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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.

Worried about a FTSE 100 crash? Here’s how you can diversify your portfolio!

Investors should consider REITs and other asset classes to add some diversity to their portfolios! More »

Shares of NMC Health are down almost 43%! Should investors buy the dip?

A bombshell shortsellers report raises serious questions about the health of NMC Health (LON: NMC). More »

Forget Bitcoin and Sirius Minerals! I think the Lloyds share price could be a buy in 2020!

Lloyds Banking Group has a good dividend yield, healthy cover and is well-placed as we head into Brexit. More »

3 investing myths that may be hurting your Stocks and Shares ISA!

You shouldn’t believe some of the myths that can hold investors back from making sensible decisions. More »

Worried about 2020? Here’s how the election might affect your Stocks and Shares ISA!

There are three potential scenarios that could play out. More »

Worried about the State Pension? Here’s why I would buy FTSE 100 shares to make a million!

The State Pension is just not enough to live on. More »

Forget Bitcoin and Sirius Minerals! Here’s why I would invest £500 in the FTSE 100 in 2020!

£500 can go a very long way if invested correctly. More »

These Warren Buffett investing tips could boost your Stocks and Shares ISA!

The Oracle of Omaha’s philosophy can be applied to any person’s portfolio! More »

2 investing mistakes that could be sabotaging your Stocks and Shares ISA

Don’t let your hard-earned savings go to waste! More »

Got £10k to invest? I think this REIT is the perfect addition to your Stocks and Shares ISA!

Shares of British Land (LON: BLND) offer investors a great way to invest in high-end commercial property. More »

Forget a Cash ISA! I think that stocks give you a better chance of increasing your wealth!

Cash can seem safer than stocks, but that is an illusion! More »

No savings at 40? Here’s what I would do to retire comfortably

It’s not too late to start planning for retirement! More »

Forget Bitcoin! I think this FTSE 100 company is a far safer addition to your Stocks and Shares ISA!

Shares of Royal Dutch Shell (LON: RDSB) yield more than double the FTSE 100 average! More »

Forget buy-to-let! Here’s how I’d use REITs to invest £20k today

Shares of Shaftesbury (LON: SHB) and Urban Logistics (LON: SHED) look attractive to me right now. More »

Forget Bitcoin! Here’s how I would invest £10k in a Stock and Shares ISA today

The Lloyds (LON: LLOY) dividend yield looks too good to pass up right now. More »

Worried about the State Pension? Here’s what I think you need to know about dividend investing!

Hint: it’s not just a matter of buying the highest-yielding stocks. More »

Looking to invest £5k in your ISA? Make sure you avoid this type of value trap!

Companies in declining industries may seem attractive, but they are rarely worth the trouble. More »

Thinking about investing in telecoms? Here’s how the Labour nationalisation plan might affect you!

It’s not just shareholders of BT (LON: BT.A) that are affected - companies like Virgin Media will also have to watch out! More »

Warren Buffett’s advice can help you take advantage of downturns!

Market crashes are the best time to deploy capital. More »

What should stock investors do in the run-up to the general election?

Lots of things could happen, so don’t bet everything you have on one particular outcome. More »