Here’s my 3-point checklist for investing after the coronavirus stock market crash

first_imgHere’s my 3-point checklist for investing after the coronavirus stock market crash “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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. The coronavirus stock market crash has been very pronounced the world over. Here in the UK, the FTSE 100 index fell almost 25% in the first quarter of 2020. Even despite having the second best April performance in a decade, the index slid again at the end of last week, taking it back below 6,000 points.This goes to show that volatility is high and that there’s not a linear trend in the market. Steep falls are met by sharp bounces, and vice versa. While we’re not short-term traders, it’s important to try to pick an opportune entry point when buying a stock. Holding out for the first three months of the year would have enabled you to buy at a 25% discount. Below is my checklist when looking to buy.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…Check the P/E ratioThe price-to-earnings ratio is a very common metric used by investors. It basically shows how much (as a multiple) you’re willing to spend to buy the share in relation to the profitability of the business. For example, if the price is 10p and last year the business made 1p per share profit, the P/E ratio is 10. Obviously you would like to buy the share at the lowest P/E ratio possible. Mathematically, this can be done if the share price is low. If the share price fell to 7.5p, the P/E ratio now becomes 7.5. Given the coronavirus stock market crash, the P/E ratio for some firms has dropped significantly. This can represent a good-but-undervalued long-term stock to buy.Check the dividend yieldThis is a tougher one to tick off the list, given the many FTSE 100 firms cutting dividends at the moment. The dividend yield measures the percentage return paid via a dividend, relative to the price you paid for the stock. For most, the last dividend was paid before the virus made an impact, so check for the most up to date news. You can still find good yields (above 5%) from firms that have come out and committed to paying dividends this year. I outlined some examples in an earlier article (including Legal & General and BP), which you can read here.Check the Q1 trading statementMost businesses have already released their financial statements for the first quarter of this year. These are a valuable insight into the early impact that the virus has had on their revenues. These statements also give an indication of the future impact on the business this year. You may see profit revisions lower, or a note acknowledging anticipated hits to performance. HSBC is a good case in point here.Before buying a stock after the coronavirus stock market crash, read the report and make sure you’re comfortable with the projections given by the firm for the rest of 2020.Overall, having a checklist enables you to avoid buying stocks on a whim. It can also help to prevent unnecessary losses that could have been avoided by doing some simple research. And it gives you a higher chance of being profitable in the longer term. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Jonathan Smith has now shares in any firm mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended HSBC Holdings. 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. Image source: Getty Images 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. Jonathan Smith | Monday, 4th May, 2020 See all posts by Jonathan Smithlast_img read more

Santita Ebangwese, Polina Shemanova earn All-American honorable mentions

first_imgAfter making its first NCAA tournament in program history, Syracuse (19-9, 14-4 Atlantic Coast) and its players continue to receive high forms of recognition. Santita Ebangwese and Polina Shemanova were named as honorable mention All-Americans by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), announced on Wednesday.Ebangwese and Shemanova are only the second and third players in program history to receive such honors. Kelly Duan is the only other, achieving the same recognition in both 2004 and 2005.Ebangwese currently tops the nation with a .425 hitting percentage. On her career, she’s hit .351, a Syracuse record. This season, she’s hit above .300 in 24 matches. Ebangwese also ranks in the top-10 nationally in total blocks, block assists, solo blocks and blocks per set for the Orange. The senior was also named to the AVCA All-Region team and the All-ACC first team, both for the second time in her career.“Every time she goes up, she’s going for a kill,” senior Amber Witherspoon said of Ebangwese earlier in the season. “No matter how fast, slow, high, low, Santita is going up to hit.”In just her first year of action, Shemanova was also named to the All-ACC first team. She was also named AVCA East Region Freshman of the Year and ACC Freshman of the Year. Shemanova set a school freshman-record 447 total kills, a mark good for eighth among Orange players all-time.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn addition to racking up double-digit kills in 26 of 28 matches, Shemanova racked up 30 kills against Florida State, setting a SU freshman kills record. The freshman is just the third Syracuse player all-time to record 30 kills in a game. She also led the team in digs.“She’s very consistent in what she does,” Ebangwese said of Shemanova late in the season. “When she hits, she hits. She gets digs. I definitely know offensively, she makes smart plays and that’s what allows her to get so many kills. On defense, she’s disciplined so that’s why she gets digs.”The duo helped the Orange qualify for their first ever NCAA tournament this season. Behind a team-high 12 kills from Shemanova and 10 from Ebangwese, SU earned the program’s first ever tournament win, 3-0 over Yale on Nov. 30. The Orange ultimately lost in to Penn State in the second round on Dec 1. Comments Published on December 12, 2018 at 12:59 pm Contact Eric: [email protected]center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

