Edward Sheldon

Edward grew up in Melbourne, Australia and developed a strong passion for investing during his university years. 15 years later and now based in London, Edward mainly invests in dividend growth stocks for the long term, however, he has been known to be tempted by the occasional small-cap opportunity. As well as writing for The Motley Fool, Edward also writes about dividend investing for Edward holds a Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne and is a CFA charterholder.

Can SSE plc and Centrica plc afford to pay 6%+ dividends?

Edward Sheldon questions whether dividends from SSE plc (LON: SSE) and Centrica plc (LON: CNA) are safe. More »

This growth stock has made me thousands. Is it too late to buy now?

Edward Sheldon profiles a growth stock that has risen 60% this year. Is now the time to buy? More »

3 simple steps to starting a dividend portfolio

Thinking about starting a dividend portfolio? Edward Sheldon explains that it can be done in just three simple steps. More »

Why Legal & General Group plc is a top dividend stock for a starter portfolio

Looking for a top starter stock? Check out Legal & General Group plc (LON: LGEN), says Edward Sheldon. More »

This FTSE 100 growth stock could be a better buy than AstraZeneca plc

AstraZeneca plc (LON: AZN) is a popular healthcare stock among UK investors. But is this FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) joint replacement specialist a better buy?... More »

2 ‘under the radar’ growth and income stocks that look tempting

Edward Sheldon profiles two stocks that look to offer considerable long-term potential. More »

Two FTSE 100 stocks owned by Britain’s Warren Buffett

Nick Train has an outstanding investment performance track record. Here's a look at two FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) stocks he owns. More »

One fast-growing small-cap stock I’d buy right now, and one I’d avoid

Edward Sheldon explains that the key to small-cap success is finding highly profitable companies. More »

Two top buys for a starter portfolio

Thinking about starting a share portfolio? Edward Sheldon picks out two stocks he believes would make good holdings. More »

Why I’d buy Lloyds Banking Group plc for its dividend over Barclays plc

Edward Sheldon compares Lloyds Banking Group plc's (LON: LLOY) dividend prospects to those of Barclays plc (LON: BARC). More »

2 FTSE 100 growth and dividend stocks you can’t afford to miss

Edward Sheldon profiles two FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) companies that fly under the radar of many investors. More »

Why I’d avoid shares in Carillion plc despite today’s share-price surge

Shares in Carillion plc (LON: CLLN) has surged 9% today on an update from the company. However, Edward Sheldon is still keen to avoid... More »

2 beaten-up FTSE 100 stocks: is now the time to buy?

Edward Sheldon looks at two FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) stocks that are way off their highs. Are these stocks now bargains? More »

Two FTSE 100 stocks forecast to pay 5% dividends this year

Edward Sheldon examines two FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) stocks that could pay dividends over 5% this year. More »

Five pieces of Warren Buffett advice to help you retire early

Edward Sheldon looks at key wealth-building advice from investing legend Warren Buffett. More »

2 FTSE 100 stocks forecast to grow over 10% this year

Edward Sheldon looks at two FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) stocks that are set to power ahead and examines the investment case. More »

Just Eat plc isn’t the only FTSE 250 stock expected to deliver blockbuster growth

Edward Sheldon profiles a FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE:MCX) stock that has outperformed Just Eat plc (LON:JE) over the last three years. More »

Why I’m not buying shares in Sirius Minerals plc just yet

Edward Sheldon explains why he isn't buying into the Sirius Minerals plc (LON: SXX) story just yet. More »

Are these the best FTSE 250 dividend growth stocks right now?

Edward Sheldon examines two FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE:MCX) stocks generating unbelievable dividend growth. More »

Two small-cap dividend stars I’d buy to supercharge my portfolio

Edward Sheldon looks at two smaller companies capable of generating capital growth and paying dividends. More »