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Medview Airline Plc (MDVAIR.ng) 2019 Abridged Report

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first_imgMedview Airline Plc (MDVAIR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Medview Airline Plc (MDVAIR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Medview Airline Plc (MDVAIR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Medview Airline Plc (MDVAIR.ng)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileMed-view Airline Plc is a passenger and cargo air transport service in Nigeria. The airline offers Hajj operations, flight operations, cargo imports and exports, warehousing, ground handling, road feeder service, an inhouse travel agency, procurement, obtaining travel documents, airport protocol services and maintenance and support services. Med-view Airline Plc began its domestic operation in 2012 with two Boeings 737-400 aircraft. The company added a Boeing 737-800 in the same year and plans to add a further two Boeings B737-800 are in the pipeline. Med-view Airline Plc works in partnership with Euro-Atlantic Airways of Lisbon, Portugal in conjunction with a General Sales Agency (GSA) agreement with Saudi Air Cargo; and Pluna Air of Uruguay and Air Atlantic of Iceland. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Medview Airline Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more


United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) HY2019 Presentation

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first_imgUnited Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 presentation results for the half year.For more information about United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng)  2019 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileUnited Bank of Africa Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service product offering ranging from transactional accounts, overdrafts and mortgage finance to domiciliary deposits, treasury services, asset management services, bonds, money market deposits and risk management solutions. United Bank of Africa Plc supports the agricultural sector through an agricultural credit support scheme which includes agro processing, an outgrowers scheme, equipment and mechanisation scheme and a tree crops replacement scheme. Founded in 1948, the company  now has an extensive network of some 1 000 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Bank of Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more


Forget oil price falls! I think a portfolio needs Royal Dutch Shell

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first_img Global economic growth is slowing. There was the recent US-Iran crisis that got many investors panicking also. Even though oil momentarily shot to about $71 a barrel, now it is almost back to where it was.Still, in spite of the projected further fall in the price of oil, you might want to consider getting yourself some Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB).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…A dividend kingShell is a dividend king. Presently, its yield is 6.3%, the highest of the oil companies. Only BP comes close, at just over 6%. Notably, though, there are concerns that the company might have to sacrifice its dividend payments if the price of oil does not hold up in the coming years.Also, there is the rising long-term debt profile stemming from the 2016 $53 billion acquisition of BG Group and other capital expenses. Nevertheless, a dividend cut is highly unlikely as the company is progressing towards the range of $28 billion to $33 billion organic free cash flow by the end of 2020.Shell is forging onNaturally, oil – the “fuel of the world” – is highly susceptible to regular swings in price. For instance, between late 2015 and early 2016 the price tanked, leading to disappointing performances for Shell, ExxonMobil and most of their peers.Add to that the persistent debates on oil use that have been garnering more support in recent years. Environmental and workplace safety concerns are at the top of the list of the highly scrutinising factors under which the oil industry is becoming increasingly assessed.As a result of these concerns, the world is making efforts towards deflecting to a lower-carbon economy. In fact, in 2019 in the United States, the rising use of natural gas pushed coal to its lowest demand in more than four decades.The good news, however, is that Shell is responding quite well to these industry developments. The oil giant is investing heavily in natural gas. In fact, since 2018, its integrated gas business has been the largest contributor to its net income, affirming the company’s dedication to a more renewable-based energy future.ConclusionRoyal Dutch Shell is properly responding to the changing landscape of its industry. Especially, the company is strongly positioning itself to benefit highly from future growth in renewables. Presently, focusing on solar, it is leading the way in clean energy investments.In fact, if there is a company that is well poised to benefit from the far-ranging potentials of oil today, it is Shell. And if there is a company that is less probable to suffer if the world completes its transition to a lower-carbon economy, it is also Shell. The partnership with Qatargas, its LNG Canada joint venture and its Prelude FLNG project in Australia, are all lofty attempts towards ensuring that.Therefore, Shell is as solid as ever. And at its current dividend yield of 6.3%, it makes a good buy if you are an income investor. Pi De Jonge | Monday, 13th January, 2020 | More on: RDSB Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Pi De Jonge 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. Forget oil price falls! I think a portfolio needs Royal Dutch Shell 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 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. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Pi De Jongelast_img read more


