This is Money show
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The This is Money show is an entertaining and informative weekly look at the big money stories and investigations from the UK's best and most trusted source of independent financial news, information and advice.
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What are stocks and shares? Introducing Big Money Questions - and a lot of enlightening answers
4 days ago
‘If you've ever wondered how you get triangles from a cow,’ sang British music legends Half Man Half Biscuit, ‘you need butter milk and cheese and an equilateral chain saw. ‘
It’s obvious when you know the answer!
But what about the stuff you think you know the answers to… but do you? Really? The Big Money Questions.
That’s the name of our fortnightly video presentation with Rachel Rickard Straus and a host of exceptional guests from the worlds of economics, business, the City and the bookshelves.
In a departure from our usual round-up of the week’s money events, this week we introduce you to an audio version of the show.
The question: What are stocks and shares?
What’s the difference between a stock and a share?
Is that different from a bond?
Why do they exist?
Why are they different prices?
What makes the prices move?
How do you know if it’s worth buying them?
Forget the cheese - this stuff is whey too important to ignore.
Listen, learn, enjoy.