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Cliff D'Arcy

My first loves were Maths and Physics. After studying Maths, Stats and Computer Science in the late 80s, I worked in the financial sector from 1987 to 2002. I then joined The Motley Fool's writing team in January 2003 and left in November 2005. Since then, I have been a freelance financial writer. My primary goal is to help people manage their money better by making sensible financial decisions!

The Lloyds share price leaps 15% in a month. Next stop 60p?

The Lloyds share price has jumped by nearly 15% in the past 30 days. What might send LLOY higher, perhaps even to 60p a... More »

The Royal Mail share price has crashed since June! I’d buy now

The Royal Mail share price has collapsed by almost a third since peaking in early June. After this steep crash, I see hidden value... More »

The Barclays share price hits £2 as profits explode. What next?

The Barclays share price hit £2 on Thursday morning after the bank revealed a sterling set of results. What next for BARC after rising... More »

The FTSE 100 is having a good year. But what about 2022?

The FTSE 100 index is up nearly 12% in 2021 and almost 23% over one year. But what if the stock market crashes in... More »

The Rolls-Royce share price is up 65% in 3 months. Too late to buy?

The Rolls-Royce share price has surged by 23% in a month and over 63% in three months. After soaring sky-high, is this super stock... More »

Stock market crash? These four things worry me today

As stock prices rise higher and higher, the risk of a stock market crash creeps up. Today, I'm worried about these four obstacles to... More »

The FTSE 100 hits its 2021 high. Time to sell UK stocks?

On Friday, the FTSE 100 hit its 2021 high before easing back. However, it's only up 3% over the past five years, so there... More »

The Diageo share price (LSE: DGE) is up 35% in a year. Peak or pause?

The Diageo share price has soared by 35% in the past year and hit a record high last month. But would I buy this... More »

The Barclays share price (LSE: BARC) is up 16% in 3 months. What next?

The Barclays share price has almost doubled in a year and is up 16% in three months. But big news arrives next week that... More »

The THG share price (LSE: THG) crashes 60% in a month. Here’s why

The THG share price has collapsed by almost 60% in under five weeks. What went wrong at the e-commerce group? And would I buy... More »

The Lloyds share price (LSE: LLOY) leaps 12% in a month. What next?

The Lloyds share price has leapt over 12% since bottoming out on 8 September. What next for this highly popular FTSE 100 banking stock? More »

My 5 investing mistakes for newbies to avoid!

Learning about investing isn't easy, especially if you are a newcomer to this global game. Here are five ways you can learn from my... More »

The GSK share price (LSE: GSK) leapt to 1,460p today. Here’s why!

The GSK share price briefly jumped above 1,460p on Tuesday morning, before cooling off in the afternoon. Here's why the shares are up today. More »

I want my share of this £46bn in dividends!

Total FTSE 100 dividends for 2021 are forecast to be £84.1bn. But these five Footsie dividend dynamos account for £46bn of the total pay-out... More »

I’d buy these 5 huge FTSE 100 stocks today!

The FTSE 100 index is up almost 45% from its March 2020 lows. But there are still bargains lurking in the index. Here are... More »

This FTSE 100 stock crashed 20% in 3 months. Would I buy now?

While the FTSE 100 is down slightly over the past three months, these three stocks have crashed. Even so, I like the look of... More »

Can I be sure of the Royal Dutch Shell share price (LSE: RDSB)?

The Shell share price has almost doubled since its lows of late October 2020. But after such a strong surge, would I buy the... More »

£29bn in dividends from these 5 FTSE 100 stocks in 2021!

FTSE 100 dividends are forecast to soar by 36% to £84.1bn in 2021, after a terrible 2020. And these five stocks pay the UK's... More »

Is it too late to buy Tesco (LSE: TSCO) stock after its recent surge?

The Tesco share price has soared more than 21% in under four months. Despite this surge, I can see several reasons for me to... More »

These 5 FTSE 100 stocks have crashed in a month!

The FTSE 100 index has fallen almost 3% in the past month. Alas, these five stocks have lost between 15% and 17% in 30... More »