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  • If a FTSE 100 bull market has begun, is now a good time to buy shares?

    “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Views expressed 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. Has the FTSE 100 turned bullish? On March 23, the FTSE 100 crashed to a low of 4,922.76. On Tuesday this week, the index closed at 5,958.5, a 20% rise from the March low. On Wednesday the index closed above 6,000. It is generally accepted that a 20% decline from a high distinguishes a bear market from a correction. Likewise, a 20% rise from a low turns a mere rally into an official bull market. The FTSE 100 is now in bull market territory.How long will the FTSE 100 bull run?Bear markets end bull markets. According to investment bank Goldman Sachs a bear market usually removes 68% of the gains made in the previous bull market. The recent decline in the FTSE 100 was around 55%. If that was the extent of the bear market, then it was relatively mild. Moreover, it was one of the shortest on record.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…That is surprising given the declines in GDP and employment reported already. Economic activity is starting to pick up in some places, but normality looks way off. GDP forecasts still look bleak. Looking at recent corporate news, we can see bank profits are being crushed and airlines are laying off staff (some are close to bankruptcy).What I am getting at is that if this new bull market were to run on, it would be unusual. So while the FTSE 100 has met the criteria for entering a bull market, I would not rule out a prolonged period of flat trading or another pullback.Bull or bear investingI don’t think investors should waste time worrying about whether this bull market will run on for years, or hit another bump in the road. Time in the market is more important than timing the market. Trying to invest only at the start of long-running bull markets, or trying to sell before a bear market and not invest during one, are examples of trying to time the market.Unless an investor is exceptionally gifted, what usually happens when trying to time the market is that stocks get sold during bear markets at a loss, and not rebought until markets have gone up a lot, missing a lot of gains. Investors will usually do better by investing regularly, no matter the state of the markets.Investors are happy to buy stocks when markets are rising; it seems odd to avoid buying them on the cheap as prices are falling. Carrying on investing when markets are falling lowers the average cost of purchases made in the preceding bull market. Investors get more shares for their money when prices are lower. Far from being disasters, a long-term and regular investor should view bear markets as opportunities.Maybe the FTSE 100 will continue to rise, and perhaps it will not. One thing I am confident about is that investing in a bunch of quality stocks or an index fund regularly and holding for the long term is usually a better plan for building wealth than trying to time the markets.  If a FTSE 100 bull market has begun, is now a good time to buy shares? 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. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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  • Trump lists beachfront mansion next to Mar-a-Lago for $49M

    first_imgDonald Trump with sons Don Jr. and Eric and 1125 South Ocean Boulevard (Getty, Google Maps/Illustration by Alexis Manrodt for The Real Deal)Former President Donald Trump is looking to sell a beachfront mansion across the street from his Mar-a-Lago resort for $49 million.The property previously belonged to his sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, a retired federal judge. She sold the eight-bedroom, 8,270-square-foot mansion at 1125 South Ocean Boulevard in 2018 to a company controlled by Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump for $18.5 million.The former president later listed the property as an asset in financial disclosure statements, according to the Palm Beach Daily News, which first reported the listing.Barry, 81, is a former judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In 2004, she paid $11.5 million for the Palm Beach home, which was built in 1956.ADVERTISEMENTRead moreTrump argues to live in Mar-a-Lago — as an employeeIn the rough: Trump’s golf clubs and resorts have lost $315MManhattan DA narrows focus on Trump Org CFO Lawrence Moens of Lawrence A. Moens Associates has the new listing. The two-story beach house comes with a membership to Mar-a-Lago. It was built in 1956 on a nearly half-acre lot.Trump International Realty listed the home for rent in 2018, asking $100,000 a month, according to the Palm Beach Daily News. It features a pool, library and balcony overlooking the ocean.Luxury home sales in Palm Beach have soared since the summer. Last month, private equity titan Scott Shleifer paid more than $120 million for an oceanfront mansion in Palm Beach, setting a record for residential sales in Florida and marking one of the most expensive home sales in the U.S.Moens, a top broker in Palm Beach, represented the seller in that deal. That property was also once part of a larger estate that Donald Trump owned.Beauty mogul Sydell Miller recently sold a vacant 1.7-acre lot at 1440 South Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach for $42 million.[Palm Beach Daily News] — Katherine Kallergis Contact Katherine Kallergis Email Address* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* Message* Share via Shortlink Tags Donald TrumpEric Trumpmar-a-lagoPalm Beachlast_img read more

