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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.

Seeking high income? Why I’d skip the FTSE 100 for this 8%+ yielder

Why I'm bullish on this stock offering an 8.6% dividend yield, more than twice as high as the FTSE 100's (INDEXFTSE: UKX). More »

2 stellar dividend growth stocks that could continue to stomp the FTSE 100

These stocks have pleased income and growth investors by rapidly increasing dividends and outperforming the FTSE 100 (NDEXFTSE: UKX) by over 50% in three... More »

Can you afford to miss out on Legal & General’s FTSE 100-walloping dividend yield?

With its 5.7% dividend yield comfortably ahead of the FTSE 100's (INDEXFTSE: UKX) average payout, is Legal & General Group plc (LON: LGEN) a... More »

Two FTSE 100 start stocks I’d buy with £2,000 today

New investors seeking outsized potential returns should consider these FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) growth stars. More »

Think retail is dead? No one told these thriving retailers that are growing at light speed

Why I'd buy these retailers that are posting double-digit sales and profit growth, strong like-for-like improvements and still have plenty of room to expand.... More »

Why the Vodafone share price could outperform the FTSE 100 this year

With a 6.3% yield on offer and under-appreciated growth prospects, Vodafone Group plc (LON: VOD) could outperform the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) this year.... More »

Why I’d dump dividend dud Tesco for this underrated income champion

Here's why I'd trade Tesco plc's (LON: TSCO) 2% yield for this REIT offering more than double the grocer's annual dividend yield. More »

BAE’s share price could be the biggest bargain in the FTSE 100

With global defence spending due to hit a post-Cold War high in 2018, BAE Systems plc (LON: BA) could be the biggest bargain in... More »

One Neil Woodford stock I’d buy and one I’d sell

Why I'd buy this Neil Woodford pick that just doubled profits over another holding that yields nearly 8% annually. More »

Two 5%+ yielding FTSE 100 stocks I’d sell right away

These FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) stocks have fallen over 25% in the past year and I see further pain on the horizon for shareholders.... More »

2 bargain FTSE 250 stocks offering 5%+ yields I’d buy right now

These FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE: MCX) stocks offer 5%+ yields, solid growth and trade at only 12 times forward earnings. More »

Hungry for income? Try this FTSE 100 stock yielding over 8%

This FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) stock is an income dynamo thanks to rising sales, over £1bn of cash on hand and fast-growing profits. More »

Is Glencore’s share price the bargain of the year?

Double-digit profit growth, a 3.7%+ dividend yield and low valuation all make Glencore plc (LON: GLEN) look very attractive. Is it time to buy? More »

2 FTSE 100 growth stocks for your instant starter portfolio

These FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) stocks are producing great returns thanks to above-market growth, rising margins and fast-growing shareholder returns. More »

Is Barclays’ share price now the biggest bargain in the FTSE 100?

With its shares trading well below book value, is it time for investors to snap up struggling FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) bank Barclays plc... More »

The non-cyclical FTSE 100 defensives I’d buy and hold forever

The financial crisis was no speed bump for these growing, high margin, non-cyclical FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) constituents. More »

The FTSE 100 income shares I’d buy and hold forever

Rapidly rising profits are driving outsized dividend hikes at these FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) giants that could signal they're long-term winners in the making.... More »

HSBC’s share price shows it could be the best banking stock around

The share price of HSBC Holdings plc (LON: HSBA) could be primed for lift-off thanks to bumper dividends, strong profit improvement and long-term growth... More »

Why GlaxoSmithKline’s share price could be about to skyrocket

A 5%+ yield, double-digit profit growth, improving balance sheet and dirt-cheap valuation put GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON: GSK) in a fantastic position. More »

Two top stock ideas from ISA millionaire John Lee

High dividends, solid growth prospects and high insider ownership make these John Lee holdings eye-catching investment ideas. More »