Forget gold and Bitcoin. Here’s how I’d invest today to achieve financial freedom

first_img The spread of coronavirus has contributed to a substantial fall in the share prices of a wide range of companies in the first couple of months of 2020. In the near term, this trend could continue depending on the severity of the spread of the disease.By contrast, the prices of gold and Bitcoin have made gains since the start of the year. This could mean that investors determine that now is the right time to buy them, since they could continue their recent trends over the coming months.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…However, the track record of the stock market suggests that buying during its downturns is a shrewd move. As such, purchasing a variety of shares today could improve your chances of achieving financial freedom in the long run.Risks aheadThe stock market’s performance could continue to be weak in the short run. Investor sentiment has deteriorated significantly over the past few months, and could remain at a lower level than it has done in recent years.One reason for this is that the world economy faces numerous risks at the present time. As well as coronavirus, there are political challenges in the US and UK, while the performance of major economies such as the EU and China have been somewhat disappointing in recent months. These factors could cause investors to maintain a cautious stance towards equities, which may equate to reduced demand for stocks in the coming months.Track recordOf course, stock market declines are not a new phenomenon. Share prices have experienced booms and busts since their inception. Historically, the stock market has always recovered from even its worst bear markets. Therefore, investors who are able to purchase companies while they trade on low valuations could be rewarded with high returns in the subsequent recovery phase.At the present time, many stocks appear to offer good value for money. Investors seem to have priced in the potential for a worsening of the global economic outlook. This may mean that investors are able to buy high-quality shares while they offer wide margins of safety, which could enable them to generate high portfolio returns in the long run.DiversificationClearly, the prospects for the world economy are uncertain right now. As such, while specific sectors such as consumer goods, retail and banking may appear to be relatively attractive, diversifying across a wide range of industries could be a sensible move. It may reduce your overall risk, and could enable you to capitalise on strong growth rates from a variety of sectors.Although in the short run the stock market may underperform assets such as gold and Bitcoin, in the long run its current valuation suggests that it can deliver impressive returns which boost your financial prospects. Therefore, now could be the right time to focus your capital on undervalued shares. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Forget gold and Bitcoin. Here’s how I’d invest today to achieve financial freedom Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Peter Stephens Peter Stephens | Thursday, 12th March, 2020 last_img read more

