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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.

3 things that could boost the Lloyds share price by Christmas

Can the Lloyds Banking Group (LON: LLOY) share price climb higher by the end of the year? Here are three things I think could... More »

Why did the Renishaw (RSW) share price jump 10% on Thursday?

The Renishaw (LON: RSW) share price spiked on Thursday to lead the FTSE 250, and the index's second biggest climber performed well too. More »

The best FTSE 100 dividend stocks to buy today

Share prices are recovering, and FTSE 100 dividend yields are strengthening again. Here are five on my potential 'buy' shortlist. More »

The ARB share price just jumped 10%. Here’s what I’d do now

The Argo Blockchain (LON: ARB) share price has been falling. But after a sharp uptick Friday, am I looking at a buying opportunity? More »

The Wise share price has crashed, and I’m thinking of buying

The Wise (LON: WISE) share price climbed after flotation, but it's gone into a sharp decline as its CEO faces problems. Time to buy? More »

Why did the QinetiQ share price crash on Thursday?

News of a supply chain problem sent the QinetiQ (LSE: QQ) share price tumbling on Thursday. I think I see a buying opportunity. More »

Why has the Oxford Nanopore share price just jumped 10%?

The Oxford Nanopore Technologies (LON: ONT) share price has now soared 50% since IPO after a full-year guidance upgrade. More »

Why did the IAG share price lead the FTSE 100 on Thursday?

The International Consolidated Airlines (LON: IAG) share price is heading up this month. Is there further to go before the end of the year? More »

What’s holding the Aston Martin share price back?

After an early surge, the Aston Martin (LON: AML) share price has steadily lost ground in 2021. What will it take to get it... More »

The best IPO stocks to buy with £1,000 today

These three IPO growth stocks have all seen their shares fall in the past few months. Two of them make it on to my... More »

Why did the ASOS share price crash this week?

The ASOS (LON: ASC) share price has fallen by half in just a year. I'm seriously thinking of buying some for long-term growth. More »

Is the AFC Energy share price set for a new bull run?

The AFC Energy (LON: AFC) share price has fallen in 2021, after its surge in 2020. I'm wondering whether I should buy now. More »

Barratt share price leads the FTSE 100 on upbeat sales

The Barratt Developments (LON: BDEV) share price gets a boost, as supply chain problems fail to dent expectations. More »

Oxford Nanopore share price: set for boom or bust?

The Oxford Nanopore (LON: ONT) share price got off to a great start after its IPO. But where will this growth stock go next? More »

Is the BAE share price set to break through 600p?

The BAE Systems (LON: BAE) share price is picking up in October. Can the momentum take it past 600p? More »

Will the Lloyds share price climb when interest rates rise?

Low interest rates don't help the banks. But could the Lloyds (LON: LLOY) share price be facing a brighter future as they rise? More »

Entain posts double-digit online growth for the 23rd quarter in a row

FTSE 100 sports betting firm Entain (LON: ENT) sees another gaming revenue rise, and reiterates strong full-year guidance. More »

easyJet share price falls in response to full-year losses

The easyJet (LON: EZJ) share price falls on its full-year update, despite losses looking better than previous market expectations. More »

After Tesco shares spike sharply upwards, are they still a buy?

The Tesco (LON: TSCO) share price has kicked upwards after a good set of first-half results. But is it still good value, and should... More »

As the NatWest share price shrugs off the threat of a big fine, should I buy?

The NatWest (LON: NWG) share price has nearly doubled in a year. Will news of a likely large fine knock it off its upwards... More »