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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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Shop reopening plans drive stock market rally, future for property funds, Boohoo’s problems, paying less tax and fairer rights for retail investors

May 28, 2020

Join us for a chat about consumer-facing stocks soaring on Government news and a negative report on clothing retailer Boohoo.

This week’s guest is Ryan Hughes from AJ Bell’s investment team who talks to Laura and Dan about problems in the property market and why many fund companies are lining up the next managers for their products.

Find out why we’re all paying less tax and why there is relief for many mortgage borrowers across the country. Anand Sambasivan from PrimaryBid is also on the show to talk about better access for retail investors to discounted share placings.

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


Where to still find dividends, how Evenlode is managing its global income fund portfolio and the biotech stocks delivering 200%+ gains

May 21, 2020

This week’s podcast is an income special. Dan and Laura talk about the sectors still paying dividends in a sea of cuts, what might happen to income funds, and they chat with Ben Peters from Evenlode Global Income Fund about how he is making portfolio changes in a dividend-starved world.

The podcast also discusses how investors have flocked to biotech stocks and why the cost of living is falling in the UK.

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


The future of air travel, claiming refunds for cancelled holidays, impact investing and reviewing your health and life insurance during Covid-19

May 14, 2020

This week’s podcast considers the investment case for airlines and how the industry is to going to get through the global pandemic. The team also discuss the process for getting a refund on flights and holidays that you haven’t been able to take.

The podcast also has two guests: Kay Ingram from LEBC chats about protection planning during the crisis and Simon Chisholm from Resonance talks about investing in companies trying to solve social problems.

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


Wealth tax to pay for coronavirus costs, the role of property in thematic investing, Lifetime ISA changes and why savers have been hit again

May 07, 2020

This week’s podcast asks what a wealth tax would mean for the UK and how it could be implemented. The team give some good news for people with Lifetime ISAs and reveal why Santander’s 123 account has lost its charm.

Tom Walker from Schroders joins the show to explain why data centres are the new beachfront property and Peter Askew from T Bailey chats about whether the coronavirus is going to alter some of the big investment themes.

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


The world of small caps, markets bouncing back, companies returning to work, changes to income funds, and free financial help

Apr 30, 2020

This week’s podcast talks about the rally in stocks as investors grow more optimistic. The team talk about housebuilders and retailers opening shop again and how that’s influencing share prices. They also discuss an important change to income funds battling a major freeze on company dividends.

Discover where to get free financial advice as a group of experts offer help during the pandemic. And this week’s guest is fund manager Anna Macdonald from Amati who chats about the small caps she’s been buying and selling.


The slump in the oil price, retail investors locked out of share placings, and how to spread your money around in the current crisis

Apr 23, 2020

This week’s podcast explains why oil prices have been plummeting and whether that is good news for consumers. 

The team discuss the £4 billion fundraising by 80 companies since March and why retail investors aren’t being allowed to join the party.

They also respond to a listener request on the importance of having a diversified portfolio, and talk to Liontrust’s John Husselbee about how multi-asset funds can play a role in this.

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


Safe haven funds in a crisis, mortgage holidays, the perils of pension withdrawals and inside AJ Bell’s Covid-19 reaction

Apr 16, 2020

In this episode we look at how Absolute Return funds have performed and how you can tell which will be the stable providers of positive returns. We also look at why there is a peak in pension withdrawals and the things you need to look out for before you take a pension income for the first time.

As the number making use of mortgage holidays during Corona-virus hits 1.2m people we talk about what it really costs, and we’re joined by Andy Bell, chief executive of AJ Bell, to talk about how the company has reacted to Covid-19 and the new charitable fund it has launched.

Presented by AJ Bell analysts Laura Suter and Tom Selby


Shares racing higher, how to prepare your finances for a recession, companies doing good and why people are taking out longer mortgages

Apr 09, 2020

This week’s podcast teaches listeners how to prepare for tougher economic times, such as managing debts and getting better deals on savings and insurance.

