In this podcast episode, Paul and Megan are joined by Debbie Hair (Investment Manager, Evelyn Partners). They delve into various economic and financial topics, starting with inflation and its implications, touching on both short-term and long-term trends, emphasising the importance of considering environmental, social, and governance factors when evaluating companies for investment, particularly in the context of climate change.The discussion also covers quantitative easing (QE) and the role of central banks, such as the Bank of England, in managing monetary policy. Debbie explains that while the need for QE may decrease with economic growth, it could still be used in the future to stabilize economic conditions.We also discuss the 2% inflation target and its somewhat arbitrary nature, with a focus on the credibility it brings to economic policies. Megan & Paul also inquire about investment strategies for first-time buyers, as well as gold as an investment option. We wrap up by discussing the market's future, with a focus on maintaining stability and the central banks' policy of "higher for longer."● Watch the episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFYSUm_c2Nk● Listen to Debbie's first episode on the show: https://bit.ly/3S0hi1HEnjoy the episode? We'd love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to us directly on email@example.com or via our social media channels. You can also help other people find us by sharing the episode or leaving us a review and rating from wherever you're listening!To find out more about ESPC and our solicitor estate agent member firms, you can head to our website.You can read our most recent house reports here: http://bit.ly/3CQlEQwRead the latest news from the property market in Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and the Scottish Borders here: http://bit.ly/3IPOR1TESPC is more than just a market leading property website. We are the home of property and are here to help you at every stage of your property journey.