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

Co-presented by Shares' editor Daniel Coatsworth and AJ Bell's personal finance analyst Laura Suter, “AJ Bell Money & Markets” is the easy way to stay up to speed with the investing world.

They are joined by various special guests to debate what’s happening with key issues that drive the markets, as well as money-saving tips.

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.

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AIM inheritance tax benefit fears, investors revert to lockdown market playbook, potential good news on insurance prices, NS&I’s big rate cut and exploring negative interest rates

Sep 24, 2020

This week’s podcast explores the tax benefits of putting money into certain AIM stocks and how any meddling by the Government on the rules could have a catastrophic impact on the junior stock market. Joining Dan and Tom to talk about this subject is Philip Harrison, a tax consultant from The Wilkes Partnership.

Fears over another nationwide lockdown have driven investors to flock to the same stocks that did well earlier this year. The podcast reveals the UK stocks which investors have been chasing over the past week.

There have been some brutal cuts to savings rates for NS&I products, so the podcast asks whether savers will stay put or look elsewhere. It also explores the concept of negative interest rates and whether it could happen in the UK.

Finally, Dan has some potential good news for people with home or car insurance, while Tom reveals new data on consumer finance habits six months after lockdown first began in the UK.

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


Is Snowflake the next big tech stock? Debt fears around buy now, pay later; and this year’s 10-baggers

Sep 18, 2020

Warren Buffett and Snoop Dogg have backed Snowflake and other investors will soon get their chance as the tech business and Amazon challenger heads to the stock market. Listen to this podcast to find out why Snowflake is getting everyone excited.

Greatland Gold has become the sixth London-listed stock this year to see its price rise 10-fold. Dan chats about 10-baggers as part of this week’s review of the markets, which also includes G4S, M&A fever and the latest insight into how fund managers are thinking.

Tom explains the importance of New Look’s restructuring plans and why it has property owners shaking in their boots.

And the pair explores the meteoric rise of Klarna and buy now, pay later and how this service raises the risk of young adults getting into debt.

Presented by AJ Bell’s Dan Coatsworth and Shares’ Deputy Editor Tom Sieber. This week’s guest is Steve Frazer, News Editor at Shares.


The brains behind one of the best performing funds, controversial view on savings rates and why The Hut’s stock market debut is getting everyone excited

Sep 10, 2020

Join us for a chat with Andrew Vaughan from Free Spirit Fund who explains how his performance has beaten so many other funds.

Dan and Tom discuss the recent US market sell-off, companies getting back on their feet after a difficult 2020, and they ask if businesses that benefited from lockdown measures could now find it harder going.

E-commerce group The Hut is about to join the UK stock market, so the podcast considers why everyone is excited about the business and some glaring red flags with the story.

Do you agree that interest rates are less important when it comes to savings? Find out about why one bank has caused a stir with a new product. There is also a look at news from Royal Mail and the latest mortgage figures.

Presented by Dan Coatsworth and Tom Sieber from AJ Bell and Shares


Tax reforms, avoiding corporate insolvency, resuming earnings guidance, and why the return to schools and offices matters to investors

Sep 03, 2020

This week’s podcast revisits the topic of raising taxes to pay for Covid support and how the possible changes would affect us. Julie Palmer from Begbies Traynor explains the troubles facing UK businesses and what they can do to avoid insolvency.

Dan explains why companies are starting to resume earnings guidance and why this is important for investors. He also looks at how a change in Japanese prime minister might affect markets, Tesla’s fundraising plans and Saga’s white knight.

Finally, the podcast considers how the return to school and the office will affect certain sectors.

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


The return of IPOs and takeovers, why Apple and Tesla are doing the splits, options for mortgage holidays and pension scams on the rise

Aug 27, 2020

This week’s podcast explains why the market is braced for a wave of corporate deals. Dan and Laura chat about Ant which could potentially be the largest ever IPO fundraise, they talk about the names headed for the stock market, and takeover rumours currently doing the rounds.

Discover why Apple and Tesla shareholders will soon find they own a lot more shares, and what the UK financial regulator is telling mortgage lenders to do with regards to payment holidays.

Tom Selby joins the show to talk pension scams and there’s a discussion on the prospects of another challenger bank launch.

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


Windfall for 18-year olds, US stock market record high, hospitality sector challenges, UK property market surge and what’s on fund managers’ minds

Aug 20, 2020

This week’s podcast discusses how the first batch of child trust funds are about to mature, and Dan and Laura also discuss the initial impact of Government support to help pubs and restaurants.

Discover why everyone’s getting excited about the UK property market and what’s happening with sales and rental prices.

There is a chat about how fund managers are currently feeling, and what we can learn from the latest UK credit card figures. In this week’s market news, find out why US stocks are surging ahead, what’s going on with Marks & Spencer and why there is more good news with dividends from UK stocks.

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