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  • How I’m investing now as the FTSE 100 recovery continues

    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. 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. How should you be investing now? Stock markets can be confusing and scary places at times, and they don’t always seem to make a lot of sense. But the FTSE 100 recovery above 6,000 shows exactly how you should invest today.There are only two types of investors in the world. Those who can’t time the market, and those who don’t know yet that they can’t time the market.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…Greedy better than fearfulThe FTSE 100 recovery shows the precise importance of staying invested for the long term. At one point, like you, I was thinking I should have sold out of all my investments in order to buy them back more cheaply. The FTSE 100 was dropping like a fridge being chucked off a cliff.All my hard work in picking the best long-term investments seemed to be disappearing before my eyes. The FTSE 100 swung as low as 4,993 points before 23 March, rebounding from there. There have been ups and downs, but it has mainly risen ever since.Those people who fearfully sold out of all their investments and are still waiting for another leg downward probably feel a little silly now. By contrast, if you were greedy and snapped up cheap FTSE 100 shares, you’re likely to be feeling pretty pleased with yourself.And fistfuls of cash are doing absolutely nothing to improve your net worth.SentimentStock markets are driven by sentiment. And with the US and UK now having a timetable to reopen, sentiment among investors is recovering strongly.American stock markets like the S&P 500, the tech-focused Nasdaq and the Dow Jones Industrial Average tend to pull UK indexes along with them. When the Yanks rise, the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 move up too.And the US central bank, the Federal Reserve, has all but guaranteed a floor for share prices with massive quantitative easing (that is, free money) and historically low interest rates.We do have to remember that the stock market is not a replica or exact mirror of the economy. Markets are forward-looking, and so it’s a reasonable assumption that the worst of the economic pain was priced into March’s epic crash.Time in the marketIn the meantime I’ve been doing what I’ve always done, and drip feeding any spare cash I have into my favourite long-term FTSE 100 shares.I would strongly favour the word ‘spare’ here. Money you need immediately to pay your bills has no business being in investments.But money that is just sitting around in a bank account is always better earning you a return than none at all. The Bank of England has slashed interest rates to near zero. This means money tied up in a Cash ISA is gaining a pitiful 1% interest rate.People with a long-term view have little choice for compound gains than to invest in good quality stocks and shares.If you like a share, buy it. If it’s at a cheap valuation and you believe in the long-term business model, buy it. Waiting for shares to fall lower before pulling the trigger only leads to one thing. Banging your head against the wall for having spotted a trend but not buying-in sooner. 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. 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. Tom Rodgers | Thursday, 28th May, 2020 Image source: Getty Images. center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! How I’m investing now as the FTSE 100 recovery continues Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Tom Rodgerslast_img read more

  • Moscow’s jails overwhelmed with detained Navalny protesters

    first_img Moscow’s jails overwhelmed with detained Navalny protesters WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 Local NewsWorld News Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleNexa3D Expands Partnership with Henkel to Fast-Track New Class of Photoplastics for Higher Performance 3D PrintingNext articleBio-soluble Fiber Market to grow by $1.56 bn in 2021, ALFISO and Beijing SUPER International Trade Co. Ltd. emerge as Key Contributors to Growth | Technavio Digital AIM Web Support Pinterestcenter_img TAGS  Facebook Twitter Pinterest Facebook This photo taken by Dmitry Shelomentsev, shows a group of detained people inside the deportation centre Sakharovo, 70km (43,7 miles) south-west of Moscow which was urgently transformed into a detention center in the absence of prison space, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. Dmitry Shelomentsev was among those who had to wait in a police bus for hours at Sakharavo before being taken in. Sentenced to 15 days in jail for participating in the Tuesday rally, Shelomentsev messaged the AP reporter on Feb. 4, 2021 morning from a cell for eight inmates where 28 people were held, awaiting transfer to smaller ones. After five hours in a crowded cell, Shelomentsev was transferred to a smaller one — for four people.last_img read more

