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Money Clinic with Claer Barrett

Money Clinic with Claer Barrett: your weekly guide to personal finance


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  • The Five Minute Investor from Money Clinic: What is a PE ratio?

    07:48
    When we talk about the relative value of our investments, PE ratios are never far away from the conversation - but what does this mean, and what exactly goes into this calculation? In the latest episode of our Five Minute Investor miniseries, FT consumer editor Claer Barrett challenges FT investment columnist Stuart Kirk to break down the ‘price’ and ‘earnings’ parts of the equation, and elucidate on other ways the PE ratio is used by investors to benchmark the relative value of different shares and other assets in their portfolio. Tune in every Tuesday to catch the latest episode of the Five Minute Investor, and subscribe to Money Clinic wherever you get your podcasts. If you would like Claer to demystify an investment term, email the team at money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media — she’s @ClaerB on Instagram and TikTok.For more tips on how to organise your money, sign up to Claer's email series 'Sort Your Financial Life Out With Claer Barrett' at FT.com/moneycourseWant more?Check out Claer’s column, Have you got five minutes to talk about investing?Read Stuart Kirk’s latest Skin in the Game column for free.Listen to Money Clinic’s Investment Masterclasses, such as Stuart Kirk has ‘skin in the game’, ‘Money is basically a fiction’, and more.Disclaimer: The Money Clinic podcast is a general discussion about financial topics and does not constitute an investment recommendation or individual financial advice.Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Tamara Kormornick. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. Cheryl Brumley is the FT’s global head of audio.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com

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  • The Five-Minute Investor from Money Clinic: What’s an IPO?

    07:16
    With a string of companies preparing to launch stock market listings on both sides of the Atlantic, investors may be tempted to invest in an IPO. But when companies stage an initial public offering, what are the factors to consider? In our new miniseries, The Five-Minute Investor, consumer editor Claer Barrett challenges Rob Armstrong, co-host of FT’s Unhedged podcast and author of the Unhedged newsletter, to explain why companies go public, and the risks of getting carried away with investing on the first day of public trading.Tune in every Tuesday to catch the latest episode of The Five-Minute Investor, and subscribe to Money Clinic wherever you get your podcasts. If you would like Claer to demystify an investment term, email the team at money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media — she’s @ClaerB on Instagram and TikTok.For more tips on how to organise your money, sign up to Claer's email series 'Sort Your Financial Life Out With Claer Barrett' at FT.com/moneycourseWant more?Listen to Unhedged wherever you get your podcasts, read Rob Armstrong’s latest Unhedged newsletter, and sign up to a free 30-day trial of the Unhedged newsletter: https://www.ft.com/unhedgedoffer. Check out Claer’s column, Have you got five minutes to talk about investing?Listen to Money Clinic’s Investment Masterclasses, such as An insider's view of the City of London, What’s one of the world’s leading investors buying?, and more.Disclaimer: The Money Clinic podcast is a general discussion about financial topics and does not constitute an investment recommendation or individual financial advice.Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Tamara Kormornick. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. Cheryl Brumley is the FT’s global head of audio.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
  • The Five-Minute Investor from Money Clinic: What is a yield?

    07:29
    Like an interest rate on a savings account, investment yields show us how much income different investments are able to generate. But how are yields calculated, and how can they measure the returns on different types of investments including shares, bonds and property? In our new miniseries, The Five-Minute Investor, consumer editor Claer Barrett asks FT markets columnist and Unhedged co-host Katie Martin to give practical examples of how yields can be used as a benchmark for different assets, and how to interpret the story behind the numbers.Tune in every Tuesday to catch the latest episode of The Five-Minute Investor, and subscribe to Money Clinic wherever you get your podcasts. If you would like Claer to demystify an investment term, email the team at money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media — she’s @ClaerB on Instagram and TikTok.For more tips on how to organise your money, sign up to Claer's email series 'Sort Your Financial Life Out With Claer Barrett' at FT.com/moneycourse.Want more?Listen to Unhedged wherever you get your podcasts, and read Katie Martin’s column on the topic, How the humble dividend might rise again.Check out Claer’s Lunch with investor and ‘Dragon’s Den’ star Deborah Meaden.Listen to Money Clinic’s investment masterclasses, such as Deborah Meaden on her life in business, An insider's view of the City of London, and more.Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Tamara Kormornick. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. Cheryl Brumley is the FT’s global head of audio.Disclaimer: The Money Clinic podcast is a general discussion about financial topics and does not constitute an investment recommendation or individual financial advice.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
  • The Five-Minute Investor from Money Clinic: What’s a bull market?

