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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.

The State Pension is shocking. But here’s how you can protect yourself

The State Pension is lousy, whichever way you look at it. Here's how to build your own nest egg for retirement. More »

Sirius Minerals shares have tanked. Here’s what I’d do now

The SXX share price has crashed to 4.4p. What's the best move now? More »

3 reasons I own the Blue Whale Growth fund in my Stocks & Shares ISA

The Blue Whale Growth fund has been one of the best-performing global equity funds in the UK over the last two years. Here, Edward... More »

Why I own FTSE 100-listed Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust in my Stocks & Shares ISA

The FTSE 100's (INDEXFTSE: UKX) Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust (LON: SMT) is a great way to play the technology sector, thinks Edward Sheldon. More »

Pension savings: half of over-55s are unprepared for retirement

Recent research suggests that those aged 55 and over in the UK need to take urgent action in order to boost their pension savings.... More »

How I’d invest £1,000 today

"How should I invest £1,000?" is a question that I get asked a lot. Here's what I'd do. More »

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

These two highly profitable, Buffett-type FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) stocks are priced to buy, says Edward Sheldon. More »

3 funds that have easily beaten FTSE 100 tracker funds over the last five years

Considering a FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) tracker fund for your portfolio? You might want to check out the performance of these funds first. More »

How to invest in the FTSE 100

The FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) is the UK's major stock market index. But how do you invest in it? More »

3 reasons I own the Fundsmith Equity fund in my Stocks & Shares ISA

Edward Sheldon explains why he sees considerable investment appeal in the Fundsmith Equity fund. More »

The FTSE 100 returned 5.3% per year over the last 5 years. Here’s how I’m aiming for higher returns

Expecting 8% per year from the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) index? You might be disappointed, says Edward Sheldon. More »

Retirement saving: how to turn £300 a month into £300,000

A recent study concluded that an individual in the UK now requires £300,000 to retire comfortably. Here's how to build up £300,000 with just... More »

The State Pension could have you working until 70! Here’s how I’d protect myself

Fancy working until you're 70? I don't. That's why I'm taking steps now to protect myself from the rising State Pension age. More »

Forget the National Lottery and NS&I Premium Bonds. I’d aim for £1 million like this

Those playing the National Lottery or investing in NS&I Premium Bonds could be disappointed if they're hoping to win one million pounds, says Edward... More »

Forex vs stocks: what’s the easiest way to get rich?

Is forex trading as profitable as it's often made out to be? Let's compare forex versus stocks. More »

What is the retirement age in the UK?

Wondering what the retirement age in the UK is? Here's a look at how it works. More »

This growth stock is smashing the FTSE 100. I’d buy it for my ISA today

Edward Sheldon reveals the name of an exciting growth stock that's outperforming the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) by a wide margin. More »

3 FTSE 100 companies that just raised their dividends

Dividend growth investing can be a profitable long-term investment strategy. Here's a look at three FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) companies that just hiked their... More »

How a Warren Buffett strategy could help FTSE 100 investors amass a fortune

Warren Buffett is an extraordinary investor. Here's how FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) investors can replicate his success. More »

Forget 1.4% from a Cash ISA. Here’s how to pick up 7%+ from FTSE 100 dividend stocks

Frustrated by low interest rates on Cash ISAs? FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) dividend stocks could be the answer, says Edward Sheldon. More »