Chris Horsman – Wales

first_imgChris HorsmanBefore the Welsh prop was forced to retire due to neck injuries, he sat down with Rugby World to chat about his kids, travelling, Matthew Rees, Band Aid and being allergic to DIY. RUGBY WORLD: You were called up from the UK as a late replacement for Wales’ second Test against Australia. How did you find it?CHRIS HORSMAN: It was interesting, but I didn’t see much. I just went to the hotel, the stadium and home again!RW: Didn’t you get a bit disorientated when you first arrived in Brisbane?CH: Yeah. We were staying in the Hilton and it was the afternoon when I got there so I was told to have just an hour’s sleep before training. I woke up and didn’t know where I was. All I could think about was where my kids – Dan, 2, and Grace, 4 – were. I thought I’d left them on their own in a 30-storey building. I was in a right panic, then I remembered I was in Australia not Bristol.RW: Do you remember much about coming on as a sub in the game?CH: You switch on for the game. As soon as you run onto the field you forget you have only just got out there and it felt like I’d been with the squad for three weeks. By the time I got to Brisbane airport the next day, though, I was shattered. I took a couple of sleeping tablets and slept all the way to Bangkok, then I had a chance to buy my kids some presents.RW: Do they watch you play on TV?CH: My son does, but my daughter’s seen a couple of games when I’ve been told off by the ref so she doesn’t like it.Nicknames, Nerves and New beginnings…RW: What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen or heard on the pitch?CH: Nothing funny ever happens to me – I’m either told off or sent off! But I did hear this great story from Matthew Rees. He was on the bench for Pontypridd in a cup game in France and he was sat with Mefin Davies watching the second half and talking. Then a scrum formed and everyone was looking around for the hooker – Matthew had forgotten he’d been sent on for Mefin at half-time.RW: What about practical jokes?CH: Tim Collier and I are notorious in the changing room at Worcester. We sit in the corner with Chris and Lee Fortey and Tony Windo, and all get stuck into each other. There’s been cars covered in shaving foam and someone put a dog turd in Tim’s trainers. We have an agreement in our corner, though, that you can’t throw your toys out of the pram. Kai Horstmann gets a lot of grief off us and likes it when I’m on Wales duty, although Tim seems to miss me.RW: Do you have a nickname? TAGS: Worcester Warriors Check out the clip of his new career… CH: Horse. My middle name is Les and the lads also call me Lay-by Les because they all overtake me doing 55mph on the motorway. I’m just never in a rush.RW: Have you ever been starstruck?CH: I once met Michaela Strachan when I was 21. I had a big crush on her and was a bit of a jibbering wreck.RW: Do you have a karaoke song?CH: The Band Aid song. After my first cap I sang Mandy by Barry Manilow and I’ve had a few encore requests. Alun-Wyn Jones thinks he’s a great singer. He may have a better voice than me but he’s not a better showman – you’ve got to work the bus!RW: What would you like to achieve outside of rugby?CH: I’d like to get my loft done before Christmas – and my bathroom.RW: Do you like DIY?CH: Oh no, I’m getting people in to do it. I come from a long line of non-DIYers. I’ve tried but things just fall apart.RW: What embarrasses you?CH: Not much, I don’t get embarrassed easily. Actually, my partner Angie’s singing. I’ve got a lovely mother-in-law and two lovely sisters-in-law, but when they’re all in Bristol they like to sing to the kids – anything that’s out of tune.Even though Chris has retired, he still remains immersed in the sport. He is now a trained referee, ironic really, as he was always on the wrong side of the law. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Oyamel House / RP Arquitectos

first_imgArchDaily Architects: RP Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Manufacturers: Cemex, Interceramic, TecnoliteArchitect In Charge:Rafael Pardo RamosStructural Project:Rafael Gonzalo Jorge Zaldo MartínezCity:XalapaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of RP Arquitectos +Adrián LabastidaText description provided by the architects. Oyamel emerges from the earth, shyly facing the street yet turning boldly towards the Cofre de Perote and the Pico de Orizaba, which are framed by its architectural tendency to seek the unfolding of interior space to the exterior. It exists in dialogue with its environment, on a large plot of land. The ideal place will be in the center, just at the border of the ravine, under shelter and in harmony with the greenery.Save this picture!Courtesy of RP Arquitectos +Adrián LabastidaThe extensive use of concrete suggests a rock in the hill; the horizontal frame houses the spaces which move in rhythm with the surroundings; walls, slab and floor which boast a tonal palette that remains primitive while the brilliance of color is left to the visuals outside. A board frame was used to reduce the waste of wood. It complements the rustic aesthetic, which is to dialogue with the surroundings. The honest lines of concrete are permeable to the landscape. The juxtaposition of the spaces evokes a photographic frame of the views of the forest.Save this picture!Courtesy of RP Arquitectos +Adrián LabastidaAt first sight, three solid introverted spaces jump out, jealous of the interior but open to the landscape to maintain euphony with the views. In the first are the social spaces that converse directly with the exterior through large openings covered with aluminum and crystal: the living – dining room and the game room are anchored in the same center for their synchrony of activities and the link with the pool and the terrace. Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanIn a nearby private wing, the kitchen debates with the service area, the social space and the breakfast nook which sustains an affinity with the social spaces outside.Right next to the kitchen is the covered garage for four cars, a level below the ground floor so as not to mar the façade. Save this picture!Courtesy of RP Arquitectos +Adrián LabastidaIn the following space is the television room and two bedrooms for the children, with their own dressing room and bathroom. Under the shade of the third space is a contemplative terrace and a gymnasium.Save this picture!First Floor PlanA proud space parallel to the first rounds off the ridge. It hosts the master bedroom and bathroom and an ample dressing room, as well as a private television room and terrace which delights with the ethereal views of the landscape.Save this picture!Courtesy of RP Arquitectos +Adrián LabastidaThe concrete structure and ribbed slabs allow flexibility in the space, aside from large clearings with svelte elements that maintain a visual lightness.Steel supports are housed in the blind walls, in order to hold up the overhangs.In this home, the concrete is the finish, covering 95%Save this picture!Courtesy of RP Arquitectos +Adrián LabastidaProject gallerySee allShow lessFinalists for Boston’s 2017 Harleston Parker Medal AnnouncedArchitecture NewsCambridge To Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition Announces ShortlistArchitecture News Share Save this picture!Courtesy of RP Arquitectos +Adrián Labastida+ 17 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Oyamel House / RP Arquitectos “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Xalapa, Mexico Projects “COPY” Houses Oyamel House / RP ArquitectosSave this projectSaveOyamel House / RP Arquitectos Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Mexico 2014 CopyAbout this officeRP ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesXalapaMexicoPublished on August 26, 2017Cite: “Oyamel House / RP Arquitectos” 26 Aug 2017. 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Limerick to show it’s Got Talent