The team explain why airlines, oil companies and retailers have seen a massive share price surge and what to expect next.

You can also learn how companies and company bosses are doing their bit to help staff, communities and the NHS.

And finally, don’t miss a chat about the property market and why people are extending their mortgage past retirement age.

Presented by Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth and AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter. This week’s guest is David Hollingworth from mortgage broker L&C.


Why banks have got a bad reputation, how fund managers are changing their portfolios to cope with coronavirus, the mortgage market grinds to a halt, and a new wave of scams.

Apr 02, 2020

This week’s podcast gives you the latest insights into how markets are faring, why dividends keep being cancelled, and how fund managers are reshaping portfolios and whether this is good or bad for investors.

Brand Finance’s Declan Ahern joins the show to talk about how banks can try to improve their reputation and the team reveal why the property market is being hit by a lockdown on certain types of mortgage lending. There is also a warning about an elevated number of scams linked to coronavirus relief payments.

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


Central banks to the rescue, stocks bounce back, and the key ways to get help with your finances

Mar 26, 2020

This week’s podcast explains the measures taken by central banks and governments to help markets, businesses and individuals. The team discuss why so many stocks are now rising and what to look for when judging the sustainability of the market recovery.

The podcast also runs through all the help from banks and government on repayments for mortgages, credit cards and loans, accessing savings, childcare costs, and paying your council tax and energy bills during the coronavirus crisis.

This week’s guest is Russ Mould, Investment Director at AJ Bell.

Money & Markets is presented by AJ Bell Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter and Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth


We’ve found some good news on the markets! Sectors in demand, company bosses buying shares, assessing the damage among funds, and shopping for gin

Mar 19, 2020

It’s not all doom and gloom on the stock market. We’ve found a ray of sunshine with a selection of businesses in demand. Discover all in this week’s podcast.

We look at how funds have performed this year including some that have actually gone up in value. You can also find out why more property funds have been suspended and the latest changes to nation’s shopping basket.

Presented by AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst and Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth


Budget special: good news for drinkers, drivers, doctors and children

Mar 12, 2020

This week’s podcast explains the good and bad news in the latest Budget. From pensions and savings to tax allowances, the team cover all the essential points that will impact your personal finances.

Find out about the stocks affected by the Chancellor’s plans including big infrastructure spend, and why higher earners will benefit from big pension changes. The podcast also discusses changes to Junior ISAs, interest rates and sick pay, as well as the surprise absence of changes to inheritance tax in the Budget.

Featuring Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth and AJ Bell Analysts Laura Suter and Tom Selby


The FTSE 350 stocks bucking the market sell-off, Budget preview, getting money back for cancelled travel, and paying in cheques with your phone

Mar 05, 2020

This week’s podcast reveals the stocks rising when everything else is down, and the team talk about managing a pension in a market sell-off.

They discuss what to expect from the forthcoming Budget, and they chat about your chances of getting money back if you decide not to travel.

And for those frustrated with queuing up in a bank branch, help could be on the way via your phone.

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


Stocks and funds being bought after the market sell-off, how we spend money in retirement, and the investment portfolios of ISA millionaires

Feb 28, 2020

This week’s podcast discusses the big decline in global stock markets and where investors have shifted their money. Guest Rachel Vahey from AJ Bell explains how much people are spending on their lifestyles in retirement and how this information could help define pension saving targets.

The team reveal the stocks and funds held by ISA millionaires and they discuss a potential new name to the UK savings market.

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


Scottish Mortgage fund manager on Tesla and Amazon, understanding strange stock market behaviour, Virgin Galactic’s soaring shares, and debating a cashless society

Feb 21, 2020

This week’s podcast has an exclusive interview with James Anderson who runs the £9bn Scottish Mortgage investment fund.

The team also chat about bizarre movements in stocks and gold this year, how Generation X is losing out financially, and why living in a cashless society might not be so good. Finally, discover why premium bond holders won’t be jumping for joy.  

