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  • Last week, the Bank of Canada finally gave investors a bit of relief… in the form of a .25% interest rate cut. On this week's TLDR, what this cut means for investors, savers and anyone trying to make sense of the global economy. And, how a memestocker sent GameStop soaring — and, for a brief moment, looked like he was possibly on course to become a billionaire. Plus, how Abercrombie & Fitch rebranded — and became one of the best performing stocks on the market.

    This episode was hosted by Devin Friedman, business reporter Sarah Rieger, financial educator Kyla Scanlon and former hedgefunder Matthew Karasz. Follow us on other platforms, or subscribe to our weekly newsletter: linkin.bio/tldr

    The TLDR Podcast is offered by Wealthsimple Media Inc. and is for informational purposes only. The content in the TLDR Podcast is not investment advice, a recommendation to buy or sell assets or securities, and does not represent the views of Wealthsimple Financial Corp or any of its other subsidiaries or affiliates. Wealthsimple Media Inc. does not endorse any third-party views referenced in this content. More information at wealthsimple.com/tldr.

  • The market’s been booming for months — but not everyone’s getting in on the action. On this week’s TLDR, what we can learn about investing from a sector that’s been left out of the rally. Plus, Indigo Books, Music and More was once one of the most trusted brands in Canada. Why did they fall so far, so fast? And finally, it’s book release week! Kyla and the team offer an overview of her long-awaited economics primer.

    This episode was hosted by Devin Friedman, business reporter Sarah Rieger, financial educator Kyla Scanlon and former hedgefunder Matthew Karasz. Follow us on other platforms, or subscribe to our weekly newsletter: linkin.bio/tldr

    The TLDR Podcast is offered by Wealthsimple Media Inc. and is for informational purposes only. The content in the TLDR Podcast is not investment advice, a recommendation to buy or sell assets or securities, and does not represent the views of Wealthsimple Financial Corp or any of its other subsidiaries or affiliates. Wealthsimple Media Inc. does not endorse any third-party views referenced in this content. More information at wealthsimple.com/tldr.

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  • With home values and interest rates through the roof, who in their right mind would buy a house right now? Sarah Rieger, that’s who. On this week’s TLDR, fixed rates, variable rates, and the dream of sipping wine on your very own front porch. Plus, the AI gold rush has led to huge valuations for computing and tech companies. But who else is making out big? And, what killed Red Lobster? Hint: it wasn’t (just) all-you-can-eat shrimp.

    This episode was hosted by Devin Friedman, business reporter Sarah Rieger, financial educator Kyla Scanlon and former hedgefunder Matthew Karasz. Follow us on other platforms, or subscribe to our weekly newsletter: linkin.bio/tldr

    The TLDR Podcast is offered by Wealthsimple Media Inc. and is for informational purposes only. The content in the TLDR Podcast is not investment advice, a recommendation to buy or sell assets or securities, and does not represent the views of Wealthsimple Financial Corp or any of its other subsidiaries or affiliates. Wealthsimple Media Inc. does not endorse any third-party views referenced in this content. More information at wealthsimple.com/tldr.

  • The central character of the 2021 GameStop frenzy tweeted a meme and the market went bananas. On this week’s TLDR, was the latest rally a sign that memestocks are alive and well? Or was it the last paroxysm of a bygone era? Plus, what the Canada-U.S. battle over softwood tariffs tells us about the trading relationship between the two countries. And, how OpenAI is shaping the future of artificial intelligence — and, possibly, human relationships.

    Editor's note: This episode was recorded on Friday, May 17th. On Monday, May 20th, Wired published a story reporting that Scarlett Johansson claims OpenAI ripped off her voice for ChatGPT4-o and intends to take legal action. The piece states that Sam Altman approached Johansson on two occasions before launching the new product, and both times she declined. The story is ongoing.

