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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'.

As markets fall again, I’d buy these 5 FTSE 100 shares

Markets have fallen back since their crash-recovery highs of June. G A Chester sees great value in five high-quality FTSE 100 shares. More »

Forget Bitcoin. I’d buy cheap FTSE 100 shares in an ISA to retire early

Bitcoin could become increasingly popular with investors in the short run, but FTSE 100 shares could have high long-term-return potential, says G A Chester. More »

£1k to invest in July? I’d buy Tesco shares

G A Chester discusses what he likes about the UK's biggest supermarket, and why he believes Tesco shares offer great value today. More »

One of my best shares to buy now (and some I’d sell)

With markets in turmoil, deciding on the best shares to buy now isn't easy. G A Chester highlights one stock he'd buy today and... More »

Are BP shares the bargain of the decade?

Trading at a discount price and with a dividend yield of 10%, do BP shares offer prospects of high capital gains and outstanding income? More »

Fear a second stock market crash? Here are 5 FTSE stocks I’d buy today

G A Chester highlights two defensive stocks, and three long-term growth stocks he believes can manage a second stock market crash. More »

Have any of my 10 stocks to avoid for 2020 moved to my best shares to buy list?

Many companies' valuations have changed significantly in this year's market turmoil. Some former 'avoids' are now best shares to buy, argues G A Chester. More »

Lloyds’ share price rose 19% last week. Is it time to buy?

Could the big recovery finally be under way for the much-battered Lloyds share price? Is it time to play the cyclical recovery card? More »

Why I think my top UK share for 2020 is still a top buy today

Much has happened in the stock market since I named my top UK share for 2020. However, I still believe this outperformer is a... More »

Why I’d sell this extraordinary FTSE 100 stock today!

This FTSE 100 stock has some unique characteristics, and is popular with pundits and investors alike. So why would G A Chester sell it? More »

Are my top share picks of last year still my best shares to buy now?

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world dramatically. But has it changed G A Chester's view of his best shares to buy? More »

Investor alert! Why wasn’t Warren Buffett greedy when others were fearful?

G A Chester discusses Warren Buffett's surprising response to the stock market crash, and what it might mean for ordinary investors like us. More »

Have UK bank stocks like Lloyds and RBS become uninvestable?

G A Chester discusses UK bank stocks Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland. Are they safe, utility-like stocks or uninvestable? More »

Here’s how I’d invest £100 per month in an ISA starting in June

If you're looking to invest £100 per month in the stock market, now could be a great time to start. Here's how one Fool... More »

I think these dividend-paying gold stocks are the best shares to buy now

As central banks ramp-up money printing on a massive scale, G A Chester sees dividend-paying gold stocks as the best shares to buy now. More »

I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 stocks private investors should love!

G A Chester highlights two FTSE 100 stocks that not only have long-term growth appeal, but also retail-investor-friendly directors. More »

These 4 stocks are set to be kicked out of the FTSE 100! Should I buy them?

G A Chester looks at the stocks set to move in and out of the FTSE 100 in the upcoming quarterly index review. Are... More »

Should I buy a FTSE 100 index tracker or pick stocks in this bear market?

This bear market is a great opportunity. G A Chester discusses the respective merits of a FTSE 100 index tracker and picking individual stocks. More »

My 5 tips for picking UK dividend stocks in this Covid-19 crisis

UK dividend stocks are under the cosh. G A Chester offers five tips for improving your chances of picking companies with sustainable payouts. More »

I think these are the 10 best FTSE 100 defensive shares to buy today

Defensive businesses have attractive qualities and are shares to buy for all seasons. G A Chester sees value in these 10 FTSE 100 stalwarts... More »