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Are you ready to wade into the stock market wreckage?

first_imgBut the long-term studies we all draw comfort from when investing in shares – the ones showing how equity returns have compounded over the years to fund prosperous retirements, and shrugged off all kinds of upsets along the way – they presume you’ll keep investing through thick and thin.For some people, having the nerve not to sell up in despair will be achievement enough. When can we go out for a pint of milk without feeling the need to wear a mask or having to swerve clear of anyone who gets in our way?“If you’re not willing to react with equanimity to a market price decline of 50% two or three times a century you’re not fit to be a common shareholder, and you deserve the mediocre result you’re going to get.” – Charlie MungerShare prices have fallen to reflect the new realities. 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. The UK markets fell by as much as 30% at the worst point. The FTSE 100 is back at levels first seen in the 1990s – before some readers were even born. I believe looking for good places to put your money to work right now for the long-term should be no more unthinkable than working from home to earn money with your office closed. Even higher-quality companies and century-old investment trusts are trading at sharp discounts to just a month ago. 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. Are you ready to wade into the stock market wreckage? On the other hand maybe you agree we should keep calm and carry on investing – in theory. Image source: Getty Images. I definitely don’t know when the virus threat will recede. But continuing with your regular monthly investments into pensions and ISAs and buying your usual funds per exactly the same plan you followed in the good times is even better. A recession is nailed-on. The only question now is how deep will it be. Enter Your Email Address This year’s profits have gone the way of the cancelled Tokyo Olympics for many companies. We’re living it.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…“When you’re going through hell, keep going” – Winston ChurchillThe Motley Fool is an investing service. We live and breathe the stock market. See all posts by Owain Bennallack To which I’d say, sure you could be right. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Perhaps this time it will prove to be different. Plenty of sectors have been smashed by the bear market of the past two months. Equally we don’t know to what extent central bank stimulus and fiscal support from governments can help ameliorate some of the pain. Of course we can’t know whether prices have fallen sufficiently, given the earthquake of an indefinite economic lockdown. 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. It’s hard to summon up the fortitude – or even the inclination – to think about your portfolio in the midst of a global crisis. Forget figuring out the equity-risk premium – we just want to know when normal life will resume.center_img And we stand by the importance of the markets for raising the funds to help fuel progress, whilst enabling us all to enjoy a stake in that economic growth. However as an investor in shares these things are always true. “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett The future is always uncertain. The market always has the potential to be volatile. Retailers, travel companies, leisure firms, holiday operators, REITs, and airlines – all have plunged with the advance of the coronavirus and the recession-summoning lockdown aimed at containing it. For me, that knowledge is enough to send me scouring the market for companies that can prosper when life gets back to normal, like we all wish it would. I’m not saying it’s the bottom for the market, or the economy won’t get worse. And it all makes perfect sense. The future is highly uncertain, and for once that’s a phrase we can all relate to. And while our first, second, and third thoughts are with our friends, family, and the caring professions who are helping us all get to the other side of the pandemic, the fact is investing isn’t something anyone should turn off when the backdrop gets too much to bear. The difference is we know a downturn of the sort we must always anticipate is upon us – but also that share prices have adjusted meaningfully to reflect it. Owain Bennallack | Saturday, 11th April, 2020 This was as true in February when many indices were hitting all-time highs as it is now in April in the midst of this vicious bear market. But we do know that in the past, buying shares when prices have fallen far from their highs has always paid off handsomely, eventually. Nobody needs to look to the history books any more to see what stock market panic and despair looks like. And there are never any guarantees. But I do believe life will go on, eventually. And that for many of us, our portfolios are crucial to providing the means we need to have the kind of life we want.“People who look for easy money invariable pay for the privilege of proving conclusively that it cannot be found on this earth.” – Jesse Livermore I understand you may feel it’s too soon to think about buying shares.First, there’s a moral dimension. Should you be looking to profit in the midst of this horror show? But in practice, you say, the market is too volatile, or the future too unknowable, or maybe even it is actually very blooming knowable and a deep downturn that will lay waste to our portfolios is clearly on the horizon. But I wouldn’t bet on it with my portfolio. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” As for us stockpickers, starting to hunt for good companies that are now trading too cheaply must be back on the agenda. I understand the sentiment. However we’re not about short-term trading the headlines at The Motley Fool, or aiming to profit from the misfortunes of others. The US markets posted their quickest drops on record. We believe in capitalism’s potential to increase prosperity for all, at least in principle. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

