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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.

Why is the FTSE 100 lagging the Dow Jones and the S&P 500?

The Dow Jones and S&P 500 both made new all-time highs yesterday, but the FTSE 100 is still well short of recovering its market-crash... More »

What do Stocks and Shares ISA millionaires have in common?

A leading ISA provider has revealed what their Stocks and Shares ISA millionaire accounts tend to look like. I think there are lessons to... More »

2 FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy and hold for decades

I like one FTSE 100 dividend hero stock for its passive income potential and another for its growth stock credentials as long-term buys for... More »

Here’s what I did about UK shares soaring on the coronavirus vaccine breakthough

Some UK shares made huge gains on the back on the coronavirus vaccine news. My portfolio benefitted as well, but I did not rush... More »

My simple plan to get rich by investing in UK dividend stocks

UK dividend hero stocks, reinvestment of income, and a tax-free Stocks and Shares ISA are key components of my plan to build real wealth. More »

If the stock market crashes I still think its a good time to buy stocks

Stock market crashes offer the chance to buy more quality shares for the same amount of investment. I think that is an opportunity not... More »

The Rolls-Royce share price has crashed nearly 60% today: Here’s what I’d do about it

You would have to go back to 2002 to find a cheaper Rolls-Royce share price, but I am still not interested, and here's why. More »

Three top UK stocks I’d invest in for 2020 and beyond

As high-growth shares with plenty of potential tend to catch my eye, I think these are some of the best UK shares to buy... More »

Worried about another stock market crash? Here’s some advice from Peter Lynch

Peter Lynch delivered double-digit returns to investors in his funds for years. His advice might be particularly important to heed if the stock market... More »

This is what I’d do about the BP share price

The BP share price gets me an 8% dividend yield and a slice of ownership in a company moving into renewables. I think BP... More »

Why I’d buy Manchester United stock

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 »

2 FTSE 250 stocks I’d buy for a second wave of the coronavirus

If the second wave of the coronavirus is anything like the first then FTSE 250-listed gold and online trading stocks, like these two, could... More »

The Novacyt share price is up over 10,000% but I still think it’s a buy

The price of Novacyt stock has soared, but I think its success in coronavirus tests has laid the groundwork for an even better future. More »

I’m not tempted by the Cineworld share price and would buy Sumo stock instead

The Cineworld share price was hammered in the last market crash and things do not look to be getting any better for the company.... More »

Here are two UK small-cap stocks I’d buy right now

Uk small-cap stocks can offer great returns but are often very risky. I think these two shares are worth a buy because they have... More »

Premium Bonds or stock market investing? What I think you should do this October

Premium Bonds are safe and offer the chance of a windfall. However, on average, stock market investing should build more wealth. More »

Is it time to buy these battered FTSE 100 stocks?

I think these three FTSE 100 stocks have plenty of long-term potential and they are still cheap following March's stock market crash. More »

This is what I’d do about the Boohoo share price right now

Boohoo's share price jumped last week, and over the years shareholders have been treated to enormous gains. Here's what I think investors should do... More »

I’ve bought these three UK dividend stocks in my pension portfolio to fund my retirement

I don't like to take on excessive risk in my retirement portfolio. That's why I buy UK dividend hero stocks to help build my... More »

This is why I’d buy top UK green stocks and build an ESG investment portfolio today

Sustainable and ESG investing is gaining in popularity. I think investors will need to add top UK green shares to their portfolios to get... More »