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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.

Is Tullett Prebon Plc A Better Buy Than Lloyds Banking Group PLC Or Royal Bank Of Scotland Group plc?

Can Tullett Prebon Plc (LON: TLPR) outperform industry peers Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON: LLOY) and Royal Bank Of Scotland Group plc (LON: RBS)? More »

3 Growth Stocks I’d Buy With £10,000: Barclays PLC, ARM Holdings plc And easyJet plc

Barclays PLC (LON: BARC), ARM Holdings plc (LON: ARM) and easyJet plc (LON: EZJ) look attractive right now. More »

“Reports Of A FTSE 100 Crash Have Been Greatly Exaggerated”

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Can British Sky Broadcasting Group plc Conquer Europe?

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How HSBC Holdings plc Can Pay Off Your Mortgage

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Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc vs Unilever plc: Which Should You Buy?

Results today show Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc (LON: RB) is making progress. How does it compare to rival, Unilever plc (LON: ULVR)? More »

Frustrated By Low Savings Rates? National Grid plc, SSE PLC And Centrica PLC Could Be The Answer

With savings accounts still at rock-bottom, National Grid plc (LON: NG), SSE PLC (LON: SSE) and Centrica PLC (LON: CNA) could hold the key... More »

3 Shares That Can Benefit From A Resurgent UK Economy

UK GDP is back to pre-crisis levels. Here are three stocks that could benefit... More »

3 Stunning Blue-Chips I’d Buy With £10,000

Here are 3 FTSE 100 companies that could be great buys right now. More »

How Rio Tinto plc Can Pay Off Your Mortgage

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European Domination Can Make British Sky Broadcasting Group plc A Buy

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These 5 Banks Could Double In Value!

Although it’s been a tough period for the sector, these five banks could have a great future. More »

How Tesco PLC Can Pay Off Your Mortgage

Tesco PLC (LON: TSCO) has potential. And it could help pay off your mortgage. Here’s how. More »

3 Reasons Why Unilever plc Should Be Your Next Buy!

Unilever plc (LON: ULVR) has vast potential. Here’s why. More »

4 Super Stocks I’d Buy With £10,000

GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON:GSK), BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT), HSBC Holdings plc (LON:HSBA) and easyJet plc (LON:EZJ) are four top-notch companies. More »

Why Electrocomponents plc Could Be A Steal After Today’s Sharp Fall

Despite falling by 6% today, Electrocomponents plc (LON: ECM) could be a great buy. Here’s why. More »

Mark Carney Says Interest Rates Are Good For The Economy… I Say They’re Good For These Shares!

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Should You Buy GlaxoSmithKline plc Or AstraZeneca plc?

After releasing disappointing results today, is GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON: GSK) still a better buy than AstraZeneca plc (LON: AZN)? More »

How ARM Holdings plc Can Pay Off Your Mortgage

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Should You Buy Balfour Beatty plc Ahead Of CRH PLC (UK) Or Galliford Try plc?

With positive news flow this week, is Balfour Beatty plc (LON: BBY) now a better buy than CRH PLC (UK) (LON: CRH) or Galliford... More »