This US election campaign has been unlike any other, and the result is too close to call. But how will this election change the shape of future campaigns? To find out more, US political historian Professor Jonathan Bell, Director of the Institute of the Americas at University College London, joined Share Radio to look at the kind of precedent the last 18 months has set in terms of campaign procedure.
They call it the presidential cycle of stock market investing, in which gains during the fourth year of a US President's term are greater than the other three combined. But is this cycle a trader myth or a tried-and-tested investment model? Matt Cox spoke with Colin Ciezsynski, Chief Market Analyst at CMC Markets, to find out.
Between 11am and 12 UK time, polling stations around the United States will open to conclude one of the most controversial and dramatic presidential battles in history. Share Radio's Colin Bloom is in Florida, and he spoke to us about whether the polls have anything to do with this election being described as "The Brexit of the US".
Federal Reserve officials have been meeting over the past two days and later we'll learn the result of their deliberations. It's widely predicted they will leave short-term interest rates unchanged, and indicate they remain on track to raise them in December. But how strongly will they signal their intentions just a week before the US elections? Kully Samra, Managing Director at Charles Schwab, joined Share Radio to offer his view.
The countdown to Black Friday has begun. It’s the day when stores offer big discounts, and it has become one of the top shopping events of the year, both in the US and UK. But it's divided opinion, not just among customers but firms too, with many saying the real damage is being done to small businesses. IMRG and Barclaycard have released a new report on how SME's can maximise their Black Friday takings, and Matt Cox has been hearing from Barclaycard's Head of Small Business, Greg Liset.
The latest US non-farm payroll figures are released later. With a looming presidential election and uncertainty in some global markets, what will the figures reveal, and what impact will it have on the UK and a weak Sterling? Matt Cox spoke to Michael Hewson, Chief Market Analyst at CMC Markets, to find out more.
Welcome to This is Money, the show and podcast, presented in partnership with NS&I. This week, editor Simon Lambert is away, so Share Radio's Georgie Frost is teaming up with Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard Straus and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce to dive into the biggest money stories this week. And this week, it seems all the Brexit Doom-and-Gloom might have been all for nought, as OECD figures show Briton's are weathering the storm nicely. But don't breathe out just yet, as we take a close look at economic evaluations, models and predictors. Are they worth the time? We'll find out. And the banks aren't feeling too comfortable with this news, as they slash valuation terms in preparation for a housing slump. We'll also be looking at one of the crown jewels of the last budget losing it's shine, and we'll find out just how susceptible to a nudge you might be.
NS&I is presented by Georgie Frost, in partnership with NS&I
Welcome to This is Money, presented in partnership with NS&I. On this episode we're seeing the quicksand deepening for savers, as another base rate cut looms, and savings rates plummet through the floor. Bad news especially those under 30, the so-called Millenials or YOLO Generation. But is it their fault they know so little about money, and have even less hope for the future? We'll also be looking at some spare change that could bring you a mint, critical illness insruance that doesn't necessarily cover you for critical illnesses, and the greatest weapon in the fight against scammers: Information.
This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost, in partnership with NS&I
With economic growth set to propel more than 90% of the world's population into the so-called "consumer class" by 2020, a new report from HSBC Commercial Banking suggests companies should start preparing today to meet the wants and needs of tomorrow's customer.
The co-author of that report Paul Flatters, from futures consultancy Trajectory, joined the Morning Money team to talk about the research.