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Georgie Frost

This is Money: How to start investing or become a smarter investor

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: How to start investing or become a smarter investor
Investing has proven to be the best way to beat inflation and grow your wealth over the long-term, but how do you get started? And if you do already invest but feel you’ve lost track of your goals or ended up with a jumble of investments, how can you improve things? In this second edition of a two-part podcast special on saving and investing, Simon Lambert and Georgie Frost dive into how to be a smarter investor. They bust the jargon and look at why people should invest, how to get started, what investments you can choose and how to find the right ones for you. Simon discusses his experience of investing, what he got right along the way and importantly the things he got wrong. But why should you invest? Well, between 1900 and 2017 owning UK shares would have delivered an average return of 5.5 per cent, beating cash savings at 1 per cent and property at 1.8 per cent, according to the respected Credit Suisse Investment Yearbook. There’s no guarantee that history will be repeated, but companies should always have the ability to put money to productive use and reward investors with rising share prices off the back of their profits, dividend payouts, or interest on bonds.
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Simon Lambert


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Simon Rose

Motley Fool Money: Big Tech Returns and Big Game Surprises

Simon Rose
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Big Tech Returns and Big Game Surprises
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: Amazon fails to impress Wall Street; Microsoft reports some cloudy returns; And Facebook connects. Analysts Andy Cross, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser discuss these stories and dig into the latest from Apple, eBay, MasterCard, PayPal, Tesla, and Visa. Plus, Wall Street Journal editor Nat Ives talks about the business of Super Bowl marketing.
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Chris Hill


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Kate Andrews

IEA: But Venezuela wasn’t REAL socialism… was it?

Kate Andrews
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IEA show

IEA: But Venezuela wasn’t REAL socialism… was it?
Latin America’s once-richest country, sitting atop the world’s largest proven oil reserves, is an economic basket case, a humanitarian disaster, with a dictatorship whose demise many believe cannot come soon enough. But, is it socialism that’s to blame for the widespread starvation, critical medical shortages, an explosion in crime, and a refugee crisis to rival Syria’s? You’re much more likely to read that this crisis is the product of corruption, cronyism, populism, authoritarianism, resource-dependency, U.S. sanctions and trickery OR even the residues of capitalism itself. Darren Grimes, Digital Manager at the IEA, was joined by the IEA’s Head of Political Economy Krisitian Niemietz and the Daily Telegraph’s Assistant Comment Editor, Madeline Grant to discuss was Venezuela REAL socialism?
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Krisitian Niemietz, Madeline Grant, Darren Grimes


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Kate Andrews

IEA: Immigration - Picking the low-hanging fruits

Kate Andrews
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IEA show

IEA: Immigration - Picking the low-hanging fruits
Opinion surveys consistently suggest that the British public is overwhelmingly hostile to immigration - a hostility which shapes our immigration policies in many ways - often negatively. However, if we dig a little deeper into the polling data, it becomes clear that most people in Britain are not pro or anti immigration per se. Despite overall hostility to immigration, there are types of immigration that are widely accepted, or even popular with the general public. Today we're joined by the IEA's Head of Political Economy Dr Kristian Niemietz, the author of our latest report into migration. Kristian proposes a new post-Brexit immigration policy that would capitalise on the nuances in public opinion to push for the most liberal migration policy possible.
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Dr Kristian Niemietz


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Modern Entrepreneurship

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Modern Entrepreneurship
Adam talks to Dario Cucci, an International Speaker and founder of the Ultimate Entrepreneur event which takes place in London on the 9th and 10th. They discuss the pressures and challenges facing modern entrepreneurs and whether its more challenging compared to previous generations. Dario explains that there are more skills for a business owner, particularly at the start up stage to learn covering areas such as accounts, marketing, PR, sales and health. Dario highlights that information isn’t enough and sometimes the quickest way to learn is to meet the people that have produced the results or have the skills required. Free tickets to the event are available here.
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Dario Cucci


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Ed Bowsher

The Big Call: How to pick an ETF

Ed Bowsher
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The Big Call

The Big Call: How to pick an ETF
ETFs are a cheap and simple way to invest in markets. Trouble is, there are more than two thousand listed on the London market alone. So how do you pick the right ones for you and your circumstances? Ed Bowsher gets tips on how to do it from two experts in ETF selection: Oliver Smith from IG Smart Portfolios and Hoshang Daronga from Copia Capital.
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Oliver Smith, Hoshang Daronga


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Simon Rose

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Royal Mail, Unilever, Diageo, Shell & Ocado

Simon Rose
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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Royal Mail, Unilever, Diageo, Shell & Ocado
Ian Forrest, Investment Research Analyst at The Share Centre, looks at the latest Fed announcement, which was more doveish on future interest rate movements than expected. He assesses numbers from Shell, Royal Mail, Diageo and Shell and looks ahead to results from Ocado, currently in talks with Marks & Spencer.
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Ian Forrest


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: The popularity of hard-left policies, ads as free speech & Venezuela

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The popularity of hard-left policies, ads as free speech & Venezuela
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University considers why so many in the developed world are advocating hard-left economic policies, wondering if there is a growing disconnect between the young and those ruling us. He also looks at attacks on advertising, explaining how vital advertising is in a free society and that it is essentially commercial free speech. Lastly, he ponders the worsening economic and political situation in Venezuela, asking if President Trump has got it right in supporting opposition leader Juan Guaido.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Vice

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Vice
James Cameron-Wilson on the latest UK box office numbers, with Glass and Mary, Queen of Scots seeing off newcomer Vice, starring Christian Bale as former US Vice-President Dick Cheney. In at #8 is the Clint Eastwood film The Mule, another true story. The Nicole Kidman movie Destoyer, once touted as a possible award-nominee, only managed an entry at #19. James also reviews the new home release, Crazy Rich Asians, which he recommends highly.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Airport parking robots

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Airport parking robots
Steve Caplin on the latest from the cutting edge of technology, taking in parking robots at Gatwick, Amazon's wheeled delivery vehicle, cameras that see round corners, Facebook's space lasers, Amazon's "blended reality mirror", a hand-pumped aqualung, why zebras have stripes and how scientists can transfer memories from one snail to another. Oh - and what submarines use X-box controllers for!
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Steve Caplin


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