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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 Ocado share price dives 17% in 3 months. Here’s why

The Ocado share price has crashed by 17% since late January. What caused this and will the shares recover their former heights? More »

The BP share price is under £3. I’d buy today

The BP share price collapsed in 2020, but has soared since Halloween. With the oil price recovering from its slump, is it a good... More »

Deliveroo shares still look expensive to me

Deliveroo shares have flopped from 390p to around 230p today. Should I buy them after this 40% collapse, or hold tight and wait for... More »

The Rolls-Royce share price is crashing in April! Should I buy RR today?

The Rolls-Royce share price has dived 15% since its recent March high. With the shares now trading below £1, would I be a buyer... More »

As the Netflix stock price crashes, is the lockdown tech boom over?

After the streaming service reported weak results, the Netflix stock price dived. Is the lockdown tech boom over, or is this just a blip? More »

Barclays share price versus Lloyds share price: which would I buy today?

The UK's Big Five banks all report first-quarter earnings next week. In the battle between the Lloyds share price and Barclays shares, which do... More »

As the FTSE 100 hovers around 7,000, when will it hit 8,000?

Today, the FTSE 100 hovers around 7,000 points, barely above its close on 31 December 1999. I predict how long it could take to... More »

Here’s why I think the Barclays share price could climb in 2021/22

The Barclays share price has doubled since its September lows and is up almost 30% in 2021. But I think these two trends could... More »

This is the FTSE 100’s worst-performing share over a year. I’m happy to own it!

This popular stock is the FTSE 100's worst-performing share over 12 months. It's crashed by a sixth (16.6%). Why do I keep buying it?... More »

The Tesco share price fell 2% today. But I see it as a winner in 2021/22!

The Tesco share price fell 2% on Wednesday, despite encouraging financial results. But I think it could be a big winner if the economy... More »

Here’s why I expect the Lloyds share price to have a great 2021/22!

The Lloyds share price has almost doubled since its September low and is up 20% in 2021. But I see potential for further gains... More »

Best stocks to buy now: I’d buy this brilliant British business as a recovery play!

This great British business has been around 200 years, but is evolving fast. It's joined my watchlist of the best stocks to buy now... More »

Three crucial lessons for all investors from the Archegos meltdown!

The sudden collapse of family office/hedge fund Archegos Capital caused global shockwaves. Here's what went wrong. Don't make the same three mistakes! More »

Best stocks to buy now: I like this top share for the post-Covid party!

What happens when the Covid-19 pandemic recedes and the celebrations begin? This is one of my best stocks to buy now for a global... More »

The FTSE 100 and other markets have been good in 2021. Here’s why!

The FTSE 100 is up 4.3% so far in 2021, but US and European stocks have done much better. Which country's cheap shares will... More »

Deliveroo flops, but retail investors can sell on Wednesday. What would I do?

After Deliveroo delivers the worst opening for a London share flotation in 10 years, what went wrong? And what might shareholders do with their... More »

FTSE 100: these were the 5 best shares to buy before Brexit in 2016!

Since March 2016, the FTSE 100 is up 9% in five years. But these five star stocks were the best shares to buy before... More »

The Deliveroo share price delivers a 30% fall. What went wrong?

On its first day of trading, the Deliveroo share price crashed by 30% fall. But shareholders are trapped for a week, so what next? More »

These were the 5 best shares to buy 6 months ago, before the FTSE 100 soared!

Six months ago, the FTSE 100 was in a slump, but stock prices have soared since. These were the five best shares to buy... More »

Stock market crash: this huge red warning light doesn’t frighten me!

It's been a good first quarter for UK and US shareholders. Yet fears of a stock market crash are growing as bond prices collapse.... More »