3 mistakes I’d avoid in this FTSE 100 stock market crash to get rich and retire early

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Peter Stephens | Saturday, 4th April, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE Image source: Getty Images. 3 mistakes I’d avoid in this FTSE 100 stock market crash to get rich and retire early 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. 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 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.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The FTSE 100’s recent market crash is likely to cause many investors to seek relative safety in less risky assets. However, this may lead to them missing out on the index’s potential recovery.Likewise, adopting a short-term focus may be detrimental to your portfolio’s returns. Speculative companies could seem appealing, but it may be a better idea to focus on financially sound businesses.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…Avoid mistakes such as short-termism, flocking to less risky assets and buying speculative stocks. If you do, you could improve your financial prospects to boost your chances of retiring early.Short-term focusA common mistake made by a large number of investors during a bear market is focusing on the short-term prospects for the FTSE 100. The index is likely to experience a huge amount of volatility over the coming months, as the economic impact of coronavirus gradually becomes clear. There are likely to be periods when investors are bullish about the world economy’s recovery prospects. But on some days, they could become very bearish.As such, adopting a long-term focus for your portfolio could be a shrewd move. It may enable you to cut through the market noise, and not become too concerned about paper losses over the coming months. Certainly, focusing on the long term may be difficult at times. But the track record of the stock market shows that investors who can look five or 10 years ahead during a bear market can capitalise on undervalued stocks to generate high returns.Less risky assetsThe relative safety of assets such as cash and bonds may be highly appealing to many investors at the present time. After all, they are far less likely to experience losses when holding cash savings or buying investment-grade bonds.However, the returns on cash and bonds are extremely unappealing at the present time. Low interest rates look set to continue over the coming years, as the Bank of England aims to support the economic recovery through a loose monetary policy. Therefore, there is a real risk that your returns on cash and bonds will lag inflation. This could cause your spending power to decline.A better idea could be to buy stocks now while they trade on low valuations. Doing so may boost your long-term financial prospects, and increase your chances of retiring early.Speculative stocksOf course, it makes sense to buy companies with strong balance sheets and solid cash flow given the uncertain economic outlook facing the UK. While it may be tempting to buy cyclical companies that are dirt cheap at the present time, ensuring that your holdings survive the next 6-12 months could be the most important aspect to consider.Through buying high-quality businesses at fair prices, you can increase your risk/reward ratio. In the long run this may enable you to retire early, and enjoy a growing passive income in older age. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I 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. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

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Video: The Church on Mission Welcomes the Other Without Fear

first_img Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment 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. Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyZac Efron Is Dating A New Hottie?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Subscribe Sermons and Lessons Video: The Church on Mission Welcomes the Other Without Fear Delivered by PASTOR TARA BETH LEACH, Senior Pastor, First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena Published on Monday, September 5, 2016 | 1:03 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  This sermon was delivered by Pastor Tara Beth Leach, Senior Pastor, First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena, on Sunday, August 21, 2016. After graduating from Olivet Nazarene University in 2005 with a BA in Youth Ministry, Tara Beth has had the opportunity to serve in full-time ministry in various local churches. She has served in churches in Upstate New York and Naperville, IL, as both a Teaching Pastor and Youth Pastor, and most recently accepted a call to Pasadena First Church of the Nazarene (“PazNaz”) on May 22, 2016 as its new Senior Pastor. She is a student at Northern Theological Seminary where she also works as a Teaching Assistant for Scot McKnight. She is regular writer for Mission Alliance and has contributed to other publications such as Christian Week, The Jesus Creed, The Table Magazine, Reflecting the Image Devotional, Renovating Holiness, and most recently a chapter in The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life: Ethical and Missional Implications of the New Perspective with other contributors including N.T. Wright, James D.G. Dunn, Scot McKnight, and Bruce Longenecker. Her chapter is entitled “The Symphonic Melody: Wesleyan Holiness Theology Meets New Perspective Paul.” Tara Beth is also the author of the forthcoming InterVarsity Press book, Emboldened (2017) and a Beacon Hill Press book, Kingdom Culture (late 2016).Pastor Tara Beth Leach has two beautiful and rambunctious children, Caleb and Noah, and has been married to the love of her life, Jeff, for almost 10 years.First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena, 3700 East Sierra Madre Boulevard, Pasadena, (626) 351-9631 or visit www.paznaz.org. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

