Forget buy-to-let, Cash ISAs and gold: I’d buy cheap FTSE 100 stocks in this market crash

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Peter Stephens has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Peter Stephens Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Peter Stephens | Monday, 27th April, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE The FTSE 100’s recent market crash is likely to make some investors more risk-averse over the near term. As such, they may try to avoid losses on stocks by focusing their capital on other assets such as gold, Cash ISAs and buy-to-let property.However, those assets may fail to produce returns that can match those of the FTSE 100 over the long run. The index’s recovery prospects and its low valuations could lead to high total returns for investors.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Recovery potentialThe FTSE 100 has a long history of experiencing bear markets, and recovering from them. Perhaps the first major decline in its price level occurred in the 1987 market crash. That was when the index declined by over 10% in one day as part of a wider slump in stock prices.However, within two years it was trading at a higher level than before the 1987 crash. It has gone on to overcome several other bear markets, such as those of the early 2000s and the global financial crisis.As such, a recovery from the index’s present challenges seems likely over the long run. Yes, the risks facing the world economy are unprecedented and there is currently no clear end in sight. But investors who buy high-quality stocks when they trade on low valuations have historically been rewarded.Many companies will emerge from the current crisis in a stronger position relative to their peers. This could lead to impressive returns for long-term investors.Value opportunitiesOf course, not every cheap stock is worth buying. Some companies, for example, may have weak balance sheets. Or they could experience a prolonged decline in their sales and profitability.Therefore, it is crucial for investors to assess the quality of a business before buying it. That way, they can determine whether a company offers good value for money based on its price and the quality of its business model.Through purchasing a diverse range of FTSE 100 stocks now and holding them for the long run, you can generate high returns while limiting your overall risks.Relative appealLow interest rates are likely to mean that Cash ISAs offer below-inflation returns. So holding equities could be a better idea than relying on savings accounts to fund your financial future.Likewise, tax changes to buy-to-let investments may mean that the net returns available to landlords are relatively unattractive – especially since rental growth could be limited.While the gold price could move higher in the short run if investor sentiment remains weak, the precious metal is trading close to an all-time high. Therefore, as investor sentiment towards risky assets improves, its scope to deliver capital gains may be limited.As such, buying FTSE 100 shares while they are cheap could be a better means to generate impressive total returns in the long run. Forget buy-to-let, Cash ISAs and gold: I’d buy cheap FTSE 100 stocks in this market crash Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

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Gardai awaiting post mortem results after two men found dead in…

first_imgWhatsApp Facebook Linkedin Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email Advertisement LimerickNewsGardai awaiting post mortem results after two men found dead in Limerick within 24 hoursBy David Raleigh – November 7, 2020 11264 center_img GARDAÍ are conducting two separate investigations following the discovery of the bodies of two men in Limerick within 24 hours.At around 12 noon today, gardai and an ambulance crew were alerted to a flat at Watergate, in the city, and discovered the body of a man in his “early 50s”, a garda spokesman said.The man’s body was transferred “to the mortuary at University Hospital Limerick and the local Coroner has been notified”.“The outcome of a post-mortem examination will determine the course of a Garda investigation into the circumstances of the man’s death,” gardai said.On Friday at around 4pm gardaí attached to Henry Street along with another ambulance crew were called to Liddy Street, “following the discovery of a body of a man understood to be in late 40s”.The body was transferred to the UHL mortuary at University Hospital Limerick for a post mortem examination.The results of the autopsy will determine the course of the garda investigation, gardai said.Foul play is not suspected in either case. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleChairman of Patrickswell GAA Club pays tribute to Paul CareyNext article€1.25 million Covid grant for Milford Hospice David Raleigh RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

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Phillipa accused “accepts his responsibility” court told

first_imgNews Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Google+ Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleFianna Fail confirm its giving up seat for St Patrick’s Day tripNext articleDoherty calls for protection for distressed mortgage holders News Highland Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Phillipa accused “accepts his responsibility” court told Facebookcenter_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR PC Phillipa ReynoldsA man charged with causing the death of Constable Phillipa Reynolds has “accepted his responsibility”, a court has heard.25 year old Shane Frane has again been remanded in custody, to appear again via video link on April 4th.Shane Frane, whose address was given as Simon Community, Bonds Hill, is charged with causing the death of Constable Reynolds by dangerous driving on February 9.He is further charged with aggravated vehicle taking causing death, driving whilst unfit and driving without a licence or insurance.Frane is also charged with burglary criminal damage and failing to stop, report or remain at the scene of the accident.The charges relate to an accident in Dales Corner last month, when a stolen Toyota Land Cruiser crashed into the police car 27-year-old Constable Reynolds was travelling in.Frame appeared before Derry Magistrates Court this morning via videolink, with his solicitor telling the ourt that Frane now “accepts his responsibility in respect of these matters”.He added that his client “wishes to apologise for his actions and wants to extend his sympathies to the family of Constable Reynolds”. The court was told that the investigating officer had been contacted to arrange a further interview. By News Highland – March 7, 2013 Twitter Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