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


Football, fake tan and finance! It’s a podcast special with Lindsell Train fund manager Nick Train who talks about investing in Manchester United, PZ Cussons and Unilever

Feb 13, 2020

This week’s podcast features an exclusive interview with Nick Train whose Lindsell Train business manages £22 billion of investors’ money.

He talks about various big name stocks, why he recently invested in the owner of St.Tropez, the appeal of backing football clubs, and how investors should think when markets are troubled.

Presented by Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth


The tough job of running a China investment fund, Tesla’s runaway share price, digesting the new-look Just Eat, and millions of pounds in unclaimed pension tax relief.

Feb 06, 2020

This week’s podcast chats about how fund managers are reacting to the coronavirus. The team debate why Tesla’s value has doubled in a month, and they consider the challenges ahead for Just Eat following its takeover by Takeaway.com. You can also hear about the large sums of money many people are failing to claim for their pensions and why diamond prices are on the move.

Presented by Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth and AJ Bell Senior Analyst Tom Selby. AJ Bell fund expert Ryan Hughes is this week’s guest.


How pensions and investments have been hit by the coronavirus, Woodford refund time, everything you need to know about infrastructure investments and ISAs versus SIPPs

Jan 31, 2020

This week’s podcast looks at the impact of the major health incident on stocks and commodities. The team also explain why Woodford investors may not be too pleased with their first batch of income fund refunds.

Dan and Laura to talk to Premier Miton fund manager James Smith about everything to do with infrastructure investments. Tom and Dan also chat about the difference between ISAs and SIPPs for people taking an income from their investments in retirement.

Presented by Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth, AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter and AJ Bell’s Senior Analyst Tom Selby


The property debate: who had it easier between baby boomers and millennials? Plus Marks & Spencer's huge problem and a top fund manager on the outlook for UK stocks.

Jan 23, 2020

This week’s podcast chats about getting on the housing ladder and the low number of self-employed people with pension savings. The team also consider the big challenges facing Marks & Spencer as a business and they talk to Laura Foll from Janus Henderson about why she thinks 2020 is looking good to own UK companies.

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


Investing in all things vegan, a big change to cash savings accounts and the UK funds that have soared since the general election

Jan 16, 2020

This week’s podcast explores how to invest in vegan-related companies. The team look at proposals to shake up easy access cash interest rates, and they explain why funds that invest in UK smaller companies have shone in the past month.

There is also your usual update on the key movers and shakers on the stock market and the latest topical personal finance news.

Presented by Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth and AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter. This week’s guest is Anna Bowes, co-founder of Savings Champion.


Supermarkets’ Christmas battle, big tech trends, financial New Year’s resolutions and a decade of spending habits

Jan 09, 2020

This week we’re talking about the latest events on the stock market including how Morrisons and Sainsbury’s reported on Christmas trading and how Greggs is thriving.

Discover fund managers’ favourite places in the tech space and find out how the podcast team got on with their New Year’s financial resolutions. There is also a chat about how our shopping baskets have changed over the past 10 years.

AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter and Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth are joined by Steven Frazer, Shares’ News Editor


The big money and markets events of the year, why Sports Direct has gone all posh and it’s festive quiz time.

Dec 18, 2019

The team reflect on the big news affecting savers and investors in 2019 including underperforming fund managers, the rise of ESG, divergent paths in tobacco and how billion-dollar unicorns didn’t all gallop ahead.

Find out why the post-general election rally of UK stocks has gone into reverse and enjoy a lively debate about Sports Direct’s efforts to go upmarket.

Finally don’t miss a fantastic quiz about Neil Woodford’s horse habits and the careers of FTSE 100 bosses among many other topics.

Presented by Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth and AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter. This week’s guest is Russ Mould, Investment Director at AJ Bell.


How the General Election result affects your money and investments

Dec 13, 2019

Listen to our special podcast on how stock markets reacted to the Conservative election victory and what the political party has planned for personal finances and pensions.

