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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.

I’d follow these 3 steps to make a passive income of £25,000 a year from UK shares

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Forget cash, buy-to-let and gold. I’d buy UK shares now to get rich and retire early

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Stock market rally: are there any shares that could double my money in 2021?

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I’d buy the best UK shares now at cheap prices to double my money

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FTSE 100 shares: here’s where I’d invest £20k now to make a passive income

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Forget gold and Bitcoin. I’d buy dirt-cheap shares now to achieve financial freedom

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Passive income investors: how I’d invest in dividend stocks in 2021

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No savings at 40? I’d use the Warren Buffett method to retire on a growing passive income

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How I’d find the best shares to buy now and hold forever in a Stocks and Shares ISA

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Stock market rally: how I’d invest £20,000 now in UK shares to make a passive income

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No savings at 50 and worried about retirement? I’d buy dividend shares for a passive income

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Stock market rally: I’d listen to Warren Buffett during the new bull market

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FTSE 100 watch: I’d buy UK shares now to treble my money in the new bull market

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Forget the Bitcoin price! I’d invest in FTSE 100 shares in this stock market recovery

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Top stocks for 2021! 5 UK shares I think could help me to make a million

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5 top UK shares I’d buy now in a Stocks and Shares ISA and hold forever

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Buy-to-let vs stocks: 3 reasons why I’ll be investing money in UK shares in 2021

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How I’d find cheap shares to buy right now

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Stock market rally: 3 cheap FTSE 100 shares I’d buy in a Stocks and Shares ISA today

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Best UK shares to buy now: I’d invest money in these 5 cheap FTSE 100 stocks today

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