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Forget gold, Bitcoin, and the Japanese yen! Now is the time to buy the FTSE 100

first_img 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. Enter Your Email Address 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. 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! In times of trouble, investors instinctively race off in search of safe havens, and that is exactly what happened after President Donald Trump ordered the killing of Iranian general Qassem Suleimani in Iraq.Run for coverCue a spike in the price of gold, the crypto-currency Bitcoin, and the Japanese yen. All are seen as financial boltholes in their different ways – gold is an ancient store of value, Bitcoin offers shelter when traditional assets are under pressure, and the Japanese yen is a rock solid currency because of the country’s solid current account surplus.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…By contrast, investors flee stock markets when geopolitical problems strike. The FTSE 100 ended Monday down 0.64%, while the FTSE 250 was off more than 1%.The US-Iran stand-off scared away short-term traders; they will wait to see how and when Iran will retaliate, and whether it does something drastic like attempt to close the Strait of Hormuz to shipping. Almost a fifth of the world’s oil passes through the Strait, some 17.2m barrels per day, and closing this could inflict further turmoil on markets.The uncertainty isn’t hitting every stock, though. As Brent crude shot through $70 a barrel, FTSE 100 oil giant BP climbed more than 2% on Monday, while FTSE 250 listed energy services business Wood Group jumped almost 4%.Play the long gameStock market traders are by nature a jumpy bunch, as they try to capitalise on short-term market movements, but investors must ignore short-term threats, whether economic or geopolitical, and keep their eyes on the long-term prize, which is to tap into the greater long-term growth capacity of stocks and shares to build wealth for their future.If you are investing for 20, 30, 40 years or more, events like these will one day be a mere blip. You need to keep your money exposed to the winning combination of share price growth and in particular, dividend payouts, and ignore political noise like this.It’s time in the market that matters, not timing the market, as the old investment saying puts it. Any investor who is so nervy that they sold off their holdings because of recent political events probably shouldn’t have been in the market in the first place.Home from homeThe unpredictability of stock markets was seen in 2019, when investors started the year in a gloomy mood and ended on an unexpected high. The FTSE 100 ended last year more than 10% higher, while in the US, the S&P 500 index climbed more than 25%.Markets may struggle to repeat the trick this year, so I would advise looking for buying opportunities in the shape of a market dip. Who knows, we may see one over the next few days.If further geopolitical uncertainty does knock investor sentiment and share prices, I would forget gold, Bitcoin, the Japanese yen, the Swiss franc and cash. Despite their vaunted ‘safe’ status they don’t cut it for me in the longer run.Screw up your courage, and buy shares instead. In the longer run, they should deliver a far superior total return, which makes them a far better home for your long-term wealth, whatever happens on the political stage. Harvey Jones 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 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. Harvey Jones | Tuesday, 7th January, 2020 Forget gold, Bitcoin, and the Japanese yen! Now is the time to buy the FTSE 100 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Harvey Joneslast_img read more

Police searching for 7-Eleven robbers

first_img Twitter Hawaiian Roll Ham SlidersSouthern Style Potato SaladUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay WhatsApp 1 of 2 Facebook Twitter Local NewsCrime Police searching for 7-Eleven robbers Anyone with information in reference to the identity of the four suspects shown below is encouraged to contact the Odessa Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 432-335-3333 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference Case #18-19402. Pinterest Anyone with information in reference to the identity of the four suspects shown below is encouraged to contact the Odessa Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 432-335-3333 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference Case #18-19402. Photos of the four suspects can be found online at odessapd.com or on OPD’s Facebook page.Police are asking anyone with information regarding the identity of the four suspects to call the OPD Criminal Investigation Division at 432-335-3333 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference case No. 18-19402. Anyone with information in reference to the identity of the four suspects shown below is encouraged to contact the Odessa Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 432-335-3333 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference Case #18-19402.center_img Home Local News Crime Police searching for 7-Eleven robbers Facebook Police searching for man connected to hit and run Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleFive things you need to know today, May 9Next articleDAILY OIL PRICE: May 9 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – May 9, 2018 Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends Police are searching for four suspects who reportedly robbed a 7-Eleven cashier at gunpoint early Wednesday morning.Officers were called about a panic alarm around 3:52 a.m. Wednesday at 7-Eleven, 1401 W. University Blvd., an Odessa Police Department news release stated.The complainant told police upon arrival he had been robbed at gunpoint, the release detailed.Four men had entered the business and pointed a gun at the complainant demanding money, the release stated, and then fled the scene with stolen merchandise and were last seen running west and then south. Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death last_img read more

