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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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The return of dividends, Greggs’ big challenge, state pension age court battle and the evolution of ESG funds

Jul 31, 2020

This week’s podcast discusses companies restarting dividends and why this is good news for investors. There’s a look at the latest news from Greggs, Games Workshop and Next. The team also chat about Murray Income Trust merging with Perpetual Income & Growth.

 

Discover why women are fighting changes to the state pension age and enjoy a debate about using funds to invest in all things ESG.

 

Presented by Shares’ Editor Dan Coatsworth and AJ Bell’s Senior Analyst Tom Selby. This week’s guest is Simon Molica from AJ Bell.


Mark Slater on growth opportunities, the rampant rise in biotech stocks, silver rally, why young investors have been spooked, and spending habits in lockdown

Jul 23, 2020

This episode includes a look at the latest events on the markets including why shares in Synairgen, AstraZeneca and Kingfisher have been rising, why Netflix is down, and why silver is suddenly in demand.

This week’s guest interview features fund manager Mark Slater who chats about IWG, Ten Entertainment and Future among other stocks, and why he believes most of AIM is uninvestable.

Laura and Dan also chat about where we’ve been spending extra money during lockdown and how this year’s market crash has put a lot of younger people off investing.

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


US stocks, Tesla, capital gains tax shock and small cap guru interview

Jul 16, 2020

This week the podcast goes stateside and looks at the second quarter earnings season for US stocks, why everyone is racing to own a slice of Tesla, and why the presidential election could be bad for stocks if Joe Biden wins.

The team chat about the prospect of higher capital gains tax rates and Dan talks small caps, Games Workshop and much more with fund manager Harry Nimmo from Standard Life Aberdeen.

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


Mini-Budget special: what the Chancellor’s giveaways mean for your money, Boohoo’s problems mount up and why Halfords is pedalling backwards

Jul 08, 2020

This week we’re talking about Rishi Sunak’s efforts to fire up the property market, revitalise the hospitality industry and make our homes green. Dan, Laura and Tom give their views on the policies and whether it will make a difference to your wallet.

The other big story is the controversy around Boohoo which has seen its share price halve in value. This has huge implications for other companies with poor ethical standards, as the team discuss in this week’s podcast.

Presented by Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth, AJ Bell Analysts Laura Suter and Tom Selby


This year’s winning and losing investments, the art of shareholder activism, boardroom coups, the soaring gold price, cryptocurrencies still in demand, and mortgage approvals nosediving.

Jul 02, 2020

It’s a bumper podcast this week with Laura and Dan bringing all the important news for anyone interested in investing and personal finance.

This episode looks at how markets behaved in the first half of 2020, revealing where in the world investors could have made the most money and the parts which weren’t so good.

Dan talks about chaos returning to Petropavlovsk, Redrow’s Help to Buy plea, the latest on Tesco and Sainsbury’s, Scottish Mortgage’s big move and why gold has hit its highest level since 2011.

This week’s guest interview features Joe Bauernfreund from Asset Value Investors on how to make companies change their ways through activist investing.

The podcast also debates why a large part of the country is obsessed with cryptocurrencies, what we can learn from the latest mortgage approval figures and why some banks are stepping up the fight against fraud.

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


What investors think of pubs, parks and cinemas reopening, the latest twists and turns in the property market, and the income fund manager who has managed to dodge most of the dividend cuts

Jun 25, 2020

Dan and Laura look at the leisure sector and what companies will have to do when they reopen from 4 July. They also discuss how share prices in the sector have fared and what the market has been pricing in.

The latest activity in the property market suggests more people are struggling to get a mortgage. Listen to the podcast for insight into this trend.

Finally, don’t miss this week’s guest, Ian Mortimer from Guinness Asset Management, who explains how he has managed to avoid most of the problems clouding income fund managers.

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