What we’re reading: Rep. Katie Hill announces resignation, ISIS leader killed

first_imgReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Katherine Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-griffith/ Twitter Previous articleHoroscope: October 28, 2019Next articleTCU staff get a second shot at an education Katherine Griffith RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printAfter being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a member of her staff, Rep. Katie Hill, D-Cali., announced her resignation Sunday. RedState.org posted screenshots of text messages between Hill and one of her staffers.The messages show that Hill and her office’s legislative director, Graham Kelly, shared inappropriate photos and engaged in intimate conversation. According to CNN, Hill originally denied any relationship with Kelly.Hill was considered a rising star in the Democratic party. ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in a US raid Saturday.President Trump announced that former ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed Saturday. His death marked the end of a years-long search for one of the world’s most wanted terrorist’s. Baghdadi claimed the ISIS caliphate over parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014. According to CNN, U.S. President Donald Trump’s order to withdraw troops from Syria had a major impact on the planning of the operation.After al-Baghdadi’s death, U.S. troops recovered highly sensitive material about future plans and operations for the Islamic State, according to the Associated Press.The US received praise from the Saudis, Turkey and Egypt for their efforts. Two people killed after shooting at Texas A&M-CommerceTwo people were shot and killed at a Texas A&M-Commerce Halloween party in Greenville, Texas early Sunday morning.Authorities at the scene of a deadly shooting in Greenville, Texas. (Photo courtesy of Washington Post)At around 12:05 a.m. at an event space called “the Party Venue,” a gunman opened fire and killed two people, and injured ten.According to the Washington Post, attendees of the party have not been cooperating with authorities.California’s governor declares statewide emergency SundayThe statewide emergency was declared as more than 200,000 residents have been forced to evacuate their homes due to the ongoing wildfires throughout the state. Millions of residents also remain without power after the state cut large amounts of it over the weekend with hopes of preventing more wildfires.According to the Associated Press, the biggest wildfire evacuation was in Northern California’s Sonoma County over the weekend. One hundred-eighty thousand people were told to pack up and leave, many in the middle of the night, after the ongoing Kincade Fire grew more than 66 thousand acres.California fire officials said Monday that the fire is only 5% contained. Katherine Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-griffith/ + posts Katherine Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-griffith/ Second phase of Fort Worth Zoo renovation project to open in mid-April Reservations at TCU Recreation Center in high demand due to pandemic guidelines Winter storm benefits businesses around TCU Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook ReddIt Katherine Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/katherine-griffith/ Katherine Griffith Linkedin Katie Hill announces her resignation. (Photo courtesy of CNN.) Facebook Twitter Spring athletes get another year of eligibility Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Report: Gunman ambushes trooper, is shot in return fire

first_imgMIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a gunman ambushed a state trooper’s patrol car on a Florida highway and was shot when the trooper inside returned fire. Lt. Alejandro Camacho told news outlets that the trooper was not hit in Wednesday’s attack near Miami but his car was riddled with bullets. Camacho says the trooper was guarding a lane closure for a construction project when the gunman abruptly stopped his car, walked up to the patrol car and opened fire. The gunman was taken to a hospital. His condition is unknown.last_img

