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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.

Latest podcasts

January 17, 2019

Brexit impact on stocks and currencies, a dive into property funds and understanding why shares can fall on good news.

We discuss how markets are reacting to the latest twist in the Brexit saga, why the type of property fund matters when looking for real estate investments, and why shares don’t always behave as you expect them to do on news announcements.

AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter and Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth are joined this week by Kevin Doran, Managing Director of AJ Bell Investments.

January 10, 2019

How to start investing, financial advice charges, using cash back to boost savings, and personal finance goals for 2019.

We’re back with five points to consider when you first start investing, potential changes to how people pay for advice about transferring pensions, a guide to using cash back sites to earn extra money, and our presenters discuss their new year’s financial resolutions.

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.

December 19, 2018

New retail sector woes, personal finance outlook, market trends to watch in 2019 and reasons to be optimistic

This week we discuss how high street problems have spread to the online shopping sector, the problems with discounting, forthcoming changes to tax and pension rules, the cost of commuting, corporate debt concerns and five reasons to be positive about 2019.

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

December 14, 2018

Markets in 2018, best and worst performing shares and funds, pension dashboards and the 1p savings challenge

Listen to the podcast to discover which stock markets around the world rewarded investors, the stocks and funds sitting at the top and bottom of the charts, why you could soon see all your pensions in a single place, and why you need a shoe box and a handful of pennies to kick-start a fun savings exercise.

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.

December 06, 2018

Investments yielding more than 5%, Junior ISA trends and different ways to value companies

This week we look at ways investors can get a high yield, the low number of 18-year-olds cashing out their Junior ISAs at maturity, why intangible assets are a hot debate for company valuations, and how a seven-year-old made £17 million.

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

November 29, 2018

Investors amassing a cash pile, British brands losing their way and cautious fund managers

Discover what’s happening in the markets, learn why Thomas Cook is facing an uphill struggle, find out why many fund managers are sitting on lots of cash, and catch up on the performance of funds designed to protect investors’ money.

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

November 23, 2018

Housebuilder woes, what to do when a fund manager leaves, and investing in unicorns

Discover why shares in housebuilders have had a terrible year, what’s happening in the markets, what to do when an investment fund changes its manager, and how retail investors are getting better access to private companies.
 
AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter and Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth are joined this week by AJ Bell fund manager Simon Molica.

November 15, 2018

Companies stockpiling goods, annuity rate hikes and big pay rises

This week we discuss how companies are preparing for Brexit, what’s moving on the FTSE, why annuity rates are going up, and how the UK is getting its biggest pay rise in 10 years.

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.

November 09, 2018

Rising personal debt, company founders who can’t let go, and profit warnings

Learn about a worrying trend with credit cards, why the former boss of Superdry is back in the news, a look at how the market is punishing companies with disappointing news, and why the Spice Girls may be relevant to investing.

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

October 31, 2018

Dissecting the Budget and how reporters and PRs cover the main event

Learn how the latest Budget affects you and your money, plus the stock market reaction and behind the scenes of how reporters and publicity departments cover the Chancellor’s big announcement.

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

October 26, 2018

Pricing power, star fund managers, finding lost investments and shopping trends

Discover why certain companies can afford to put up prices, the pressures of being a famous fund manager, how to get your hands on investments you thought were lost forever, and get the latest on how we’re spending money in the shops.

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

October 24, 2018

Market sell-off, pension cash conundrum and Merlin’s cultural challenge

This week we talk about what goes through investors’ minds when their savings suddenly fall in value, why some people have so much cash in their pensions, how Marcus is shaking up cash savings accounts and how Merlin Entertainment is adapting its business in China.

AJ Bell's Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter and Shares' Editor Daniel Coatsworth are joined by AJ Bell’s senior analyst Tom Selby for this episode

October 24, 2018

Pocket money, the subscription economy and FTSE 100 CEOs

AJ Bell's Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter and Shares' Editor Daniel Coatsworth are joined by Shares' news editor Steve to talk about a neat way to help children develop a great savings habit, the rise of the subscription economy, FTSE 100 CEO changes plus how the Budget might include new pension rules.