Stock market crash: here’s how I’d invest £5,000 in top UK stocks right now

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Stock market crash: here’s how I’d invest £5,000 in top UK stocks right now Jonathan Smith | Wednesday, 19th August, 2020 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address The stock market crash provided some good investment opportunities in March. For example, if you’d bought some of the top UK stocks towards the middle of the month, you’d have likely seen some impressive returns. Had you bought GlaxoSmithKline shares on March 23 and checked your position exactly one month later, you’d have been up 22%!Now we’re in Q3, and the market has settled down somewhat. But if you’ve got liquid funds that you’re wanting to invest in top UK stocks, I still think there are some good opportunities to make large returns.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…What makes a top UK stock?It’s a fairly ambiguous term right? So let’s start by putting in place some parameters of what we’re looking for. I wouldn’t include stocks that are trading at large discounts. Rather, I’m looking for stocks that are already outperforming peers. I want to focus on stocks with good liquidity, so am steering away from micro-cap firms. As a tangent, micro-cap stocks can be a great investment and you can find some examples here. But for the purpose of this piece, I’m sticking to FTSE 250 or FTSE 100 firms. How I’d invest £5,000A key investment theme is diversification. This means that you want to split up your £5,000 into different chunks and invest in various different UK stocks. In theory, this will reduce your overall risk and should smooth out the performance of your portfolio.I’m also a firm believer in not diversifying yourself too much. Buying 100 stocks with your £5,000 is ultimately going to be more hassle than it’s worth. Once you go past about a dozen stocks, it also won’t really add much to the portfolio. Therefore, I’d look to invest in five different stocks, each with £1,000. This gives you a good opportunity for a decent return should one of the firms continue to be a top-performing UK stock. I’d look to mix up the sectors I invest in, allowing me to take advantage of the reopening of the UK economy, but at the same time protecting myself in case things get worse. For example, I’d invest in Rightmove. There are plenty of signs that the property market is starting to perform well, so would seize that opportunity. At the same time, I’d also invest in Ocado. The online supermarket did very well during lockdown, and so if the country did see a second wave of the virus, the share price should still perform well. Mixing up the sectors helps to protect the portfolio but still allows for top UK stocks to help me outperform the broader FTSE 100 index.Don’t waste the stock market crashGiven that the broader FTSE 100 index hasn’t completely recovered from the crash, it’s important not to waste time by sitting on your hands. Could the market crash again? Yes. Nobody knows when this will happen, or even if it will happen. Investing is about making a decision based on the facts you have at your disposal, not on uncertainty. With that in mind, I’d be keen not to miss the opportunity to buy some top UK stocks right now.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. 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. jonathansmith1 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline and Rightmove. 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. Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Jonathan Smith I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Irish charity reaches fundraising milestone for cystic fibrosis facilities

first_img A Kerry-based fundraising charity has been recognised for raising €3.5 million in seven years for cystic fibrosis (CF).Formed in 2007, Build4Life was the first charity to raise funds to develop inpatient and outpatient cystic fibrosis facilities for hospitals in Ireland. In reality, the bulk of the charity’s funding has gone to Cork University Hospital (CUH).Build4Life, founded by Joe Browne, was afforded a civic reception in Cork City. The charity’s main achievements to date are:— A new 20-bed inpatient ward for adults with chronic respiratory illnesses, including CF, due to open next November. Build4Life donated €2.3m towards the ward, the largest philanthropic donation ever made to CUH.— An adult CF outpatient clinic which opened in CUH in 2011 at a cost of circa €350,000.— The charity is close to reaching its target of raising €1m to develop inpatient and outpatient facilities for children with CF attending CUH.Funds have also been raised for staff posts in CUH.Cork Lord Mayor Catherine Clancy said the achievements of Build4Life were all the greater when one considered that many of the volunteers involved were families who were also dealing with the challenges of CF.The charity raises money from a wide variety of events such as sponsored walks and hikes. Howard Lake | 26 August 2014 | News Tagged with: Ireland Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Irish charity reaches fundraising milestone for cystic fibrosis facilitieslast_img read more