BHM Feature: African American Presidential Candidates: 2001-2019

first_imgCarol Moseley Braun John Parker was the candidate in 2004 for the Workers World Party, a U.S. communist political party. Parker received 1,330 votes. The ticket was endorsed by the Liberty Union Party of Vermont. Parker has been a union organizer and a public school teacher, and is a coordinator of the International Action Center.Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun is an American diplomat, politician and lawyer who represented Illinois in the Senate from 1993 to 1999. She was the first female African American Senator, the first African American Senator for the Democratic Party, the first woman to defeat an incumbent U.S. Senator in an election, and the first female Senator from Illinois.She served from 1999 until 2001 as US Ambassador to New Zealand. In 2004, she announced her candidacy for the Democratic Party in the presidential elections, but subsequently withdrew her candidacy before the Iowa caucuses. She entered the race for mayor of Chicago in 2011, but lost her bid in the election won by Rahm Emanuel.Rev. Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr. is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, television/radio talk show host and a former White House advisor for President Barack Obama. In 2004, he was a presidential candidate, and in the primary elections leading up to the Democratic Party nomination won by Senator John Kerry, he won five primaries.Cynthia Ann McKinney is an American politician and activist currently teaching at North South University, Bangladesh. As a member of the Democratic Party, she served six terms in the United States House of Representatives. She was the first black woman elected to represent Georgia in the House. She left the Democratic Party and in 2008, ran as the presidential candidate for the Green Party of the United States. In the historical presidential elections won by African American Barack Obama, she won 150,061 votes.Barack Obama made history in November 2008 when he broke the glass ceiling to become the first African American to be elected as US President, with his ticket receiving 69,498,215. He defeated Republican ticket, Senator John McCain and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. In his re-election bid in 2012, he was challenged by the Republican ticket of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and his running mate Congressman Paul Ryan. The Obama- Biden ticket was again victorious with 65,915,796 votes.Stewart Alexis Alexander is an American democratic socialist politician, presidential nominee for the Socialist Party USA (SPUSA) in the 2012 election, and former SPUSA nominee for Vice President in the 2008 election. He and his running mate Alejandro Mendoza received 4,405 votes in the 2008 presidential elections.Andre Nigel Barnett is an American politician and entrepreneur. He was a candidate for President in 2012 as the nominee of the Reform Party. He is the founder of the information technology company WiseDome Inc. His ticket received only 956 votes in the elections.Peta Lindsay is an American anti-war activist. She was a presidential nominee of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in the 2012 election. Prior to her presidential bid she attended Howard University, and in 2003 was a lead organizer of the January 2003 protest against the Iraq War. She was recognized by The Washington Post in March 2003 for her anti-war activism in a piece entitled “Student Leader Sees Through Bush Propaganda”. She was nominated as the candidate for the party despite being ineligible to become president due to her age; she would need to be at least 35 in order to take office. Lindsay was on the ballot in 13 states, and received 7,791 votes.Herman Cain is an American politician and author, business executive, radio host, and syndicated columnist. A Tea Party activist from Georgia, he was a candidate, along with eventual nominee Mitt Romney, for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination.  In May 2011, Cain announced his presidential candidacy, and some Republicans considered him the party’s answer to Barack Obama when his proposed 9–9–9 tax plan and debating performances had made him a serious contender for the Republican nomination. However, as he began winning primaries his campaign faced allegation of sexual misconduct which Cain denied although he would later announce the suspension of his campaign. Benjamin (Ben) Solomon Carson Sr. is an American politician, author and former neurosurgeon. Having made a failed bid to be nominated as the 2016 presidential candidate for the Republican Party, he was appointed by Donald Trump, eventual winner of the 2016 elections as the US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in January 2017. Entering the Republican primaries in 2015 he withdrew from the race in March 2016 after gaining nine delegates in the primaries. Born in Detroit, Michigan, and a graduate of Yale University and the University of Michigan Medical School, Carson was the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland from 1984 until his retirement in 2013. As a pioneer in neurosurgery, Carson’s achievements include performing the only successful separation of conjoined twins joined at the back of the head; performing the first completely successful separation of type-2 vertical craniopagus twins; developing new methods to treat brain-stem tumors; and reviving hemispherectomy techniques for controlling seizures.  He became the youngest chief of pediatric neurosurgery in the country at age 33. In 2008, he was bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. Willie L. Wilson is an American businessman and politician from Chicago, Illinois who has run unsuccessfully for both Mayor of Chicago, and also for President representing the Democratic Party in 2016. Candidates in the 2020 ElectionsAnother keenly contested campaign between candidates representing the Republican Party and the Democratic Party will be held in November 2020. While at the time of writing, it is expected that President Trump will again be the candidate for the Republican Party. Black candidates for the Democratic Party include black Senator Kamala Harris and Senator Corey Booker. Several early polls have Senator Harris, a former California attorney general whose father is Jamaican, as a favorite among the current slate of Democratic candidates. She has been drawing large crowds at her campaign stops, and is much sought after for media interviews and appearances.last_img read more

