Stock market crash: 3 simple steps to position your portfolio for a FTSE 100 rebound

first_img The FTSE 100 may have experienced one of its sharpest ever falls over recent weeks, but it looks set to deliver a successful rebound. In fact, it has always been able to produce new record highs after its previous downturns. And, while that outcome may seem unlikely at the present time, investors who prepare now for a recovery could generate high returns in the coming years.In fact, through buying a diverse range of financially-sound businesses at low valuations today you could improve your financial prospects 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…Financial strengthBefore any company can benefit from the economic recovery that looks set to take place over the coming years, it must first survive the present challenges facing many sectors in the world economy.Sales across a range of sectors are either substantially lower than normal, or at zero, as lockdowns have caused demand for a variety of products and services to decline. This situation could remain in place for many weeks, or even months. As such, buying stocks that have solid balance sheets could be a sound move. It could reduce your risks and increase your chances of taking part in a long-term recovery.For example, companies that have large net cash, or modest net debt, positions could be relatively attractive. They may be able to survive difficult operating conditions for a longer period of time than their sector peers. And this may allow them to generate high returns in the long run.DiversificationDiversification is a simple, yet highly effective, means of reducing your risks. Put simply, owning a larger number of companies reduces your reliance on one or more businesses to contribute to your portfolio’s returns. Since many companies now face uncertain futures, diversification may be more important than ever.Of course, some geographies may experience more challenging futures than others. Therefore, owning stocks that have exposure to different regions across the world could be a sound move. The FTSE 100 derives around two-thirds of its revenue from outside the UK. So investors can obtain a high degree of geographic diversification without buying companies outside of the FTSE 100.FTSE 100 valuationsMany companies currently trade at low prices. In some cases, they may be merited. Companies that have no sales at the present time, and could fail to generate any revenue over the coming months, may be worthy of a very low price. In other cases, some companies have not experienced material financial challenges from coronavirus. They could be worthy of a higher price than their index peers.As such, assessing the quality of your holdings, as well as their prices, could be a sound move. It may even be a good idea to hold more expensive stocks that have brighter futures in your portfolio. Owning a diverse range of such companies could improve your chances of capitalising on the likely rebound in the FTSE 100 over the long run. Peter Stephens | Saturday, 2nd May, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE Image source: Getty Images. 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. 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. 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Editor released after being held for eight days on rape charge

first_img RSF_en Reports April 6, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts RwandaAfrica August 30, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor released after being held for eight days on rape charge RwandaAfrica News Follow the news on Rwanda BBC Africa’s “disproportionate and dangerous” dismissal of a journalist February 13, 2020 Find out morecenter_img News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Organisation News Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent to go further Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that Gérard M. Manzi, the editor of the privately-owned weekly Umuseso, was released yesterday after his lawyer submitted signed statements by witnesses supporting his alibi in a rape charge on which the police had held him for eight days. Manzi has been told he must remain at the disposal of the police.—————–28.08.2007 – Newspaper editor held for past week on dubious rape chargeReporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to explain why Gérard M. Manzi, the editor of the privately-owned weekly Umuseso, has been held since 22 August on a charge of raping an unidentified young girl despite having an alibi supported by many witnesses.“The charges brought against Manzi are so improbable that it seems a crude attempt was made to frame him,” the press freedom organisation said. “He has been held for the past week without being brought face-to-face with his accuser or shown the official report of her interrogation. Under the most basic rules of justice, suspects must be allowed the right to defend themselves. This is clearly not the case here.”Manzi was arrested at a bus station by police and employees of the private security company Agespro at around 10 p.m. on 22 August, as he was going home after a drink with friends at the Arada bar in Kacyiru, a district of Kigali. He was arrested with a young female minor who, to his concern, he had found alone in the bus station just seconds before.Manzi was taken to the Remera police station where he was interrogated the next morning and accused of rape. He denied the charge and asked to be brought face-to-face with the young girl. The police said this was impossible because they no longer had any way of contacting the victim.The police allege that Manzi spent the day with the young girl, who they say is a member of his family. In fact, Manzi spent the afternoon at the Amahoro stadium, where he went to cover a football match and was with many witnesses. He also denies any family kinship with the girl and insists he never saw her before. The police have not yet questioned the witnesses who say Manzi spent the afternoon at the stadium and the evening in a bar. His lawyer planned to go to the prosecutor’s office today to submit the signed statements of the witnesses. He also said he was “confident” that Manzi would be released soon.“These are trumped-up charges,” Umuseso publisher Charles Kabonero told Reporters Without Borders. “After failing to silence us by attacking us over our articles, the government is trying to discredit us by trapping us one by one in common-law criminal cases,” he said. One of Rwanda’s few independent publications, Umuseso is known for being outspoken. The newspaper and its staff have been repeatedly harassed with threats and lawsuits by the authorities and several of its journalists have been forced to go into exile. November 27, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Yosemite’s ‘firefall’ may be trickier to see this year