Right now, I’d buy this high-quality FTSE 100 share paying a big dividend

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first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Right now, I’d buy this high-quality FTSE 100 share paying a big dividend Image source: Getty Images. Kevin Godbold | Friday, 20th March, 2020 | More on: DGE Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img See all posts by Kevin Godbold I think this high-quality FTSE 100 share is attractive. The recent falls in the stock market have thrown up some interesting opportunities. There are some big dividend yields available from stable and defensive companies. And some firms with fallen share prices won’t likely suffer as badly in any coronavirus-induced recession that may follow. Premium spiritsThe FTSE 100’s Diageo (LSE: DGE) supplies premium-branded alcoholic drinks around the world. It’s a great, cash-generating business. And, over the years, the shares have become prized by 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…On 26 February, the company released a trading update about the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak. In Greater China and the Asia Pacific region, the directors expect a hit to on-trade sales in bars, restaurants, coffee shops, clubs, hotels and other places. But they reckon revenue could gradually improve through the fourth quarter of 2020.Organic net sales will likely fall between £225m and £325m in the region and organic operating profit between £140m and £200m. To put that into perspective, sales from the region were around £5,356m last year. So the maximum estimated reduction to total sales from the region is about 7%.However, revenue from the Asia Pacific region, including China, is running at just 26% of overall revenue. At the time of the update, the directors hadn’t ruled out sales weakness from other trading geographies. But they didn’t mention sales destined for home consumption. I’m assuming the pandemic won’t much affect the turnover from retail sales reaching the end-customer via shops, supermarkets and other outlets. Restrictions on social gatherings could biteWe know now that the UK and other governments have either encouraged or enforced restrictions regarding people meeting in places served by the hospitality sector. So I’m estimating that further reductions in sales from hospitality premises will end up affecting more of its overall revenue outside the Asia Pacific.However, for me, the key takeaway from Diageo’s update is that the damage will be temporary. Maybe lasting for approximately the rest of 2020 and likely limited to on-sales only.The update contains a positive note about the outlook. The directors are “confident” in the growth opportunities for the business in Greater China and the Asia Pacific region. The firm will continue to invest in its brands to make sure it’s “strongly positioned” for the recovery in consumer demand the company expects. The valuation attracts me nowMeanwhile, with the share price near 2,519p, it’s still around 23% down from its position in mid-January, despite bouncing back a bit over the past couple of days. And, at this level, the forward-looking dividend yield for the trading year to June 2021 is around 3%. I think the valuation is attractive.You’re never going to see a quality business like this selling at a bargain-basement valuation. But Diageo has rock-solid defensive credentials and a long record of incremental growth in revenue, earnings, cash flow and shareholder dividends.I think the stock is a great candidate for a long-term hold. And it could become a decent compounding machine within a balanced and diversified portfolio of similar holdings. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo. 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. 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. 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. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more


