Opinions on how investors might approach the UK market, bitcoin, tech stocks and ESG funds

Retail is not dead. Brexit could help UK companies. Take a small punt on bitcoin, keep your money invested in fossil fuel companies, and reassess your holdings in expensive tech stocks. These are pretty punchy opinions about the investment world — and they come from one of the FT’s top opinion writers, columnist Merryn Somerset Webb. In this special episode of the Money Clinic podcast, Merryn chats to presenter Claer Barrett about her personal investment strategy — and the forces she believes will shape the stock market in the years to come.

Listeners should be aware that the discussion of investment trends on this podcast is for information only, aimed at people who feel confident making their own investment decisions. It doesn’t constitute an investment recommendation, or individual financial advice — if you want that, you’ll need to see an independent financial adviser.

Find out more:

- Both Merryn and Claer write a weekly column in the FT Weekend and you can follow them on Instagram and Twitter @MerrynSW @Claerb 

- Hear Merryn’s tips for 19-year-old investor Ross in a previous Money Clinic, Beyond GameStop: The day trader turned investor

- For a different take on ESG investing, check out this episode Can ESG investing really change the world? And if you’re new to investing, listen to How can I get started as an investor?

- If you would like to chat to Claer about a real-life money problem on a future episode of the podcast, then drop us an email: money@ft.com 



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