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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 you had invested £5k into Sirius Minerals’ IPO, this is how much it would be worth now

Sirius Minerals has seen large price swings in the past year and many investors have lost money, so what does that tell us about... More »

If you had invested £1,000 into Auto Traders’s IPO, this is how much it would be worth now

Following the IPO in March 2015, how much would the share price appreciation in Auto Trader have made you? More »

The Aston Martin share price rose 10% yesterday. Is it time to buy or sell?

New car releases make Aston Martin look promising, but is the car market robust enough to support further growth? More »

2 weeks until the general election! Which FTSE 100 stocks should I add to my ISA?

As we get closer to election day, Jonathan Smith explains where his focus is within the FTSE 100 index. More »

Have £5k to invest? Make sure you look at these financial ratios!

Number crunching doesn't have to take hours, or be boring, says Jonathan Smith. But it is exceptionally helpful! More »

Forget the National Lottery! I think this share price rally could help you retire early

Jonathan Smith thinks the recent rally in the Greggs share price still has further to go. More »

Worried about a stock market crash? Here’s how I would position my ISA

Don't panic-sell everything, but look to diversify if you're worried about a crash, says Jonathan Smith. More »

Forget the Lloyds and Barclays share prices! Here’s the FTSE 100 bank I’m excited about

HSBC has slid under the radar recently, but the dividend yield and restructuring plans make it a buy, in the opinion of Jonathan Smith. More »

Have £2k to invest? This is currently the highest dividend yield stock in the FTSE 100

High-dividend-yield stocks are appealing, but it is always beneficial to dig a little deeper. Jonathan Smith has his shovel ready. More »

Bitcoin, stocks, bonds. Which is most likely to make me rich and let me retire early?

There is a lot of choice in the investment universe, so which asset class should we be focusing on? More »

These were the top 3 performing FTSE 100 stocks last month. Should I buy them now?

Has the strong performance last month carried over into November for the top three stocks? Jonathan Smith reveals all. More »

This is currently the highest dividend yield stock in the FTSE 250. Would I buy it?

New River Reit has a very high dividend yield, but does this mean it is a golden buy? Jonathan Smith explains. More »

Here’s my FTSE 100 price forecast for 2020. What does it mean for your ISA allocation?

In my opinion, 2020 could offer good returns for the FTSE 100, supported by domestic and international growth. More »

Will penny stocks or Bitcoin make you rich? I think you need to look at this!

Don't be dazzled by the promise of spectacular short-term returns of Bitcoin or penny stocks, says Jonathan Smith. More »

How Nigel Farage and the Brexit Party could affect the Lloyds share price

With election campaigning heating up, what could recent moves mean for Lloyds Banking Group? Jonathan Smith tries to extrapolate. More »

BP vs Glencore. Which share price could offer me the best returns for an ISA?

In the battle of the supergiants, which stock has the best prospects? Jonathan Smith lays out his thoughts. More »

Unhappy with your Cash ISA interest rate? I like these two high dividend yield stocks

Cash ISA rates aren't enough at the moment to get you excited. I'd try looking at high-yield dividend stocks, says Jonathan Smith. More »

Needing early Christmas present ideas? Here is a stock I’d be buying for myself

Treating yourself to a present in the form of Barclays share price is not a bad idea, says Jonathan Smith. More »

Why I think the FTSE 100 could surge past 8,000 points in 2020

Will the mythical 8,000 point mark for the FTSE 100 be broken soon? Jonathan Smith thinks so. More »

Elections, Brexit, Trump. What is the biggest risk to your stock portfolio as we head into 2020?

The upcoming UK election could present a bigger risk than Brexit and Trump, Jonathan Smith writes. More »