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England’s great form continues through day two of the Home Internationals

first_img Tags: England, Men’s Home Internationals, Tom Plumb, Tom Sloman 13 Sep 2019 England’s great form continues through day two of the Home Internationals England moved one step closer to retaining the Men’s Home Internationals title when they beat hosts Ireland 10-5 on the second day of this year’s competition at Lahinch.The English defeated Wales 12-3 on the opening day and after the win against Ireland they now face Scotland in the match which will decide whether they reclaim the title they won last year at Conwy in Wales. That victory 12 months ago ended a run of four consecutive Irish successes stretching back to 2014.Ireland had begun this year’s event with a defeat against Scotland and they immediately found themselves on the back foot again against the English when they lost the foursomes 4-1.Tom Sloman and Tom Plumb starting the ball rolling for England when they beat Conor Purcell and Keith Egan by 4 & 3 in the top match. Ireland’s Caolan Rafferty and Tiarnon McLarnon reversed that result with a 2 & 1 victory over Ben Jones and Jake Burnage but Harry Hall and Ben Schmidt (pictured), Matty Lamb and Ben Hutchinson and Bailey Gill and Joshua McMahon all won their matches to give the English a three point lead at lunch.The singles started brightly for the Irish when Purcell beat Tom Sloman 3 & 2 and Rafferty recorded a 2 & 1 victory over Plumb. Mullarney also halved against Hall but Callum Farr, Burnage, Jones, Lamb and Schmidt all recorded wins for England while Gill halved his match against Colm Campbell. The other point for Ireland came from Sean Flanagan who beat Ben Hutchinson 5 & 4.In the other match on the second day, Scotland also preserved their one hundred percent record with a 9 ½ – 5 ½ victory over Wales. England will play Scotland on the final day for the rights to claim the title.Catch up with all the action from day one of the Home Internationals here.Credit: Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

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Eight is enough Cats to All Star Classic

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsEight players from the Kootenay Wildcats have tickets booked to play in the 2010-11 Female Midget AAA All Star Game Friday at the Coquitlam Sports Centre.The contest is the second annual in the brief history of the B.C. Hockey Female Midget AAA League.Headlining the Wildcats selections are two members of the B.C. U18 Provincial Team members Aimee DiBella of Nelson and Cranbrook’s Daley Oddy.DiBella was named on defence while Oddy is a forward. Also selected are rearguards Randi Brown of Castlegar and Holly Nikirk of Invermere and forwards Hailey McLean of Trail, Shannon Hall of Midway, Kiana Strand of Invermere, and Shea Weighhill of Midway.Brown, Oddy, McLean and Hall will play for Team White while DiBella, Nikirk, Strand and Shea Weighhill will be on the roster of Team Blue. Forty players (12 defensemen, 24 forwards and four goaltenders) have been selected, representing each of the five Female Midget AAA teams. Players were selected based on their on-ice and off-ice performance by the All Star Game selection committee.During the first and second intermission of the game a skills competition will be held for all the participating All Star players. The skill competition will include: fastest skater and a breakaway [email protected]last_img read more

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Davie sinks Bruins in overtime to snap Leafs dry spell