BIMCO: Record High Seaborne US Crude Oil Exports in June 2019

first_imgThe highest U.S. crude oil exports to China in 11 months lifted total seaborne U.S. crude oil exports to a record high at 11.9 million tonnes in June 2019, according to shipping association BIMCO.Also contributing to the June record was South Korea, as exports to the other main Far Eastern buyer reached an all-time high volume of 2.3 million tonnes.Between June 1 and June 30, 1.2 million tonnes were shipped to China, up from 1 million tonnes in May and worlds apart from no exports at all in the months of August through October in 2018 and again in January 2019.“From being a very consistent and significant buyer of U.S. crude oil until the trade war changed it all, China was back above a million tonnes in June 2019,” Peter Sand, BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst, said.“As China stopped buying in August 2018, South Korea became the number 1 destination for U.S. seaborne crude oil, taking 1.5 million tonnes on average per month in 2019, and setting a record of 2.3 million tonnes in June 2019.“From a shipping perspective, long-haul exports to Asia are great. As China retreated last year, India, Taiwan, Japan and Singapore stepped up alongside South Korea to keep the very long sailing distances around. Tonne mile demand was also record high in June.”South Korea took over as main destinationTaking 2.3 million tonnes of crude oil from the U.S. in June, meant that South Korea was the main destination, buying 19% of total seaborne U.S. crude oil exports in that month, BIMCO noted.Even though it isn’t crude oil of the same characteristics, the growth in South Korean imports from the U.S. comes at a time when it’s been cutting its imports from Iran significantly. South Korean imports from Iran are down from 1.2 million tonnes in March to zero in May and June, the shipping association cited official statistics.The same goes for India, which imported an average of 1.3 million tonnes in March through June from the U.S., while cutting its Iranian imports sharply from 1.4 million tonnes in March and April to zero in June. India used to be Iran’s second largest buyer of crude oil after China.“Despite growing tonne mile demand, crude oil tanker earnings have generally been lossmaking so far in 2019,” Sand explained.last_img read more

Badly decomposed body found in West Delray Beach

first_imgPolice discovered a badly decomposed body in West Delray Beach Friday morning.Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman, Teri Barbera, said the body was found shortly before 10 a.m. by a member of Otero Nursery near  155th Lane South.Police say the body appears to be a man, and no foul play is suspected.There is a homeless camp in this area, said the sheriff’s office.Detectives are currently investigating, and an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death, said Barbera.last_img read more

Home cooking can’t power Wildcats past Immaculata at KVC

first_img“In particular Laura Soukeroff and Chelsie Van Brynen (both Grade 12s) who had limited roles last year but are now feeling more comfortable on the floor and are recognizing that as Grade 12s this is their time to take charge,” Moreira added.Immaculata finished on top of the table following round robin play and easily disposed of J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail 2-0 in one semi final.Meanwhile Mount Sentinel took second after pool play. The Cats defeated Kootenay rival Selkirk Storm of Kimberley during the round robin, then knocked off the Bavarian City squad in the other semi final, this time 15-13 in the third game of the match.“We had three important victories,” Moreira explained. “We beat Selkirk twice, both very close and in three sets, and also beat Fernie. Both teams are solid and athletic and we need to beat them both to advance to provincials.”Fernie finished fifth in the tournament followed by A.L. Fortune of Enderby and Osoyoos.Mount Sentinel has little time to relax as the team travels to Kelowna to compete in the UBC/O High School Volleyball tournament.“We sill have lots of work ahead of us to compete with the really good teams in the province,” Moreira explained. “At the moment “slow and steady” is a good pace for us (because) without Grade 11’s on the team we must rely on our Grade 10’s to play beyond their level of maturity.”RALLY POINT: Immaculata, currently second in the B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball rankings, may jump into the number one slot. Selkirk will most likely drop down the table from seventh to ninth while the Wildcats of Mount Sentinel could move into eighth [email protected] By Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson DailyThe weekend saw the Mount Sentinel Wildcats move up the competitive ladder, just not enough to capture the overall title at the Kootenay Volleyball Classic Saturday in South Slocan.Immaculata defeated the host Cats 2-1 (25-16, 23-25, 15-8) to claim the overall High School Girl’s Volleyball tournament at the Mount Sentinel gymnasium.“(This) was a good weekend for us,” said Sentinel coach Joe Moreira. “We had important contributions from a number of players who are beginning to play with more confidence.”last_img read more