first_imgGuyRiessen/iStock(NEW YORK) — Revelers trying to catch Yosemite’s captivating “firefall” phenomenon may be out of luck this year.“Firefall” traditionally occurs when water from the Horsetail Fall waterfall, on the eastern edge of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, is lit up by the sunset and glows orange.But this year, Horsetail Fall has seen “little to no water,” according to the National Parks Service.Even with an abundance of water, “firefall” can be easy to miss because it only happens on nights with clear skies, the park agency said. Any sort of cloud or haze hinders the glow.“Firefall” usually occurs in mid- to late-February. Due to its popularity, the park is implementing traffic and parking restrictions Feb. 13 to 27, from noon to 7 p.m.No permit is required to view Horsetail Fall. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

This Week’s Picks! Darren Criss, Brandy, Megan Hilty & More

first_imgBehold Brandy’s Broadway BowBegins April 28 at the Ambassador TheatreChicago has featured lots of starry arrivals in recent years, and that’s totally fine by us. It puts a new spin on the sexy revival, which started all the way back in 1996, the height of pagers on pants. The latest newcomer has been popular before that unfortunate trend: Brandy, the Grammy-winning pop star and former Cinderella, stars as Roxie Hart, succeeding Paige Davis. She’ll grace the stage through June 21. Click for tickets! Megan Hilty Have Breakfast with the TonysApril 28 on CBS and TonyAwards.comMornings are usually devoid of sizzle and excitement, but twice a year, there’s an exception: Christmas (for those who worship at the altar or Santa) and another blessed day: Tony nomination day! Join Broadway-bound Bruce Willis and Tony winner Mary-Louise Parker as they reveal the nominees for the 69th annual event. Revel in the excitement—and how Willis and Parker look smoking hot at freakin’ 8:30 am. Stars, they are nothing like us! Darren Criss Stay Up Late with Idina MenzelApril 30 on CBSWith her world tour fast approaching, Idina Menzel will become a little less ubiquitous, so you have to catch her while you can. Tonight is a good opportunity as one of Broadway’s brightest lights twinkles over to The Late Late Show with James Corden for maybe (fingers crossed) a little carpool karaoke. If that happens, expect “Let it Go,” a charming little ditty from an obscure animated film, to be on the playlist. All Hail the New HedwigBegins April 29 at the Belasco TheatreAs Hedwig and the Angry Inch rocks on, we just have to keep seeing it. The reason: The Tony-winning show’s commitment to casting terrific leading men. Darren Criss is the latest A-lister, replacing show creator/original Hedwig/swirling-life-force John Cameron Mitchell. However, given Criss’ skills and his enthusiasm for the opportunity, we’re hard-pressed to think of anyone better to wriggle into Hedwig’s mini-skirts. Click for tickets!center_img View Comments Every Broadway show of the season is officially open—but even if you’re lucky enough to have seen every show the Great White Way has to offer, there’s still tons of great stuff to do in NYC this week. There are awesome new leads in Hedwig and Chicago, Idina Menzel on your television, and of course, Tony nomination morning. Get ready for this week’s picks! Star Files Fall in Love with Megan Hilty & Her HubbyApril 27 at BirdlandIt’s rare to do something on Monday—that day of bleary eyes and lowered expectations—that rivals Friday night’s razzle-dazzle. Well, you’re in luck this week. Wicked and Smash favorite Megan Hilty joins husband Brian Gallagher as the latter performs songs from his new album All That’s Ahead. Expect special guests and luxurious duets from the talented pair that will provide the necessary resolve to face the rest of the week. Click for tickets!last_img read more

NGA urges Congress to provide recovery package

first_imgNational Governors Association chair Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell, and vice chair Gov. Jim Douglas will host the nations governors in Philadelphia for a discussion with President-elect Obama and Vice president-elect Biden about the challenges facing states during this economic crisis. The discussion will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 11:45 am.They will urge the incoming administration, as well as Congress, to provide a recovery package that will spur job growth, support infrastructure projects and ease the burden of Medicaid costs. This will bring immediate relief into states to stabilize their economies and help deter from cuts to essential programs.Founded in 1908, the National Governors Association (NGA) is the collective voice of the nation’s governors and one of Washington, D.C.’s, most respected public policy organizations.last_img read more

