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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.

Is Premier Oil the best growth stock you can buy right now with oil above $70?

After doubling its share price over the past year are there further gains to come from Premier Oil plc (LSE: PMO)? More »

Two stocks I’d buy for my retirement accounts instead of the FTSE 100

Double-digit growth has me much more excited about these software companies than the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX). More »

Why I’d dump dividend dud Barclays for this high-yield lender

Dividends may finally be rising at Barclays plc (LON: BARC) but this smaller lender's 4%+ yield looks much more intriguing. More »

Why I’d still buy these two top growth stocks that have doubled in the past year

After rising over 125% in value in the past year there could still be plenty more to come from these stellar small-caps. More »

Two brand new investment trusts for income-hungry investors

These promising investment trusts are targeting 4.75%+ dividend yields and impressive capital appreciation for their shareholders. More »

How Sky’s share price jumped 50% in the first half of 2018

Can Sky plc's (LON: SKY) dramatic share price gains continue? More »

2 small-caps that could be millionaire makers

These profitable, fast-growing small-caps still have plenty of room to grow and could end up richly rewarding their shareholders. More »

How Ocado Group’s stock price doubled in the first half of 2018

After doubling in value over the past six months, is there more to come from shares of Ocado Group plc (LON: OCDO)? More »

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 »