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Jonathan Smith

Jonathan is an experienced private investor from London. He specializes in macroeconomics with his articles often incorporating the state of the economy into specific stock recommendations. In his spare time he's an avid tennis player.

Coronavirus, Brexit, negative rates. What’s the biggest risk to my Stocks and Shares ISA?

Jonathan Smith writes how he doesn't believe a second wave of the coronavirus is the biggest risk to his Stocks and Shares ISA for... More »

£2k to invest? I’d avoid Bitcoin and invest in FTSE 100 bargains from the stock market crash

Jonathan Smith outlines Diageo as an example of a FTSE 100 bargain from the stock market crash that he'd invest in over Bitcoin at... More »

Which coronavirus vaccine stock has the biggest potential to make me a millionaire?

Jonathan Smith outlines why GlaxoSmithKline is his top coronavirus vaccine stock right now, and also discusses Synairgen's potential. More »

Forget options trading! I’d stick to buying FTSE 100 growth stocks instead

With options trading for retail investors hitting the news more frequently, Jonathan Smith explains why it can be a dangerous way to get involved... More »

How to invest in the stock market

Before jumping into buying stocks with both feet, Jonathan Smith runs through the basics in a must-read article on how to invest in the... More »

Forget the August Premium Bond draw! Here are 3 ways I’ll aim to get passive income from stocks

Left empty-handed after the August premium bond draw? Jonathan Smith explains why he's much more focused on dividend-paying stocks instead. More »

Forget the Synairgen share price! Here are my top 2 pharma stocks to buy right now

Jonathan Smith thinks the ship may have sailed on the Synairgen share price, and so would look to invest in AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline instead. More »

My 4 tips to help turn £500 a month into early retirement via a Stocks and Shares ISA

By getting your allocation correct, and by starting now, it can be possible to achieve early retirement goals through investing in a Stocks and... More »

£2,000 to invest? I’d use this investing tip from George Soros and Warren Buffett

Looking at George Soros' quotes about investing for the unexpected can help during the stock market crash, writes Jonathan Smith. More »

3 reasons why I think Amazon shares could be a great buy for my ISA right now

The diversifying impact of adding Amazon shares to an ISA, along with its unique business model, make it a favoured buy for Jonathan Smith. More »

Want a Stocks & Shares ISA worth a million? Here are my 3 tips to help it happen!

Jonathan Smith explains that small steps and taking advantage of the stock market crash, means becoming an ISA millionaire really is possible. More »

Revealed: here are the 10 best performing FTSE 100 stocks in the past six months. I’d buy!

Key trends of a rising gold price and the Covid-19 pandemic can be seen from looking into the 10 top-performing FTSE 100 stocks of... More »

The gold price is surging! Here’s how I’d play it via FTSE 100 stocks for my ISA

Getting indirect exposure to the rallying gold price via FTSE 100 stocks, such as Polymetal International, makes sense, as Jonathan Smith explains. More »

Here are 3 of my top shares to buy now to profit from the stock market crash

Jonathan Smith talks through two growth stocks and one defensive stock which make up his three top shares to buy now. More »

3 reasons why the Boohoo share price could be the buy of the decade for my ISA

With a slump of almost 50% in the past week, the Boohoo share price is a clear buy for investors, according to Jonathan Smith. More »

3 reasons why buying top British stocks could help me outperform the FTSE 100 this year

Local factors such as Brexit and the impact of exchange rates makes top British stocks a firm buy over international firms for Jonathan Smith. More »

Forget a Cash ISA! I’d invest in bargain FTSE 100 stocks instead to get to a million

With Cash ISA's offering low rates, Jonathan Smith eyes up some bargain defensive FTSE 100 stocks to buy instead. More »

Here’s Warren Buffett’s advice that helped my ISA during the stock market crash

Knowing the difference between price and value is a pearl of wisdom from Warren Buffett that I'm applying to my 2020 ISA investments. More »

The Rolls-Royce share price fell 10% on Friday. Here’s what I’m doing right now!

A tumble for the Rolls-Royce share price on Friday after news about balance sheet issues leaves Jonathan Smith clear on what he should do. More »

Forget buy-to-let! I’d buy FTSE 100 dividend stocks to make a million instead

The flexibility and control of investing in FTSE 100 dividend stocks makes them much more appealing than buy-to-let property, says Jonathan Smith. More »