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.


New investment fund format, loss-making billion pound companies, pension transfer probe and pricey London
Wednesday 26 Jun 2019

This week’s podcast looks at the proposal for a new type of fund which could lock your money up for longer and why investors are happy to own highly valued companies that don’t make a profit. The team also discuss actions by the regulator on transferring out of defined benefit pensions, and the very high cost of renting in London rents

AJ Bell Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter and Shares Editor Daniel Coatsworth are joined by Tom Selby, Senior Analyst at AJ Bell.


Gaming boom, fund managers cutting fees, how Fevertree hit the big time, and Saga’s radical cash savings change
Wednesday 19 Jun 2019

This week’s podcast looks at money habits connected to playing video games and why M&G is slashing fees. The team chat about how investors made nearly 29 times their money in Fevertree shares, and why Saga has struck a deal with a best-buy savings account provider.

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


Big changes to overdraft fees, robots saving retail, FTSE 100 stocks with falling earnings and football as an investment
Friday 14 Jun 2019

The team talk about how consumers could get a better deal with overdrafts, how robots and AI are giving hope to the retail sector, and some surprising stats on the UK’s largest companies. The podcast also chats about how a lower-league football club is selling shares to help it hit the big time.

AJ Bell Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter and Shares Editor Daniel Coatsworth are joined by Ian Conway, Senior Reporter at Shares.


Making sense of the Woodford fund suspension, how to teach your kids about money and a clampdown on peer-to-peer lending
Wednesday 05 Jun 2019

This week’s podcast explains how Neil Woodford has become front page news and what could happen next for investors in his funds. The team also discuss a new financial education initiative and why the regulator is getting tougher on P2P lending in a bid to protect inexperienced investors.

AJ Bell Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter and Shares Editor Daniel Coatsworth are joined by AJ Bell fund expert Ryan Hughes.


Bank scams, fund managers saying sorry and how to spend your cash in retirement
Thursday 30 May 2019

This week we avoid all talk of elections and instead talk about bank scams, how you’ll spend money when you’re retired and discuss star fund manager Terry Smith taking a step back.

AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter and Tom Selby, Senior Analyst are joined by Ryan Hughes, Head of Active Portfolios at AJ Bell.


How to quiz an investment trust manager, hidden fund fees and everything you need to know about shorting stocks
Thursday 23 May 2019

This week’s podcast debates the big questions to ask someone running an investment trust and why funds often cost more than you think. It also explains the concept of shorting, how it works and its pros and cons.

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


Unloved income stocks, how the trade war is impacting investors, and a new fund that pays you to own it
Wednesday 15 May 2019

This week’s podcast looks at Vodafone’s dividend cut and how investors are going off many large cap stocks historically bought as sources of income. It also debates the latest twist in the US/China trade war saga and how it has impacted investors. And the team discuss how a new fund has turned the charging model on its head by paying investors to it.

Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth and AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter are joined this week by AJ Bell Investment Director Russ Mould


Investing in Uber and Beyond Meat, buying overseas-listed shares, and how to plan your dividend calendar
Thursday 09 May 2019

This week’s podcast looks at the booming market for companies listing in the US, the key points to consider when investing in overseas-listed shares, how a new service lets you see when investment trusts pay dividends, and why a new reports thinks we shouldn’t work full time until we’re 40.

AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter and Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth are joined this week by Annabel Brodie-Smith, communications director at the Association of Investment Companies.


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


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