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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'.

Gold investing. I’d buy these stocks for 2020 and beyond

Here are three strategic approaches for gaining exposure to gold, and seven stocks/financial instruments I'd buy to implement them. More »

The Barratt share price is flying. Last chance to cash out?

G A Chester argues now could be an opportune time to sell FTSE 100 housebuilders Barratt, Persimmon, and Taylor Wimpey. More »

3 FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy for a starter portfolio in 2020

G A Chester discusses three FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) stocks with clear drivers for growth in the coming decades. More »

3 Warren Buffett tips for better investing in 2020

These timeless principles from the Sage of Omaha could help your stock picking and investment returns in 2020 and beyond. More »

The NMC Health share price has crashed 50%! Here’s what I’d do now

G A Chester reviews an extraordinary week for FTSE 100 company NMC Health, and gives his opinion on whether now is the time to... More »

2 FTSE 100 stocks I think will fly in 2020

G A Chester explains why he believes these two unloved FTSE 100 stocks are capable of delivering high returns in the coming year. More »

3 FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy for 2020 and hold forever

G A Chester discusses three FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) stocks in the Warren Buffett mould, trading at discounts to their previous highs. More »

Is it time to buy the Kier share price and this other big faller?

G A Chester examines the investment case for Kier and fellow big faller Purplebricks. More »

Why I’d still shun the Sirius Minerals share price at 3.6p

G A Chester discusses the investment outlook for Sirius Minerals, as the clock ticks on its $600m financing deadline. More »

The Aston Martin share price has skidded again. Here’s what I’d do

G A Chester discusses the big share-price-shifting news from James Bond's favourite car maker Aston Martin, and roadside assistance firm AA. More »

3 FTSE 250 dividend growth stocks I’d buy for 2020

The records and prospects of these three FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE:MCX) firms make them top dividend growth picks, argues G A Chester. More »

Why I’m avoiding these 3 FTSE 100 stocks in 2020

G A Chester sees different issues with these three FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) stocks, but valuations are the acid test. More »

Fear a stock market crash? I’d buy these 2 stocks for 2020!

G A Chester explains why he'd be happy to buy these two stocks for 2020, whatever the stock market has in store. More »

Should you sell all your stocks and hold cash in 2020?

Could 2020 be the year of the next stock market crash? And is it wise to move into cash? More »

One big reason I’m avoiding these 10 stocks in 2020

These 10 stocks have one thing in common, which has identified some big underperformers and complete capital wipe-outs in the past. More »

This FTSE 250 stock just rose 6.7% on a profit warning! Time to buy?

What's behind the jump in the share price of this FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE:MCX) stock as it issues a profit warning? G A Chester explores. More »

How my ‘best shares to buy’ tips fared in 2019

G A Chester discusses the themes, lessons, and performances of his best ideas of 2019. More »

This is one of the FTSE 100’s worst performers. Would I buy it for my ISA?

G A Chester discusses the prospects of a FTSE 100 underperformer rocketing to recovery, and a small-cap peer delivering high returns. More »

2 more FTSE 100 dividend stocks I’d buy and hold forever

G A Chester discusses the current 'dip-buy' opportunity at another two top-quality FTSE 100 businesses. More »

2 FTSE 100 dividend stocks I’d buy and hold forever

G A Chester discusses the current 'buy-on-the-dip' opportunity to pick up shares in two of the FTSE 100's premier blue-chip businesses. More »