Go Life International Limited (GOLI.mu) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgGo Life International Limited (GOLI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Go Life International Limited (GOLI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Go Life International Limited (GOLI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Go Life International Limited (GOLI.mu)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileGo Life International Limited is a multi-faceted healthcare company that offers products serving market needs in pharmaceuticals, generics, nutraceuticals, and medical consumables through to high end sophisticated hospital equipment. Go Life International Limited has a primary listing on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and a secondary listing on the AltX of the Johannesburg Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe Limited (CSZL.zw) HY2021 Interim Report

first_imgCassava Smartech Zimbabwe Limited (CSZL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the half year.For more information about Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe Limited (CSZL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe Limited (CSZL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe Limited (CSZL.zw)  2021 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCassava Smartech is a diversified smartech group, with a mandate to use digital solutions to drive socio-economic development, and to improve the overall quality of life for all Africans. We are on a transformational mission, and envision a future whereby our solutions are able to touch every life, bringing positive impact particularly to the millions of previously excluded Africanslast_img read more

Here’s how I’d invest like Britain’s Warren Buffett in 2020

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Alan Oscroft owns shares of Sirius Minerals. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended NMC Health. 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. When I say I’d invest like Britain’s Warren Buffett, I certainly don’t mean I see myself in that role. No, I’m thinking of Terry Smith, who founded Fundsmith in 2010 and has seen it grow to managing £18.8bn of investors’ cash.He’s often dubbed the British Warren Buffett due to his similar investing style, investing for the long-term in “high quality businesses that can sustain a high return on operating capital employed,” while eliminating short-term buying and selling to minimize trading costs. I can certainly see the similarity with the chap from Omaha.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…UK’s biggestThe Fundsmith Equity Fund is the largest in the UK, and it doesn’t charge performance fees.A formative day in my investing career came many years ago, when an investors’ conference I attended featured both Terry Smith and the late Jim Slater as speakers. Slater’s growth investing book, The Zulu Principle, was one of the first I read, and I’d also been reading Smith’s Accounting for Growth.The latter was an exposé of the creative ways companies can manipulate their accounts to hide debts, boost apparent profits, and generally appear to be in far better financial health than they actually are. It was quite a revelation, and it lost Smith his City job at the time, but I reckon it’s helped clean up what can be a seriously dirty business.ComplexityOne thing it taught me is to steer well clear of companies with complicated accounts – things like multiple levels of holding companies dealing with each other, debt and capital moving via chains of intermediaries, and other practices that help make the books pretty much impenetrable.That was one of the big problems with Quindell (later renamed Watchstone) a few years ago, which ended up being forced to restate several years of accounts (downwards, of course).It’s also the reason I’ll never buy shares in NMC Health after the serious accusations made by shorting outfit Muddy Waters. Even if the allegations prove untrue, they have exposed opaque accounting practices and less than ideal corporate governance – had the accounts been transparent, things would be abundantly clear with no reason for mystery and controversy.Doing itSo that’s the first way I’ll try to emulate Terry Smith in 2020, by only investing in companies whose accounting practices are open and transparent. That’s easy to say, but perhaps not so easy to do. For a start, I think I’ll stick to companies practicing and headquartered in countries with better accounting rules. And I’ll run a mile as soon as any doubts are raised.My other approach is really just to follow the Buffett style strategy that I’ve attempted for years, and that’s to always look for profitable and strongly cash generative prospects that satisfy his “wonderful company at a fair price” criterion.Who knows, I might even uncover the odd gem that satisfies both the Buffett/Smith approach and Slater’s growth strategy – and what a find that would be. At any rate, it means no more risks like Sirius Minerals for me. Here’s how I’d invest like Britain’s Warren Buffett in 2020 Alan Oscroft | Sunday, 12th January, 2020 See all posts by Alan Oscroft Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

This is what the experts think you should do in this stock market crash!