Naspers spreads Russian web

first_imgNaspers operates in 129 countries around the world, with the group’s most significant operations in emerging markets including South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, China, Central and Eastern Europe, India, Brazil, Russia and Thailand. DST, together with its affiliate DST Global, also holds stakes in internet world leaders such as Facebook, Zynga and Groupon. It is a privately held company backed by leading international financial institutions and companies. As part of the deal, Naspers’ Myriad International Holdings subsidiary will take a 28.7% stake in Digital Sky Technologies (DST) in return for a 39.3% stake in Mail.ru, as well as investing US$388-million in cash. After completion of the transaction, DST will own nearly 100% of the Mail.ru portal, which has over 50-million registered email accounts, is a leading social network in Russia and also has a leading market share in multiplayer online gaming in Russian-speaking markets. DST was founded in 2005 and is one of the largest internet companies in the Russian-speaking and Eastern European markets and one of the leading investment groups globally to exclusively focus on internet-related companies. South African media group Naspers is to acquire a stake in Digital Sky Technologies, one of the largest internet companies in the Russian-speaking markets, in return for its stake in Russian internet portal Mail.ru, as well as a cash investment. Leading online brands “This opportunity further expands our exposure to emerging markets and the fast-growing internet sector.”center_img SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Naspers and DST have worked closely together over the past three years as co-owners of Mail.ru, and the transaction will enable them to further strengthen that relationship. In April this year, DST acquired the ICQ instant messaging service from America’s AOL. “We have known DST and its management for years and we share a similar view and approach,” Naspers’ head of internet operations, Antoine Roux, said in a statement this week. “We are excited to strengthen our partnership. “Naspers’s strategic insight has already proven to be valuable in our partnership, and we welcome the expertise they will bring to DST,” said DST chief executive Yuri Milner. “We are delighted to announce this transaction and look forward to creating further value through our relationship.” 15 July 2010last_img read more

Miami County Agricultural Society putting New Holland T5.110 to work

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Miami County Agricultural Society received a big blue present last week from Apple Farm Service: a new tractor! A New Holland T5.110 was delivered to the Miami County Fairgrounds on  June 10 for the next six months. This 114 horse-power tractor will be used for numerous tasks around the grounds, such as mowing, raking the track, maintaining the barns, and anything else where a utility tractor can help.“We’ve already had fun putting this tractor to work,” said Nick Shellenberger, president of the Miami County Agricultural Society. “We’re thankful that Apple Farm Service thought of us when they ordered this utility tractor!”The Miami County Fairgrounds will be allowed to use this new tractor for six months thanks to a community involvement project between New Holland and their local dealerships.“Apple Farm Service is glad to give back to the Miami County Ag Society,” said Bill Apple, President of Apple Farm Service. “New Holland enjoys working with local dealerships to help their community through programs such as these. The traditions and memories at the Miami County Fair are something we believe in and want to preserve. We’re glad to help in any way we can.”After six months this New Holland T5.110 will find a new home. A well-deserving farmer can take this tractor home with a sizable discount and all the perks of a new tractor, including a new warranty. However, for now, this blue tractor will help the Miami County Ag Society get ready for another summer of events.last_img read more

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first_imgMan Utd defender Maguire: I’m here to stayby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveHarry Maguire insists he has settled at Manchester United.The England international arrived from Leicester City in the summer for a world-record fee.”I’m enjoying being part of such a big club,” he said. “I’m going to be part of this club for the future – I signed a long-term contract here, so I knew I was coming in straight away and aiming to bridge the gap to the top two [in the Premier League]. “I’m looking forward to progressing in the future and I want to be part of that.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Fort St John Legion set to honour veterans this Sunday

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – This Sunday the Royal Canadian Legion in Fort St. John is inviting everyone to come and gather to remember fallen veterans and their comrades.As of Wednesday, the Poppy Campaign has raised $28,000 out of the $45,000 fundraising goal.  The public is welcomed to participate in the Sunday’s events starting with the Parade at 10 am and ending at the Cenotaph where the Flags March will be at 10:45 am.The Remembrance Service will to start after the Flags March inside the Legion where the seating is on a first come, first serve basis as it is a smaller space. The public is encouraged after the service to socialize and interact with the communities Veterans and Legion members. The Legion will also celebrate the Bells of Peace at 5:01 p.m. on Sunday. On 11 November 1918, many communities across the world celebrated the Armistice which ended the hostilities of the First World War by ringing bells. The Bells of Peace commemorates 100 years of the end of WW1.last_img read more