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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: Science to the Rescue

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: Science to the Rescue
Lord Rees, Astronomer Royal and former Master of Trinity College Cambridge, has just published a new book called ‘If Science is to Save Us’, which he discussed at a Topos Institute seminar at the Royal Society in London on Wednesday 27th September. Our 'Thought' for this week reflects on his analysis of the mega-challenges which confront us, picking up links to commentaries on his themes which we have provided over recent years, and which are accessible from the website commentary link below. Background music: 'Ether Oar' by The Whole Other Share Radio webpage for links: https://www.shareradio.co.uk/thinkingaloud/newsletters/comment-wc-2022-10-03/

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Georgie Frost

This Is Money: What's happening to the economy, mortgage deals and the pound?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This Is Money: What's happening to the economy, mortgage deals and the pound?
It has been an incredibly turbulent week for the UK economy as the Bank of England stepped in to protect pension funds, the pound hit a record low against the dollar before rebounding and lenders pulled mortgage deals to re-price them at far higher rates. Georgie Frost, Simon Lambert and Lee Boyce tackle what has been a truly remarkable one in the world of personal finance with a message of: don't panic. So, is the UK economy in crisis… again? How much is the Chancellor's 'mini' Budget to blame? And what can the Government do now? Simon gives an economics 101 on why the pound fell and why the Bank of England stepped in, seemingly with a u-turn on plans for quantitative tightening. What is happening to mortgages? With lenders pulling deals and replacing them with higher rates, how will that impact first-time buyers, those looking to remortgage and the property market in general? Will base rate continue to head higher and what does that mean? And a chink of light for savers: this week, NS&I boosted Premium Bonds, while savings rates continue to race higher.

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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Apple - "All of this has happened before." (28/9)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Apple - "All of this has happened before." (28/9)
If what's happening today with Apple seems familiar, it should. Jim Gillies discusses reports that lower demand for the iPhone 14 is causing Apple to tell their suppliers there's no need to ramp up production, how history is an excellent guide on what today's short-term drop in Apple's stock means for long-term investors, and why now is the time to invest (even if it doesn't feel great). Also, ten minutes in, Ricky Mulvey talks with best-selling author Blake Crouch about gene modification, and a future that may be closer than most people imagine. Stocks discussed: AAPL Host - Chris Hill; Guests - Jim Gillies, Blake Crouch
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Jim Gillies, Blake Crouch


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Morgan Housel on Inflation, Incentives, and Investing through Bear Markets (24/3)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Morgan Housel on Inflation, Incentives, and Investing through Bear Markets (24/3)
“No one's success is proven until they've survived a calamity.” You can’t join the NBA with a few good shots, but you can join the ranks of “great” investors. Luck and skill are much harder to separate in the financial world and making that distinction can take a few decades. Chris Hill talked with best-selling author Morgan Housel in front of a live audience about why inflation is so personal and variable, Elon Musk’s best product (hint: it’s not a car), the power of incentives, the secret to 99% of Warren Buffet’s success, and investing through bear markets. Companies mentioned: BRK.A, BRK.B, HOOD, TSLA. Host - Chris Hill; Guest - Morgan Housel
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Morgan Housel


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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: Past, Present and Future without Fear

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: Past, Present and Future without Fear
Fear of medical interventions is often caused by imagining graphic and disturbing images of the future which heighten anxiety: this may also extend to other walks of life. This episode uses the 'rewind technique' to encourage thinking about the future as opposed to imagining undesirable things. While medical treatment is rarely enjoyable, it can be associated with positive thoughts, giving the brain the opportunity to go for a better alternative. How to combat fear of the unknown, of walking into darkness? - Think positive and constructive thoughts.

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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Lee Elliott on Why So Many Brits are Being Priced Out of New Phones

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Lee Elliott on Why So Many Brits are Being Priced Out of New Phones
Adam Cox is joined by Lee Elliot, from Compare and Recycle, who have conducted new research which reveals 60% of Brits are no longer able to buy a new phone. They discuss how much money could be made from phones left laying in drawers, and why so many people aren't aware of their old phones value. www.compareandrecycle.co.uk
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Lee Elliott


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Lawrence Chard on the Surge in Online Sales of Coins

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Lawrence Chard on the Surge in Online Sales of Coins
Adam Cox is joined by Lawrence Chard, Coin Expert from Chards, a UK Coin and Bullion Dealer, to discuss the increase in demand for Elizabeth II coins. He explains how you can tell if a coin in valuable, in addition to providing advice to those interesting in coin investing, or the bullion market. https://www.chards.co.uk
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Lawrence Chard


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Aimee Benbow ahead of World Menopause Month

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Aimee Benbow ahead of World Menopause Month
Adam Cox is joined by Aimee Benbow, qualified nutritionist and author of The Menopause Journal, to discuss new research from Viridian Nutrition for World Menopause Month. They discuss some of the main symptoms of menopause, and how to track and explain these to medical professionals. She explains foods that can help with menopause symptoms, and what independent health stores can offer. https://www.viridian-nutrition.com/
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Aimee Benbow


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Simon Rose

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: What should investors do in these markets?

Simon Rose
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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: What should investors do in these markets?
Russ Mould of A J Bell is slightly puzzled by some of the market reaction to the UK mini-budget, given how little debt, relatively speaking, is being added to the whole, though realising how poorly it was presenting. He thinks investors should get rid of anything causing discomfort in their portfolios as that discomfort could get much greater. He offers advice on the sort of stocks investors should be holding and, for reasons of diversification, wonders if short-term bonds might be worthwhile. But if there's a big shakedown, he says, then bargains will appear.
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Russ Mould


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Ticket to Paradise, Don't Worry Darling & Avatar

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Ticket to Paradise, Don't Worry Darling & Avatar
James Cameron-Wilson celebrates a box office take which has more than doubled with the Julia Roberts, George Clooney comedy Ticket to Paradise at #1. Sadly, James found it charmless and excruciating. At #2 is Olivia Wilde's Don't Worry Darling with Florence Pugh and Harry Styles, which James found intriguing but ultimately a cop-out. He was more enthusiastic about the rerelease of Avatar which he thought better and more topical than he remembered. He also tells Simon Rose about the top 10 foreign language releases in the UK.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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