    This episode was hosted by Devin Friedman, business reporter Sarah Rieger, financial educator Kyla Scanlon and former hedgefunder Matthew Karasz. Follow us on other platforms, or subscribe to our weekly newsletter: linkin.bio/tldr

    The TLDR Podcast is offered by Wealthsimple Media Inc. and is for informational purposes only. The content in the TLDR Podcast is not investment advice, a recommendation to buy or sell assets or securities, and does not represent the views of Wealthsimple Financial Corp or any of its other subsidiaries or affiliates. Wealthsimple Media Inc. does not endorse any third-party views referenced in this content. More information at wealthsimple.com/tldr.

  • The stock market has approached all-time highs thanks to white-hot earnings reports. On this week’s TLDR, a look at what’s behind the good news. Plus, how regulators are — and aren’t — making sense of “Buy Now, Pay Later” apps. And, what the latest announcement from Nintendo tells us about the gaming industry — and Nintendo’s future.

    This episode was hosted by Devin Friedman, business reporter Sarah Rieger, financial educator Kyla Scanlon and former hedgefunder Matthew Karasz. Follow us on other platforms, or subscribe to our weekly newsletter: linkin.bio/tldr

    The TLDR Podcast is offered by Wealthsimple Media Inc. and is for informational purposes only. The content in the TLDR Podcast is not investment advice, a recommendation to buy or sell assets or securities, and does not represent the views of Wealthsimple Financial Corp or any of its other subsidiaries or affiliates. Wealthsimple Media Inc. does not endorse any third-party views referenced in this content. More information at wealthsimple.com/tldr.

  • A new lawsuit accuses Apollo Global Management of making “death bets” on senior citizens. On this week’s TLDR, the tangled — and at times unsavory — world of life insurance. Plus, why the only place left to buy a home might be P.E.I. And, the technology powering Domino’s Pizza’s supercharged earnings.

    This episode was hosted by Devin Friedman, business reporter Sarah Rieger, financial educator Kyla Scanlon and former hedgefunder Matthew Karasz. Follow us on other platforms, or subscribe to our weekly newsletter: linkin.bio/tldr

    The TLDR Podcast is offered by Wealthsimple Media Inc. and is for informational purposes only. The content in the TLDR Podcast is not investment advice, a recommendation to buy or sell assets or securities, and does not represent the views of Wealthsimple Financial Corp or any of its other subsidiaries or affiliates. Wealthsimple Media Inc. does not endorse any third-party views referenced in this content. More information at wealthsimple.com/tldr.

  • Elon Musk has lost an eye-popping amount of money this year. On this week’s TLDR, a look at the investment strategy that made him all those billions of dollars in the first place. (Hint: it’s the opposite of what your financial advisor would recommend.) Plus, a look at StatCan’s new income exploration tool, which shows you how your salary ranks against your neighbor’s. And, how Bluey took over kids’ TV.

    This episode was hosted by Devin Friedman, business reporter Sarah Rieger, financial educator Kyla Scanlon and former hedge-funder Matthew Karasz. Follow us on other platforms, or subscribe to our weekly newsletter: linkin.bio/tldr.

    Check out StatCan’s income exploration tool here: https://shorturl.at/afjrM

    The TLDR Podcast is offered by Wealthsimple Media Inc. and is for informational purposes only. The content in the TLDR Podcast is not investment advice, a recommendation to buy or sell assets or securities, and does not represent the views of Wealthsimple Financial Corp or any of its other subsidiaries or affiliates. Wealthsimple Media Inc. does not endorse any third-party views referenced in this content. More information at wealthsimple.com/tldr.

  • One of the best performing stocks of the past 25 years probably isn’t one you’d expect. On this week's TLDR, a deep dive into Monster, the energy drink company delivering caffeinated returns. Plus, a look at Amazon's distribution network and the disgruntled drivers who power it. And, why the Fed's not cutting rates any time soon and what it might mean for investors.

