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Jon Smith

Jon 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.

Forget buy-to-let! I’d invest in this high-dividend-yield FTSE 100 stock instead

Legal & General offers investors a good dividend yield and potential capital appreciation, says Jonathan Smith. More »

What’s the Brexit timeline and what does it mean for the FTSE 100?

Keep an eye out for events in March and June that could mean volatility for the FTSE 100 index, says Jonathan Smith. More »

How can I invest in IPOs on the London Stock Exchange?

With Deliveroo, Asda and Jaguar Land Rover looking to list in 2020, what IPO investment options are open to investors like us? More »

How much do I need to retire?

Jonathan Smith explains how being tactical with your investments can make the magical retirement number much easier to acheive. More »

Why the BT share price could be the top FTSE 100 performer in 2020

Positive news flow over the past month could be a catalyst for a strong rally in the share price of BT. More »

Can I retire early? 2 investing tips to help achieve that goal

We might all need different amounts to retire comfortably, but there are some investing principles that could serve every one of us well. More »

The Aston Martin share price rallied 13% on Friday! Is it time to buy or sell?

News that potential investors are lining up has given Aston Martin a boost, but is it enough for longer-term success? More »

Gold and Bitcoin prices surge! Should I buy at current levels?

Is it worth allocating some funds to alternative investments such as gold and Bitcoin? Jonathan Smith looks into it. More »

What’s the best way to invest £100,000? Here are my 3 top tips

Needing to put your hard-earned funds to work? Take a look at Jonathan Smith's tips. More »

NMC was the worst performing FTSE 100 stock in 2019. Should I buy it?

NMC Health saw a 31.3% fall last year! Jonathan Smith looks to see what caused it and whether it is a bargain now. More »

2 reasons why Brexit is still going to affect the Lloyds share price in 2020

Just because the Withdrawal Bill was voted through Parliament, doesn't mean Brexit is done, says Jonathan Smith. More »

What does Brexit mean for your favourite stock’s share price in 2020?

The Government isn't finished with Brexit yet, and neither are the financial markets! More »

This was the best performing FTSE 100 stock of 2019

JD Sports returned a whopping 139% last year! Jonathan Smith looks a little deeper. More »

Forget the January Premium Bond draw results! Here’s why I prefer stocks to bonds

Not won anything in the latest Premium Bond draw? Don't despair, says Jonathan Smith. More »

2 reasons why investing at the current Bitcoin price could be a smart idea

Many discount the idea of investing in cryptocurrency, but could it actually offer good investment returns? More »

With £1,000, should I invest in the Tullow Oil share price or the Sirius Minerals share price?

These two firms have been in the news a lot recently, so which one could be the best to invest in? More »

If you invested £1,000 in the Tullow Oil share price a year ago, this is how much it’s worth now

With big moves seen in the share price over the past month, what would the value of your investment currently be? Jonathan Smith takes... More »

2 points you should consider aside from the share price before investing in 2020

Looking at the state of interest rates and the value of the currency can give you valuable insight into the future prospects for a... More »

3 reasons why I think the FTSE 250 could rally following the general election result

What does the election result mean for the UK stock market? Jonathan Smith reveals why he expects a rally. More »

The Taylor Wimpey share price rises 14% in one day! Should I buy or sell the stock?

Does the large single-day gain mark the start of a greater rally? Jonathan Smith looks at what could have caused it. More »