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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.

Forget buy-to-let! I’d buy these two FTSE 250 stocks instead to profit from the property market

These FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE:MCX) companies give investors broad exposure to the UK property market. More »

2 investing principles I’d follow to build a retirement portfolio

Investing with these two rules should help us build our retirement income. More »

Is the Glencore share price a long-term play?

Glencore plc (LON: GLEN) has an attractive yield of 5%+, but is surrounded by some serious regulatory concerns. More »

Is the Sainsbury’s share price unfairly beaten down?

Are shares of Sainsbury’s (LON: SBRY) fairly priced or could there be some hidden value in there? More »

A FTSE 100 dividend stock I’d hold forever

Good cash generation makes the Ferguson plc (LON: FERG) dividend a safe bet, I believe. More »

One FTSE 100 stock yielding 12% I’d avoid and what I’d buy instead

I think The yield at Persimmon plc (LON: PSN) is too good to be true. Here's what I'd buy instead. More »

Here’s why I’d buy Shell for its dividend yield

This Fool thinks shareholders of Royal Dutch Shell plc class B (LON: RDSB) have a lot to look forward to. More »

Will the AstraZeneca share price be boosted by positive trial results?

AstraZeneca plc (LON: AZN) reports excellent data for cancer drug Lynparza. Can this help drive the share price upwards? More »

At this share price, I’d buy & hold Lloyds for the long haul

Lloyds Banking Group plc (LON: LLOY) has a robust model that can ensure a steady dividend. More »

BT shares have a dividend yield of almost 8%, but is it sustainable?

BT Group – Class A Common Stock (LON:BT.A) recently kept its dividend unchanged but that may hamper expansion efforts. More »

Will AstraZeneca’s new strategy make the share price soar?

A pivot to cancer treatment has been profitable for AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN), but can it last? More »

2 ways I find value stocks

When it comes to value investing, I like to ‘stay small, be boring’. More »

Have Tesco shares got their mojo back?

Good leadership and great recents have driven Tesco plc (LON:TSCO)’s share price, but competition from discounters remains a thorny issue. More »