    This episode was hosted by Devin Friedman, business reporter Sarah Rieger, financial educator Kyla Scanlon and VP of Product Swap Parikh. Follow us on other platforms, or subscribe to our weekly newsletter: linkin.bio/tldr

    The TLDR Podcast is offered by Wealthsimple Media Inc. and is for informational purposes only. The content in the TLDR Podcast is not investment advice, a recommendation to buy or sell assets or securities, and does not represent the views of Wealthsimple Financial Corp or any of its other subsidiaries or affiliates. Wealthsimple Media Inc. does not endorse any third-party views referenced in this content. More information at wealthsimple.com/tldr.

  • Gold prices are soaring and nobody’s totally sure why. On this week’s TLDR, a primer on the gold market and some theories about why it’s so hot right now. Plus: why it’s never been more expensive to own a car, and how Ozempic could transform medicine — and the snack food aisle.

    This episode was hosted by Devin Friedman, business reporter Sarah Rieger, financial educator Kyla Scanlon and former hedge-funder Matthew Karasz. Follow us on other platforms, or subscribe to our weekly newsletter: linkin.bio/tldr

    The TLDR Podcast is offered by Wealthsimple Media Inc. and is for informational purposes only. The content in the TLDR Podcast is not investment advice, a recommendation to buy or sell assets or securities, and does not represent the views of Wealthsimple Financial Corp or any of its other subsidiaries or affiliates. Wealthsimple Media Inc. does not endorse any third-party views referenced in this content. More information at wealthsimple.com/tldr.

  • Congratulations on making it to the end of the fiscal quarter! To commemorate, we explain how markets soared, whether investors are crazed, and what might happen next. Oh, and we bring back the FOMO news quiz. See if you're smarter than our panel of TLDR news experts.

    And finally: help us win a Webby! Vote for the TLDR newsletter in the Business, Tech, and News category.

    This episode was hosted by TLDR newsletter managing editor Kat Angus, business reporter Sarah Rieger, financial educator Kyla Scanlon, and former hedgefunder Matthew Karasz, with a guest appearance by writer and actress Stacey Woods. Follow us on other platforms, or subscribe to our weekly newsletter: linkin.bio/tldr.

    The TLDR Podcast is offered by Wealthsimple Media Inc. and is for informational purposes only. The content in the TLDR Podcast is not investment advice, a recommendation to buy or sell assets or securities, and does not represent the views of Wealthsimple Financial Corp or any of its other subsidiaries or affiliates. Wealthsimple Media Inc. does not endorse any third-party views referenced in this content. More information at wealthsimple.com/tldr.

  • This week on TLDR: Donald Trump’s media company (home of Truth Social) went public last week and the stock price went wild, rising by nearly 60 percent.* So why do investors think $DJT is a good buy? And what happens if Trump tries to sell his shares? Plus: sports betting takes off in Ontario, and the story behind chocolate’s big meltdown.

    This episode was hosted by Devin Friedman, business reporter Sarah Rieger, financial educator Kyla Scanlon and former hedgefunder Matthew Karasz. Follow us on other platforms, or subscribe to our weekly newsletter: linkin.bio/tldr

    The TLDR Podcast is offered by Wealthsimple Media Inc. and is for informational purposes only. The content in the TLDR Podcast is not investment advice, a recommendation to buy or sell assets or securities, and does not represent the views of Wealthsimple Financial Corp or any of its other subsidiaries or affiliates. Wealthsimple Media Inc. does not endorse any third-party views referenced in this content. More information at wealthsimple.com/tldr.

    *Shares of $DJT have fallen since we recorded this episode.

  • This week on TLDR: What do central bankers actually do? We find out what it takes to make the economy not too hot, not too cold, but just right. Plus, we take a trip to AI Woodstock (aka the Nvidia product launch) and find out what Jensen Huang and Justin Timberlake may have in common. Also, why some realtors may be out of a job soon, and why crypto is the ransom of choice.