first_imgThis is what the experts think you should do in this stock market crash! Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. 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. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Royston Wildcenter_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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Royston Wild | Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 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. Stock investing is an emotional endeavour at the best of times. It’s particularly hard to stay neutral when bear markets are ripping the heart out of your investment portfolio.Many are finding it hard to resist selling everything they own, swallowing their losses and heading for the hills right now. To these people, the thought of not only deciding to sit tight, but taking the opportunity to go on a dip-buying spree, is the thing that only the maddest of the mad would do.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…This is where the successful investors stand out from those who generate mediocre returns. It can be hard to dampen your emotions and quieten the little voice in your head imploring you to ‘sell, sell, sell’. But it’s always those individuals who remain calm and logical who win in these situations.Great tipsAt times like this it pays to listen to what the experts have to say. And words from Mark Walker, managing director of Tollymore Investment Partners, should help to soothe your nerves. He said today: “Investing is not easy, not cosy and at times very uncomfortable. [However] if it doesn’t feel uncomfortable, you are acting consensually, and you are destined for average investment results. The only way to navigate these periods with sanity and resilience is to have a very long-term view.”Walker has the data to back up his glass-half-full take on the situation, too. He said that “the median market performance two years after a correction is 45%”. He added that “investing into corrections is how long-term investors perform better than macro traders and market speculators.”It often pays to take the plunge if you believe in a stock’s investment prospects over the long term in bearish times like these. The Tollymore MD added: “It does not mean that if you invest today the market will not go down further. And if the market declines further it does not mean investing today was the wrong thing to do…. It just means you didn’t pick the bottom.”More Sage adviceGoing on the offensive,when everyone else is losing their heads and selling everything in sight is a critical way to make big returns. It’s one of the reasons why a great many ISA investors have managed to make a fortune down the years.As the so-called Sage of Omaha, Warren Buffett, said: “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.” Admittedly, it’s not a strategy that always pays off. After all, Buffett’s decision to buy Tesco shares when they collapsed back in 2012 is considered (by his own admission) to be one of his biggest professional mistakes.You don’t become one of the world’s wealthiest men by accident or by making poor decisions. Buffett’s personal wealth of $73.7bn (according to Forbes) suggests that this is a man that certainly knows what he’s talking about. And fortunately there’s a galaxy of great stocks that look massively oversold today and thus ripe for some dip buying. So get busy investing, I say, and realise your long-term investment goals.last_img read more

Don’t waste the stock market crash! I’d buy FTSE 100 dividend shares for a passive income

first_imgDon’t waste the stock market crash! I’d buy FTSE 100 dividend shares for a passive income The FTSE 100’s market crash could provide an excellent opportunity for income investors to buy undervalued dividend stocks. Certainly, further declines in the index’s price level may be ahead in the near term. But in the long run, dividend growth plus high yields could lead to generous income returns.Moreover, other mainstream assets such as property, bonds, and cash appear to have unfavourable outlooks. Therefore, now may be the right time to capitalise on the market crash to buy high-yielding FTSE 100 shares.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…Relative appealWith interest rates now at an historic low, income-seekers are much more limited than they perhaps ever have been when it comes to generating a return on their capital. Savings accounts and Cash ISAs now generally offer below-inflation income returns. It’s a similar story for investment-grade bonds. This could mean your capital fails to provide a sufficient income to fund your lifestyle while interest rates are low.Similarly, the returns on buy-to-let properties could prove to be disappointing. Economic challenges facing the UK may limit rental growth. Meanwhile, tax changes over recent years could lead to a lower net return for many landlords.Dividend stocksFTSE 100 dividend stocks may, therefore, offer the most attractive income outlook over the long term. The index’s crash over recent weeks means it now offers a yield of around 6%. This is its highest ever level and, while some dividend cuts have already been announced, there are a number of companies that seem likely to maintain their income payouts in the coming months.Identifying them could be a worthwhile exercise. To achieve this goal, investors may wish to consider the operating outlook for specific businesses. For example, defensive companies operating in sectors that are relatively unreliant on the prospects for the wider economy may not experience a major fall in their profitability. Likewise, companies with dividends amply covered by profit may not feel the need to reduce their shareholder payouts in response to coronavirus.Through purchasing lower-risk FTSE 100 companies, you may not receive the highest yields in the index. Investor sentiment towards high-quality defensive companies may be stronger than it is towards riskier cyclical stocks. However, compared to other mainstream assets, obtaining a relatively resilient 4% or 5% dividend yield could be highly attractive.Return potentialAs well as their income prospects, dividend stocks also offer impressive capital growth potential. The FTSE 100’s recent crash may feel as though it will last forever. But history shows the stock market has always recovered from its various bear markets to post new record highs.Therefore, it’s possible for you to enjoy a growing portfolio over the coming years through capitalising on the FTSE 100’s recent decline. Doing so could improve your financial prospects in the long run. Peter Stephens | Sunday, 5th April, 2020 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 Peter Stephens 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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.center_img See all posts by Peter Stephens I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Stock market crash: This could be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to buy cheap shares

