Stock market crash: FTSE 100 falls to a 6-month low. I’d buy these UK shares now

first_imgStock market crash: FTSE 100 falls to a 6-month low. I’d buy these UK shares now Manika Premsingh owns shares of JD Sports Fashion, Ocado Group, and Rightmove. The Motley Fool UK has recommended 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. 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. 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” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Manika Premsingh Today is turning out to be a very bad day for the FTSE 100 index, indeed. It has fallen to its lowest level in more than half a year. While trading is still in progress as I write, I doubt if the end-of-day levels will be very different from its sub-5,600 reading right now. The index was last at these levels in early April, just a few weeks after the spectacular stock market crash in March. But we’ve learnt much since, and I think there’s a lot to unpack in this one number today. Here are a few things that come to my mind.A stock market crash is a buying opportunityOne, I think with the benefit of hindsight we can confidently say that it’s not a catastrophe. If anything, it’s an opportunity that we at the Motley Fool have emphasised over and over. Soon after the crash, the index started making steady gains again. The biggest gainers were stocks that have benefited from the lockdown as expected and vice-versa. If the gainers have become too pricey to fit into your investment style now, I suggest that it’s a good idea to look at them again. 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…There are at least three stocks I like, which are at least 4% down today. These are Johnson Matthey,  JD Sports Fashion and Smith & Nephew in the order of decline so far. Johnson Matthey, which among other things, is now producing components for electric vehicles’ batteries, saw a strong share price comeback following the stock market crash. I reckon it will start rising soon. JD Sports Fashion has doubled its share price since the crash. Smith & Nephew suffered too, as elective surgeries dwindled in the lockdown. But with ageing populations, demand for its hip and knee replacement devices will grow over time. Markets pick the winnersTwo, the latest decline is a ‘slow burn’ compared to the sharp stock market crash of March, where the FTSE 100 index fell more than 10% in a day. On average, the index has lost value month on month since July. In some sense, the market is doing investors a favour by picking out winners for them. I’m taking a close look at stocks that have thrived in this time and that can continue to do so in the next two to three years. My vote goes to the likes of Ocado and Rightmove. Both are pricey right now, but they are also in the high-growth, e-commerce sector.A time for contrarian stocksThree, I think that we can make some judicious contrarian buys too, now. Stocks in hospitality, travel, tourism and related industries have taken quite the beating. But their stock prices have dropped to such ridiculous lows, that investing an amount I’m prepared to lose is becoming a less risky decision by the day. IAG is an example of such a share, especially today. center_img Manika Premsingh | Wednesday, 28th October, 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address 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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Morgan: “We need spiritual food just as we need natural food”

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply America: Land that I loveBy Pastor Darrell Morgan, D.D.Have you ever wondered where our founding fathers got the idea of a nation of people who could govern themselves? The idea of a nation – of the people, by the people, and for the people – was not a new one.One other nation had this type of government. That was the nation of Israel. When God brought the children of Israel out of Egypt, they had no king except God. God used Moses to deliver them from bondage and then He gave them the Law. Whenever anyone wanted to know what God said about any subject, they went to Moses (later they went to the synagogue to a priest) to find out what to do and how to conduct everything from business to family.Pastor Darrell MorganThe idea of a self- governing people has produced the greatest nation in the history of the world. This is the reason why everyone (or most everyone) wants to come here. Has the idea worked? Yes, for over 200 years now. But our forefathers knew that self-government would only work for a righteous, moral people. It will not work for any other. It’s been said that America’s greatness is found in her churches.In the last twenty-seven years I have had the honor and privilege to pastor the Word of Life Church here in Apopka. The city of Apopka is a great place to grow up, raise a family and grow a business. We have good schools, good people and even a really good baseball team!Having been asked to serve as President of the Apopka Christian Ministerial Alliance, I will start in this position on January 1, 2017. Pastor Hezekiah Bradford who is currently (and will remain) the President of the South Apopka Ministerial Alliance is handing these reins over to me. Pastor Doug Bankson of Victory Church is the founder of the alliance and all of the participating pastors have done a great job of coming together to build an organization of ministers of different denominations and ethnic backgrounds. The Apopka Voice has asked us as pastors to write articles on a weekly basis. Just like Israel went to the synagogue to hear the Word of God, so we as citizens of this great nation recognize that we need spiritual food, just as we need natural food. Our desire as pastors and ministers is to strengthen our community by bringing to you what the Word of God has to say about current events. Each week you will hear from a different minister from churches throughout our city. And not only is our goal to bring the Word of God to you, but to also serve you by being an example.As your pastors, and being from different denominations and cultures, we do not always agree with each other, but we have decided to lay our differences aside for the greater cause. Jesus said that the world would know us by our love for one another. So, we have reached across the aisle to work together to bring America back to God and to make Apopka an awesome place to live.Please join with us by reaching out to your neighbors and let’s make Apopka the greatest city to live in!Darrell Morgan is the Lead Pastor at The Word of Life Church in Apopka and the President of the Apopka Christian Ministerial Alliance. His term begins on January 1st of 2017. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSApopka Christian Ministerial AllianceInspirationPastor Darrell Morgan Previous articleTemper, temper, temper!Next articleChurches compete for Orlando Magic Suite Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Historical Records Miss a Fifth of Global Warming: JPL