    This episode was hosted by Devin Friedman, business reporter Sarah Rieger, financial educator Kyla Scanlon and former hedge funder Matthew Karasz. Follow us on other platforms, or subscribe to our weekly newsletter: linkin.bio/tldr

    The TLDR Podcast is offered by Wealthsimple Media Inc. and is for informational purposes only. The content in the TLDR Podcast is not investment advice, a recommendation to buy or sell assets or securities, and does not represent the views of Wealthsimple Financial Corp or any of its other subsidiaries or affiliates. Wealthsimple Media Inc. does not endorse any third-party views referenced in this content. More information at wealthsimple.com/tldr.

  • This week on TLDR: the team talks TikTok — why the U.S. wants to ban it, and whether a Canadian ban may follow. We also discuss the Squamish First Nation's plans for an ambitious new development in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Plus, why is private credit so hot right now, and can you spot a bubble before it pops?

    This episode was hosted by Devin Friedman, business reporter Sarah Rieger, financial educator Kyla Scanlon and former hedge funder Matthew Karasz. Follow us on other platforms, or subscribe to our weekly newsletter: linkin.bio/tldr

    The TLDR Podcast is offered by Wealthsimple Media Inc. and is for informational purposes only. The content in the TLDR Podcast is not investment advice, a recommendation to buy or sell assets or securities, and does not represent the views of Wealthsimple Financial Corp or any of its other subsidiaries or affiliates. Wealthsimple Media Inc. does not endorse any third-party views referenced in this content. More information at wealthsimple.com/tldr.

  • This week on TLDR: we talk with Cathie Wood, the controversial CEO of ARK Invest, an investment-management firm that has become synonymous with the most speculative of speculative tech investments. We ask Wood about her investing strategy, the future of AI, and why she sold Nvidia out of ARK’s flagship portfolio as its shares were soaring. Plus, why Bitcoin is suddenly rallying, The Body Shop’s downfall, and why Formula One is racing to the top with investors.

    This episode was hosted by Devin Friedman, business reporter Sarah Rieger, financial educator Kyla Scanlon and former hedge funder Matthew Karasz. Follow us on other platforms, or subscribe to our weekly newsletter: linkin.bio/tldr

    The TLDR Podcast is offered by Wealthsimple Media Inc. and is for informational purposes only. The content in the TLDR Podcast is not investment advice, a recommendation to buy or sell assets or securities, and does not represent the views of Wealthsimple Financial Corp or any of its other subsidiaries or affiliates. Wealthsimple Media Inc. does not endorse any third-party views referenced in this content. More information at wealthsimple.com/tldr.

  • This week on TLDR: The restaurant chain Wendy’s announced a plan to introduce "dynamic pricing" but quickly punted on the idea after the internet had Some Thoughts. We also find out how Stripe -- the privately held e-payments processor -- turned a niche product into a US$65 billion business. Plus, Canada’s favourite pipeline, and why many companies want to end work-from-home for good.

    This episode was hosted by Devin Friedman, business reporter Sarah Rieger, financial educator Kyla Scanlon and former hedge funder Matthew Karasz. Follow us on other platforms, or subscribe to our weekly newsletter: linkin.bio/tldr

    The TLDR Podcast is offered by Wealthsimple Media Inc. and is for informational purposes only. The content in the TLDR Podcast is not investment advice, a recommendation to buy or sell assets or securities, and does not represent the views of Wealthsimple Financial Corp or any of its other subsidiaries or affiliates. Wealthsimple Media Inc. does not endorse any third-party views referenced in this content. More information at wealthsimple.com/tldr.

  • This week on TLDR: Red Lobster used bottomless shrimp to get diners in the door — and lost a boatload of cash. Which underscores an important rule of business: never bet against the North American eater. We also find out why stuff like Airbnb and DoorDash suddenly got so pricey, and why that probably hit millennials the hardest.

    This episode was hosted by Devin Friedman, TLDR newsletter managing editor Kat Angus, financial educator Kyla Scanlon and former hedge-funder Matthew Karasz. Follow us on other platforms, or subscribe to our weekly newsletter: linkin.bio/tldr

    The TLDR Podcast is offered by Wealthsimple Media Inc. and is for informational purposes yonly. The content in the TLDR Podcast is not investment advice, a recommendation to buy or sell assets or securities, and does not represent the views of Wealthsimple Financial Corp or any of its other subsidiaries or affiliates. Wealthsimple Media Inc. does not endorse any third-party views referenced in this content. More information at wealthsimple.com/tldr.

