Will the FTSE 100 recovery continue?

first_img 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. The FTSE 100 has rebounded 17% from the lows reached less than three weeks ago. Last week, the index rose by 8%, registering three daily gains of over 2%. Alas, despite these gains the FTSE 100 is still well below where it was back in February.It’s an unfortunate facet of mathematics that to recoup the 32% that the FTSE 100 lost from February to March, it must subsequently rise by a much larger 48%. And so the premier UK index is still 21% below its February level.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…After having initially largely ignored Covid-19 fears, the market moved sharply downwards, before correcting itself and moving sharply upwards. This is a great example of how investors often either underreact or overreact to news.Isaac Newton famously said that he could ‘’calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people’’.Were these moves justified?Looking back, it’s hard to find anything that justified such sharp movements. Did the initial worries about Covid-19 really justify such sharp downward movements? Did we learn anything last week and the weeks before to justify such a recovery?In my opinion, the answer to both these questions is no. Shares derive their value from their future earnings. In low interest rate environments, shares are valued on their ability to produce earnings over many years, not just one year. As such, it looks to me like the broad-based sell-off in the FTSE 100 was an overreaction, sparked by mass fear.Likewise, the subsequent recovery also seems to me to be over-done. If anything, what we have learnt in the last couple of weeks is that dealing with Covid-19 is going to be very damaging to the economy. And this damage could last a while, too. The inevitable recession looks like it could be worse than anything seen since the Great Depression, some 90 years ago.What will happen to the FTSE 100 next?For share prices and the FTSE 100 to carry on rising, there needs to be more buyers than sellers. That has been the case over the last two weeks, with investors tempted back into the market by super low and attractive prices. But there comes a time when, after shares have risen, prices become less attractive, and new buyers dry up. Personally, I don’t think we are too far away from that time. Especially considering that we will soon begin to see what effect Covid-19 has had upon the economy.In times of great uncertainty, investors react quickly to short-term news, moving share prices sharply in one direction. Investors tend to stick together, so if an investor sees the market moving abruptly downwards, they too will sell their stocks, and vice versa. These volatile movements in different directions are the market’s way of establishing an equilibrium. Over time, as the uncertainty reduces, stock prices will more closely reflect reality.In the meantime, there are still some opportunities for investors to buy quality companies at undervalued prices. Albeit there are significantly fewer opportunities than there were just two weeks ago. But don’t worry about missing out, I have a feeling that there will be plenty more opportunities to buy into this crash. Just make sure to pay attention to value. Thomas Carr | Tuesday, 14th April, 2020 Image source: Getty Images. Will the FTSE 100 recovery continue? Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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. 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5 cheap FTSE shares that I believe are set for big growth

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Image source: Getty Images Edward Sheldon owns shares in Clipper Logistics, ASOS, and Alpha FX. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended ASOS. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Alpha FX and Clipper Logistics. 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. UK stocks have had a good run over the last few months. Since the stock market began rebounding from the Covid-19 sell-off in late March, many stocks have risen 50%, 100%, or more.There is still plenty of value to be found within the market, however. Here’s a look at five exciting FTSE small-cap stocks that I think look cheap right now.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…Cheap FTSE small-cap stocksOne FTSE stock that stands out to me as cheap at the moment is Clipper Logistics. It’s an innovative logistics company that offers a wide range of services, including warehousing, delivery, and returns management. Its customers include the likes of ASOS, Asda, and PrettyLittleThing.Clipper has grown rapidly in recent years (three-year revenue growth of 60%) and I see the potential for plenty of growth ahead. Recently, the company said it expects to benefit from evolving trends in the retail sector as Covid-19 accelerates the shift to e-commerce. The stock is not expensive, however. Currently, CLG shares trade on a forward-looking P/E ratio of 17. I think that’s an attractive valuation. Operating in a similar field is Urban Logistics. It’s a real estate company that invests in urban warehouses. These are designed to help businesses operate their distribution networks smoothly.Urban Logistics has grown its top line by nearly 450% over the last three years, and this year, analysts expect top-line growth of 67%. You don’t have to pay a premium for this growth though. Currently, SHED shares trade on a forward-looking P/E ratio of just 18.3.Another FTSE company that could benefit from the growth of online shopping is Macfarlane. It’s a leading packaging distributor that serves more than 15,000 businesses across the UK, Europe, and the USA. Its customers include Argos, Acer and Selfridges.Macfarlane supports companies in a wide range of growing industries including internet retail, consumer goods and healthcare. So I expect it to generate solid growth in the years ahead. The stock currently trades on a forward P/E ratio of just 8.9, which I think is a steal.Turning to the financial sector, one stock that stands out to me as a bargain is AFH Financial Group. It’s an under-the-radar wealth management company that has assets under management of around £6bn.AFH has grown at an impressive rate over the last five years, registering top-line growth of nearly 400%. Analysts expect the FTSE company to continue growing at a solid clip in the years ahead. The stock’s valuation doesn’t reflect this growth, however. Currently, the shares can be picked up on a forward-looking P/E ratio of just 10.9. I see that as top value.Finally, I also like the look of Alpha FX right now. It’s an innovative FTSE AIM 100 company that provides foreign exchange (FX) hedging services to small- and medium-sized businesses.Alpha FX is a highly profitable company that has grown at a phenomenal rate recently. Over the last three years, revenue has increased by 320%. I expect demand for its services to remain strong going forward.AFX shares currently trade on a forward-looking P/E ratio of 21.4 using next year’s EPS forecast. That’s an attractive valuation, in my view. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img 5 cheap FTSE shares that I believe are set for big growth 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. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Friday, 10th July, 2020 Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