first_imgThe best way for a struggling team to right the ship is to jump on the back of one of its leaders.Veteran Jordan Davie delivered in spades, scoring the winning goal in overtime to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Grand Forks Border Bruins Tuesday night at the NDCC Arena.The victory, the second time this season Nelson has defeated Grand Forks in overtime, snapped a seven-game losing streak for the Heritage City franchise.The season series is now tied between the teams at 3-3.Davie, finishing the game with three points, scored the winning goal at 2:10 of the second overtime.Nelson played like a desperate team for most of the contest. After falling behind 3-0 to a Bruins team that had posted three straight wins over the Leafs, Nelson out shot the visitors 30-10 in the final 40 minutes to complete the comeback.Second period goals by Sam Weber, on the power play, and defeceman Dash Thompson, cut the margin to 3-2 after the 40 minutes of play.Levi Hulston tied the game early in the third period before Davie completed the rally during the extra period.Hulston and defenceman Cole Arcuri each had two points for Nelson.Former Leaf Tyler Fyfe, Logan Casavant and Trey Mason replied for Grand Forks which has lost three straight games.Patrick Ostermann, who has been playing great for Nelson in goal, registered the win between the pipes stopping 17 or 20 shots.Meanwhile Nikki Maclurzynski faced 40 shots in the Grand Forks nets.Nelson, climbing to within a point of third-place Grand Forks in Murdoch Division standings, will try to make it two straight before the Christmas break when the Leafs visit the Braves Wednesday night in Spokane.Next home game for Nelson is the annual New Years Eve game Thursday, December 31 against Beaver Valley Nitehawks. Game time is 2:30 p.m.last_img read more

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Injured Bishoo ruled out of third Test

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC):West Indies’ hopes of using two spinners for the third Test match against Australia have been squashed after leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo was ruled out of the final game here starting today (last night Jamaica time).Captain Jason Holder announced that Bishoo had not fully recovered from a left shoulder injury and was not available for selection.The one specialist spinner left in the squad is left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican, who played in the first match in Hobart and the second match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.”We’re down to one spinner with the injury to Bishoo, so we just have to work with what we have. I’m sure Kraigg Brathwaite will come to the fore and bowl a bit more,” Holder told reporters on the eve of the match.”I’ve seen they’ve gone with two spinners. We’ve been accustomed to spin-bowling in the Caribbean and, hopefully, our batsmen can get into that a lot better than we have in this series.”Heavy defeatsWest Indies have already lost the series following heavy defeats in the first two Tests. They went down by an innings and 212 runs in the Hobart opener before losing by 177 runs in the second Test in Melbourne last week.Holder said the team was buoyant following their improved outing in the second match, when they showed more resistance than in the three-day defeat in Hobart.”We showed some improvement with the bat in Melbourne and we will look to take that into this match here. From the start of the tour, many people say the odds are against us, but we have belief and we will put up a good showing,” Holder contended.last_img read more

