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Ian Pierce

I am a longtime Fool from the States relocated to London. With decades to go before retirement, I'm focused on AIM-listed small caps and growth shares of all stripes. My favourite companies are those that are looking to shake up stodgy industries with fresh ideas. After living and working in China for several years, I also have a soft spot for companies looking to take advantage of the long term potential to be found selling to a 100 million strong middle class.

2 cheap dividend kings you can buy from under £3

Dividend yields over 3.5% and P/E ratios under 12 have these growing businesses on my watch list. More »

Should you buy plummeting National Grid plc’s 6% dividend yield?

A 20% drop in National Grid plc's (LON: NG) share price has left it a mega-yielder, but is now the time for contrarians to... More »

One property stock I’d buy today and one I’d sell in a heartbeat

It's a tale of two Englands for one developer being battered by Brexit and another thriving up North. More »

Why this potential dividend dynamo could blow Barclays plc out of the water

Long-term investors underwhelmed by Barclays plc's (LON: BARC) 1.5% yield may find this competitor a compelling opportunity. More »

2 top stocks that have tripled in just a year and could do so again

After returning over 200% and 300% respectively in just one year, these companies' richly-rewarded shareholders could be in for even more growth. More »

3 promising stocks I’d buy in 2018

Double-digit growth, impressive profitability and huge end markets have these fast-rising stocks on my radar. More »

2 growth dividend champions for long-term investors

Double-digit dividend hikes have these fast-growing businesses on my watch list. More »

Two FTSE 100 growth and dividend stars I’d own for the long term

These attractively-valued FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) stocks offer investors impressive growth and great shareholder returns. More »

One growth superstar I’d sell alongside Sirius Minerals plc

Why I'd dump Sirius Minerals plc (LON: SXX) and this second company even as it reports double-digit earnings growth. More »

Why I’d sell this growth stock for a Neil Woodford-backed flyer

After returning 300% in just five years, I'd ditch this high-flying growth stock for an even more impressive Neil Woodford holding. More »

2 top healthcare stocks I’d buy right now

Double-digit sales and profit growth alongside industry tailwinds have these stellar healthcare stocks at the top of my watch list. More »

2 high-growth stocks I’d buy for 2018 and beyond

These stocks have risen over 375% in value over the past five years and they may not be done yet. More »

Is Neil Woodford stock Provident Financial plc poised for a monster turnaround?

With its core business trending in the right direction, will 2018 be a year of huge returns for Provident Financial plc (LON: PFG)? More »

Why Sky plc and Imperial Brands plc are top FTSE 100 takeover targets for 2018

Shifting consumer habits have put FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) behemoths Sky Plc (LON:SKY) and Imperial Brands Plc (LON:IMB) on the auction block. More »

One 5%+ yield dividend stock I’d buy today and one I’d sell

With a P/E ratio under 10 and dividend yield over 5%, income and value investors may love this beaten down stock. More »

One mega dividend FTSE 100 stock I’d buy alongside Legal & General Group plc

This FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) dynamo's 4.5% yield may pair well with Legal & General plc's (LON: LGEN) 5.28% yield. More »

Why Fevertree Drinks plc is a top stock pick for 2018

Fevertree Drinks plc (LON:FEVR) appears as expensive as ever, but the firm looks to have more tricks up its sleeve. More »

Why GKN plc and Melrose Industries plc shareholders should be over the moon

Melrose Industries plc's (LON:MRO) proposed £7.4bn takeover of GKN plc (LON:GKN) could work out wonderfully for both sets of shareholders. More »

One stunning growth stock I’d buy before Tullow Oil plc

Consistent double-digit sales and profit growth put this stock ahead of embattled Tullow Oil plc (LON: TLW) for me. More »

Is Lloyds Banking Group plc a buy?

Lloyds Banking Group plc (LON:LLOY) narrowly outperformed the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) last year, but can it repeat the trick in 2018? More »