first_imgLinkedin Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSave the sausagesNext articleCarducci Quartet will open Autumn series Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. LIMERICK’S Got Talent will take to the Lime Tree Theatre from August 20 to 23 in a showcase of local talent which will simultaneously raise funds for multiple sclerosis.This year’s competition has moved to accommodate the tremendous support and interest from the Limerick public who have been treated to spectacular entertainment in the previous four years of its existence.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Producer Mike O’Connor said: “We are looking forward to this year’s competition with great excitement and curiosity to see how the acts take to performing on the bigger stage at Lime Tree to see how they make the transition.”Previous winners of the competition have gone on to make a big name for themselves, with inaugural winners Animal Beats touring America, Flawless dance troupe appearing on The Late Late Show and contortionist Daragh Merritt joining Fossett’s Circus. Mr O’Connor said that the variety of winners goes to show the diverse range of performers that take part in the Limerick’s Got Talent competition.“We have dancers, singers, novelty acts and whatever, and this is the first time we’ve ever had an Irish dancer involved so we’re quite pleased with that. It’s quite a mixture. We’ve had people applying this year that are doing karate exposés.”Three heats involving 41 acts in total will take place from Tuesday 20 to August 22, with a five-strong judging panel choosing three acts to qualify for the final. The public will get to choose one act to advance and there is also the strong possibility of a wildcard selection.The final on Friday August 23 will be decided by a panel of judges, who will choose the overall winner in addition to category winners for best vocal, best band, best dance, best novely act and, new to 2013, best original song. Twitter LifestyleEntertainmentNewsLocal NewsLimerick to show it’s Got TalentBy Liam Togher – August 15, 2013 725 Limerick musician opens a chapter on bedtime stories Print TAGSentertainmentLimerick’s Got TalentMike O’Connor center_img WhatsApp News Roundup | January 11, 2020 News Roundup | January 18, 2020 Facebook News Roundup | January 24, 2020 Email Film column – The Grudge First Grammy nomination for The Cranberries with ‘In The End’last_img read more

Franklin Templeton: Karnataka HC To Start Hearing Petitions Against Winding Up Of Debt Schemes From August 12

