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Gavin Oldham

The Bigger Picture: The King's Speech for Christmas Day

Gavin Oldham
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The King's Speech for Christmas Day
Following the tradition of his mother Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles III presents his first Christmas broadcast at 3 pm on 25th December 2022. image source: Wikipedia
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King Charles III


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Georgie Frost

This Is Money: Would you be tempted to 'unretire' after quitting work early? The mystery of Britain's missing workers

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This Is Money: Would you be tempted to 'unretire' after quitting work early? The mystery of Britain's missing workers
First we had the great resignation and now we may be seeing a new trend emerge 'unretirement'. Amid the turmoil of the pandemic, Britain's economy threw up the puzzle of a dramatic rise in economic inactivity - as about 565,000 people dropped out of the workforce to a position where they were neither working nor looking for work. These missing workers aren't claiming unemployment benefits but are somehow getting by under their own steam. The phenonomen is great enough that the ONS and Bank of England have looked into it and an inquiry by a House of Lords committee says that early retirement among those aged 50 to 64 may be the main driver of the trend. But there are also tentative signs of some of these people 'unretiring', so what is going on? Georgie Frost, Helen Crane and Simon Lambert delve into the issue. Why do people want to take early retirement, why may some now be returning to work — and what would tempt more back to boost productivity and the economy? Plus, the team look at the stock market winners and losers of 2022 — and why the FTSE 100 managed to keep its head while other major markets suffered. Also on the agenda are log burners: can they really be cheaper than your central heating or are they just a feature for the home? And finally, used car prices have continued to defy the usual way of things and rise again this year, is that now coming to an end and what were the models that rose the most in value over 2022?
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Helen Crane


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Following Buffett, Bull vs. Bear: Etsy (22/12)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Following Buffett, Bull vs. Bear: Etsy (22/12)
What's the downside to using public filings to mirror Berkshire-Hathaway's investments? Jim Gillies discusses the strength of Berkshire-Hathaway's underlying businesses, Warren Buffett's less-than-perfect investing track record, and how investors cannot get the exact same price as the Berkshire-Hathaway investment managers. Plus, 10 minutes in, Dylan Lewis and Ricky Mulvey engage in a bull vs. bear debate over e-commerce platform Etsy. Stocks mentioned: BRK.A, BRK.B, ETSY, EBAY. Holiday Music: Merry, Merry Christmas by Keb’ Mo’. Host - Chris Hill; Guests - Jim Gillies, Dylan Lewis
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Jim Gillies, Dylan Lewis


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Barron's Top Stock Picks (19/12)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Barron's Top Stock Picks (19/12)
There's a value approach to Barron's annual list, and we've got some thoughts. Jason Moser discusses the case for traditional value stocks like Bank of America and Berkshire-Hathaway, inclusion of Big Tech companies like Alphabet and Amazon, and why attractive valuation isn't enough to get us interested in Madison Square Garden Sports. Plus 12 minutes in, Jason and Matt Frankel review some bold predictions they made last year and share some predictions about mortgage rates, inflation, and stocks in the year ahead. Stocks mentioned: AA, GOOG, GOOGL, AMZN, BAC, BRK.A, BRK.B, CMCSA, DAL, DIS, MSGS, MDT, TSLA, TOL. Holiday Music: 8 Days (of Hanukkah) by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. Host - Chris Hill; Guests - Jason Moser, Matt Frankel
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Jason Moser, Matt Frankel


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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: Riding the Waves of Travel Anxiety

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: Riding the Waves of Travel Anxiety
Does travel anxiety, particularly on public transport, undermine your normally highly resourceful state? Adam Cox helps control those unpredictable feelings and raised emotions in this short episode: a useful contribution in today's disrupted travel environment, whether caused by strikes or weather.

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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Avatar – The Way of Water, Lady Chatterley's Lover & Emancipation

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Avatar – The Way of Water, Lady Chatterley's Lover & Emancipation
James Cameron-Wilson gives his last box office round-up of 2022 where Avatar: The Way of Water is steamrollering everything before it with an £11.2m first weekend take. Although it looks amazing, James says it's violent, disappointingly one-dimensional and he couldn't wait for its three-hour-plus running time to end. On Netflix, there's a new Lady Chatterley's Lover with The Crown's Emma Corrin but James couldn't suspend his disbelief. On Apple+ is Will Smith's hope for redemption, the slave drama Emancipation from Antoine Fuqua. Trying too hard to be a masterpiece, James was occasionally reminded of Rambo!
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Colonies on asteroids, unfogging glasses & an AI Christmas message

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Colonies on asteroids, unfogging glasses & an AI Christmas message
Steve Caplin looks at a solution to the killing of bats by wind turbines, how space colonies might exist on asteroids, how New Zealand plans ridding the country of smokers, at a possible answer to foggy glasses, Channel 4's AI-written, robot-delivered Christmas message, at Westminster Council's solution to street urination and at a licence-free plane, which you have to build yourself.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Tim Evans looks back at 2022 and ahead to 2023

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Tim Evans looks back at 2022 and ahead to 2023
Professor Tim Evans looks back at the challenging year that was 2022, taking us through learning to live with Covid, Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the US mid-terms and the Trump revelations, the passing of the Queen, the rapid turnover of Prime Ministers and the cost-of-living crisis. Looking ahead, he wonders how China will cope with Covid, wonders if the current industrial unrest might rebound on Labour and wonders what will become of Russia as the war grinds on.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: The key themes shaping returns in 2022

Simon Rose
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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: The key themes shaping returns in 2022
Russ Mould of A J Bell takes Simon Rose through the key themes affecting investors in 2022. Oil, gas and inflation is the first though some forget the oil price has been flat. Interest rates finally moved higher. With the fed so hawkish, the dollar was incredibly strong, at least until the end of the year. It was a year in which cryptocurrencies crumbled and in which the seemingly unstoppable tech sector went into reverse gear.
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russ mould


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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: Moving on from 2022

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: Moving on from 2022
Let's hope that, as we approach 2023, we can start looking ahead in contrast to the wave of pessimism with which we greeted 2022, and which has proved to be so accurate in retrospect. Is it too much to hope that we are at the nadir of the economic cycle, and at the point when tyrants recognise the limits of force and suppression of individual freedom? Is it unrealistic to imagine a world in which we share our resources more willingly, and empower young people from all backgrounds to achieve their potential? The next two weeks will give us a chance to reset the dial — we must do better in 2023. Background music: 'O Holy Night' by DJ Williams

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