Live off the grid in luxury Main Beach villa

first_img2/53 Breaker St, Main Beach.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe four-bedroom residence, which has not been lived in, features a study, high ceilings, Blackbutt timber flooring and quality fixtures and fittings. “The brief was also to include the use of light, space and air flow, hence the floor to ceiling height of 3m on the ground floor and the lightwell void streaming into the stairwell which creates this real sense of space,” he said. 2/53 Breaker St, Main Beach.“The design brief was to create a natural and timeless palette with the use of lots of natural materials including wood, stone and wool,” Mr Rice said. “We also wanted to head towards a carbon neutral home with the tesla battery and the solar system generating about 25kws a day which if used normally no electricity from the grid is required.” 2/53 Breaker St, Main Beach.One of the highlights of the two-level property is the indoor-outdoor entertaining area overlooking the pool and water feature. “The cafe-style collapsing door system creates a seamless indoor-outdoor space which leads out to a fabulous outdoor kitchen and entertaining area,” he said. He said the property would suit Baby Boomers, downsizers and professionals. “In my opinion Main Beach is the coolest, most liveable suburb on the Gold Coast,” he said. 2/53 Breaker St, Main Beach.THIS new villa offers the very best of modern living on the Gold Coast.Vendor James Rice, the boss of South Australian property development company Urban Construct, knocked down the existing dwelling and built luxury duplexes that were completed in March. 2/53 Breaker St, Main Beach. ON THE MARKET 2/53 Breaker ST, Main Beach Agent: Robert Graham, Ray White Prestige Area: 300sq m Auction: June 21, 11am, Gold Coast Turf Club Inspections: Saturday and Sunday, 11-11.30amlast_img read more

Hilliard holds onto right-center back spot heading into Rutgers game

first_imgCombined, Skylar Thomas and Jordan Murrell have started all 93 games they’ve played in for Syracuse.The two senior defenders are virtual locks on the back line and, with head coach Ian McIntyre using a three-man defense in 2014, that third spot could belong to a number of others.But through two games, Tyler Hilliard has made it his own.The redshirt junior is one of three players — along with goalie Alex Bono and midfielder Nick Perea — that’s played all 180 minutes of the regular season for the Orange. Hilliard has thrived at right center back, and with his defensive prowess and top-line speed, has helped SU post two shutouts to start the 2014 campaign with heavy competition for back line playing time.After missing 13 games in 2013 due to injury, Hilliard will look to continue his already impressive bounce-back season when SU (2-0) faces Rutgers (2-0) at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, New Jersey on Thursday at 7 p.m.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He’s very athletic. He’s got pace, strength,” McIntyre said. “Probably him and Skylar Thomas are our best individual defenders, and (Hilliard is) a real warrior out there.”In a 3-0 win against St. Mary’s on Sunday, Hilliard pressured the Gaels all over the field. In the game’s first four minutes, he won two headers off crosses on the left edge of the Gaels’ six-yard box. He successfully slipped passes up the right wing despite St. Mary’s forwards pulling at his jersey hard enough to bend his back. And as the Gaels repeatedly fouled the Orange, Hilliard ignited quick restarts from the defensive third to spur the up-tempo Syracuse attack. The right-most defender in the 3-5-2 is a role Hilliard has embraced, and one he sees himself succeeding in moving forward.“I’m liking it a lot because it gives us more responsibility in the back,” Hilliard said of being one of three defenders, rather than one of four. “Personally, I think I fit into the formation very well, and I’ve played next to both Skylar and Louis (Cross) now, and they’re both very good center backs so everything is working out.”McIntyre has emphasized depth in the back often in the Orange’s young season. With defenders like the now-healthy Chris Makowski, who’s started 51 career games, and Cross, who scored in his Syracuse debut against Niagara on Friday, threatening for minutes, Hilliard’s grasp on a starting role will depend on his ability to continue his exceptional play. He said he’s been at 100 percent since January, through his summer Premier Development League season with the Ocean City Nor’easters. Hilliard has thrived upon returning to school a different player, Murrell said.“His training habits have improved a lot and just trying to keep up with him actually because he’s been working so much harder to get back to where everyone was,” Murrell said. “That’s the sign of a good athlete.Hilliard will be up to his toughest task yet against Rutgers, and with starting spots always up for grabs, he remains unfazed.“There’s competition at every position, so any day anyone could start,” Hilliard said. “In practice, I just work hard, do what I can on the field and let Mac go ahead and take care of the coaching.” Comments Published on September 4, 2014 at 12:10 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more