3 reasons why I’d buy stocks now and aim to hold them forever

first_img See all posts by Peter Stephens Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Peter Stephens | Friday, 5th February, 2021 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. 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. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. 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. A strategy to buy stocks now and hold them over the long run has been relatively successful in the past. This does not mean it will necessarily be profitable in future. However, giving holdings with time to deliver on their potential could be a shrewd move.Furthermore, the potential for a long-term economic recovery could lift the performances of many businesses in the coming years. This could lead to rising stock market valuations from which short-term investors do not fully benefit.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…Buying stocks today to benefit from a potential economic recoveryAn economic recovery from today’s challenges cannot be guaranteed. However, the past performance of the economy suggests that it is likely to take place in the coming years. After all, no recession or depression has ever been permanent in nature. A plan to buy stocks now could be a means of benefiting from a potential improvement in operating conditions for many businesses.Of course, some companies and sectors may respond more positively than others to an economic recovery. Therefore, it is important to reduce risk through diversifying across a wide range of companies. In doing so, it may be possible to harness a long-term recovery that also leads to improving investor sentiment and rising stock prices.Providing time to deliver on strategy changesThe coronavirus pandemic has caused many companies to experience disruption and change within their industries. For example, retailers may need to shift additional resources online. Similarly, hospitality companies may need to service consumers at home to an increasingly large extent.A plan to buy stocks and hold them for the long run provides businesses with the opportunity to put into effect their revised strategies. They may take time to develop and implement. They may take even longer to make a positive impact on financial performance. Clearly, there is no guarantee that strategy change will lead to a rising share price. But, allowing a company the time to grow could be a prudent move.A short-term focus may cause additional challengesA long-term focus when buying stocks may also be beneficial because of the potential for high volatility in the stock market. Even though there has been a market rally since the 2020 market crash, an uncertain economic outlook may mean there is scope for further ups and downs in future.This could negatively impact both long- and short-term investors. However, investors with a long-term focus may be able to capitalise on it through buying shares when they trade at lower prices. They may deliver on the aim of experiencing a recovery over the long term. Furthermore, they may be less concerned by the performance of their portfolios in the short run, in terms of experiencing paper losses, if they are focused on valuations over a long time horizon. 3 reasons why I’d buy stocks now and aim to hold them forever FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Image source: Getty Images last_img read more

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Kerrykeel Garda Station to lose their only patrol car

first_img Google+ WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Kerrykeel Garda Station to lose their only patrol car Facebook By News Highland – June 19, 2014 WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic A Donegal County Cllr has raised concerns after the only Garda patrol car in Kerrykeel was taken off the road and not replaced.Under current regulations, Garda cars that clock up more than 300,000 miles must be taken off the road.The only patrol car at Kerrykeel Garda station reached that limit this week and hasn’t been replaced.Local Cllr Liam Blaney says it’s alarming for people in the area that there is not patrol car at the local garda station:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/liam.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Previous articleOne Direction Star completes his takeover of Doncaster RoversNext articleA long suffering ‘Coronation Street’ is to find a new beau News Highland Newslast_img read more

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Mount Snow Completes Sale of Haystack

first_imgMount Snow Completes Sale of HaystackMOUNT SNOW, VERMONT – June 30, 2005 – Mount Snow Ltd. has announced thatit has completed the sale of Haystack Ski Resort in Wilmington, Vermont toagroup of local businesspersons known collectively as Tyringham Ridge.This is great news for community residents and businesses, said StanHansen, President and Managing Director of Mount Snow Ltd. Were hopingthat this investment triggers further investment within our Valley.Entered into on March 30, the Purchase and Sale Agreement provided for a$5,000,000 purchase price and included a two year right of first refusaloncertain non-operational lands owned by Mount Snow.This transaction allows us to fully concentrate our efforts on MountSnow,while encouraging Haystack to realize its full potential, commentedHansen.The synergy were working towards achieving is exciting.Under the terms of the agreement, Mount Snow Ltd. will continue to drawwater from sources at Haystack.Proceeds to Mount Snow Ltd. and American Skiing Company from the sale ofHaystack are expected to be used for additional liquidity, to fundcapitalexpenditures and reduce senior debt, each as permitted under AmericanSkiingCompanys senior credit facilities.###last_img read more

