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Peter Stephens

Having held various senior management positions in the manufacturing sector, Peter founded his own manufacturing company in 1996. This was subsequently sold in 2007. Meanwhile, his passion for investing (which began during the privatisations of the 1980s) remains strong and he couples this with writing for The Motley Fool as a Contractor. His investment style is value-oriented; focusing on company fundamentals, as well as assessing the strength and presence of a competitive advantage. While above-average growth prospects remain very attractive, a greater focus on dividends has crept in since Peter became a part-time retiree in 2007.

Stock market recovery: why I’d still buy shares today

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Stock market recovery: I’d buy value shares now to hold

Investing money in value shares could be a sound means of capitalising on a likely long-term stock market recovery, in my view. More »

How I’d look for a passive income of £40,000 per year from buying dividend shares

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How I’d find undervalued stocks to buy now and hold

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Here’s how I’d invest in value shares

Buying a diverse range of high-quality value shares could be a sound means of generating a portfolio valued in excess of a million. More »

3 steps I’d take before buying UK shares for a passive income today

I’d use these three simple steps today in preparation for buying UK shares to make a passive income over the coming years. More »

My best stocks to buy now list: 2 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy and hold for 10 years

These two undervalued and unloved FTSE 100 shares could be among the best stocks to buy now for the long term, in my opinion. More »

Why I’d buy Lloyds and other cheap UK shares today

I think buying cheap UK shares right now could provide scope for impressive returns in a long-term stock market recovery. More »

No savings at 50? I’d use Warren Buffett’s methods to invest

Following Warren Buffett’s approach to investing could lead to higher returns. It may even help to bring an early retirement a step closer. More »

How I’d invest £3,000 in cheap UK dividend shares today to make a passive income

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Why I’d drip-feed £500 a month into cheap FTSE 250 shares in an ISA starting today

Buying FTSE 250 shares in an ISA on a regular basis could be a sound long-term move, in my opinion. Starting today could produce... More »

Why I’d buy dividend shares now to capitalise on a stock market recovery

Dividend shares could offer high total returns in the stock market recovery. As such, they could be worth buying now and holding for the... More »

Stock investing: how I’d find the best dividend shares to buy now

Buying dividend shares with high yields and passive income growth potential could be a sound move. Here’s how I’d go about finding them. More »

Why I’d buy dirt-cheap shares now to capitalise on a stock market recovery

Investing money in dirt-cheap shares right now could produce high returns in a long-term stock market recovery, in my opinion. More »

Should I wait until the next stock market crash to buy cheap UK shares?

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3 reasons why I’d buy cheap stocks right now and hold them to 2030

Investing money in cheap stocks today could lead to impressive returns over the next decade – especially on a relative basis. More »

Why I’d invest £5,000 now in UK shares in an ISA to make a passive income

Investing £5,000, or any other amount, in UK shares through an ISA could offer a generous passive income and capital returns, in my view. More »

5% dividend yields! 2 UK shares I’d buy now for passive income

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Why I’d start investing £250 a month in cheap UK shares in an ISA today

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How I’d identify great shares to buy in a stock market recovery

The best shares to buy in a stock market recovery may offer a mix of financial strength, growth potential and a wide margin of... More »