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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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Tech giants, China’s regulatory muscle flex and the best way to save for kids.

Jul 30, 2021

This week podcast looks at why some astonishing earnings figures from three American tech giants hasn’t delighted all investors and Dan Coatsworth digs into huge market falls in shares of Chinese companies listed on US markets and asks if Beijing has more muscles to flex and how that could impact investors.

Danni Hewson chats to Ged Futter from the retail consultancy GSCOP about rising prices and how companies like Reckit Benckiser will be looking to pass those onto consumers, plus he gives us his take on the deal on the table for Morrisons which hasn’t gone down well with the supermarket’s biggest shareholder.

We hear from Tom Wildgoose from Nomura about investing in Google and $13 billion dialysis group DaVita and Tom Selby is back with another pensions corner. This week’s listener question is focused on the best way to build up a savings pot for your children.


Stagflation haunts the markets, the outlook for gold, lasting power of attorney overhaul and Olympics treasures

Jul 23, 2021

This week’s podcast explains the reasons why stock markets have taken another hit.

Dan Coatsworth debates the perils of stagflation, the companies with supply chain disruption and margin pressures, and why strong Q2 numbers may not be enough to push up share prices.

We may be enjoying the summer sun, but Danni Hewson explains why you might need to plan ahead with your Christmas Day meal.

Nitesh Shah from WisdomTree joins the show to chat about why the gold price isn’t behaving as one might expect, and Dan talks to Mark Manduca from XPO Logistics about the challenges facing companies as they seek to move goods from A to B.

Lisa Webster from AJ Bell explains new plans to overhaul the power of attorney system, while Danni looks at the latest issues facing women’s state pension campaigners.

Finally, Jenny Owen looks at the Olympics memorabilia that sells for thousands of pounds.


Big wobbles, big banks and ten years of Lifestrategy funds

Jul 16, 2021

This week podcast looks at what was behind the recent global market slump and how rising inflation on both sides of the Atlantic might change the game going forward.  Danni Hewson assess whether the mask wearing conundrum might have a detrimental impact on retail and hospitality businesses and we also dig into how so-called “Freedom Day” has been impacting share prices across the board.

It’s earning season the sequel and big banks are, as ever, amongst the first to report and whilst earnings growth reported so far has been stellar as expected some US banks have seen big falls in revenues.  Meanwhile with the Bank of England has given the green light to UK banks to start paying out dividends once again we look at how well the sector has coped now economic recovery is underway.

Laith Khalaf is back to talk us through those Lifestrategy funds and finding out why they’ve performed so well over the last decade and what the next years might have in store. Plus, Dan Coatsworth chats to Kartik Kumar, the man behind investment trust Artemis Alpha about how he chooses which stocks to invest in and getting the low down on two that he’s particularly interested in right now.


Property special: housing market frenzy, top mortgage deals, Tritax’s warehouse boom and the future of property funds

Jul 09, 2021

This week we have a special edition of the Money & Markets podcast looking at the world of property.

Danni Hewson talks to consultant Alex Goldstein about the explosion in house prices, and Laith Khalaf asks David Hollingworth from London & Country for tips on getting a mortgage.

Dan Coatsworth interviews James Dunlop from Tritax on why warehouses have become prime real estate thanks to the surge in online shopping.

Ryan Hughes dives into the world of property funds and explains why recent fund suspensions don’t spell the end of investing in this space.

The podcast also debates why Morrisons has become a major takeover target and why oil prices are trading at their highest levels since 2014.


Green list but no green light for travel, pension nudges and your pot plus are bonds in or out of fashion.

Jul 01, 2021

This week’s podcast assesses why the green list isn’t a green light for travel and looks at the impact of Joe Biden’s big infrastructure deal on markets.  Tom Selby checks out why government nudges to get more people getting guidance on their pensions could impact people accessing or transferring their pots.

With equities still flying high bonds have been feeling unloved but are they really out of favour with investors?  Dan Coatsworth has been talking to Rhys Davies from Invesco about whether they’re still a good bet for a long-term investment portfolio.

As the FCA bans crypto firm Binance from carrying out regulated activities in the UK we catch up with Ruffer investment director Duncan MacInnes to get his take on investing in Bitcoin.

And is taking out life insurance really a “pact with death”? We chat through some comments made on social media that’s got some people rather hot under the collar and ask what should people consider before buying a policy.


Green list but no green light for travel, pension nudges and your pot, plus are bonds in or out of fashion.

Jul 01, 2021

This week’s podcast assesses why the green list isn’t a green light for travel and looks at the impact of Joe Biden’s big infrastructure deal on markets.  Tom Selby checks out why government nudges to get more people getting guidance on their pensions could impact people accessing or transferring their pots.

With equities still flying high bonds have been feeling unloved but are they really out of favour with investors?  Dan Coatsworth has been talking to Rhys Davies from Invesco about whether they’re still a good bet for a long-term investment portfolio.

As the FCA bans crypto firm Binance from carrying out regulated activities in the UK we catch up with Ruffer investment director Duncan MacInnes to get his take on investing in Bitcoin.

And is taking out life insurance really a “pact with death”? We chat through some comments made on social media that’s got some people rather hot under the collar and ask what should people consider before buying a policy.