Listen to our new Money & Markets podcast

Weekly discussions on everything investing from the teams at AJ Bell and Shares magazine

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We’ve launched a weekly podcast to help you understand the markets and manage your investment portfolio.

Co-presented by Laura Suter, AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst, and Daniel Coatsworth, editor of Shares Magazine, 'AJ Bell Money & Markets' is the easy way to stay up to speed with the investing world.

You can download and subscribe to 'AJ Bell Money & Markets' for free by visiting the Apple iTunes Podcast Store, Google Podcasts or Spotify and searching for “AJ Bell”. It's also available on Podbean. Or you can go ahead and listen to each episode below.

The Biden policies that matter for investors, value versus growth and options for someone with a workplace pension and a SIPP
Thursday 21 Jan 2021

This week’s podcast looks at what Joe Biden’s agenda means for investors as he becomes the new President of the United States. We also chat about some of the week’s biggest news on the markets including Netflix’s latest numbers, Wetherspoon raising more cash and signs of renewed interest in cruise ship operators.

We answer a listener’s question on managing their retirement savings and explain why there is some royal news in the world of pensions.

This podcast also features fund manager Matthew Tillett from Brunner Investment Trust who talks about value versus growth and opportunities he sees in the markets, including why he invests in housebuilder Redrow and banking group UBS.

Presented by Shares’ Editor Dan Coatsworth and AJ Bell’s Senior Analyst Tom Selby

Bitcoin frenzy, Brexit boost for UK stock, what to do with lockdown savings, and the billion-pound IPOs
Thursday 14 Jan 2021

It’s the two B’s this week on the podcast – bitcoin and Brexit – as we explain why the cryptocurrency is winning new fans and how the trade deal has given a boost to many UK stocks.

AJ Bell investment director Russ Mould explains the investment case for bitcoin, why the price has been going crazy, how to invest and what could go wrong.

The podcast also welcomes Alexandra Jackson, a manager at Rathbone UK Opportunities fund to talk about the impact of the Brexit deal on the markets, whether investors are too late to benefit from the green revolution, and why AIM stocks have been doing so well.

This episode also considers how a lot of people have more cash in their pocket as their social life has been ruined by lockdown, and how best to deploy that money.

If that’s not enough, the podcast considers why ASOS’s shares are sitting pretty and how Dr Martens and Moonpig could be worth billions of pounds if their plans go ahead to join the UK stock market.

Presented by Shares’ Editor Dan Coatsworth and AJ Bell’s Financial Analyst Laith Khalaf

Ex-pensions minister Steve Webb on big retirement issues, and the impact on markets from the Brexit trade deal, new lockdown measures and the Georgia runoff election
Thursday 07 Jan 2021

This week’s podcast features a chat with Steve Webb and Dan Mikulskis from Lane, Clark & Peacock about some of the big issues facing people in retirement today. They talk about changes to the way pensions are accessed, making sure your pension pot isn’t depleted too quickly, and finding decent sources of income.

Elsewhere on this week’s show, Dan weighs up the impact of some big news over the past fortnight that has impacted stocks and shares around the world. He examines the impact on the market of the Brexit trade deal, why new lockdown restrictions haven’t troubled investors, and why changes to the US political backdrop have had a sudden impact on tech stocks and bond yields.

Presented by Shares’ Editor Dan Coatsworth and AJ Bell’s Senior Analyst Tom Selby

Best performing investments in 2020, what’s on investors’ minds for next year and the European fund significantly beating the market
Thursday 17 Dec 2020

Discover the stocks, funds, ETFs and investment trusts that made investors rich in 2020. Dan runs through the most popular parts of the market and what might happen next.

Laith reveals the main things on investors’ minds as they look to next year. A survey of 2,000 people provides fascinating insight into how the public is thinking about their prospects for making money in 2021.

This week’s guest is fund manager Mark Denham from Carmignac whose European Leaders fund has delivered more than four times the return of the European market this year. He explains how this outperformance was achieved and why investors frustrated with lacklustre returns from parts of the UK market might want to look overseas for opportunities.

Presented by Shares’ Editor Dan Coatsworth and AJ Bell’s Financial Analyst Laith Khalaf

The investment case for AstraZeneca and Ocado, why governments and regulators are attacking tech firms, and the benefits of a workplace pension
Thursday 10 Dec 2020

This week’s podcast guest is Tineke Frikkee from Waverton who talks to Dan about why AstraZeneca and Ocado have been such important companies during the pandemic and what’s in store for both businesses in the future.

