Is now a good time to invest in cheap FTSE 100 dividend stocks?

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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.center_img Buying FTSE 100 dividend shares today may seem to be an illogical move. After all, the index has fallen heavily in recent weeks and could realistically experience further declines in the short run.However, the valuations on offer across the FTSE 100 suggest that investors have factored in the potential risks facing the world economy. The index has always recovered from bear markets in the past. That means it could deliver a successful turnaround in the coming years.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…As such, now may be the right time to buy a diverse range of income shares and hold them for the long run.ValuationsThe FTSE 100’s dividend yield currently stands at around 6%. For any investor who has been trying to generate a passive income from their capital over recent years, this figure is likely to be attractive. In fact, it is currently at its highest level since the index’s inception. It only came close during the global financial crisis.Dividends could be cut by companies across the FTSE 100. But the index’s high yield suggests that investors are pricing-in a significant amount of disruption to the world’s economy. This could mean that investors are now able to buy high-quality businesses while they trade on exceptionally low valuations in many cases. Over time, they could deliver recoveries that equal high returns for their investors.Recovery potentialThe chances of a FTSE 100 recovery may seem to be slim at the present time. The number of coronavirus cases across the world is, sadly, continuing to rise. Many industries will suffer negative effects from government policies. Restricting free movement is bad for business so the near-term outlook for many companies is challenging.However, the world economy has faced challenges in its past that have negatively impacted on its outlook. The financial crisis is a notable example, when several major UK banks were essentially insolvent. This led to a run on the banks, as well as extremely low consumer confidence. Even though a recovery seemed unlikely and did take several years, the index went on to make a new record high.Therefore, even though the recovery from this coronavirus is likely to be a relatively slow process, long-term investors who buy stocks now could generate high returns in the coming years.Time horizonOf course, all of the above discussion focuses on the long-term prospects for the FTSE 100. On that basis, now could prove to be an excellent time to invest.Clearly, over the short run there is scope for the index’s price level to move lower. But, if you are able to overlook paper losses in the coming months and focus on the recovery prospects for your portfolio, buying shares today could have a very positive impact on your financial future. Is now a good time to invest in cheap FTSE 100 dividend stocks? 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” See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

Vigil held for Valerie Reyes, 24, whose body was found in suitcase

first_imgABC News(NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y.) — Tears, embraces and prayers filled a candlelight vigil Thursday for a 24-year-old woman whose body was found in a suitcase along a Greenwich, Connecticut, road. Valerie Reyes, 24, of New Rochelle, New York, was found Tuesday with her hands and feet bound, authorities said. The cause of death has not been confirmed, Greenwich Police Capt. Robert Berry said Wednesday. However, homicide detectives are investigating the case. No arrests have been made. “My daughter did not deserve whatever you did to her,” Reyes’ mother, Norma Sanchez, said at Thursday’s vigil in New Rochelle, reported The Rockland/Westchester Journal News.“My daughter was pure. My daughter was a good soul,” Sanchez said. She added, to whoever did this to her daughter: “You will get caught.” Reyes was last seen on Jan. 29 and was later reported missing to the New Rochelle Police, Berry said. Sanchez told ABC New York station WABC-TV on Thursday that Reyes, who occasionally suffered from anxiety and depression, had been fearing for her life. “She didn’t mention no one specific, she just mentioned, ‘I’m really really scared. I’m paranoid, Mommy, I’m getting anxiety attacks,’” Sanchez told WABC. Reyes recently had a boyfriend and Sanchez said they broke up days before she went missing. Sanchez asked her daughter if someone threatened her, and asked about her ex, but Reyes said no, Sanchez told WABC. In a statement Wednesday, Barry did not mention any persons of interest. He did say, however, that Greenwich investigators “have received a multitude of tips.” The detectives are “are asking the public for any information they may possess concerning Valerie and/or her disappearance.” Angelica Reyes said she believed Valerie Reyes, her cousin, was in New York City. “So we thought she was looking for help,” said Angelica Reyes, according to WABC-TV. Greenwich sits along the New York-Connecticut state border. New Rochelle is about 12 miles south of Greenwich. Anyone with information is asked to call the Greenwich Police tip line at (203) 622-3333.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

