Why today could be the best investment opportunity in over 10 years

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Peter Stephens The uncertain economic outlook caused by coronavirus may not make today appear to be the best investment opportunity in a decade. After all, it is likely that many businesses will experience a period of lower profitability that negatively impacts on investor sentiment.However, with policymakers across the world having announced major stimulus programmes, an economic recovery could be ahead in the coming years. As such, the stock market could deliver a strong recovery from its low valuation – just as it did following the global financial crisis over 10 years ago.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…Stimulus packagesThe scale of the economic challenges posed by lockdowns over recent months has prompted policymakers to introduce major stimulus packages. For example, the US Federal Reserve has slashed interest rates to zero and introduced an ‘unlimited’ quantitative easing programme.Together, these policies create additional liquidity for businesses and encourage spending rather than saving. They could help to stimulate the world’s largest economy, while similar policies announced across other countries could also improve the outlook for global GDP growth in the coming years.Similar policies, albeit on a smaller scale, were introduced during the global financial crisis. They had a positive impact on asset prices, and sparked a bull market that lasted for over a decade. As such, the outlook for the stock market could be much more positive than recent corporate earnings and economic data suggests.Low valuationsAt the present time, many companies trade on low valuations. This is unsurprising as a wide range of sectors are currently experiencing highly challenging trading conditions that are causing a severe decline in sales and profitability.It may seem unlikely that valuations across the stock market will recover, due to an uncertain outlook. This feeling was also present during the global financial crisis, as well as in the midst of previous economic crises. However, the best investment opportunities have often occurred when the economic outlook is at its most precarious. Valuations are at their lowest ebb at such times, and investors can access wide margins of safety.Clearly, it is not possible to know that valuations are at their lowest ebb at the present time. But many companies currently offer wide margins of safety that are unlikely to persist over the long run. As such, taking advantage of low valuations today could be a shrewd move.A volatile investment opportunityOf course, the stock market is very unlikely to experience a smooth or fast recovery. It can take many years for stock prices to return to their previous highs, and investor sentiment can be highly volatile in the meantime.However, investors who are able to buy stocks today and hold them for a prolonged period of time may generate high returns. The stock market’s track record of recovery from its deepest declines and vast stimulus packages recently introduced mean that now could be the best investment opportunity since the last global downturn over a decade ago. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Peter Stephens | Tuesday, 9th June, 2020 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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. Why today could be the best investment opportunity in over 10 yearslast_img read more

New Physical Therapists hired

first_imgCorrine Haddox holds a Master’s in physical therapy and a bachelors in athletic training. She has been trained in the PRI concepts and is also a certified Pilates Instructor. She has experience with both the serious athlete and the “weekend warrior”. She will be treating patients in PPRC’s Waitsfield office at 271 Moulton Road.Hannah Stuwe received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Vermont in 2001 and her Master of Physical Therapy from Clarkson University in 2004. She has previosly worked in outpatient orthopedics at Walker Physical Therapy in Orange, CA and at Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas, CA. In her free time, she enjoys cycling, skiing and hiking.last_img read more

3 Shirley Armed Home Invasion Suspects Nabbed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Three men have been arrested for an alleged armed home invasion in Shirley in which two victims were assaulted last week, Suffolk County police said.Cyle Brown, 28, of Bellport; 30-year-old Christopher Parrish of Mastic Beach and 31-year-old Daiquan Bland, who is homeless, were each charged with first-degree burglary.Police said the trio forced their way into a Commack Road home, flashed what appeared to be a gun and stole property from two victims, who were injured shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday.The suspects fled the scene but were apprehended about an hour later. The victims were treated at a local hospital for minor injuries.The trio are being held on $20,000 bail. They are due back in court Tuesday.last_img read more

