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Looking for help with your Isa or pension? Or just plain confused by the stock market? Each week, Investors' Chronicle picks apart the latest news for companies, markets and funds, and brings you fresh investment ideas. Subscribe for these, along with interviews with professional investors and special in-depth discussions on big market themes.


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Looking for help with your Isa or pension? Or just plain confused by the stock market? Each week, Investors' Chronicle picks apart the latest news for companies, markets and funds, and brings you fresh investment ideas. Subscribe for these, along with interviews with professional investors and special in-depth discussions on big market themes.


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    Water stocks, sports brands & Baille Gifford: The Companies and Markets Show

    Water stocks, sports brands & Baille Gifford: The Companies and Markets Show

    This week, the IC team touch on everything from everything from water company share prices to the state of play in the sports brands industry, and Baillie Gifford’s investment trusts.
    Alex Hamer unpacks Ofwat’s regulatory crackdown and what reforms mentioned in the King’s Speech will mean for companies such as Pennon (PNN), United Utilities (UU) and Severn Trent (SVT).
    It’s been a busy few weeks for sporting events but there’s plenty more to come as this week’s cover feature analyses sports brands. Michael Fahy runs through the hot topics from Nike (NKE) versus Adidas (ADS), new challenger brands and marketing spending in the UK compared with the US.
    Last up, Val Cipriani looks at how Baille Gifford’s Monks (MNKS), Edinburgh Worldwide (EWI) and Scottish Mortgage (SMT) are performing after 2022’s huge losses, Trump’s recent comments on trade relations, and more. 
    Timestamps
    1:22 Water companies 
    12:38 Sports brands
    27:52 Baille Gifford
    Claim your first 12 weeks of Investors' Chronicle Print + Digital for just £12. You will get instant access to our website and app, plus the magazine delivered to your door every week. To start your trial, visit www.investorschronicle.co.uk/podcasttrial 
    *After your 12-week trial you will pay just £62 every 13 weeks by direct debit. If you’re not entirely satisfied, you can cancel up to 5 business days before your renewal date and only pay the £12 already debited. This offer is for UK subscribers only.

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    • 39 min
    ‘It’s a fantastic environment for shorting’: Chris Tennant of Fidelity Emerging Markets

    ‘It’s a fantastic environment for shorting’: Chris Tennant of Fidelity Emerging Markets

    In the latest episode of IC Interviews, Dave Baxter sits down with Chris Tennant of Fidelity’s Emerging Markets Trust. The pair cover everything from stocks Taiwan Semiconductor (TSMC) and Nasper (JSE: NPN) to the opportunities for shorting in China and areas believed to be the home of future emerging markets.
    Timestamps 
    1:00 Stocks in portfolio & TSMC
    6:04 Nasper 
    8:23 Buybacks in EM
    11:15 General take on China 
    16:08 Shorting 
    19:10 India
    22:48 Concentrating elsewhere 
    24:34 Other EM options 
    27:11 Overlooked themes 
    29:11 Risks that investors are overlooking


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    • 31 min
    Best 50 ETFs, housebuilders & student Reits: The Companies and Markets Show

    Best 50 ETFs, housebuilders & student Reits: The Companies and Markets Show

    The episode begins with Alex discussing the housebuilding sector. He and Dan unpack Barratt’s (BDEV) recent trading update, whether investors should expect more M&A, and planning proposals from the new government.
    Julian follows up by analysing student accommodation provider Unite’s (UTG) seemingly positive trading update. He explores the investment case given the weakening relationship between international students and universities’ finances, and how planning changes could affect the sector.
    Last on the agenda is our annual ETF best-buy list. Dave Baxter explains the thinking behind the collection of funds, changes made for 2024, why investors should be wary of thematic ETFs and more. 
    1:30 Housebuilders 
    16:17 Unite 
    27:45 Top 50 ETFs
    Claim your first 12 weeks of Investors' Chronicle Print + Digital for just £12. You will get instant access to our website and app, plus the magazine delivered to your door every week. To start your trial, visit www.investorschronicle.co.uk/podcasttrial 
    *After your 12-week trial you will pay just £62 every 13 weeks by direct debit. If you’re not entirely satisfied, you can cancel up to 5 business days before your renewal date and only pay the £12 already debited. This offer is for UK subscribers only.

