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David Barnes

David has spent 20 years working for some of the largest US technology firms and has a passion for business and finance. He first started investing during the late 1990’s tech bubble. Undeterred, David continues to invest in technology companies alongside other long-term growth industries such as healthcare and consumer durables. Outside of these holdings, David likes to dabble in more short-term cyclical stocks attempting to prove that ‘timing the market’ can supplement ‘time in the market.’

3 cheap property shares that I think offer high risk, high return

The stock market crash has resulted in a number of cheap property shares. Some may look a bargain, but does the risk outweigh the... More »

2 FTSE 100 dividend shares I’d buy for a passive income today

If you are looking for a passive income in retirement, David Barnes thinks he has identified two prime candidates from the FTSE 100. More »

Dividend income or growth? These FTSE 250 shares have both

David Barnes sees no need to choose between dividend income or growth when these two property shares from the FTSE 250 offer both More »

Junior ISA: I think these UK shares are perfect for your kids

Investing for children can sometimes seem a little daunting. But David Barnes thinks Junior ISAs can be great when used to invest in the... More »

Stock market crash: Is this fund the perfect hedge?

David Barnes thinks this completely different type of asset investment fund may be the perfect hedge in case of a second stock market crash. More »

I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 drinks companies

Two FTSE 100 giants released updates this week to mixed receptions. But David Barnes explains why he would buy and hold both companies for... More »

Stock market crash, what stock market crash?

While some companies have plummeted in the stock market crash, others have been thriving. David Barnes takes a look at the reasons why. More »

Why I just bought these 2 unloved FTSE 100 shares

David Barnes explains why he dusted off his buy button for these two dogs of the FTSE 100 following the release of some poorly... More »

Is the Cineworld share price turning into a horror movie?

The Cineworld share price has endured a torrid fall over the last year, but with cinemas about to reopen does this represent a good... More »

Junior ISA: Investing for children (part 1)

Investing for children can sometimes seem a little daunting. David Barnes puts together a parents guide to Junior ISAs to take you through the... More »

Is the DS Smith share price too cheap to ignore?

The DS Smith share price has pulled back 30% this year. David Barnes asks if the current share price of the FTSE 100 packaging... More »

Stock market crash: I think this share is immune to the coronavirus

The stock market crash may have sent the share price of many companies plummeting. But this FTSE 100 constituent is now trading at an... More »

I think this ‘hidden’ growth share is a buy

David Barnes analyses the financial results from this FTSE 100 growth share and asks whether the recent share price fall presents a buying opportunity? More »

I think this falling knife is about to exit the FTSE 100

David Barnes asks whether the next quarterly reshuffle of the FTSE 100 could see the demotion of this struggling advertising colossus into the FTSE... More »

Is capital gains tax about to be raised? Here’s what I’d do now

David Barnes asks whether the recent announcement by the Treasury to review the capital gains tax could lead to an increase in the autumn... More »

Best UK share? I think this FTSE 100 firm is in the running

David Barnes asks whether this FTSE 100 data king is a contender for the crown of the best UK share or has it become... More »

FTSE 100 stalwart has a new challenger in town

FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) advertising giant WPP is looking cheap right now, but could its new, much smaller, rival offer the better investing opportunity? More »

Is the State Pension triple lock facing the axe?

David Barnes asks whether the State Pension triple lock could be scrapped and what you can do to protect yourself. More »

Star fund manager Nick Train likes this stock. Would I buy?

David Barnes asks whether Nick Train is seeing future emerging market growth potential in this beaten down FTSE 250 consumer goods company? More »

1 FTSE 100 share I think may help make you a million

David Barnes asks whether an investment in this FTSE 100 healthcare stalwart could help make you a million as part of a diverse share... More »