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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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Bond yields causing trouble, AJ Bell CEO on the surge in share dealing interest, and why the SPAC craze could be headed for the UK market

Mar 05, 2021

This week’s podcast explores why stock markets are being troubled by rising bond yields, and how inflation expectations are causing a sell-off in tech stocks.

Danni Hewson considers the ethical issues clouding Boohoo and why investors should be paying close attention to the oil price.

AJ Bell’s chief executive Andy Bell is this week’s special guest where he discusses the rise in popularity for share dealing and whether people flocking to trade GameStop shares could become long-term investors. He chats about the rise of free investment apps and what goes on behind the scenes when you buy a share.

Dan Coatsworth examines potential changes to UK stock market listing rules and how the proposals have already convinced Deliveroo to choose the London Stock Exchange as the home for its shares.

The knock-on effect of any listing rule changes is that London market could finally get its share of the action for SPACS – in-demand investment vehicles on a mission to buy companies.


Budget special: what it means for your money, the stocks that jumped, and why companies could be pleased at the tax changes

Mar 03, 2021

Danni Hewson makes her debut as the new co-host of the podcast and joins Dan and Tom to analyse the key points from Rishi Sunak’s 2021 Budget.

They discuss the key points relevant to savers and investors, such as the state of play with pensions and ISAs, as well as the new green savings bond being planned by the NS&I.

Danni looks at the economic forecasts for the UK, while Dan gets stuck into the impact of tax cuts for companies on investing in equipment and why this could be good news.

You can also discover the stocks that moved the most on the Budget and why changes to corporation tax may not be as bad as feared.

Finally, Tom considers all the bits that were predicted to happen yet didn’t crop up in the Budget.

Presented by Danni Hewson, Dan Coatsworth and Tom Selby of AJ Bell


Pensions minister Guy Opperman talks about the Pension Schemes Act, stopping the next big pensions scandal and how savings ‘sidecars’ could help address financial vulnerability

Feb 25, 2021

In an exclusive interview with Money & Markets, pensions minister Guy Opperman discusses the key elements of the Pension Schemes Act and how it will aim to make people’s pensions ‘safer, better and greener’.

He discusses new rules designed to punish bosses who neglect their responsibilities to pension scheme members and protect people from scams, the future of ‘pensions dashboards’ and why ESG investing is at the top of the Government’s agenda.

He also talks about the future of Government pensions policy and why savings ‘sidecars’ could help address financial vulnerability in a post-lockdown world.


The return of Neil Woodford, new data sheds light on financial vulnerability, a focus on the future in China and why the age people can access their pension pot is rising

Feb 18, 2021

This week’s podcast discusses the return of Neil Woodford, the man who made a fortune for himself and investors at Invesco Perpetual before things turned sour at his solo venture Woodford Investment Management.

We also talk about a big piece of work the FCA has carried out assessing people’s financial circumstances since lockdown measures were introduced, and the latest ‘retirement corner’ looks at the impact of the Government’s decision to increase the normal minimum pension age.

This week’s special guest is Andy Rothman, investment strategist at asset manager Matthews Asia. Andy talks to Dan about a range of topical issues involving China including what’s happening in the country economically post-Covid, ESG considerations with Chinese companies, and whether Joe Biden can quickly repair relationships between the US and China.

Presented by Tom Selby and Laith Khalaf


Tesla puts bitcoin into top gear, meet Lindsell Train’s rising star, Glaxo and Ocado get the thumbs down, and the future of annuities

Feb 12, 2021

This week’s podcast dives into the world of cryptocurrencies and explores why Tesla has jumped on the bitcoin bandwagon. Discover why shares in GlaxoSmithKline and Ocado fell on their latest updates, and why the FTSE 100 is treading water.

The team debate the future of annuities as investors look for sources of income in retirement.

This week’s special guest is Madeline Wright who explains her journey joining asset manager Lindsell Train almost straight out of university and how she now plays a key role with popular funds Finsbury Growth & Income and Lindsell Train UK Equity.

Madeline explains what she has learned from highly respected fund manager Nick Train and how her research into Prada and Experian resulted in Lindsell Train investing in both companies.

Presented by AJ Bell’s Dan Coatsworth and Laith Khalaf


Amazon drops a bombshell, the fund manager who avoids Faangs, and fading GameStop fever

Feb 04, 2021

This week’s podcast chats about what a change in CEO means for Amazon, together with a look at the retailer’s fourth quarter results and how other big-name US companies are either beating or missing earnings expectations.

James Spence from Cerno Global Leaders Fund joins the show to explain why he is one of the few fund managers running a global equities fund that doesn’t feature the Faangs (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google). James offers his view on the markets over the next few years and the reasons why he invests in the likes of bicycle components group Shimano, the ‘brains of electric vehicles’ specialist Aptiv and precision engineer Renishaw.

AJ Bell’s pension expert Tom Selby is back on the show to answer another listener question on retirement savings. This time, it’s the turn of someone who wants to know if they can take money out of a workplace pension when they want and put it in a SIPP.

The team also discuss Moonpig’s impressive stock market debut and why it’s about time that ‘buy now pay later’ providers are facing stricter controls.