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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'.

2 dirt-cheap FTSE 250 stocks to buy in August

These FTSE 250 stocks are still languishing far below their pre-pandemic levels. G A Chester thinks they could be bargain buys at these discount... More »

UK stocks: my top growth, income and protection picks

Markets have wobbled, leaving a wide range of UK stocks at discount prices. G A Chester highlights three diverse stocks he'd buy right now. More »

3 penny stocks to buy in August

These penny-stocks-to-buy play well to the post-pandemic theme of 'build back better' and the desire for a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable world. More »

5 UK stocks I’d buy to start investing in August

G A Chester would want a solid base from which to build out his portfolio. Here are the five UK stocks he'd buy to... More »

How I’d invest £500 if I could only buy one UK stock for life

G A Chester discusses the options available to him if he had to invest £500 in one UK stock and hold onto it for... More »

3 UK stocks to buy before ‘Freedom Day’

G A Chester is eyeing these UK stocks to buy. He reckons they can emerge stronger from the pandemic than financially-constrained competitors More »

Is the GSK share price a bargain at £14.35?

The GSK share price is little changed since last month's important investor update. Has G A Chester changed his positive pre-update view of the... More »

3 quality cheap stocks to buy now

These three companies have underperformed the FTSE 100 by up to 39% this year. G A Chester reckons they're quality businesses and cheap stocks... More »

2 UK stocks to buy before ‘Freedom Day’

G A Chester reckons his two UK-stocks-to-buy are even stronger businesses and more attractive investments today than they were pre-pandemic. More »

Green stocks: 1 to buy and 1 to avoid

G A Chester discusses a green energy stock and a specialist asset manager. But which would he buy and which would he avoid? More »

Where will the Rolls-Royce share price go in July and beyond?

G A Chester sees a margin of safety and significant upside potential in the Rolls-Royce share price. He looks at the near- and long-term... More »

3 flying financial stocks. I’d buy one of them today

G A Chester uses a rule of thumb learnt from Nick Train to value these three financial stocks. It highlights one of them as... More »

Where will the Lloyds share price go in July and beyond?

Despite the strong performance of Lloyds' share price since last year's low, G A Chester discusses why he still sees value in the stock... More »

The Kier and Babcock share prices are rising. Should I buy?

It's been a roller-coaster few years for outsourcers Kier and Babcock, but with their share prices on the up, could it be time to... More »

Here’s why I’ve put IQE shares on my watchlist

IQE shares have had a torrid time since an attack by short-sellers in 2017. But G A Chester is beginning to see reasons for... More »

Why I’d buy GSK shares despite the coming dividend cut

GlaxoSmithKline intends to split itself up and reduce its dividends. G A Chester explains why he thinks now is a good time for him... More »

Best gold stocks: I’d buy these 5 London-listed miners

G A Chester seeks out the best combination of gold stocks to mitigate political and/or currency risk. Modest P/Es and chunky dividends add to... More »

Does the 6.1% Centamin dividend yield make it a top gold stock to buy?

Is Centamin's generous dividend yield too good to ignore or too good to be true. G A Chester investigates this FTSE 250 gold stock. More »

My top FTSE 100 dividend stocks to buy now

G A Chester is looking for dividend stocks to buy, and is attracted by these two FTSE 100 blue-chips with forecast yields of 6.5%... More »

Penny stocks: should I buy [email protected] (SYME) shares?

[email protected] Capital shares are trading at 0.39p, but this UK penny stock is targeting an addressable market of inventory under management in the trillions... More »