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.


Saving money on holiday, understanding tracker funds, why Google is lagging Amazon, and the future of 1p coins
Thursday 02 May 2019

The podcast this week discusses the best ways to manage your money on holiday, the difference between an ETF and a tracker fund, how cracks are appearing in Google’s efforts to compete with Amazon, and why 1p and 2p coins will be sticking around for a bit longer.

AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter and Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth are joined this week by Steven Frazer, Shares’ News Editor.


Mortgage alarm bells, Monzo moves into investments, rising life expectancy and the competition watchdog gets tough
Thursday 25 Apr 2019

This week’s podcast looks at a new mortgage product which lets you withdraw cash, why Monzo is planning to offer investment products, the implications of living longer on your retirement plans, and why a growing number of companies are feeling the heat from the UK competition authority.

Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth and AJ Bell’s Senior Analyst Tom Selby are joined this week by Financial Times journalist Kate Beioley


The hidden cost of Brexit, how fund managers hide information, pension charges and leisure sector winners and losers
Thursday 18 Apr 2019

This week’s podcast talks about the knock-on effects of a distracted Government on various money-related initiatives, and why it is hard to find out exactly what’s in an investment fund’s portfolio. We also talk about the real cost of taking money out of your pension and the latest trends in the leisure sector affecting pubs, restaurants, bowling companies and cinemas.

Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth and AJ Bell’s Senior Analyst Tom Selby are joined this week by Freelance Journalist Holly Black.


Dwindling brand loyalty, NHS pensions crisis, demand for gold, and bizarre business pairings
Thursday 11 Apr 2019

This week we look at Saga’s loyalty problem and why pension issues are driving doctors to early retirement. We also discuss the resurgence in gold demand and dive into the world of conglomerates where large companies own businesses that don’t seem to fit well together.

Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth and AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter are joined this week by Sam Brodbeck, Deputy Personal Finance Editor at The Telegraph.


Stock market performance in the first quarter of 2019, why fraud is being ignored and why Lyft’s stock market debut has reignited the dual-class share debate
Wednesday 03 Apr 2019

This week’s podcast looks at the latest twist in Superdry’s boardroom drama and how stock markets and industry sectors have performed in the first three months of the year. We also discuss why fraud victims are being let down and explain why Lyft’s IPO has angered some people as new investors don’t have the same voting rights as the founders.

AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst, Laura Suter and Shares’ Editor, Daniel Coatsworth are joined this week by Steven Frazer, News Editor at Shares.


Breaking up the tech giants, the rise of challenger banks, 40 year mortgages and how the new tax year will affect your finances
Thursday 28 Mar 2019
We explain why Amazon, Google and Facebook are in the firing line, discover whether challenger banks have been a success or not, learn why banks are extending mortgage lengths and find out about the main changes to taxes, pensions and more in the new tax year.   Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth and AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter are joined this week by Shares’ Senior Reporter Ian Conway.
ISA special: nervous investors, understanding Innovative Finance ISAs, growing rates on children’s accounts and a special quiz
Thursday 21 Mar 2019

This week’s podcast is dedicated to using an ISA. We discuss why many people are holding off from investing at present. Learn about the pros and cons of using the Innovative Finance ISA and why high rates comes with a big warning sign. We also chat about Lifetime ISAs and how much risk you may want to take with children’s savings. Finally, don’t miss this week’s quiz on all things ISA-related.

AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter and Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth are joined this week by AJ Bell’s Senior Analyst Tom Selby.

We discuss Lifetime ISAs, so please remember that you may miss out on employer contributions if you opt out of a workplace pension to save into Lifetime ISA. It may also affect your future entitlement to mean-tested benefits.


Woodford fund goes asset swapping, Norway dumps oil, using shares to benefit charity and looking inside the inflation basket
Thursday 14 Mar 2019

This week we explain why star fund manager Neil Woodford has been shifting things around, we explain why Norway’s oil investment decisions are part of a broader environment, social and governance trend, learn how to donate shares to charity and discover why we’re shunning envelopes in favour of popcorn (and how that relates to money).

Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth and AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter are joined this week by AJ Bell head of active portfolios Ryan Hughes.


How to become a millionaire, new excuses for poor corporate earnings and choices for taking tax-free pension cash
Wednesday 06 Mar 2019

This week’s podcast explains how saving as little as £78 a month can make you a millionaire, the comedy excuses that companies give for poor results and whether you should take your tax-free pension cash now or wait until later. There is also a bonus quiz to test your knowledge on state pensions.

AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter and Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth are joined this week by AJ Bell’s Senior Analyst Tom Selby.


How investors behave, a neat way to organise your portfolio and forecasting future returns
Friday 01 Mar 2019

This bumper edition of the podcast explains why your inbuilt traits could be damaging your wealth, a simple way to spring clean your portfolio, the outlook for investing in shares and new data that shows what age you reach certain milestones.

Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth and AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter are joined this week by AJ Bell Fund Manager Simon Molica.


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