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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.

Is the current share price of FTSE fintech company Funding Circle a bargain buy?

Growth looks like it is slowing at Funding Circle (LSE: FCH), and it is still loss-making, but with its stock price near all-time lows... More »

The share price of these FTSE companies may be tempting you to buy, but think twice before you invest

Investors who short a stock are betting its price will fall. These three companies are the most heavily shorted in the FTSE as we... More »

FTSE AIM constituent Naked Wines share price fell by 13% last week, but I’m holding on

Naked Wines is selling off a lacklustre business and focusing on a growing one. Results have been poor, but let it breathe, I say. More »

It is time to get my SIPP and ISA investment portfolios ready for 2020

With the new year fast approaching, I am starting my annual portfolio review. Here are some of the things I like to do. More »

Worried about your retirement? Here are two pieces of pension planning advice

Don't overlook these simple tips to help you make the most of your retirement. More »

Should you hold onto your shares in FTSE 250 listed utility provider Telecom Plus?

Telecom Plus (LSE: TEP) should fare better than others in a downturn, but something still concerns me, despite today's positive results. More »

Record results suggest the future could be even better for this FTSE 250 growth stock

Despite the fantastic revenue and profit growth reported today, I am not rushing into shares in Future (LSE: FUTR) just yet. More »

I follow these lessons when comparing funds for my investment ISA or SIPP

ISAs and SIPPs are great vehicles for sheltering your fund investments from tax, and the benefits compound over time, but you need to think... More »

This dividend stock has outperformed the FTSE 100. Should you add it to your ISA?

In terms of total return, International Airlines Group (LSE: IAG) has indeed outperformed the FTSE 100. Read here why I believe it will continue... More »

Aston Martin share price breaks down again after disappointing Q3 report

The losses continue for Aston Martin (LSE: AML), but with expansion plans and a new model on the way can it turn the corner... More »

Investment mistakes can be costly…so what can you do to avoid them?

Here are a few tips and pointers to help you decide if a company's business model is more boom than bust. More »

All bets were off as the William Hill share price crashed 12% yesterday

Gambling stocks like William Hill (LSE: WHM) and Flutter Entertainment (LSE: FLTR) slid yesterday on news of a call for tighter regulation. More »

What happened in the stock market today

The FTSE 100 fell by about 1% on the back of a stronger pound, and a mixed bag of updates from Lloyds (LSE: LLOY)... More »

I think this AIM stock’s price could surge…but I am being patient

Amryt Pharma (LSE: AMYT) might just have the revenues to get its exciting pipeline assets to market now. More »

Someone thinks these FTSE share prices are going lower…should you be worried?

Find out why I think shares of Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE), Metro Bank (LSE: MTRO), and Wood Group (LSE: WG) are currently so heavily... More »

Taking AIM at inheritance tax

Investing in AIM stocks could reduce the size of an inheritance tax bill. More »

Can the Boohoo share price double your money?

Boohoo (LSE: BOO) is still growing at a clip and is on track to cruise through the billion-pound revenue mark. More »

Should you invest in a SIPP or an ISA?

Thinking of opening an ISA or SIPP but can't decide which? See here how your money can grow in each of them. More »

Bonds still have a place in your ISA or SIPP

Despite negative yields, bonds still have their benefits and a fund that invests in high-quality debt can bring them to your portfolio More »

Can the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) share price double your money?

Buying GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK) and reinvesting your dividends can build real wealth over time. More »