The contrast in wealth distribution between key regions and countries around the world is as stark as ever. In this commentary, using analysis in the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Databook, we look at the convergence we need to achieve in order to help encourage a more egalitarian form of global capitalism. The music accompanying this episode is The Nexus Riddim by Konrad OldMoney
Sanctions go on a whole lot easier than they come off. Daniel Yergin is the Vice Chairman of S&P Global and the author of “The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations". He’s been studying Russia's and China’s roles in the global energy markets for decades, and shares the implications of Russia becoming an unreliable oil and gas supplier in Europe. In this conversation with Motley Fool Senior Analyst Ben Ra, Yergin discusses Russia’s economic relationship with China, the role of shale for US energy independence, and supply chain obstacles for wide-spread electric vehicle adoption. Plus, bonus resources: Investing in Energy Stocks - https://www.fool.com/investing/stock-market/market-sectors/energy/
Investing in Copper Stocks - https://www.fool.com/investing/stock-market/market-sectors/materials/metal-stocks/copper-stocks/
It's the time of year when we are urged to put our money into an Isa or pension, but faced with the choice which should you pick? After all, most of us don't have the £52,000 needed to max out both (£20,000 into an Isa and £32,000 into a pension plus the £8,000 tax relief added). So, we must make a decision: take the upfront tax relief of a pension and that lovely boost to the money you pay in, but not be able to get the cash until at least age 55, or opt for the tax-free gains of an ISA and its flexibility, but no contribution booster. Georgie Frost and Simon Lambert look at the perks of each, where the drawbacks are and how you can make an informed decision. Plus, is the Lifetime ISA a better option for your hard-earned cash? Also, they discuss the child benefit mess and how many mums are missing our on vital state pension credits, whether Chase's bank account is now Britain's best, and how to work out if buying an expensive electric car might save you money.
Adam Cox is joined by Alexa Polidoro, founder of online French learning school, Learn French with Alexa, for French Language Day to learn some French, and discover some key phrases of the language. Alexa describes what her online French learning school provides, and how it works, in addition to explaining some of the big advantages of learning French in today's society. https://learnfrenchwithalexa.com/
Adam Cox is joined by Hannah Bellamy, managing director of the charity, charity: water, live from the 'Pledge Float' parading from Tower Bridge for World Water Day. Hannah explains what's going on today on the streets of London, and what the charity is hoping to achieve from the parade. She also discusses the current water crisis, and the positive things the charity are doing to help people get access to safe and clean water. www.charitywater.org
Adam Cox is joined by the Mayor of San Francisco, London Breed, and the CEO of the San Francisco Tourism Association, Joe D'Alessandro, to discuss how San Francisco has embraced outdoor urbanism, making use of outdoor spaces for community hubs and meeting areas. They explain how the city's outdoor dining spaces have flourished, in spite of the colder climate, and the pair share ideas on how British cities could follow suit. www.sftravel.com
For many people, finding a balanced attitude to money is not a simple process: the extremes of abundance and scarcity, the 'haves' and the 'have nots', seem to be always with us. From a physical perspective, Share Radio's proposals for egalitarian capitalism go a long way to providing answers. However the mind struggles with these polar opposites of abundance and scarcity and tends to generate a level of anxiety which can be addressed; this episode is designed to achieve to help with this.
Looking to brush up your language skills when it comes to financial stocks? Motley Fool senior analyst Jason Moser and Matthew Frankel dive deep into the metrics they use to judge financial companies, and provide comparison guidelines for investors to watch. They discuss why the P/E ratio is less important than you may think, the nuance of judging a bank’s efficiency, and one metric to watch for any fintech company. Additional resource - https://www.fool.com/investing/stock-market/market-sectors/financials/bank-stocks/how-banks-make-money/
Jacob Rees-Mogg, MP for North East Somerset, formerly Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council, and now Minister of State for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency, joined Sue Dougan in 2016 to discuss his life in politics, his family history and his favourite tracks (first broadcast March 2016)
We’re becoming increasingly reliant on technology of all kinds, divulging more and more of our most personal details online and on internet-connected devices. But are we investing in suitable safeguarding measures to protect ourselves against hacking? Well, apparently not. Research from cyber-security experts, nCipher Security, has revealed that as more and more things become connected to the internet – from wireless home sensor networks, to smartphones, to wearable tech – we’re leaving ourselves wide open to cyber-attacks. In this episode of the Share Interview, Vice President of Global Distribution from nCipher Security, Peter Carlisle, joins Vicky Sayers to offer his advice. (first broadcast November 2019)
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