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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.

Is British American Tobacco plc still the best income stock money can buy?

With a reasonable valuation, defensive growth prospects and 3.2% yield, is British American Tobacco plc (LON: BATS) a top buy? More »

Which falling knife to catch: Carillion plc vs Provident Financial Group plc?

After profit warnings and plunging share prices should investors snap up Provident Financial Group plc (LON:PFG) or Carillion plc (LON:CLLN)? More »

Why Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc is an underrated growth and dividend star

Its shares are already up 20% year-to-date, but I expect even more to come from Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (LON: JLT). More »

Can Tullow Oil plc survive with oil stuck under $50 a barrel?

Is the writing on the wall for highly-indebted, lossmaking Tullow Oil plc (LON: TLW)? More »

2 FTSE 100 growth stocks trading at ultra-low valuations

Is now the time to snatch up these growing FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) stocks at bargain basement prices? More »

Two high-growth small-caps I’d buy to retire on

Fast-rising earnings, enviable growth potential and healthy balance sheets put these small-caps at the top of my watchlist. More »

One beaten-down income share I’d buy and one I’d sell

This under-appreciated 4.5% yielder trading at 10 times earnings has caught my eye. More »

These fast-growing stars are looking ridiculously cheap

These stocks are trading at multi-year valuation lows despite posting double-digits earnings growth. More »

2 overlooked rapidly rising growth stocks I’d buy today

These stocks are up over 15% in the past year and still have plenty of room to run. More »

Is this fast-growing, Neil Woodford-backed small cap your ticket to an early retirement?

Neil Woodford owns 20% of this small-cap that's growing sales by triple-digits. Should you buy as well? More »

Two bargain basement growth stocks to consider in July

These fast-growing stocks have more than doubled in the past five years and still trade at attractive valuations. More »

Two dirt cheap 5%+ yielders I’d avoid at all costs

These big dividend stocks may look cheap but trouble is lurking just below the surface. More »

2 under-the-radar growth shares I’d buy today

These relatively unknown small-caps are growing rapidly, have high margins and trade at great valuations. More »

These two 5%+ yielders are ridiculously cheap

With P/E ratios under 10 and dividend yields over 5% are these two stocks great buys? More »

Two top FTSE 100 growth shares I’d buy to retire on

Double-digits earnings growth and huge addressable markets make these FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) stocks intriguing long-term options. More »

2 cheap FTSE 250 income stars I’d buy today

Good growth, dividend yields over 4% and P/E ratios under 14 have these FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE: MCX) income options on my watch list. More »

Two rapidly growing small-caps that could help you retire early

These top growth shares have returned over 35% in the past year but the best may be yet to come. More »

Two high-flying FTSE 250 stocks I’d dump today

After returning over 50% in the past year these FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE: MCX) growth stars are looking over-priced. More »

Is Bill Ackman’s newly FTSE 250-listed fund a bargain basement buy?

Should investors snap up the famous hedge fund managers fund now that it's listed on the FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE: MCX)? More »

Why I’d buy these 2 fast-growing discount retailers

Shifting consumer habits, huge growth potential and high margins make these discounters top picks in my eyes. More »