first_img Enter Your Email Address The recent rally from the stock market crash of 2020 has left many investors sitting on the fence. And I can understand the sentiments leading investors to wait things out.The pandemic is unprecedented in modern times. The crashing of economies around the world is something new. And the threat of a second upsurge in the virus hangs heavy in the air.                 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…Just like many other stock market crashesBut in some ways, this has been just like many other stock market crashes. The reasons are different – as they always are – but the outcome has been the same for stocks. And the uncertainties surrounding the outlook chime with the fears following prior crashes. Markets always seem to climb a wall of worry on the way back up.I only know one cure for overcoming the fear of investing, and that’s to invest. Indeed, some of the best investments we can make are when the outlook is grey and uncertain. When markets plunge, there’s an opportunity to buy good-quality stocks when they are selling more cheaply. And if you invest with a long time horizon in mind, buying cheaply can lead to outsized gains in the years ahead.So, I’d cast aside fears of a second dip in the markets and target shares backed by good businesses, right now. Such action could be a good way of avoiding what I’d describe as ‘fence-sitters’ remorse’. And it looks like former hedge fund manager Stanley Druckenmiller could be suffering something similar right now.In 1992, along with George Soros, he shorted the pound and made billions. But this week, he told CNBC his return of 3% from the March lows has “humbled” him. Over the same period, America’s Dow and S&P 500 both shot up by more than 43%.It’s almost always a good time to invest in sharesIt seems that Druckenmiller formed an opinion during the crash and is on record as saying, “The risk-reward for equity is maybe as bad as I’ve seen it in my career”. But he acknowledged later that he underestimated the lengths the Fed would go to help support the financial markets. Indeed, I reckon governments everywhere have been throwing everything they can at the crisis, and it’s pushed share prices higher.Yet when we examine Druckenmiller’s reasons for avoiding stocks – just as they were at their cheapest – I reckon he was fearful or cautious, just like many of us. Even super-successful investors get things ‘wrong’ from time to time.But if you are investing for the long term – perhaps to build a pot of money for your retirement – it’s almost always a good time to invest in shares. I reckon one of the keys to building sizeable gains from shares and share-backed investments is to invest regularly, perhaps every month. Another is to compound your gains by ploughing dividends and gains back into your investments. A third is to invest for a long time. And a fourth is not to run scared when the markets dip. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Stock market crash: This could be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to buy cheap shares Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Kevin Godbold | Wednesday, 10th June, 2020 Kevin Godbold has no position in any share 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 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. 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. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! See all posts by Kevin Godboldlast_img read more

3 reasons why I think Amazon shares could be a great buy for my ISA right now

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Jonathan Smith | Wednesday, 15th July, 2020 | More on: AMZN Enter Your Email Address Despite the global stock market crash in March, not all stocks have taken a hit. Certain sectors, including technology, have actually performed very well year-to-date. Take the NASDAQ exchange in America. It mostly lists technology firms, in contrast to the FTSE 100, which has a very diverse range of constituents. The NASDAQ is up around 15% this year, despite the March sell-off. Within the index, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) shares have helped lead the charge.Can I buy US shares in my ISA?The above is interesting information, but you might think this is irrelevant for a UK-based investor. This isn’t true. Not only can you easily buy Amazon shares and other US firms (think of Tesla, Apple etc), but you can put them in your ISA. Check with your provider as this isn’t a uniform statement, but many providers do allow you to hold non-UK stocks in a Stocks and Shares ISA. This is great news, as ultimately we want to find the best investing opportunities, wherever in the world it may arise. 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…Why buy Amazon shares?One reason I’m keen to add Amazon shares to my ISA is that it acts to diversify my portfolio from just UK stocks. Although it’s a truly global company, the biggest market is by far the US. Last year, almost $194bn of revenue came from the US, with the UK coming in well behind with around $17.5bn. So if the UK struggles to make a meaningful recovery from the pandemic, or manages to have a complicated divorce from the EU, then holding Amazon helps reduce my risk. My UK stocks may underperform, but Amazon shares are likely to be relatively unaffected.Further, Amazon sits in a great category of being both a defensive stock but also a growth one. This is a rare status. It’s defensive in that it’s not just a retailer but a middleman too via its marketplace offer. The powerful hold it has on the market, along with the barriers to entry, make it hard for it to lose meaningful market share. Due to pretty much any product you could want being on the marketplace, commission-based revenue from sellers will remain firm over this period. The growth stock side comes through with all of the alternative businesses also under the Amazon umbrella. It’s made advances into high-growth markets, such as online streaming (via Amazon Prime and its own studios). It also owns the streaming service Twitch. So the share price could not only be resilient during tough times, but even show high growth.A great buy even now?Amazon shares are up over 50% over the past year, and 100% in just over two years. Looking at traditional P/E ratios or debt-to-equity to assess the future value don’t work that well due to the way the technology sector works. It’s also difficult to compare it to any UK based firm to try and assess a fair price for the shares. Yet I still rate the firm as a good buy because it’s simply a one-of-a-kind business that should continue to grow due to its sheer size, plus the scope for development and innovation the business has.  Image source: Getty Images 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. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img 3 reasons why I think Amazon shares could be a great buy for my ISA right now “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Jonathan Smith does not own shares in any firm mentioned. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon and recommends the following options: short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon and long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. 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Stock market crash: how I’d invest £10k in UK shares in an ISA to profit from a recovery