SA, Ghana ‘poised to deepen cooperation’

first_img28 November 2013 South Africa President Jacob Zuma returned from a two-day state visit to Ghana on Wednesday, saying it was a highly successful trip which had “yielded very important results which will see our bilateral relations moving to a higher level”. Zuma was accompanied by a high-level government and business delegation on his trip, during which he held talks with Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama and addressed a session of the South Africa-Ghana Business Forum. The signing of a bilateral air services agreement as well as memoranda of understanding in transport and energy “highlight the level of cooperation between our two countries, and we have agreed that these instruments should translate into concrete projects,” Zuma said in a statement on Wednesday. Both Zuma and Mahama encouraged businesses to take advantage of the two countries’ strong relations, and Africa’s positive economic growth prospects, to increase trade and investment. Addressing the South Africa-Ghana Business Forum on Tuesday, Zuma said the two countries were “poised to deepen our cooperation further in the fields of tourism, communication, energy, oil and gas, manufacturing, mining, agriculture as well as science and technology”. He noted that the recently launched Saldanha Bay industrial development zone on South Africa’s south-western coast “provides a vehicle for partnership for upstream exploration and production service companies operating in the oil and gas fields of sub-Saharan Africa”. A feasibility study conducted ahead of the launch found that Saldanha Bay is strategically located to serve as a service, maintenance, fabrication and supply hub for Africa’s booming oil and gas sector, due to the increasing number of oil rigs requiring maintenance, and their traffic flow passing from the west to the east coast of Africa. In October, German company Oiltanking GmbH entered a joint venture with a number of South African companies to build a commercial crude oil storage and blending terminal at the port of Saldanha. The company said that Saldanha was an excellent location for a crude oil hub, “as it is close to strategic tanker routes from key oil-producing regions to major oil-consuming markets”. According to The Presidency, South Africa’s imports from Ghana – the bulk of which was crude oil – amounted to R1.9-billion in 2012, while its exports to Ghana stood at an estimated R5-billion. South Africa is the 14th largest investor in Ghana, with investments adding up to more than R64-billion in the decade between 2003 and April 2013. There are more than 80 South African multinational and small-scale companies registered in Ghana. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Why We’re in the Golden Age of Documentary Filmmaking

first_imgMore AccessibilityArguably, Netflix changed the way we consume video content. Many would also argue that Netflix is one, if not the, primary reason for this current spike and increased interest in documentary filmmaking. Before Netflix, documentaries were much more difficult to find. If you wanted to watch Super Size Me, you had to search your local video rental store and hope they had a copy. At the time, there were very few documentaries considered mainstream.Image via Super Size Me (Showtime).Now, documentary films are at viewers’ fingertips everywhere.More Supply, More DemandDue to increased accessibility, audiences have discovered that they actually like documentaries and enjoy watching them.The basic economics of supply and demand ring true for documentary filmmaking. This demand for quality, cinematic, entertaining documentary content is on the rise. As a result, much more documentary content is being created than ever before.This increased production has even trickled down to branded content. We’re now seeing many companies and brands use documentary filmmaking to promote their products — since their audiences enjoy the genre.Higher QualityThere’s no doubt that documentaries have improved over the years — in both storytelling and aesthetics.Narrative and documentary filmmakers have borrowed from each other pretty steadily. For example, consider the narrative TV show The Office. This mockumentary-style show borrowed heavily from documentary-style filmmaking .Image via The Innocent Man (Netflix).On the opposite end, the Netflix series The Innocent Man is one of the most narratively cinematic documentaries I have personally ever watched.Much of this increased quality in documentary is due to advances in equipment. In the mid-’90s, documentary filmmakers would’ve been floored to know there would a pocket-sized camera that can shoot as well as traditional cinema cameras. As a result, documentaries are shot at a much higher quality than ever before.The FutureOne can only predict what the future holds for the documentary. However, as it becomes a much more lucrative, respected, and in-demand form of entertainment, one can only hope it sticks to its grassroots and artistic background.Cover image via Apollo 11.Looking for more filmmaking tips and tricks? Check out these articles.Industry Insights: Cinematographer Adrian Peng CorreiaHas Sigma Joined The Pocket CineCamera Game?How a Pre-Production Checklist Can Help Your Production10 Lessons I Learned From My First Feature Documentary“The Lucas Effect”: When Filmmaking Creativity Goes Unchecked We’re in the golden age of documentary filmmaking, and these films have now become as cinematically entertaining as their narrative counterparts.Documentaries have never been as accessible, diverse, and well-respected as they are right now. Before this golden era, documentaries were mostly just considered a dull method of filmmaking — a pill you were almost forced (or advised) to swallow. This method of filmmaking was typically regarded as a nearly surgical, methodical means to inform or educate an audience.When I started, documentaries were like the spinach of filmmaking. Nobody cared about them. Nobody wanted to pay for them. They weren’t sexy. Now, we’re in this amazing golden era of documentary and nonfiction storytelling, that just keeps getting more interesting. —Morgan Nevillelast_img read more

