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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Is investing instead of saving worth the risk?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Is investing instead of saving worth the risk?
Should you save cash and accept low interest rates, or invest and take the risk that you could lose money? This is the perennial dilemma for those with some money to set aside, who are looking to build their wealth. And it’s not been made easier by a rollercoaster 20 years. Since the turn of the millennium, we’ve had three hefty stock market crashes, but we’ve also had the past decade of historically low interest rates. In response to paltry savings rates, more people have been encouraged to invest in shares for a better return, but the coronavirus crash has left the UK’s flagship stock market index, the FTSE 100, below its level on 31 December 1999, and burnt the fingers of many recent investors. So, is it worth investing, or should you just stick with the relative stability of cash? On this episode of the This is Money podcast, Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce and Georgie Frost look at our exclusive statistics on who is investing, who is bowing out of the market, and what the new generation of younger investors are doing. They also dive back into the question asked last week: how long do you need to invest for to avoid losing money? With some charts and data sent through to the team by Duncan Lamont, head of research and analytics at Schroders, they compare how putting money into either cash or the stockmarket fared over the past 150 years against inflation – and what the likelihood was of losing money over varying time periods. The team also look at what might happen next to house prices after the coronavirus lockdown put the property market into a deep freeze. Simon dives into the varying predictions of how much property prices could fall – and the bullish suggestion of one estate agent that it’ll all be fine. And finally, we discuss the businesses that we spoke to this week who are fighting veteran insurer Hiscox, because they believed they should be covered against coronavirus with policies that cite infectious or contagious disease… but it says they are not.
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Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce


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Motley Fool Answers: Financial Help - Where to Get It. How to Give it

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Motley Fool Answers: Financial Help - Where to Get It. How to Give it
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, Dann Albright from The Ascent joins the team to share the many places you can receive or give financial relief during the coronavirus crisis.
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Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp


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Motley Fool Money: Rising Unemployment, Rising Investor Optimism

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Motley Fool Money: Rising Unemployment, Rising Investor Optimism
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: More than 5 million more Americans file for unemployment as the monthly total surpasses 22 million; Abbott Labs gets a boost on optimism over its coronavirus testing; Gilead Sciences gets a boost on optimism over its coronavirus treatment; Procter & Gamble reports its biggest U.S. sales gain in decades; Amazon hits an all-time high; Comcast launches a preview of its Peacock streaming service; And Verizon buys BlueJeans Network, a videoconferencing company. Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Ron Gross discuss those stories, take stock in the banking and airline industries, and weigh in on some dividend hikes. Plus, the guys share a few stocks on their radar: Spotify and CRISPR Therapeutics. And Okta co-founder and COO Frederic Kerrest talks cloud-based security software, password protection, and misconceptions about entrepreneurs.
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Chris Hill


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: How bad will recession be and what will recovery look like?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: How bad will recession be and what will recovery look like?
The economic destruction of the coronavirus crash was laid bare in reports from the Office of Budget Responsibility and IMF this week. Lockdown has already wiped £50billion off the UK economy and is costing the nation £2billion a day, said the OBR. Meanwhile, the IMF warned the global economy would take the biggest hit since the Great Depression in the 1930s, with advanced economies shrinking 6.1% this year and developing countries by 1%. But although the OBR forecast an astonishing 35% slump in UK output in the second quarter of this year - with a three-month lockdown - the other side of its chart showed a substantial bounce-back. What will we need to do for that recovery to happen – and what will it look like? On this week’s podcast, Simon Lambert and Georgie Frost look at the reports on the economic impact of Covid-19 and at the potential bounce back, along with which sectors and businesses could seize the day when it comes. They also discuss the big tech firms that have benefitted from lockdowns and working from home around the world. The lofty valuations of these companies marked the top of the previous stock market boom, but their shares have fared better than most in the coronavirus crash. Can the FAANG stocks (and Tesla) pick up where they left off? And finally, investors are told to think long-term with the minimum investment period traditionally cited as five years. But have the events of the past 21 years on the stock market shown that now we need to think in decades instead?
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Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce


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Motley Fool Answers: 5 Common Investor Questions [Mostly] Answered

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Motley Fool Answers: 5 Common Investor Questions [Mostly] Answered
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, Motley Fool contributor Brian Feroldi joins the team to talk about the most common questions he’s hearing from individual investors amidst the financial fallout of COVID-19. Have we hit the bottom of the market? Should I buy airline stocks?... and more.
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Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp, Brian Feroldi


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Motley Fool Money: The New Future of Education

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Motley Fool Money: The New Future of Education
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: The Fed announces a new $2.3 trillion program to boost the economy; Another 6.6 million Americans file for unemployment; Shares of Zoom Video fall on security concerns; And Disney+ surpasses 50 million subscribers. Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Emily Flippen discuss those stories, weigh in on the future of retail, and share some spring cleaning tips for investors. Emily and Jason share two stocks on their radar: Kura Sushi and Wayfair. Plus, 2U CEO and co-founder Chip Paucek talks about the future of education and offers up some advice for graduates. Other stocks discussed include Costco, Nordstrom, Ulta Beauty, and Walmart.
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Chris Hill


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: The looking for good news episode

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: The looking for good news episode
It can be tough to find good news at the moment but on this special Easter podcast we go looking for some. And amid the coronavirus gloom, there are some good news stories to tell, from how Britain has adapted to working from home, to the appreciation shown to our valued frontline workers and NHS staff, and those volunteering to help others. On the podcast, Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce and Georgie Frost discuss this and tell the stories of some of the small businesses that have been sought opportunity in adversity. From the pub doing meals and pints to go, to the garden centre that has stared delivering and the milkman who has seen business boom, these are inspiring stories of entrepreneurial spirit and helping out the local community. The team also reveal how you can visit the world from the comfort of your sofa – it’s not a real holiday but you can at least do some sight-seeing. Meanwhile, Lee goes on the trail of the apps keeping us social in the lockdown: from Slack at work, to Zoom video chats, and Houseparty fooling around with friends, which are the ones worth trying? And finally, if you are feeling really brave maybe you could peruse a cheap French manor house while you are stuck at home and weigh up your own move to a chateau.
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Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce


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Motley Fool Answers: Why You Should Care About the CARES Act

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Motley Fool Answers: Why You Should Care About the CARES Act
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, Bro outlines eight provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security Act that may fortify your finances for the coming year.
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Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: $350 Billion and 10 Million

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Money: $350 Billion and 10 Million
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: The Federal Government launches a $350 billion small business lending program; Over 10 million Americans file for unemployment; Oil stocks rise; Constellation Brands serves up big earnings; And Luckin Coffee plummets on fraud allegations. Motley Fool analysts Ron Gross and Jason Moser discuss those stories and talk about what to look for when reading a balance sheet. And the guys share a couple of stocks on their radar: Costco and Domino’s. Plus, food and beverage industry analyst David Henkes talks about the government stimulus and the future of the restaurant business. The Motley Fool is donating $1 million to Health Research Incorporated, which is managing New York State’s COVID-19 response fund. To contribute, go to donate.fool.com.
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Chris Hill


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Motley Fool Answers: March On Mailbag

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Motley Fool Answers: March On 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 the team is social distancing but still dispensing answers to your questions about investing and keeping your financial goals on track amidst record volatility.
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Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp


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