3 UK shares I’d buy ahead of an economic recovery in 2021

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Harshil Patel | Thursday, 3rd December, 2020 Harshil Patel owns shares in Jet2. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays. 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. Investors received significant vaccine news in November. Announcements from pharmaceutical giants Pfizer, Moderna, and Astrazeneca provided positive updates in the fight against Covid-19.Global stock markets responded with strength. The FTSE 100 and Dow Jones indexes climbed by 12% in November. The strong performance came with a rapid sector rotation, from lockdown stocks to economic recovery stocks.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…Economic recovery stocks, particularly those in oils, aerospace, and the banking sector were among the worst-performing shares until the end of October. Worldwide lockdowns and economic weakness prevented many of them from rising. However, vaccine news in November provided a catalyst for these beaten-down UK shares to outperform.While technology stocks provided the leadership for much of the year, UK shares in re-opening sectors thrived in November.Will re-opening stocks continue to thrive?Was November’s bounce in re-opening stocks a one-off occurrence or will they continue to outperform over the coming months? I think there is much more room for re-opening stocks to outperform over the coming months. This week, the UK became the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer vaccine for public use. With vaccination rollout starting soon, many UK shares look well-placed to benefit from a return to post-lockdown life in my opinion.In addition, UK shares could receive a welcome boost when Brexit negotiations are completed with the European Union. The deadline is fast approaching, and any clarity could remove uncertainty.3 UK shares for an economic bounce-backI reckon many people that missed out on a holiday this year are looking forward to booking a trip in 2021. Jet2 is a popular package holiday provider that could benefit from pent-up demand for holidays. Jet2 was performing well before the pandemic. It had growing earnings, a strong balance sheet, and positive share price momentum — three metrics I like to see.I think Jet2’s fortunes will return once holiday bookings return to pre-pandemic levels, and I would consider buying more shares in my Stocks and Shares ISA.Banking sector shares tend to be one of the first to bounce back in an economic recovery that immediately follows a crisis. This could be due to the cyclical nature of the banking industry. Investors experienced this in the global financial crisis in 2009. UK banks experienced a 60% increase in stock prices in just one month following the 2009 stock market trough.I would consider Barclays as my top pick in the UK banking sector. It looks cheap versus peers and offers a good opportunity to invest before an economic recovery takes hold. It was encouraging to see that it delivered a resilient performance in its most recent update.The UK high street is experiencing significant change and UK retail in 2021 could look different from previous years. This week both Arcadia Group and Debenhams collapsed, potentially leaving a large hole in the UK high street. Retailers that can survive the crisis could thrive over the coming years as competition is reduced.One such well-known retailer is Marks and Spencer. The M&S share price has fallen from over 570p in 2015 to below 100p in 2020. I reckon it’s finally reached the bottom and it represents great value and excellent upside. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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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. 3 UK shares I’d buy ahead of an economic recovery in 2021 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Harshil Patellast_img read more

Friday Night Football Preview: Poly On Verge of Going into Bye Week Unbeaten

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff 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 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Sports Friday Night Football Preview: Poly On Verge of Going into Bye Week Unbeaten By BRIAN REED-BAIOTTO, Sports Editor Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 9:03 pm HerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs He’s Ready To Spend The Rest Of His Life With YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Business News Poly (4-0) at Cleveland of Reseda (2-2)With a win, Poly will enter its bye week a perfect 5-0.If anything could be as important as not losing at the halfway mark, it would be the fact that the Panthers will have already played four of its five roads games.The Panthers are going up against a Cleveland team that is averaging 20 points per game and they give up an average of 21 points through four games.John Genske and Matt Loomis are expected to share quarterback duties and Cameron McFarlane and Brady Carter will man the Panthers running game.“We’ve seen some film on Cleveland. They’ll be bigger than us, but every team is bigger than us,” Poly coach Chris Schmoke said. “We’re looking forward to the challenge. It would be great to go to the bye week unbeaten. Our game plan is to always execute and keep it simple.” Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Subscribe Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Merchants Bank wins ‘Best of Show’ for VermontMatters.com Website

