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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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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


When to sell your stocks, the fading biotech rally, big news for BooHoo, Domino’s Pizza and Best of the Best, and what negative interest rates mean for you

Jun 18, 2020

This week’s guest is Bertie Thomson from Brown Advisory who talks about how he deals with losing trades and what to think about when it comes to selling investments.

Dan and Laura chat about the latest figures on our everyday living costs and whether you might have to pay to store cash in a savings account.

They also look at the latest stock market movements, chat about the AIM market which celebrates its 25th birthday, and why there is a mixture of good and bad news from clothing retailer Boohoo, takeaway food seller Domino’s Pizza and car competitions group Best of the Best.

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


Why stock markets have rallied, outlook for house prices, investment trusts cutting dividends and getting your will sorted in lockdown

Jun 11, 2020

This week’s podcast discusses the big rebound in share prices since March and what could happen next. The team chat about the UK property market and what the latest figures are telling us. Dan explains why many investment trusts aren’t as reliable as people think for income, and Laura talks to Kay Ingram from adviser firm LEBC about the importance of having a will.

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


Coping with debt: a special podcast on how personal finances have been affected by coronavirus

Jun 04, 2020

We take a deeper look into how the pandemic has caused a divide with people’s finances. Some are saving more money and others are taking on more debt.

Dan and Laura debate new data on money habits during lockdown and Clare Sear shares her story about how she managed to get out of a serious debt problem.

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