Adam Cox is joined by Dr Shelly Gilbert MBE, founder of Grief Encounter and leading child and young person bereavement counsellor, for Children’s Grief Awareness Week to discuss what the week aims to achieve and the reason behind this year's theme: #saythewords. They look at how the pandemic has affected children’s ability to grieve and why Shelly created her child's grief activity book.
Adam creates an original hypnosis session based on the concept of 'Unlocking Your Inner Gold', using gold as a metaphor for the real resource within us all: that aspirational motivation which helps to guide us to a better future. The session is part of an initiative called Quest 79 - see https://www.quest79.com/ for more details.
The Nasdaq falls 5% to start the year. How should investors react? Ron Gross and Jason Moser analyze what's happening with stocks, the potential for Federal Reserve responses, and the mindset investors need right now. They also share seven stocks they believe are looking more attractive right now due to their underlying business strength and future potential.
Other headlines include:
- GameStop focusing on NFTs
- Hasbro's new CEO
- Bed Bath & Beyond's continued turnaround
- Gen Z's affinity for Apple
- Constellation Brand's new beverage venture with Coca-Cola
Plus, we discuss portfolio strategies, what to look for in an S-1 filing, and some of the weirdest new tech introduced at this week's CES in Las Vegas.
Stocks: ADBE, PYPL, MSFT, AAPL, TWLO, ZEN, HUBS, GME, HAS, BBBY, STZ, KO, SONY, STLA, AMZN, GOOG, GOOGL, F, SSNLF, CRNC, RBLX
Host: Chris Hill
Guests: Jason Moser, Ron Gross
Engineer: Dan Boyd
There's no substitute for being invested with skin in the game in the world at large. In this weekend conversation, Co-founders of The Motley Fool Tom and David Gardner explain why.
In this discussion the Gardners cover:
- How investing fits into the pursuit of becoming smarter, happier, richer
- The importance of being a lifelong learner and investor
- Using index funds and how to approach buying individual stocks
- Two core Motley Fool approaches -- Rule Breaker and Everlasting investing philosophies
- Setting the right expectations for returns
- Mastering the mindset of investing and managing volatility
Interest rates went up last month and banks and building societies have been busy upping mortgage rates, with Nationwide revealing a raft of rises this week.
But while Britain’s biggest society has got off the mark with mortgage rate rises – reflecting December’s Bank of England hike and money market expectations of another move up potentially as early as February – its savings rates remain on the floor.
The best easy access savings deal open to all from Nationwide pays just 0.01 per cent and the top no-strings easy access deal offered as a reward to the building society’s own members pays 0.35 per cent.
Nationwide isn’t alone, almost all its big building society and banking rivals have also been failing savers for years – and although they blame the low interest rate environment that doesn’t stop them making bumper profits and paying out blockbuster wages to top executives.
So, are they diddling savers or do they have any defence?
On this week’s podcast, Georgie Frost, Lee Boyce and Simon Lambert look at how and why banks and building societies have failed to meaningfully help savers ever since the financial crisis – and whether there is any hope that things will change?
They also discuss what savers can do about it and why an investment expert recommends savers think in three pots to help them cautiously invest for better returns.
Also on this week’s podcast, why buy-to-let investors don’t want to be called landlords any more, how to maximise Avios as we enter a potential sweet spot for picking them up, and how to get a pay rise this year.
And finally, what does the Fiesta being knocked out of the list of the best-selling cars tell us about the topsy-turvy pandemic inflation economy? A lot more than you might think, Simon explains.
Laith Khalaf of A J Bell explains to Simon Rose why US markets have reacted so badly to the minutes of the last Federal Reserve meeting that they shrugged off last month. He marks the rise of Apple to become the world's first $3 trillion company. Back in the UK, he sees early signs of optimism for the retail sector over the holidays.
James Cameron-Wilson discusses the latest box office numbers with Simon Rose with Spiderman soaring ahead. The King's Man is at #2, West Side Story is up 87% and House of Gucci rises 191%. James also reviews two Netflix titles, Adam McKay's satire Don't Look Up with a stellar cast and awards-hopeful The Lost Daughter with Olivia Colman directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Steve Caplin talks to Simon Rose about the latest tech as Apple becomes the first $3tn company. Blackberry says "goodbye", Tesla recalls half a million cars, Waymo make a taxi with no steering wheel, the world goes mad for the online game Wordle, a water cooler can make water from thin air, there's a lickable TV, goldfish are being trained to drive cars, a Mafia fugitive is caught through Google Street View and a 20-year-old recreates Ceefax.
In the first Bigger Picture of the Year, political commentator Mike Indian talks to Simon Rose about the problems faced by the NHS in dealing with its backlog, about the Government's Plan B for Covid, about rising energy bills and the cost of living generally and about the objections to Tony Blair being awarded a knighthood.
Why should investors be watching fintech, renewable energy, and the “buy now, pay later” industries in 2022? What’s so exciting about home improvement, healthcare, and an increased focus on stakeholders? Do Crown Castle, Costco, and C3ai really have upside potential? Why investors should keep shares of Mondelez, Peloton, and Zillow on a short leash? And should the CEOs at MarketAxess, Zillow, and Alteryx be updating their resumes? Andy Cross, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser tackle those questions and share why they might regret not owning shares of Monday.com, Visa, and Matterport. They also explain why Okta, Home Depot, and Lowe’s are going to surprise investors in the new year, and make some reckless predictions about Twitter, Berkshire Hathaway, and the Metaverse.
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