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Alan Oscroft

Alan was originally a software developer and first began writing for the Fool in the late 1990s, when he was the author of the Fool book "Make Your Child A Millionaire". He has been a private investor for around 20 years, and has explored a number of strategies. In his younger days he was dedicated to small cap growth shares and largely followed the ideas of Jim Slater, but with advancing years (and the arrival of his first grandchild), he is turning increasingly to high-yielding blue-chip shares (but with the occasional "blue sky" punt for fun). Alan currently works as a freelance writer and is also part of the moderation team for the Fool's discussion boards, posting as TMFBoing.

The Barratt share price jumps and Taylor Wimpey follows. Here’s why I’d buy

As the Barratt share price spikes up 7%, I still reckon it's cheap. But I can see the recovery strengthening and the opportunity fading. More »

At 31p, I think the Lloyds share price is surely a buy now

The Lloyds share price (LON: LLOY) has fallen nearly 50% this year, and hasn't shown any sign of recovery yet. Here's why I'd buy... More »

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to boost your ISA millionaire chances

To become an ISA millionaire, a Stocks & Shares ISA is my choice every time. The 2020 stock market crash could even give you... More »

Is AIM poised to beat the FTSE 100 when the stock market crash is over?

With a focus on the FTSE 100 stock market crash, has the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) been overlooked as a future growth opportunity? More »

The Glencore share price is climbing again. Here’s why I’d buy now

The Glencore share price has been volatile, and it's recently come off a five-year low. Here's why I think it's a great time to... More »

3 reasons why we could avoid a 2nd stock market crash and get rich

There are plenty of reasons why we might suffer a second stock market crash. But I think they're outweighed by these reasons why we... More »

3 reasons why there really might be a 2nd stock market crash

Will there be a second stock market crash? Won't there? That's what's on everybody's lips right now. Here are three things that could trigger... More »

The 2020 stock market crash: my 3 top tips for investors today

What's the best way to profit from the 2020 stock market crash? Here are three key points I think all investors should remember. More »

Here’s why the BAE share price makes me want to buy now

Alan Oscroft thinks the 2020 BAE share price weakness has presented investors with an investment opportunity, and a chance to buy great shares cheaply... More »

Is the Royal Mail share price finally too cheap to ignore?

Royal Mail (LON: RMG) has a new boss and a new plan for transformation. Does that make the Royal Mail share price finally an... More »

Will there be a second stock market crash? Here’s why it shouldn’t matter

Are you holding back your cash waiting for a renewed stock market crash? Here's why I think buying cheap shares now is a much... More »

I think the Taylor Wimpey share price (TW) is too cheap to ignore now

The Taylor Wimpey share price (LON: TW) is climbing back from its lockdown bottom. But I think there's plenty more to come. I'd buy... More »

As the FTSE 100 loses 150 points, what should we do now?

Covid cases rise again and the FTSE 100 starts to fall. Where will it go next? And more importantly, how should investors react? More »

The G4M share price just jumped 20%. Here’s what I’d do now

As Gear4Music (LON: G4M) releases strong year-end figures, the G4M share price extends its remarkable 2020 run. Here's what I like about it. More »

The Intu share price has crashed again. Here’s what I’d do now

The Intu share price is one of the stock market's worst performers over the past five years. Alan Oscroft examines its chances of recovering... More »

Is the Marks & Spencer share price too cheap to ignore now?

The M&S share price has crashed 50% in 2020, and is on a super low valuation. Here's Alan Oscroft's take on whether to buy... More »

I think the National Grid share price could be the FTSE 100’s best buy now

Here's why I see the National Grid share price as a top buy during the 2020 stock market crash, particularly for dividend investors. More »

I think the Premier Oil share price (PMO) is too cheap to ignore now

The Premier Oil share price (PMO) has crashed, recovered, plummeted in 2020, and it's on the up again. Is it a share to buy... More »

Why I’d pick FTSE 250 shares ahead of the FTSE 100 to get rich after the stock market crash

Which stock market index will grow fastest after the 2020 stock market crash? I explain my case for the FTSE 250 over the FTSE... More »

The Saga share price is falling. Here’s why I’d buy now

The Saga share price is showing some weakness after a recent rise. I think the drop gives us another great buying opportunity. More »