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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'.

A Blue-Chip Starter Portfolio: HSBC Holdings plc, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and National Grid plc

How do HSBC Holdings plc (LON:HSBA), Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSB), National Grid plc (LON:NG), and the UK's other seven industry giants shape up... More »

The Buffett Bull Case For GlaxoSmithKline plc

A Warren Buffett fan considers the investment case for GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON:GSK). More »

Eyes Down For Tesco PLC’s Results

A preview of Tesco PLC's (LON:TSCO) upcoming half-year results. More »

This Week’s Top Blue-Chip Income Buy: HSBC Holdings plc

G A Chester rates HSBC Holdings plc (LON:HSBA) as a great buy for dividend investors today. More »

3 Neil Woodford Fast Dividend Growers: Legal & General Group Plc, Imperial Tobacco Group PLC and Capita PLC

Legal & General Group Plc (LON:LGEN), Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (LON:IMT) and Capita PLC (LON:CPI) are three of the master investor's fastest dividend growers. More »

3 Things To Loathe About Centrica PLC

Do these three things make Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) a poor investment? More »

3 Things To Love About Direct Line Insurance Group PLC

Do these three things make Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG) a good investment? More »

Eyes Down For Gulf Keystone Petroleum Limited’s Results

A preview of Gulf Keystone Petroleum Limited (LON:GKP)'s upcoming half-year results. More »

What This Top Dividend Portfolio Is Holding Now: Royal Dutch Shell Plc, BAE Systems plc And SSE PLC

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSB), BAE Systems plc (LON:BA) and SSE PLC (LON:SSE) are among the heavyweight holdings of Merchants Trust plc (LON:MRCH). More »

3 FTSE 100 Growth-And-Income Shares: J Sainsbury plc, Centrica plc and Rexam PLC

Outpace inflation with growth-and-income shares J Sainsbury plc (LON:SBRY), Centrica plc (LON:CNA) and Rexam PLC (LON:REX). More »

Neil Woodford’s Latest Buys And Sells: Mega-Million-Pound Calls On AstraZeneca plc, Imperial Tobacco Group PLC And G4S plc

G A Chester examines Woodford's big decisions on AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN), Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (LON:IMT) and G4S plc (LON:GFS). More »

3 Neil Woodford High-Yield Shares: GlaxoSmithKline plc, AstraZeneca plc And Imperial Tobacco Group PLC

GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON:GSK), AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN) and Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (LON:IMT) are three of the master investor's high-income shares. More »

How Royal Bank Of Scotland Group plc Will Deliver Its Dividend

What investors can expect from Royal Bank Of Scotland Group plc (LON:RBS)'s dividend. More »

3 Things To Loathe About Direct Line Insurance Group PLC

Do these three things make Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG) a poor investment? More »

How BAE Systems plc Will Deliver Its Dividend

What investors can expect from BAE Systems plc (LON:BA)'s dividend. More »

3 Things To Love About Centrica PLC

Do these three things make Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) a good investment? More »

3 Things To Loathe About BHP Billiton plc

Do these three things make BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) a poor investment? More »

How SSE PLC Will Deliver Its Dividend

What investors can expect from SSE PLC's (LON:SSE) dividend. More »

How Direct Line Insurance Group PLC Will Deliver Its Dividend

What investors can expect from Direct Line Insurance Group PLC (LON:DLG)'s dividend. More »

How RSA Insurance Group plc Will Deliver Its Dividend

What can investors expect from RSA Insurance Group plc (LON:RSA)'s dividend? More »