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Stepan Lavrouk

I am a financial writer with a background in equity research and macro trading. My specific investing interests include energy, macroanalysis and biotechnology.

What happened in the stock market today

Woodford Equity Fund calls it a day, while Woodford Patient Capital (LON: WPCT) loses big. More »

What happened in the stock market today

Shareholders of cybersecurity firm Sophos (LON: SOPH) win big with US takeover bid. More »

What happened in the stock market today

Dunelm Group (LSE: DLMN) and Morses Club (LSE: MCL) are the big fallers today. More »

What happened in the stock market today

Bookmaker GVC Holdings (LSE: GVC) and Baillie Gifford Japan (LSE: BGFD) are in the news. More »

Worried about the State Pension? These FTSE 100 stocks could be good additions to your portfolio

Shares of Ferguson (LON: FERG) and Admiral Group (LON: ADM) are well-priced for investors at the minute, I believe. More »

Heed this advice from Warren Buffett to become a better investor!

Buy wonderful companies, and don’t lose money. More »

Could the AstraZeneca share price continue to make new all-time highs?

Shares of AstraZeneca (LON: AZN) are priced for perfection, I believe. But does that make them a good buy for the long term? More »

2 pitfalls that investors should avoid

Timing the market is a sure-fire to lose out on compounding opportunities. More »

What happened in the stock market today

The pound slips, miners outperform, and Numis (LSE: NUM) loses big. More »

3 things all income investors should know

Very high yields should be interpreted as a warning sign. Here's why. More »

3 reasons I’d invest in REITs

REITs like Landsec (LON: LAND) and Shaftesbury (LON: SHB) are really worth your attention, I feel. More »

2 ways to minimise your investing costs

Consider a Stocks and Shares ISA to minimise the tax liability on your hard-won investment gains. More »

2 internationally focused FTSE 100 stocks: which one would I buy?

Chilean copper miner Antofagasta (LSE: ANTO) and shipping broker Clarkson (LSE: CKN) both cater to the global market, but are they equally at risk... More »

Two reasons why investors lose money

The past is really a poor guide to future stock prices. More »

2 FTSE 100 financial stocks that I think could perform better than expected

Shares of Aviva and Lloyds could be good income plays, I believe. More »

Listen to these tips from Warren Buffett to become a better investor

Learn to think like Warren Buffett to become a better stock picker. More »

2 crucial pieces of investment advice to build your retirement portfolio

You absolutely need to understand compound interest to succeed as an investor. More »

Why shares of JD Sports are up over 15% so far this month

Shares of JD Sports Fashion PLC (LON: JD) continue to reward investors. More »

What happened in the stock market today

The London Stock Exchange Group Plc (LON: LSE) receives a surprise takeover bid. More »

What happened in the stock market today

The pound continued to weaken and Ferguson revealed that it's set for a demerger. More »