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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.

Why I’d dump Lloyds for this FTSE 100 income champ

Investors looking to beat Lloyds Banking Group plc's (LON: LLOY) 5.1% dividend yield should consider this high yield too. More »

Two supercharged FTSE 100 income stocks to supplement your pension

Looking for index-beating income to power your pension payments? These FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) giants may fit the bill. More »

Two dirt-cheap, high-income Neil Woodford holdings I’d buy

With 7.5%+ yields and very attractive valuations, these Neil Woodford-backed companies are well worth consideration. More »

Two new IPOs with tremendous income potential

These highly profitable IPOs are already paying out handsome dividends with the potential for plenty more to come. More »

Two top income stocks offering FTSE 100-trouncing dividend yields

These 5%+ yielders look to be very attractive alternatives to the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) for income-hungry investors. More »

3 top stocks that aren’t on the City’s radar

Skyrocketing sales and profits lead me to believe these relatively unknown small-caps won't stay that way for long. More »

2 great income stocks that could double their dividends

These large-cap dividend dynamos have plenty of income growth potential in the tank. More »

Two top FTSE 100 dividend stocks that could boost your retirement portfolio

Great long-term growth prospects and highly profitable operations are fuelling outsized dividends at these FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) stocks. More »

Two high-growth stocks that are just getting started

Fast-rising share prices for these small-caps could continue for a long time to come thanks to repeated and sustainable double-digit sales and profit growth. More »

Two top FTSE 100 dividend stocks that could pay you through your retirement

These FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) giants could be fantastic retirement holdings thanks to non-cyclical sales growth, high margins and whopping shareholder return programmes. More »

Two stellar growth dividend stocks that are looking far too cheap

These sanely-valued dividend growth stocks may be the cure for value investors worried about sky-high market valuations. More »

Two small-caps with millionaire-making potential

These small-cap shares have more than tripled in value over the past five years and may have more in the tank. More »

Two investment trusts delivering index-trouncing returns

Anyone who thinks investment trusts are just about dividends should consider these two funds that have more than doubled in the past five years.... More »

Why 5.5%+ yielder Rio Tinto may be the best FTSE 100 dividend stock

With its dividend yield 2 percentage points above the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) average, Rio Tinto plc (LON: RIO) could be an income investor's... More »

Forget other emerging markets. Why these African stocks have enormous growth potential

With fast-growing populations and economies to sell to, these African-focused firms have great growth potential. More »

Two top growth dividend small-caps that could be millionaire-makers

These stellar small-caps are richly rewarding their shareholders thanks to fast-growing sales, profits and dividends. More »

Is FTSE 100 mega-yielder ITV simply too cheap to ignore?

With a 4.6% yield that beats the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) and a bargain valuation, investors should consider ITV plc (LON: ITV). More »

Is fast-rising Hargreaves Lansdown the best growth stock in the FTSE 100?

After rising over 50% in just the past year, is FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) star Hargreaves Lansdown plc (LON:HL) still a great buy? More »

This 4.9%-yielding FTSE 100 stock is looking far too cheap to me

Solid first-half results from this FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) giant make it an attractive income option in my eyes. More »

Why I’d still buy this stock that’s turned £1,000 into over £50,000 in under six years

The enormous returns from this hidden small-cap gem may not be done as it sets its sights on Europe. More »