first_imgNews UpdatesFranklin Templeton: Karnataka HC To Start Hearing Petitions Against Winding Up Of Debt Schemes From August 12 Mustafa Plumber6 Aug 2020 5:31 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court will commence hearing on a daily basis on petitions challenging winding up of six debt schemes of Franklin Templeton, from August 12. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Ashok S Kinagi said that it will first hear the counsel in a petition filed before the Delhi High court, followed by Gujarat and Madras High Courts. It has put the counsels on…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?LoginThe Karnataka High Court will commence hearing on a daily basis on petitions challenging winding up of six debt schemes of Franklin Templeton, from August 12. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Ashok S Kinagi said that it will first hear the counsel in a petition filed before the Delhi High court, followed by Gujarat and Madras High Courts. It has put the counsels on notice that on August 21, the matter will be taken up for hearing for the entire day and the counsels should adjust their timetables accordingly. The bench began hearing on the petitions after the Supreme Court on June 19 directed the transfer of all the petitions filed in different high courts to the Karnataka High Court, for fresh hearing and disposal. The apex court has fixed a deadline of three months for the high court to decide on the petitions. Earlier , the Gujarat High Court had put on hold Franklin Templeton MF’s e-voting process for winding up of the six mutual fund schemes. Franklin Templeton had filed a petition in Supreme Court challenging the stay granted by Gujarat high court on the e-voting process. Sustaining the interim order of the Gujarat High Court, the SC transferred the matters to Karnataka HC. It was in April that Franklin Templeton announced its decision to wind up six debt funds citing low liquidity. Nearly three lakh investors are estimated to be affected by this decision. Next Storylast_img read more

New unofficial Rightmove tool enables users to see property price reductions

first_imgHome » News » New unofficial Rightmove tool enables users to see property price reductions previous nextProptechNew unofficial Rightmove tool enables users to see property price reductionsExtension for Chrome browser users turns Rightmove into Zoopla by displaying price drops, dates and listing date.Nigel Lewis15th June 2018051,349 Views  A Google Chrome extension has been launched that enables house hunters to see price reductions on individual properties on the Rightmove website.The extension, which is free and currently has nearly 500 users, enables those using the browser extension to to access the same price variation figures that Zoopla offers on its website. Rightmove has not sanctioned or approved the PropertyLog service. The service initially also offered the ability to leave comments, but was withdrawn after the developer took fright at potential exposure to defamatory remarks made via the PropertyLog service.When Zoopla launched in 2008, one of the key differences between it and Rightmove at the time was its price change data, a service that Rightmove has always eschewed.The PropertyLog Chrome extension  – if it gains wider usage – will mean agents who prefer Rightmove because it doesn’t reveal their clients’ property price reductions and length of time on the market – and failure to sell them – will no longer be able to hide their difficulties on the portal.Rightmove toolPropertyLog has been developed by an anonymous geek who is based in Didcot in Oxfordshire. They use the hande @gettingbored on the forum and describe themselves as a ‘former PropertyBee user’.“Hundreds of hours and many late nights have gone into the development of the extension,” their website says.PropertyBee – which until recently offered a similar service via the Firefox browser also for Rightmove and is operated by house valuations website – has recently all but closed.Read read more about Proptech.  house prices propertybee propertylog rightmove tool Rightmove Chrome extension June 15, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Virtual valuations platform launches to replace physical house visits

first_imgHome » News » Virtual valuations platform launches to replace physical house visits previous nextProptechVirtual valuations platform launches to replace physical house visitsNorth-West proptech firm with national ambitions, claims its platform is a win-win for both agents and vendors.Nigel Lewis14th October 202002,917 Views A young businessman in the North West of England has launched a new service that brings together estate agents and vendors on one virtual valuations platform.Called VenGent, it is initially being rolled out in Liverpool and Manchester but, founder Bobby Gee tells The Negotiator, they’ve already had agents from other parts of the country get in contact.The service helps agents win instructions without having to visit homes in person during the Covid crisis, and also enables vendors to choose from a wider range of agents in their area.VenGent is free to vendors and enables them to upload pictures and details of their property to the site, which subscribing agents are then able to ‘bid’ on by providing details of their valuation of the property and their proposed fee.All the offers are then compiled into one short document for the vendor to read including information on each agent’s average selling time (in weeks), the percentage of properties sold or let at the asking price, and also the portals they use.Covid valuations“Also, vendors don’t have to worry about having multiple estate agents round to view your property during Covid,” says Gee.“And it saves agents a lot of time and expense of having to attend valuations.“The feedback from customers and estate agents has been overwhelmingly positive.”Gee says agents, unlike other comparison sites who often take a slice of the sales fee, VenGent charges estate agencies a monthly subscription of £40 to use the service.The service is very new – the company behind it was only registered five weeks ago but already has its first properties listed.Read more about virtual valuations.Visit VenGent.Virtual valuations VenGent Bobby Gee October 14, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Route 30 in Hubbardton to close Thursday for culvert repair

