Cardiff Garcia

U.S. Alphaville Editor, Financial Times

Cardiff Garcia appears in the following:

Sanctions, Iran, And The Battle Over SWIFT

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Today on the Indicator: How a small Belgian company wields enormous influence in global finance and diplomacy.


Beating The Clock On Jobs (Summer) Friday

Friday, August 03, 2018

Five indicators in five minutes — Let's gooooooooo!


Grey Poupon And The Cultural Divide

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Income inequality in the U.S. has been climbing for a while. Has it also been accompanied by a widening cultural gap between rich and poor?


What A Tariff Looks Like

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

What happens when a new tariff gets put in place? To really see the action, you have to go to Newark, New Jersey.


What's In Your Paycheck?

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The pace of wage growth is one of the best indicators of economic health. But it can be measured with different methods. Each method tells a slightly different story about how the economy is doing.


Putin Vs. Russia's Economy

Monday, July 30, 2018

Russia has had a huge presence in the news lately. But its economy... not so huge. It's smaller than the economy of Texas. Today on the show, we look at what's been holding it back.



Friday, July 27, 2018

The GDP got all sorts of attention today. The U.S. economy grew at a stellar rate of 4.1% in the second quarter. But what does that mean? And will it continue?


Economists Are Uneasy About 2 Lagging Key Indicators

Friday, July 27, 2018

Despite low unemployment, the United States economy isn't in the clear. The personal savings rate and real wages, which are waged adjusted for inflation, are not as good as they could be.


When Oracles Err

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Three legends in their respective fields, three disastrous investment mistakes.


The Diamond-Water Paradox

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The Diamond-Water Paradox poses the question: If we need water to survive and we don't need diamonds, why are diamonds expensive and water cheap?


Trump Vs. The Fed, Or Trump Vs... Trump?

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

President Trump broke with tradition by lamenting that rising rates are keeping the dollar strong and the trade deficit wide. But rising rates and a stronger dollar are the results of his own agenda.


Google's Mobile Monopoly

Monday, July 23, 2018

The European Commission just slapped Google with a $5 billion fine for abusing its Android monopoly. How did it create the alleged monopoly? By making Android free.


Explaining The 'Yield Curve'

Friday, July 20, 2018

Can the yield curve predict recession, or is it a dated model? Planet Money explains.


Three Indicators To Keep A (Side)eye On

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Three worrying indicators to keep an eye on — less complicated than the yield curve, but something you can talk about at the water cooler.


Trade Wars And The Batman Problem

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

It may be too late to avoid a trade war between the U.S. and China, but there might be a simple way to stop the trade wars of the future.


We Hear You

Friday, July 13, 2018

We respond to your letters, tweets and messages: We talk Iran, yield curve and how to pronounce Hyundai.


The Last Straw

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Starbucks, Ikea, Vancouver, Scotland: They've all banned plastic straws. The movement is meant to help reduce plastic waste in the ocean. But will it work, or will it backfire?


Fed Accounts For All!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Banks and other financial institutions have their own banking accounts at the Federal Reserve. Morgan Ricks argues that regular folks should have access to Fed accounts, too.


The Price of A Hyundai in Iran

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

President Trump recently announced strict economic sanctions in Iran. Today on the show, we talked to a young Iranian man about what it's like to live in the Iranian economy right now.


The Recession Predictor, Still Predictive?

Monday, July 09, 2018

Every time the yield curve has inverted since 1970, the economy has fallen into recession. It's getting close to inverting now, but it may no longer be the recession predictor it once was.