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Georgie Frost

This Is Money: What you need to know about gilts and why markets freaked out so much it toppled the Chancellor

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This Is Money: What you need to know about gilts and why markets freaked out so much it toppled the Chancellor
When gilts hit the headlines it’s a clear sign that trouble has not only been brewing but has been unleashed. Government bond yields only tend to break through into the mainstream when things aren’t going well and they have been firmly in the spotlight since Kwasi Kwarteng’s ill-fated mini-budget. But what is a gilt, why does its yield matter, what’s that got to do with prices and why do we worry about such things? Georgie Frost, Lee Boyce and Simon Lambert, take a step back from the maelstrom to explain gilts, why investors worry about government bonds, what’s causing ructions in the pensions industry and what this all means for normal people. Chancellor Kwarteng has now departed – in fact, news of his imminent exit from the job while the team were recording the podcast, triggering a breaking news style interruption – but will Chancellor Jeremy Hunt fare any better (and last longer)? The team discuss why the mortgage market is key to the answer to that and also look at what first-time buyers should do in this scenario. There are some for whom the current rapid rate rises aren’t bad news though and that is savers. We now have a top savings rate above 5% for the first time in many years, but is it worth taking? It requires locking in for five years, but that’s the sort of return knocking on what could reasonably be expected from the stock market, where you also have to take the risk of losing money. And finally, investors are hunkering down at the moment, but when share prices fall the stock market is on sale – and if you look at some investment trusts there is a double sale going on, as discounts have widened to 13% on average. Should you be greedy when others are fearful, as Warren Buffett is often quoted as saying, or exercise some caution rather than having your head turned by knockdown prices?

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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: Become an Exceptional Leader

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: Become an Exceptional Leader
Does leadership require skills and competency which have to be learnt before taking responsibility — or is it more a matter of courage? Certainly there needs to be a degree of confidence that one is resourceful enough to make it work: but there's also a need to accept that it's a learning process in itself. You can't learn to swim without getting in the water! So this episode looks at the principles and resources needed for good leadership, about thinking of others first, about integrity. (You won't hear reference to her in the podcast but, when it comes to jumping in the deep end, our current prime minister is certainly learning the hard way)

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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Frances Gillies on New Psychotherapy Research

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Frances Gillies on New Psychotherapy Research
Adam Cox is joined by Frances Gillies, CEO and clinician at the British Psychotherapy Foundation, to discuss some new research from the brand to mark World Mental Health Day. She explains what psychotherapy is, and what it can do to help people, in addition to advising those with ongoing mental health struggles. https://www.britishpsychotherapyfoundation.org.uk/
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Frances Gillies


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Chris Warner for National Coffee Week

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Chris Warner for National Coffee Week
Adam Cox is joined by Chris Warner, from Gustatory, for National Coffee Week to discuss why coffee has become so popular in recent years. They talk about the best things about coffee, and why coffee may be getting more expensive, in addition to how Gustatory works. https://www.gustatory.co/
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Chris Warner


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Guillermo Moreno-Sanz on Medical Grade Cannabis

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Guillermo Moreno-Sanz on Medical Grade Cannabis
Adam Cox is joined by Guillermo Moreno-Sanz, from Zerenia Clinics, to discuss how medical-grade cannabis works, and how it differs from the drug sold on the streets. He explains why there continues to be such a stigma around cannabis in the UK, and if the UK is behind on the use of cannabis for medical purposes. https://www.zereniaclinic.co.uk/
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Guillermo Moreno-Sanz


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Matthew Harrison on Managing MSK Conditions

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Matthew Harrison on Managing MSK Conditions
Adam Cox is joined by Matthew Harrison, First Contact Physiotherapy Clinical Project Manager, to discuss what MSK conditions are and how the current climate can impact MSK health. He explains how people can stay active during the winter, and what the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is. https://www.csp.org.uk/
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Matthew Harrison


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: The Woman King, Amsterdam, The Lost King & champagne with Angela Lansbury

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: The Woman King, Amsterdam, The Lost King & champagne with Angela Lansbury
James Cameron-Wilson takes us through the film in a box office chart down 18% on the week. The Woman King with Viola Davis, a true story of an African tribe of female warriors is #2 but james found it an unreal potboiler. David O. Russell's Amsterdam with an amazing cast including Christian Bale, Margot Robbie and Robert de Niro is #5 but James thought it an incoherent mish-mash. However, he did enjoy a true story behind the discovery of Richard III's body, The Lost King, with Sally Hawkins and Steve Coogan at #7. He also told Simon Rose how he was once invited to drink champagne with the late Angela Lansbury.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Killer robots, plants with machetes & brain cells playing Pong

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Killer robots, plants with machetes & brain cells playing Pong
Share Radio's technology maven Steve Caplin looks into a pledge not to weaponise robots, while a kinetic sculptor has armed a house plant with a machete in the name of art. A robot boot could help the elderly walk faster with less effort while Apple's new iphone has been assuming people on rollercoasters were in accidents. Brain cells grown in a lab of people and mice have been taught to play pong while a Crypto exchange that mistakenly refunded a woman $10.5m is having to sue in an attempt to get it back.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Is Liz Truss an Existential Threat to the Conservative Party & Is Andrew Bailey the Right Man for the Job?

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Is Liz Truss an Existential Threat to the Conservative Party & Is Andrew Bailey the Right Man for the Job?
Political commentator Mike indian looks at what is effectively Liz Truss's 30 days in office, which have seen a rout of Prime Ministerial authority. Failing to carry her party's MPs or markets with her, has she plunged a dagger into the heart of the Tory coalition and is there an existential threat to the Conservative party? Mike also looks at the relationship of government and the Treasury to the Bank of England, where Andrew Bailey is a technocrat, much less politically astute than Mark Carney. And he wonders why, having got the energy market intervention right, Liz Truss was so unwilling to process with an awareness campaign to reduce energy.
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Mike Indian


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Simon Rose

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: Contrarian investing after 14 years of mispricing money unravels

Simon Rose
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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: Contrarian investing after 14 years of mispricing money unravels
Russ Mould of A J Bell looks at the housebuilding sector and wonders if, in a tidal wave of bearishness, this is an opportunity for contrarian investors. He suggests bond yield proxies such as REITs are worth looking at. There are many types and, though offices may not fill again, the likes of supermarkets and online warehouses won't vanish. What we're seeing in the markets, he says, is the result of money being mispriced for 14 years and the encouragement of leverage and unwitting encouragement of complexity.
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Russ Mould


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