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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'.

Is Burford Capital share price set to recover from Muddy Waters’ short attack?

Could it be time snap up Burford Capital shares, as the litigation funder continues its fight-back against short-seller Muddy Waters? More »

The UKOG share price is flying. Time to buy?

G A Chester looks at the investment case for 'Gatwick Gusher' stock UK Oil & Gas after two months of strong gains. More »

Forget AstraZeneca. I’d buy this small-cap Neil Woodford has sold

G A Chester explains why he'd shun the flying AstraZeneca share price in favour of an under-the-radar smaller company with strong growth prospects. More »

Forget the National Lottery: I’d aim to make a million with FTSE 250 shares

Here's why this Fool would rather invest in FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE:MCX) shares than gamble on the National Lottery. More »

A FTSE 100 index tracker strategy I think could beat almost all stock pickers

Looking to turbo-boost your wealth? This trick for FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) index investors could be a great way to do it, says G A... More »

I think it’s time to buy this unloved FTSE 100 stock yielding 5.5%

G A Chester likes the valuation and prospects of this FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) dividend stock, and sees a cherry on the cake. More »

The 6 safest dividend stocks in the FTSE 100 – would I buy?

G A Chester discusses six FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) stocks whose dividends are covered between 3.4 and 17.7 times by earnings. More »

The ITV share price is up 20%. Is it time to buy?

G A Chester discusses the investment case for ITV plc (LON:ITV) and another high-flying entertainment stock. More »

Why I’d sell this 33% riser and buy the Morrisons share price instead

G A Chester sees high risk in this high-flying stock, but good value in Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc (LON:MRW). More »

A FTSE 250 dividend stock yielding 13% I predict will pay you for the long term

A multitude of reasons make this FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE:MCX) stock an outstanding candidate for long-term investors, argues G A Chester. More »

Why the Barclays share price fell 11% in August

G A Chester discusses the slump in Barclays plc (LON:BARC) shares, and gives his view on the company's valuation and prospects. More »

Why I’d still shun the Woodford Patient Capital share price at 45p

G A Chester discusses why he'd still avoid Woodford Patient Capital Trust plc (LON:WPCT) at a 40% discount to NAV. More »

Is IQE a good investment?

G A Chester discusses today's results from IQE plc (LON:IQE) and reveals whether he thinks it's a good investment. More »

Why the BT share price fell 14% in August

G A Chester discusses the slump in BT Group - Class A Common Stock (LON:BT.A), and gives his view on the company's valuation and... More »

Why the Standard Life Aberdeen share price fell 17% in August

G A Chester discusses the slump in Standard Life Aberdeen plc (LON:SLA) shares, and gives his view on the company's valuation and prospects. More »

2 FTSE 250 stocks I’d buy in September

These two FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE:MCX) companies have strategies that could realise considerable value for investors, argues G A Chester. More »

Marks & Spencer and Centrica set for FTSE 100 exit. Time to buy?

Marks and Spencer Group plc (LON:MKS) and Centrica plc (LON:CNA) are heading for the drop in the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) September reshuffle. More »

Has the Shell share price just become an unmissable FTSE 100 bargain?

G A Chester looks at the investment case for FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) stock Royal Dutch Shell Plc Class B (LON:RDSB) after a 12% drop... More »

Why I’d still buy the GSK share price after its 10% rise

G A Chester still sees good value in GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON:GSK) and in a smaller-cap sector peer. More »

Forget a Cash ISA! I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 growth-and-income shares

G A Chester highlights two FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) dividend stocks he thinks have strong growth and income appeal. More »