This is how to tackle

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS As if butter wouldn’t meltSchalk Burger, a South African and Stormers loose forward is famed for his tackling, but usually in a bad way and usually because it’s worthy of a sending off. However there are times he can get it right, check out this clip – Fourie du Preez had no chance.last_img

Campaign for Web browser raises $250,000 online in 10 days

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 November 2004 | News Campaign for Web browser raises $250,000 online in 10 days  19 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Mozilla Foundation has raised $250,000 in 10 days from 10,000 individuals to help promote the final version of its open source Web browser Firefox 1.0 when it is released on 9 November 2004.The appeal was launched to pay for a full page advert in The New York Times promoting Firefox, an alternative to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. Its original target was beaten quickly when it passed the $100,000 mark within three days. The spare cash will be used for further promotional activity for the browser which aims to take some of the market dominated by Microsoft’s browser.Fundraising UK Ltd switched two months ago away from Internet Explorer to Firefox as its machines’ standard Web browser, after experiencing a two-day interruption to our work from a spyware intrusion. This occurred despite our regularly-updated use of a firewall, anti-virus, and anti-malware products, together with the latest patched versions of Windows and Internet Explorer. Advertisementcenter_img Critics of Internet Explorer argue that it has not been significantly developed for five years and is prone to security lapses. Microsoft does however offer regular security patch updates for the product.The US campaign has inspired a fundraising campaign in Germany to pay for a similar newspaper advert, and a UK campaign is under consideration. Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Reporters Without Borders announces prizes for online repression

first_img RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Help by sharing this information June 4, 2021 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU RSF_en “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says To mark the Internet Festival that France and several French-speaking countries (Belgium, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Madagascar and Canada-Quebec) are holding from 29 March to 4 April, Reporters Without Borders announces its awards for online repression. Top prize, the Golden Palm, goes to China. Eight other countries put in outstanding performances.The winners:Golden Palm: ChinaAn easy choice this year for its 60 cyber-dissidents in prison, hundreds of thousands of websites censored and strict censorship of e-mail.The Best Actor award was won by Chinese President Hu Jintao for his regular statements about the country’s progress in human rights.First Prize for Censorship: Saudi ArabiaWell deserved for its more than 400,000 online items censored, ranging from political websites to unauthorised Islamist organisations and of course anything remotely concerning sex. Chief Jailer Award: VietnamWith seven cyber-dissidents in jail, Vietnam is the world’s second biggest prison (after its neighbour China) for those who want to surf the Internet in freedom.Public (sector) Prize: CubaThis goes to the Cuban government for using the state telecommunications body, ETEC SA, to restrict access to the Internet and for its complete control of all information.Best Scenery Award: the MaldivesThree cyber-dissidents are in prison in this country, better known for its stunning beaches. Two of them have been sentenced to life imprisonment.Critics’ Prize: SyriaThe government is holding two Internet users in secret for posting criticism of the regime online.Special Media Prize: Zimbabwean President Robert MugabeThis honours the winner’s career as a predator of press freedom and recognises his growing determination to stifle use of the Internet..Grand Prize for Hypocrisy: The United Nations and its World Summit on the Information SocietyWon for the special place reserved at this major Internet summit for countries that have most harshly repressed the Internet, such as China and Cuba.Special Jury Prize: French industry minister Nicole FontaineFor her proposed law on the digital economy which threatens freedom of expression online.Reporters Without Borders welcomes this Festival and notes that as it opens on 29 March, 72 cyber-dissidents around the world will spend the day in their prison cells for posting criticism of their governments online. FranceEurope – Central Asia News News May 10, 2021 Find out more March 26, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders announces prizes for online repression News FranceEurope – Central Asia Organisation to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on France News Receive email alerts To mark the Internet Festival that France and several French-speaking countries (Belgium, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Madagascar and Canada-Quebec) are holding from 29 March to 4 April, Reporters Without Borders announces its awards for online repression. Top prize, the Golden Palm, goes to China. Eight other countries put in outstanding performances. last_img read more

