James Skinner is a finance and investment writer. He began his finance career as an FX salesperson with a city brokerage house, before moving into equity research sales with a leading private research firm. It was here that he gained his first taste of life working on a research desk. Today James is a freelance writer with Motley Fool UK. Along with covering a number of mid and large cap stocks, he also writes regularly about both the national and global economies. James holds the Investment Management Certificate, awarded by CFA UK.
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My take on the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) and the "bear market or blip" question. More »
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Could Heavyweights Old Mutual Plc, Standard Life Plc & St James’s Place Plc Boost Your Portfolio In 2016?
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A tale of temptation: Rio Tinto Plc (LON: RIO) & Anglo American Plc (LON: AAL). More »
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My two pence for the melting pot of opinion on Vodafone Plc (LON: VOD), Sky Plc (LON: SKY) and TalkTalk Telecom Group Plc (LON:... More »
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