AJ Bell Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter and Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth are joined by Tom Selby, Senior Analyst at AJ Bell.


The big personal finance changes coming to you in 2020, this year’s hot metal and is value investing back in fashion?

Dec 12, 2019

Discover the latest news on the UK and US stock markets, why palladium’s rally is driving theft of catalytic converters and find out how new rules could impact our wallets next year.

The team also catch up with Investec fund manager Alastair Mundy to learn why he likes banking stocks and for his take on the value investing revival.

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


Investing in Coca-Cola, M&G’s fund problem, the changing world of property and giving money for Christmas

Dec 06, 2019

The team chat about the latest events on global stock markets, the challenges facing Coca-Cola and why M&G has suspended dealing in one of its funds.

They also bring in a property expert to explain how commercial landlords are coping with struggling tenants and why there are still bright spots in the property market.

Presented by AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter and Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth. This week’s guest is James Woodard, a director at property consultant Hartnell Taylor Cook.


Using a Lifetime ISA to help buy a house, the great fund liquidity debate and clampdown on mini bonds

Nov 29, 2019

This week the team answer your first-time buyer questions and how to get more from Lifetime ISAs. They talk about whether you should be worried about liquidity in investment funds and why you may see fewer adverts for mini bonds. There is also an update on the UK and US stock markets and a look at the key movers and shakers.
 
Presented by Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth and AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter. This week’s guest is Ryan Hughes from AJ Bell’s investment team.

NHS pension breakthrough, best and worst performing retail shares, Fevertree’s ups and downs, VCT season and the National Lottery’s big birthday

Nov 21, 2019

The podcast explains why doctors are smiling about their pensions, how investors could have made or lost a lot of money on retailers, and why Fevertree’s shares have just experienced a very unusual movement.

The team also explain why venture capital trusts are growing in popularity and they celebrate 25 years of the National Lottery.

AJ Bell Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter and Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth are joined by Tom Selby, Senior Analyst at AJ Bell.


Investing in gold, betting on stocks, the Singles Day and Black Friday phenomena, and solving money problems with a financial life coach

Nov 14, 2019

Dan and Laura discuss how investors have piled into gold tracker funds, only for the metal price to then drop. They also examine a new high-risk way of seeking turbo-charged returns from certain stocks.

The team chat about the phenomena of Singles Day, Black Friday and other major sales events. And don’t miss an interview with financial life coach Simonne Gnessen about the benefits of talking about money.

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


PPI windfalls, the challenges facing McDonald’s and secret savings

Nov 08, 2019

This week Laura and Dan talk about how to use any windfall from PPI compensation claims to boost your savings and investment or reduce your debt. They discuss the sacking of McDonald’s boss and how that might impact the fast food company’s growth plans. And they talk to financial adviser Anna Sofat about how a large number of people don’t tell their partner about their secret savings.

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


How the general election could impact your finances, improving financial education in schools and the US stock market hits new record high

Oct 31, 2019

Don’t miss this bumper podcast where Dan and Tom discuss the potential impact of a Conservative or Labour election victory on your money. Find out what’s driving the US market to a new high and discover the lengths one investor is going to shame a company.

The big debate in this week’s podcast is children’s attitude to money and how schools need to improve financial education. We’re joined by 11-year-old Daisy who gives her thoughts on saving and spending, and Carl Clark from charity MyBnk explains how schools and parents can get more involved in teaching children essential money management skills.

Presented by Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth and AJ Bell’s Senior Analyst Tom Selby


How to talk to your partner about money, and pay rises for pensioners

Oct 25, 2019

This week we talk to a counsellor about how to talk to your partner about your finances - without it turning into an argument and why pensioners are getting a pay rise next year. 

AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter and AJ Bell’s Senior Analyst Tom Selby are joined by Peter Saddington, Counsellor at Relate.


