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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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Why inflation matters, UK football’s troubling finances and investing in overseas markets

Jun 17, 2021

Inflation is all the rage, so this week’s podcast looks at the factors driving up the cost of living.

Dan Coatsworth explore why wages could soon be going up and Danni Hewson looks at the companies in the firing line over big bonuses.

The podcast discusses the state of UK football’s finances and digests the latest news from Boohoo and Ashtead.

If you’re interested in investing in overseas markets then do not miss this week’s guest interview with Nicole Vitesse from Franklin Templeton as she talks opportunities in Asia, ways to play the electric vehicle boom and why Alibaba’s multi-billion-dollar fine might not be a reason to panic.

Jenny Owen also looks at why cow poo is playing a major role in the rise of cryptocurrencies.


Global tax changes, investor activism and why financial stocks are back in vogue

Jun 11, 2021

This week’s podcast looks at how markets have reacted to big plans from the G7 to change global taxation and another crypto bounce as Bitcoin becomes legal tender in Venezuela.  Danni Hewson also digs through Andy Haldane’s assessment that the UK housing market is “on fire” and Dan Coatsworth mulls over the current spate of investor activism.

We get the low down from George Barrow, co-manager of the Polar Global Financials Trust on why financial stocks have been making a bit of a comeback and what investors should be looking out for.

Plus, with UK holidaymakers seemingly stuck at home for another summer what will it mean for Leisure stocks and how are airlines coping since Portugal came off the green list?


Oil and gold prices surge, the nagging questions behind the housing boom and pensions corner returns

Jun 03, 2021

This week’s podcast, featuring AJ Bell’s Tom Selby and Jenny Owen and Tom Sieber from Shares, looks at the recent rally in gold and oil prices, what’s happening in the housing market and whether there should be more choice in workplace pension schemes.

Amid talk of a commodities supercycle Dan Coatsworth interviews Mark Smith from Amati Strategic Metals about the mining sector and the outlook for different metals.

There’s a return for pensions corner and we talk about whether investors should care if the chairman and CEO of a company is the same person after recent speculation over whether JD Sports executive chairman Peter Cowgill might step down.


The big reopening: how travel operators, pubs and car sellers are coping

May 27, 2021

This week’s podcast talks to the heads of three companies in the travel, pub and retail sectors.

We chat with Julia Lo Bue-Said from Advantage Travel Partnership on how the travel industry is faring under the new traffic light system.

Patrick Dardis from Young’s gives his view on a potential blockbuster summer for UK pubs.

And Daksh Gupta from Marshall Motors explains how used car prices are going through the roof.

We also talk about Marks & Spencer’s latest results and the big wave of takeovers.


Crypto volatility, small cap surges and why ESG investing isn’t a trade-off between value and returns

May 20, 2021

This week’s podcast looks at the volatility of crypto currencies, why oil prices are impacting markets and multi-billion-dollar streaming deals.  Dan Coatsworth assesses how UK airlines are coping as some holidaymakers jet off for the first time and the confusion about what exactly an amber light really means.

As more and more companies are screening investments based on sustainable criteria Danni Hewson chats to Kate Rogers Head of Sustainability at Cazenove Capital and Katherine Davidson Fund Manager of the Global Sustainable Growth Fund – both part of the Schroders group about why they believe investors aren’t having to make a trade-off between values and returns.

And Dan Coatsworth catches up with Gervais Williams from Miton Microcap Trust who explains why shares in UK small cap companies have surged this year and discusses three of his favourite stocks.


Why inflation fears matter, reopening winners, retailers’ share prices soar and social care funding disappointment

May 14, 2021

Dan Coatsworth explains how rising inflation effects everyday life and why it spells trouble for global stock markets. He also talks to Danni Hewson about the big share price rally in retail companies including Greggs, Card Factory and The Works, and the pair also chat about ways that retailers are trying to reinvent themselves such as Pret opening concessions inside supermarkets.

Tineke Frikkee from Waverton gives her view on the structural changes we’re seeing following the pandemic and the companies that might prosper.

The podcast also features Tom Selby talking to Mike Padgham from the Independent Care Group about news in the Queen’s Speech to bring forward social care funding reform.

Rounding off this episode is a look at new shocking figures on scams.