De Bruyne is my Man City blueprint – Guardiola

first_imgManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola said Kevin De Bruyne incarnated Manchester City’s future after the Belgian’s sublime display inspired his side to an emphatic 4-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.De Bruyne smashed in City’s second goal on Saturday and had a hand in their third, scored by Raheem Sterling, who went on to complete a brace as City registered a record-extending 16th successive Premier League win. “And of course that’s happened because I was with three amazing clubs: Barcelona, Bayern Munich and this one. All three clubs supported me, all the decisions we believe in and they provide me with outstanding players.“Without good players and the club supporting your ideas, it’s impossible to achieve this kind of thing.”– Hotheaded Alli –Ilkay Gundogan put City ahead in the 14th minute, ghosting in unmarked to head Leroy Sane’s corner past Hugo Lloris.After Spurs rallied in the second half, De Bruyne carried the game beyond them, rifling home a left-foot shot in the 70th minute and sparking the move that culminated in Sane teeing up Sterling for a tap-in.Sterling added another, smuggling his way past Lloris and walking the ball in, before Christian Eriksen claimed a stoppage-time consolation.De Bruyne’s goal — his seventh of the season — occurred moments after he had been left in a heap by an ugly ankle-high challenge from Dele Alli, who escaped with only a booking.Harry Kane, too, was shown only a yellow card for an untidy foul on Sterling, but although Guardiola felt both tackles were “dangerous”, he refused to criticise referee Craig Pawson.Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino was reluctant to discuss the hotheaded Alli and instead urged his team to take inspiration from City’s display.“Look, I’m not going to talk about individual names today because it’s not fair,” said the Argentinian, whose team slipped from fourth to seventh.“The most important thing is our collective performance wasn’t how we expect and I think we were poor. Not only poor — the way we conceded the first goal was a massive mistake for us.“When you play against teams like Manchester City, if you concede a goal like this after 15 minutes, come on. We can’t assess individual performances.“We need to learn from this situation. Today was a very good example of a team that believe, that have quality and is in very good form. They deserved the victory completely.”Share on: WhatsApp Guardiola has matched his best winning run with Barcelona from their all-conquering 2010-11 season and stands three wins short of his own record for Europe’s five major leagues, which he set at Bayern Munich in 2013-14. De Bruyne’s hurtful passing repeatedly tore holes in the Spurs defence and Guardiola said that ability on the ball, allied to his exemplary work-rate, made him a figurehead for the club’s young players.“Kevin is one of the most talented players and you see how he runs without the ball,” said the City manager.“You cannot imagine how good he plays with the ball, but he runs like a player in the Conference (semi-professional) league.“It’s a good example for the young players, for our academy, for Phil Foden, for Brahim (Diaz). They know how good Kevin De Bruyne is. And when they see how he runs and he fights without the ball, that is the best example.“He helps us to be a better club, a better institution for the future. Because that is what we want to do. His performance today, I have no words.”The one-sided win at a misty Etihad Stadium gave City a provisional 14-point lead at the top of the table, ahead of second-place Manchester United’s trip to West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. “Of course I’m proud,” said Guardiola.“I don’t want to be humble right now. I’m proud with my staff to achieve that with three teams, every day being there. We work a lot and the players know that.last_img read more

DeSantis Clarifies “Stay-at-Home” Order, Adds Unemployment Resources

first_imgHours before a “stay at home” order is set to go into effect for our entire state, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday clarified will and will not be allowed for residents.The order will last from 12:01 a.m. Friday through April 30.According to the executive order DeSantis issued Wednesday, “all persons in Florida shall limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or conduct essential activities.”Those “essential activities” include going to the grocery store, gas station, health care facilities, pharmacies, and child care centers, among other venues.“When you’re limiting people to essential services and essential activities, the goal is to reduce contacts with people outside the home,” the governor said during a news conference on Thursday.He added the goal is to avoid having people congregate in large groups, saying, “If you’re engaging in activity that doesn’t involve close contact with other people, you’re gonna be fine.”Additionally, the governor addressed a common concern with the “stay at home” order which allows churches, synagogues, and houses of worship to remain open.Some Floridians worry that will cause groups of people to be together at religious services, thereby spreading the coronavirus.“I don’t think the government has the authority to close a church. I’m certainly not going to do that,” DeSantis said. “There’s no reason why you couldn’t do a church service with people 10 feet apart. So we absolutely asked them to abide by the social distancing guidelines.”DeSantis also announced he is adding more resources to Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity to handle the large amount of unemployment claims being filed.“This system is not handling the needs of the people in Florida,” he said.To that end, the state will provide extra staffing at the Claims Assistance Center and will purchase additional software to help Florida’s CONNECT website handle more traffic.As we continue to fight the spread of #COVID19, I encourage every Floridian to utilize the resources available below. My administration is focused on providing as much help as possible to the people of Florida. We will get through this together.— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) April 1, 2020 “This is not something that you can turn on and off in an economy like this,” DeSantis said. “This is a problem that could be with us for more than a couple weeks.”Florida has also suspended foreclosures and evictions for 45 days.According to the latest numbers from the Florida Department of Health, there are more than 8,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, including 128 deaths.More than 69,000 people have tested negative for the virus in Florida.Here are the cases for our area:Palm Beach County: 630, and 22 deathsBroward County: 1,346, and 17 deathsMiami-Dade County: 2,448, and 19 deathsMiami-Dade has the highest number of confirmed cases in the state, and Palm Beach County has the most coronavirus-related deaths in Florida.For the latest information about coronavirus cases in Florida, click here.last_img read more