This week America sneezed, so the rest of the world caught a cold. The Dow dropped by more than 1,175 – its biggest one-day points fall in its history – and European, UK and Asian markets all saw falls and considerable volatility. So, is it really the end of the longest bill run in history?

Inflation is up so interest rates look set to rise faster. But isn’t inflation a sign of a thriving economy? If that’s true why are markets in such a mess? Is anywhere safe anymore? What should we do with our money???

One man, one mic, one-hour: Simon will explain all! Tune in to money talk on Channel Radio at 13.00 on Friday.