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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.

4 FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy if we’re told to stay at home this winter

Jonathan Smith explains which FTSE 100 stocks he'd be looking to add to his portfolio in coming months if we see some Covid restrictions... More »

Are ASOS shares a screaming buy at 2,700p?

Jonathan Smith takes a look at ASOS shares after a slump following a downbeat outlook and the departure of the CEO over the past... More »

£5,000 in annual dividend income: here’s how I’d go about it

Jonathan Smith explains the numbers behind investing in stocks in a couple of different ways with the aim for £5,000 a year in dividend... More »

3 passive income ideas for a £100 investment each week

Jonathan Smith outlines a couple of different passive income ideas that make use of dividend stocks within the FTSE 100 index. More »

Are Trustpilot shares a bargain after falling 10% yesterday?

Jonathan Smith looks at the large block trade selling Trustpilot shares yesterday, but doesn't think the 10% move is big enough to get excited... More »

Despite a new CEO, I’m steering clear of Burberry shares. Here’s why

Jonathan Smith explains why he thinks Burberry as a brand could lack direction with the CEO handover, and how this could impact Burberry shares. More »

Worried about interest rate hikes? Here’s how I’d invest £1,000 now

Jonathan Smith explains why interest rate hikes can be bad for the stock market in general, but outlines some areas he can still invest... More »

1 top tech stock to buy and 1 I’d stay away from

Jonathan Smith outlines why he thinks Oxford Nanopore is a top tech stock, but why he's not keen on Darktrace shares at the moment. More »

2 FTSE 250 dividend stocks with 10%+ yields!

Jonathan Smith outlines two FTSE 250 dividend stocks that offer a high dividend yield that could interest passive income investors like him. More »

Here’s how I could make passive income from stocks without a large cash pile

Jonathan Smith explains a couple of different ways to build up passive income from stocks even if he doesn't have a large pile of... More »

Here’s what’s hot in the stock market right now

Jonathan Smith talks through key stocks that are hot right now in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250, with strong stock market returns over... More »

7 things I need to know before buying Lloyds shares

Jonathan Smith runs through several points he notes that are relevant to discuss before deciding whether to buy Lloyds shares. More »

3 reasons why I think the Ocado share price could fall next year

Jonathan Smith explains that with increased competition and an elevated valuation, the Ocado share price could struggle into 2022. More »

2 common traits in the best FTSE 100 stocks over the past year

Jonathan Smith explains some of the areas that have performed well this year, and looks forward to what could be the best FTSE 100... More »

Can the Cineworld share price have another run at 80p in October?

Jonathan Smith explains why the Cineworld share price hit 80p last month, but why he doesn't think such a price is on the horizon... More »

2 investing gems I love from Cathie Wood and Warren Buffett

Jonathan Smith looks at advice from Warren Buffett and Cathie Wood that they both agree on, and applies it to his investments. More »

Why I’d buy NatWest shares now and hold for a decade

Jonathan Smith explains why he likes NatWest shares due to the range of companies within the group, but notes the risks in a competitive... More »

What’s the big deal about Lightspeed Commerce shares?

Jonathan Smith looks at the strong gains in Lightspeed Commerce shares since the IPO, but also the recent bearish report published. More »

3 ways to combine the best FTSE 100 stocks for both income and growth

Jonathan Smith explains the different ratios he looks at when trying to find the best FTSE 100 stocks that have both income and growth... More »

My 3-step plan for buying the best renewable energy stocks

Jonathan Smith explains the steps he'd take when trying to build a portfolio around the best renewable energy stocks right now. More »