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Odd Lots: How The Bond Market Changed During One Veteran’s Decades On Wall Street

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Every week, hosts Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway take you on a not-so-random walk through hot topics in markets, finance and economics.

Most people have some kind of hazy conception of how the stock market works. Stocks are simple to understand, and there are only so many of them out there to trade. But the bond market is a whole different beast, and, in some respects, it remains way behind stocks in terms of how technology has changed the industry. On this week's episode, we talk to Robert Elson of Bloomberg News, who spent decades as a trader in the bond market. During our chat, he talks about how he got into the industry, how his job evolved over the years, and what he learned about what it takes to succeed in trading.

 

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