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Pink Talking Fish Delivers One-Two Punch With Sold Out New Hampshire Shows

first_imgPink Talking Fish brought their full bodied experience to New Hampshire over the weekend. The hybrid tribute fusion band, which performs the music of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, and Phish, is comprised of Eric Gould on bass, Dave Brunyak on guitar, Zack Burwick on drums, and Richard James on keys.  Friday night experienced a sold out crowd at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, with Saturday’s sold out performance at the Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center in Plymouth. Both shows simply ripped the audience to shreds from dancing their asses off during the blistering performances.The crowd was packed at 3S Artspace, and the band started off the night with a banging version of The Talking Heads “Nothing But Flowers” before flowing into Phish’s “Mike’s Song.” Brunyak went into a spacey jam, taking the audience on a magic carpet ride of majestic tones that wouldn’t quit, as Gould provided a solid backdrop of bass dynamics. Without hesitation, Pink Floyd’s “Time” reared its head, with Burwick lending deep drums as the song was introduced onto the set. James positioned gentle keys into the tune, building it up ever so slowly.The endless melodies streamed into a catchy “Simple” before cooling off the soaked venue with “Fearless.” James eased into a psychedelic “Psycho Killer” which quickly prompted full blown audience participation, as many of the lyrics were blasted out with arms raised in the air. Tinges of guitar, coupled with bass that lingered for days, held the flow together, as Burwick retained a solid beat in the back end.“Wish You Were Here” was teased before flowing into David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.” The playful back and forth between the two songs amazed the audience, not knowing when the next flip flop in the mashup would occur. It was a masterful performance with the two melodies before closing out first set with “Weekapaug Groove.”After a quick set break, “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” brought fans back in from the cool night air, as teases of Black Sabbath and “I Want My MTV” were sprinkled in with the opener before rolling into “Maze.” “Found A Job” teased “Dove” by Cymande. If you weren’t paying attention, it was easy to miss.“Hey You” rolled in and out of “Golden Age” and “Thank You For Sending Me An Angel,” which teased “Runaway Jim.” The hits kept coming as “Pigs (3 Different Ones),” “Sand,” fan favorite “This Must Be the Place,” and “Harry Hood” filled out the rest of second set. Encore featured a bluesy “Seamus,” with James on vocals, followed by Phish’s “Sleeping Monkey,” bringing the show to a close.Night two of their New Hampshire run was to a sold out crowd at the Flying Monkey. Before the band took to the stage, frisbees and flying monkey sling shot stuffed animals were thrown out to the crowd, getting the venue amped up for the evening’s performance. The band opened with “Possum” before edging into Pink Floyd’s “Breathe,” which cooled off the high energy swirling around the theater. Filling in for keys on Saturday was Jordan Giangreco of The Breakfast.  He added a touch of multicolored, deep tones, and held down the vocals for the song, before the notes morphed into Phish’s “Cities,” with Brunyak taking over on vocals. The Phish theme continued with an extended steamy “Stash.” Jazzy tones danced around the melody and the crowd provided full audience participation with belted out lyrics.Throughout the show, visual imagery splashed around on a huge screen behind the band, creating a heady experience for the crowd. Pink Floyd cropped up with “Have A Cigar” before busting into an electrified, bass heavy “Making Flippy Floppy” that teased Phish’s “Rift” before sliding back in to wrap up “Making Flippy Floppy.” The surprises continued as they slammed into a full on “Rift.” “Run Like Hell” got down and dirty with slinking keys, throbbing bass beats, and tight drums that pulled the melody together. “Big Business” took listeners on a winding jam full of trippy vibes on the keys, which took the song wide open with exploratory tones throughout. The guys were clearly having a blast on stage, along with a pumped up audience, as first set came to a close.After a quick set break,”Girlfriend is Better” woke the venue up again. A spicy jam was incorporated into the tune before they strolled into “No Men In No Man’s Land.” A tasty “Astronomy Domine” filled the air before an energetic “Life During Wartime” took over.Another genius flip flop mashup commanded the set as they ebbed from “You Enjoy Myself” into “Dogs” and back and forth again. Crammed with nuggets of delicate tones, spirited, trippy vibes that circled around the venue, and splashes of keys that went on for days, fans were naturally going nuts. Brushes of cymbal, coupled with slight strums of the guitar, helped build up the energy during the never-ending jam. Brunyak had no fear holding the notes for an extended period of time, making the crowd go wild and begging for more. The Talking Heads “Crosseyed and Painless” creeped in as dancing images of David Byrne dashed across the screen behind them, bringing second set to a close. The immensely energetic evening encored with “Run Like An Antelope,” wrapping up one hell of a hot weekend run.For more information on Pink Talking Fish, along with a full rundown of their tour dates, please visit their official website.Setlist: Pink Talking Fish | 3S Artspace | Portsmouth, NH | 2/17/17Set 1: Nothing But Flowers>Mike’s Song>Time>Wild, Wild Life>Simple>Fearless*>Steam>Psycho Killer**>Wish You Were Here/Space Oddity Mashup>Weekapaug GrooveSet 2: Shine On You Crazy Diamond***%>Maze, Found A Job%%, Hey You>Golden Age>Thank You For Sending Me An Angel%%%, Pigs (3 Different Ones)***>Sand, This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody), Harry HoodEncore: Seamus, Sleeping Monkey*w/ Bug lyrics and melody blended into the end of Fearless**w/ Exodus tease***w/ Black Sabbath tease% w/ “I Want My MTV” lyric%% w/ Dove by Cymande tease%%% w/ Runaway Jim teaseSetlist: Pink Talking Fish | Flying Monkie Movie House & Performance Center | Plymouth, NH | 2/18/17Set 1: Possum>Breathe>Cities, Stash, Have A Cigar>Making Flippy Floppy*>Rift, Run Like Hell>Big BusinessSet 2: Girlfriend Is Better>No Men In No Man’s Land>Astronomy Domine>Life During Wartime, You Enjoy Myself>Dogs>You Enjoy Myself>Dogs, Crosseyed And PainlessEncore: Run Like An Antelope*w/ Rift teaseWords and Photography by Sarah Bourque. 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ATP sees little investment return in Q3 as Danish shares drop

