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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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Retail reopening, attractions of family-run businesses and return of Mark Barnett

Apr 15, 2021

This week’s podcast looks at the challenges facing retailers as shops reopen in England. Danni Hewson talks about the likes of JD Sports and Primark’s owner Associated British Foods, together with a look at how Tesco has fared during the pandemic.

Joe Bauernfreund from AVI Global Trust joins the show to talk about the attractions of family-run businesses from an investment perspective.

Dan Coatsworth discusses the return of former star fund manager Mark Barnett and he chats with Laith Khalaf about the FTSE 250 index of UK companies hitting a new record high.

Laith also dives into the world of closet trackers, namely funds where managers aren’t really adding much value despite being paid an annual fee.

Finally, Jenny Owen talks about a surreal money-related story involving beer and robots.


The FTSE 250’s spring surge, pension pitfalls to watch when taking a tax free chunk and Deliveroo’s less floppy retail debut.

Apr 08, 2021

This week’s podcast looks at the record gains in the UK’s second tier index as another phase of lockdown nears it’s end.  It also examines how Deliveroo’s retail investors fared when they finally got the chance to trade their shares.    

Tom Selby explains what you need to look out for if you’re planning to take a tax free sum from your pension pot and Tom Sieber gives his tips on how to spring clean your portfolio. 

Jessica Ayres, a financial adviser with Timothy James & Partners Explains why women in particular need to get to grips with their finances if it looks like divorce is on the cards. 

And Jenny Owen’s back with tips on turning your old toys into significant amounts of cash.


Deliveroo flop, doubling money on Royal Mail shares and helping younger people get into investing

Apr 01, 2021

This week’s podcast looks at why Deliveroo’s stock market debut didn’t go to plan. It also examines how stock markets performed around the world in the first quarter of 2021.

Temple Bar Investment Trust fund manager Ian Lance discusses why Royal Mail’s shares have soared since November and why he’s backing BP despite growing investor opposition to oil producers.

Tom Selby answers a listener’s question on pensions, and he talks to Iona Bain about how she is helping younger people to better understand investing.

The podcast also looks at ways to claim money for working from home and Jenny Owen explains why certain pandemic-era memorabilia could be worth a lot of money in the future.


Everything you need to know about ISAs, big change at Scottish Mortgage and a warning for young investors

Mar 25, 2021

It’s an ISA special with lots of useful information to help you get the most from your investments and not lose out to the taxman.

The podcast also chats about what a change in manager means for investors in popular investment trust Scottish Mortgage, and why the regulator is concerned about young investors not understanding the risks of buying shares and cryptocurrencies.

[4.03] What is an ISA?

[8.30] Tax benefits of ISAs

[12.45] Using an ISA to get on the housing ladder

[15.20] When to use a Cash ISA or a Stocks & Shares ISA

[18.20] Top ISA tips

[20.45] Most popular stocks, funds and investment trusts held in an ISA

[26.40] Using an ISA to invest for children

[29.30] Listener questions about ISAs

[40.00] Strange money story of the week


Missing out on IPO gains, AstraZenena’s falling share price, growing demand to be a Cake Box franchisee and green investing with TRIG

Mar 18, 2021

In this week’s podcast: how retail investors often miss out on big first day gains with IPOs.

Find out what investors think about AstraZeneca’s vaccine roll-out being halted in parts of the world and why its shares were falling months before this incident.

Dan Coatsworth examines Greggs’ latest results and chats with Cake Box CEO Sukh Chamdal about growing demand to be a franchisee.

Danni Hewson talks about the return of 95% mortgages while Tom Sieber weighs up the state of the housebuilding sector. Jenny Owen is also on the show with a bizarre story about fridge magnets that detect new mortgage deals.

Don’t miss Danni talking to Helen Mahy from The Renewables Infrastructure Group about all things green. And there’s some good news for people who’ve been paying too much on their energy bills


Missing out on IPO gains, AstraZeneca's falling share price, growing demand to be a Cake Box franchisee and green investing with TRIG

Mar 18, 2021

In this week’s podcast: how retail investors often miss out on big first day gains with IPOs.

Find out what investors think about AstraZeneca’s vaccine roll-out being halted in parts of the world and why its shares were falling months before this incident.

Dan Coatsworth examines Greggs’ latest results and chats with Cake Box CEO Sukh Chamdal about growing demand to be a franchisee.

Danni Hewson talks about the return of 95% mortgages while Tom Sieber weighs up the state of the housebuilding sector. Jenny Owen is also on the show with a bizarre story about fridge magnets that detect new mortgage deals.

Don’t miss Danni talking to Helen Mahy from The Renewables Infrastructure Group about all things green. And there’s some good news for people who’ve been paying too much on their energy bills