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Kevin Godbold

I’m an investment writer and 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.

£2,000 to put to work? How I’d target a 1,000% return investing in shares

Here's my plan for achieving a 1,000% return on a £2,000 investment in shares without taking outsized risks on the most speculative stocks. More »

Was I wrong about these quality stocks or is this a buying opportunity?

Investor rotation between equity sectors is throwing up some interesting situations in quality stocks and I sense a buying opportunity in the making. More »

Stocks to buy: this FTSE 250 energy company’s rising dividend yield is near 4.4%

I think this is a stock to buy because of its strong niche in the UK's modern-day energy infrastructure and its high, cash-backed dividend... More »

I’m buying dirt-cheap UK shares like these for the stock market recovery

As recovery stocks burst into life on the London market, here are some of the shares I'm targeting to hold in my portfolio. More »

Shares to buy now: why I’d consider Lloyds Banking Group alongside this FTSE 100 stock

Since July, this FTSE 100 company's share price has been trending down. But the decline is at odds with the progress of the underlying... More »

UK shares to buy now: I’d focus on these recovery stocks that are on the move again

Five UK recovery stocks on the move that I reckon are worth me running the calculator over right now with a view to buying... More »

2 of the best growing dividend stocks to buy now

I think a decent yield needs to be backed by solid cash flow from a strong business. Ideally, that business should be making progress... More »

Barclays restores dividends, but I reckon these are 2 of the best stocks to buy now

I'd argue there are potentially better investments than the banks, such as these two stocks I think will do well as economies recover from... More »

5 top UK FTSE shares investors have been buying this month

Client investors with Hargreaves Lansdown have been buying these five shares this month. I reckon they've picked some potentially decent investments. More »

Why I’d shun this high-yielding FTSE 100 stock that ticks a lot of investors’ boxes

At first glance, this popular FTSE 100 stock looks attractive with a high dividend yield and escalating profits. Here's why I'm avoiding it now. More »

3 UK shares I’d buy right now in my ISA

There's been a decent bull run for many UK shares since last spring. But I'm keen to buy and hold these three in my... More »

FTSE 100 dividends: should I buy this big-cap stock yielding more than 5%?

This is how this big-yielding FTSE 100 company measures up against my criteria for income investing, and what I'm doing about the stock right... More »

Stock market rally: how I’d invest £7,000 right now in UK shares

With £7,000 to invest in UK shares, I'd be more adventurous than I was near the beginning of the century. This is how I'd... More »

I think these are some of the best FTSE shares for the 2021 stock market rally

The success of Britain's vaccine rollout programme makes the UK look like a good place to invest right now. I'd choose shares like these. More »

Should I buy Lloyds Banking Group shares now?

City analysts expect earnings and dividends to bounce back by three-figure percentages this year. This is what I'm doing about Lloyds shares. More »

FTSE 100 shares to buy: AstraZeneca has rediscovered its growth mojo

Here's why I like the look of AstraZeneca shares today and I think the investment risks are balanced by the potential for the business... More »

Should I invest in Cineworld shares now?

Can Cineworld shares deliver a decent investment return for shareholders buying today as the business recovers from the pandemic? More »

FTSE 100 shares to buy: why this one is near the top of my pick-list

This FTSE 100 company traded well in 2020 and is poised for growth in 2021 and beyond. Here's my assessment of the investment opportunity... More »

Should I invest in Rolls-Royce shares now?

Can Rolls-Royce shares still deliver a decent investment return for shareholders buying today as the business recovers from the pandemic? More »

Why I’m picking UK growth stocks like this one

Reinstatement of shareholder dividends and a generous earnings forecast makes me keen on this UK growth stock I've been watching for a while. More »