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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.

These are the 2 worst FTSE 100 share price performers over the past quarter. Should I buy them?

Both TUI and Carnival have seen a large share price move lower in recent months, but is this a good time to buy in? More »

Forget the gold price! Here’s why I still prefer stocks over gold

Jonathan Smith says stocks are a better buy than gold at the moment, despite the mood in the markets. More »

2 ways the coronavirus is affecting the FTSE 100 index

Jonathan Smith sees heightened volatility and a dislocation in the fair value of stocks at the moment. More »

Why is the Lloyds share price continuing to fall?

A mix of factors have seen the Lloyds share price drop below 48p for the first time in years. More »

The Sirius Minerals share price jumped 17%. Should I now buy Anglo American shares?

Does the acceptance of an offer by Sirius Minerals now make Anglo American a buy? More »

Have £1,000 to invest? Here are two of my favourite growth stocks I’d buy for March

The recent market sell-off has left Admiral Group and Barratt Developments looking cheap, according to Jonathan Smith. More »

2 reasons why I’ve just bought a FTSE 100 tracker for March

The FTSE 100 index offers investors good long-term growth potential, says Jonathan Smith. More »

How much further can the FTSE 100 stock index fall?

What do current technical and fundamental analysis tell us about the FTSE 100 correction? More »

Look at this forgotten investing strategy that could help boost my 2020 ISA returns!

How can an investing strategy published in 1952 help me with my ISA for 2020? More »

2 ways I can make money from stocks even when the FTSE 100 is crashing

Looking to allocate money towards certain types of shares and dividend-paying stocks can help in a falling market. More »

Budget 2020: 2 things investors like me need to watch out for

The upcoming budget could provide changes to income tax and ISA structures, writes Jonathan Smith. More »

The FTSE 100 index lost 247 points yesterday! Here’s what investors need to know

Losing over 3% in a day, the FTSE 100 index plunged lower due to negative risk sentiment, writes Jonathan Smith. Time to be fearful... More »

Forget a Cash ISA! I’d prefer to buy the BT share price with a 9.85% dividend yield

With a stabilising financial position and a low share price, the BT dividend yield looks attractive to Jonathan Smith. More »

I like these 2 high-dividend-yield stocks that are about to report earnings

Full-year results are due from Persimmon and Rio Tinto next week. Should dividend investors continue to hold the stocks or even top-up now? More »

The HSBC share price falls 6% on large job cut news! Should I buy it now?

A 35,000 workforce cut from HSBC saw the share price drop almost 6% yesterday. Jonathan Smith looks at what to do now. More »

2 growth stocks for aggressive investors’ ISA holdings in 2020

Higher risk can often offer the potential of higher return for aggressive investors, writes Jonathan Smith. More »

3 ways I’m recession proofing my stock portfolio for a potential market crash

Worried about the stock market crashing as part of a recession in the UK? Have a look at these tips. More »

Where will the Lloyds share price be in five years time?

A continuing shift from physical to digital banking and the impact of Brexit negotiations make Lloyds a long-term buy for Jonathan Smith. More »

3 correlations between the FTSE 100 and Brexit that you need to know before investing

The FTSE 100 index performance and Brexit developments are more connected than you think, says Jonathan Smith. More »

My 3 reasons why the Royal Mail share price could rally in 2020

Is the doom and gloom surrounding the Royal Mail share price really justified? Jonathan Smith takes a look. More »