  • Lawmakers Express Displeasure With Revisions to Volcker Rule

    first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Millennials Drowning in Mortgage Debt Next: Mark Calabria on Affordability: ‘A National Problem’ Two members of the House Financial Services Committee condemned recent actions to roll back safeguards put in place after the Great Recession to stop risky trading and investment practices by Wall Street banks. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Senator Sherrod Brown, ranking member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, sent a letter to the heads of the Federal Reserve, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (COC), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) voicing their displeasure in the rollbacks, and requested more information about the 2019 changes in the Volcker Rule. “In short, the 2019 rule is simply a giveaway to Wall Street banks that puts taxpayer-backed banks at risk. We believe the changes to the Volcker Rule and other regulatory changes proposed and implemented by your agencies threaten the stability of the financial system,” the lawmakers wrote. The letter continued by saying amendments to Section 619—the Volcker Rule of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act—is a cornerstone of the Wall Street Reform Act that Congress passed in the wake of the financial crisis. “These latest amendments (2019 rule) to the Volcker Rule open the door to the very risky, speculative activities that Congress sought to prohibit,” the lawmakers stated. Additionally, numerous aspects of the 2019 ruling are “problematic,” and that all amendments to the original Volcker Rule finalized in December 2013 would allow more proprietary trading by banks or result in less information provided to agencies. “Among the rollbacks in the 2019 rule that alarm us are the: narrowing the definition of ‘trading account,’ including by weakening the short-term intent prong; eliminating metrics reporting; removing activity restrictions on non-U.S. banks; and expanding permitted activity related to covered funds,” the letter says. The Federal financial regulatory agencies announced earlier in October revisions to simplify the Volcker Rule.” Under the revised rule, firms that do not have significant trading activities will have simplified and streamlined compliance requirements, while firms with significant trading activity will have more stringent compliance requirements. Community banks generally are exempt from the Volcker rule by statute. The revisions continue to prohibit proprietary trading, while providing greater clarity and certainty for activities allowed under the law. With the changes, the agencies expect that the universe of trades that are considered prohibited proprietary trading will remain generally the same as under the agencies’ 2013 rule.“The Federal Reserve, FDIC, OCC, SEC and CFTC have all appropriately simplified the Volcker Rule to reduce compliance burdens and provide certainty for markets,” said Mike Crapo, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs in a statement. “I continue to encourage the agencies to consider further revisions to the ‘covered funds’ definition’s overly-broad application to venture capital, other long-term investments and loan creation, which are necessary to improve market liquidity and preserve access to diverse sources of capital for businesses.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago October 22, 2019 1,147 Views Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Lawmakers Express Displeasure With Revisions to Volcker Rule The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: House Finances Services Committee About Author: Mike Albanese House Finances Services Committee 2019-10-22 Mike Albanese The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Lawmakers Express Displeasure With Revisions to Volcker Rule Subscribelast_img read more

  • Delhi HC Restraints A Bakery From Using The Mark ‘FACEBAKE’ In A Trademark Suit Filed By Facebook

    first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Restraints A Bakery From Using The Mark ‘FACEBAKE’ In A Trademark Suit Filed By Facebook Karan Tripathi17 Nov 2020 6:06 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has restrained a bakery from using the mark ‘FACEBAKE’ in a trademark infringement suit filed by Facebook. While issuing notice to the Defendant bakery, the Single Bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdher noted that if interim relief is not granted, Facebook’s legal rights and business interests will get impacted. The order has come in a civil suit filed by Facebook against…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDelhi High Court has restrained a bakery from using the mark ‘FACEBAKE’ in a trademark infringement suit filed by Facebook. While issuing notice to the Defendant bakery, the Single Bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdher noted that if interim relief is not granted, Facebook’s legal rights and business interests will get impacted. The order has come in a civil suit filed by Facebook against a bakery called Facebake, which is selling cakes, and articles like watches with the mark ‘FACEBAKE.’ It was also informed to the court that the bakery is running a website as well, which is called Mr Pravin Anand, who appeared for Facebook, argued that the Defendant bakery is degrading the Plaintiff‟s well-known trademark and is causing confusion in the minds of the public at large as to the source of its products. Mr Anand further supported the maintainability of the suit before this court by submitting that In light of these submissions, the court noted that the plaintiff has made out a prima facie case in its favour and the balance of convenience also appears to be in favour of the plaintiff. Therefore, the Defendant bakery, its agents and employees are restrained from using the mark “FACEBAKE” or any other mark, which is deceptively similar to the plaintiff‟s trademark. Case Title: Facebook, Inc vs Mr Noufel MalolClick Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

  • Explosions rock refinery in Philadelphia; no injuries reported

    first_imgMattGush/iStock(PHILADELPHIA) — Firefighters in Philadelphia were still battling a massive blaze at a Philadelphia Energy Solution refinery Friday morning that was ignited by a series of explosions shortly after 3 a.m. No injuries or fatalities have been reported. Authorities in Philadelphia earlier had urged residents near the refinery, in south Philadelphia, to shelter in place until notified otherwise.Update: Philadelphia Fire has narrowed the shelter-in-place request to 26th Street to the east, Schuylkill Expressway to the north, I-95 to the south, and 22nd Street to the east due to smoke and apparatus in the area.— Philadelphia OEM (@PhilaOEM) June 21, 2019A series of explosions rocked the PES refinery around 3:20 a.m., ABC Philadelphia station WPVI-TV reported.Refinery employees were working at the time of the explosion but were far enough away from the initial explosion to escape unharmed.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

