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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!

A year after the stock market crash, these are the FTSE 100’s 6 biggest losers!

Since crashing to a low in March 2020, the FTSE 100 has soared by 35%. But these six sick stocks have dived over the... More »

1 year after the stock market crash, these are the FTSE 100’s 5 biggest winners

Since crashing to a low in March 2020, the FTSE 100 is up by more than a third. But these five super stocks have... More »

FTSE 100: these 5 shares have crashed since Christmas! Which do I like today?

Since Christmas, these five FTSE 100 shares have crashed by up to 20%. But several are great businesses and I'd happily buy one stock... More »

The Cineworld share price bounces back from 88p! Would I buy this stock today?

The Cineworld share price has crashed by a quarter in six days. But US cinemas reopen next month, so should I buy this falling... More »

FTSE 100: these were the worst 8 shares to buy in the market crash a year ago. Yikes!

The FTSE 100 crashed to a low on 23 March 2020. One year later and it is up 34%. But these eight sad and... More »

FTSE 100: these were the best shares to buy in the market crash a year ago!

The FTSE 100 crashed to a low on 23 March 2020. One year later, it has gained 34%. But these five champion shares have... More »

Got £750 to invest? Here are my 2 best cheap shares to buy now!

The FTSE 100 has surged more than 30% over the past year. But these two cheap shares were left behind. I'd buy both today... More »

These 5 FTSE 100 shares have crashed since February! Which would I buy today?

The FTSE 100 has been volatile in the past month, on fears of rising interest rates. These five shares have bombed since February. Which... More »

Stock market crash: I’ll watch these 5 warning signs while buying cheap shares!

While investors worry about a stock market crash, I keep a close eye on these five warning lights. So far, they haven't stopped me... More »

£1,500 to invest? Here’s how I’d turn it into £10k buying cheap shares!

A long-lost pension turns out to have produced very inferior returns. To increase my returns, I'm going to invest this pot into cheap shares... More »

FTSE 100: these 5 shares are falling fast. Which would I buy today?

Although the FTSE 100 is up in 2021, these five shares have tumbled hard over the past month. Which two stocks would I buy... More »

I buy cheap shares like Warren Buffett buys burgers!

When buying cheap shares and good businesses, Warren Buffett is the man to learn from. Here are two great pieces of Buffett wisdom for... More »

Stock market crash? I’ll keep buying cheap shares, despite these warning signs!

I worry about a stock market crash, because these two warning lights have started flashing this month. But there is hope and good news... More »

The Lloyds share price spiked to 41p before falling today! Would I buy LLOY now?

The Lloyds share price jumped 2p in early trading Wednesday, before giving up this gain. At 39p, would I buy Lloyds shares today? More »

UK investors: you can buy into this US billionaire’s hedge fund with just £25!

Usually, ordinary folk are banned from the world's most successful hedge funds. But UK investors can back this billionaire's bets starting with just £25! More »

This FTSE 100 stock is up 806% since 2016. Is it the best UK share to buy today?

While The FTSE 100 is up 8% over five years, this wonder stock has soared 806%! After such stellar growth, would I back this... More »

These 12 shares are the FTSE 100’s dogs since 2016. How many do you own?

These 12 shares are the dirty dozen of the FTSE 100. Each has crashed by 27% to 72% since 2016! Which would I buy... More »

GlaxoSmithKline: the GSK share price is down 12% in a month. Should I sell my shares?

The GlaxoSmithKline share price is down 12% in a month and 35% in a year. Should I give up on GSK by selling my... More »

How UK investor ‘Tooda Moon’ almost blew his life savings on GameStop (GME) stock

Many US investors have made or lost life-changing amounts gambling on GameStop stock. Here's how one UK investor could have lost his life savings... More »

For big share dividends, I’m looking to buy into these 12 FTSE 100 giants!

These 12 FTSE 100 giants will pay a combined £34.5bn in share dividends for 2020. I'm investing to grab a larger slice of 2021's... More »