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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.

Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Share Buyback Makes Me Want To Buy More Shares

I’m thinking of adding to my position in Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON: RDSB) because of its share buyback programme. More »

Housing Boom Makes Me Bullish On Lloyds Banking Group PLC

Here’s why I’m thinking of adding to my holding in Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON: LLOY). More »

A Chance To Buy Barclays PLC At An Even Lower Price

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Why I Want To Add To My Holding In Royal Bank Of Scotland Group plc

I’m bullish on Royal Bank Of Scotland Group plc (LON: RBS) and here’s why... More »

Burberry Group Plc Is Still A Buy Despite China Slowdown

Why I’m still positive on Burberry Group plc (LON: BRBY). More »

Miliband’s Housing Promise Makes Me Want To Buy More Lloyds Banking Group PLC

Ed Miliband's ambitious plans for the housing market make me more bullish on Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON: LLOY). More »

3 Reasons To Buy BHP Billiton plc

I'm thinking about adding to my stake in BHP Billiton plc (LON: BLT) and here's why. More »

3 Reasons Why I’m Bullish About Royal Dutch Shell Plc

I'm thinking of increasing my stake in Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON: RDSB) and here's why. More »

Barclays PLC’s Fine Doesn’t Dampen My Optimism For The Stock

I'm still bullish on Barclays PLC (LON: BARC) despite a recent fine. More »

Risky Royal Bank Of Scotland Group plc Gets Me Feeling Frisky

With acquisition activity picking up, I want to take some risk with Royal Bank Of Scotland Group plc (LON: RBS) More »

Miliband’s Move Makes Me Want To Buy Centrica PLC

A tough decision made by Centrica PLC (LON: CAN) gives me confidence in the company’s strategy More »

Bid Talk Gets Me Excited About ARM Holdings plc

Recent speculation surrounding ARM Holdings plc (LON: ARM) has made me want to buy it More »

US Uncertainties Make Me Turn To British American Tobacco plc

Three uncertainties surrounding the US make me want to buy British American Tobacco plc (LON: BATS) More »

I’m Still A Seller Of Vodafone Group plc

Although recent news flow has been positive, I’m still bearish on Vodafone Group plc (LON: VOD) More »

Google’s Healthcare Entrance Makes Me Bullish On AstraZeneca plc

Google’s decision to launch a healthcare company makes me realise how great AstraZeneca plc (LON: AZN) really is. More »

Bribery Probe Makes Me More Bullish On GlaxoSmithKline plc

Recent Chinese bribery investigations make me more optimistic about GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON: GSK). More »

Tesco PLC’s Retreat Makes Me Even More Optimistic

A retreat from the US makes me want to buy more Tesco PLC (LON: TSCO). More »

Lloyds Banking Group PLC Sale Makes Me More Bullish

The return of Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON: LLOY) to the private sector is great news for investors More »

3 Reasons Why I’m Still Bullish On Royal Bank Of Scotland Group plc

The main reasons why I may add to my stake in Royal Bank Of Scotland Group plc (LON: RBS). More »

US Government Shutdown Makes Me Turn To Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc

With all the discussion of the Federal Reserve’s eagerly anticipated tapering, I’m keeping it simple with Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc (LON: RB) More »