Alan Oscroft (TMFBoing)
Writer & Community FoolAlan was originally a software developer and first began writing for the Fool in the late 1990s, when he was the author of the Fool book "Make Your Child A Millionaire". He has been a private investor for around 20 years, and has explored a number of strategies. In his younger days he was dedicated to small cap growth shares and largely followed the ideas of Jim Slater, but with advancing years (and the arrival of his first grandchild), he is turning increasingly to high-yielding blue-chip shares (but with the occasional "blue sky" punt for fun). Alan currently works as a freelance writer and is also part of the moderation team for the Fool's discussion boards, posting as TMFBoing.
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Andy RossI have been writing about shares since university and focus on income shares primarily. I am a massive fan of dividends and the power of compound investing. I run my own ISAs, SIPP and LISA.
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Conor CoyleWith a background in financial journalism, Conor is a freelance contributor who likes to write about the latest story stocks and seeing where the value lies in the market.
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Edward Sheldon, CFABased in London, Edward is a freelance investment writer whose clients include a broad range of financial services firms located all over the world. Prior to launching his own investment writing business, Edward spent 15 years working in private wealth management and institutional asset management, both in the UK and in Australia.
A passionate investor himself, Edward mainly invests in large-cap dividend stocks with the aim of building wealth slowly, however, he has been known to be tempted by the occasional small-cap opportunity.
Edward holds a Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne, as well as the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and the highly-regarded Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification.
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Fiona LeakeI am a freelance writer who discovered my love for investing and making money from my Dad. Since then this interest has grown and now I love writing about investing and follow the market closely. My favourite companies are ones that are bringing something new to the market and smaller businesses with the potential to grow always catch my attention.
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G A Chester
Investment writerHaving served the required apprenticeship of a misspent youth, G A Chester began his working life as a horse-racing writer and private handicapper. He has subsequently worked as a writer and editor in a variety of fields, and began contributing to the Fool as a freelancer in 2010.
His investing career has progressed from the mis-priced second favourite in the 2.30 at Ascot, through speculative small caps, to conservatively-run family firms and the occasional 'special situation'.
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Harvey Jones (Jonesey12)
Freelance writerI'm a freelance personal finance journalist who writes regularly for the Daily and Sunday Express, The Observer, The National in Dubai and, best of all, Fool UK.
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Ian PierceI am a longtime Fool from the States relocated to London. With decades to go before retirement, I'm focused on AIM-listed small caps and growth shares of all stripes. My favourite companies are those that are looking to shake up stodgy industries with fresh ideas. After living and working in China for several years, I also have a soft spot for companies looking to take advantage of the long term potential to be found selling to a 100 million strong middle class.
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Karl LoomesHaving been an investment writer and analyst for more than 10 years, Karl has broad experience across asset classes, though the stock market has always been his main area of focus. Karl started his career as a derivatives analyst for Bloomberg before becoming an equity and commodity analyst for the German stock exchange, Deutsche Börse. Most recently working as a short-selling and securities lending analyst and investment writer for the technology firm SunGard, Karl has worked as a freelance investment writer throughout his career. Karl has been an avid personal investor since his 18th birthday, focusing primarily on fundamental analysis and market trends in his selection of both growth and income focused stocks.
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Kevin Godbold (InvestElf)
Freelance writerI’m an investment writer and private investor focusing on the London stock market. I run my own pension fund and ISA accounts after a career in management and engineering, which included building up a business from scratch and selling it a few years later as a going concern.
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Manika Premsingh (manikap)Manika is a long-time economist, writer and investor. Her investing approach, quite expectedly, is driven from a top-down, macro-economic perspective. She is most keenly driven to spot 'creative destruction' underway in established industries and by extension, disruptive innovations.
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Paul SummersPaul teaches psychology and also holds the CFA Society's Investment Management Certificate (IMC). It won't come as a surprise to learn that he's particularly interested in how behaviour and cognitive errors impact on financial decision-making.
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Peter Stephens (XMFstockpicker)
ContractorHaving 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.
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Roland Head (sopavest)Roland Head has a background in telecoms and IT engineering that's helped him to develop an investing style that's focused on value, income and quantitative factors. He also has an interest in commodity stocks.
Roland has been writing for the Motley Fool since 2012, He holds the CFA UK Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and has passed the CFA Level 1 exam. A keen private investor, he also runs an internet business.
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Royston Wild (Artilleur)
Freelance WriterI am a financial reporter specialising in the stocks, forex and commodity markets.
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Rupert HargreavesRupert is a committed value investor and regularly writes and invests following the principles set out by Benjamin Graham. As well as writing for the Motley Fool, he is the editor and co-owner of Hidden Value Stocks, a quarterly investment newsletter and covers everything value investing for ValueWalk.com. Rupert began his career as a proprietary currency trader and still trades on a daily basis. Rupert holds professional level qualifications from the Chartered Institute For Securities & Investment and the CFA Society of the UK.
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Stepan LavroukI am a financial writer with a background in equity research and macro trading. My specific investing interests include energy, macroanalysis and biotechnology.
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Tezcan Gecgil, PhDShe has worked in investment management in New York City, Princeton (NJ), Greenwich (CT), and London (U.K.). She holds Ph.D. (Business Studies) as well as MSc (Investment Banking & Trading) and MBA degrees from leading U.S. and U.K. universities and has also completed all 3 levels of the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) examination. Her passion is for options trading based on technical analysis of fundamentally strong companies. She especially enjoys setting up weekly covered calls for income generation. As she is also qualified as Clinical Hypnotherapist at graduate level, she coaches traders and HNW investors on trading psychology. She divides her time between London and Naples (FL). She may be contacted for private mentoring.
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