Kevin Godbold

I’m an investment writer and private investor focusing on the London stock market. I run my own pension fund and ISA accounts after a career in management and engineering, which included building up a business from scratch and selling it a few years later as a going concern.

Why fat dividends from Standard Life Aberdeen plc leave me cold

Why I’m avoiding the big dividend from Standard Life Aberdeen plc (LON: SLA) More »

Why fat dividends from International Consolidated Airlines Grp SA leave me cold

Why I think the big dividend from International Consolidated Airlines Grp SA (LON: IAG) is one to avoid. More »

2 attractive growth stocks that could double again

I think these two stocks are trading well and have the potential to repeat past successes. More »

Why I’m avoiding big-yielding Glencore plc and Barratt Developments plc now

Why I’d look beyond Glencore plc (LON: GLEN) and Barratt Developments plc (LON: BDEV) for quality income and growth. More »

Why I’d avoid Intercontinental Hotels Group plc today

Why Intercontinental Hotels Group plc (LON: IHG) is a success story I’m avoiding for the time being. More »

Is Reckitt Benckiser Group plc a falling star to avoid or a great buy?

This is what I would do with Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (LON: RB) right now. More »

Should you invest in banking or pharma stocks for retirement right now?

To me, there’s one clear winner in the banking-versus-pharma stocks debate. More »

Should you pile into plc, down 30% over 5 months?

Is there more to come from the plc (LON: BOO) growth story? More »

2 stocks I’d invest £1,000 in right now

If you are looking for decent share ideas, check out these two that reported on Thursday. More »

1 defensive stock I’d buy alongside FTSE 100 peer Shire plc

The sell-off in defensive stocks is throwing up opportunities like Shire (LON SHP) and this share. More »

Should you pile into Imperial Brands plc, down 30% over 10 months?

Why I think a compelling opportunity is developing in defensives such as Imperial Brands plc (LON: IMB). More »

Should you pile into National Grid plc, down 30% over 8 months?

Click here to find out why I believe a great opportunity is unfolding with National Grid plc (LON: NG). More »

2 shares I’m poised to pounce on after this market rout

Current volatility could present the opportunity to buy these great stocks at better prices. More »

Why ‘right now’ is a great time to drip £50 a month into the FTSE 100

Why I think we are seeing a great opportunity to invest in a FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) tracker fund. More »

Why I’d avoid this 4.5% dividend yielder and buy GlaxoSmithKline plc instead

This 4.5% dividend yielder may look attractive, but here’s why my money would go on GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON: GSK) More »

3 stocks I’m waiting to pounce on in this falling market

There could be a big market correction on the way. This is what I’m waiting to buy... More »

Should you invest in AstraZeneca plc right now?

Could AstraZeneca plc (LON: AZN) help you invest your way to a fortune? More »

Why I’d buy Royal Dutch Shell plc and Rank Group plc for their dividends and growth potential

I’m tempted by emerging growth at Rank Group plc (LON: RNK) and sound performance at Royal Dutch Shell plc (LON: RDSB). More »

Based on Bitcoin, the Dow may be due a 30% correction…

Why America’s Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX: DJI) looks set to correct and what it means for investors in Britain. More »

Is it finally time to return to super-stock SSE plc?

SSE plc (LON: SSE) has a lot going for it. I reckon positive momentum could return to the stock soon. More »