MoneyWeek Investment Tutorials Podcast
Summary: Now you can properly understand what’s going on in the stock market, the financial industry, and the economy… and also become a smarter investor. MoneyWeek is the UK’s best-selling investment and finance magazine. In these short videos, MoneyWeek’s deputy editor, Tim Bennett, explains a wide variety of investment and finance topics in a clear, simple and engaging way. In some videos Tim covers issues in the news e.g. the state of the banks, what the Chancellor and the Bank of England are doing, how multinational companies avoid paying tax. Others give a view on the markets e.g. three reasons to sell Apple. And others cover general investment themes e.g. how to properly understand pensions, how to value an income stock, and five key dates every shareholder should know. Whether you’re an active investor, a student of finance, or simply someone who wants to understand more about the financial markets and the economy, Tim’s videos will help you grasp ideas that you’ve never had properly explained to you before. Here are a few comments from people who have watched Tim’s videos on YouTube: "If 10% of the population had his grasp of markets and how they work the economy would be in much, much better shape." "I could not have asked for a better or clearer explanation! Thanks." "Damn, you did a good of explaining that simply." "Great video as usual, I'd recommend all of these to anyone” For more investment advice, updates and tips, do visit the MoneyWeek website: www.moneyweek.com
There are lots of things that could go wrong in the world. Ed Bowsher looks at how gold provides an insurance policy against disasters and crises.
Ed Bowsher runs through the nuts and bolts of opening a stocks and shares Isa, and gives you some investment ideas to consider.
In his latest video Ed Bowsher explains how Isas work, and why the new rules introduced in the budget are great news.
Ed Bowsher explains what ETFs are, and highlights some of their dangers and risks, so you can avoid the pitfalls.
Annuity rates have been ridiculously low for at least five years now. As a result, many new retirees have been very disappointed by the size of their retirement incomes. That said, there are some simple steps you can take which could boost your retirement income by as much as 40%. We explain the different approaches you could take in this video.
Ed Bowsher looks at the pros and cons of investing in gold, and examines the idea that gold can provide insurance against disaster in any portfolio.
Investors could make big money from fracking - but there are risks. Ed Bowsher explains what fracking is, and looks at the investment pros and cons.
The power of compound interest
Ed Bowsher explains what deflation is, the chances of it actually happening, and how it would affect you.
Ed Bowsher explains what the taper is, and how it’s linked to the US quantitative easing programme.
Financial markets. What they are, what they do, and why we need them.
The price-to-book value ratio is calculated by dividing the current share price by its book value (all fixed and current assets minus current and long-term liabilities) per share (book value divided by the total number of shares in issue).
Operational gearing describes the relationship between a firm’s fixed costs (eg people and property) and its variable costs. Higher fixed costs mean greater operational gearing and vice versa. High gearing makes a firm’s profits sensitive to a change in sales.
In this first “Introduction to capital gains tax” video, Tim Bennett explains who pays capital gains tax and when.
Tim Bennett, deputy editor of MoneyWeek magazine, explains the dividend yield – the dividend per share (total dividends paid out divided by total number of shares) expressed as a percentage.