Dan looks at the latest events on the stock market including Doordash’s stellar IPO debut, Facebook and other tech firms in the firing line, and the latest in the bid battle for G4S.

Tom also considers the case of a 25-year old listener who has asked why they should bother with a workplace pension when they could enjoy the money today.

Presented by Dan Coatsworth and Tom Selby

Why markets already priced in a vaccine approval, stellar gains from AIM stocks in 2020, retail’s latest challenge and dealing with NS&I’s punishing rate cuts
Thursday 03 Dec 2020

The UK’s status as the first country in the world to approve Pfizer’s Covid vaccine failed to move stock markets on the day of the news. Listen to the podcast to find out why markets reacted in this way.

Tom Sieber from Shares magazine joins the show to discuss the reasons why the AIM market has done nearly as well as the US S&P 500 in 2020 and significantly outperformed large cap UK stocks in the FTSE 100.

The podcast looks at the large rate cuts on NS&I accounts and what savers can do to improve their situation. And the team also debate the latest in the retail sector after Debenham’s struggles and Arcadia going into administration.

Presented by AJ Bell’s Dan Coatsworth and Laith Khalaf

Picking future takeover targets, making sense of Sunak’s Spending Review, stock market optimism and deciding whether to use a Lifetime ISA or SIPP
Thursday 26 Nov 2020

This week’s guest is Stuart Widdowson, fund manager of Odyssean Investment, who talks to Dan about how four stocks from his portfolio have attracted takeover bids in the past year. He also runs through the attractions of Clinigen, Volution and RWS/SDL.

The podcast looks at the key points from the UK Chancellor’s Spending Review and what it means for the economy, jobs and the impact on savers and investors.

Tom answers a listener’s question on weighing up which savings wrapper to use: Lifetime ISA or SIPP.

And there is also the usual look at stock market movements over the past week, including a chat about Future’s bid for GoCompare, US markets hitting a new high and the reaction to the latest vaccine news. 

Presented by Shares’ Editor Dan Coatsworth and AJ Bell’s Senior Analyst Tom Selby

Picking stocks like a pro, investments relevant to the UK’s 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel cars, Tesla in demand again and potential capital gains tax changes
Thursday 19 Nov 2020

This week’s podcast guest is ex-hedge fund partner Stephen Clapham who shares his wisdom on finding information to help with investment decisions.

Dan chats about the market’s reaction to more vaccine news and the latest in the punch-up between EasyJet and its founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou. He also runs through the stocks and funds that are relevant to the UK’s acceleration towards electric vehicles, and he explains why tracker funds are racing to own shares in Tesla.

Laith runs through some new developments on potentially changing UK capital gains tax rates.

Presented by Shares’ Editor Dan Coatsworth and AJ Bell’s Financial Analyst Laith Khalaf

Making sense of the vaccine-inspired market rally, the expert view on investing in India, and the pension manager closing the door on poor ESG-scoring firms
Thursday 12 Nov 2020

On the podcast this week: how Pfizer’s vaccine news shook up stock markets and triggered the biggest one-day rally in a long time. Dan considers the winning and losing trades of the day and what it means for investors going forward.

The guest interview features David Cornell who manages India Capital Growth Fund. He talks about India’s reputation for corruption, how the country is making big improvements, changes to his fund and how he finds opportunities.

Tom answers a listener’s question on salary sacrifice and Laura is back as the show celebrates a milestone achievement.

Presented by Shares’ Editor Dan Coatsworth and AJ Bell’s Senior Analyst Tom Selby

What Biden’s victory means for investors
Monday 09 Nov 2020

In a special podcast, Dan and Laith look at the market reaction to Joe Biden beating Donald Trump in US Presidential Election.

They consider the movements on global stock markets, the sectors that have responded the most and why, and what it means for global trade and relations between the US and China.

You can also hear why the shift from quality to value stocks has quickly reversed, what’s next with US government spending plans and Biden’s new tax regime. Finally, the team consider what might happen as we go into 2021.

Presented by AJ Bell’s Financial Analyst Laith Khalaf and Shares’ Editor Dan Coatsworth