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Tezcan Gecgil, PhD

She has worked in investment management in New York City, Princeton (NJ), Greenwich (CT), and London (U.K.). She holds Ph.D. (Business Studies) as well as MSc (Investment Banking & Trading) and MBA degrees from leading U.S. and U.K. universities and has also completed all 3 levels of the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) examination. Her passion is for options trading based on technical analysis of fundamentally strong companies. She especially enjoys setting up weekly covered calls for income generation. As she is also qualified as Clinical Hypnotherapist at graduate level, she coaches traders and HNW investors on trading psychology. She divides her time between London and Naples (FL). She may be contacted for private mentoring.

If pubs open in July, should investors buy cheap FTSE 250 stocks like JD Wetherspoon?

The FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE:MCX) has been rising in recent weeks. As businesses start to reopen, pub shares like JD Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW) may drive... More »

£2,000 to invest in dividend shares? I’m looking at these 2 FTSE companies for my ISA

Here are two FTSE shares with strong dividends that may also benefit from price growth. They may be appropriate for long-term portfolios. More »

£1K to invest? I’d buy AstraZeneca or GSK pharma shares for a rich retirement

Pharma bellwethers AstraZeneca (LON: AZN) and GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON: GSK) may be robust additions to a long-term portfolio, helping investors retire rich More »

FTSE shares are cheap! I believe now is the right time to invest in an ISA

The recent market crash has made FTSE shares cheap. Here’s why I'd still invest in a Stocks and Shares ISA amid the volatility. More »

Aiming for a £1 million pension? I’d buy cheap FTSE dividend shares for a rich retirement

I believe robust dividend stocks should be considered for a diversified retirement portfolio. More »

Why I’d buy cheap FTSE dividend shares now

Recent market volatility has driven down the prices of many attractive dividend stocks, which should excite the interest of long-term FTSE investors. More »

Can cheap FTSE shares rebound? 2 stay-at-home stocks I’d consider

The new 'stay-at-home' economy has increased demand for e-commerce. So here are two FTSE stocks that may benefit from the trend. More »

Bitcoin is highly volatile! I’d buy cheap FTSE dividend shares instead

Bitcoin's price is once again extremely volatile. Instead, FTSE investors may consider investing in robust companies for their retirement years. More »

Dividend stocks paying over 4.5%? Here are 2 FTSE 250 shares I’d buy in an ISA

Looking to diversify and add dividend income to your portfolio? These two FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) stocks might be appropriate for long-term investors. More »

BT axes dividends! Is the stock cheap enough to buy?

Last week Britain's biggest telecoms provider BT Group (LON: BT.A) scrapped dividends, so does that reduce its appeal? Here's what I'd do now. More »

Interest rates are low! 2 FTSE dividend stocks I’d buy

Interest rates are at record lows. Dividend-paying shares like Coca Cola HBC and Severn Trent may therefore deserve further due diligence, I feel. More »

How I’d start investing in LSE shares and FTSE indexes with little money

I don't think new investors should fear the current market volatility. Investing even small, but regular, amounts in stocks can reap big rewards long... More »

What yesterday’s interest rate decision may mean for FTSE 100 shares

Let's take closer look at the potential effect of yesterday's interest rate decision by the Bank of England on FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) shares. More »

Berkeley Group and Burberry Group: are the shares cheap enough to buy in May?

Berkeley Group and Burberry Group shares have had a difficult year so far. Could long-term investors find value in either battered stock? More »

Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser: would I buy these consumer stocks in May?

Consumer good stocks such as Unilever plc (LON: ULVR) and Reckitt Benckiser plc (LON: RB) may be robust additions to a long-term portfolio today,... More »

FTSE sell-off in May? It could mean opportunity for new investors

Broader markets may slump in May. But such a sell-off would create long-term buying opportunities for new and seasoned investors alike. More »

FTSE shares: is the Warren Buffett market indicator flashing caution?

The FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) started May in the red and Warren Buffett's favourite indicator suggests there's more to come. That means there's still... More »

Marks & Spencer vs Royal Mail: are the shares cheap enough to buy in May?

Marks & Spencer and Royal Mail shares are at all-time lows. Could long-term investors find value in either battered stock? More »

The FTSE 100 rebounds! These shares performed well in April

In April a number of FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) have run up since their March lows. Let's take a closer look. More »

FTSE 100 crosses 6,000! I think investing £250 a month may mean a comfortable retirement

The recent market volatility and current pandemic are making many people nervous. However, investing in FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) shares regularly may mean a... More »