first_imgA key ingredient to success – in banking and in business – is building personal, face-to-face relationships with people. And the goal of the VermontMatters.com Website has always been to celebrate some of the many meaningful banking relationships Vermont’s only statewide independent bank has nurtured over the years.Apparently, this approach rings true with more than just Vermonters. It has struck a chord with the leading financial marketers in America. At the 16th Annual FCS Annual Portfolio Awards, held on Thursday, May 13, the Financial Communications Society (FCS) recognized 28 financial services providers for excellence in their marketing.From the hundreds and hundreds of entries, the winners list included an impressive array of the largest and most successful financial organizations in America. Fidelity Investments, MetLife, Allstate and American Express were among those recognized.Standing out from the crowd of nationally recognized firms was Merchants Bank.The VermontMatters.com Website was recognized with two prestigious awards at this black-tie affair attended by over 400 industry experts.VermontMatters.com was awarded a Gold in the category of Website in the Corporate Image category.And then, the big surprise of the night was unveiled. VermontMatters.com was awarded “Best of Show” in the Interactive Media category.Thomas S. Leavitt, Merchants Bank Executive Vice President commented, “These two awards are another piece of validation for our efforts here in Vermont. As a bank, we strive to provide products, service and delivery that rival any offered in the country. We believe these two awards reinforce the fact that we can compete, and win, against anyone.”VermontMatters.com was conceived and developed by Hinesburg-based Cottage 10. Cottage 10 has been working with Merchants Bank since early 2009 on a number of strategic marketing initiatives.Vermont Matters®. Merchants Bank strives to fulfill its role as the state’s leading independent community bank through a wide range of initiatives. The bank supports organizations throughout Vermont in addressing essential needs, sustaining community programs, providing small business and job start capital, funding financial literacy education and delivering enrichment through local sports activities.  Merchants Bank was established in 1849 in Burlington. Its continuing mission is to provide Vermonters with a statewide community bank that combines a strong technology platform with a genuine appreciation for local markets. Merchants Bank delivers this commitment through a branch-based system that includes: 34 community bank offices and 42 ATMs throughout Vermont; local branch presidents and personal bankers dedicated to high-quality customer service; free online banking, phone banking, and electronic bill payment services; high-value depositing programs that feature Free Checking for Life®, Cash Rewards Checking, Rewards Checking for Business, business cash management, money market accounts, health savings accounts, certificates of deposit, Flexible CD, IRAs, and overdraft assurance; feature-rich loan programs including mortgages, home equity credit, vehicle loans, personal and small business loans and lines of credit; and merchant card processing. Merchants Bank offers a strong set of commercial and government banking solutions, delivered by experienced banking officers in markets throughout the state; these teams provide customized financing for medium-to-large companies, non-profits, cities, towns and school districts. Merchants Trust Company, a division of Merchants Bank, provides investment management, financial planning and trustee services. Please visit www.mbvt.com(link is external) for access to Merchants Bank information, programs and services. Merchants’ stock is traded on the NASDAQ National Market system under the symbol MBVT. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. Source: Merchants. 5.25.2010last_img read more

CEO buys ailing New Zealand media giant for one dollar

first_imgBoucher, who joined the Press as a reporter in 1993 and has spent most of her career at the company, said it was “a new era” for Stuff.”It is great to take control of our own future with the move to local ownership and the opportunity to build further on the trust of New Zealanders, who turn to us for local and national news and entertainment every day,” she told stuff.co.nz.The one-dollar price reflects the difficulties in New Zealand’s media sector, where COVID-19’s impact has slashed revenues already eroded by global internet giants such as Facebook and Google.Stuff’s main domestic rival, NZME, had its own one-dollar bid for the company rejected earlier this month. Stuff and NZME have both asked staff to take pay cuts due to the virus-induced downturn, with NZME cutting 200 jobs.German magazine giant Bauer Media Group closed its New Zealand titles with the loss of 237 jobs last month, citing the “severe economic impact” of the pandemic.Shares in Nine, which had been rumoured to be keen on offloading its New Zealand assets for more than a year, were up 2.9 percent at Aus$1.41 in early trading on the ASX.Nine obtained Stuff when it acquired the company’s Australian owner, newspaper group Fairfax Media in late 2018.Topics : Struggling New Zealand media giant Stuff Limited was sold in a management buy-out deal for the symbolic fee of NZ$1.00 (US$0.61), the group’s Australian owners Nine Entertainment announced Monday.Nine said that Stuff chief executive Sinead Boucher would take over the company, which operates New Zealand’s most popular news website, stuff.co.nz, and titles such as Wellington’s Dominion Post and the Christchurch Press.”The sale of Stuff is expected to (be) complete by May 31,” Nine said in a statement to the Australian stock exchange.last_img read more

Jadeja proves his worth despite India’s exit

first_imgBy Amlan ChakrabortyMANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Ravindra Jadeja’s all-round brilliance could not fire India to the final of the Cricket World Cup but the 30-year-old at least showed what he can still offer the team in the first semi-final against New Zealand yesterday.Playing only his second match of the tournament, Jadeja returned figures of 1-34 in his tidy 10 overs and produced two moments of fielding excellence at Old Trafford.He first dismissed Ross Taylor, New Zealand’s top scorer, with a pinpoint direct throw from midwicket and, in the next ball, took a tricky catch to send back Tom Latham. The all-rounder then returned to top-score with a belligerent 77, celebrating his fifty with a characteristic sword dance before raising his arms in an animated gesture toward the commentary box.Jadeja has had a Twitter spat with former India player-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar who had described the all-rounder as a “bits and pieces” player. India captain Virat Kohli said the Saurashtra player did not need any extra motivation from the management team.“I don’t think any of us had to say anything to Jadeja after what happened over the last one week,” Kohli said after the loss at Old Trafford. “He was quite ready to just get onto the path to be honest and you saw the passion with which he played.”Jadeja could not force a victory but Kohli felt this was the left-hander’s best innings he could remember.“In my watching the data for 10 years, me playing with him as well, this is probably his best knock because the kind of pressure, the stage we were at, almost out of the game, and then he produces that,” said Kohli. With Jadeja in the middle, the team had been optimistic of completing the tricky chase, the skipper added.“He was very motivated. At that stage, we all felt in the change room that the game can be closed out, it can be done,” he said.“He’s been a very understated cricketer, but a top quality cricketer in the field, with the ball, and with the bat – priceless.”last_img read more