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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.

Why do investors fail to take advantage of FTSE 100 crashes?

FTSE 100 crashes are opportunities. Why do so few investors take advantage of them? More »

How FTSE 100 investors should use the coronavirus crash to their advantage

You need to think differently to everyone else, says Stepan Lavrouk. More »

3 investing mistakes to avoid during the coronavirus FTSE 100 market crash

We are all human, but you must resist the urge to follow the herd. More »

What FTSE 100 stock investors can learn from the coronavirus Bitcoin crash

The sharp price decline contains an important lesson about for investors in both cryptocurrencies and shares. More »

The crucial thing to remember when buying FTSE 100 income stocks during the coronavirus crash

Royal Dutch Shell (LON: RDSB) and Carnival (LON: CCL) demonstrate that not all dividends are equal. More »

Shares of Royal Dutch Shell yield almost 17%! Can that be right?

The share price of Shell (LON: RDSB) seems almost too good to be true right now. More »

Looking for value while stocks are falling? I like this FTSE 100 large-cap currently yielding 8.5%!

Shares of Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) seem very well priced at the moment. More »

Bitcoin is almost at $10,000! Should you buy?

I think a Stocks and Shares ISA is a much better option for sensible investors. More »

Thinking about going all-in on a stock? Here’s why that might not be such a good idea

There are known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unknowns in investing, which means putting all your eggs in one basket is a bad move. More »

Forget buy-to-let! I’d invest in this FTSE 100 property stock today

Property can be a good investment, but is buy-to-let the right option for you? More »

No savings at 45? I’d buy these two FTSE 100 dividend shares to double the State Pension!

These two FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) stocks could be great additions to your retirement portfolio! More »

Forget Bitcoin! Here’s why I would invest £5k in a Stocks and Shares ISA today!

Dividend stocks like SSE (LON: SSE) are a much better way of building wealth than Bitcoin! More »

Forget a Cash ISA! Here’s how I’d use FTSE 100 dividend shares to retire early!

The returns from stock investing far outstrips those from cash! More »

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 »