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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.

Forget the best easy-access savings rate. I’d pick up a 5.1% yield with GSK shares

You could earn 1.5% from a savings account, or you could pick up 5.1% from GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON: GSK) shares, explains Edward Sheldon. More »

Could easy-access savings accounts pay 2% next year?

Easy-access savings rates in the UK have risen recently. Could we see 2% offered next year? More »

Is it game over for British American Tobacco’s share price?

British American Tobacco plc (LON: BATS) shares have been hit regarding news of a menthol cigarettes ban. Does I think this impacts the investment... More »

Forget the best easy-access savings rate. I’d buy this incredible FTSE 100 dividend stock

Searching for the best easy-access savings rate? You could be better off with this FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) dividend stock, says Edward Sheldon. More »

Two FTSE 100-beating small-cap stocks I’d buy and hold for 10 years

Edward Sheldon looks at two growth stocks that have outperformed the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) by a wide margin recently. More »

Forget 1.5% from an easy-access savings account. I’d buy these FTSE 100 stocks yielding 5%+

Love big dividends? Here's a look at two FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) stocks that yield over 5%. More »

‘Big Short’ trader is shorting UK banks. Should you be worried?

A well-known money manager is shorting UK banks. What does this mean for UK investors? More »

A FTSE 100 retail stock I wouldn’t touch with free money

Edward Sheldon looks at a FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) stock that's being heavily shorted right now. More »

Looking for growth? I think this FTSE 250 stock could smash the FTSE 100 over the next decade

Edward Sheldon looks at an exciting FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE: MCX) growth stock that he believes can outperform the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) over the... More »

Is it wise to hold money in a Marcus savings account right now?

UK savers are opening a Marcus account every 35 seconds. Should you open one too? More »

Want to invest like Terry Smith? Here’s what he’s buying

Terry Smith is the hottest portfolio manager in the UK right now. Here's a look at what he's buying himself. More »

Love big dividends? I’d check out this Neil Woodford-owned FTSE 100 stock

Edward Sheldon reveals a Neil Woodford-owned dividend stock in the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) that yields nearly 7%. More »

£1,000 to invest? Here’s a FTSE 250 growth stock I’d buy after the recent market crash

Edward Sheldon looks at an exciting FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE: MCX) growth stock that has pulled back in price recently. More »

Want to invest like Terry Smith? Here’s how

Terry Smith is one of the UK's best portfolio managers. Here's a look at how he invests. More »

Forget 1.5% from an easy-access savings account. I’d buy this FTSE 100 dividend stock that yields nearly 6%

Looking for income? This FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) dividend stock has a huge yield. More »

A Marcus account isn’t the only way to boost your savings this year

The Marcus savings account currently offers an interest rate of 1.5%. But there are other ways to boost your savings... More »

Is buy-to-let property a better investment than stocks?

Buy-to-let property vs stocks. Is one a better investment than the other? More »

Could this be the biggest mistake investors make?

Many private investors underperform the market. This could be the number one reason why. More »

Buy-to-let could be dead. Here are two alternative property investments I’d consider

The outlook for buy-to-let property looks uncertain. These property investments could be a better idea. More »

Are BT shares a ‘buy’ after this news?

The BT plc (LON: BT.A) share price has just surged. Does Ed Sheldon think it's time to jump on board? More »