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Concerned with QE's effects on equity valuations? Looking for ideas for your Isa? Or just plain confused by the stock market? Each week, the Investors Chronicle picks apart the latest news for companies, markets and funds in our regular magazine podcasts. Subscribe for these, along with CEO interviews, company-specific shows and special in-depth discussions on big market themes.

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Concerned with QE's effects on equity valuations? Looking for ideas for your Isa? Or just plain confused by the stock market? Each week, the Investors Chronicle picks apart the latest news for companies, markets and funds in our regular magazine podcasts. Subscribe for these, along with CEO interviews, company-specific shows and special in-depth discussions on big market themes.

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Investors Chronicle

Latest release on Jan 20, 2021

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Companies & Markets Show: Cashback

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On this week's IC Companies and Markets Show editor John Hughman talks to James Norrington and Phil Oakley about the relative merits of buybacks and dividends, and the thinking behind some changes to Phil Oakley's fantasy portfolio.

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Mar 07 2019

32mins

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Rank #2: Personal Finance Show: Emerging market dips and inflation-busting assets

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The team are joined by Alex Neilson, investment manager at Investec Click & Invest, to discuss recent investment and market news including inflation and emerging market volatility.


There's a discussion about the spike in inflation to 2.7 per cent and what this might mean for interest rates and inflation-linked bonds, and also why the latest round of anger between the US and China did not impact markets, and what might be needed for positive sentiment to stay the course.


Emma Agyemang, personal finance writer, gives us an update on management changes at the IC Top 100 Schroder High Yield Opportunities Fund (GB00B5143284). She also profiles a Chinese equity fund at a time when markets could be providing an attractive entry point.

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Sep 21 2018

20mins

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Rank #3: Companies & Markets Show: Boeing's ripple effect

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In this week's IC Companies and Markets Show editor John Hughman talks to engineering correspondent Alex Janiaud about the possible effects of Boeing's recent problems on the UK aero industry supply chain, and catches up with Phil Oakley about the companies that have caught his eye this week, including JD Sports and Galliford Try.

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Apr 18 2019

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Rank #4: Personal Finance Show: The many uses of multi asset and the best bonds for income

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On this week's show deputy personal finance editor Dave Baxter sets out the many uses of multi-asset funds. Rory McPherson, head of investment strategy at Psigma Investment Management, looks at how to mitigate downside via asset allocation, highlights the best bond options for income and explains why passive funds are not a good way to access this asset.

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Oct 11 2019

20mins

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Rank #5: Personal Finance Show: Mitigating market downside and spending more money

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The team is joined by Darius McDermott, managing director at Chelsea Financial Services, to discuss what impact the increase in trade tensions between the US and China could have on investors' portfolios. Plus how absolute return funds could help mitigate downside in your portfolio and why spending more money in retirement could be something to consider.

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Jun 22 2018

28mins

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Rank #6: Companies & Markets Show: Sink or swim

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IC editor John Hughman talks to Harriet Clarfelt about double-or-nothing small cap shares, while Emma Powell explains the challenges facing the UK's big banks.

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Jun 07 2018

31mins

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Rank #7: Making your cash work harder

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Deputy personal finance editor Taha Lokhandwala is joined by Sam Handfield Jones, head of cash at Octopus Investments, Sophie Kilvert, private client manager at Seven Investment Management and James Norrington, specialist writer at the IC, to discuss the best ways investors can get more out of their cash by making small and active changes, along with looking at the pros and cons of cash fund alternatives.

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Jul 02 2018

18mins

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Rank #8: Companies & Markets Show: Seeing red

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On this week's IC Companies and Markets Show editor John Hughman talks to Phil Oakley about what 'Drastic' Dave Lewis's departure will mean for Tesco, what lies in store for troubled Ted Baker and Revolution Bars, and why markets have been a sea of red this week.

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Oct 03 2019

48mins

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Rank #9: Personal Finance Show: Good investment strategies and how to avoid scams

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On this week's show James Norton, senior investment planner at Vanguard UK, highlights some bad investment habits and steps you can take to avoid falling into them. Mary MacDougall profiles some of the more common investment scams and sets out some tips on how to avoid falling into them. And Dave Baxter and James profile Vanguard’s new self invested personal pension (Sipp), and look at how it compares to other platform Sipps.

