Why I’d follow Warren Buffett and buy cheap shares today

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address 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. Many of today’s cheap shares could hold appeal for investors such as Warren Buffett. His focus on achieving a discount to a company’s intrinsic value when purchasing shares could provide scope for capital appreciation over the long run.With many other mainstream assets such as bonds and cash offering low returns at the present time, undervalued stocks may prove to be a profitable long-term investment.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…Weak investor sentiment towards today’s cheap sharesDespite the stock market’s rebound since its March lows, many cheap shares are currently available to buy. Investors have a downbeat view of a number of sectors that face challenging operating conditions in the short run.But search out companies within those sectors that have solid financial positions and competitive advantages. These may be likely to survive difficult current circumstances to benefit from a likely economic recovery.Warren Buffett has previously purchased cheap stocks to generate high returns in the long run. Buying a company for less than it’s worth may also reduce an investor’s overall risks. They’ll obtain a wider margin of safety in case its future performance is less positive than expected.Recovering share pricesOf course, there’s no guarantee that today’s cheap shares will recover from their current low prices. The economic outlook could worsen. Meanwhile, some companies may be unable to adapt their business models to changing operating conditions.However, the track record of investors such as Warren Buffett shows that a long-term recovery is likely. He has benefitted from the world economy’s persistent return to impressive levels of GDP growth following a variety of crises.For example, over the past 20 years, the early 2000s recession and the global financial crisis caused some stocks to trade at extremely low levels for a period of time. Following them, the world economy returned to positive growth over the long run. This prompted improving operating conditions and stronger investor sentiment towards previous cheap shares.A lack of relative appealCheap shares may also be appealing today because of a lack of opportunities available elsewhere. Low interest rates mean cash and bonds have disappointing returns. Therefore, they’re unlikely to make up the majority of an investor’s portfolio.Meanwhile, high house prices may mean returns on property investment may be less impressive than those made on undervalued shares.Of course, there may be further challenges ahead for the stock market. Risks such as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and Brexit may limit the scope for stock markets to rise in the short run.Therefore, diversifying across a range of cheap stocks could be a sound move. It may limit risk and allow an investor to follow in Warren Buffett’s footsteps to outperform the stock market. Certainly as it delivers likely further growth in the coming years. Image source: The Motley Fool 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. 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RSF Index 2020: UK ranking declines following the murder of journalist Lyra McKee

first_img United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Organized crimeImprisonedWomenFreedom of expressionJudicial harassmentViolence Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information February 28, 2020 Find out more RSF_en UK: Legal arguments during the first week of Julian Assange’s extradition hearing highlight lack of US evidence February 3, 2020 Find out more United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Organized crimeImprisonedWomenFreedom of expressionJudicial harassmentViolence News Follow the news on United Kingdom April 20, 2020 – Updated on April 21, 2020 RSF Index 2020: UK ranking declines following the murder of journalist Lyra McKee Dispatch: One year after the killing of Lyra McKee, press freedom remains under threat in Northern Ireland News Reports UK: Banning of journalists from Downing Street press briefing latest worrying move by Boris Johnson’s new government News The UK has dropped two places to 35th out of 180 countries in Reporters Without Borders’ (RSF’s) 2020 World Press Freedom Index, published today. Although the UK government played a key role in promoting media freedom globally, its efforts were undermined by domestic developments, including the murder of Lyra McKee and active threats to the safety of journalists in Northern Ireland, and the detention of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who faces possible extradition to the US. to go further Organisation April 16, 2020 Find out more In 2019, the UK co-hosted the inaugural Global Conference for Media Freedom and co-founded the Media Freedom Coalition, which were significant steps in the global promotion of media freedom. However a number of domestic concerns undermined the UK’s international leadership role and resulted in the decline in ranking in the 2020 Index.The murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry, Northern Ireland, on 18 April 2019 marked a staggering low point for press freedom in the UK, where a journalist had not been killed in the line of duty since the assassination of Martin O’Hagan in September 2001. Journalists who cover organised crime and paramilitary activity in Northern Ireland continued to face serious threats to their safety.Although the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport announced in July it would establish a National Committee for the Safety of Journalists and a National Action Plan on Safety of Journalists, no apparent progress was made towards launching these initiatives.The sentencing of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to a disproportionate jail term of 50 weeks for breaking bail also marred the UK’s press freedom record in 2019, as did the Home Office’s decision to green light the US extradition request. Assange remained in custody at the high security Belmarsh Prison despite widespread international concern for his health and safety, including by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture.“With coronavirus and other converging crises presenting unprecedented threats to press freedom globally, it is more important than ever for democratic states to lead by example. The UK should be performing better on the World Press Freedom Index, and must address these domestic concerns as a matter of priority. Concrete steps should be taken to ensure the safety of journalists in the wake of Lyra McKee’s murder, and Julian Assange should be released – and certainly not extradited to the US”, said RSF UK Bureau Director Rebecca Vincent.RSF also noted concern over problematic provisions of counter-terrorism and crime legislation adopted in 2019, as well as the pursuit by the London Metropolitan Police of the publication of leaked information from diplomatic cables as a criminal matter.Notes to editors:Before its decline to 35th in the 2020 World Press Freedom Index, the UK had risen seven places in the 2019 Index, bringing it to 33rd after spending the previous two years ranked at 40th.For more information on the press freedom situation in Northern Ireland, read RSF’s report following a research mission in March 2020.For more information on the press freedom implications of the case against Julian Assange, read RSF’s analysis after monitoring the first week of his US extradition hearing at the Woolwich Crown Court in February 2020.UK press contact: Rebecca Vincent at [email protected] last_img read more