first_img See all posts by Peter Stephens Stock market crash: how I’d invest £10k in UK shares in an ISA to profit from a recovery 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” Peter Stephens | Tuesday, 4th August, 2020 The recent stock market crash has caused a number of UK shares to trade on low valuations. While they may not benefit from a sustained recovery in the short run, due to risks such as Brexit and a second wave of coronavirus, buying cheap UK stocks today could lead to impressive returns in the long run.By investing £10k, or any other amount, in a diverse range of strong companies that operate in industries with long-term growth potential, your ISA could profit from the stock market’s recovery potential.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…Diversification after a market crashDiversifying your portfolio across a range of UK shares is always important, but it’s arguably even more crucial following the market crash. Many companies face difficult operating conditions that may persist in the coming months. They may also need to adapt their business models to changing consumer trends that could have been quickened by lockdown measures.Fortunately for investors, building a diverse portfolio is less expensive than ever. Online sharedealing means UK shares can be purchased with very low commission charges. Meanwhile, tax-efficient accounts such as Stocks and Shares ISAs have minimal management fees.Although diversifying may not be an especially exciting prospect, it can help to reduce risk ahead of a potential second market crash. It’s also arguably too soon to know which sectors will produce strong recoveries in the coming years. Diversification increases the likelihood that you’ll avoid overexposure to slower-growth industries, and invest in more attractive industries.Business strengthAssessing business strength after a market crash may help to improve your ISA’s return prospects, and also minimise its risks. For example, buying a range of companies that all have low debt, strong cash flow, and that operate in sectors with reliable demand for their products, is likely to be a more logical approach than buying businesses with weak financial positions and that lack a competitive advantage.Therefore, analysing company annual reports and understanding the size of their economic moat could be a shrewd move. It may enable you to survive a potential further downturn. It wll also allow you to benefit, to a greater extent, from a likely stock market recovery in the coming years.Cash positionOf course, an uncertain outlook for the stock market means holding some cash back in the short term could be a logical approach. It may enable you to benefit from a second market crash in 2020, through accessing lower valuations.As such, investing gradually, rather than in a lump sum, could be a sound move. Clearly, holding cash for the long run is unlikely to lead to impressive returns. However, having some cash on hand can provide peace of mind in an uncertain period for the economy. It’ll also allow you the scope to buy high-quality UK shares at even cheaper prices in the coming months. Enter Your Email Address 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. 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I’d buy this FTSE 100 growth stock for my Stocks & Shares ISA today

