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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.

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 »

3 investment mistakes that could be undermining your retirement savings plan

Do not mistake a cheap price for value. More »

What happened in the stock market today

ConvaTech (LON: CTEC) shareholders win big, GlaxoSmithKline(LON: GSK) ups guidance and De La Rue (LON: DLAR) shares crater! More »

What happened in the stock market today

BP (LON: BP) reports its first net quarterly loss in three years and spread betting firm Plus500 (LON:PLUS) leads the FTSE in gains. More »

What happened in the stock market today

HSBC Holdings (LON: HSBC) abandons main profit target. More »

What happened in the stock market today

Shareholders of ad giant WPP (LON: WPP) have something to cheer for and Barclays (LON: BARC) shrugs off PPI charge. More »

What happened in the stock market today

AstraZeneca (LON: AZN) reports strong earnings, RBS (LON: RBS) is hit by a PPI charge, and Woodford Patient Capital (LON: WPCT) gets a new... More »

What happened in the stock market today

Metro Bank (LON: MTRO) chair steps down and gold miner Centamin (LON: CEY) rewards investors. More »