Edward Sheldon

Edward grew up in Melbourne, Australia and developed a strong passion for investing during his university years. 15 years later and now based in London, Edward mainly invests in dividend growth stocks for the long term, however, he has been known to be tempted by the occasional small-cap opportunity. As well as writing for The Motley Fool, Edward also writes about dividend investing for Edward holds a Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne and is a CFA charterholder.

AstraZeneca plc isn’t the only way to play the world’s ageing population

AstraZeneca plc (LON: AZN) may have long-term potential, but could this 'niche' healthcare stock be a better way to play the world's ageing population?... More »

Neil Woodford’s recent performance highlights the importance of diversification

Neil Woodford's flagship fund returned just 0.8% last year. Investors would have been better off holding cash. For this reason, it's important to diversify... More »

Investing your first £1,000? Here are two investment trusts to consider

Looking to start an investment portfolio in 2018? Take a look at these two conservative investment trusts. More »

Is Neil Woodford’s 7.3%-yielding dividend stock Saga plc a ‘buy’?

Saga plc (LON: SAGA) shares recently fell 30% on a profit warning. Are they now a 'buy' for the dividend? More »

St. James’s Place plc: a FTSE 100 stock for growth and dividend investors

St. James's Place plc (LON: STJ) has lifted its dividend by 300% over the last five years. There's more growth to come too. More »

Amazon and Facebook aren’t the only tech stocks soaring right now

Edward Sheldon looks at two small-cap tech stocks that are outpacing the tech giants for growth. More »

Is Imperial Brands plc the best dividend stock in the Footsie right now?

Imperial Brands plc (LON: IMB) currently has a yield of 6.2%. That's too big to ignore, says Edward Sheldon. More »

Is HSBC Holdings plc a better dividend stock than SSE plc?

SSE plc (LON: SSE) currently has a yield of 7%. HSBC Holdings plc's (LON: HSBA) yield is 4.7%. Does that make SSE the better... More »

2 ETFs I’d buy with my first £1,000

ETFs are a cost-effective way to get exposure to the stock market. Here's a look at two ETFs suited to beginners. More »

How to make large gains from smaller companies with way less risk

It's no secret that small-cap shares are volatile. They can drop 30% in the blink of an eye. Here's a way to invest with... More »

2 small-cap stocks poised for strong growth in 2018

Edward Sheldon looks at two under-the-radar stocks that have strong momentum at present. More »

Alert: this micro-cap stock has massive growth potential

Micro-cap stocks can deliver big gains over the long term. Here are two you should check out, according to Edward Sheldon. More »

2 growth stocks I’d buy before it’s too late

Edward Sheldon looks at two smaller companies that have compelling growth prospects. More »

How I’d invest £1,000 right now

Edward Sheldon explains exactly what he would do with £1,000 if he was starting his investment portfolio today. More »

Is Diageo plc still a buy after surging over 20% in 2017?

Diageo plc (LON:DGE) is one of the most popular stocks on the planet. But it is a 'buy' right now? More »

Warning: hedge funds want to see this stock fall

Edward Sheldon reveals which well-known company is the second most shorted stock in the UK right now. More »

Beware: Premier Oil plc is on the ‘most dangerous’ list

Shares in Premier Oil plc (LON: PMO) have doubled in price over the last six months. Edward Sheldon explains why you need to be... More »

How to invest if you only have £1,000

Starting out with just £1,000? Don't worry - there are plenty of investment options for novice investors with limited capital. More »

4 things you can do in 2018 to retire earlier

Is the thought of returning to work for the year filling you with dread? Take these four steps now to retire earlier. More »

Things I’ve learnt from my millionaire grandfather

Edward Sheldon reveals how his grandfather made millions from the stock market. More »