  • Tropical Storm Hanna moves toward Texas coast

    first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Tropical Storm Hanna is moving towards Texas Friday and now a tropical storm warning has been issued for parts of the state, including south of Galveston, all the way down to the Mexican border, including Corpus Christi.A tropical storm watch continues for the city of Galveston and east of Houston.Texas, however, isn’t the only state that could feel the impacts of Hanna. A coastal flood advisory has been issued for New Orleans and the state of Louisiana.Hanna’s path shows the storm making landfall sometime around noon Saturday, near Corpus Christi, Texas.Tropical Storm Hanna is expected to have winds near 65 mph, which could down some trees and produce some minor damage, but the biggest threat with Hanna will be flash flooding.Up to half a foot of rain is forecast for southern Texas, but some areas could see near 10 inches of rain. Meanwhile, 1 to 3 inches of rain is in the forecast from Houston to New Orleans, where localized flooding is possible.There are two other major systems worth monitoring, including Hurricane Douglas, which is now a major Category 4 storm.Hurricane Douglas is in the Pacific Ocean, with winds currently up to 130 mph.Thankfully, Douglas has probably already peaked in its intensity and is expected to weaken as it moves over the cooler Pacific Ocean water, on its way to Hawaii.While it’s expected to weaken, Hurricane Douglas is still expected to be a Category 1 hurricane with winds near 75 mph as it approaches Hawaii on Sunday morning.The biggest threat in Hawaii will be flash flooding, but gusty winds could also down trees and damage homes.Finally, Tropical Storm Gonzalo poses no threat to the U.S. as it approaches Barbados and the southeastern Caribbean islands this weekend.It is expected to bring gusty winds and some heavy rains to the southeastern Caribbean islands.After it leaves the islands, Gonzalo is expected to weaken and dissipate in the middle of the Caribbean Sea with no threat to any land.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

  • Bad managers linked to falling productivity

    first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Poor management and inadequate planning are two of the main reasons why theUK’s productivity is falling further behind its main economic rivals, researchreveals. A global study by Proudfoot Consulting released this week also finds thatother reasons for poor productivity are: morale, IT problems, poorcommunication and inadequate qualifications. Together these factors account for the loss of 92 out of a total of 225productive working days per company in 2002 across the nine countries surveyed.The UK fares worse than average, with 110 days out of 225 lost, compared toFrance (97), Germany (83) and the US (86). Proudfoot Consulting chairman Kevin Parry said: “Alongside high andstable employment levels, productivity growth is viewed as an important driverof long-term economic performance. “Yet this report shows many British firms are still only working atjust over half their true capacity. This collective underachievement is notonly costing shareholders and the nation dearly, it’s also adversely affectingour global economic competitiveness.” The study also reveals that the nation’s poor productivity record isestimated to be depriving the Treasury of more than £111bn in lost revenue. Entitled Untapped Potential – a global study of the barriers to optimumcorporate productivity, the study is thought to be unique, as it is based ondata from the micro-economic perspective of a single business unit or company.It comprises of 1,357 analyses of companies, plus an opinion poll of 2,700chief executives. Nicholas Crafts, professor of economic history at the London School ofEconomics, said: “At individual business level, poor management is costingshareholders in a big way.” Bad managers linked to falling productivityOn 8 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

  • Temperature adaptation of lipids in diapausing Ostrinia nubilalis: an experimental study to distinguish environmental versus endogenous controls

    first_imgLarvae of the European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis Hubn.) were cold acclimated during different phases of diapause to determine if changes in the fatty acid composition lipids occur as part of a programmed diapause strategy, or as a response to low temperatures during winter. Cold acclimation of fifth instar larvae of O. nubilalis during diapause had modest effects further on the readjustments in fatty acid composition of triacylglycerols and phospholipids. Overall, FA unsaturation (UFAs/SFAs ratio) was stable, with the exception of the triacylglycerols fraction after exposure to −3 and −10 °C in mid-diapause (MD) when it significantly increased. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) was used to examine phase transitions of total body lipid of cold-acclimated larvae in diapause. Thermal analysis indicated that changes in the melt transition temperatures of whole body total lipids were subtle, but consistent with the modest changes in the level of FA unsaturation observed. We conclude that lipid rearrangements are a function of the endogenous “diapause program” rather than a direct effect of low temperatures, which proved to have limited impact on lipid changes in diapausing larvae of O. nubilalis.last_img read more

