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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.

Metro Bank shares are up on Lloyds Bank takeover rumours. Here’s what I’d do now

Metro Bank's (LON: MTRO) share price has rebounded in the last month. What's the best move now? More »

5 things we can learn from the UK’s pension millionaires

Ever wondered how the wealthy invest their money? Here's a look at how the UK's pension millionaires invest. More »

Saga’s share price is on fire! Here’s what I’d do now

Saga plc (LON: SAGA) shares have risen 80% in just a few months. What's the best move now? More »

Avoiding State Pension misery: how to boost your pension pot after 65

Pension pot a little on the low side? Here's how to boost your retirement savings after 65. More »

UK dividend ETFs: why I believe investors need to be careful

Considering a UK dividend ETF for your portfolio? Be aware of the risks, says Edward Sheldon. More »

3 reasons we may not see a stock market crash in 2020

Investor sentiment suggests a proper stock market crash may still be some way off, says Edward Sheldon. More »

3 reasons we could see a stock market crash in 2020

Economic growth is slowing and corporate profits appear to be peaking. Is a stock market crash around the corner? More »

Over 50? I think these FTSE 100 dividend stocks could be great additions to your retirement portfolio

These two FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UK) stocks could be well suited to those who are aged 50 and over and looking for both growth... More »

Under 40? I think this is the smartest financial move you can make

This smart move could potentially add over £100,000 to your retirement savings, says Edward Sheldon. More »

Two FTSE 100-beating dividend funds I’d buy for my ISA today

Edward Sheldon highlights two UK dividends funds that have comfortably outperformed the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) over the last five years. More »

I’d be extremely careful with this FTSE 250 stock. Hedge funds are shorting it heavily

This FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE: MCX) stock is currently the third-most-shorted on the London Stock Exchange. Approach with caution, warns Edward Sheldon. More »

Forget Bitcoin. I’m aiming to double my money with these stocks

Investing in smaller companies that are growing quickly is a better idea than investing in Bitcoin, says Edward Sheldon. More »

Over 50 and saving for retirement? I think you’ll love these dividend stocks

Looking to boost your wealth in the lead up to retirement? Edward Sheldon says he's found the perfect stocks. More »

Why Lloyds Banking Group isn’t the first FTSE 100 dividend stock I’d buy today

Lloyds shares (LON: LLOY) have appeal, says Edward Sheldon. However, there are other FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) stocks he'd buy first. More »

Here are the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 stocks I bought for my ISA in October

Edward Sheldon reveals two stocks he bought for his own portfolio during October, including a recession-proof FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) dividend stock. More »

This is what Warren Buffett is doing right now. I think you should take note

Warren Buffett is the greatest investor of all time, so it makes sense to pay attention to what he's currently doing. More »

No pension at 40? Here’s a 3-step plan to get your retirement savings on track

There are thousands of people across the UK who are 40 and don't have a pension. If you're in this situation, read this now.... More »

You need £300K+ to retire comfortably today. Here’s how to achieve that

To retire comfortably today you need a retirement pot of around £300,000. This is easily achievable if you start saving early, says Edward Sheldon.... More »

Forget 1.45% from a Marcus account or Cash ISA. I’d pick up a 6%+ yield here

Sick of earning an abysmal rate on your cash savings? Read this now. More »

How those in the UK can invest like Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is the greatest investor of all time. Here's how I think you can build your wealth following his methods. More »