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The city campaign question

first_img Loading …Follow us on Twitter. What do you think should be the central issue concerning the 2015 city council and mayor campaigns? Economic Development. What will make this area grow? How the city will adjust to the Brownback budget crisis. The current state of the road. The cost of utilities and other city services The survival of SRMC. All of the above. None of the above. View Results Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +4 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 289 weeks ago Other issues are certainly the outright overspending we’ve experienced, and “transparency” in general. Closed meetings just raise eyebrows all over town. Another example of lack of transparency is “why have we not been told where did the almost 1 million dollar we star rebate go and why did it not go back to the customers who overpaid?” These are things that *must* be addressed. And we keep pouring money into “attractions” that aren’t making money. Report Reply 0 replies · active 289 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down WHS 1966 · 289 weeks ago I was the only Wellington citizen that took the time to hear the status of the City from their accountant when he gave his annual report. That was some scary news. Our previous city manager and council really put us in a hole. I also feel there is too much monies being transferred from the utilities to cover the short fall in the general fund.Hopfully the new manager and council will address this in the upcoming budget in August and get us back on track without gouging us too bad. I thought with Jan Korte, who is an accountant, would have something to say, but all the council is quiet as a mouse on this subject and goes along with everything staff recommends. Report Reply 0 replies · active 289 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Guest · 289 weeks ago Want some interesting reading? Go to the City of Wellingtons web page, click on City Council. Open the Agenda link and go to page 15! WOW, check out our fire department payroll. Real “eye opener”. Report Reply 1 reply · active 289 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down craig · 289 weeks ago Wow. Fire dept Almost 10 thousand *overtime* In just the 1st two weeks of January 2015? What the…? Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

a month agoWatford chief Duxbury admits Gracia sacking was harsh

first_imgWatford chief Duxbury admits Gracia sacking was harshby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford chief Scott Duxbury admits Javi Gracia’s sacking was harsh.But added that it was a necessary decision for the club’s future.”There’s no doubt it’s harsh from a human and personal perspective,” he said.”I get that. But I’ve got to make a professional decision and what I think is best for the football club is not perhaps what the media and pundits think is best.”Unlike the media and the pundits, I’m here and at the training ground every day, I see what’s working and I see what’s not working and am able to make an informed decision.”I don’t believe waiting and hoping for results to improve will work and that I need to make a change. It would be wrong of me to wait just because it looks better.”I’ve got to be decisive and I’ve got to make that change. Can it look harsh? Yes. But is it a decision made in the best interests of the football club? Absolutely.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Photo: Tony Romo, Jason Garrett In Houston To Support Duke vs. Gonzaga

first_imgTony Romo and Jason Garrett support Duke at Elite Eight.Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and head coach Jason Garrett have never been shy about their love for the Duke Blue Devils – they’ve been spotted attending home games and hanging out with players in the locker room. Sunday night, it looks like the duo will be in Houston to watch their favorite college basketball squad try to reach this year’s Final Four. Laura Keeley of the Raleigh News & Observer snapped a photo of them finding their seats behind Duke’s bench.Early Tony Romo and Jason Garrett sighting behind the Duke bench pic.twitter.com/kMXVHx0N3R— Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) March 29, 2015If Duke loses, expects the conspiracy theories to start flying.last_img