3 FTSE 100 dividends I’d buy during the 2020 stock market crash

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first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 3 FTSE 100 dividends I’d buy during the 2020 stock market crash Alan Oscroft | Saturday, 28th March, 2020 | More on: AZN NG SVT Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK has recommended AstraZeneca. 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. 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.center_img Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images 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! I’m very much a dividend investor these days, but I frequently caution that the presence of a big yield isn’t always sufficient to make a stock desirable.That’s been hammered home recently as a string of companies have suspended their dividends in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Although it’s affecting some that I hold myself, I think it’s a wise move to focus on balance sheet strength right now. But if you want the safest income you can find, what dividends should you go for?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…FTSE 100 dividendsJust as we’re only allowed to shop for essentials, investing in companies that provide essentials can help secure more reliable dividends. Prime examples include utilities like Severn Trent (LSE: SVT).Severn Trent’s share price has been reasonably resilient, losing 17% or so since the virus dip started. That’s not great, but it’s a lot better than the FTSE 100’s 26% fall – and the falls of 50% and more that riskier stocks have experienced.Severn Trent’s dividend yield has never been one of the market’s biggest. But the share price fall has pushed the forecast yield up to 4.5% now. It’s certainly not guaranteed, and the firm’s income is not immune from the pandemic threat. But it’s surely a lot more reliable than income from companies offering more discretionary products and services.Network servicesNational Grid (LSE:NG) is perhaps of even more central importance. And it’s also offers one of my favourite long-term income streams. With a fall of 14% in its share price, the market seems to see it as more resilient too. And, interestingly, National Grid shares are actually up over the past 12 months, by 4%, while the FTSE 100 has lost about a quarter of its value.Again, the recent fall has made the dividend yield look a bit more attractive. National Grid has traditionally provided yields a little ahead of the general utility sector level, and right now we’re looking at forecasts for around 5.4%.With operations in North America too, National Grid also offers a bit of international diversity. And that can’t be a bad thing in these restricted times.Looking at Severn Trent and National Grid together, I’m reminded that more reliable dividends like these are not just for crisis times. No, they can always make a solid core for an income portfolio.Long termI also like the approach of seeking companies whose business models are necessarily directed to the long term. That includes AstraZeneca (LSE: AZN), with its multi-year drug development focus. GlaxoSmithKline fits the bill as well, but I’ll just look at one of the two today.The AstraZeneca share price is yet another that appears resistant to the great sell-off, falling a very modest 11.5%. It’s also another that has actually gained over the past year, up 5%. As such, the recent dip hasn’t done a great deal to the forecast dividend yield, though it still stands at a respectable 3.5%.AstraZeneca’s operations could well be hurt by the social distancing aspect of the current lockdown, and it might lose work in non-essential areas of the business. But I really don’t see a great threat to the dividend. The firm’s dividend is already keyed to its years-long earnings and balance-sheet expectations. And, in my view, it’s another example of the kind of long-term dividend we should be seeking. See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more


Dividend income: 2 FTSE shares I would consider right now

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first_imgDividend income: 2 FTSE shares I would consider right now The economic uncertainty of the global pandemic has had a deep impact on FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 dividend shares. Businesses are looking for ways to conserve cash. And a large number of companies have been announcing dividend cuts. Some boards have axed even previously-declared dividends. And there may be others that could find themselves in a situation where they have to hold on to their cash until the storm passes.However, I believe a number of companies are likely to keep their dividends intact in 2020. I think these two stocks could be worth a look for including in long-term portfolios and I’d regard any further dip in their prices as a chance to buy into the shares.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…Safety in storageFTSE 250 member Safestore (LSE: SAFE) is the UK’s largest provider of self-storage. It has 163 stores nationwide as well as 38 more locations in Europe (including France, the Netherlands, and Spain).Nationwide, demand for storage space exceeds supply. And management has been successful in capitalising on the growth of self-storage for households and businesses.The group, which has been listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) since 2007, entered the FTSE 250 index in late 2015. Over the years, SAFE has grown both organically and through acquisitions. And it has consistently produced consensus-beating results. On 2 April, the storage company released a trading update which said all its stores in the UK, Paris, Barcelona and the Netherlands are “currently open or accessible… Since the Company’s AGM and update on 18 March 2020, the Group’s key trading performance indicators continue to see a relatively limited impact … Safestore is well-capitalised with a strong balance sheet”.Obviously, management’s words were quite reassuring. Year-to-date (YTD), SAFE stock is down about 9%. In comparison, the FTSE 250 has plummeted around 26%.In January, the board announced a 7.6% increase in the final dividend to 12p giving a total for the year of 17.5p. The current yield stands at 2.2%. The shares are expected to go ex-dividend next in early July.Dividends in an economic downturnDo you think we’re in a recession? If yes, then FTSE 100 member United Utilities (LSE: UU) may be a company to research further. It provides water and wastewater services to homes and businesses in the North West of England. Utilities and water may initially sound boring. But given the current volatility in broader markets, who needs more excitement? While Britons may end up cutting down on a lot of expenses, their utility bills are unlikely be at the top of that list.On 25 March, the water giant released a trading update and said”“Our revenues are fixed under the regulatory revenue control for the next five years, with shortfalls in any year being recoverable in later years”. It added that it has “a robust liquidity position extending out for 24 months. which is at the upper end of our policy range”.Despite the dynamic situation regarding the pandemic, management expects revenue to be higher than last year.YTD, the stock is down about 7.5%. In comparison, the FTSE 100 has fallen about 23%. UU stock’s 52-week price range has been 743p-1,104p and the shares are currently hovering around 873p.Finally, the current dividend yield stands at 4.8%. And the shares are expected to go ex-dividend next in the second half of June. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Tuesday, 14th April, 2020 | More on: SAFE UU Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! tezcang 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.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. 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. 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. See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhDlast_img read more


