Month: July 2021

  • Forget Bitcoin! I think this FTSE 250 stock could be a better long-term buy

    first_img Jonathan Smith | Thursday, 6th February, 2020 | More on: GAW Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Jonathan Smith and 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” There has been a large amount of news coverage this week for Bitcoin as it reached a fresh high for 2020 at $9,745. Indeed, with some forecasters saying that the path is cleared to a move to $14,000 in the short term, this could present a huge profit if realised for some investors.As we have seen in previous years though, the high volatility of Bitcoin means that large profits can be wiped out very quickly with a sudden sell-off (often with no fundamental reason). Trying to accurately predict gains for the long term has proved almost impossible.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…From my point of view, I would much rather invest in a sound company that I believe has potential to grow for the long term, but without the extreme volatility of a commodity like Bitcoin.To this end, let’s look at one company with plenty of potential.Let’s play a gameIf you take a look at the share price over the past five years for Games Workshop (LSE: GAW), you’ll see a very strong performance. The business has gone from strength to strength, capitalising on a growing market in general. I wrote a piece flagging how an investment of £1,000 five years ago would now be worth over £12,000. In my opinion, this growth is sustainable and is supported by the financials of the business.While some criticise it for not having any debt on the balance sheet to fund growth, I think that the business is happy with growth through organic means and no debt is a great position to be in. A good example of this is growth in the third-party distribution arm of the business. The wholesale arm grew by 27% in the second half of last year, accounting for around half the firm’s income.In my opinion, it makes more sense to push growth through this channel and increase retained profits via cash than by raising funds in the debt market.Is the share price too expensive to buy now? A very good question as the P/E ratio stands at 32, which is high. Yet the business does not have a huge market capitalisation yet, and still sits in the FTSE 250 and I think it can easily grow further without reaching any glass ceilings. Even if you do think it looks a bit expensive, you can look to offset any short term pullback by a dividend that is starting to be paid. The lack of debt and solid revenue growth has meant an abundance of profits are starting to be distributed. In 2018, the dividend was 68p per share, and last year it rose to 100p. The actual yield sits at a modest 2.65%, but I expect this to grow as the dividend payout likely will be upped on performance again this year.Overall, flash-in-the-pan spikes (as we see at Bitcoin or like we have seen with Tesla this week) can provide short-term profits, but I much prefer to invest in more linear share price growth over several years, which is I like Games Workshop. 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. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Forget Bitcoin! I think this FTSE 250 stock could be a better long-term buy Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Jonathan Smith 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.last_img read more

  • Here’s what I’d do if the FTSE 100 heads below 6,000 points

    first_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. Alan Oscroft | Saturday, 29th February, 2020 Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Here’s what I’d do if the FTSE 100 heads below 6,000 points 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. 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.center_img See all posts by Alan Oscroft What a week it’s been for the FTSE 100 in the wake of the growing coronavirus crisis. From a few points above 7,400 at the end of the previous week, the index dipped below 6,500 points on Friday. That’s a 12% fall in a week, which is huge.Could it get worse? If we see anything close to the same bearishness next week, I wouldn’t bet against the FTSE 100 dropping below 6,000 points.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…But what should we do about it? I say the first thing we shouldn’t do is what everyone else seems to be doing. So don’t panic.Whenever stock markets are hit by some sort of catastrophe, two things happen that I think those with calmer heads should avoid.IndiscriminateEven if there’s a genuine threat, investors tend to sell off everything regardless.Look back at the banking crisis. Banks and other financial institutions were hit hard, and many still haven’t recovered to this day. But shares in hundreds of other companies saw big falls too. And that includes many that were not harmed by the financial crisis in the slightest.If the coronavirus threat is not contained and we suffer a full-blown pandemic, do you really think that will damage the long-term business of Royal Dutch Shell? I don’t. I think the world will be just as hungry for energy this year, next year, and in five years time as if the virus had never emerged.And what about, say, AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline? Will the world stop needing drugs for all of the diseases of the developing and developed world? No, of course not.So one thing we can do is try to identify those stocks that should be resilient in the face of a pandemic. But for many, that won’t be clear.OversellingThe second thing is that investors over-react and push prices down too far. It happens even with stocks that suffer genuine business harm, so even they can be worth buying. And whenever there’s a crash, markets invariably recover, demonstrating that we should be buying during downturns rather than selling.There’s some rationality to the overselling and resulting exaggerated bottom, and it’s down to timing. Just knowing that shares are falling can, in itself, be enough to prompt people to sell shares. I mean, if your shares have lost 10% this week, it’s surely better to sell out before they lose another 10% next week, isn’t it?The problem is, getting the timing right is notoriously hard. And those who try to sell when shares are falling but before they hit bottom, and buy when they’re climbing but before they reach a peak… well, they’re rarely successful in the long term.ValuationSo what am I really going to do if the FTSE 100 drops below 6,000 points? Sorry to be boring, but I’m just going to do exactly the same as I’d do at any other level.I’m keeping up to date with my watch list, and every time I have a suitable sum to invest, I’ll pick whichever looks the best value at the time. And if the FTSE falls, I’ll get even better value. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK has recommended AstraZeneca. 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. 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  • Forget the Cash ISA! The FTSE All-Share now yields 4.7%

