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Edward Sheldon, CFA

Based in London, Edward is a freelance investment writer and analyst whose clients include financial services firms 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 high-quality, large-cap dividend stocks with the aim of building wealth slowly. However, he's not afraid to invest some of his capital in under-the-radar small-cap growth stocks in the pursuit of big gains. Edward holds a Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne, as well as the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification.

Is now the time to buy these top FTSE 100 growth stocks?

These two FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) growth stocks have rewarded shareholders handsomely over the last five years. Is now the time to buy? ... More »

Should you buy this bank instead of Lloyds Banking Group?

Lloyds Banking Group (LON: LLOY) is a popular stock for UK investors. But have you considered this alternative bank? More »

Are these the best dividend stocks in the FTSE 100?

Edward Sheldon looks at two of the highest yielding dividend stocks in the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX). Are these yields sustainable? More »

Is the worst over for these FTSE 100 fallers?

Edward Sheldon looks at two investor favourites that have fallen heavily. Is there more to come or is a rebound on the cards? More »

Are these stocks the perfect ISA investments?

Edward Sheldon looks at two high quality UK companies that could make excellent picks for your ISA. More »

3 investment themes I’m backing for long-term returns

Edward Sheldon looks at three investment themes that he believes could drive long-term returns in the future. More »

Should you buy these two FTSE 250 champions?

Edward Sheldon looks at two top performing FTSE 250 stocks and examines whether now is the time to buy. More »

Are you making these mistakes when buying dividend stocks?

Edward Sheldon looks at how to avoid the key mistakes investors make when looking for dividend stocks. More »

Are you ignoring these chunky dividend yields from the FTSE 100?

Edward Sheldon looks at three FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) companies paying sizeable dividends. More »

Should you buy these under-the-radar Woodford holdings?

Edward Sheldon looks at two of Neil Woodford's lesser known key holdings. More »

5 investing strategies of the rich

Edward Sheldon looks at key strategies that high net worth investors use to build their wealth. More »

Is Hikma Pharmaceuticals plc the best FTSE 100 healthcare stock to own after today’s update?

Edward Sheldon looks at Hikma Pharmaceuticals plc's (LON: HIK) interim results statement and examines whether the long-term growth story is still intact. More »

The FTSE 100 is closing in on 7,000 points – is it a buy or sell?

The FTSE 100 index (INDEXFTSE:UKX) is approaching the critical level of 7,000 points. Does that make the index a buy or a sell? More »

5 reasons shares beat gold

Edward Sheldon offers his take on why shares are a better investment than gold over the long term. More »

3 bumper dividend yields to beat low interest rates

Edward Sheldon looks at three FTSE 100 stocks paying sizeable dividends. More »

Don’t buy a single stock until you’ve seen this

Edward Sheldon looks at whether now is the right time to be buying shares. More »

Why I’m waiting for a pullback on these three core holdings

Edward Sheldon looks at high-flyers Diageo, Unilever, and Reckitt Benckiser and explains why he thinks it's worth waiting for a pullback on these quality... More »

Is your portfolio Brexit-proof?

Edward Sheldon looks at ways to Brexit-proof your portfolio. More »

4 hot small-caps with super growth potential

Edward Sheldon looks at four small-cap technology stocks with stunning growth potential. More »

Set your children up for life with this simple investing strategy

Edward Sheldon looks at how the power of the share market could enable you to set up your children financially for life. More »