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Georgie Frost

This Is Money: Is the FTSE 100 finally having its moment in the sun?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This Is Money: Is the FTSE 100 finally having its moment in the sun?
You can wait a long time for a FTSE 100 record high but for peak-starved British investors this week delivered a bonanza. Four record highs were racked up by the FTSE 100, with only Wednesday's slight dip spoiling what would have been a perfect run over a week. The return to new highs on Thursday came as a mega-mining merger bid arrive from BHP for Anglo American - and that was followed swiftly by one of the UK's few tech stars Darktrace announcing it had accepted a bid on Friday. Are these the catalysts that fund manager Nick Train was talking about when he said it could take a big takeover to shake UK stocks out of their slumber and get the world investing in Footsie companies again? Georgie Frost, Tanya Jefferies and Simon Lambert look and what's moving the UK market, why it is judged to be cheap and whether you should invest. Plus, the top investment trusts for retirement investing and the latest twist in the state pension top-ups saga. Should we cut inheritance tax - or at least sort out the mess - as the take soars? And finally, are you a backseat driver? See if you can pass the test.
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Tanya Jefferies


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Chipotle, Tesla, and Alphabet Soar 26/4

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Chipotle, Tesla, and Alphabet Soar 26/4
We’re seeing consistently strong results this earnings season, but the market keeps looking forward. It loves Alphabet’s dividend and Tesla’s mass market ambitions, but is less sold on Meta commingling AI and the Metaverse. Andy Cross and Emily Flippen discuss Chipotle’s stellar comps and future store growth opportunity, why Tesla’s low-priced EV offering has investors overlooking down results, Alphabet getting in on the dividend game, and the market telling Meta – don’t spend on AI like that. Then, 19 minutes in, what Spotify, Snap, and Roku have to say about the strength of the ad market for 2024. Also, Emily and Andy break down two stocks on their radar: Tyler Technologies and Visa. Stocks discussed: CMG, TSLA, GOOG, GOOGL, META, MSFT, SPOT, SNAP, ROKU, V, TYL. Host - Dylan Lewis; Guests - Emily Flippen, Andy Cross
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Emily Flippen, Andy Cross


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Meta Slows Its Roll (25/4)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Meta Slows Its Roll (25/4)
David Meier and Deidre Woollard discuss IBM’s potential acquisition of HashiCorp and how it helps grow the business. And — what was it about Meta’s earnings that gave the market pause? Companies discussed: IBM, HCP, META, NOW, CMG, ALGN. Host - Deidre Woollard; Guest - David Meier
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David Meier


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Simon Morris on Customer Loyalty

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Simon Morris on Customer Loyalty
Adam Cox is joined by Simon Morris from Service Now. Simon tells all about his new research that has been carried out about customer loyalty, as well as its findings. Also, the two discuss the use AI and AI Chatbots when it comes to providing customer support. https://www.servicenow.com/uk/
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Simon Morris


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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: Anubis and The Rebirth of Your Inner Self

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: Anubis and The Rebirth of Your Inner Self
Anubis was the Egyptian God of birth and re-birth — the cycle of life — and it takes the image of a jackal. Adam uses this metaphor, which emerged through a dream of one of his clients, in order to help with moving from a negative to positive mindset. The episode develops a vivid imagination and is designed to transform the listener's outlook on life.

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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Abigail, Sometimes I Think About Dying & The Lavender Hill Mob

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Abigail, Sometimes I Think About Dying & The Lavender Hill Mob
With no big new releases, James Cameron-Wilson explains that the UK box office is down 36%, with Back to Black still #1. At #5 is horror film Abigail about a kidnapped ballerina. Extremely gory, it is also increasingly clichéd. James was impressed by Sometimes I Think About Dying at #19, a minimalist drama in which Daisy Ridley is a shy loner. Nuanced, it makes the audience work but is moving and sticks in the memory. Out for home viewing is 1951's A Lavender Hill Mob, with Alec Guinness a meek bank clerk with nefarious ambitions. The beautifully-restored disc is packed with fascinating extras. It is a must, says James.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: Why the FTSE 100 hit a record high

Simon Rose
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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: Why the FTSE 100 hit a record high
After starting the year no higher than it was in 2018, Russ Mould tells Simon Rose why the FTSE 100-Share Index hit a record high. The best cure for low prices, he explains, is low prices. The currency is cheap for overseas investors thanks to Brexit, hence so much takeover activity, dividends are reasonably healthy and, with buybacks taken into account, the index is effectively yielding more than 7%. He suggests we might be moving into a period where the UK market, so long out of favour, might possess big advantages, though there are many "ifs" and "buts" about it.
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Russ Mould


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: A one-in-a-billion-year event, the Thermonator & an omnidirecitonal bicycle

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: A one-in-a-billion-year event, the Thermonator & an omnidirecitonal bicycle
In a once-in-a-billion-year happening two lifeforms have merged into one organism, says Steve Caplin. Post Office staff are using Google to tell if stamps are counterfeit. Whatsapp is being switched off in China and TikTok in the US. There's a flamethrower dog, an omnidirectional bike, a cat self-groomer and a way of putting your ex's love letters behind you. We also learn why NASA can't find out if there's life on Mars and hear why Microsoft won't release its way of producing realistic talking AI videos from a single photo.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Top earners fleeing Scotland, the Mondragon Experiment & the UK defence budget

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Top earners fleeing Scotland, the Mondragon Experiment & the UK defence budget
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University discusses the report that higher-rate Scottish taxpayers have been heading south, explaining that it shows the truth of the Laffer Curve in action. He highlights the Basque Region's Mondragon Experiment which, in showing that there is a different way of running businesses, is effectively socialism without the state. Could it offer a future direction for the NHS? And he wonders how an increase in the UK's defence spending, announced by the Prime Minister, could work with so many other urgent calls on the public purse.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: Logic and Reason in the Spotlight

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: Logic and Reason in the Spotlight
In so many respects the news that greets us each day seems devoid of logic and reason. Whether it's international conflict, short-termist governments or the denial of reality, we are led to believe that we can walk on water indefinitely and set aside intellectual thought. But the biggest challenge is to bring logic and reason into the public square for young people, at a time when their perspectives have been stunted by the pandemic and social media. It is this new generation which will have to deal with the mess we're leaving behind: let's help them to participate actively. Background music: 'Intellect' by Yung Logos

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