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Kirsteen Mackay

I have completed qualifications with the CISI and I am studying with the Open University. I love reading and writing about the stock market.

What are the best UK shares to buy now?

Choosing the best UK shares to buy now is difficult. There are techniques for whittling down your favourites and weighing up their pros and... More »

Long-term investment: positive outlook gives me hope for a 2021 FTSE 100 rally!

Optimism has been bolstering the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) this month. I think a long-term investment strategy is a great way to handle both a rally and... More »

FTSE 100 rally! Is 40+ too late to invest? Look at Warren Buffett!

The FTSE 100 is tipped to rally, presenting a great opportunity for anyone looking to buy stocks and shares. But is it too late... More »

Why the Cineworld share price has plunged 10% again!

The Cineworld share price is crashing again today. Is there no end to the rollercoaster ride this FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE:MCX) stock is enduring? More »

Cheap shares: I’d invest like Jim Rogers with these agriculture stocks

Legendary billionaire investor Jim Rogers likes agriculture stocks in 2020 and looks to snap up cheap shares during these unsettling times. More »

Covid-19 vaccines could be imminent! How I think this affects the UK stock market

News of Covid-19 vaccines is boosting investor sentiment! I think snapping up cheap shares in the UK stock market is a good idea but... More »

Are there cheap shares in the FTSE 100? I found one with a high dividend yield!

As November signals a FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) stock market rally, cheap shares for long-term investment are being snapped up. More »

2 cheap shares I’d buy in the latest FTSE 100 stock market rally

GlaxoSmithKline (LON:GSK) and Glencore (LON:GLEN) are two cheap shares I’d buy in the November FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) stock market rally. More »

Can the Lloyds share price spike be maintained? I look for historical clues

Lloyds shares are enjoying a surge in positive sentiment, but if past crashes and crises are anything to go by, this may not last. More »

Stock market crash! Why I’d buy cheap UK shares when buying opportunities arise

After a Biden bounce and vaccine stock boost, is a stock market crash back on the horizon? If so, I'll be looking to snap... More »

Stock market optimism finally returns! Is it here to stay?

The FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) is surging. Does it signal positive sentiment returning for good? Maybe not, but here's a stock I like for the... More »

Biden bounce and vaccine vision! The FTSE 100 surges over 5%! Which shares should I buy?

As global stock markets enjoyed a surging start to the week, I look at what I think are the best FTSE 100 stock buys... More »

Boost the State Pension deficit! How I’m preparing for my financial future

I'd boost my State Pension deficit by investing in a SIPP to help prepare for a comfortable financial future in my retirement years. More »

This FTSE 250 stock is flying high! Would I buy its shares?

The Kainos Group (LON:KNOS) share price has been soaring in 2020. But is this FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE:MCX) stock worth buying today? More »

Synairgen share price fluctuations continue! Here’s what I’d do

The Synairgen share price continues its volatile streak but investors are still confident as they snap up newly issued shares for a premium. Is... More »

Forget the housing market crash! Why I prefer investing in the UK stock market

Investing carries risk, but the stock market can be lucrative if you're careful. With a housing market crash a possibility, I prefer stocks. More »

National Grid warns of supply shortages! Why I’m not tempted by its share price

The National Grid share price is fluctuating amid warnings of electricity supply shortages. It offers a decent dividend, but I'm still not tempted to... More »

I’d drip-feed £275 a month into a Stocks and Shares ISA to make a million

Depositing a regular amount in a Stocks and Shares ISA really can help ordinary citizens make a million from investing. Here's how. More »

Why I don’t think investors should react to US election volatility

Stock market volatility has been commonplace in 2020 and I think it's set to continue as the US election sends shock waves through international... More »

Market crash 2.0: How I’m preparing!

Worries of another 2020 market crash are increasing as a second UK lockdown looms. Which shares look a good buy during such uncertain times?... More »