500 returning to a record. On the debut episode of “What Goes Up,” Bloomberg exec…
On this new show from Bloomberg, hosts Mike Regan and Sarah Ponczek speak with expert guests each week about the main themes influencing global marke…
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