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Money Box Live: Investing in shares

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BBC Radio 4's Money Box Live
Wednesday, 3 February 2010 at 1502 BST On Radio 4 and Online

On Wednesday's programme Vincent Duggleby took your calls on investing in shares and put them to a panel of expert guests.

Stock markets have risen strongly since the lows of March 2009, but given the turbulence of recent years many shareholders will remain cautious.

Investors may be wondering if the momentum of 2009 will continue into 2010 and how the markets will react to the end of quantitative easing, rising inflation and an election.

Whether you are looking to take your first steps into the stock market, or you already have investments, you may have a question for the panel.

Where can you find out about the different types of investments that are available?

What is the best way to buy and sell shares?

How do you conduct research and assess risk?

What should you consider when constructing your portfolio?

Should you pay for a manager or is it worth buying and selling your own shares?

What charges and commission are reasonable?

Whatever your question, Vincent Duggleby and guests were here to help.

Vincent Duggleby was joined by:

  • Morven Whyte, portfolio manager, Redmayne Bentley Stockbrokers

  • Gavin Oldham, chief executive officer, The Share Centre

  • Rob Burgeman, divisional director, Brewin Dolphin

Presenter: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Diane Richardson

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