Gary McFarlane

The author is the financial editor at Finixio, the publisher of buyshares.co.uk, stockapps.com, learnbonds.com and insidebitcoins.com. Gary was the cryptocurrency analyst at the UK's second-largest investment platform, interactive investor, from 2017 to August 2020. Gary is the winner of the Best Cryptocurrency Writer 2018 ADVFN International Awards

Inchcape (INCH) is riding the wave of the uplift in second-hand car prices that has hit the markets as a result of supply shortages in new cars. In the UK second-hand car prices rose 28% year on year in December – that was  the 84th straight week of price appreciation. The average price of a […]

Videogames developer Zynga’s (ZNGA) stock is trading at its lowest level ($6.11) since March 2020 as investors worry that its revenues will slip as the Covid pandemic recedes. Third quarter revenue rose 6.3% to $667.70 million from a year ago, slightly beating analysts forecasts of $665.98 million. But both revenue and bookings were down on […]

UK clothing retailer Superdry (SDRY) has not had a good pandemic. The shares hit a near-term low of 228p on 22 October, not far off year to date lows of 196p. At the time of writing the stock is priced at 311p. But the shares have bounced back to some extent and there may be […]

Albemarle (ALB) is the world’s largest producer of lithium for electric vehicle (EV) batteries and is expanding its operations after inking a deal to buy  Chinese company Guangxi Tianyuan New Energy Materials for $200 million. The company’s share price has been performing well this year but there is plenty more to come with the demand […]

Cineworld (CINE), the UK cinema chain, has seen its share price flounder since the year’s highs printed in March, when the stock traded at 122p. Buoyed by hopes then that the worst of the pandemic might be over, the share price has declined steadily since then to a year-to-date low of 56p on 19 July. […]

Pepsico (PEP) shares are up 50% since their March 2020 Covid nadir, when the pandemic cratered stock markets around the world. Currently trading at $156, Pepsico is of course the company behind the Pepsi cola drink and we believe its share price has room to grow a lot more. In 1983, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs […]

Disney (DIS) long ago cemented itself in the minds of both consumers and investors as the star of the entertainment world. Its brand is synonymous with entertainment, although originally of an exclusively child-centred kind. Today it is a multifaceted entertainment corporation that sits somewhere between being a media stock and a tech stock, with all […]

Moneysupermarket.com (MONY) is one of the UK’s best-known comparison sites but its stock has taken a battering during the pandemic. So why would people stop looking for the best deals on products and services during a pandemic? Think holidays and travel. The travel and holiday industry has been shuttered for much of this pandemic and […]

Indivior (INDV), the speciality pharmaceutical company, is not particularly well known, but perhaps it should be. Its major claim to fame – and the main driver of earnings – is its market-leading treatment for addiction to opioid-based drugs, Sublocade. The company is headquartered in the US although it is listed on the London Stock Exchange. […]

Games Workshop (GAW) is the king of wargaming. For those that don’t know, this is – in its purest form – a pastime where hobbyists get together to join battle in grandiose fantasy world board games with metal minature figurines. Sounds geeky but it is big business. The figurines and other models are painted, collected […]