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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.

The Cineworld share price is up 23% in one week! Here’s what I’d do now

Despite a short-term surge, the Cineworld share price is still heavily down from January. Jonathan Smith assesses whether buying now is a risk worth... More »

How I’m planning on retiring early by investing £85 a week into top UK shares

With his calculator on hand, Jonathan Smith shows how a relatively small investment can grow into a large investment pot of top UK shares... More »

Here’s my take on the gold price and Polymetal share price. It’s not what you’d expect!

Jonathan Smith writes on how he thinks the gold price could fall in the second half of the year, but doesn't think the Polymetal... More »

3 reasons why I’d buy FTSE 100 dividend stocks over a Cash ISA for 2020

Despite the safety of a Cash ISA, Jonathan Smith argues that the yield and flexibility of buying FTSE 100 dividend-paying stocks instead is a... More »

Stock market crash: here’s how I’d invest £5,000 in top UK stocks right now

Splitting up your funds and investing in the top-performing stocks from different sectors is a smart play in the eyes of Jonathan Smith. More »

Stock market crash: I’d invest £1,000 in cheap UK shares in an ISA to help me retire early

Jonathan Smith feels that owning half a dozen cheap UK shares can help you outperform the broader index. House them in an ISA to... More »

If I’d invested £1,000 in Tesla stock a year ago, this is how much it would be worth now

Jonathan Smith looks at what's driven the huge surge in the price of Tesla stock over the past 12 months, and whether it can... More »

Growth stocks, gold, Bitcoin. What’s been the best investment so far in 2020?

Jonathan Smith takes out his calculator and crunches the numbers to find the best investment in 2020 so far from three of the largest... More »

1 defensive FTSE 100 stock I’d buy now, even with a UK recession

Jonathan Smith writes how he likes Coca-Cola HBC as an example of a defensive stock to buy and hold through the UK recession we're... More »

£1k to invest? I’d buy these 7%+ high-dividend-yield stocks for my ISA

Jonathan Smith eyes up the dividend yields of Jupiter Fund Management and Plus500 in pursuit of stocks with higher than average income. More »

3 reasons why I think the Lloyds share price is a top UK investment for my ISA

Discounting bad news, a Brexit breakthrough and comments from the Bank of England all make the Lloyds share price a buy in the eyes... More »

Forget the gold price! I’d invest in FTSE 100 dividend-paying stocks for income and growth

Jonathan Smith explains how some FTSE 100 dividend-paying stocks can provide the best of both worlds, giving investors both income and growth. More »

Lockdown easing and a stamp duty holiday. I’d invest in the Rightmove share price right now!

A rebound in the property market should be a stimulant for the Rightmove share price, making Jonathan Smith keen to buy-in now for the... More »

2 UK shares I’d buy now for my 2020 Stocks and Shares ISA

Rightmove and Lloyds Banking Group are two UK shares Jonathan Smith would buy now, given the benefit both firms should see from lockdown easing. More »

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 »