first_img Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Flutter Entertainment. 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’d buy this FTSE 100 growth stock for my Stocks & Shares ISA today See all posts by Alan Oscroft Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Alan Oscroft | Thursday, 27th August, 2020 | More on: FLTR 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. I walked past my local bookies this morning and saw some old guys shuffling in and out. Then I came home and saw how Flutter Entertainment (LSE: FLTR) is doing. There’s only one side of that divide I’d want to be on. While the punters have been picking the nags on which to punt their odd pound or two, the FTSE 100 company’s share price has been soaring. Despite an early pandemic drop, Flutter Entertainment shares are up 38% so far in 2020.The company, formed from the merger of Paddy Power and Betfair, released a first-half update Thursday. Revenue, aided by the acquisition of The Stars Group, rose by 49% from the first half of 2019, to £1,522m. Adjusted EBITDA gained 59%, to £342m.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…Bottom line reported pre-tax profit fell 70%, to £24m, but that looks like an artefact of one-off accounting items. The firm spoke of charging separately disclosed items totalling £194m, up from £59m. It put this down to “an increase in the amortisation of acquired intangibles, as well as costs associated with the merger.“Reported EPS fell 81%, but the adjusted figure came in 29% ahead. Along with many other FTSE 100 firms during the Covid-19 slump, Flutter Entertainment has suspended dividends for 2020. And the final 2019 dividend was paid in shares.Acquisition debtThe growth in revenue and underlying earnings suggest to me there was no Covid-19 pressure on the dividend. But it does, perhaps, provide a plausible excuse for not paying out the cash in a year that has consumed a fair chunk of it in acquisition costs. Flutter’s net debt has ballooned. From a figure of £356m in 2019, at 30 June this year it stood at £2,899m. And to address part of it, the firm raised £813m in May through an equity placing.We’re looking at a net-debt-to-adjusted-EBITDA multiple (using an annualised earnings figure of twice the first half) of 4.2 times. That looks scarily high to me, compared to the FTSE 100 stocks I usually favour. But at this stage, it might not actually be too much of a problem. It’s a highly cash generative business, and that should enable Flutter to get its leverage down in the coming years. And deleveraging is one of the firm’s key goals.FTSE 100 dividendsNormally, I’d be concerned when a dividend-paying FTSE 100 company suspends its payments. And I really don’t think the Covid-19 crisis is anything like a good reason to do so. But Flutter Entertainment is very much in a growth phase at the moment, after a few years of consolidation in the gaming business.Because of that, I’d be happy to buy now and forego dividend income for a year or two, wanting to see Flutter’s debt coming down. Online gambling is a cash-generative business, and it has relatively low costs. And I can see Flutter maturing to become a top FTSE 100 cash cow in the years ahead. Who wouldn’t want some of that? 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FTSE 100 investing: I think these 3 macro-trends will drive a stock market rally in 2021

Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images 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 Manika Premsingh | Saturday, 3rd October, 2020 Manika Premsingh owns shares of AstraZeneca, BT GROUP PLC ORD 5P, Burberry, and JD Sports Fashion. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Burberry, InterContinental Hotels Group, and Lloyds Banking Group. 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. FTSE 100 investing: I think these 3 macro-trends will drive a stock market rally in 2021 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. So far, 2020 has been a washout year for the FTSE 100 index. The index was down 22% in September compared to January. While some recovery was seen in the months following the stock market crash, it proved to be weak and uneven. But I think there’s still a whole lot to look forward to as we go into 2021. Here are three macro trends that could flip the mood back to optimism in the next year. #1. V-shaped recoveryMonthly economic data has already shown recovery. The Bank of England has long been optimistic and expects a V-shaped recovery. Continued policy support in the form of the jobs support scheme, stamp duty holiday, and financial support to struggling businesses can continue to drive growth for now, until the economy finds its own stability. In other words, any impending broad-based economic disaster could have been averted even if it takes a while for the economy to start booming again. I’d consider FTSE 100 cyclicals like retailers JD Sports Fashion and luxury brands like Burberry to buy into the recovery, in the UK and elsewhere.  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…#2. Coronavirus vaccineWhile all of us would hope it were sooner, according to The Guardian’s latest report, a vaccine could be available as early as next year. Another coronavirus surge in the UK is a mood dampener. The markets aren’t happy with the US President Donald Trump, contracting it either. But on the whole, progress has been made and FTSE 100 companies are at the forefront of vaccine development. AstraZeneca is one example. It’s already ahead, and if it reaches the finish line, the already coveted stock will add another feather to its cap. At the very least, better control on coronavirus is possible by then, which should give some more breathing space to travel and hospitality stocks like International Consolidated Airlines Group and Intercontinental Hotels Group. #3. FTSE 100 stocks’ dividends returnMany FTSE 100 companies suspended dividends earlier this year and some were explicitly encouraged to, like banks and insurers. However, a few months later, some companies have already started paying dividends again. Stocks with some of the biggest dividend yields, like BT and Lloyds Banks, may not be back in the fray yet, but others like house-builder Persimmon are. Its level of dividends is lower than it was earlier, but the fact that it has brought them back makes me optimistic that they will grow overtime. I think as more companies regain confidence to pay dividends, investors will return to the stock markets as well. Risks to FTSE 100That said, risk exist too. We don’t know what the outcome of the US elections will be. In so far as the world catches a cold when the US sneezes, we should watch out for this one. There’s also the Brexit hot potato. A lot rides on how things turn out in the negotiations. All in all, though, there’s much reason to look forward to 2021, even if right now it may not look like it. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. See all posts by Manika Premsingh read more