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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 rally: is the bubble set to burst?

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How I’d aim to generate a growing passive income from dividend shares

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I’d listen to Warren Buffett’s advice to buy undervalued shares today

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Why I’d follow this piece of Warren Buffett advice today

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How I’d aim to find stocks that are under-the-radar pandemic bargains

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Stock market rally: why I’d invest in shares to make a passive income

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How I’d aim to find top shares to buy in March 2021

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Do the highest-yielding dividend shares offer the best passive incomes?

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I’d listen to Warren Buffett and invest in stocks with wide economic moats

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How I’d build a ‘best stocks to buy now’ list

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Is being a passive income investor becoming more difficult?

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I’d use these steps from the Warren Buffett/Charlie Munger investing method today

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Stock market rally: is it too late to buy and hold cheap dividend stocks?

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Why I’d buy dirt-cheap shares now and aim to hold them for a decade

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3 steps I’d take to find top dividend shares to buy in March and beyond

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3 mistakes passive income investors can make when investing in dividend stocks

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How I’d build a portfolio by investing in top shares now

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Why today’s cheap shares could prove great value during the new bull market

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Why I’d listen to Warren Buffett and prepare for a 2021 market crash

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Why I’d grab today’s cheap shares before it’s too late!

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