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SA scientists win AU awards

first_imgScience in Africa is to come under the spotlight through the AU Scientific Awards. (Image: Nasa)Two South African scientists have walked off with top honours at the inaugural African Union Scientific Awards. The awards programme was launched in September 2009, and the laureates were announced earlier in 2010.Witwatersrand University’s (Wits) Professor Diane Hildebrandt and Professor Patrick Eriksson of Pretoria University were singled out for the prestigious honour from 48 entries sent in from all over Africa.Two categories were judged – Life and Earth Sciences, which Eriksson won; and Basic Science, Technology and Innovation, which Hindebrandt won. Each received a prize worth US$100 000 (R731 061).President Jacob Zuma was quick to applaud the achievement of the two scientists during the awards ceremony, which took place in Addis Ababa during the 14th AU summit.“I say with pride that South Africans continue to display excellence in various fields in the international arena,” said the president.“On behalf of the South African people I wish to congratulate Professor Hildebrandt and Professor Eriksson, and wish them well in their endeavours to make Africa and the world a better place to live.”Top achieverHildebrandt, one of South Africa’s top chemical engineers, is a professor of sustainable process engineering in the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, and is also co-director at the university’s Centre for Optimisation Modelling and Process Synthesis.She started her career as a process engineer at South Africa’s fuel giant Sasol and obtained her BSc, MSc and PhD in chemical engineering from Wits University. Her career at her alma mater now spans more than 20 years.Hildebrandt was the first woman chemical engineer to earn an A rating from the National Research Foundation. A prolific author, she has more than 50 papers to her name.Winning awards is not a novelty for her – she’s already been honoured with the Vice-Chancellor’s Researcher of the Year Award in 2002; the Bill Neale-May Gold Medal of the South African Institute of Chemical Engineers in 2000; the Meiring Naudé medal of the Royal Society of South Africa in 1997; the Distinguished Researcher Award of the University of the Witwatersrand in 1996; and the President’s Award of the Foundation for Research and Development in 1996 and 2010.“I’m grateful for the award and look forward to making further contributions to Africa and its development,” she said in an interview with University World News, adding that there are many scientists who strive to improve conditions for all Africans, often under difficult circumstances.Internationally respectedEriksson is head of Pretoria University’s Geology Department, a post he has held since 2006. He joined the department as a lecturer in 1982 and rose to a professorship 12 years later. Eriksson completed his PhD in 1984 and obtained a higher doctorate from Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich in 1998.He lectures in sedimentology and his research focuses on the evolution of Precambrian (sedimentary) basins. He is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the Geological Society of Africa, and still finds time to act as editor-in-chief of the Journal of African Earth Sciences.The National Research Foundation gave him an A research rating in 2007.Well respected on an international level, he founded the Global Precambrian Sedimentation Syndicate in 1997, an informal working group comprising 16 eminent scientists from South Africa, the US, UK, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Brazil, Australia, and India.Accepting the AU award, Eriksson paid tribute to his peers on the continent.Boosting African scienceThe AU Scientific Awards programme is aimed at inspiring the continent’s best minds to bigger and better achievements, and also celebrates their efforts to boost entrepreneurship in science and research, attract investment into African science, and establish scientific centres of excellence in Africa.The African Academy of Sciences, Twas (formerly the Third World Academy of Sciences) bureau in Africa, and the Network of African Science Academies adjudicated the awards.Winners are selected according to several criteria, including the number of publications they have written or co-written, the number of graduate research students they have mentored, and the relevance of their work in tackling the challenges facing the African continent as well as the ease of application.Besides the AU Science Award, also up for grabs are the AU Young Scientist Award, handed out on a national level to promising researchers under 35 years of age, and the AU Woman Scientist Award, which is region-based. These prizes fall into the same two categories as the main accolade.last_img read more

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a month agoMan City boss Guardiola reveals new squad addition

first_imgMan City boss Guardiola reveals new squad additionby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City youngster Taylor Harwood-Bellis has been officially promoted to the first-team squad.City boss Pep Guardiola confirmed the news on Saturday.“From now on, he will train with us,” Guardiola said of the 17 year-old. “Whether he will play or not, we’ll see.“The guys from the academy spoke really well about him before pre-season.“I saw in pre-season. He is aggressive, he wins duels, he pays attention.“ About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Chamber Luncheon with BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson

first_imgJoin the Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce and the ICBA to hear B.C. Opposition Leader Andrew Wilkinson’s views on the upcoming referendum on electoral reform. Mr. Wilkinson will discuss why a new voting system could mean the end of local representation, clear the path for fringe parties to make decisions in the BC Legislature, and why he believes the deck has been stacked by politicians to ensure the referendum succeeds.The event will happen Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.The B.C. Opposition Leader will also discuss pipelines and taxes. Tickets are $35 plus fees and taxes for Chamber Members and $45 for non-members and can be purchased by clicking here or by visiting Energetictickets.ca.last_img read more

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Kejriwal meets CPI delegation to discuss political situation in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday met a delegation of Communist Party of India (CPI) to discuss the political situation in the country especially in Delhi and discussed ways to defeat the BJP.CPI leader D Raja said the delegation discussed with Kejriwal how the saffron party must be defeated in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Kejriwal, responding to question earlier on Tuesday on his recent decision to form alliances with other political parties, said the “the Modi-Amit Shah duo is dangerous for the country and the whole country should unite to remove them” He said “in this direction whatever has to be done would be done”. Noting that the country is important, Kejriwal said no party or leader is small in front of the country. “There are two types of people in the country — one are Modi bhakts and another are those who want Modi to lose. The number of Modi bhakts is lower than that of the people who want to defeat Modi,” he told reporters earlier.last_img read more

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