    first_img 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. Rupert Hargreaves 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. Forget the Cash ISA! The FTSE All-Share now yields 4.7% See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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.center_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! Rupert Hargreaves | Friday, 6th March, 2020 Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. The best flexible Cash ISA rate on the market at the moment is just 1.3%. This tiny rate of interest doesn’t even match inflation. That suggests any money saved in one of these products will lose purchasing power over the long term. To put it another way, deciding to stash your money away in a Cash ISA could be damaging for your financial health.By comparison, after recent declines, the FTSE All-Share Index now offers a dividend yield of 4.7%. As such, this might be a better place to invest your hard-earned money if you’re looking to grow your wealth over the long run.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…Diversified indexThe FTSE All-Share is an index of 568 of the UK’s top companies. The dividend yield is an aggregation of all the dividends these companies provide to their investors.That implies the distribution is relatively secure. If one company fails, it’s unlikely to have a significant impact on the overall distribution. Indeed, even if 10% of the companies in the index go bankrupt, the dividend yield should remain at an attractive level.The index’s diversification is its most significant advantage. The companies that make up the FTSE All-Share generate revenues all around the world in multiple different sectors of industry. That should provide plenty of insulation against the current market volatility.Indeed, while some companies will suffer if the coronavirus outbreak sparks a global recession, others, such as pharmaceutical and tech companies, are unlikely to see a big dent in demand.By buying the index, investors don’t have to take the risk of purchasing the wrong stock. And while it may be difficult to predict what the future holds for the stock market in the short term, it’s highly likely over the long run, the index will move higher.Long-run potentialThe global economy might enter a recession this year, but it’s likely to be bigger in five or 10 years than it is today. That should translate into earnings growth for many of the FTSE all shares constituents. Higher earnings should lead to higher stock prices. As such, it’s highly likely that the index will rise over the long pull. Even if it doesn’t increase from current levels, there’s still that 4.7% dividend yield on offer.Low-cost fundThe best way to invest in the FTSE All-Share is to buy a low-cost index tracker fund. It’s relatively easy to find a fund that charges a low annual management fee just to replicate its performance. Vanguard’s FTSE UK All Share Index Unit Trust, for example, charges just 0.06% per annum in management fees.An investment of £10,000 in the index back at the end of 2009 would be worth more than £20,000 today. Investors haven’t had to do anything to profit from this growth. All you need to do is set up a monthly investment plan, sit back, and let Vanguard take care of the rest.last_img read more

