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.

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Have £1k to invest? I think the Lloyds share price could crush the FTSE 100 this year

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When is the right time for a balance transfer card?

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Have £1k to invest? Saga is a FTSE 250 dividend stock I’d buy today

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Have £1k to invest? I think the Morrisons share price could beat the FTSE 100 this year

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Why I’d dump buy-to-let and invest in FTSE 100 dividend share Shell instead

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Forget the cash ISA! I’d pick up the Centrica share price’s 8% yield today

Centrica plc (LON: CNA) could offer a significantly higher income return than a cash ISA, in my opinion. More »

How can so many investors have been so wrong about Bitcoin?

The slump in the Bitcoin price could be yet another example of investors failing to focus on fundamentals. More »

Do this one thing now and you can say goodbye to buy-to-let misery

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How I’d invest for retirement today

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The FTSE 100 could surge to an all-time high. This is what I’d do right now

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Forget a cash ISA! If you want to make a million here’s 2 things I’d do instead

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Why I think a Lifetime ISA or a SIPP could boost your retirement savings in 2019

Investing through a SIPP or a Lifetime ISA could be a highly desirable means of planning for retirement, in my opinion. More »

How I’d invest my very first £2,000 today

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Forget the National Lottery! This could be an easier way to make a million

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Forget buy-to-let! I’d build a second income stream with FTSE 100 dividend shares

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Bitcoin has halved in 3 months. This is what I think you should do

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Forget buy-to-let. Here’s why I’d rather invest in FTSE 100-member ITV’s share price

ITV plc (LON: ITV) could offer stronger performance than the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) and buy-to-let in my opinion. More »

Have £1k to invest for a second income? I’d buy FTSE 100 dividend stock HSBC today

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