Kevin Godbold

After an early career in electrical engineering and management with one of the then nationalised regional electricity boards Kevin figured he could run a tighter ship and left to set up his own engineering services enterprise. Fifteen years later in 2004, after growing the business to employ several operatives, he sold it as a going concern - that didn't prove to be the easiest path to take in life, but the end result was satisfactory! Selling the business realised the inherent value, left Kevin mortgage-free, and provided a pot of free capital to indulge a growing interest in investing. These days he scratches his entrepreneurial itch by investing on the stock market and, although generally preferring to invest in small expanding businesses, he likes to remain flexible and open to other investment opportunities as well. Whilst aspiring to learn from the wisdom and experiences of others, Kevin usually finds that he learns best by making his own mistakes. He therefore makes many mistakes, both in investing and in life. Happily, many of his investments and life decisions have been good ones too.

2 hot value shares with the potential to boost your retirement fund

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2 top growth shares to consider right now

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These promising small-caps could boost your retirement fund

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This stock could have it all!

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2 fast rising FTSE 250 shares I’d buy today

Strong momentum looks set to continue at these two firms. More »

2 hot dividend shares I’d buy today

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2 hot value shares that could help you retire early

Low valuations and big dividends could propel you to an early retirement with these two shares. More »

2 quality growth stocks I’d buy right now

Kevin Godbold thinks two companies that focus on supporting modern business with tech solutions could be strong long-term bets. More »

5 powerful steps towards financial independence and retiring early

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2 hot value stocks that could help you retire early

These two stocks are cheap but they may not remain that way. More »

This oil and gas stock looks set to outperform BP plc

This up-and-coming oiler has hit the ground running and could beat growth at BP plc (LON: BP). More »

I’d ditch ReNeuron Group plc to buy another Neil Woodford favourite

This profitable growth company could serve you better than gambling with ReNeuron Group plc (LON: RENE). More »

2 new growth stocks with massive potential

These two new arrivals to the stock market look set to serve investors well. More »

Why I’d ditch Lloyds Banking Group plc and buy this solid-looking mid-cap

Neil Woodford has bought into Lloyds Banking Group plc (LON: LLOY) lately but this maker of consumer essentials could be a much safer bet. More »

Why Petrofac Limited looks like a classic contrarian opportunity

Why I’m betting against the prevailing fear and sentiment surrounding Petrofac Limited (LON: PFC) More »

How to make sure individual stock-picking is worth the effort

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These 2 exciting growth shares look set to go much further

Short-term volatility looks like opportunity for investors with these robust growth shares. More »

Why I’d dump Sirius Minerals plc to invest in this stock

I’d take profits in Sirius Minerals plc (LON: SXX) and invest in this fast-growing firm. More »

Now could be the perfect entry point for this growth and income stock

This share looks set to deliver a robust dividend and steady growth. It’s time to look deeper. More »

Why I’d dump these 2 dangerous Footsie dividend shares

Change could be in the air for these two stalwarts. I’d sell. More »