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Maynard Paton

Maynard has worked at the Fool since 1999. He ran the Qualiport online portfolio on the Fool from November 1999 to September 2005 and was lead adviser for the Champion Shares & Champion Shares PRO stock-picking services from September 2005 to June 2011, at which point he moved to become Deputy Editor of the UK Fool. Prior to joining the Fool, Maynard worked for a year as a Poll Tax clerk and then for six years at the local authority's IT department in the murky world of ICL mainframes and COBOL programming. He relocated to Kent to join a financial services firm's IT department and there discovered the joys of stock market investing. As well as keeping an eye on share prices and his local housing market, Maynard's interests include karting, martial arts and entertaining his young family.

Warren Buffett Is Not Fearful

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Britvic Plc Forecasts 2014 Profits Up At Least 10%

Britvic Plc (LON: BVIC) says 2013 profits gained 20% and confirms upbeat progress for next year. More »

SABMiller plc Lifts Earnings By 3% And Dividend By 4%

SABMiller plc (LON: SAB) admits currency movements may adversely impact its full-year results. More »

ITV plc Reveals Revenue Up 6%

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The Market That Could Grow 7-Fold In 5 Years

The blue-sky biotechs, speculative mining plays and dotcom pipedreams that offered immense potential. More »

FTSE 100 Dividends Advance 8%

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The Biggest Winners For A Forthcoming Market Surge

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The Edinburgh Investment Trust plc Issues Warning From Woodford

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He Reckons Unilever Plc Could Double And Then Double Again

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London Stock Exchange Group Plc Reports Revenue Up 8%

London Stock Exchange Group Plc (LON: LSE) lifts its half-year dividend by 4%. More »

Resolution Limited’s 6% Yield

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RSA Insurance Group plc ‘Committed’ To Dividend After Irish ‘Issues’ Force £70m Profit Warning

RSA Insurance Group plc (LON: RSA) suspends executives and hires PwC to investigate its Irish subsidiary. More »

Boss Of Aviva plc Admits ‘Much Work To Be Done’

Aviva plc (LON: AV) says its nine-month capital generation has remained stable at £1.3bn. More »

Foxtons Group PLC Reveals Sales Up 18%

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RSA Insurance Group plc Lashed By Storm Warning

RSA Insurance Group plc (LON: RSA) owns up to higher-than-expected weather claims. More »

Forget FTSE 7,000… We’re On For FTSE 10,000

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The Weir Group PLC Issues Q3 Warning

The Weir Group PLC (LON: WEIR) says 2013 profits will be around £430m. More »

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Barclays PLC Reports Adjusted Q3 Profits Down 26%

Barclays PLC (LON: BARC) also reveals a 1p per share quarterly dividend. More »

Lloyds Banking Group PLC Reports Underlying Q3 Profits Up 9%

Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON: LLOY) also reveals regulatory discussions about recommencing dividends. More »