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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: GameStop, meme stocks and Reddit investing

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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: GameStop, meme stocks and Reddit investing
Russ Mould, Investment Director of A J Bell, looks at the recent frenzied buying of heavily shorted shares such as GameStop by retail investors, using Reddit as an information exchange. Causing severe problems for some short-selling hedge funds and attracting the attention of the American regulatory authorities, he points out possible pitfalls and suggests some questions investors should ask themselves before even thinking of participating.
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Russ Mould


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The Business of Film: All In - The Fight For Democracy, The Vanished & Persian Lessons

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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: All In - The Fight For Democracy, The Vanished & Persian Lessons
With box office shutters still firmly closed, James Cameron-Wilson looks at the top "proper" musicals of all time. Despite reservations, he feels All In: The Fight For Democracy about being denied the right to vote is a documentary worth watching (Amazon). He had fun with The Vanished, starring Anne Heche and Thomas Jane, even though he feels it's a poor movie (Netflix) He was fascinated and impressed by the Belarus production Persian Lessons, based on a true story about a Jewish man in a concentration camp pretending to be Persian.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Gadgets & Gizmos: The end of Flash, problems living in Plymouth Hoe & chili spicing up solar cells

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The end of Flash, problems living in Plymouth Hoe & chili spicing up solar cells
Steve Caplin, Share Radio's tech guru, on the latest achievements of Apple and Space X. He says "good riddance" to Flash, the end of which caused Chinese train problems, discusses the latest developments in TV from CES, tries not to chortle at Facebook banning those who live in Plymouth Hoe, admires a student-style hotplate, longs for a new escape room in a box and explains how solar cells are made more efficient with a dash of chili!
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Steve Caplin


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The Bigger Picture: America under Biden and should the UK be preparing for the next pandemic?

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: America under Biden and should the UK be preparing for the next pandemic?
Political commentator Mike Indian looks at what we might expect in America under President Joe Biden. Will he be able to heal the massive divisions in the USA and what is the future for both political parties in the post-Trump era? With the UK's vaccine rollout proceeding apace, he considers whether more thought should be given to the little-discussed drawbacks of lockdown. He also wonders if the UK ought to prepare for tackling any future pandemics.
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Mike Indian


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Electric batteries, night vision cameras & highlights of the CES

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Electric batteries, night vision cameras & highlights of the CES
Steve Caplin, Share Radio's technology editor, looks back at the early days of Wikipedia. He discusses two leaps forward in electric battery science, hopes for making night vision cameras smaller, the council that turned down £55m to find a hard drive, an app that failed to make a customised face mask and a smart bike light. He also looks at some of his favourite CES gizmos including a gamer's facemask, a vacuum that empties while charging, an ice-cream maker and a sat nav for the blind.
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Steve Caplin


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The Business of Film: Athlete A, I'm Your Woman & Outside The Wire

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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Athlete A, I'm Your Woman & Outside The Wire
With UK cinemas closed, James Cameron-Wilson looks at the worldwide box office numbers so far for 2021. For review, he picks hotly-tipped Netflix documentary Athlete A, about the treatment and abuse of young female American athletes. He admires fresh crime drama I'm Your Woman, starring Rachel Brosnahan. And he is fascinated by futuristic sci-fi thriller Outside The Wire. He also celebrate the restoration of Agatha Christie's favourite cinema, The Paignton Picture House, the first purpose-built cinema in Europe.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: Boardroom diversity, M&A activity & restored dividends

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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: Boardroom diversity, M&A activity & restored dividends
Russ Mould, investment director of A J Bell, uses the arrival of Jette Nygaard-Andersen at the helm of Entain to examine the current state of diversity in top UK boardrooms. He wonders whether recent M&A activity could tell us anything about the current valuation of shares. And he celebrates the restoration of dividend payments from several companies and asks whether this will help to support the market.
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Russ Mould


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The Bigger Picture: The coming reckoning for social media, science in the pandemic & the Strong Horse Theory

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The coming reckoning for social media, science in the pandemic & the Strong Horse Theory
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University believes a coming reckoning for social media will be accelerated by the events in America's Capitol Building. He asks what the pandemic tells us about the evolution of science and how Britain has improved its early poor performance in the response to Covid-19. And he looks at the significance of the Strong Horse Theory in Political Science, particularly with regard to Keir Starmer and Labour and possibly Donald Trump too.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Gadgets & Gizmos: 2 guesses away from losing a fortune, a pet portal & Musk brings broadband to the UK

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: 2 guesses away from losing a fortune, a pet portal & Musk brings broadband to the UK
Share Radio's technology editor Steve Caplin marks the anniversary not only of the word "robot" but also of the first woman being sawed in half. He reveals the most-edited Wikipedia pages and Elon Musk's plans for bringing broadband to the remoter areas of the UK. He informs us of a sophisticated and expensive pet entry system as well as a robot that keeps pets occupied, along with a bird feeder with facial recognition. From the online CES he highlights a transparent computer screen, AR glasses with 5 virtual displays and a wellness lavatory.
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Steve Caplin


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The Business of Film: Netflix's push into movie-making, Pieces of a Woman & One Night in Miami

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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Netflix's push into movie-making, Pieces of a Woman & One Night in Miami
With no cinemas open in the UK, James Cameron-Wilson looks at the news that Netflix is to move into movie-making in a big way, announcing a slate of 70 films featuring some major star names. He reviews one of Netflix's big hopes for awards glory, Pieces of a Woman starring our own Vanessa Kirby as well as One Night in Miami, a fictionalised account of an amazing night in American history. He also looks at the nominations for their awards just announced by the London Film Critics Circle.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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