The Steps to Investing Podcast is all about helping everyday people get to grips with the world of investing, build wealth and be free. Every week, we chat through what's been driving financial markets, which companies have been most talked about in the news, and then delve into an investment strategy with example funds in our regular section, The Big Investment.
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Is inflation coming, and how can we profit from it?
In markets, we look to the tech stars upsetting US markets, and what European investors are hoping for from Christine Lagarde; in companies, we look to jewellery that lost its lustre, and which company stock market floatation 'Golden Balls' is behind; finishing with The Big Investment, and a look to inflation that threatens on the horizon and how as private investors we might profit from it.
Toys bucking the trend, and the growth-to-value snap-back
In markets we explore how a press conference of the powerful is leading shares ever higher, and what economic trinkets the French have announced; in companies we look at who's raising money for cybertrucks, and the soaring profits a Danish firm is building, brick by brick; finishing with The Big Investment, and why the switch from investing in growth stocks to value stocks might be savvy over the long term.
A central banker tete-a-tete, and a relic for your portfolio: Gold
In markets, we look at what new monetary policies might excite at the central banker Jackson Hole symposium, and a storm that's blowing through the oil industry; in companies, we find out about an Ant that's about to float on the stock markets, and a Russian mining group that has stolen the FTSE-100 show this year; finishing with The Big Investment and a delve into one of the most ancient of precious metals: gold.
A new high, a giant Apple, and crowdfunding: the complete guide
In the pod this week, markets hit new highs, a 2 trillion dollar Apple, and a warning from a discounter. Plus, in The Big Investment, we examine crowdfunding – small investors, smaller businesses, but potential for big wins, and definitely big risks.
Food glorious food, the UK plummets, and robots to help you invest
Marcus kicks-off with some grisly UK data that leaves Chancellor Sunak with some explaining to do, and what disagreements on Capitol Hill are delaying a vital second round of US stimulus; Simon takes a look at a food app breaking its own records, and a pizza company shining a light on eat out to help out; rounding-off with The Big Investment and the robots that get you from account opening to investing in lightening-quick time.
The Bank's sobering view, a tough time for Chinese apps, and investing for credit income
In markets this week, Marcus looks at which juicy package details investors are eagerly awaiting from Congress, and why the Bank of England thinks our interest rates are best kept as they are; in companies, Simon discusses a grim story that puts disgraced fintech group Wirecard back in the press again, as well as the screws US President Donald Trump is turning on Chinese apps; finishing with The Big Investment and a focus on credit as a potential source of income.
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Highly recommend for those new to investing
An ideal-length podcast for a summary of recent and ongoing events affecting financial markets. Particularly suitable for those wanting to understand how global current affairs can present investment opportunities