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Jonathan Smith

What are FTSE 100 index funds and could they help me towards early retirement?

Index trackers are not overly complicated instruments, as Jonathan Smith explains. More »

Can I invest in a cannabis stock for 2020 and beyond?

Is it possible to invest in a firm related to cannabis production here in the UK? Jonathan Smith takes a look. More »

If you’d invested £1,000 in the Lloyds share price a year ago, this is how much it would be worth today

Taking stock of the returns for the past year can show you some very interesting results, says Jonathan Smith. More »

Is the dividend yield at the current Lloyds share price more attractive than a Cash ISA?

What do investors need to take into account when comparing a dividend yield to a Cash ISA rate? Jonathan Smith investigates. More »

Should I ditch stock investing and start forex trading instead?

Forex trading has become a lot more accessible to retail clients over the past decade. Is it the path to an early retirement? More »

If you had invested £500 in this share a year ago, you would have doubled your money

If a stock has doubled in value in a short period, it deserves our attention to see why, says Jonathan Smith. More »

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 »