  • I like this under-the-radar growth fund that’s still smashing the FTSE 100

    first_img In May last year, I took a look at a relatively new global equity fund, Blue Whale Growth. At the time, it was generating fantastic returns for investors. I said that, for growth investors, it was “worth a closer look.”Fast forward to today, and Blue Whale Growth is still delivering a top performance for its investors. Here’s a look at how this under-the-radar global equity fund has performed recently. 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…A top-performing fund When I covered Blue Whale Growth last year, I highlighted the fact it was comfortably outperforming both the FTSE 100 and the FTSE All-World indexes. Today, the fund – which now has assets of nearly £250m – is still beating these indexes.For example, for the three-month period to the end of March (which included the coronavirus market crash), Blue Whale Growth delivered a return of -8%. By contrast, the FTSE 100 returned -24% and the FTSE All-World -21%. That’s a significant outperformance. And looking at its performance for the whole of 2019, Blue Whale returned an excellent return of 28%, versus 17% for the FTSE 100 and 27% for the FTSE All-World.Overall, Blue Whale has impressed since its launch in September 2017. Of the 285 funds in the Investment Association’s ‘Global’ category, it has been the third-best performer.Investment approachIn terms of why this fund has outperformed the FTSE 100 by such a wide margin, I put it down to two reasons.Firstly, it’s a global equity product. This means portfolio manager Stephen Yiu has access to investment opportunities that can’t be found here in the UK. Secondly, Yiu is a high-conviction manager. This means that instead of buying hundreds of stocks for the portfolio, he only invests in around 25-35 companies he believes can generate exceptional returns for investors.Specifically, Yiu looks for companies that have the ability to grow and improve profitability over the long term, don’t face structural or imminent cyclical issues, and trade at attractive valuations. World-class companiesThe result of this approach is that the fund contains leading businesses such as: I like this under-the-radar growth fund that’s still smashing the FTSE 100 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Unilever, which is benefiting from rising levels of wealth in emerging markets 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. Visa, which is also benefiting as we increasingly shop online 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. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 6th April, 2020 Edward Sheldon owns shares in Unilever and Microsoft and has a position in Blue Whale Growth. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Teresa Kersten, an employee of LinkedIn, a Microsoft subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon, Microsoft, Unilever, and Visa and recommends the following options: long January 2021 $85 calls on Microsoft, short January 2021 $115 calls on Microsoft, 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. 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. Image source: Getty Images. center_img Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Microsoft, which is now a key player in cloud technology and artificial intelligence Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” All of these companies have outperformed the FTSE 100 by a wide margin this year so it’s no surprise the fund has outperformed as well.A top global equity fundOverall, I continue to believe there’s a lot to like about Blue Whale Growth fund, despite the fact it doesn’t have a long-term performance track record. It’s not going to be suitable for all investors. However, for risk-tolerant investors with a long-term investment horizon, I think it’s a good choice for global equity exposure. Adobe, which has a market share of more than 50% in the digital content creation software market Amazon, which is benefitting from the shift towards online shopping Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

  • Could cheap Aston Martin shares double in the stock market recovery?

    first_imgCould cheap Aston Martin shares double in the stock market recovery? “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. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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.center_img Rupert Hargreaves 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 7th June, 2020 | More on: AML 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. Aston Martin (LSE: AML) shares have accelerated away over the past five days. The stock has risen by nearly 20%, outperforming the FTSE 100, which has only gained 2% over the past week. Investors seem to be buying back into the luxury carmaker after it removed its previous CEO. It has also laid out a restructuring plan to reduce debt and return to profitability over the next few years.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…The new CEO has his work cut out, but it looks as if he is the right man for the job. New blood at Aston MartinThe new CEO, Tobias Moers, is a force to be reckoned with in the car industry. He was handpicked by Aston Martin’s new chairman and part-owner Lawrence StrollMoers previously worked at Mercedes’ high-performance AMG business. He has been described as the exact opposite of Aston’s former CEO Andy Palmer. Under his stewardship, AMG grew from a niche engine-making business into one of the best performing divisions of Mercedes. Last year, the group produced 130,000 engines and was reported to be responsible for generating a sizeable percentage of the annual profits of Mercedes’ parent company DaimlerInvestors seem to be betting that Moers will be able to repeat the success he had at AMG. It’s going to be a tough job for Aston Martin’s new manager. The UK-based automaker has been bleeding money since its IPO.And it’s not as if the company has a history of profitability either. In the 107 years since its founding, Aston Martin has declared bankruptcy no less than seven times. AMG was in a similar position when Moers first took over, but he was able to revitalise the business during his years in charge. There’s no guarantee he will be able to pull off the same trick with Aston Martin, but as an industry veteran, he stands a better chance than most. Undervalued brandBut if Moers can pull it off, shareholders could be well rewarded over the next few months. As I noted the last time I covered the company, Aston Martin’s most valuable asset is its brand. The car maker’s brand alone could be worth as much as £2.6bn, significantly more than its current market capitalisation of £900m. These figures imply the shares have a wide margin of safety at current levels. Of course, only time will tell if the new CEO can pull off the impossible and turn this struggling luxury car manufacturer around. However, considering the value of the company compared to its brand, the risk of investing may be worth the reward at this stage. But it may be best to own the Aston Martin share price as part of a well-diversified portfolio.Using a well-diversified portfolio may allow investors to benefit from Aston’s upside potential while minimising downside risk. That’s essential in the current environment when the outlook for so many companies is highly uncertain. last_img read more

