Podcasts

James Ferguson: How bad data is driving fear of a second wave of Covid-19
UK Economy

James Ferguson: How bad data is driving fear of a second wave of Covid-19

Merryn and John talk to MoneyWeek regular James Ferguson about the rise in infections in coronavirus and what the data is really telling us.
17 Sep 2020
Mark Slater: why UK stocks are so unpopular right now
UK stockmarkets

Mark Slater: why UK stocks are so unpopular right now

Merryn talks to Mark Slater of the Slater Growth fund about why investors have abandoned the UK – and why they are wrong to have done so. Plus, he pic…
11 Sep 2020
The MoneyWeek Podcast: It's all gone V-shaped
Global Economy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: It's all gone V-shaped

Merryn and John talk about the craziness of the tech-stock bubble, the Fed's change of tack from inflation to employment, and the emergence of what is…
4 Sep 2020
George Magnus: financial repression and inflation – the only way out
Global Economy

George Magnus: financial repression and inflation – the only way out

There are very few ways to get out of the debt hole we have dug, economist and author George Magnus tells Merryn, and inflation is one of the most lik…
28 Aug 2020
Helen Thomas: how Covid and the “velocity of people” will shape our economic future
Global Economy

Helen Thomas: how Covid and the “velocity of people” will shape our economic future

John talks to Helen Thomas of Blonde Money about how the economy is shifting to the new, post-Covid reality – and how our children will pay for it all…
19 Aug 2020
The MoneyWeek Podcast: how to age well and profit from the “longevity dividend”
Investment strategy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: how to age well and profit from the “longevity dividend”

Merryn talks to economist and author Andrew J Scott and discusses how we can profit from the "longevity dividend" as we live longer; why we need to re…
6 Aug 2020
Gold bugs' dreams are coming true – but we could still see a V-shaped recovery
Gold

Gold bugs' dreams are coming true – but we could still see a V-shaped recovery

John and Merryn talk about how it's perfectly reasonable to expect a V-shaped recovery and to continue holding gold as well. Plus, inflation, staycati…
30 Jul 2020

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The MoneyWeek Podcast: Inflation, MMT and the folly of a centrally planned economy
Investment strategy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: Inflation, MMT and the folly of a centrally planned economy

Merryn and John talk about the chancellor's stamp duty holiday and wealth taxes in general; the trouble with economies planned by politicians (and how…
15 Jul 2020
Laura Foll: small companies, income, and the power of equity markets
UK stockmarkets

Laura Foll: small companies, income, and the power of equity markets

Merryn talks to fund manager Laura Foll about value, income yields and the UK market's underperformance, plus the benefits of smaller companies and th…
1 Jul 2020
Nick Greenwood: the benefits of investment trusts, and some of my favourites
Investment trusts

Nick Greenwood: the benefits of investment trusts, and some of my favourites

Merryn talks to Nick Greenwood of Premier Miton Investors, who runs a couple of funds that invest in investment trusts. Nick talks about the advantage…
25 Jun 2020
The MoneyWeek Podcast: Merryn and John on markets, pent-up demand, and a V-shaped recovery
Stockmarkets

The MoneyWeek Podcast: Merryn and John on markets, pent-up demand, and a V-shaped recovery

This week, Merryn and John talk about how most markets (bar two) are overpriced; how, with people desperate to return to normality, a V-shaped recover…
17 Jun 2020
Hugh Hendry: fire Jerome Powell and let the Fed go properly nuts
Global Economy

Hugh Hendry: fire Jerome Powell and let the Fed go properly nuts

Merryn talks to analyst and ex hedge fund manager Hugh Hendry, who explains why 2020 is very like 2002; why gold is the adult equivalent of Disneyland…
8 Jun 2020
Mervyn King: why the Covid pandemic is a classic example of radical uncertainty
UK Economy

Mervyn King: why the Covid pandemic is a classic example of radical uncertainty

This week, Merryn talks to ex-governor of the Bank of England Merryn King about the pandemic and how to prepare for a future that is unknowable; the g…
2 Jun 2020
The MoneyWeek Podcast: James Ferguson on the virus, the lockdown, and what comes next
Global Economy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: James Ferguson on the virus, the lockdown, and what comes next

Merryn talks to MoneyWeek regular James Ferguson of Macrostrategy Partnership about what's happened so far with the virus; whether the lockdown was th…
28 May 2020
MoneyWeek 1,000 – a look back over the last 20 years
Investment strategy

MoneyWeek 1,000 – a look back over the last 20 years

The first 1,000 issues of MoneyWeek magazine – what we got right, what we got wrong, and what, if anything, has changed, Plus the best of your suggest…
22 May 2020
Bernard Connolly: how are we going to pay for all this?
Global Economy

Bernard Connolly: how are we going to pay for all this?

Merryn talks to economist Bernard Connolly about the huge – and necessary – sums being spent supporting the economy through the coronavirus crisis. Th…
12 May 2020
The MoneyWeek Podcast: Andrew Milligan – your advantage over professional investors
Investment strategy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: Andrew Milligan – your advantage over professional investors

Merryn talks to Andrew Milligan, until recently chief investment strategist of Aberdeen Standard Investments, about the state of the markets now and t…
7 May 2020
The MoneyWeek Podcast: Central bankers just want to be loved
Global Economy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: Central bankers just want to be loved

Merryn and John look at the state of the world as it is now – are we doing too much in terms of stimulus? Should central banks buy equities? And what …
29 Apr 2020
Luciano Diana: ESG investing and a welcome dose of optimism amid the gloom
Investment strategy

Luciano Diana: ESG investing and a welcome dose of optimism amid the gloom

Pictet's Luciano Diana talks about ESG investing, climate change and the challenges of Covid-19 and how, while things are tough in the short term, the…
28 Apr 2020
Alexander Chartres: the end of a benign era
Global Economy

Alexander Chartres: the end of a benign era

We've been living in an extraordinarily stable and benign era. But stability breeds instability, says Ruffer's Alexander Chartres. Here, he talks to M…
22 Apr 2020
Steve Keen: a modern debt jubilee is vital to keep the global economy alive
Global Economy

Steve Keen: a modern debt jubilee is vital to keep the global economy alive

In a fascinating chat, Merryn talks to economist thinker and author Professor Steve Keen, who says we must put the financial system on "life support" …
16 Apr 2020
Gillian Tett: Life after lockdown and how the world will change
Global Economy

Gillian Tett: Life after lockdown and how the world will change

Merryn talks to the FT's Gillian Tett on lockdown in New York; debt and the spectre of financial repression; and how the world might look after the pa…
14 Apr 2020