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James J. McCombie

James J. McCombie has been writing for the Fool UK since August 2019 and has passed the charted financial analyst (CFA) level one and two examinations.

The Darktrace IPO: should I buy at the current share price?

The Darktrace IPO was a success for early investors as shares in the UK cybersecurity company now trade above the IPO price. But should... More »

Should I buy penny share Alliance Pharma?

After a 27% one-year share price rise, penny share Alliance Pharma is almost a pound one. Should I add it to my ISA portfolio? More »

Should I buy Anglo American shares?

Anglo American is seeking shareholder approval to demerge its thermal coal business. Should I be buying more Anglo shares ahead of the decision? More »

Should I buy Open Orphan shares ahead of the planned demerger?

The Open Orphan share price is up nearly 430% for the year and the company is now planning to spin off non-core assets. Here's... More »

The FTSE 100 is back above 7,000, but can it hit 8,000 in 2021?

Could the FTSE 100 hit 8,000 points this year? As always, there are arguments for and against, and in this article, I consider both. More »

Elliott Management has built a large stake in GlaxoSmithKline

I have been buying GlaxoSmithKline stock ahead of the proposed split. An activist hedge fund taking a large stake in the company suggests they... More »

Should I buy National Grid shares at the current price?

The National Grid share price and the forecasted dividend combine to provide an attractive yield. However, I am wondering about the safety of the... More »

Lloyds share price: here’s what I’m doing about it

I am happy holding Lloyds shares at the current price in anticipation of pre-Covid-19 dividend payments, but I wont be buying any more. More »

1 top growth stock for April 2021

Frontier Developments is a gaming growth stock with plenty of potential. I have added it to my Stocks and Shares ISA this April, and... More »

1 penny stock I’d buy today

I think penny stock Surface Transforms has the potential to turn into a bonafide pound stock if it can pull off its ambitious growth... More »

I would buy Manchester United stock today

I think Manchester United shares look cheap. Investors seem to ignoring the temporary nature of the Covid-19 crisis and missing the growth potential of... More »

Is Tiziana Life Sciences stock a buy?

The Tiziana Life Sciences stock price has been on a wild upwards ride in 2020 but is available at a discount now. Should I... More »

I’d buy GlaxoSmithKline at its current share price

GlaxoSmithKline has announced it will split in two and cut dividens's. I am still a buyer because I think the split will unlock hidden... More »

3 ways to invest in technology stocks

An index tracker, an actively managed fund, and individual stock picks are the three ways I invest in technology stocks. More »

Should I buy the dip in the Tesla stock price?

The Tesla stock price had a wildly bullish 2020, surging to new record highs. 2021 has seen the Tesla stock price retreat somewhat --... More »

2 cheap UK stocks to buy now

Both GlaxoSmithKline and Aviva are trading at low earnings multiples and have attractive dividend yields. But, as with all things in investing, there are... More »

I’m still buying GlaxoSmithKline stock despite the dividend warning

GlaxoSmithKline plans to split into two companies with a potential 2022 dividend cut on the cards. Yet, I think the split unlocks potential, and... More »

Would I buy IAG or Easyjet stock today?

IAG and EasyJet stock are beaten down and, with vaccines rolling out, might be poised for a recovery. But James J. McCombie would buy... More »

How I might go about identifying UK ESG stocks for a sustainable investing portfolio

Here is one simple way for a sustainable investor to find a bunch of potential ESG stocks for further study. More »

Cheap British stocks: the FTSE 100 is trading at a discount but can it bounce back?

British stocks certainly look cheap when considering the FTSE 100 trades at a discount compared to other major indexes. But a lot of things... More »