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Edward Sheldon, CFA

Based in London, Edward is a freelance investment writer and analyst whose clients include financial services firms all over the world. Prior to launching his own investment writing business, Edward spent 15 years working in private wealth management and institutional asset management, both in the UK and in Australia. A passionate investor himself, Edward mainly invests in high-quality, large-cap dividend stocks with the aim of building wealth slowly. However, he's not afraid to invest some of his capital in under-the-radar small-cap growth stocks in the pursuit of big gains. Edward holds a Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne, as well as the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification.

3 investment trusts I’d buy over Scottish Mortgage

Edward Sheldon holds Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust in high regard. However, he believes other growth trusts are safer investments right now. More »

2 FTSE 250 growth shares I’d buy TODAY

The FTSE 250 is home to some great growth stocks. Here, Edward Sheldon highlights two shares in the index he believes have solid growth... More »

3 AIM growth stocks I’d buy today

The UK's Alternative Investment Market can be a great place to look for growth stocks. Here are three AIM stars Edward Sheldon likes right... More »

3 UK shares I’d avoid because hedge funds expect them to fall

Edward Sheldon highlights three UK shares hedge funds and institutions are betting heavily against. He sees these stocks as risky. More »

BP shares: Hargreaves Lansdown investors are buying. Here’s what I’m doing

UK investors are snapping up BP shares, expecting the price to rebound. Here, Edward Sheldon looks at the investment case. More »

This FTSE 100 dividend stock is owned by 2 of the UK’s best money managers. I’d buy it today

Edward Sheldon highlights a FTSE 100 stock that's owned by both Terry Smith and Nick Train – two of the UK’s most talented fund... More »

3 UK tech stocks I’d buy today for 2021 and beyond

Edward Sheldon highlights three exciting UK technology stocks he believes have a lot of potential in today's increasingly digital world. More »

I was wrong about the Royal Mail share price. Here’s what I’d do now

Royal Mail's share price has surged more than 110% over the last six months. Here, Edward Sheldon provides his view on the stock now.... More »

IAG and easyJet shares: should I buy for 2021?

IAG and easyJet shares have risen since November and UK investors are buying. Edward Sheldon looks at whether that's a smart move. More »

Witan Investment Trust: Hargreaves Lansdown investors are buying. Should I buy too?

UK investors have been piling into the Witan Investment Trust recently. Here, Edward Sheldon looks at the investment case for the trust. More »

Tesco shares: should I buy now?

Tesco posted a strong trading update yesterday. However, Edward Sheldon isn't going to buy its shares. Here are five reasons why. More »

Lloyds’ share price: 3 reasons why I think it could rise in 2021

Lloyds' share price has risen from 28p to 36p since the start of November. Edward Sheldon believes the bank stock can keep rising. More »

UK stocks: this is one of my best ‘buy’ ideas for 2021

Edward Sheldon thinks this under-the-radar UK stock has the potential to deliver big gains as the economy recovers from the coronavirus. More »

3 UK value stocks I’d buy today

Value stocks are tipped to make a comeback in 2021 as the global economy recovers from last year's downturn. Here are three value shares... More »

Tesla’s share price: 3 things I think UK investors should know

Tesla's share price is having an amazing run. This year, it's already up over 20%. Here are three things UK investors should know about... More »

Argo Blockchain shares: should I buy?

Last week, Argo Blockchain was the most bought stock on Hargreaves Lansdown. Edward Sheldon looks at whether he should buy for his own portfolio.... More »

FTSE 100 tracker funds: why I won’t be buying one in 2021

While Edward Sheldon believes that UK shares could do well in 2021, he isn't going to invest in a FTSE 100 tracker fund. Here... More »

I think these UK shares could deliver big gains in 2021

These UK shares have underperformed in recent years. Now that sentiment towards the UK market is improving, Ed Sheldon believes they're set to move... More »

Investing: 5 key lessons from 2020

2020 was a year like no other. Some stocks tanked while others outperformed. Here, Edward Sheldon looks at five key investing lessons from the... More »

GSK’s share price has fallen. I’d buy the stock today

GSK's share price has fallen from near 1,800p to around 1,400p over the last year. Edward Sheldon believes it offers a lot of value... More »