Woodford’s dramatic 24 hours, soaring UK stocks and how people spend their pension money

Oct 16, 2019

Don’t miss Laura and Dan on how fund manager Neil Woodford’s empire has crumbled. They explain what the latest twists mean for investors in his funds and when they might be able to get their money back. They also debate what the future could hold for him.

Discover why we’ve just had a preview for how stocks could behave on a better-than-expected Brexit outcome. And find out how we’re all spending our money in retirement with the result of a fascinating study into pensions.

AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter and Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth are joined this week by AJ Bell Senior Technical Consultant Rachel Vahey


The Greta Thunberg approach to investing, Barclays’ beef with the Post Office and first year joy for Fundsmith’s Smithson

Oct 10, 2019

This week the team debate why everyone is talking about ethical investing opportunities (and why this also falls under the labels of environmental, ESG and sustainability). Discover why Barclays has come under fire for its anti-Post Office plans and check out the secrets of the Fundsmith display cabinet in our visit to meet Smithson’s fund managers.

AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter and Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth are joined this week by Chris Foster, an Investment Manager at fund group Liontrust.


How Brexit could impact your investments, attitudes to risk, new twist on fund suspensions and Peloton’s stock market flop

Oct 03, 2019

This week the team look at how different Brexit scenarios could impact stocks and shares. Find out how financial advisers determine someone’s risk appetite and how that relates to spending and investing money.

Discover new proposals which could see an increase in the number of funds being suspended; and find out why Peloton’s shares have pedalled backwards on the stock market.

Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth and AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter are joined by Anna Sofat, founder of Addidi Wealth


Thomas Cook collapse, lack of new investment trusts, savings accounts that pay zilch and a cheeky way to make money from Monzo

Sep 26, 2019

Welcome to season 2 of the podcast with a bumper episode on all things money and markets-related.

The team chat about the demise of Thomas Cook and what it means for shareholders and customers. Find out why so few investment trusts have joined the stock market this year; and discover the savings accounts paying you next to nothing.

We also have a great story about an entrepreneurial person cashing in on Monzo’s popularity.

AJ Bell’s Personal Finance Analyst Laura Suter and Shares’ Editor Daniel Coatsworth are joined this week by Annabel Brodie-Smith, Communications Director at the Association of Investment Companies.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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.


Property funds shake-up, BP’s dividend cut, pensions slashed and Woodford saga update

Aug 06, 2020

This week we look at huge changes afoot for property funds, the weird reaction to BP’s big dividend cut, why we’re all paying less death tax and why people took less money out of their pensions so far this year. We’ve also got a little update on the ongoing saga of Woodford’s fund.

Presented by Laura Suter and Tom Selby from AJ Bell, and this week’s guest is Simon Molica from AJ Bell.


UK recession figures, savings for children rocket, pension worries and debt crackdown

Aug 13, 2020

This week we look at the mass of big economic data that’s come out in the past week and what it means for individuals. We also talk about why savings for children have shot up in lockdown, how much you should really be saving in your pension and why the regulator is getting tough on payday lenders.

We also chat to AJ Bell’s Russ Mould about the big market trends of the past week and the surprise winning stock market so far this year.

Presented by Laura Suter and Tom Selby from AJ Bell.


Windfall for 18-year olds, US stock market record high, hospitality sector challenges, UK property market surge and what’s on fund managers’ minds

Aug 20, 2020

This week’s podcast discusses how the first batch of child trust funds are about to mature, and Dan and Laura also discuss the initial impact of Government support to help pubs and restaurants.

Discover why everyone’s getting excited about the UK property market and what’s happening with sales and rental prices.

There is a chat about how fund managers are currently feeling, and what we can learn from the latest UK credit card figures. In this week’s market news, find out why US stocks are surging ahead, what’s going on with Marks & Spencer and why there is more good news with dividends from UK stocks.

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


The return of IPOs and takeovers, why Apple and Tesla are doing the splits, options for mortgage holidays and pension scams on the rise

Aug 27, 2020

This week’s podcast explains why the market is braced for a wave of corporate deals. Dan and Laura chat about Ant which could potentially be the largest ever IPO fundraise, they talk about the names headed for the stock market, and takeover rumours currently doing the rounds.

