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Kirsteen Mackay

I’m studying IT and finance with the Open University and CISI. I love reading and writing about the stock market.

I like these 2 FTSE 100 companies that have good news!

It's refreshing to discover some positive company news in an influx of negative news headlines. More »

What ESG investing is, and why I recommend it

As investors worry that they’re supporting companies that damage the earth, I look at the increasing demand for ESG investments. More »

Will Sirius Minerals (SXX) agree to Anglo American’s £405m takeover bid?

Can Anglo American realise the struggling miner's ambitious plans and bring SXX back from the brink of death? More »

What are bonds?

Government bonds and corporate bonds have been gaining popularity in recent years. Kirsteen Mackay outlines what they are. More »

This is how much £1k invested in LSE shares 10 years ago would be worth now

LSE shares have increased in value over 1,000% and did exceptionally well in 2019. Can this trend continue? More »

One way to top up your State Pension with an additional £30k a year

Living off the State Pension is becoming harder to do. Here's one way to provide an additional income stream. More »

Will stock market volatility hit Lloyds Banking Group’s share price in 2020?

External events, politics and global trade discussions cause market fluctuations that can take their toll on individual shares. More »

Retire early with a Stocks and Shares ISA

Dreaming of retiring early? I consider the financial growth potential of a Stocks and Shares ISA. More »

I’d top up my State Pension by investing in stocks. Here’s how

Few people can afford to retire on the State Pension alone. Thankfully, a bit of planning can provide a passive income in retirement. More »

Are Lloyds shares a buy today?

Lloyds share price rose in 2019, but is it a worthy purchase for 2020? More »

Forget Premium Bonds! This could be an easier way to make a million

Why I think the UK's most popular savings product is not necessarily the best place for your cash. More »

How I’d invest £10k following Warren Buffett’s investment tips

I like Warren Buffett's investment style and think that some of his advice is key for anyone starting to invest. More »

Which stocks should I buy in 2020?

I like the look of these FTSE 100 companies for 2020 investments as they seem to be focusing on what matters to their customers.... More »

How much a £1k investment in this FTSE 250 stock 10 years ago would be worth now!

To buy and hold shares can be the key to long-term wealth, but what you are holding also matters. More »

Two successful stocks of 2019 that I’d invest in for 2020

Increasing consumer demand is pushing these share prices north. More »

Two FTSE 100 stocks up more than 1,000% in a decade!

Every investor dreams of making multi-bagger returns on their investments but rarely do companies make 1,000% gains. More »

The Tesco share price outperformed the FTSE 100 in 2019!

The Tesco share price has risen in 2019, is it still a good buy? More »

This is how much £1k invested in UKOG shares 3 years ago would be worth now

The booms and busts of Oil & Gas make it a notoriously volatile sector to invest in. How have long-term UKOG investors fared? More »

Climate change! I’m interested in this FTSE 250 firm’s aim of net-zero carbon emissions

With oil production tipped to peak in 2030, I think this FTSE 250 company is making a good move to cement its future. More »

This is how much £1k invested in ASOS shares 3 years ago would be worth today

Online fast-fashion retailer ASOS has suffered in 2019, but can its share price bounce back?  More »