Hopeful Messi keen to end Argentina title drought

first_imgEthel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Raptors miss opportunity in Game 5 of NBA Finals But, as so many times before, Messi was unable to recapture his Barca form while on international duty and dejection followed as the albiceleste were sent home in the second round after a 4-3 defeat to eventual winners France.But while Messi then missed Argentina’s next six matches — all friendlies — there was no talk of retirement this time.His son Thiago “loves it when I play for the national team,” Messi told Fox.But the disappointments have kept piling up despite a 10th La Liga crown secured in May.‘Beautiful cup’Messi had made no secret at the start of the season that winning the Champions League for the fifth time was his priority as he wanted to bring that “beautiful cup back to Camp Nou”.Things looked so good as Barca took a 3-0 advantage to Anfield for the semi-final second leg last month.What happened next — an inspired Liverpool stormed to a 4-0 victory and 4-3 aggregate success — left as bitter a taste in Messi’s mouth as had the Germany loss five years ago.“To lose a final of the World Cup is the most important of all, it is a big disappointment,” he said in May.But he admitted that the Liverpool loss felt a bit worse “because we were winning and we didn’t expect them to come back”.Messi has long been talisman for club and country but he will be even more so in Brazil with a rejuvenated squad full of inexperienced campaigners. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Argentina’s Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring against Nicaragua during their international friendly football match at the San Juan del Bicentenario stadium in San Juan, Argentina, on June 7, 2019. (Photo by Andres LARROVERE / AFP)With Neymar sidelined by an ankle injury, Lionel Messi heads into the Copa America this weekend as the competition’s main attraction but one with a desperate need to end more than a decade of hurt with Argentina.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has one of the most impressive trophy hauls in football history but there is a glaring void when it comes to national team accolades.ADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport But that hasn’t dampened expectation either within the group or the country as a whole.“We’re going there with the same hope and desire as ever. Argentina is going through a process of change with young and new lads,” he told TyC Sports last week.“For most of them it’s their first official tournament, but that won’t stop Argentina trying to win the competition,” he added.It’s 26 years since Argentina last won the Copa America, despite contesting four of the last five finals.“It’s been a long time since Argentina won it and we all want to celebrate again, us and the fans want a title.”None more so than Messi himself, who turns 32 on June 24, the day after Argentina’s final group B game against invitees and 2024 World Cup hosts Qatar, the reigning Asian champions.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Four Champions League crowns and 10 La Liga titles with Barcelona are not matched by Argentina success.And the 31-year-old knows he’s running out of time to rectify that anomaly.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I want to end my career having won something with the national team, or at least try to do so as many times as possible,” he told Fox Sports last week.Four finals played with Argentina, four defeats, including the last two Copa finals on penalties against Chile. But the most painful was the 2014 World Cup final to Germany at the iconic Maracana, where Messi will hope to return on July 7 for the Copa title decider.That Germany defeat began a run of losing finals in three successive years and after the last of those, a bitterly disappointed Messi announced his international retirement.He and his team-mates came in for a torrent of abuse and criticism.“People were attacking us from every side,” he said.His retirement lasted just six weeks, though, and it was his hat-trick in Argentina’s final qualifier that secured a 3-1 win in Ecuador that sent the team to the World Cup in Russia last year.ADVERTISEMENT Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more