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Feb 28 2020

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Rank #10: Personal Finance Show: 2019 opportunities and rich sources of income

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On this week's show Adrian Lowcock, head of personal investing at Willis Owen, joins the team to look at what drove markets in 2018 and what might shape the investment landscape in 2019. They assess the prospects for areas including UK equity growth and income, China and tech shares. 

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Dec 14 2018

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Rank #11: Personal Finance Show: The best opportunities in fixed income and the price of top performance

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On this week's show Nicholas Wall, manager of Old Mutual Global Strategic Bond Fund, explains how central bank policy is affecting bonds and highlights the areas of fixed income which offer the best opportunities. The IC team also look at why if you want top performance, you have to pay the price.

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May 11 2018

32mins

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Rank #12: Companies & Markets Show: Bargain Shares & Burford Capital with Simon Thompson

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On this week's Companies & Markets Show John Hughman is joined by Simon Thompson to discuss the performance of Simon's Bargain Shares 2019 portfolio and what next for Burford and more.

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Aug 15 2019

43mins

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Rank #13: Paid Post: Investing psychology – common investing mistakes

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Numerous psychological factors push investors into making mistakes. Victor Ricciardi, author and Assistant Professor of Financial Management at Goucher College, Maryland, and Oliver Smith, Portfolio Manager at IG, discuss how the fear of missing out or looking to make maximum returns without considering the risks can be controlled, and the crucial role played by portfolio rebalancing. 

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Dec 18 2018

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Rank #14: Beating the dividend drought & smaller cos vet Banyard on Buffettology & more

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This week Dave Baxter explains why despite increasing numbers of UK companies slashing their dividends investment trusts should be able to continue to deliver a reliable income. Rosemary Banyard, manager of VT Downing Unique Opportunities Fund, says where she is finding opportunities in the UK small and mid-caps space, and profiles two companies that are doing well now and should continue to deliver strong returns.

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Apr 03 2020

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Rank #15: Good ways to mitigate market falls and how to enter turbulent markets

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On this week’s show Dave Baxter explains why funds which take an environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment approach have recently fared better. He and Steve Kenny, commercial director at Square Mile Investment Consulting and Research, consider whether ESG funds can continue to do well and explain why you need to carefully examine them before you invest. And Steve and Mary McDougall set out some sensible investment strategies for turbulent markets. 

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Mar 27 2020

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Rank #16: Dividend Dilemma

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On this week's IC Companies and Markets Show editor John Hughman speaks to Phil Oakley about the dangers of dividend investing, why some active managers aren't worth their salt, and the risks of backing highly rated shares

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Jan 24 2019

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Rank #17: Personal Finance Show: The best ways to access bonds and capturing Europe's gains

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On this week's show Alex Brandreth, deputy chief investment officer at Brown Shipley,  explains why bonds are in a more difficult environment and what the best way to get exposure to them is. He and the IC team look at why European equities could be about to do better, and what Nigel Thomas's retirement means for AXA Framlington UK Select Opportunities Fund.

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May 04 2018

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Rank #18: Personal Finance Show: Woodford gets drastic and the Brexit portfolio

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On this week’s show, personal finance editor Leonora Walters looks at another drastic move from Neil Woodford and the logic behind it.

And Ed Smith, head of asset allocation research at Rathbones, tells deputy personal finance editor Dave Baxter what the latest Brexit news means for UK equity investors.

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Aug 30 2019

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Rank #19: Companies & Markets Show: End of the road?

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On this week's IC Companies & Markets show, editor John Hughman is joined by Phil Oakley and Alex Janiaud to talk about signs of trouble in the car industry, fresh concerns about the Help to Buy Scheme, and why the hunt for quality is becoming a very crowded trade.

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Jun 13 2019

44mins

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Rank #20: Companies & Markets Show: Small-cap special

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Mark Robinson is joined by Simon Thompson to discuss prospects for the small-cap space as US equity markets prepare to celebrate an unprecedented 10-year bull run. Mark’s also joined by the IC’s Harriet Clarfelt, who gives a rundown on some of this week’s tip updates.

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Aug 23 2018

29mins

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