  • The State Pension isn’t enough! I’ll invest in UK shares to get rich and retire early

    first_imgThe State Pension isn’t enough! I’ll invest in UK shares to get rich and retire early I’m not just relying on the State Pension to fund my retirement, I’m also investing in UK shares. There’s a good reason. The State Pension isn’t enough to guarantee a comfortable retirement. In fact, all it does is keep you out of absolute poverty.If you want to enjoy your later years rather than worry over every penny, you need savings in your own name. I think UK shares are the best way to build your retirement wealth.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…Right now, the full new State Pension pays income of £175.20 per week. That works out as the grand total of £9,110 a year, roughly a third of the national average full-time salary. I don’t fancy living on that, and you probably don’t either.Don’t rely wholly on the State PensionIt used to be worse before the State Pension triple lock, which guarantees to increase payouts either by earnings, inflation, or 2.5%. This has helped pensioner incomes play catch up. However, unless you want your income to drop sharply when you retire, you still need to save under your own steam. I’m doing that by investing in UK shares.Some may think the stock market is too risky and therefore not for them. Share prices are volatile in the short term, as we have seen this year. However, in the longer run, history shows equities beat every other asset class.Since 1925, the UK stock market delivered an average annual total return of 12.5% a year. This includes capital growth from rising share prices and income from reinvested dividends. It has thrashed gold (which grew 7.7% a year), rental property (7.2%), global bonds (6.6%) and cash (4.9%). That’s why I invest in UK shares ahead of anything else.Many investors underestimate the importance of dividends, the income you get as a reward for investing in UK shares. Most companies aim to increase their payouts year after year, giving you a rising income over time.Sadly, many dividends are being cut in the pandemic, although some have since been restored. Over the longer run though, dividend income tends to increase ahead of inflation. This should supplement your State Pension nicely.Invest in UK shares to retire earlyI would start by investing in a spread of UK shares from the FTSE 100. While many companies have been hit hard by the stock market crash, others have shown admirable resilience. Look for businesses with steady profits, a competitive edge and, wherever possible, a sustainable dividend.I’d invest in these UK shares with the aim of holding them for the long term. In other words, throughout your working life, and into retirement.Invest your dividends back into your portfolio for growth while working and draw them as income to supplement your State Pension after you retire. If you build a big enough portfolio, you might even be able to retire early. You can’t do that with the State Pension. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! 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. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Harvey Jones | Monday, 24th August, 2020 Harvey Jones 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. 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. This report could set you on your way. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Harvey Joneslast_img read more

  • Stock market crash: Why I think NOW is the time to buy high-dividend-paying UK shares

    Royston Wild 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images 2020 has proved to be a challenge (to put it politely) for dividend investors. If you held UK shares at the start of the year it’s likely that you’ve seen your income flows take an almighty whack.More than three-quarters of companies cut or cancelled dividends as Covid-19 lockdowns came into full swing during the second quarter, data shows. This compares with just 40% following the banking crisis a dozen years ago. And it’s possible that shareholder payouts could come under the cosh again before long as coronavirus infection rates rise all over the globe.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 shares STILL pay inflation-beating dividendsIt’s clear that UK share investors need to be extremely careful before parting with their cash. But there’s no reason for them to pull up the drawbridge and stop buying stocks entirely. There are plenty of UK shares that should continue doling out chunky dividends to their investors despite the global economic meltdown.Companies with defensive operations like utilities providers, food producers, and general insurance specialists can be expected to continue delivering handsome income flows. Their bottom lines tend to be stable during economic upturns and downturns. And there are plenty of more cyclical British stocks with enough balance sheet strength to navigate the current choppy waters and continue paying out big dividends.According to Link Group, the dividend yield for UK shares for the next 12 months sits between 3.6% and 3.3%. Even at the lower end, this trumps the returns on offer from cash products like Cash ISAs. Even the best-paying of these ISAs offers a paltry sub-1% interest rate.3 top dividend stocks I’d buy in an ISAIn fact, the stock market crash of early 2020 has pushed the yields of many UK shares way beyond those calculated by Link Group. Take power grid operator National Grid, for example. It carries an enormous 5.8% forward yield at current prices. Fellow FTSE 100 royalty and telecoms titan Vodafone Group sports an 8% yield, meanwhile. And food ingredients manufacturer Tate & Lyle carries a juicy 4.3% dividend yield.Investors don’t need to be worried that these yields look a little inflated, either. These UK shares both have notoriously defensive operations and can lay claim to operating rock-solid balance sheets too. They are just a taster of the excellent dividend stocks that share pickers can choose from right now. And The Motley Fool and its packed library of quality exclusive reports can help you to dig out even more.I’ve continued to buy UK shares for my Stocks and Shares ISA and I reckon you should keep buying too. The 2020 stock market crash has created an excellent opportunity for you and me to buy quality shares at rock-bottom prices. So do some research and keep buying dividend stocks for your investment portfolio. You still have have a terrific chance to get stinking rich despite the global economic downturn. 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. Stock market crash: Why I think NOW is the time to buy high-dividend-paying UK shares Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50center_img Royston Wild | Sunday, 4th October, 2020 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. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! 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 Royston Wild read more

