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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.

Sustainable investing: I think these are some of the best ETFs and funds to invest in

Sustainable investing has become very popular recently. Here's a look at some top sustainable ETFs and funds available to UK investors. More »

Over 50? I think these FTSE stocks could set you up for a comfortable retirement

Investing after 50 is all about balancing risk and reward. Here are two lower-risk FTSE stocks that could be well suited to those 50... More »

Stock market crash: 3 cheap FTSE 100 shares I’d buy in July

Since the Covid-19 stock market crash, many FTSE 100 shares have rebounded sharply. These three stocks still looks very cheap though, says Edward Sheldon.... More »

2 cheap UK stocks I’d buy in July

Miss the recent FTSE 100 rebound? Don't despair. There are still plenty of cheap UK stocks available at the moment, says Edward Sheldon, CFA.... More »

Dividends: I like these investment trusts for income

Looking for investment trusts that can provide regular income? Take a look at these 'dividend heroes', says Edward Sheldon. More »

3 reasons we could see another stock market crash in 2020

Global stock markets have had a great run since they crashed in March. Could we see another crash in 2020? It's certainly possible, says... More »

Cash ISAs: millions of Britons could be making a huge financial mistake

The latest ISA statistics from HMRC show that Britons are pouring money into Cash ISAs. This is very worrying, says Edward Sheldon, CFA. More »

Forget easyJet’s share price. I’d buy these stocks instead

Easyjet's share price has fallen more 50% in 2020 due to coronavirus disruptions. Is now the time to buy the shares? Edward Sheldon isn't... More »

3 UK dividend shares I’d buy today

Many UK companies have suspended or cancelled their dividends in 2020. These three FTSE 100 companies are still paying out income to investors though.... More »

5 cheap FTSE shares that I believe are set for big growth

UK stocks have had a good run recently. There are still plenty of high-growth FTSE shares that look cheap though, says Edward Sheldon. More »

Two Warren Buffett-style FTSE 100 shares I’d buy today

Warren Buffett looks for high-quality companies that have strong competitive advantages. Here's a look at two FTSE 100 companies he might like. More »

National Grid’s share price has fallen 10%+ this month. Should I buy the stock for its big dividend now?

After a recent share price fall, National Grid shares now sport a dividend yield of 5.6%. Is that a huge opportunity in this low-interest-rate... More »

FTSE 250: I’d avoid these shares because hedge funds expect them to fall

These FTSE 250 companies are experiencing challenges due to Covid-19 and hedge funds smell blood. Edward Sheldon thinks the best move is to avoid... More »

Boohoo’s share price has tanked. Here’s the move I’ve made

Boohoo's share price has fallen more than 40% this week. Is this a great buying opportunity, or should the FTSE AIM 100 stock be... More »

Kier’s share price is down 93% in 3 years. Here’s my view on the stock now

Kier shares have experienced a terrible run over the last three years, losing more than 90% of their value. But it could be turning... More »

2 Warren Buffett-style FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy today

Warren Buffett has made billions with a very simple investment strategy. Here are two FTSE 100 companies that have Buffett-style attributes. More »

The Gym Group’s share price is down nearly 50% in 2020. Here’s what I’d do now

The UK is coming out of lockdown and gyms look set to reopen in the near future. Could The Gym Group shares offer rebound... More »

Scottish Mortgage isn’t the only trust I’d buy for exposure to NASDAQ tech stocks like Amazon and Tesla

Scottish Mortgage has outperformed due to its exposure to NASDAQ-listed tech companies. Here are three other FTSE trusts delivering big gains for investors. More »

Tempted by BT’s share price? Here are two things you should know

BT's share price is down over 40% and, as a result, its valuation is now very low. Tempted to buy the shares? Read this... More »

FTSE 100 shares: I think this is the key to making money consistently

Forget cheap stocks. Forget high-yielders. This is the key to making money consistently from FTSE 100 shares, says Edward Sheldon. More »