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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.

If I could only invest in 1 FTSE 100 stock for 2021, this would be it!

With a potential recovery in the UK, along with wanting a domestic focus, Jonathan Smith reveals the FTSE 100 stock he'd invest in for... More »

£2,000 to invest? Here’s how I’m trying to double my money by investing in shares

Investing in share is still Jonathan Smith's default option to try to generate high returns, but that doesn't mean trading high-risk penny stocks! More »

Here’s what I think Warren Buffett would do regarding the TUI share price right now

Jonathan Smith looks at Warren Buffett's stance on debt and on buying at the right time when considering the state of TUI and the... More »

4 unusual FTSE 250 stocks I’m thinking of buying for 2021

From top performers to turnaround companies, Jonathan Smith outlines several FTSE 250 stocks he'd consider buying for 2021. More »

Here’s how I’d get paid £1,125 a month in dividend income from FTSE 100 stocks

By investing in stocks with a high-dividend yield, it's possible to generate over a thousand pounds a month from dividend income, says Jonathan Smith. More »

Aston Martin share price: down 10% this week, could it be an undervalued bargain?

Bad UK data and a lack of solid signs of progress under the new owners have seen the Aston Martin share price tumble. But... More »

I’m looking to buy a top FTSE 100 ‘stay-at-home’ stock. Here’s my number one pick

Jonathan Smith runs the rule over FTSE 100 stock Kingfisher, with strong sales growth figures released this week following a surge in DIY demand. More »

Top UK stocks: I’d buy ASOS shares for my ISA in 2021 despite the Brexit hit

A strong end-of-year performance has driven Asos shares higher, despite an anticipated Brexit hit of £15m. Jonathan Smith explains why he likes the stock. More »

Struggling to forecast Bitcoin? Here’s why I’m sticking to FTSE 100 stocks to make profit

Jonathan Smith explains why he would take less volatile FTSE 100 stocks with a smoother long-term performance over a Bitcoin investment any day! More »

Here’s why BP is my top oil stock to buy for 2021

Jonathan Smith explains why he likes BP as a top stock when looking at the potential bounce-back in the oil price and the pivot... More »

The Argo Blockchain share price soared as cryptocurrencies rallied! Here’s what I’m doing now

After the strong run up in the Argo Blockchain share price, Jonathan Smith asks whether it's a more viable way to invest in the... More »

3 UK stocks I’d buy for passive income to retire early

With dividend yields all above 4%, Jonathan Smith explains why he likes Rio Tinto, National Grid and Diversified Gas and Oil stocks for passive... More »

Shares to buy in 2021: 2 FTSE 100 stocks I like for my ISA right now

Jonathan Smith talks through BP and the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust as two of his preferred shares to add to his ISA for 2021. More »

Stock investing: how I’m using £500 of my monthly salary right now to make £100k

Jonathan Smith explains how he's ignoring gold and Bitcoin and is using stock investing to get him to his target of making £100,000 from... More »

Income investing: is this 9.5% dividend-yield FTSE 250 stock too good to be true?

Diversified Gas and Oil has been increasing the dividend due to good financial performance. Jonathan Smith investigates whether it's a buy for income investing. More »

Here’s the top-performing FTSE 100 stock over the past 5 years. You’ll be surprised!

Jonathan Smith looks and is slightly surprised to see Anglo-American sitting as the top performing stock in the FTSE 100 over five years. He... More »

This FTSE 100 growth stock is up 22% already in 2021! Here’s why I’m keen to buy

Entain (formerly GVC) has enjoyed a strong start to the year thanks to takeover chatter. Jonathan Smith takes a closer look at the FTSE... More »

The HSBC share price: here’s my forecast for 2021

Jonathan Smith outlines his positive view on the HSBC share price for 2021, given the cost-cutting and movement away from interest-rate-sensitive products. More »

These were the 3 worst-performing FTSE 100 stocks of 2020. I think one’s a bargain buy

IAG, BP and Rolls-Royce were the worst-performing FTSE 100 stocks last year. Jonathan Smith thinks one of them could do well in 2021. More »

Here are my 4 investing tips for making money from home via stocks in 2021

Jonathan Smith shares what he's learned over the years about how to make money from home through buying stocks as an alternative income stream. More »