Saint-Denis celebrates 10th anniversary of Rue Mumia Abu-Jamal

first_imgSaint-Denis, France — Back on April 30, 2006, the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis took a courageous and principled stand in naming a newly constructed street after U.S. political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was on death row in Pennsylvania at that time.  That defiant act sparked a frenzy of efforts to remove the sign, led by the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police with backing from U.S. corporate media and politicians. Their reactionary campaign continues to this day.However, this April 30 Saint-Denis Mayor Dedier Paillard, along with other city officials and residents, marked the tenth anniversary of their historic act of resistance to racist state pressure, gathering in front of the slightly battered but clearly visible marker for Rue Mumia Abu-Jamal that has defied all efforts to tear it down.  They were joined by representatives from other cities in France that had named Abu-Jamal an honorary citizen. Nine members of a delegation from the U.S. also participated in the ceremonies.Following the street commemoration, a lunch and artistic performance were held at a nearby school, where the U.S. delegation presented Saint-Denis with a commemorative plaque. U.S. delegation visits street named after Mumia.WW photo: Joseph PietteParticipants in the delegation included Abu-Jamal’s brother, Keith Cook, also an activist with the NAACP in North Carolina; the Rev. Renee McKenzie of the Church of the Advocate, a historic Black church in Philadelphia strongly engaged with the struggles of Black people; Estela Vazquez, first executive vice president of Local 1199-SEIU, the major U.S. hospital workers’ union; Marylin Zuñiga, a young teacher whose third-grade class sent Mumia get well cards when he was near death in 2015, resulting in her immediate firing after pressure exerted by the FOP; Betsey Piette with the anti-police brutality group, the Philadelphia Racial, Economic, and Legal Justice Coalition and Workers World Party; Johnnie Stevens, with the International Action Center (NYC), a community organizer and videographer; Alma Pendleton with the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC); Nyle Fort, minister, organizer and scholar based in Newark, N.J., and a student in Religion and African-American Studies at Princeton University; and delegation coordinator Suzanne Ross, representing the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal. A majority of the 100,000 people living in Saint-Denis are immigrants and people of color. One can hear languages from 130 different nations.  At a welcoming reception for the U.S. delegation on April 29, the mayor said: “We hear here the echoes of all struggles, including Palestine.  The naming of this street is not just an act of resistance, it is an act of struggle.”Saint-Denis has a long history of naming its streets after individuals who have contributed to the global fight against colonialism, racism and imperialism.  The city has a Rue Amílcar Cabral and a Rue Nelson Mandela. However, said Paillard: “It is very rare for the city to name a street after someone who is still alive. Having this street for Mumia helps our city take a stance in the struggle for liberation of all people.”Paillard noted that the last 10 years have been marked by extreme political changes in France, including cuts in education and recent attacks on workers’ longstanding rights. The street naming ceremony came just days after hundreds of thousands of French workers, students and youth took to the streets on April 28, for the fourth time in two months, to demand that the government withdraw a new labor law that would eliminate the 35-hour work week and other benefits.  Protests in most major French cities included a one-day general strike that shut down thousands of worksites, schools and universities. The day after the Saint-Denis ceremony, an estimated 84,000 to 100,000 workers and students flooded the streets of Paris and other French cities on May Day — International Workers’ Day.   The French Parliament is slated to officially begin discussing the new law on May 3.The law would have a particularly egregious effect on workers in Saint-Denis. Many are under 30, and most make half the average wage found in other areas in France.  With growing gentrification over the last 15 years, more than a quarter of Saint-Denis’ population can’t afford housing in Paris. In response to this crisis, Saint-Denis has created “social housing” for 80 percent of its residents so they can remain in the city.“We can’t stop the ‘free’ market but we can keep control of space and grounds to prevent market speculation,” Paillard told the delegation.  In the last 12 years, Saint-Denis has also added six more schools, including the one where the commemorative lunch was held. Under French law the municipality is responsible for education facilities while the state pays for teachers’ salaries — severely underfunding those in Saint-Denis.The tenth anniversary embodies the international solidarity that time and again has proved critical to winning victories in the struggle, including Abu-Jamal’s release from death row in December 2011. It contributes today to the fight to demand that the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections provide Abu-Jamal and other Pennsylvania prisoners with desperately needed medicine to cure hepatitis C.  French supporters of Abu-Jamal have sent over 3,000 signed petitions to support the demand that Abu-Jamal get the medicine he needs.  Petitions are still being collected and can be signed online through  Signed petitions will be delivered to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf in Harrisburg, Pa., at a date to be determined.The example set by the people of Saint-Denis is one that speaks to the global power of oppressed peoples to struggle against all odds, knowing that without struggle there can be no victory.  It is with this understanding that the fight must continue until Mumia Abu-Jamal, an innocent man, ultimately wins his freedom from prison.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Journalists attacked by armed students on university campus, some held hostage

