Graham Spooner of The Share Centre looks at recent news from ITV and BT, shocking investors with its dividend announcement. He considers how secure the recent rally in the markets is and looks ahead to what we might expect from announcements from Centrica, Morrisons' and Prudential.
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University looks at the UK's response to the Coronavirus and asks how it will be ranked, pointing out just how ignorant we still are about Covid-19. He considers how the NHS will manage to catch up with the colossal backlog of patients, hoping that some of the lockdown contingency practices might become more permanent. And he discusses what it is actually like to work in the UK's university sector.
James Cameron-Wilson highlights Warner Brothers' news that it plans to release Christopher Nolan's Tenet on July 17th worldwide, come what may. He reviews the surprisingly topical Irish-set film Sea Fever and looks at two restored movies making their Blu-Ray debut, Roger Corman's 1963 The Man With X-Ray Eyes starring Ray Milland and the British 1966 Boulting Brothers social comedy drama The Family Way.
Tech expert Steve Caplin highlights the Tokyo aquarium using FaceTime to help its eels remember what people look like. He also discusses a movie to be made on the ISS, the name of Elon Musk's child, the CAA's lifting of the ban on drones, a WhatsApp hoax debunker, a camera fast enough to capture lightwaves, an app-controlled music box, a music generator and how people are now using Zoom for silent meetings to help focus the mind.
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: An additional 4 million Americans file for unemployment as the total number of unemployed tops 30 million; The S&P 500 wraps up its best month since 1987; Amazon reports surging sales and rising costs; Apple sees strength in services; Mastercard and Visa beat expectations; Alphabet gets a boost from YouTube; Microsoft gets a boost from the Cloud; And Facebook rises on strong engagement. Motley Fool analysts Aaron Bush, Andy Cross, and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Atlassian, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Spotify, Starbucks, Teladoc, and Twitter. Aaron talks about the future of gaming. And the guys share three stocks on their radar: Beyond Meat, Medtronic, and Docusign.
It’s been called the Fomo rally, as shares picked themselves up off the floor after a diabolical March and bear markets turned bullish. The FTSE 100 closed a notch below 5,000 on 23 March, the day it was announced Britain was going into lockdown, but somehow managed to bounce 23 per cent to the middle of this week before slipping back. In the US, April was even more astonishing – the S&P 500 had its best month since 1987. So, what’s going on? Is this the stock market signalling the start of a coronavirus recovery, or have investors merely been piling in driven by Fomo – the fear of missing out. The big US tech names’ star turn has helped drive confidence and in the UK it has been the big names hit hard that have rebounded over the past four weeks, including housebuilders, Next, Cineworld, ITV and the FTSE 100’s top riser is cruise ship firm Carnival – up 63 per cent as brave investors buy in. But are investors getting ahead of themselves and simply all chasing in the same direction like kids with a football? On this week’s podcast, we look at the rally, what’s driving it – beyond Fomo – and the history of false dawns in stock market crashes, known as the dreaded dead cat bounce. Simon Lambert and Georgie Frost also discuss how Britain gets back to business and how the plans might shape up for getting us back into factories, offices, shops, pubs, restaurants and everywhere else. Plus, would you dare book a holiday now? If so, the podcast duo discuss what you need to consider. And finally, the clock has have passed by quickly for a generation of cars that some of us grew up with and the Metro, Fiat Panda and early Vauxhall Astra are now 40 years old, tax exempt, and theoretically classic cars… but are they?
WealthiHer founder, Tamara Gillan, is joined by Annabel Bosman, Head of Relationship Management for RBC Wealth Management UK, to talk about money in relationships and financial chemistry. A particularly relevant topic, as many of us find ourselves under financial pressure and in close quarters with our family. Tamara and Annabel discuss what financial chemistry means, how to get it, and most importantly, how to maintain it!
Adam Cox is joined by Biomedical Engineer, sustainability advocate and surrogate entrepreneur, Karl Ahmed, to talk about the sudden spike in UK BBQ sales. They discuss the trends in BBQ sales and the environmental impact that traditional BBQ coals and charcoals can have. Karl also gives advice on alternatives to have a more environmentally friendly BBQ season.
Adam Cox is joined by Manny Wolfe, the founder of Opus Services and Manny Wolfe brands. Manny explains how social media has levelled the playing field for those with expertise and competency to become genuine global experts. He shares how social media, public speaking and even being featured on podcasts can elevate the position, and increase the audience, of those that are building their profile. Manny also explains how this global expertise can be leveraged to earn a high income, and to create new opportunities to make an impact.
Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. In this week's show, the team is answering your questions about the wash sale rule, preferred stock, retirement accounts for the self-employed, and more with the help of Motley Fool Contributor Asit Sharma.