  • Know Before You Go: Practice Safety This Winter

    first_img“It’s very important to dress in layers to maintain proper body temperature, and to layer your foot protection also with wool socks being the first layer while hiking in the cold to avoid hypothermia,” said Gamber. “The forests can provide stunning scenery and recreational opportunities during the winter, but it is important to be aware of the dangers and risks associated with winter weather,” said Rick Gamber, safety officer with the National Forests in North Carolina. “Snowstorms, freezing temperatures and long exposure to cold winds are all concerns when recreating in the national forests in the winter months.” Frostbite is another injury common to those spending significant time outdoors in the winter months. Frostbite is a progressive injury caused by freezing of the skin and tissue, which causes a loss of feeling in the affected areas. It is important to take steps to avoid frostbite. Visitors should stay warm and dry with many layers and do not expose skin such as the tip of your nose, ears, and fingers to the cold for extended periods of time. Gamber says visitors to the national forests should pay attention to their surroundings and to their capabilities in the woods. People who remain outdoors for an extended period of time such as hikers and hunters are susceptible to hypothermia, a condition where the body experiences abnormally low body temperature which can lead to death. Click here for more information on outdoor safety tips. Keeping these safety tips in mind will help outdoor enthusiasts safely enjoy winter in the Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie, and Croatan national forests. Follow the National Forests in North Carolina on Facebook (www.facebook.com/nfsnc) or Twitter (twitter.com/NFsNCarolina) for more news and features. With winter fast approaching, the U.S. Forest Service urges outdoor enthusiasts to ‘Know Before You Go” and follow simple tips to stay safe when visiting the Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie, and Croatan National Forests during the colder months. Severe injuries and fatalities can occur during the winter due to road conditions after a snow or ice storm. Motorists should be aware of icy conditions on shaded areas of roadways. Drivers should use common sense when traveling on Forest Service roads and obey speed limits. Gamber also encourages motorists to have appropriate tires, to not travel alone and carry emergency kits containing items such as water, pre-packaged snack foods, warm clothing, a blanket, and matches. “If you think you or a companion is experiencing frostbite, seek warm shelter and immerse the affected area in room temperature, not hot, water,” said Gamber. “Do not rub the frostbitten area, as this can cause more damage.”Before heading out to enjoy your national forests this winter, “know before you go” and contact the local Ranger District office to get the latest information about current road conditions and seasonal closures.last_img read more

  • Commonwealth wants developing countries to access billions in foreign aid

    first_imgLONDON, CMC – The Commonwealth Secretary General, Dame Patricia Scotland says a new study has shown that small member states could be losing out on US$4.5 billion of overseas development assistance.Need strategies to help small states She said as a result of the study conducted by the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat she is urging the development of strategies to help small and vulnerable states improve their ability to effectively access and use development assistance.Dame Patricia will be among delegates attending an International Monetary Fund (IMF)/ World Bank conference on Building Resilience to Disasters and Climate Change in the Caribbean on Monday. Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness will be the featured speaker.The Commonwealth Secretary General will participate in a discussion on incentives and financing to build resilience.“The Caribbean has been through testing and distressing times in recent years, with storms and hurricanes of unprecedented intensity causing widespread devastation. We commend the international community for rallying to provide support, and the affected countries for their practical resolve to build back better and stronger.Much work to do“But we have a lot of work to do to address inherent and systemic barriers to building resilience, such as debt, limited private financing and capacity constraints,” she said, adding that “one key area we need urgently to improve is coordination among organizations and donors so countries are able to access and utilize financial assistance more swiftly through processes that are more streamlined.Missed out on $4.5 billion of aid“It is of great concern that a preliminary Commonwealth study shows that small and vulnerable states failed to utilize $4.5 billion of development assistance made available between 2010 and 2016,” she said ahead of the conference in Washington.Plans for building resilience to disasters The Commonwealth Secretariat said that at the conference it will present its plans for working alongside member countries to build resilience to disasters and climate change.It said these include the Commonwealth Finance Access Hub, which is helping developing states make successful applications for projects related to climate change, the new Disaster Risk Financing Portal, which will give countries open, 24-hour access to key information on financing facilities and a proposed Universal Vulnerability Index to build global consensus on the definition and measurement of the factors that combine to render countries vulnerable to environmental and financial challenges.Head of Economic Policy and Small States at the Commonwealth Secretariat, Travis Mitchell, said the issues of development finance for resilience building and disaster risk were upmost in the minds of Commonwealth finance ministers during their annual meeting in Bali last month.“We have a clear mandate to come up with innovative and effective strategies to address this issue. So in January we are going to hold the first ever Annual Research Conference on Small States in Malta under the theme “Building Resilience Through Disaster Risk Reduction”.“This will bring together experts and academics to explore new and emerging developments in disaster risk reduction.”last_img read more