UKs May to meet with Austrian leader to help Brexit bid

first_imgLONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May is to meet Austria’s chancellor to build support for her Brexit plan ahead of a possible Sunday summit.May plans to meet Thursday with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, whose country holds the rotating European Union presidency.The U.K. and the European Union agreed last week on a 585-page document sealing the terms of Britain’s departure, but are still working to nail down a separate political declaration on their future relations after Brexit.Kurz told the Austria Press Agency in remarks published Thursday that his trip to London is designed to help May build support for the deal, which faces opposition in the British Parliament.He also says he hopes to get a “realistic picture” of May’s chances of getting majority support for the bill.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Newmont Mining to buy Goldcorp to create one of worlds biggest gold

first_imgCompanies in this story: (TSX:G)The Canadian Press VANCOUVER — Denver-based Newmont Mining Corp. and Goldcorp Inc. of Vancouver have agreed to combine their gold companies in a deal worth about US$10 billion.The companies announced today that Newmont will exchange 0.328 of a share and two cents for each of Goldcorp’s outstanding common shares.The deal has the unanimous support of the directors of both companies but requires regulatory approvals in several countries.The combined company would be called Newmont Goldcorp and be owned 65 per cent by current Newmont shareholders and 35 per cent by Goldcorp shareholders Newmont CEO Gary Goldberg says the company expects to generate up to US$100 million in annualized “synergies” before tax and operate in the Americas, Australia and Ghana.Newmont Goldcorp will also divest between US$1 billion and $1.5 billion of assets over two years to optimize gold production of six to seven million ounces annually.Goldcorp President and CEO David Garofalo says Newmont Goldcorp will be one of Canada’s largest gold producers, with a North American regional office in Vancouver that will oversee more than three million ounces of gold production — about half of the combined company’s projected output.last_img read more

Review Roma – Juventus

first_imgAllegri’s defensive tactics worked yet again in Juventus’ 0-0 draw in Rome. Radja Nainggolan’s red card destroyed Roma’s chances of grabbing what would’ve been a deserved victory.Roma’s last match was a 1-0 away victory at Cagliari. It was a game that followed Roma’s CL semi-final exit, so Di Francesco fielded a mixed team. Against Juve, though, he didn’t have that luxury. Today’s lineup was: Alisson Becker on goal, Florenzi, Fazio, Jesus and Kolarov in the defense, Pellegrini, De Rossi and Radja Nainggolan in midfield, Under, Dzeko and El Shaarawy in attack. Juventus had to deal with AC Milan in the Italian cup final, something it did in impressive fashion, recording a convincing 4-0 win. Six players were missing in Allegri’s lineup from that encounter: Buffon, Asamoah, Benatia, Cuadrado, Khedira and Douglas Costa. They were replaced by Szczesny, Alex Sandro, Rugani, De Sciglio, Bernardeschi and Higuain. Barzagli, Matuidi, Pjanic, Dybala and Mandzukic rounded up the starting eleven.Roma missed a good opportunity in the 8th minute. Pellegrini cut out a pass in Juve’s half, opening up a 2-on-1 situation with Edin Dzeko. His pass to the Bosnian was a bit behind, forcing him to have to adjust and shoot with his weaker left foot. The shot went wide. In a similar situation a few moments later, Nainggolan stole the ball from Pjanic and headed towards Juve’s box. He chose to shoot instead of passing it to Dzeko and his attempt went high over the bar. 25 minutes in, Roma was clearly the better team. Juventus’ players were happy to sit back and wait for the hosts to break their defensive formation down. Definitely not something you would expect from a champion.Tagliavento awarded the first yellow card of the game to the former Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic. Add a couple of lost balls that led to Roma counter attacks and you have an idea of what kind of performance we were seeing from the usually dependable Bosnian. Juve needed a point to secure the Scudetto and it was playing like it. At the break, it was Roma 0 – Juventus 0.25 minutes had passed in the second half and the most interesting moments were a Dybala disallowed goal and a Kolarov long-range effort that was blocked. The first substitution of the contest was made in the 67th minute, when Fernando Bernardeschi was replaced by Douglas Costa. Then, Radja Nainggolan, who had received a booking a few minutes earlier for pulling on Alex Sandro’s shirt, made a clumsy foul from behind on Dybala. The referee had no other choice but to show him a second yellow. In the 73rd minute, Gonalons substituted Pellegrini.Nainggolan’s red card changed the complexity of the game, as Juventus spent more time in Roma’s half than it did during the entirety of time prior to the send off. However, Allegri’s squad showed no desire to do more than simply pass the ball around while waiting for the remaining minutes to tick away. Eventually, the final whistle came. The viewers’ suffering ended and Juventus’ title celebration began.last_img read more