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We've launched a weekly podcast to help you understand the markets and manage your investment portfolio.

Co-presented by Editor in Chief and Investment Analyst Daniel Coatsworth, and AJ Bell's Director of Personal Finance 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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Barclays spending data, housebuilder updates, US Q2 results preview, and why PageGroup’s profits warning matters

In this episode of the AJ Bell Money and Markets podcast, Laura Suter and Tom Sieber dive into the latest consumer spending trends from Barclays, revealing how economic pressures are shaping our financial habits, and they discover how saving money can improve your sleep and mental health.

They also deliver the latest updates on housebuilders Vistry and Barratt Developments amid planning challenges and rising costs, preview the upcoming US second quarter reporting season, highlighting key companies to watch, and discuss the wider implications of a profit warning from recruiter PageGroup.

Plus, don't miss our interviews with fund managers discussing the UK property market and alternative income sources for investors.


UK stocks soar on election landslide, Fed comments excite markets again, Nike’s big stumble

On this week’s episode of the AJ Bell Money & Markets podcast Dan Coatsworth and Laura Suter assess the market reaction to a Labour landslide. 

Charlene Young and Danni Hewson discuss how the Fed comments and new economic data has driven a new rally in US and Asian markets amid hopes of interest rate cuts.

They look back on the big investing themes of the year including AI and UK takeovers, while also updating on the latest news from Tesla whose sales fell less than expected and how Sainsbury’s is being weighed down by Argos.

Tom Sieber and Ian Conway from Shares magazine put sportswear giant Nike under the spotlight. 

The podcast team also debate energy prices, why May saw record ISA inflows and how house prices are still rising even as mortgage approvals slow.


Investment Trust show #6: Tech sector, activist investors and the outlook for property

This month’s bonus podcast on investment trusts dives into the world of technology. Steve Frazer chats with Mike Seidenberg from Allianz Technology Trust about the latest trends in the space, the hype around AI including Nvidia, and what’s on the fund manager’s mind at the moment. 

Dan Coatsworth talks to Joe Bauernfreund from AVI Global about the world of activist investors and why he has taken stakes in Reckitt and Entain.

Tom Sieber chats with Urban Logistics’ Justin Upton about the property sector and why this trust walked away from a potential merger with a rival.

We’ve also got Martin Gamble and Ian Conway debating the merits of Bankers Investment Trust.

 


A-Z of pensions, Nvidia and big tech’s rollercoaster week, Shein IPO and investing in Asia

This week’s AJ Bell Money & Markets podcast goes big on pensions. Charlene Young, Tom Selby and Laith Khalaf discuss some of the key issues you need to understand, whatever age you are.

Dan Coatsworth and Danni Hewson discuss what’s been a volatile week for tech stocks with AI chipmaker Nvidia losing billions of dollars off its market value, and Microsoft and Apple potentially facing huge fines from EU regulators.

As Shein edges closer to a London listing, the podcast team debate why investors are nervous and whether the IPO will actually happen. Danni also explores Frasers’ efforts to add another revenue stream via the buy now, pay later market.

We’ve also got Abbas Barkhordar from Schroders on the show to talk about investing in Asia.


Inflation hits target, Nvidia’s market surge, political promises unveiled, and making UK markets more attractive

In the latest AJ Bell Money and Markets podcast, Dan and Laura begin with the UK inflation rate reaching the Bank of England's 2% target, exploring its implications for interest rates. They also discuss Nvidia's remarkable rise to become the world’s most valuable company, and shifts in market shares among supermarkets. Laura brings some analysis of the political party manifestos for the upcoming election, including Labour's plan to introduce new banking hubs. The duo also look at the recent changes to Barclays’ Blue Rewards scheme, which have upset many customers.

Dan speaks to Neil Shah from Edison, who shares insights on improving the UK stock market, and he interviews Dean Orrico, manager of the Middlefield Canadian Investment Trust, to discuss the impact of rate cuts in Canada and parallels with the UK market.


What the election manifestos mean for your money, Apple Intelligence and Raspberry Pi’s IPO pop

On this episode of the AJ Bell Money & Markets podcast, Danni Hewson and Tom Selby dig through the general election manifestos and assess what the measures might mean for your money.

From further cuts to National Insurance and the pension “Quad-lock” proposed by the Conservatives to Labour’s decision not to bring back the lifetime allowance and the Lib Dem’s proposal to reform capital gains tax, the podcast has all the important details.

Danni looks at a plethora of economic data including jobs and GDP figures and how they might impact interest rate decisions.

The team discuss Apple’s AI gambit and why it has upset Elon Musk. There is also chat about Raspberry Pi’s well-received London IPO.

Finally, Dan Coatsworth talks to Will Orr from the Gym Group about how the nation is spending more money on health and fitness and the role his company plays.