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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.

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 »

What happened in the stock market today

The bidding war for delivery company Just Eat (LON: JE) escalates. More »

What happened in the stock market today

ASOS (LON: ASC) shareholders win big and Woodford Patient Capital Trust (LON: WPCT) continues to fall. More »

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 »