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.


Investing in gold, betting on stocks, the Singles Day and Black Friday phenomena, and solving money problems with a financial life coach
Thursday 14 Nov 2019

Dan and Laura discuss how investors have piled into gold tracker funds, only for the metal price to then drop. They also examine a new high-risk way of seeking turbo-charged returns from certain stocks.

The team chat about the phenomena of Singles Day, Black Friday and other major sales events. And don’t miss an interview with financial life coach Simonne Gnessen about the benefits of talking about money.

Presented by Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth and AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter


PPI windfalls, the challenges facing McDonald’s and secret savings
Friday 08 Nov 2019

This week Laura and Dan talk about how to use any windfall from PPI compensation claims to boost your savings and investment or reduce your debt. They discuss the sacking of McDonald’s boss and how that might impact the fast food company’s growth plans. And they talk to financial adviser Anna Sofat about how a large number of people don’t tell their partner about their secret savings.

Presented by AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter and Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth


How the general election could impact your finances, improving financial education in schools and the US stock market hits new record high
Thursday 31 Oct 2019

Don’t miss this bumper podcast where Dan and Tom discuss the potential impact of a Conservative or Labour election victory on your money. Find out what’s driving the US market to a new high and discover the lengths one investor is going to shame a company.

The big debate in this week’s podcast is children’s attitude to money and how schools need to improve financial education. We’re joined by 11-year-old Daisy who gives her thoughts on saving and spending, and Carl Clark from charity MyBnk explains how schools and parents can get more involved in teaching children essential money management skills.

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


How to talk to your partner about money, and pay rises for pensioners
Friday 25 Oct 2019

This week we talk to a counsellor about how to talk to your partner about your finances - without it turning into an argument and why pensioners are getting a pay rise next year. 

AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter and AJ Bell’s Senior Analyst Tom Selby are joined by Peter Saddington, Counsellor at Relate.


Woodford’s dramatic 24 hours, soaring UK stocks and how people spend their pension money
Wednesday 16 Oct 2019

Don’t miss Laura and Dan on how fund manager Neil Woodford’s empire has crumbled. They explain what the latest twists mean for investors in his funds and when they might be able to get their money back. They also debate what the future could hold for him.

Discover why we’ve just had a preview for how stocks could behave on a better-than-expected Brexit outcome. And find out how we’re all spending our money in retirement with the result of a fascinating study into pensions.

AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter and Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth are joined this week by AJ Bell Senior Technical Consultant Rachel Vahey


The Greta Thunberg approach to investing, Barclays’ beef with the Post Office and first year joy for Fundsmith’s Smithson
Thursday 10 Oct 2019

This week the team debate why everyone is talking about ethical investing opportunities (and why this also falls under the labels of environmental, ESG and sustainability). Discover why Barclays has come under fire for its anti-Post Office plans and check out the secrets of the Fundsmith display cabinet in our visit to meet Smithson’s fund managers.

AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter and Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth are joined this week by Chris Foster, an Investment Manager at fund group Liontrust.


How Brexit could impact your investments, attitudes to risk, new twist on fund suspensions and Peloton’s stock market flop
Thursday 03 Oct 2019

This week the team look at how different Brexit scenarios could impact stocks and shares. Find out how financial advisers determine someone’s risk appetite and how that relates to spending and investing money.

Discover new proposals which could see an increase in the number of funds being suspended; and find out why Peloton’s shares have pedalled backwards on the stock market.

Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth and AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter are joined by Anna Sofat, founder of Addidi Wealth


Thomas Cook collapse, lack of new investment trusts, savings accounts that pay zilch and a cheeky way to make money from Monzo
Thursday 26 Sep 2019

Welcome to season 2 of the podcast with a bumper episode on all things money and markets-related.

The team chat about the demise of Thomas Cook and what it means for shareholders and customers. Find out why so few investment trusts have joined the stock market this year; and discover the savings accounts paying you next to nothing.

We also have a great story about an entrepreneurial person cashing in on Monzo’s popularity.

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.


Takeovers galore, the rush out of absolute return funds and a summer money and markets quiz
Thursday 01 Aug 2019

This week’s podcast discusses the latest wave of mergers and acquisitions and why it is happening. The team chat about the mass exodus from the once-popular absolute return funds; and there is a fun summer quiz about personal finance and stock market activity (plus a tough one about counting baked beans).

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


What Boris means for your money, warning signs with property bonds, and why paper receipts could be history
Thursday 25 Jul 2019

This week’s podcast discusses how the UK’s new Prime Minister could affect your investments and personal finances. It asks whether the yields on property bonds are too good to be true. And the team debate the relevance of Wetherspoon scrapping receipts.

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

 


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