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Coming soon: The Five Minute Investor from Money Clinic

Introducing Money Clinic’s Five Minute Investor, a miniseries hosted by Claer Barrett, the FT’s consumer editor. In each episode, Claer challenges top financial commentators to break down financial jargon in just five minutes, making you a smarter, and hopefully richer, investor. Tune in every Tuesday, 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 Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.

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  • The Five-Minute Investor from Money Clinic: The power of compounding

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    ‘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?

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    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

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    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
  • The Five Minute Investor from Money Clinic: Magnificent Seven

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    The Magnificent Seven could make up a much bigger slice of your own portfolio than you realise, but what are these seven stocks, and why are they so dominant? In our new miniseries The Five Minute Investor, consumer editor Claer Barrett challenges FT markets columnist Katie Martin to explain the hype around these gigantic US stocks.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 Twitter, 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?Read Claer’s recent column that looked at how exposed the index funds in her portfolio were to the Magnificent Seven - and if this was a good or bad thing: free to read link here Check out Katie Martin’s most recent FT column, which looks at how the Magnificent Seven share prices are coming under pressure: free to read link here Listen to more episodes of Money Clinic, such as The case for investing in AI, WTF are ETFs?, 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
  • Investment Masterclass: confessions of a top ex-Citibank trader

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    ‘If I try to put myself back into the shoes of me as a 21-year-old, all I can tell you is this: I was hungry,’ writes Gary Stevenson in his recently released memoir, The Trading Game, which tells the story of how the son of a Post Office worker briefly became the highest-paid trader working on Citi’s bond trading floor at London’s Canary Wharf. He sits down with host Claer Barrett to talk about what he learned about trading and how the wider economy works – and why he’s worried.Find Gary @garyseconomics on YouTube, X, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. Read Gary Stevenson’s recent FT Magazine profile by Miles Ellingham.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. If you would like to be a guest on a future episode of Money Clinic, email us at money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media — she’s @ClaerB on X, Instagram and TikTok. Want more?Check out Claer’s column, The hunt for good value UK stocks.Listen to more episodes, such as Investment Masterclass: An insider's view of the City of London, Investment masterclass: 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.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
  • Money Clinic presents Unhedged: The great British bargain show

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    The main stock index in the UK, the FTSE 100, includes some of the biggest and most profitable multinational companies in the world. But in recent years the index has trailed the US markets and is now considerably cheaper. In this episode of the FT’s Unhedged podcast, introduced by Money Clinic’s Claer Barrett, reporters Ethan Wu and Rob Armstrong ask if investors are overlooking a bargain. Want more?Read Claer Barrett’s latest FT article, The hunt for good value UK stocks. Find Unhedged wherever you get your podcasts, and enjoy a free 30-day trial of the Unhedged newsletter (free for FT Premium subscribers). Follow Ethan Wu (@ethanywu), Robert Armstrong (Katie Martin (@katie_martin_fx) on X. You can email Ethan at ethan.wu@ft.com.Listen to more Money Clinic episodes, such as How an ISA millionaire chooses stocks, Investment Masterclass: Nick Train on the case for investing in UK shares, and more. 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/moneycourseIf you would like to be a guest on a future episode of Money Clinic, email us at money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media — she’s @ClaerB on X, Instagram and TikTok. Unhedged is produced by Jake Harper and edited by Bryant Urstadt. The executive producer is Jacob Goldstein. We had additional help from Topher Forhecz. Cheryl Brumley is the FT’s global head of audio. Special thanks to Laura Clarke, Alastair Mackie, Gretta Cohn and Natalie Sadler.
  • 403. Best of Money Clinic: Investment masterclass with Deborah Meaden

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    Deborah Meaden, star of the hit BBC show “Dragons’ Den” is one of the highest-profile investors in the UK, famed for grilling entrepreneurs who want to secure financial backing for their businesses. In this episode of Money Clinic, first aired in October 2023, Deborah speaks to host Claer Barrett about how she goes about picking which companies to invest in, her commitment to green investment choices and her latest book, “Why Money Matters”, which explains money and finance to children. 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/moneycourseIf you would like to be a guest on a future episode of Money Clinic, email us at money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media — she’s @ClaerB on X, Instagram and TikTok. Want more?Check out Claer’s column, The hunt for good value UK stocks.Listen to more episodes, such as Can ESG investing really change the world?, How can I scale up my side hustle? and more. Links:https://makemymoneymatter.co.uk/https://ftflic.com/Clip: BBCPresented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Philippa Goodrich. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design is by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. Cheryl Brumley is the FT’s global head of audio.
  • Isa season: how to build tax-free wealth

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    With just days to go until the end of the tax year, it’s peak season for British savers and investors to make the most of their £20,000 annual Isa allowance before it renews on April 6. Whether you’re a beginner or a more seasoned investor, this episode clearly explains the tax benefits of Isas, how these work in practice and some common investment strategies. Host Claer Barrett breaks down the different types of Isas with FT Money columnist Moira O’Neill and Timi Merriman-Johnson, the financial educator and content creator better known online as Mr MoneyJar. In the edited highlights from an FT webinar, the panel shares tips about everything from getting started and choosing the right platform to asset allocation and ensuring your Isa portfolio is diversified. 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/moneycourseIf you would like to be a guest on a future episode of Money Clinic, email us at money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media — she’s @ClaerB on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. Want more?Check out Claer’s column, Why I’m sticking with my passive Isa strategyListen to more episodes, such as How an ISA millionaire chooses stocks, Investment Masterclass: Isa investing is changing, and more. Links:https://www.pimfa.co.uk/https://www.boringmoney.co.uk/https://compareandinvest.co.uk/Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Tamara Kormornick and Persis Love. 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