Bitcoin ‘halving’ is here! Time to buy into crypto or stick with stocks?

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first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild | Monday, 11th May, 2020 Royston Wild 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.center_img 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. See all posts by Royston Wild The Bitcoin market has, like stock markets, behaved extremely wildly in recent weeks. The virtual currency collapsed to one-year lows around $4,600 in mid-March as the Covid-19 crisis shook investor confidence. But its recovery since has been remarkable, the asset charging back to within a whisker of $10,000 on Friday.There’s some who believe that Bitcoin could be about to embark on a fresh surge towards the stars too. The ‘halving’ is a process that cuts the number of tokens awarded to currency miners by half. This third instalment, scheduled for this evening, clearly threatens to have a serious supply side-effect for the cryptocurrency.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…Sink or swimPrevious price patterns certainly suggest that Bitcoin could accelerate away following this upcoming episode. One crypto expert, Jaan Lainurm, notes that Bitcoin’s came within spitting distance of $20,000 the last time halving occurred in 2016.But don‘t break out your chequebook just yet. Lainurm, the chief investment officer of venture capital firm Vereeni Investments, isn’t totally convinced that the digital asset will spring higher. He notes that Bitcoin has struggled to gain traction alongside other more established assets due to coronavirus-related uncertainty, commenting that the asset was “at one point losing half of its value in the space of a few hours.”That said, Lairnum doesn’t rule out the possibility of a renewed appetite for Bitcoin, particularly as “investors will be buoyed to have seen it recover most of those losses over the past few weeks.” He notes that investors “may find Bitcoin’s fixed supply appealing” during a period when central banks across the globe ramp up quantitative easing programmes to support the global economy.Don’t bother with BitcoinThe upcoming halving procedure doesn’t impact my personal view of Bitcoin. I’d much rather put my money to work on share markets. Why? Well I don’t consider an asset class that remains as volatile as this to be an attractive investment target. The long-term future of cryptocurrencies remains up in the air and the Securities and Exchange Commission continues to rebut proposals for a Bitcoin-backed Exchange Traded Fund.I’d much rather continue to use my money to invest in share markets. For one, study after study shows long-term investors can expect to make returns of up to 10% per year. This is even when periods of extreme volatility (like recent coronavirus-related turbulence) are taken into account.Finally, I believe that the recent sell-off leaves plenty of brilliant bargains that are too good to ignore. Of course, further bouts of selling could be just around the corner. The Covid-19 crisis continues to evolve and the economic implications remain broadly unknown. Remember though, stocks should be bought and sold on their profits outlooks for 10, 20, maybe 30 years ahead. Not on the basis of what their share prices might do in the short- to medium-term. And there are plenty of great buys just on the FTSE 100 alone. 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. Bitcoin ‘halving’ is here! Time to buy into crypto or stick with stocks? 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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3 reasons why this underdog FTSE stock is on my investing radar

