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Edward Sheldon, CFA

Based in London, Edward is a freelance investment writer whose clients include a broad range of financial services firms located 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 large-cap dividend stocks with the aim of building wealth slowly, however, he has been known to be tempted by the occasional small-cap opportunity. Edward holds a Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne, as well as the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and the highly-regarded Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification.

Tempted by Lloyds’ share price? Here’s what you need to know

Lloyds Banking Group plc (LON: LLOY) shares trade on a P/E ratio of just seven. Is that a bargain or a trap? More »

Forget 1% from a Cash ISA. I’d pick up 25% risk-free from this ISA

Cash ISAs remain extremely popular with UK savers. But other ISAs could boost your wealth much faster, says Edward Sheldon. More »

Worried about the State Pension? This strategy could boost your retirement income 25%

The State Pension is just £8,767 per year. This simple strategy could generate another £2,000 per year for you in retirement. More »

ASOS shares just crashed 23%. Here’s what I’d do now

ASOS plc (LON: ASC) released another profit warning yesterday and its share price fell sharply. What's the best move now? More »

Is it too late to buy Unilever and Diageo shares?

Unilever plc (LON: ULVR) and Diageo plc (LON: DGE) shares have surged this year. What's the best move now? More »

Worried about the State Pension? You could have £13,000 in a ‘lost’ pension

There are 1.6m pension accounts that are 'lost' in the UK. Is one of them yours? More »

3 reasons a FTSE 100 tracker may NOT be the best place for your retirement savings

Considering a FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) tracker for your portfolio? Read this first. More »

Two growth funds that are smashing the FTSE 100 in 2019

The FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) returned 13.1% in the first half of the year. These two funds returned nearly twice that. More »

Like saving money? I think you’ll love these high-interest savings accounts!

Looking for a good return on your cash savings? I'd check out these accounts. More »

Like dividends? I think you’ll love these FTSE 100 dividend stocks

Investing for income? Here are three FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) dividend stocks I see as offering fantastic value right now. More »

One FTSE 100 stock that Britain’s Warren Buffett just bought more of

Want to know what FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) stock one of the UK's top portfolio managers has bought recently? Read on to find out. More »

Retirement saving: why I’d avoid buy-to-let property, Premium Bonds and FTSE 100 tracker funds

Buy-to-let, Premium Bonds and FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) trackers are very popular investments in the UK. But they're not the best assets to own,... More »

Worried about your State Pension retirement income? Here are 3 things I’d do immediately

The State Pension is less than £170 per week. Here are three things you can do to potentially boost your retirement income. More »

The gold price is soaring. So are FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 gold stocks a good bet?

The gold price just rose above $1,400 for the first time since 2013. Is now the time to buy FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) and... More »

You can retire with a million in your ISA. Here’s how…

Think it's impossible to build a one million pound ISA? Think again. More »

Hargreaves Lansdown just removed Nick Train’s two blockbuster funds from its Wealth 50. What’s going on?

In a shock development, Hargreaves Lansdown LON: HL) has taken the Lindsell Train Global Equity and UK Equity funds out of its Wealth 50.... More »

What are FTSE 100 tracker funds and are they a good investment?

Want to learn more about FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) tracker funds and how they work? Here's everything you need to know. More »

FTSE 100 stock Hargreaves Lansdown crashed in June. Here’s what I’d do now

FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) stock Hargreaves Lansdown plc (LON: HL) fell sharply in June on the back of the suspension of the Woodford Equity... More »

A FTSE 100 dividend stock and a small-cap growth stock I’ve just bought for my ISA

Edward Sheldon highlights two stocks he bought for his own portfolio in June, including a FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) dividend stock yielding over 10%.... More »

Here are two FTSE 100 dividend stocks I’d buy in July

Deciding where to invest your money in the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) today is quite challenging. But Edward Sheldon has identified two top dividend... More »