University of Limerick hosts Enterprise Excellence Conference

first_imgUniversity of Limerick host Enterprise Excellence Conference Previous articleLimerick’s first male midwife encourages secondary school students to consider midwifery careerNext articleLimerick to Cork Public Transport morning services very poor says Limerick TD Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Medtech sector amongst top five in world MedTech sector can thrive in region – Cook Medical event told Pictured at the Journey to Enterprise Excellence Conference, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick were, Ollie Ruane, Microsemi, Helen Brown, UL and Damian Murphy, Acclino.Picture: Alan Place Limerick Institute of Technology part of new innovative partnership Pictured at the Journey to Enterprise Excellence Conference, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick were, Vincent Leonard, LBS Partners and Senan O’Riain, IDA.Picture: Alan Place Pictured at the Journey to Enterprise Excellence Conference, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick were, Sean Kelly, Abbott, Teresa Pendergast, Cook Medical, Sean Moore, UL, Eilish Henry, SISU and Richard Keegan, Enterprise Ireland.Picture: Alan Place RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Advertisement Email Stryker, SES, Cook Medical, Abbott Diagnostics, Johnson & Johnson Vision were some of the organisations that shared their applications on the day. A self- assessment A3 was also available to attendees to help organisations prepare for excellence.The conference was facilitated by Dr Sean Moore, Senior Lecturer, Lean Six Sigma, University of Limerick who commented “Many organisations who engage in continuous improvement (CI) programs think they are about “training our people” in CI methodologies. In fact training people without putting in place the supporting structures is the equivalent of scattering seeds on concrete and expecting a bountiful crop. In order to flourish seeds need time, care and a receptive nourishing soil. Similarly, for organisations to achieve Enterprise Excellence individuals have similar requirements. Once a CI methodology is taught it needs time to embed, it needs space to accomplish its aims and it needs support from the leaders and senior leaders in the organisation. Only when this “culture” or improvement is in existence, will it be possible for individuals to reap the harvest of opportunities for improvement”As part of this Series A Journey to Enterprise Excellence Research Conference is scheduled forSeptember 6th 2018More about education here.center_img Pictured at the Journey to Enterprise Excellence Conference, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick were, Sean Moore, UL, Eilish Henry, SISU and Richard Keegan,Enterprise Ireland.Picture: Alan PlaceOn Friday 27th April, UL hosted the second in a series of Enterprise Excellence Conferences. Almost 150 business and industry representatives from the region attended the event in theKemmy Business School, UL to hear a number or organisations present the structures and strategies they use in the development of their CI culture.Some of the organisations presenting were just starting, some had mature CI initiatives but all had the same message. In order to improve you need a strategy and a structure to achieve excellence.Unlike standard conferences of this nature that outline organisation improvement initiatives, the JEEC2 conference outlined applications from on the ground practitioners. By highlighting the strategies and structures for excellence the speakers introduced real life examples of the tools in use, the strengths and weakness and more importantly the results achieved from these applications.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Print NewsEducationUniversity of Limerick hosts Enterprise Excellence ConferenceBy Staff Reporter – May 8, 2018 2315 TAGSAbbott DiagnosticsCI culturecook medicalDr. Sean MooreEnterprise Excellence ConferenceJEEC2Johnson & JohnsonKemmy business schoolSESStrykerUniversity of Limerick 1 of 4 Pictured at the Journey to Enterprise Excellence Conference, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick were, Damian Murphy, Acclino, Michael Hennessy, UL and Roisin Bennett, Acclino.Picture: Alan Place LimerickPost Show | Cook Medical Women’s Mini Marathon Launch Cook Medical continues to support STEM in Limerick schools Twitter Facebook Linkedinlast_img read more

No new Covid-19 deaths reported on the island of Ireland

first_img11 more Covid-19 cases were confirmed today in the Republic today, none of them in Donegal.No further deaths recorded.It means there have been 1,764 deaths and 25,892 confirmed cases, 472 of them in Donegal.There have been no new coronoavirus deaths in the North.However, there were 21 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours.The death toll stands at 556 while the number of confirmed cases in Northern Ireland is 5,912. By News Highland – July 27, 2020 Pinterest Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Twitter WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebookcenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Previous articleCabinet signs off on schools return planNext articleDL Debate – The Championship News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ No new Covid-19 deaths reported on the island of Ireland WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