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first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Manika Premsingh | Saturday, 11th July, 2020 | More on: MTRO 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. Something’s up with financials. Changes at the top are visible for a number of them. Earlier this week, Lloyds Bank’s CEO resigned. Insurance biggie Aviva’s CEO stepped down the same day. Now, another FTSE 100 stock has announced changes. Challenger Metro Bank (LSE: MTRO) has appointed a new chair, veteran banker Robert Sharpe. Changes at the topThis is one reason the investor in me is now looking more closely at Metro Bank. It’s part of a bigger leadership change underway. Earlier this year, a new CEO, Daniel Frumkin, took charge. Both personnel decisions are linked to last year’s accounting mess-up. Following this, its founder and then chair, Vernon Hill, had stepped down. Next, the CEO, Craig Donaldson, quit. With both positions now filled, it appears that the company is ready to start a new chapter, putting behind 2019’s turbulence. 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…Rising share price for this FTSE stockThe second reason this FTSE stock is on my radar is the investor interest in it. Going by its stock price movements, it’s clear that investors are positive on MTRO. In July so far, its share price is the highest it has been since February. If this trend is maintained, it will be the second straight month of gains for Metro Bank. This is quite the comeback after the share price plunged in May.Recently, its CEO increased his stockholding by 500,000 shares. I think a share purchase by management can be a vote of confidence in the organisation. This combined with a sustained rise in share price in the recent past, is positive for the bank.Not half bad trading updateFinally, I think the stock’s recent trading update wasn’t all bad either. While no particular growth was possible in the present circumstances, Metro Bank did report marginal increase in deposits. The loans extended declined, but only marginally. While it didn’t detail its capital adequacy ratios, the update is positive on that front too. This doesn’t change the fact that MTRO may still be in precarious financial health. It made a loss last year and we’ll know the corona-damage to this year only when detailed results are out. Until such time, I’d refrain from guessing too much. Metro Bank has other challenges too. Recessions always drags down financials. There’s higher likelihood of more bad loans and slower deposit growth because of muted incomes and low interest rates. These squeeze banks from both sides. In any case, MTRO has big competition to contend with.I’m not buying MTRO as yet. Not in this uncertain scenario. But, with brand new leadership, investor faith in the stock, and its latest trading update, I’m keeping it on my radar. This FTSE stock may still be down, but it’s not out. 3 reasons why this underdog FTSE stock is on my investing radar “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address 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.center_img Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Manika Premsingh Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. 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. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more


£5k to invest? 2 UK shares I think could make you millions after the stock market crash

