This is a new edition of The Apprentice Investor. Regular listeners to the programme will know that our Apprentices are five members of the Share Radio team who've each been given fifteen thousand pounds of virtual money to build their own share portfolios. They're allowed a minimum of eight stocks from different sectors which they've been buying and selling through the Share Centre. So how well or badly are our financial wizards doing? Are their portfolios overflowing with riches or running at a loss?
Share Radio's Juliette Foster was joined in the studio by apprentices Alexi Philips and Olivia Demetriades - standing by with some good advice iwas Share Radio's Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher.
Market and economics indicators have been closely watched since the historic EU referendum vote on the 23rd of June. Perhaps most closely watched of all has been the performance of small cap companies as they adjust to a new reality.
Joining Juliette Foster on the line for more on this was David Thornton, Editor of Growth Company Investor, a monthly publication which focuses on stocks all AIM stocks plus the FTSE small cap.
It's time for our weekly slot with Money Saving Expert. This week personal finance writer Sam McFaul joins Georgie Frost to explain how to avoid scammers and make sure you're not overpaying council tax. Plus a round up of the latest deals from Money Saving Expert.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Share's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss calls to limit further increases to the minimum wage as well as the continuing rise in PPI complaints. Plus they look at the new iPhone 7 unveiled today. All these stories and more on The News Review.
With economic growth set to propel more than 90% of the world's population into the so-called "consumer class" by 2020, a new report from HSBC Commercial Banking suggests companies should start preparing today to meet the wants and needs of tomorrow's customer.
The co-author of that report Paul Flatters, from futures consultancy Trajectory, joined the Morning Money team to talk about the research.
Following up from Barclaycard telling Morning Money that consumers were demonstrating a 'Business as usual' approach to their spending, the same phrase has been echoed for 2/3rds of SME house builders. Research by the Federation of Master Builders says that these organisations claim that not much has changed post-Brexit.
Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the Federation joined the Morning Money team to discuss the research further.
Innovation, lateral thinking and creativity are now the essential life skills. Innovation can apparently make the difference between the ordinary and the extraordinary, or even success and failure.
History is full of legendary pioneers, mavericks and visionaries who have transformed the fields of art, music, science and business, but what lessons can we learn from them in order to start thinking in the same innovative way ourselves?
Paul Sloane, has written extensively on the subject has compiled a new book entitled 'Think Like an Innovator' which gives 76 inspiring business lessons from the world's greatest thinkers and innovators.
More than a month has passed since the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan crushed an attempt by disgruntled army officers to remove him from power. The government has since arrested thousands of military personnel and police officers - accused of treason - whilst cracking down on opponents of Mr Erdogan's rule. Emboldened by a surge in his popularity, the president has also moved in on Syria where Turkish backed rebels have cleared Islamic State fighters from Turkey's Syrian border. Will Turkish troops stay in the area indefinitely, and what about US/Turkish relations given Washington's support of the Syrian/Kurdish militias who Mr Erdogan claims are terrorists?
Professor Mehmet Ugur of the University of Greenwich and Professor John Weeks, Share Radio's regular economics commentator, joined Juliette Foster for The Weeks Update.
This week financial journalists Lindsay Cook and Anne Caborn take on credit. We find out which bank has earned the Golden Gloves this week. Plus how to negotiate pub rounds and splitting restaurant bills.