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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'.

1 top value stock I’d buy in September

G A Chester highlights a stock trading at a big discount to the intrinsic value of the business. More »

2 dividend stocks I’d stay away from and 1 I’d buy

G A Chester discusses the histories and prospects of two dividend stocks in the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) and one in the FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE:MCX). More »

Have £1,000 to invest? A FTSE 250 growth stock that I’d buy and hold for the next 25 years

This outstanding FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE:MCX) business can continue to deliver terrific returns for investors, says G A Chester. More »

Are you tempted by the 12% fall in the Shell share price? Here’s what you need to know

G A Chester discusses the valuation and prospects of Royal Dutch Shell plc (LON: RDSB) and a small-cap peer with results out today. More »

This FTSE 100 stock hasn’t been this cheap for 5 years

Despite continuing profit growth, the shares of this FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) giant are trading at multi-year lows. Time to buy? More »

Is the RPC share price a bargain after rocketing 25% on takeover talks?

As FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE:MCX) firm RPC Group plc (LON:RPC) reveals it's in talks with private equity about two potential takeover offers, is it too... More »

How you could double the £8,546-a-year State Pension

If you don't fancy living on just £164 a week in your retirement, you'll need more than the State Pension. More »

A FTSE 100 growth and income stock that should pay you for the rest of your life

G A Chester reveals a FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) stock with outstanding buy-and-hold credentials and a smaller peer with results out today. More »

Is this FTSE 100 stock on the brink of issuing a profit warning?

These three factors could signal trouble ahead for this FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) giant. More »

Could the Sirius Minerals share price crash 50% by the end of the year?

G A Chester revisits his position as crunch time approaches for Sirius Minerals plc (LON:SXX). More »

Is the BT share price a top FTSE 100 bargain buy?

G A Chester discusses the investment case for unloved FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) giant BT Group plc (LON:BT.A). More »

2 top growth stocks I’d buy right now

G A Chester reveals two smaller companies with terrific histories of earnings growth and strong prospects for the future. More »

Is the UKOG share price primed to rocket?

As tankers roll at the 'Gatwick Gusher', is UK Oil & Gas plc (LON:UKOG) on the brink of declaring commerciality? More »

Why I’d buy this FTSE 100 dividend stock today

G A Chester highlights a contrarian stock opportunity in the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) and a flying smaller company with strong results today More »

Why the Vodafone share price and 7.6% dividend yield may make it the bargain of the FTSE 100

Vodafone Group plc (LON:VOD) is one of the most out-of-favour stocks in the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX). Now could be the perfect time to buy,... More »

Is the Barratt share price set to return to 700p?

Is Barratt Developments plc (LON:BDEV) too cheap to ignore or too good to be true? More »

Why I’d ignore the Royal Mail share price and buy this other 5%+ yielder

G A Chester is shunning structurally-challenged Royal Mail plc (LON:RMG) in favour of a business with a big yield and arguably brighter future. More »

Why I’d buy this Neil Woodford FTSE 100 dividend stock today

G A Chester is keen on this Neil Woodford FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) dividend champion and would sell another Woodford stock to buy it. More »

This FTSE 100 stock hasn’t been this cheap for over 2 years

G A Chester reveals a FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) giant and a mid-cap peer that now have brilliant upside potential. More »

Should you buy this FTSE 100 giant for its mega 9.5% dividend yield?

G A Chester discusses a FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) mega-yielder and a mid-cap flying high after its results today. More »