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first_img 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 Address 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Did the 2020 stock market crash provide the investment opportunity of a lifetime? We at The Motley Fool believe it’s created a great chance to get rich by buying quality UK shares for little cost. The lack of significant dip-buying following the collapse in March suggests that stock investors aren’t as convinced though.There’s a galaxy of great UK shares that are likely to soar in value from their current lows. The global economy will recover from the Covid-19 crisis, corporate profits will rise again, and market confidence will bounce back from its current lows. This means that those brave enough to continue buying UK shares today can make a fortune in the coming years. It’s a strategy that helped the number of Stocks and Shares ISA millionaires to balloon following the 2008/09 stock market crash.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…The coronavirus outbreak has significantly worsened the earnings outlook for a great many British companies. The pandemic means that plenty of UK shares face the prospect of going out of business entirely. However, investors shouldn’t pull up the drawbridge entirely. History shows us that share pickers can still make fortunes whichever point in the economic cycle we find ourselves at.2 stocks I’d buy after the stock market crashLet me talk you through two UK shares I’m thinking of buying for my Stocks and Shares ISA, and why.The relentless rise in defence spending provides UK share investors with a solid investment opportunity. Despite the uncertain outlook for the global economy manufacturers like QinetiQ Group can still expect to enjoy strong earnings growth. This week the FTSE 250 firm said that order intake between April and September had been “particularly strong.” It predicted that order intake and revenues during the full fiscal year to March 2021 would be up from the previous period too. Today QinetiQ can be bought on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 14 times. And this makes it a steal in my book.Homeserve Group’s a brilliant buy for even the most risk-averse investors, I feel. This FTSE 100 colossus has a long history of unbroken annual earnings growth behind it. And City analysts don’t expect this record to hit the buffers any time soon, despite the poor economic outlook. Why? Well the essential nature of this UK share’s services, from emergency boiler repair to detecting water leaks, means that demand for its policies remains robust in the good times and bad. This is not the only reason I’d buy Homeserve for my ISA, though. I also like the steps it is taking to grow its position in the gigantic UK market.Make a million with UK sharesThis is just a taster of the top-quality UK shares available for investors to buy today. And The Motley Fool’s epic trove of special reports can help you find even more. So do some research and get investing today, I say. You could get seriously rich and possibly even make a million. 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.center_img Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Homeserve. 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. £5k to invest? 2 UK shares I think could make you millions after the stock market crash See all posts by Royston Wild Royston Wild | Saturday, 3rd October, 2020 Image source: Getty Images. 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Stock market crash 2020: a once-in-a-lifetime chance to build a £1m Stocks and Shares ISA?

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first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Image source Stock market crash 2020: a once-in-a-lifetime chance to build a £1m Stocks and Shares ISA? 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 Address 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Peter Stephens | Saturday, 7th November, 2020 See all posts by Peter Stephens The 2020 stock market crash may currently be viewed as a negative event by some long-term investors. It may have caused paper losses and concerns about a long-term recovery. And the economic and political outlook in parts of the world continues to be very uncertain.However, it could prove to be a positive event over the coming years. It has caused many high-quality companies to trade at low prices. Over time, they could recover. In doing so, they may increase the chances of an investor being able to build a Stocks and Shares ISA valued at over £1m.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…Stock market crash: buying opportunitiesIt is difficult to look beyond the short term following a stock market crash. Naturally, an investor’s focus is on their current holdings and the losses they may be making.However, a market decline is not a one-off event. Investors are likely to experience many corrections, bear markets and periods of disappointment during their lifetimes. Indeed, indexes such as the FTSE 100 have experienced numerous bear markets in the past 35 years. They have included the 1987 crash, the dotcom bubble and the global financial crisis.All of those events have seen a stock market crash followed by a subsequent recovery. As such, investors who can look ahead to the likely recovery in equity markets over the coming years may be able to more easily take advantage of the low prices currently available among many high-quality businesses. Over time, today’s undervalued shares could become the best performers as the economic outlook improves, investor sentiment strengthens and the stock market returns to previous record highs.Building a £1m Stocks and Shares ISAOf course, buying UK shares after the stock market crash is unlikely to produce a £1m Stocks and Shares ISA over a short period of time. For example, the stock market has returned around 8% per annum on a total return basis over recent decades. Assuming that rate of return on the maximum £20,000 annual ISA investment would mean it takes around 20 years to produce a £1m portfolio.That length of time could realistically be reduced by purchasing undervalued shares after a market decline. They may offer wide margins of safety that provide significant scope for capital appreciation over the long run. This could mean that a Stocks and Shares ISA portfolio grows at a faster pace than the stock market’s past average returns.As such, now could be an opportune moment to buy cheap UK shares after the stock market crash. Certainly, more paper losses cannot be ruled out in the short run. However, from a long-term perspective, buying high-quality assets at lower prices can have a positive impact on the eventual size of a Stocks and Shares ISA over the long term.last_img read more