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    • 39 min
    Baltic Classifieds, ActiveOps & outsourcers: The Companies and Markets Show

    Baltic Classifieds, ActiveOps & outsourcers: The Companies and Markets Show

    We begin the show with Jemma Slingo who covers results at Baltic Classifieds (BCG), the largest internet services provider for the Baltics. The business has a dominant position in the housing and car listings market, making it a similar company to the UK’s Rightmove and Auto Trader. Dan and Jemma unpack its expansion plans, risks and valuation. 
    Next, Mark Robinson joins to discuss the ‘decision intelligence’ company ActiveOps (AOM) which is gaining attention for high customer retention rates and positive earnings growth. Mark explores how large the scope is for its software services.
    Last up, Julian Hofmann and Jemma discuss outsourcers Serco (SRP) and Mitie (MTO). The two explore current trading at the two companies and their prospects under a Labour government.
    1:22 Baltic Classifieds
    9:59 ActiveOps 
    20:18 Serco
    24:08 Mitie
    Claim your first 12 weeks of Investors' Chronicle Print + Digital for just £12. You will get instant access to our website and app, plus the magazine delivered to your door every week. To start your trial, visit www.investorschronicle.co.uk/podcasttrial 
    *After your 12-week trial you will pay just £62 every 13 weeks by direct debit. If you’re not entirely satisfied, you can cancel up to 5 business days before your renewal date and only pay the £12 already debited. This offer is for UK subscribers only.


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    • 27 min
    'We underestimated tech's potential': Alastair Laing of Capital Gearing Trust

    'We underestimated tech's potential': Alastair Laing of Capital Gearing Trust

    Dave Baxter hosts Alastair Laing of Capital Gearing Trust, a vehicle which aims to grow but also protect investments over long periods. Often known for its bearish stance, the team at the trust use a combination of bonds, equities and property to position themselves and investors' cash securely in case of rocky market periods. 
    In the episode, Dave and Alastair discuss how the trust has offset missing out on the US tech wave, inflation-linked bonds, the smaller positions they hold, and much more. 

    Timestamps
    1:00 Positioning of the trust
    3:07 Pockets of value
    4:36 Drivers of a regime change
    5:57 Exposure to equities
    7:04 Offsetting lack of involvement of US gains 
    9:58 Bonds 
    13:12 Inflation-linked bonds 
    15:56 Executing investment views 
    18:25 Smaller positions
    20:31 Arriving at a valuation he can trust
    24:19 How the trust navigates investment trust investments
    27:09 Attitude to private equity 
    29:04 Share buybacks 
    34:07 The sector and structural decline
    Claim your first 12 weeks of Investors' Chronicle Print + Digital for just £12. You will get instant access to our website and app, plus the magazine delivered to your door every week. To start your trial, visit www.investorschronicle.co.uk/podcasttrial 
    *After your 12-week trial you will pay just £62 every 13 weeks by direct debit. If you’re not entirely satisfied, you can cancel up to 5 business days before your renewal date and only pay the £12 already debited. This offer is for UK subscribers only.

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    • 37 min
    Watches of Switzerland, Volex & CMC: The Companies and Markets Show

    Watches of Switzerland, Volex & CMC: The Companies and Markets Show

    The Companies and Markets Show returns with a look at the prospects for three very different businesses. Retailer Watches of Switzerland (WOSG) had a disastrous start to the year but has shown signs of improvement since. Chris Akers asks if it can weather the luxury goods downturn.
    Then Jemma Slingo joins the show to examine Aim-listed cable and components maker Volex (VLX). Less glamorous it may be, but the latest figures demonstrate that the company has proved adept at diversifying its business despite destocking challenges. Lastly, Mark Robinson ponders the opportunities and risks facing one of the UK market’s best performers in 2024: trading platform CMC Markets (CMCX). Is there still value there for shareholders?

    Read our full analysis of the results hereWatches of Switzerland sticks with targets after tough yearVolex sales climb despite strong headwindsCMC's growth prospects supported by Revolut deal
    Claim your first 12 weeks of Investors' Chronicle Print + Digital for just £12. You will get instant access to our website and app, plus the magazine delivered to your door every week. To start your trial, visit www.investorschronicle.co.uk/podcasttrial 
    *After your 12-week trial you will pay just £62 every 13 weeks by direct debit. If you’re not entirely satisfied, you can cancel up to 5 business days before your renewal date and only pay the £12 already debited. This offer is for UK subscribers only.

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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
220 Ratings

220 Ratings

andyarris ,

Has this podcast stopped?

Loved listening to John and Phil. Algy Hall is also worth a listen to. Rest of the contributors are a bit loose but you put up with it for Phils insight

Sjmcd ,

Good range of subjects and presenters

Enjoy both the regular weekly podcast but a special mention goes to the Lee and the IC series for a great in depth conversation looking at smaller stocks in much more detail.

The weekly podcast is good with a round up of market news along with company specific updates. I like their style - informative yet not flashy and very British.

I’ve been introduced to the IC through listening to these podcasts over the past 9 months and have now become a subscriber to the magazine too - surely the point of the podcast!

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Sound Quality?

Some great content but the sound quality is often awful, sometimes so bad that I cannot listen to it

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