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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.

Two ‘high-yield’ FTSE 100 dividend stocks I’d buy for an ISA today

Looking for stocks that yield more than 5%? Check out these two high-yielding FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) stocks, says Edward Sheldon. More »

SIPP versus ISA: what’s the difference and what are the tax perks?

Confused about the differences between a SIPP and an ISA and the different tax benefits? Here's a closer look at the benefits of each... More »

Self-employed or freelancing? Here are two easy ways to boost your retirement savings

Working for yourself and not entitled to a workplace pension? Here are two ways that you can boost your own pension. More »

Forget forex trading. Here’s a much easier way to become wealthy

The stock market offers investors the chance to make excellent returns and compared to forex trading, I see it as a much simpler way... More »

This is how I’m investing my ISA money in 2019

Motley Fool writer Edward Sheldon provides readers with a closer look at how he's investing within his ISA this year. More »

My simple 3-step plan to build up a £1 million ISA account

Edward Sheldon explains his plan to build up his ISA portfolio to one million pounds. More »

Retirement saving: how to make big money with small companies

Edward Sheldon looks at four strategies that could help investors make large profits from smaller, under-the-radar companies. More »

Why I’d be happy to buy more Lloyds shares for my ISA today

Lloyds Banking Group plc's (LON: LLOY) share price is up over 20% this year. Edward Sheldon explains why he still rates the stock as... More »

Is the FTSE 100 index the only investment you need?

FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) tracker funds are extremely popular. But investing only in the FTSE 100 could be dangerous, says Edward Sheldon. More »

2 FTSE 100 dividend stocks I’d buy for my ISA today

Edward Sheldon highlights two FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) dividend stocks that he would buy before the ISA deadline. More »

A Warren Buffett-type FTSE 100 dividend stock I’d build my portfolio around

Edward Sheldon says he'd be happy to hold this FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) dividend stock for the next 20 years. More »

An ex-Neil Woodford FTSE 250 stock has exploded to a new all-time high. Would I buy, sell or hold?

This former Neil Woodford FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE: MCX) stock is up over 50% this year. What do I think is the best move now?... More »

Sirius Minerals shares are down 30% in six months. Is it time to buy?

Shares in Sirius Minerals plc (LON: SXX) have had a dreadful run. Do I think a rebound is on the cards? More »

Have £1,000 to invest? I think this growth stock could smash the FTSE 100 over the next three years

This under-the-radar growth stock has the potential for 50% upside, meaning it could smash the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX), says Edward Sheldon. More »

This Terry Smith-owned FTSE 100 stock is up 16% in 2019. Here’s why I think it could keep rising

Terry Smith is one of the hottest portfolio managers in the UK right now. Here's a closer look at one of his top FTSE... More »

Tesco shares? Don’t waste your money. I’d buy this dividend stock instead

Tempted by Tesco plc's (LON: TSCO) low share price? Read this before buying the shares. More »

Saving for retirement? This ISA ‘trick’ could generate £2,000 in the next two months

Edward Sheldon explains how ISA savers can potentially pick up £2,000 for FREE in the next few months using a simple savings strategy. More »

Worried about the State Pension? How does an extra £10,000 per year in retirement sound?

The State Pension is just £8,546 per year. Here's a strategy that could help you double that income in retirement. More »

Two FTSE 100 dividend stocks I’d buy for my ISA today

Edward Sheldon looks at two FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) dividend stocks that he would buy before the ISA deadline. More »

Invested with Neil Woodford? Here’s what you need to know

Portfolio manager Neil Woodford recently spoke to the Financial Times about the performance of his Equity Income fund. Here are four key takeaways from... More »