Discover why Apple and Tesla shareholders will soon find they own a lot more shares, and what the UK financial regulator is telling mortgage lenders to do with regards to payment holidays.

Tom Selby joins the show to talk pension scams and there’s a discussion on the prospects of another challenger bank launch.

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


Tax reforms, avoiding corporate insolvency, resuming earnings guidance, and why the return to schools and offices matters to investors

Sep 03, 2020

This week’s podcast revisits the topic of raising taxes to pay for Covid support and how the possible changes would affect us. Julie Palmer from Begbies Traynor explains the troubles facing UK businesses and what they can do to avoid insolvency.

Dan explains why companies are starting to resume earnings guidance and why this is important for investors. He also looks at how a change in Japanese prime minister might affect markets, Tesla’s fundraising plans and Saga’s white knight.

Finally, the podcast considers how the return to school and the office will affect certain sectors.

Presented by Shares’ Editor Dan Coatsworth and AJ Bell’s Senior Analyst Tom Selby


The brains behind one of the best performing funds, controversial view on savings rates and why The Hut’s stock market debut is getting everyone excited

Sep 10, 2020

Join us for a chat with Andrew Vaughan from Free Spirit Fund who explains how his performance has beaten so many other funds.

Dan and Tom discuss the recent US market sell-off, companies getting back on their feet after a difficult 2020, and they ask if businesses that benefited from lockdown measures could now find it harder going.

E-commerce group The Hut is about to join the UK stock market, so the podcast considers why everyone is excited about the business and some glaring red flags with the story.

Do you agree that interest rates are less important when it comes to savings? Find out about why one bank has caused a stir with a new product. There is also a look at news from Royal Mail and the latest mortgage figures.

Presented by Dan Coatsworth and Tom Sieber from AJ Bell and Shares


Is Snowflake the next big tech stock? Debt fears around buy now, pay later; and this year’s 10-baggers

Sep 18, 2020

Warren Buffett and Snoop Dogg have backed Snowflake and other investors will soon get their chance as the tech business and Amazon challenger heads to the stock market. Listen to this podcast to find out why Snowflake is getting everyone excited.

Greatland Gold has become the sixth London-listed stock this year to see its price rise 10-fold. Dan chats about 10-baggers as part of this week’s review of the markets, which also includes G4S, M&A fever and the latest insight into how fund managers are thinking.

Tom explains the importance of New Look’s restructuring plans and why it has property owners shaking in their boots.

And the pair explores the meteoric rise of Klarna and buy now, pay later and how this service raises the risk of young adults getting into debt.

Presented by AJ Bell’s Dan Coatsworth and Shares’ Deputy Editor Tom Sieber. This week’s guest is Steve Frazer, News Editor at Shares.


AIM inheritance tax benefit fears, investors revert to lockdown market playbook, potential good news on insurance prices, NS&I’s big rate cut and exploring negative interest rates

Sep 24, 2020

This week’s podcast explores the tax benefits of putting money into certain AIM stocks and how any meddling by the Government on the rules could have a catastrophic impact on the junior stock market. Joining Dan and Tom to talk about this subject is Philip Harrison, a tax consultant from The Wilkes Partnership.

Fears over another nationwide lockdown have driven investors to flock to the same stocks that did well earlier this year. The podcast reveals the UK stocks which investors have been chasing over the past week.

There have been some brutal cuts to savings rates for NS&I products, so the podcast asks whether savers will stay put or look elsewhere. It also explores the concept of negative interest rates and whether it could happen in the UK.

Finally, Dan has some potential good news for people with home or car insurance, while Tom reveals new data on consumer finance habits six months after lockdown first began in the UK.

Presented by Shares’ Editor Dan Coatsworth and AJ Bell’s Senior Analyst Tom Selby