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Marcus de Silva and Simon Longfellow help you get to grips with the world of investing through their nearly 30 years of combined experience in the City, interviewing expert investors, economists, advisers, and financial entrepreneurs, and reviewing the latest and greatest investment products and services.

FREE, 7-day quick-course - teaching you all the basics to get started with investing - available at stepstoinvesting.com

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Marcus de Silva and Simon Longfellow help you get to grips with the world of investing through their nearly 30 years of combined experience in the City, interviewing expert investors, economists, advisers, and financial entrepreneurs, and reviewing the latest and greatest investment products and services.

FREE, 7-day quick-course - teaching you all the basics to get started with investing - available at stepstoinvesting.com

    Why retirees ignore growth at their peril, w/ Faith Archer

    Why retirees ignore growth at their peril, w/ Faith Archer

    This week, we speak to award winning journalist Faith Archer, and find out why growth is so important in your pension given the freedoms that were enacted in 2015. Elsewhere in the pod, we hear why a drop in UK inflation hasn't been widely cheered, what caused the surge in property sales here last month, insights from the FCA's research into why younger investors are taking the plunge into riskier assets, and the usual updates in markets and companies. NEW 'GET INVESTING' MAGAZINE: https://bit.ly/3DwT9VZ

    • 29 min
    The three main 'styles' of investing

    The three main 'styles' of investing

    We speak managing director of Chelsea Financial Services, Darius McDermott, to lift the lid on the three main styles of investing in shares: value, growth, and income. We chat through what they are and the history behind them, the typical companies involved and how they deliver returns to investors. We also look at what investors have been buying (or not buying!) over the past month, we hear why OPEC isn't helping with oil prices, how Brits are getting on with their personal finances, and the recovery in FTSE-100 dividends; plus the latest news in companies and markets. Please share!

    • 48 min
    Accessing the growth of America's most innovative companies

    Accessing the growth of America's most innovative companies

    This week we speak to Ed Bowsher about growth investing in the US, and explore why the kings of capitalism are so good at producing and growing the world's most innovative and exciting companies. Of course, Ed comes ready with some cheap and less cheap options for investing there, plus we go through our usual round-up of markets, companies and industry news. Please subscribe!

    • 43 min
    Dealing with a tricky estate following the death of a loved one

    Dealing with a tricky estate following the death of a loved one

    We speak to Elissa, who's facing some financial complexities as she tries to make sense of her late father's estate and provide a cashflow for her mother, as well as financial adviser Felix Milton, as he provides some pointers on what to do next and how advisers can help during these big life moments. Please subscribe.  

    • 38 min
    How to pick stocks

    How to pick stocks

    We speak to Laith Khalaf, head of investment analysis at investing platform AJ Bell, to find out the key financial metrics as well as the softer aspects of a business you need to look out for in order to pick stocks. We also hear about new crypto services from PayPal, investor sentiment surrounding covid, PureGym's exciting plans, and the latest in the OnlyFans adult content saga. Please subscribe to get notified of the latest.

    • 45 min
    Inflation, deflation, and cryptos, w/ economist Simon French

    Inflation, deflation, and cryptos, w/ economist Simon French

    We take a deep dive into inflation with broker Panmure Gordon's chief economist Simon French this week. We look at the historical context of inflation and why its been falling for 30 years; why top economists around the world can't agree on whether its transitory or potentially longer term and more corrosive; what the potential lower and higher risk options are for beating it; plus crypto's role, and whether today's savings rates will prove to be that low over the longer term. PLEASE SHARE AND HELP US ON OUR MISSION TO DEMOCRATISE INVESTING!

    • 51 min

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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

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