first_img News News to go further VenezuelaAmericas News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Reporters Without Borders condemns the use of violence against journalists from the regional Notitarde newspaper by students at Carabobo university in the western city of Valencia on 28 October. Some of the students had firearms. The incidents took place after home-made bombs were found on the campus. Follow the news on Venezuela August 25, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts January 13, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders today condemned the use of violence by students, some armed with hand guns, against journalists with the regional Notitarde newspaper on 28 October when they went to cover the discovery of home-made bombs on the Carabobo university campus in the western city of Valencia. One of the journalists and her driver were briefly taken hostage.“It is astonishing to hear of firearms and explosives on a university campus, and it is even more astonishing that the university authorities took so long to react,” the press freedom organisation said. “We hope a thorough investigation will lead to the punishment of those involved in the attack on the Notitarde team, and will determine whose action or negligence was to blame for this climate of violence.”Five home-made bombs were discovered on the campus on the morning of 28 October after the rector received threatening phone calls the night before. One of these small bombs, hidden near the rector’s office, exploded, releasing leaflets criticising President Hugo Chávez’s “communist” government and his alliance with Cuban leader Fidel Castro, but causing no damage or injuries.A Notitarde team consisting of reporter Alecia Rodríguez del Valle, photographers Dorian González and Fernando Aguirre, and driver Jair Hurtado went to the social science and economy faculty where four of the five bombs had been found. They arrived just after a fight broke out between rival student groups. González began to take photographs but was attacked by several students. Some of them carried hand-guns, Notitarde told Reporters Without Borders. González managed to flee as did Aguirre, at which point some of the armed students took Rodríguez and her driver hostage and threatened to kill them. Rodríguez was finally released after she said she worked for a newspaper from another state. She then used her mobile phone to try to get the driver, Hurtado, freed. A student warned her : “You have five minutes to hand over the photographer or his photos, or you will pay the consequences.” Hurtado was finally release after half an hour of negotiations. VenezuelaAmericas New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets RSF_en Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela Organisation November 4, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists attacked by armed students on university campus, some held hostage June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Radio celebrates live stories

first_img Twitter Marfa Public Radio logo Marfa Public Radio and West Texas Public Radio will host a live storytelling event and happy hour on April 2 at the Rose Building.This event will be held in conjunction with their Spring Membership Drive, coming right at the heels of the station’s 12th year in operation.Doors will open at 6 p.m. for the happy hour party featuring a live DJ.Beer will be provided courtesy of Big Bend Brewing Co., a sponsor of the station’s Live Storytelling Program. Stories will begin at 7:30 p.m.The theme of this event is All or Nothing: True Stories of Taking Big Risks, where participants will recount true stories of going for broke and reaching for the stars.The Spring Membership Drive also begins April 2. In lieu of the regular party at the radio station, the staff hopes you’ll join them for the happy hour and evening of stories from friends and neighbors. Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleCity hits pause, revises downtown grantsNext articleTxDOT traffic alerts for the week admin Twitter Pinterest Radio celebrates live stories Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Local News By admin – March 25, 2018 last_img read more

Castlefin Cllr expresses concerns about location of anaerobic digestor

first_img Castlefin Cllr expresses concerns about location of anaerobic digestor News WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Google+ Pinterest Twitter A County Councillor says the people of Castlefin need more information of the impact, if any, a new Anaerobic Digester would have on them and the environment.Plans have been submitted to Donegal County Council for a new Anaerobic Digester to be built by Glenmore Estate Ltd.The digester processes organic material creating fuel.Local Councillor Gary Doherty says that while he isn’t objecting to the development, he says a public information event is required to provide people with what the digester would entail:[podcast][/podcast] WhatsApp Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img By News Highland – January 31, 2014 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Previous articleBloody Sunday families welcome announcement that PSNI seeking to reinterview Saville witnessesNext articleSignificant number of expressions of interest in former Co Derry army base News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Skier dies after avalanche at New Mexico’s Taos ski resort, officials say