University refuses to release Schwarzman vetting documents

first_img“The additional funds bring the council’s total spending on the issue to £7.4 million, and are part of a larger effort by the council to transform their approach to homelessness. Much of the money will go towards the completion of the new shelter and assessment hub in Floyds Row, the first wing of which opened last month. It’s a space co-designed by people experiencing homelessness that includes a range of accommodation, a treatment room for drug and alcohol dependency and intensive support to help people move on from a life on the streets. The centre will be fully open in April, providing a warm, calm and safe environment for those sleeping rough to access support and advice ensures the good governance of the funding of University activity, and openness and transparency around the sources of that funding.” The motion also requested that Oxford demonstrate “a transparent ethical framework for donations,” to ensure that any donations are “consistent with the University’s stated values of sustainability and equality.” It further requested information relating to the honours Mr Schwarzman will receive for his donation. Oxford University has refused to release documents to Oxford Students’ Union relating to the vetting of a £150 million donation made by Stephen A. Schwarzman for the construction of a new humanities centre. Responding to the motion, Oxford said “All decisions about donations are made by the University’s Committee to Review Donations, whose members include Oxford academics with expertise in relevant areas like ethics, law and business. This committee considers whether donations or research funding are acceptable under University guidelines. The Committee reviews all the publicly available information about a potential donor and can take legal, ethical and reputational issues into consideration. The Committee Oxford City Council has announced it will be spending £1.2 million more on preventing homelessness and rough sleeping next year. The motion also highlighted links between Stephen Schwarzman, Donald Trump, and the Koch brothers. It levels the claim that Mr Schwarzman sought to “legitimise socially and ecologically destructive practices” through investment at internationally renowned universities. Regarding the gifts and honours Mr Schwarzman would receive due to his donation, the University clarified that while the building will be named “The Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities,” it is against university policy to let donations influence academic policy or appointments, meaning that Stephen Schwarzman would not receive any honorary fellowship or associated role for his donation. The new humanities centre will unify seven faculties and six libraries in one site, near Green Templeton College in Jericho. In 2019 a number of academics voiced their opposition to Oxford University’s acceptance of the £150 million donation by Stephen Schwarzman which made the centre possible. The letter argues that the centre “will be built with the proceeds of the exploitation and disenfranchisement of vulnerable people across the world.” center_img The motion criticised many of the financial interests of the Blackstone Group, the investment firm chaired by Mr Schwarzman, including the role the group has played in the deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest, and in the global housing crisis. Speaking to propose the motion at the Student’s Union Ben Jacobs, council member from Pembroke College, said: “The University has made it clear that these single large philanthropic donations are a precedent for fundraising for the future. They’ve talked about keeping pace with our American competitors. Looking at the comparison the University have made to America and this idea that we need big philanthropic donations, if you look at the States in the last year we had the cash-for-places scandal, Epstein and the MIT media lab, lots around Sackler donations. It is clear what can happen if we just look at competition between universities rather than looking at ethical and accountable frameworks within the University for who we want to take money from and who we want to name our buildings after.” Oxford Student’s Union is yet to respond to the University’s answers to the questions asked at the meeting. A motion which passed during the Union Council’s meeting in 3rd week of Hilary requested that the University release the full details relating to the vetting process of Mr Schwarzman’s donation so that a public review of the process could take place. The donation to Oxford follows a similar donation made by Mr Schwarzman of $150 million to Yale University in 2015, and $350 million to Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2018. The latter donation laid the groundwork for a $1 bn school of artificial intelligence at MIT.last_img read more

Sports Minister congratulates Shillingford on clearance by ICC

first_img 33 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share Minister for Sports Hon. Justina Charles at this morning’s press conferenceSports Minister Justina Charles is congratulating West Indies Off Spinner Shane Shillingford for his re-instatement on the team.Off spinner Shane Shillingford has been cleared by the International Cricket Council to return to international cricket.The ICC formally notified the WICB of the clearance following a Biomechanical Bowling Analysis which was conducted at the University of Western Australia on May 25th last by a research team headed by Prof. Bruce Elliot.Charles told a press conference at the Windsor Park Stadium’s conference room that Shane held a positive attitude after being reported for his bowling action last year.Charles noted the disappointment shared not only by Shane but the entire country as he underwent extensive training in Barbados.“When Shane was reported for his suspected illegal bowling action in November of 2010, he did not allow himself to be buried in his disappointed which we all shared. Instead he humbly and courageously accepted to undertake remedial action that would re-qualify him for international cricket. These are the qualities that should be emulated by many of our players if they are to succeed,” she said.She further encouraged sportsmen and women in Dominica to emulate this positive attitude which Shane exhibited towards their own sporting careers.“What is most important is that Shane has risen above the unfortunate situation, has embraced the opportunity for remedial work and has emerged victorious and has received clearance by the International Cricket Council to resume bowling at international level,” she said.The minister also encouraged Shane to remain committed to cricket as well as to continue making his country proud, and the general public to give him unwavering support as he continues in his cricket endeavors.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Tweet LocalNewsSports Sports Minister congratulates Shillingford on clearance by ICC by: – June 9, 2011 Sharelast_img read more