first_imgThe Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) on Thursday, October 13 will close a small section of Route 30 in Hubbardton so that work crews can replace a culvert that was badly damaged by Tropical Storm Irene. The repair work ‘ which will take two days to complete ‘ is considered temporary and designed to allow Route 30 to operate safely through the winter. Crews will return sometime after winter to make more permanent repairs. The culvert is located under Route 30 in the area along Beebe Pond. Work will begin at sunup on Thursday, October 13, and is scheduled to finish by sundown on Friday, October 14. During construction, Route 30 in this area will be closed to all traffic. Truck traffic during construction will be rerouted around the area. The detour will direct large, commercial vehicles to use Route 4 to the south and Route 73 to the north, where they can then connect with Route 22A to continue their north/south journey. Small pleasure vehicles are encouraged to seek more local alternate routes. For up-to-date information on storm-related openings and closings, people can call VTrans recovery call center at 1-800-866-7099 or go to the agency’s homepage at is external) where they can sign up for alerts pushed to their mobile phone. You can also follow VTrans’ recovery efforts on both Facebook and Twitter.VTrans. 10.11.2011last_img read more

Who are you?

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr If I asked you who you are, how would you respond? Most likely, you’d reply with your name and job title, right?Now, why is that? I didn’t ask you what you DO, I asked you who you ARE. Turns out, a lot of us define ourselves by what we do – turning our day jobs into our identities. Now, don’t get me wrong, your job takes up 40+ of your 168 hours each week so it is a huge part of your life. But why has it become the ultimate identifier for us?During 2018, I had the incredible opportunity to take part in the FLY (Future Leaders of YMC) program. I could say a lot about the experience and everything it taught me about leadership, the industry, my coworkers and myself. I could write blogs upon blogs about the personal breakthroughs that I made during my time as a FLY participant, but I’ll focus on just one today – my identity.I learned that being a leader is more than the job title stamped on your name plate.A higher location in the chain of command does not equate to improved leadership skills, and a change in status does not magically make you a leader. Your actions do. How you motivate your team, how you converse with your coworkers, how you delegate and communicate with your people and how you inspire success in those around you define your leadership skills. continue reading »last_img read more

Argentina exceeds 100,000 cases of novel coronavirus

first_imgMauro Grossman, an intensive care doctor at Ezeiza Hospital in Buenos Aires, told Reuters he believed the peak was approaching. “We believe this peak will plateau and not decrease for a while,” he said. “That is the most dangerous thing, being at peak for a long time, that is what is going to make beds fill up much faster and the intensive care beds get quickly occupied.”Some 12.81 million coronavirus cases have been confirmed worldwide, and 565,231 people have died, according to a Reuters count.The United States has the highest number of cases in the world, with 3.26 million and 134,654 deaths. Other countries with high rates of infections include Brazil, India and Russia.The coronavirus has also hit Argentina’s economy hard, when it was already heading into its third year of recession at a time when it seeks to restructure $65 billion in debt. The death toll in Argentina from COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, is 1,845, a far cry from the 71,469 in Brazil by Sunday and the 11,682 in Peru.But confirmed case numbers moved into four figures daily in early June and for the past four days have hit at least 3,000 daily.Carla Vizzotti, deputy health minister, said the lockdowns would be maintained while hospitals continued to fill up.”What we want to do is…decrease virus transmission and buy more time for the health service to be able to respond,” she said. Argentina exceeded 100,000 cases of novel coronavirus infections on Sunday as it struggles to contain spiraling case rates despite a strict quarantine imposed on the capital Buenos Aires and its surroundings.The health ministry said 2,657 new cases confirmed overnight took the total to 100,166.The South American country imposed a strict quarantine in mid-March to stop the pandemic. It relaxed restrictions slightly in May but then reinstated them in late June for Buenos Aires and its surroundings due to a spike in cases.center_img Topics :last_img read more