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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.

Forget Lloyds Bank! I’d go for this firm’s fast-growing dividend, up 270% in 5 years

This company’s new acquisition could prove to be a catalyst for further operational advances in the years to come. More »

Forget Barclays! I’d go for this stock and its growing dividend yield near 5%

This company’s outlook is positive and growth is on the agenda, yet the valuation looks modest. More »

Why I’m still avoiding this FTSE 250 company despite its market-share gains

Tempted to buy this falling share price? I’m cautious. Maybe shrinking profits could be an early signal of tough trading ahead. More »

Forget Tesco! I’d invest in this cheaper steady dividend-grower instead

With growth on the agenda, I reckon this stock has decent long-term potential and a handy dividend yielding almost 3.5%. More »

I’d buy this pharmaceutical growth and dividend stock alongside GlaxoSmithKline

This company is making impressive progress breaking into the US market, and the valuation is modest. More »

Forget a Cash ISA! I’d fund my retirement with these attractive FTSE 100 yields

I’d aim to compound my retirement pot by investing in solid-looking, dividend-paying shares like these. More »

3 Reasons I’d shun buy-to-let property and invest in FTSE 100 shares right now

Property and shares are capable of delivering similar benefits. Here’s why I’d choose shares. More »

Forget gold! Here’s how I’d invest £25k today to make a million

It may seem counter-intuitive, but as a group, these stocks could offer the greatest potential for shareholders. More »

Forget Lloyds Bank shares! I’d pile into this FTSE 250 company’s growing yield

Why I’m attracted to this company’s steady financial characteristics and ongoing dividend growth. More »

Why I’m eyeing this almost 6% dividend yield as the shares shoot up on trading news

This company’s shares could surge If fears of a general economic slowdown fade. More »

Don’t save for retirement! Here’s a better way to double your State Pension

Here’s what I’d do in the wealth-building stage leading up to my retirement. More »

Forget making a million! £250k is all you need to double your State Pension

A 4.5% yield on your invested capital of £250k will produce an annual income of £11,250. Here’s how you can do it. More »

How I’d invest my first £10k today

Here’s my plan for avoiding the biggest ‘sin’ in the world of investing. More »

Why I’d buy this FTSE 100 stock to help fund my retirement

It seems to me the demand for this company’s products will remain elevated in today’s world. More »

No savings at 40? I reckon you can retire rich with these tips

It really isn’t too late to make a big difference to your income in retirement. More »

3 stocks I’d buy right now to fund my retirement

Why I’d buy these three FTSE 350 stocks and hold for decades until retirement and beyond.   More »

Forget Lloyds Bank! I’m attracted to this stock’s value and growth potential

The ending of Brexit-delay challenges could boost this stock soon. Meanwhile, I think the value looks compelling.   More »

Forget 1.3% from a Cash ISA! I’d aim to get rich with this 4.7% dividend yield

I reckon there’s a better deal to be had than a Cash ISA by investing in dividend-paying shares backed by good-quality businesses on the... More »

No savings at 50? Here are 2 investments I’d make right away

You can make a big difference to your finances in retirement if you start now. This is where I’d invest. More »

Forget Bitcoin! I’d invest like Warren Buffett and aim for early retirement

Warren Buffett invested his way to today’s equivalent of $1.6m by the time he was 26. Here’s how. More »