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Peter Stephens

Having held various senior management positions in the manufacturing sector, Peter founded his own manufacturing company in 1996. This was subsequently sold in 2007. Meanwhile, his passion for investing (which began during the privatisations of the 1980s) remains strong and he couples this with writing for The Motley Fool as a Contractor. His investment style is value-oriented; focusing on company fundamentals, as well as assessing the strength and presence of a competitive advantage. While above-average growth prospects remain very attractive, a greater focus on dividends has crept in since Peter became a part-time retiree in 2007.

2 dividend stocks beating the 3.3% yield on Neil Woodford’s fund

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2 surging growth stocks set to beat the FTSE 100

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2 strong takeover targets after £2.1bn WS Atkins plc acquisition

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2 fast-growing stocks you can’t afford to ignore

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2 Footsie dividend stocks that could boost your retirement prospects

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One FTSE 350 growth stock I’d buy and one I’d sell

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2 FTSE 350 growth stocks with unbeatable momentum

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2 ‘undervalued’ growth shares I’d buy in May

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2 dividend stocks that could transform your shares portfolio

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Is this small-cap energy stock a better buy than Royal Dutch Shell plc?

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2 bargain-basement growth stocks that could fund your retirement

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3 investment lessons to pass onto your children

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2 ‘turnaround’ stocks to watch in April

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How a Fool can cope with rapidly rising inflation

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