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Difficulties in making weather measurements in the Arctic have led to underrepresentation of this rapidly warming area in historic temperature records. Credit: British Columbia Ministry of TransportA new JPL-led study finds that almost one-fifth of the global warming that has occurred in the past 150 years has been missed by historical records due to quirks in how global temperatures were recorded. The study explains why projections of future climate based solely on historical records estimate lower rates of warming than predictions from climate models.The study applied the quirks in the historical records to climate model output and then performed the same calculations on both the models and the observations to make the first true apples-to-apples comparison of warming rates. With this modification, the models and observations largely agree on expected near-term global warming. The results were published in the journal Nature Climate Change. Mark Richardson of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is the lead author.The Arctic is warming faster than the rest of Earth, but there are fewer historic temperature readings from there than from lower latitudes because it is so inaccessible. A data set with fewer Arctic temperature measurements naturally shows less warming than a climate model that fully represents the Arctic.Because it isn’t possible to add more measurements from the past, the researchers instead set up the climate models to mimic the limited coverage in the historical records.The new study also accounted for two other issues. First, the historical data mix air and water temperatures, whereas model results refer to air temperatures only. This quirk also skews the historical record toward the cool side, because water warms less than air. The final issue is that there was considerably more Arctic sea ice when temperature records began in the 1860s, and early observers recorded air temperatures over nearby land areas for the sea-ice-covered regions. As the ice melted, later observers switched to water temperatures instead. That also pushed down the reported temperature change.Scientists have known about these quirks for some time, but this is the first study to calculate their impact. “They’re quite small on their own, but they add up in the same direction,” Richardson said. “We were surprised that they added up to such a big effect.”These quirks hide around 19 percent of global air-temperature warming since the 1860s. That’s enough that calculations generated from historical records alone were cooler than about 90 percent of the results from the climate models that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) uses for its authoritative assessment reports. In the apples-to-apples comparison, the historical temperature calculation was close to the middle of the range of calculations from the IPCC’s suite of models.Any research that compares modeled and observed long-term temperature records could suffer from the same problems, Richardson said. “Researchers should be clear about how they use temperature records, to make sure that comparisons are fair. It had seemed like real-world data hinted that future global warming would be a bit less than models said. This mostly disappears in a fair comparison.”NASA uses the vantage point of space to increase our understanding of our home planet, improve lives and safeguard our future. NASA develops new ways to observe and study Earth’s interconnected natural systems with long-term data records. The agency freely shares this unique knowledge and works with institutions around the world to gain new insights into how our planet is changing.For more information about NASA’s Earth science activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/earth Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Science and Technology Historical Records Miss a Fifth of Global Warming: JPL By CAROL RASMUSSEN Published on Thursday, July 21, 2016 | 3:05 pm Your email address will not be published. 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