first_imgRoschetzkyIstockPhoto/iStock(TAOS, N.M.) — A skier has died after getting trapped in an avalanche at Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico on Thursday, a ski resort official said Friday morning.A second person was injured in the incident.Both men were trapped for 22 minutes after the avalanche sent snow pummeling down a mountain around 11:45 a.m. local time on Thursday, Chris Stagg, vice president of Taos Ski Valley, Inc., told ABC News.Rescuers dug the skiers out and transported them to the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, Stagg said.Their names have not been released.After the avalanche, rescuers searched for other people possibly buried under the snow, ABC Albuquerque affiliate KOAT reported. The snow is so deep in some areas that probes being used to locate people cannot reach the bottom, Stagg said.It is unclear what triggered the avalanche, which occurred on the K3 shoot off Kachina Peak, the ski resort wrote on Twitter.The lift for Kachina Peak just opened on Wednesday, according to The Taos News. The lift rises to about 1,100 feet to take expert skiers and snowboarders to the top of the mountain, the newspaper reported. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

FBI agents search homes and office of Baltimore’s embattled mayor

first_imgPaul Marotta/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) — FBI agents are searching the office and homes of Baltimore’s embattled mayor, ABC News has learned. Dave Fitz, a spokesman for the FBI’s Baltimore field office, confirmed that search warrants were being executed Thursday morning at homes belonging to Mayor Catherine Pugh as well as at Baltimore City Hall. However, the nature of the investigation and substance of the searches are under seal. The mayor’s office did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Pugh is on a leave of absence due to deteriorating health from a bout with pneumonia. The mayor announced her departure earlier this month, on the same day Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan called for a criminal investigation into Pugh’s lucrative book sales to the University of Maryland Medical System while she was a board member. Pugh has since stepped down from her board position and returned $100,000 to the medical system for the last order of her self-published children’s book, Healthy Holly, according to ABC Baltimore affiliate WMAR-TV. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Third US service member killed in Afghanistan in just over a week

first_imgscyther5/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Another U.S. service member was killed during combat operations in Afghanistan on Thursday, marking the third American service member killed in the country in just over a week. The Defense Department did not provide additional details surrounding the circumstances of the service member’s death.“In accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policy, the name of the service member is being withheld until 24 hours after notification of next of kin is complete,” the NATO mission in Afghanistan said in a statement on Friday.There have now been 18 U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan this year, 15 of them in combat-related incidents — the highest number recorded by the Defense Department since 2014.On Aug. 21, two U.S. Army Green Berets were killed during combat operations in Faryab Province in northern Afghanistan. Master Sgt. Luis F. Deleon-Figueroa, 31, and Master Sgt. Jose J. Gonzalez, 35, were assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) based at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.On Thursday, President Donald Trump told Fox News Radio that the U.S. would draw down to 8,600 troops in Afghanistan, down from the current number of about 14,000. The Taliban publicly rejected that idea. However, peace talks between the U.S. and Taliban continue in Doha, Qatar. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

On the move

first_imgThe Savoy Group has appointed Sara Edwards as group HR director. She will beresponsible for developing an HR strategy for the firm, which runs restaurantsand hotels. Edwards joined the company, which is owned by the Blackstone Group,from Claridge’s, where she was HR director for four years. Peter Whittall is the new HR director at rental business, the LavendonGroup. He will focus on recruitment, retention and the development of thegroup’s 1,000 employees. Prior to his appointment, Whittall worked in HR atIMI, BP, GSK and Taylor Hobson. He also has experience of HR in Europe, Japanand the US. Canterbury-based law firm Furley Page has appointed Hugh Horsford as HRconsultant. He was previously head of personnel at the Kent Institute of Artand Design, where he restructured the management and introduced a range oftraining and development. He has also worked for the Universities of Surrey andHertfordshire and spent four years with the Government of Bermuda. Moez Jamani has joined BAX Global Logistics as regional HR executive for theEMEA region. He moves from IT service provider NCR, where he spent three yearsas an HR consultant. In his new role, he will be responsible for implementingHR strategy, reporting to the regional HR director. On the moveOn 13 May 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more