  • Tuition fees policy changes again

    first_imgThe government’s stance on the ongoing issue of tuition fees has changed again, potentially inconveniencing prospective students.The White Paper, published in late June, outlined plans to take 20,000 student places from across the university system as a whole. Institutions with average annual tuition fees of less than £7,500 will then be able to bid for these places.However, these plans were announced after many institutions had announced their 2012 fees. In light of this new policy, 28 universities have now requested to reduce their annual fees to this limit of £7,500 or less. The institutions have until Friday 4th November to submit their final fee proposals.Some have seen this as a way to reduce fees, after more universities opted for the £9,000 maximum than were expected to. Oxford Brookes and other institutions, which were not in the Guardian’s list of the top 40 universities, had raised theirs to this maximum. Oxford University has not professed an interest in decreasing their rates; theirs, alongside Cambridge’s, still stands at the maximum of £9,000 per year.The changes come at a time when UCAS is already in motion, and many prospective students are vying for these coveted university spaces. The deadline for Oxbridge, medicine and veterinary science has already passed. In these instances, the relevant universities must inform the candidates of any changes in their policy and then provide them with the option of sticking with their decision or switching to another choice. One Oxford applicant from Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls says that “although Oxford’s fees have not been decreased, and I won’t be changing my choices, I can imagine how inconvenient this must be for some. I would hate to go through the entire process again!” In all other institutions the universities must directly contact the candidates and notify them of any changes, giving them the opportunity to alter their choices before the UCAS deadline of 15th January.The White Paper also intends to allow universities to accept as many of the highest performing students they can attract, with A-Level grades of AAB or higher. Some fear that this will lead to a disproportionate number of arts courses, which are both cheaper to run and tend to have more stringent entry requirements.last_img read more

  • Drinking lessons for Univ undergraduates

    first_imgStudents at University College attended a compulsory alcohol awareness meeting on Thursday 12th January. The Dean, Professor Michael Collins, said in an email to the JCR that this action was a response to “incidents at the beginning of term” and would warn students of “the risks associated with the misuse of alcohol.”He noted that “excessive alcohol consumption’ is ‘a problem that sadly is not confined to Oxford undergraduates” and said that drinking too much can lead to calling for the emergency services – “an important, but overstretched, public provision for which there can be more serious and, crucially, far more essential calls.“I want to ensure that our undergraduates, and especially those living in College, are aware of the dangers of consuming alcohol, not only for themselves, but also so they can identify potential problems.”This action comes in response to incidents which occured at the first bop of last term. Two Univ freshers were briefly taken to the John Radcliffe hospital due to excessive alcohol consumption. The Dean commented at the term, ‘no student was detained in hospital.’ In an e-mail to all first years the Dean also noted that more than thirty bins around the college were filled with vomit.A JCR Officer commented that the action was “Reasonable rather than fair. I think it’s probably a good idea to remind Univ, especially freshers, about boozing. However it was a small group who got smashed because it was their first weekend at university and got caught up in the excitement.“Drinking was only really an issue early on in the term and people have learnt their lessons by now. The meeting is too long after Freshers’ Week to have an effect.”When asked why the sessions are not just for those who misbehaved during Freshers’ Week, Professor Collins said, “This would involve identifying not just those who have been seen to do so, but those who have not, or those who are potentially ‘at risk’.“There is also the major aspect of corporate or collegiate understanding and responsibility, and my primary goal is to ensure everyone’s safety for the future. The Univ JCR Officers have been fully supportive in these aims.”Thomas Cole, a Univ undergraduate, commented, “Some may regard themselves burning at the stake of fresher martyrdom, but I think the majority of people are adults and have had nineteen years or so to grow up. For those who take it seriously, I’m sure there is something to be learnt.“I feel the people who got out of hand were those who tended not to drink before and seemed to have a chip on their shoulder about it. The Rugby Club and I know we are lads, and have not drunk excessively to prove it.”Another second year added, ‘As far as I can tell, most Univ students are already aware of alcohol. I’m glad to see the college spreading the word, but I’m not sure it’s necessary.’The two hour course, at which students were warned about wasting the time of the emergency services, was described by English student Juliet Roe as ‘the worst talk I have ever been to in my life.’last_img read more