Investors Chronicle

Investors Chronicle

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Investors Chronicle is the UK's oldest investment magazine. Published every Friday; news and views online every day.


Personal Finance Show 2 December 2016  

The team and Investors Chronicle economist Chris Dillow look at how markets have reacted over the past few weeks following the election of Donald Trump, and what they might do going forward. They also consider what a realistic annual return for an investor might be and how useful risk statistics are when choosing a fund.

Companies & Markets Show 2 December 2016  

Top sectors for 2017: Two news stories grabbed the headlines this week: the RBS stress test failure and Opec's decision to rein-in production. Find out if the IC's writers think either decision will have long-term relevance. Algy Hall also takes time out from a busy schedule to review sector prospects for 2017 via his latest stock screen.

The IC Extraction Podcast: Tharisa  

Tharisa's (THS) secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange in June couldn't have been better timed to coincide with the commodities bull run of 2016. With its low cost profile, long-life open pit mine and exposure to chrome, investors have been steadily buying into the rare mining debutant, sending the shares up by more than 200 per cent since the summer. In the latest in our series of natural resources podcasts, natural resources writer Alex Newman speaks with chief executive Phoevos Pouroulis and chief financial officer Michael Jones about Tharisa’s first set of full-year results since listing in London, the state of South Africa’s mining industry, and what’s happening in the chrome market.

Boardroom Talk: Metro Bank's growth challenge  

Emma Powell gets the lowdown on the highly priced challenger bank's strategy for earnings growth. In the latest of our Boardroom Talk podcast series, we ask Metro Bank chief executive Craig Donaldson whether the newly listed challenger bank's high-cost growth strategy will translate into healthy profits and whether it can truly compete with the mainstream banking giants.

Personal Finance Show 25 November 2016  

Emma Agyemang and Leonora Walters discuss funds for beating inflation and portfolio turnover ratios with special guest Patrick Connolly, certified financial planner at Chase de Vere. Patrick also explains how some of the changes to pensions in Wednesday’s Autumn Statement affect investors.

Companies & Markets Show 25 November 2016  

Amazon, agents and the Autumn Statement: The team discuss Philip Hammond's first and last Autumn Statement, and its impact on letting agents, landlords and savers

Personal Finance Show 18 November 2016  

The team discuss the merits of synthetic ETFs, and which equity managers have added the most value and consistency for investors. They are joined by special guest, James Carthew, research director at QuotedData, who explains how investment trusts have performed since the US elections and what we can expect from them going forward.

Companies & Markets Show 18 November 2016  

Grocery gremlins and currency conundrums: IC editor John Hughman is joined by companies editor Ian Smith and news editor Bradley Gerrard for a lively discussion of the week's big news, including Amazon's foray into UK food retail and the sectors being buffeted by the plunge in Sterling.

Personal Finance Show 11 November 2016  

The team consider whether US equities have a place in your portfolio, and highlight a type of fund that offers substantial exposure to this asset even though it is not indicated in the name. Deputy personal finance editor Kate Beioley also sets out some of the many ways to save for kids. They are joined by special guest Peter Doherty, chief investment officer of Tideway Investment Partners.

Companies & Markets Show 11 November 2016  

Trump triumphs: IC editor John Hughman is joined by Ian Smith and Bradley Gerrard to reflect on a tumultuous week in politics

Personal Finance Show 4 November 2016  

This week the team is joined by Ed Smith, asset allocation strategist at Rathbones. They discuss the return of inflation, bond proxy worries and what a Trump presidency could mean for the world and your investments. Kate Beioley, deputy personal finance editor at Investors Chronicle talks to personal finance writer Emma Agyemang about HICL Infrastructure’s search for new assets and Emma talks about the state of the property market and TR Property’s premium. The team also looks at this month’s markets. Gilts yields, inflation and banking stocks are all on the up, what does that mean for the funds you hold? And Ed Smith also talks through Trump’s trade tactics and macro-economics and explains how protectionist policies could hurt equities.

Property podcast: Buy-to-let special  

Jonas Crosland, property correspondent at the Investors Chronicle, speaks to buy-to-let expert David Lawrenson on the private rental sector, and highly controversial plans to phase out mortgage interest rate relief on second homes, coming on top of the introduction of higher stamp duty charges.

Personal Finance Show 28 October 2016  

On this week's investment trust special personal finance show the team review the reliability of their dividend payouts, consider how to construct an income portfolio using these kinds of funds and set out the different ways to access them. They are joined by Special guest David Liddell, chief executive of online investment service IpsoFacto Investor.

Companies & Markets Show 28 October 2016  

Walloons, nervy banks and US drugs: This week's Companies & Markets Show tracks the major corporate stories of the moment, including PPI provisions, miners' asset sales, Big Tobacco M&A and much more

Personal Finance Show 21 October 2016  

In this week's personal finance podcast the team discusses a fee change at Finsbury Growth and Income and talks fee fairness in the closed and open-ended fund market. They also take a look at a recent performance dip from City of London investment trust and looks at how the trust has dealt with Brexit. Also on this week's show, the panel looks at TD Direct's decision to scrap SCRIPs, leaving one reader unable to continue receiving his dividends as shares. What is the best way of receiving dividends, will your broker let you? And at what cost? Deputy personal finance editor Kate Beioley is joined by personal finance editor Leonora Walters, personal finance writer Emma Agyemang and Abraham Okusunya, chartered financial planner and director at investment research firm FinalytiQ.

Companies & Markets Show 21 October 2016  

Hot chocolate and cold turkey: IC editor John Hughman is joined by companies editor Ian Smith and sectors editor Harriet Russell to make sense of a busy week of high street news, a slew of profit warnings and a stumbling IPO market.

Boardroom Talks: Fox Marble  

Following recent news that the group has joined forces with the Kosovan government to create the 'world's largest marble company', chief executive Chris Gilbert explains why this is an exciting venture and what it means for the future of the company.

Personal Finance Show 14 October 2016  

On this week’s show Kate Beioley explains which key market moves investors need to be aware of, and how prevailing investment styles might be about to change. Leonora Walters, meanwhile, asks Rob Burgeman, divisional director at Brewin Dolphin, what assets and strategies are suitable for generating an income in retirement, and if star fund managers can continue to do well when they change firm.

Companies & Markets Show 14 October 2016  

Marmite fight: Love it or hate it, it's the Companies & Markets Show with editor John Hughman, companies editor Ian Smith and tips editor Algy Hall. This week Tesco and Unilever square up as sterling slides, Lloyds retail IPO goes up in smoke, and Algy explains how to pick safe income stocks to beat low interest rates.

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