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G A Chester

Having served the required apprenticeship of a misspent youth, G A Chester began his working life as a horse-racing writer and private handicapper. He has subsequently worked as a writer and editor in a variety of fields, and began contributing to the Fool as a freelancer in 2010. His investing career has progressed from the mis-priced second favourite in the 2.30 at Ascot, through speculative small caps, to conservatively-run family firms and the occasional 'special situation'.

Why I’d buy this FTSE 100 stock yielding 9.7%

The finance chief of this FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) high-yielder has said a dividend cut is "a very remote if non-existent possibility". More »

Can the BT share price ever return to 500p?

G A Chester weighs up the potential 165% upside for BT Group - CLASS A Common Stock (LON:BT.A). More »

Why I’d still shun the Thomas Cook share price at 5p

G A Chester explains why he sees no merit in holding Thomas Cook Group plc (LON:TCG) stock, but would invest in a top FTSE... More »

Could UKOG shares be the bargain of the decade?

G A Chester revisits 'Gatwick Gusher' stock UK Oil & Gas plc (LON:UKOG). More »

Here’s why the Sainsbury’s share price scares me, and why I’m steering clear

G A Chester explains why he thinks out-of-favour J Sainsbury plc (LON:SBRY) and a popular FTSE 250 stock both lack investment appeal. More »

Is the Lloyds share price the biggest value trap in the FTSE 100?

Lloyds Banking Group plc (LON:LLOY) stock is 'cheap', but is it good value? G A Chester explores. More »

Could Purplebricks shares be the bargain of the year?

G A Chester surveys the investment case for Purplebricks Group plc (LON:PURP) as it exits the Australian and US markets. More »

Should I buy the Centrica share price at a 21-year low?

G A Chester sees a contrarian case for buying into British Gas owner Centrica plc (LON:CNA) and a FTSE 250 turnaround prospect. More »

My top buys for a FTSE 100 starter portfolio this summer

G A Chester sees good value on offer in his quarterly review of 10 FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) industry giants. More »

Could Kier and Thomas Cook shares be bargains of the year?

G A Chester discusses the turnaround prospects for Kier Group plc (LON:KIER) and Thomas Cook Group plc (LON:TCG). More »

Why I’d still buy these 3 FTSE 250 stocks that could cut their dividends

G A Chester argues dividend risk is no reason to pass over the value on offer at these three FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE:MCX) stocks. More »

Could the Saga share price be the bargain of the year?

G A Chester discusses the turnaround prospects for Saga plc (LON:SAGA) and a high-growth online retailer that's also stumbled badly. More »

10 stocks I’m avoiding like the plague

These 10 stocks have one thing in common, and it leads G A Chester to give them a wide berth. More »

2 FTSE 100 stocks I’d sell in June

G A Chester explains why he believes the valuations of these two FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) stocks are far too high. More »

Why I think the BAE share price is a top FTSE 100 buy right now

G A Chester discusses the investment appeal of FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) defence giant BAE Systems plc (LON:BA). More »

Why I’d still avoid the crashing Woodford Patient Capital share price

The Woodford Patient Capital Trust plc (LON:WPCT) share price has crashed to a 37% discount to NAV, but this Fool still wouldn't touch it... More »

Forget a Cash ISA! I’d buy these FTSE 100 stocks yielding 6.7% and 10.3%

G A Chester discusses the income appeal of two FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) high-yield stocks. More »

The House of Neil Woodford is collapsing. Can he stop the rot?

G A Chester discusses the outlook for Neil Woodford's Equity Income and Income Focus funds, and Woodford Patient Capital Trust. More »

The Thomas Cook share price has bounced. Last chance to cash out?

This Fool thinks Thomas Cook Group plc (LON:TCG) is on a flightpath to a debt-for-equity swap, valuing current shares at a few pence max. More »

Metro Bank and IQE: two high-risk stocks I would sell today

Risks abound for investors in Metro Bank plc (LON:MTRO) and IQE plc (LON:IQE), argues G A Chester. More »