US Navy, CS Simpson (SS 21) hone submarine rescue skills

first_img Authorities August 16, 2018 Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy, CS Simpson (SS 21) hone submarine rescue skills during CHILEMAR View post tag: Chilean Navy View post tag: Chilemar US Navy personnel from the Undersea Rescue Command joined the Chilean Navy diesel-electric submarine CS Simpson (SS 21) for submarine rescue drills as part of exercise CHILEMAR VIII.US Navy sailors searched for the Chilean submarine using the Sibitzky remotely operated vehicle and conducted a personnel transfer on the ocean floor utilizing URC’s pressurized rescue module.As part of the exercise, the pressurized rescue module mated with Simpson on the ocean floor. After the module’s transfer skirt was dewatered, Captain Chris Cavanaugh, Commander, Submarine Squadron 11, and CS Simpson’s commander Cmdr. Federico Karl Saelzer Concha, among others, climbed from the hatch of the submarine up to the pressurized rescue module.The transfer skirt hatch of the pressurized rescue module (PRM) of Undersea Rescue Command (URC) opens after mating with CS Simpson (SS 21). Photo: US Navy View post tag: CS Simpson US Navy, CS Simpson (SS 21) hone submarine rescue skills during CHILEMAR CHILEMAR VIII is a bilateral exercise designed to demonstrate interoperability between the US submarine rescue systems and Chilean submarines.The exercise is part of a wider Diesel-Electric Submarine Initiative (DESI) program under which Commander, Submarine Squadron 11 (CSS-11), is hosting CS Simpson and its crew in San Diego for a period of three months.DESI was established by US Fleet Forces Command in 2001 with the aim of enhancing the US Navy’s capability to operate with diesel-electric submarines by partnering with South American navies.“Each year, Submarine Squadron 11 has the privilege of hosting a South American submarine in our local waters,” said Lt. Alexander Papadakos, the CSS-11 liaison officer for Simpson. “During these visits, we are able to simulate a variety of wartime scenarios against diesel submarines which adds an additional degree of difficulty and reality to fleet ASW, as diesel submarines have proven to be quiet and elusive.”CS Simpson arrived at Naval Base Point Loma on June 26. Share this article View post tag: US Navylast_img read more

Fight for student accommodation giant IQ begins

first_imgThe world’s two largest property investors, Blackstone and Brookfield have joined bidders for IQ, a UK student accommodation company. Goldman Sachs and the Wellcome Trust, the current owners ofIQ, are preparing an “initial public offering” of the business. IQSA (IQ Student Accommodation) owns and operates 67 studentaccommodation sites in the UK, from Dundee to Plymouth, with over 80 per centof its business in Russell Group universities. Goldman Sachs, which owns 70 per cent of IQ, joined forces with the Wellcome Trust, a medical research charity, in 2016. Greystar, a US property company, Mapletree, a Singapore realestate investor, and Patrizia, a German real estate firm, are the other companieswhich are considering bidding for IQ.center_img As reported by the Financial Times, five potential bidders are considering purchasing the London-based company, expected to be sold for around £4 billion. IQ’s Oxford Accommodation offers students private rooms in Alice House, located just over Magdalen Bridge in Cowley. The pair, an American and Canadian business respectively, have long sought student accommodation as a revenue stream, and are preparing bids for a pre-Christmas deadline. Sources close to the deal suspect the cost to reach £4 billion. last_img read more

Mayor Jay Gillian: ‘Comprehensive Approach’ for Flooding Between 29th and 34th Streets on the…

first_imgDear Friends:At next week’s City Council meeting, the administration will recommend the Council adopt the Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan, as well as introduce a funding ordinance.The plan aggressively addresses needed improvements to our infrastructure with total capital spending of approximately $79.6 million over the next five years, including $28.7 million in road and drainage improvements.Based on input from the City Council, the plan has been modified only slightly from what was presented earlier this year.One modification provides for a comprehensive approach to the drainage and roadway problems in the neighborhood from 29th to 34th Streets between West Avenue and Bay Avenue. The Council’s agenda will also include a professional services contract with Baker Engineering to examine this area and present flood mitigation concepts for the neighborhood. This report and other issues will be reviewed at a neighborhood meeting this spring.In addition to road and drainage improvements, other components of the Capital Plan include:$10 million for bay and lagoon dredging including a recently approved contract to empty a portion of our Confined Disposal Facility known as site 83.Over $12.5 million to complete the boardwalk replacement project to 12th Street by 2018, including new pavilions.Over $6 million dollars for streetscape improvements in the downtown.Recreational facility improvements including the resurfacing of tennis courts, playground upgrades, construction of a bocce ball court and construction of a restroom at the North Street Playground.Have a great weekend!Warm regards,Jay A. Gillian Mayor_____Sign up for free breaking news updates from Ocean City.Get Ocean City updates in your Facebook news feed. “Like” us._____ Barricades block access to Simpson and Haven avenues at 32nd Street in Ocean City — a common precaution in many storms each year.The following is Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian’s weekly update to citizens posted on Friday, March 6. It addresses his administration’s five-year plan for capital spending in Ocean City, and a modification for one of the island’s most flood-prone neighborhoods.last_img read more