  • This week on TLDR: Why fresh inflation data has some investors pushing back their rate-cut timelines. Plus, Shopify's revenue goes up, but it's stock takes a dive, and the typo that cost Lyft investors millions.

    This episode was hosted by Devin Friedman, business reporter Sarah Rieger, financial educator Kyla Scanlon and former hedge-funder Matthew Karasz. Follow us on other platforms, or subscribe to our weekly newsletter: linkin.bio/tldr

    The TLDR Podcast is offered by Wealthsimple Media Inc. and is for informational purposes only. The content in the TLDR Podcast is not investment advice, a recommendation to buy or sell assets or securities, and does not represent the views of Wealthsimple Financial Corp or any of its other subsidiaries or affiliates. Wealthsimple Media Inc. does not endorse any third-party views referenced in this content. More information at wealthsimple.com/tldr.

  • This week on TLDR: We discuss the ascendant shopping platform Temu, which, suddenly, seems to be everywhere, partly thanks to a half a dozen or so ads it ran on Sunday. We explain what exactly Temu is, plus Uber’s big rebound, Canada’s not-so-bad-actually unemployment rate, and one very profit-hungry Caterpillar.

    This episode was hosted by Devin Friedman, business reporter Sarah Rieger, financial educator Kyla Scanlon and former hedgefunder Matthew Karasz. Follow us on other platforms, or subscribe to our weekly newsletter: linkin.bio/tldr

    The TLDR Podcast is offered by Wealthsimple Media Inc. and is for informational purposes only. The content in the TLDR Podcast is not investment advice, a recommendation to buy or sell assets or securities, and does not represent the views of Wealthsimple Financial Corp or any of its other subsidiaries or affiliates. Wealthsimple Media Inc. does not endorse any third-party views referenced in this content. More information at wealthsimple.com/tldr.

  • This week on TLDR: Is it just us, or does the entire economy now seem geared toward people who live entirely on DoorDash food? We unpack how introverts became a mega market force (and sparked a public-health epidemic). Plus: if you think Meta is lame, maybe you didn’t see their earnings report last week. How Zuck’s 20-year-old company is crushing 2024.

    This episode is hosted by Devin Friedman, business reporter Sarah Rieger, financial educator Kyla Scanlon, and former hedge funder Matthew Karasz. Follow us on other platforms, or subscribe to our weekly newsletter: linkin.bio/tldr

    The TLDR Podcast is offered by Wealthsimple Media Inc. and is for informational purposes only. The content in the TLDR Podcast is not investment advice, a recommendation to buy or sell assets or securities, and does not represent the views of Wealthsimple Financial Corp or any of its other subsidiaries or affiliates. Wealthsimple Media Inc. does not endorse any third-party views referenced in this content. More information at wealthsimple.com/tldr.

  • This week on TLDR: Apple’s new Vision Pro goggles are already sold out. Why are people (finally) getting excited about virtual reality headgear? Plus, Tesla’s not-so-great news, what Alberta and Texas have in common (hint: it’s not oil or cattle), and we talk Oscar snubs, streaming, and the business of movie making with a Hollywood insider.

    This episode was hosted by Devin Friedman, business reporter Sarah Rieger, financial educator Kyla Scanlon and former hedge-funder Matthew Karasz. Follow us on other platforms, or subscribe to our weekly newsletter: linkin.bio/tldr

    The TLDR Podcast is offered by Wealthsimple Media Inc. and is for informational purposes only. The content in the TLDR Podcast is not investment advice, a recommendation to buy or sell assets or securities, and does not represent the views of Wealthsimple Financial Corp or any of its other subsidiaries or affiliates. Wealthsimple Media Inc. does not endorse any third-party views referenced in this content. More information at wealthsimple.com/tldr.