Hidden Gems of Ocean City

first_imgSpoon & Sip is located between 8th & 9th Street on Asbury Avenue. By Phoebe PrettymanThere are so many amazing places to eat and shop at in Ocean City, it can be hard to branch out and find places outside of your “usual”. Among the mainstream businesses there is a plethora of “hidden gems” throughout the town. Everything from ice cream shops to boutiques, there is something for everyone.When you are looking for a tasty but healthy treat you have to try Spoon & Sip, located on Asbury Avenue. It is a new business that has a unique story. Store owner, Britney Stein, grew up in Ocean City and always envisioned herself as a business owner. Over the past year, her dream came true. On December 1st, at the age of 19, she opened her very own café that specializes in healthy treats including frozen yogurt, smoothie bowls, juices, and smoothies.“Our big thing is personalization” Stein explained while talking about their philosophy. Everything they offer is made to order and can be personalized to satisfy the customers likes.They are also very involved with the community. They have participated in many events such as “Dancing for Hailey”, OCHS After Prom, Friday with Friends, and many more. Stein believes it is important to stay involved in the community to establish a local vibe and especially since they are opened all year round.Go to 838 Asbury Ave for a sweet and healthy treat!Santucci’s walk-up counter gives customers the option to eat on the go.When you are craving something savory, Santucci’s Origninal Square Pizza on the boardwalk is a must. This pizzeria specializes in deep dish pizza, different than any other pizza in Ocean City. Store manager Leo Castillo explains, “the pizza is like a deep dish [because of] the thickness and the sauce, with the cheese on the bottom and the sauce on the top it is like an upside down pizza basically”.This restaurant is an expansion to their business located in Philadelphia. Castillo explained how they wanted to bring a high quality and different kind of pizza to the boardwalk to add depth to the already existing options.Taste the difference at this authentic restaurant located between 9th and 10th street on the boardwalk!Scoop Box has plenty of outdoor seating and is a perfect place to enjoy a frozen treat.If you are looking for a splurge, you have to try the ice cream at the Scoop Box. This little Ice Cream shop has an interesting history. Located on the corner of 34th Street and West Avenue, this shop is a part of the 34th Street Market. The Scoop Box, formerly known as the Crab Box, became an addition to the market in 2007.The 34th Street Market, that has been around for over 40 years, offers locally grown fresh produce, flowers, bike rentals, and of course ice cream! The Scoop Box has both hand scooped and soft serve ice cream with dozens of toppings to choose from.Longtime employee Issy Gilhooley told me about her favorites, “I like the hot waffles because you can get whatever ice cream and toppings you want I also like the salted Carmel pretzel and birthday cake ice cream!”. The possibilities and combonations of delicious treats are endless.Be sure to treat yourself to some dessert at the Scoop Box on 34th Street and West Avenue!Sand & Stitch boutique is an ideal place to stop as you take a stroll on the Boardwalk.When you are looking for a boutique, stop by Sand and Stitch! They are entering their second year on the boardwalk and it is a must for any fashionista. This ladies’ boutique focuses on high quality and trendy clothing. With both women’s dresses and athleisure wear, there is something for every girl.Meryl Bangelov, store owner, explained how they, “wanted to do something new and fresh”. That is just what they did by bringing this shop to the Ocean City boardwalk. There are so many t-shirt stores, pizza places, surf shops, and beach necessity stores. Therefore, this boutique is unique because they add a different type of product to the mix.Stop by Sand and Stich located in between 8th and 9th street on the boardwalk!last_img read more