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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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Latest release on Jan 17, 2020

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

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Rank #3: 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

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Rank #4: 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

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Rank #5: Personal Finance Show: How to select the best investment trusts and investing optimistic investing

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On this week's show Peter Walls, manager of Unicorn Mastertrust, a fund of investment trusts, sets out what he looks for when selecting holdings, and how he mitigates the added risks that come with the benefits of these funds. He also highlights some investment trusts he has recently added to. Deputy personal finance editor Dave Baxter, meanwhile, explains why professional investors are more optimistic and how they have changed their asset allocations to reflect this.

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Nov 15 2019

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Rank #6: Personal Finance Show: Emerging opportunities and embracing UK uncertainty

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In this week's show Dave Baxter considers the prospects for emerging markets and Ben Seager-Scott, head of multi-asset funds at Tilney Group, suggests some funds for accessing them. They also assess the situation of UK equities and highlight some funds focused on the better areas of this asset class. And Ben explains why you can't ignore the US and sets out some ways to get exposure to it.

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Dec 20 2019

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Rank #7: 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 #8: 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

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Rank #9: 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

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Rank #10: Personal Finance Show: Diversifying with an attractive income and harnessing high growth

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On this week's show Tom Buffham, senior investment analyst at Octopus Investments, explains how emerging markets bonds can generate an attractive income and diversify portfolios.

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Jul 22 2019

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Rank #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: 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

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Rank #14: 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 #15: Personal Finance Show: A Boris bounce for the long term?

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After years in the doldrums, both sterling and domestic-facing UK equities have made large gains on the back of a successful general election for the Conservatives. But is it plain sailing from now on? Victoria Hasler, director for research and consulting at Square Mile, discusses what a long road to Brexit might mean for investors.


She and deputy personal finance editor Dave Baxter talk about whether the open-ended UK property funds, which have been struggling with Brexit-related uncertainty, are due a reprieve. They also look at what the future might hold for bond investors after a healthy 2019.

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Dec 13 2019

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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

36mins

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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: Companies & Markets Show: Top tip

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On this week's Companies & Markets Show editor John Hughman talks to Algy Hall about why 2019 has been a good vintage for our Tips of the Year.

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Dec 19 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

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Rank #20: 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

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