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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.

Is the Barclays share price cheap at 167p?

Jonathan Smith looks at both sides of the coin regarding the valuation of the Barclays share price based on current and future outlooks. More »

Here are the most popular stocks that young UK investors are buying

Jonathan Smith shares his key takeaways after looking at the most popular stocks currently being bought by younger investors. More »

3 ways I’m trying to beat the FTSE 100 this year

From seeking added returns from dividend income to actively picking stocks within the FTSE 100, Jonathan Smith tries to beat the index. More »

2 top UK shares to buy in August

Should we see another FTSE 100 fall in August, Jonathan Smith explains two top UK shares he's keen on buying with fresh cash. More »

What are the best FTSE 100 dividend stocks to buy now?

When looking to find the best dividend stocks, Jonathan Smith casts his eyes towards sectors including utilities and financial services. More »

3 ways I’d take advantage of the FTSE 100 crash right now

Jonathan Smith outlines several different ways that he is taking the opportunities that the recent FTSE 100 crash has presented. More »

The Next share price is up 8% today! What’s going on?

After the surge following upbeat trading news, Jonathan Smith looks forward and shares his thoughts on what could be next for the Next share... More »

Here’s how I’d invest £1,000 if the FTSE 100 keeps crashing

After the recent crash of several hundred points in the FTSE 100, Jonathan Smith highlights the key areas he would be looking to buy. More »

3 reasons why the FTSE 100 is falling

Jonathan Smith explains how inflation, Covid-19 concerns and a potential stalling UK economic recovery are to blame for the FTSE 100 slump. More »

The ITV share price fell 6% yesterday. Should I buy shares now?

Jonathan Smith notes the reasons for the fall in the ITV share price, but thinks the long-term trend higher should remain in tact. More »

How I’d aim to make money from FTSE 100 stocks in 2021

Jonathan Smith explains some of his guiding principles that he's using to try and make money from FTSE 100 stocks this year and beyond. More »

3 reasons why the IAG share price has crashed

The IAG share price fell another 5% yesterday, as travel news and upcoming results weighed on investors. Jonathan Smith explains in more detail. More »

The Argo Blockchain share price surged 22% on Friday. Here’s why I’m not keen

Jonathan Smith offers some explanation for the sharp move in the Argo Blockchain share price last week, and outlines what he would do now. More »

2 reasons why we might be on the verge of another stock market crash

Jonathan Smith runs through a different point of view when looking at some reasons why another stock market crash might be heading his way. More »

The Avast share price jumped 22% last week! Here’s what I’m doing

With rumours of a potential buyout bid coming from a US rival, the Avast share price rocketed higher last week. Jonathan Smith investigates further. More »

Passive income ideas: 2 ways I can generate cash from stocks

Jonathan Smith explains a couple of handy passive income ideas that he uses when it comes to the stocks that he's looking to buy. More »

How I’d invest £100 a month to make £1,000 a year in dividend income

Jonathan Smith shows that by setting a realistic investment goal for dividend income, he can plan and forecast better how to reach it. More »

Are Aviva shares the best passive income buy in the FTSE 100?

When reviewing the outlook for Aviva shares, Jonathan Smith notes the attractiveness of a 5%+ dividend yield for income investors. More »

Here’s how I think Warren Buffett would invest £1,000 in FTSE 100 stocks right now

Jonathan Smith looks at some points legendary investor Warren Buffett has made over the years and applies them to his FTSE 100 stock-picking. More »

3 reasons why I’m bullish on the Lloyds share price now

When looking at the outlook for the Lloyds share price, Jonathan Smith thinks a mix of recent good news and upcoming results could bode... More »