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Ian Pierce

I am a longtime Fool from the States relocated to London. With decades to go before retirement, I'm focused on AIM-listed small caps and growth shares of all stripes. My favourite companies are those that are looking to shake up stodgy industries with fresh ideas. After living and working in China for several years, I also have a soft spot for companies looking to take advantage of the long term potential to be found selling to a 100 million strong middle class.

One FTSE 100 growth and income stock I’d buy ahead of Royal Dutch Shell plc

This underrated FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) firm's consistent growth and heft dividend put it above Royal Dutch Shell plc (LON: RDSB) in my book.... More »

Why I’d buy Johnson Matthey plc ahead of Sirius Minerals plc

Johnson Matthey plc's (LON: JMAT) big spend on electric vehicles may make it more investable than Sirius Minerals plc (LON: SXX). More »

Are FTSE 100 stocks ConvaTec Group plc & Merlin Entertainments plc bargain buys near 52-week lows?

After recent sales warnings should investors take a chance on ConvaTec Group plc (LON: CTEC) and Merlin Entertainments plc (LON: MERL)? More »

One fast-growing competitor I’d buy ahead of Next plc

Despite a 7.5% yield and P/E ratio of 11, I'm not tempted to invest in Next plc (LON: NXT). More »

Why National Grid plc stock looks expensive to me

Why I'll be looking elsewhere for my income stocks despite National Grid plc's (LON: NG) nearly 5% yield. More »

Why I’d trade in Lloyds Banking Group plc for this 5%+ yielder

Why I'd look past the 5.9% yield of Lloyds Banking Group plc (LON: LLOY) in favour of this growth stock's 5.2% yield. More »

Why I’d buy pricey Fevertree Drinks plc ahead of this cheap growth stock

Rising competitive pressures mean I like the astronomical growth that Fevertree Drinks plc (LON: FEVR) is brewing up. More »

2 dirt-cheap growth stocks to consider in November

P/E ratios under 13 and strong growth prospects have these under-the-radar stocks on my watchlist. More »

2 bargain growth and income stocks that could help you retire early

5%+ yields and double-digit profit growth have these bargain basement stocks on my radar. More »

2 blue-chip stocks I’d buy for a starter portfolio

These blue-chip stocks offer double-digit growth, impressive income and attractive valuations. More »

Why I wouldn’t buy a FTSE 100 tracker even as the index hits all-time highs

Why the FTSE (INDEXFTSE: UKX) may not be all its cracked up to be for retail investors. More »

2 growth stocks benefitting from the Bank of England’s interest rate hike

These cash kings will see earnings rise as interest rates increase for the first time in a decade. More »

2 hot new IPOs that could make you very rich

These recent market entrants are growing rapidly and see plenty of further potential on the horizon. More »

Is it finally time to buy Tullow Oil plc with oil over $60/barrel?

Is Tullow Oil plc (LON:TLW) finally in the clear as oil prices rebound? More »

Why I’d buy FTSE 100 turnaround stock Provident Financial plc ahead of Barclays plc

While Barclays plc (LON: BARC) goes nowhere, Provident Financial plc's (LON: PFG) turnaround is taking shape. More »

2 bargain high-yield stocks to consider today

Dividend yields over 4% and P/E ratios at no more than 15 have me interested in these top income stocks. More »

One FTSE 100 growth stock I’d buy ahead of BP plc

Dependable growth and an attractive valuation put this FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) stock ahead of BP plc (LON: BP) on my watch list. More »

One oil stock I’d buy ahead of UK Oil & Gas Investments plc

This heavily-discounted oil and gas fund appears much less risky to me than UK Oil & Gas Investments plc (LON: UKOG). More »

One FTSE 100 growth and income stock I’d buy today

This FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) growth and income giant's shares are looking as cheap as they have in years. More »

2 Neil Woodford income shares I’d buy today

Why these Woodford-backed shares' 4.8%+ dividend yields and underrated growth prospects have me very interested. More »