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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.

Forget buy-to-let: I think these 2 FTSE 100 property shares can help you make a million

These two property stocks could offer the potential to outperform the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX), as well as buy-to-let, Peter Stephens believes. More »

Lazy landlords: why I think REITs are the easy way to create a passive-income empire

REITs could offer a straightforward means of generating a growing passive income in my view. More »

Forget a Cash ISA! I’d buy these 2 bargain FTSE 100 dividend growth stocks right now

I think these two FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) shares could offer superior income returns compared to a Cash ISA. More »

3 smart money moves I’d make today to generate a passive income

Taking these steps could improve your chances of generating a sustainable passive income in my opinion. More »

Building a second income? 2 FTSE 100 dividend stocks I’d buy and hold today

These two FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) dividend stocks could deliver impressive income and capital growth, in Peter Stephens' opinion. More »

Retire early: make a growing passive income with REITs

REITs could offer inflation-beating income returns over the long run. More »

Why I’d buy FTSE 100 dividend shares in a Stocks and Shares ISA and hold them forever

I think a buy-and-hold strategy could be highly appealing when it comes to having FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) stocks in an ISA. More »

State Pension: I’d dump a Cash ISA and Premium Bonds to buy FTSE 100 dividend shares

The FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) could offer superior returns than a Cash ISA or Premium Bonds. More »

FTSE 250: Here’s how long it could take for you to become an ISA millionaire

The FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) could offer an appealing growth outlook, in my opinion. More »

How high does the FTSE 100’s dividend yield have to go before you buy it?

I think the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) offers an appealing income outlook. More »

How much can I put into an ISA?

Here’s information about the annual allowance that dictates how much you can put into an ISA each year. More »

What is a Lifetime ISA?

Here’s how you may be able to benefit from having a Lifetime ISA. More »

What’s the difference between a charge card and a credit card?

Here’s how you can decide whether a charge card or a credit card is the best fit for your personal circumstances. More »

Forget buy-to-let: I think these 2 FTSE 100 shares can help you become an ISA millionaire

These two FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) stocks appear to offer improving prospects that I think could boost your ISA returns. More »

How much money can you give as a gift in the UK?

Tax considerations could impact on when and how much money you seek to give as a gift. More »

Forget a Cash ISA! I’d buy these 2 dirt-cheap FTSE 100 dividend growth stocks today

These two FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) shares could offer a potent mix of income and growth potential in my view. More »

Why I think the FTSE 100 could surge to 17,000+ points

The FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) may be grossly undervalued, in my opinion. More »

Building a second income? I’d buy FTSE 100 dividend stocks and hold them forever

I think FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) dividend shares offer a superior risk/reward opportunity compared to other income opportunities. More »

Have £1,000 to invest in the FTSE 100? Here are 2 dividend stocks I’d buy in an ISA today

These two dividend shares could offer the chance to beat the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX), in my opinion. More »

Forget a Cash ISA and buy-to-let! I’d buy FTSE 100 stocks to beat the State Pension

The FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX) may offer a better means of overcoming a rising State Pension age than a Cash ISA or buy-to-let, in my... More »