  • 3 UK dividend stocks yielding 6%+ to buy now

    first_img See all posts by Roland Head We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign.But with this opportunity it could get even better.Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology.And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises.This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry.Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion.The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike.And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running!But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead.Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees. Image source: Getty Images. Learn how you can grab this ‘Top Income Stock’ Report now Roland Head owns shares of Imperial Brands and Polymetal International. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Imperial Brands. 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. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Last week, I wrote about a FTSE 100 dividend share with an 8% yield that I’d buy now. In this piece, I want to look at three more high-yielding UK dividend stocks.All three companies are expected to deliver a cash return of at least 6% this year. They’re all stocks I’d be happy to buy as long-term holdings for my income portfolio.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…A 6.5% income from gold?Shares in FTSE 100 gold miner Polymetal International (LSE: POLY) have risen by nearly 15% since I last covered the stock in March. My view hasn’t changed though. I continue to hold the stock and see this Russia-based group as a good way to benefit from the strong market for gold.Polymetal benefits from all-inclusive mining costs of less than $1,000 per gold ounce. With gold trading at nearly $1,900 per ounce, as I write, it’s easy to see why the company’s generating plenty of cash at the moment.Management is targeting modest production growth over the next 18 months, but the main attraction for me is the stock’s forecast yield of 6.5%. In my view, this looks comfortably affordable at the moment. The main risk is that a gold price slump could cause future payouts to fall.However, I’m comfortable with this risk, given Polymetal’s low costs and good scale. This dividend stock is still a buy for me.An unloved 8.6% yieldTobacco group Imperial Brands (LSE: IMB) is one of the cheapest stocks in the FTSE 100. The company’s shares trade on just 6.5 times 2021 forecast earnings and offer a dividend yield of 8.6%.The risks are obvious enough. Tobacco is dangerous and highly regulated. Smoking rates in European markets — where Imperial sells most — are falling. I think there’s a risk that, at some point, selling cigarettes could become unviable in some countries.However, I don’t expect this to happen for many years, if at all. Right now, Imperial’s performance is improving under its new chief executive. The company’s high-profit margins and strong cash generation are supporting an attractive dividend.As a shareholder, I think the Imperial’s valuation already reflects the likely risks facing the business. I’d be happy to buy more at current levels.A below-the-radar dividend stockMy final choice is a FTSE 100 share, but it isn’t a household name. Phoenix Group (LSE: PHNX) is a life insurer that buys ‘closed books’ of insurance policies from other insurers and then runs them to maturity.Phoenix is now the biggest player in this market in the UK. I’ve followed this business for several years and it’s been a reliable performer. In my experience, management forecasts are generally accurate and cash generation is strong, funding a 6.5% dividend yield.The business came through last year’s market crash without much difficulty. The main risk I can see is that Phoenix might struggle to keep growing. To address this, the company has recently gained the right to use the Standard Life brand. This will help increase the company’s sales of new insurance policies.Insurance businesses have quite complex financials, but I’m comfortable with Phoenix’s track record. This is a dividend stock I’d be happy to buy and forget for a few years. 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. 3 UK dividend stocks yielding 6%+ to buy now The Motley Fool UK’s Top Income Stock… Roland Head | Saturday, 12th June, 2021 | More on: IMB PHNX POLY last_img read more