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Simon Rose

Motley Fool Money: An Economist Walks into a Brothel

Simon Rose
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: An Economist Walks into a Brothel
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: A federal judge orders Elon Musk and the SEC to put on their “reasonableness pants"; Tradeweb pops on its IPO; Amazon’s ad business gains on Google; And Burger King introduces an Impossible Whopper. Analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss these stories and weigh in on the latest from Constellation Brands, Disney, and Teladoc. Plus, Allison Schrager shares some insights from her book, An Economist Walks Into A Brothel: And Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk.
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Chris Hill, Andy Cross, Jason Moser, Allison Schrager


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Is the 8% return on your 'savings' really just a complex fraud?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Is the 8% return on your 'savings' really just a complex fraud?
As we fast approach one fifth of the way through the 21st century, the world of finance is modernising in ways that would have been unimaginable a few years ago. And not always in a good way. The language of ‘savings’ has evolved to the point of dishonesty and even fraud. On this week’s podcast editor Simon Lambert and reporter George Nixon join host Georgie Frost to look at fancy new Innovative Finance Isas, at savings products that claim to offer 8% returns and to be protected by the official savings watchdog but are in fact risky investments – and the fraud investigation at London Capital and Finance, where thousands of ‘savers’ lost millions of pounds. Simon guides listeners through the dark side of mini bonds and the complex web of companies that savers’ money was poured into at LC and F before it collapsed owing £236m. The City watchdog supposedly overseeing the company is also now being investigated . On a cheerier note, George explains how teenagers are able to invest on the stock market and how easy it can be to get started, plus a couple of new free share dealing services, an old-fashioned holiday trap and whether insurance companies would pay out if your flash car crash is on video and on social media.
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Simon Lambert, George Nixon


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Matt Dickson

Policy Matters: How can economists help the Dept. of Health and Social Care?

Matt Dickson
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Policy Matters

Policy Matters: How can economists help the Dept. of Health and Social Care?
In this episode of Policy Matters, hosts Matt Dickson and Franz Buscha talk to Carol Propper, Professor of Economics at Imperial College London and a former Senior Economic Advisor to the NHS Executive on Regulation of the NHS Internal Market. We might not immediately think of economists when we think about healthcare, but Carol explains how economists can help with the design of a healthcare system that will produce the health outcomes that we would all want, taking into account the incentives faced by the various people and institutions involved. Matt, Franz and Carol discuss socio-economic inequalities in health and their relationship with healthcare before Carol gives us her prescription for the NHS and looks ahead to how future research might help improve healthcare in this country.
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Carol Propper


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Simon Rose

Motley Fool Answers: The Aging Workforce - The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown

Simon Rose
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Motley Fool Answers

 Motley Fool Answers: The Aging Workforce - The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown
Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. In this week's show, Morgan Housel from the Collaborative Fund join the team to talk about the aging workforce and the impact it could have on global economic growth, your wallet, and your portfolio.
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Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp, Morgan Housel


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Simon Rose

Motley Fool Money: We Have Lyft-Off!

Simon Rose
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: We Have Lyft-Off!
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: Lyft rises in its public markets debut; Wells Fargo makes a change at the top; Lululemon hits a new high. Analysts Aaron Bush, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser discuss those stories and dig into the latest from McCormick, Blackberry, and Restoration Hardware, as well as surprising e-commerce news. Plus, Motley Fool media analyst Tim Beyers reviews Apple’s big event and discusses Google, Microsoft, and the future of gaming.
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Chris Hill


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: ISA special

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: ISA special
This is Money in partnership with NS&I. Host Georgie Frost and Editor Simon Lambert are joined by assistant editor Lee Boyce for an ISA special. With the clock ticking on Brexit and the tax year, now is the time to sort your ISA or pension. However, you may already be too late as some banks and building societies have already pulled their market-leaders. Saying that, Lee has still manage to find his top cash picks for 2019. Plus Simon helps you how to get started on investing in an ISA and how to choose the best (and cheapest) SIPP. The team call in the experts to give their last minute fund ideas and they tackle the B-word – Brexit- and it’s potential impact on your money, especially older savers.
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Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce


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Ed Bowsher

The Big Call: Smart Beta performance and more!

Ed Bowsher
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The Big Call

The Big Call: Smart Beta performance and more!
Ed Bowsher finds out more about smart beta investing – passive funds that can follow particular investment strategies such as value or momentum. He speaks to Adam Laird, Head of ETF strategy at Lyxor and Steve Goldin, Managing Partner at Parala Capital. Steve gives the rundown on recent Smart Beta performance and also looks at how smart beta ETFs that look similar may actually be very different.
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Adam Laird, Steve Goldin


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Simon Rose

Motley Fool Answers: March Winds Mailbag

Simon Rose
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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: March Winds Mailbag
Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. In this week's show, they answer questions about tax optimization with asset location, gifting stock, how to help parents catch up for retirement, and more.
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Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp


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Simon Rose

Motley Fool Money: Is Bigger Better for Disney?

Simon Rose
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Is Bigger Better for Disney?
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: Disney completes the Fox deal; Levi’s makes a successful return to the public markets; Biogen suffers a big setback; And Nike slips on earnings. Analysts Emily Flippen, Jim Mueller, and Jason Moser discuss those stories and dig into news from CVS Health and Papa John’s. Plus, Lakehouse Capital Chief Investment Officer Joe Magyer talks about Google’s new game and shares some Australian stock ideas.
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Chris Hill, Emily Flippen, Jim Mueller, Jason Moser, Joe Magyer


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: With gas boilers set to be banned in new builds, what will power our homes in the future?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: With gas boilers set to be banned in new builds, what will power our homes in the future?
The Government wants to scrap gas boilers in new homes by 2025 – but what are the viable alternatives? And how much will they cost? This week, This is Money editor Simon Lambert, reporter Grace Gausden and host Georgie Frost explore the options. And on the energy theme, you can now ask Alexa: when will my electricity bills be cheapest? Energy company Octopus has teamed up with Amazon, the creator of Alexa, and will pay customers to use electricity at off-peak periods. Sound too good to be true? We also talk 'dumb' smart meters and reveal which energy firm we're leaving en masse... Plus the team teach you the tips of the successful haggle as it emerges which telecoms giants are easiest to bargain with.
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Simon Lambert, Grace Gausden


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