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    Global stock markets are charging along breaking record after record — but what’s driving this ‘bull market’ and how much longer can it last? Plus, what could it mean for investors if a ‘bear market’ awakens from hibernation? In our new miniseries, The Five-Minute Investor, consumer editor Claer Barrett challenges Rob Armstrong, co-host of FT’s Unhedged podcast and author of the Unhedged newsletter, to explain the factors that drive bull and bear markets, and if individual investors should reconsider their strategy.Links:Free pound cost averaging calculator: https://www.hl.co.uk/tools/calculators/regular-investing-calculatorFree dollar cost averaging calculator: https://www.buyupside.com/calculators/dollarcostave.phpTune in every Tuesday to catch the latest episode of The Five-Minute Investor, and subscribe to Money Clinic wherever you get your podcasts. If you would like Claer to demystify an investment term, email the team at money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media — she’s @ClaerB on Instagram and TikTok.For more tips on how to organise your money, sign up to Claer's email series 'Sort Your Financial Life Out With Claer Barrett' at FT.com/moneycourseWant more?Listen to Unhedged wherever you get your podcasts, read Rob Armstrong’s Unhedged newsletter on the topic, A better bull market?, and sign up to a free 30-day trial of the Unhedged newsletter: https://www.ft.com/unhedgedoffer. Check out Claer’s column, Have you got five minutes to talk about investing?Listen to Money Clinic’s Investment Masterclasses, such as An insider's view of the City of London, What’s one of the world’s leading investors buying?, and more.Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Tamara Kormornick. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. Cheryl Brumley is the FT’s global head of audio.Disclaimer: The Money Clinic podcast is a general discussion about financial topics and does not constitute an investment recommendation or individual financial advice.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
  • The Five-Minute Investor from Money Clinic: The power of compounding

    07:47
    ‘The two most powerful warriors are patience and time,’ Leo Tolstoy once wrote. But how can this make you a richer investor? The answer is compounding, and in our new miniseries, The Five-Minute Investor, consumer editor Claer Barrett challenges Bobby Seagull, the TV star and mathematics teacher, to demonstrate how compounding can power up our long-term investments. Tune in every Tuesday to catch the latest episode of The Five-Minute Investor, and subscribe to Money Clinic wherever you get your podcasts. If you would like Claer to demystify an investment term, email the team at money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media — she’s @ClaerB on Instagram and TikTok.Try out a compound interest calculator, and read more about INC and ACC funds.Take a look at MoneySavingExpert’s credit card minimum repayment calculator.For more tips on how to organise your money, sign up to Claer's email series 'Sort Your Financial Life Out With Claer Barrett' at FT.com/moneycourseWant more?Check out Claer’s column, Why do we think we can beat the market?Listen to Money Clinic’s Investment Masterclasses, such as An insider's view of the City of London, What’s one of the world’s leading investors buying?, and more.Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Tamara Kormornick. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. Cheryl Brumley is the FT’s global head of audio.Disclaimer: The Money Clinic podcast is a general discussion about financial topics and does not constitute an investment recommendation or individual financial advice.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
  • The Five Minute Investor from Money Clinic: Are share buybacks good news for investors?

    06:48
    Share buybacks have been in the news as Apple announced what would be the largest buyback in US history. But why is the US tech giant purchasing $110bn of its own shares, and cancelling them? In the latest episode of our Five Minute Investor miniseries, FT consumer editor Claer Barrett quizzes FT investment columnist Stuart Kirk on why more and more companies are doing this — and how investors can benefit. Tune in every Tuesday to catch the latest episode of the Five Minute Investor, and subscribe to Money Clinic wherever you get your podcasts. If you would like Claer to demystify an investment term, email the team at money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media — she’s @ClaerB on Instagram and TikTok.For more tips on how to organise your money, sign up to Claer's email series 'Sort Your Financial Life Out With Claer Barrett' at FT.com/moneycourseWant more?Check out Claer’s column, Have you got five minutes to talk about investing?Read Stuart Kirk’s latest Skin in the Game column for free.Listen to Money Clinic’s Investment Masterclasses, such as Stuart Kirk has ‘skin in the game’, ‘Money is basically a fiction’, and more.Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Tamara Kormornick. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. Cheryl Brumley is the FT’s global head of audio.Disclaimer: The Money Clinic podcast is a general discussion about financial topics and does not constitute an investment recommendation or individual financial advice.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
  • The Five Minute Investor from Money Clinic: Why liquidity matters for investors

    07:43
    In the age of the smartphone, it’s never been easier to buy an investment — but how quickly can you sell one, and how might this affect the price? In our new miniseries, The Five Minute Investor, consumer editor Claer Barrett challenges investment commentator Justin Urquhart-Stewart to explain why liquidity should be at the forefront of every investor’s mind.Tune in every Tuesday to catch the latest episode of the Five Minute Investor, and subscribe to Money Clinic wherever you get your podcasts. If you would like Claer to demystify an investment term, email the team at money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media — she’s @ClaerB on Instagram and TikTok.For more tips on how to organise your money, sign up to Claer's email series 'Sort Your Financial Life Out With Claer Barrett' at FT.com/moneycourseWant more?Check out Claer’s column, Why do we think we can beat the market?Listen to Money Clinic’s Investment Masterclasses, such as An insider's view of the City of London with today’s guest Justin Urquart-Stewart, What’s one of the world’s leading investors buying?, and more.Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Tamara Kormornick. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. Cheryl Brumley is the FT’s global head of audio.Disclaimer: The Money Clinic podcast is a general discussion about financial topics and does not constitute an investment recommendation or individual financial advice.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com