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.

Two small-cap stocks with 5% dividends I’d buy today

It's not just blue-chip companies that pay big dividends, these small-caps both yield over 5%. More »

Why I’m not buying FTSE 100 giants AstraZeneca plc and Barclays plc for their dividends

Edward Sheldon looks at drugs giant AstraZeneca plc (LON: AZN) and banking behemoth Barclays plc (LON: BARC) and explains why he won't be investing... More »

These two dividend stocks are ridiculously cheap

Edward Sheldon looks at two stocks that offer big dividend payments at low valuations. More »

Could these rising tech stocks help you retire early?

Edward Sheldon looks at two UK-based tech stocks that are growing at incredible speeds. More »

Could these momentum stocks make you a fortune after today’s news?

Edward Sheldon looks at two companies whose share prices are surging higher. More »

Why I wouldn’t buy these two FTSE 100 favourites right now

Edward Sheldon looks at one FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) stock surging higher and one trending lower, and explains why he wouldn't buy either right now.... More »

Why I’d buy Close Brothers Group plc for its dividend but not HSBC Holdings plc

Edward Sheldon explains why a 3.7% yield from Close Brothers Group plc (LON: CBG) looks more appealing than a 5.2% yield from HSBC Holdings... More »

Could wealth managers St James’s Place plc and Hargreaves Lansdown plc boost your personal balance sheet?

Edward Sheldon looks at high-flying wealth management stocks, St James's Place plc (LON:STJ) and Hargreaves Lansdown plc (LON: HL). Could they boost your personal... More »

Are these banks better long-term buys than Lloyds Banking Group plc?

Edward Sheldon looks at two smaller banks that could grow faster than Lloyds Banking Group plc (LON: LLOY) in the long run. More »

An important lesson from Carillion plc’s 70% share price drop

Carillion plc (LON: CLLN) shares have fallen 70% after a profit warning. Could investors have avoided burnt fingers by looking at this indicator? More »

Many fund managers are doing this right now – should you follow?

Many city fund managers are making a strategic move within their portfolios right now. Should you take their lead? More »

Why Neil Woodford was right to sell British American Tobacco plc

Neil Woodford just made the bold move of selling British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS). Was this the right thing to do? More »

Could these two small-caps set you on the path to financial freedom?

Edward Sheldon looks at two under-the-radar small-cap opportunities. Is now the time to buy? More »

2 top Neil Woodford stocks I’d buy for retirement now

Edward Sheldon reveals two Neil Woodford holdings offering strong value right now. More »

Do these stocks offer the perfect mix of capital growth and dividends?

Capital growth and dividends - who wouldn't want that? Edward Sheldon looks at two stocks that could deliver both. More »

3 cheap investment trusts to help you achieve financial independence sooner

Are you serious about financial independence? Investment trusts could help you get there. More »

2 stocks that raised their dividends by over 10% last year

Edward Sheldon looks at two companies that have increased their dividend payouts significantly in recent years. More »

2 momentum growth stocks that could help you retire early

Edward Sheldon looks at two smaller firms that have seen their share prices rise by over 300% in the last five years. More »

Is this small-cap growth stock a bargain after today’s results?

This small-cap stock just saw its earnings rise nearly 70% on last year. More »

Is now the time to buy these falling knives?

Edward Sheldon looks at two stocks that have fallen significantly recently. More »