first_imgATP said the result for the first three quarters of the year had been created by high investment returns in the first half of the year, while market conditions had become more difficult towards the end of Q3.“Difficult market conditions continued into Q4,” the pension fund said.For the third quarter alone, ATP reported an investment result before tax on pension savings returns and income tax of just DKK136m, compared with DKK8.73bn for the first three quarters put together.In the first three quarters, equity investments produced a DKK7.7bn return, up from the DKK6.9bn generated in the first two quarters alone. Within this, listed Danish equities produced DKK2.9bn, down from DKK3.2bn at the end of June, unlisted equities returned DKK3.4bn, up from DKK2.4bn, and listed global equities returned DKK1.5bn, up from DKK1.3bn.ATP said three out of the five risk classes in its investment portfolio – equities, interest rates and credit – had delivered positive returns in the first nine months of the year, while inflation commodities made losses overall. Within the inflation risk class, insurance strategies against interest rate increases lost money for ATP, and the commodities loss was due to a drop in oil prices, the pension fund said.With the vast majority of its assets belonging to its hedging portfolio – designed to safeguard the guaranteed pension promises it makes – ATP’s total assets grew to DKK666bn at the end of September, from DKK641bn at the end of June and from DKK592bn at the end of 2013.ATP said its hedging portfolio generated a return of DKK82bn before tax in the nine-month period, equivalent to DKK69.5bn after tax, and just undercutting the DKK70.7bn the pension fund provisioned for members’ guaranteed pension liabilities.As the hedging loss of DKK1.2bn equated to less than 0.25% of ATP’s guaranteed benefits of DKK 564.8bn, it was “considered to be satisfactory”, ATP said. Denmark’s ATP made only the slimmest of investment returns in the third quarter of this year, generating around 0.15% on its DKK100bn (€13.4bn) investment portfolio, due to “difficult market conditions”.The latest figures showed losses on domestic equities had been offset by gains on private equity.Reporting interim financial figures for January to September, statutory pension fund ATP posted an investment return of 9.6% before tax and expenses, or DKK9.2bn, up only marginally from the DKK8.9bn reported at the half-year stage.Carsten Stendevad, ATP’s chief executive, said: “After years with unusually stable returns across asset classes, the financial markets have now become more volatile. That reflects the significant challenges the global economy is facing.”last_img read more

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