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Enjoying the Republicans’ Latest Game Show: Their Fourth Debate in Milwaukee

first_imgView image | gettyimages.comLive from the Milwaukee Theater, it’s the fourth GOP presidential debate!Tuesday night’s prime-time show featured a big cast of characters, even though a few wannabes from the previous episode had been dropped in this ongoing political comedy series (or tragedy, depending on your point of view) due to their low ratings.On hand for the main event in Wisconsin were Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush—it’s okay, catch your breath—Carly Fiorina, John Kasich and Rand Paul. Each of them was individually “WHOOED!” like a celebrity rock star as they were introduced. They were the top draw at 9 p.m. on the Fox Business Network, which sponsored the program with the Wall Street Journal, both with ties to Rupert Murdoch’s media empire. At 7 p.m. the “happy hour” debate had Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum. But who except the hardcore conservative would want to put in four hours watching all this in one night? Get a life, people!The debate rules were simple: 90-second answers. If a candidate talked for too long, they were supposed to shut up (but totally didn’t) at the sound of a bing-bing.“It sounds like a game show, but it’s not,” joked moderator Neil Cavuto, Fox Business Network managing editor, who failed as both a comedian and a persuader.Two minutes prior, inspirational music had played to dramatic retellings in what may as well have been a “Previously in Wisconsin” clip. In 1859, we learned that the so-called “black president” Abe Lincoln (a Republican, no less) had campaigned in Milwaukee. In 1912, a few blocks away from this debate venue, Teddy Roosevelt (then a Progressive Party candidate, no longer a Republican) had given a 90-minute speech with a bullet lodged in his chest after he’d just been shot outside his hotel by an unemployed saloon keeper. And, of course, no conservatively biased video is complete without a cameo from their true Lord and Savior, Ronald Regan, who praised the Badger State’s Brew City for all its worth.In short, Neil Cavuto got it wrong. American presidential campaigns have always been a game, whether it’s TR capitalizing on a shooting for sympathy, Reagan sucking up to Milwaukee, or the Fox Business Network using those stories to choke up nostalgic patriots. America loves drama – especially evocative legends of bravery and heroism, even if they all were just an act – and in less than three minutes of this Republican debate, the storyboard was set and the pieces were moving.Two hours of 90-second-plus monologues wooed viewers with conservative wet dreams. Good America vs. Evil: like illegal immigration, Obamacare, and Putin. Bonus claps were earned if someone badmouthed Hilary Clinton or strategically brownnosed America’s military the night before Veterans Day.“I know that the world is a safer place when the United States is the strongest military power in the world,” said Marco Rubio.“We have to make our military bigger, better, stronger than ever before so that nobody messes with us,” echoed Donald Trump.“We have the strongest military on the face of the planet, and everyone knows it,” copied Carly Fiorina.They said a whole lot of nothing and something at the same time, and that something was whatever earned them brownie points. After all, who doesn’t love being praised?The remaining highlights were when the candidates disputed each other, their outraged voices blended together, the commentators attempted (and failed) to control the outburst, and mostly notably, the crowd whooped and booed.Fox Business Network decided who would attend the debate based on four recent polls, which I’m guessing asked, “Which candidates will get us the highest ratings?”The debate averaged 13.5 million viewers, which was 13.5 million viewers too many, as far as I’m concerned, but the most audience this cable network reportedly has ever gotten.But let’s be honest. Following the November 2016 presidential elections in November 2015 indicates a lack of true entertainment in one’s life. Find something else to watch on TV, people.The Democratic debate will be held this Saturday, Nov. 14, in Des Moines, Iowa. But The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 also opens in theaters this weekend. The fifth GOP debate will be Tuesday, Dec. 15, in Las Vegas. You know, where there are casinos. They’re a better bet if you actually want to win something. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more

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Ambris, Hope plunder New Zealand A with centuries

first_imgLINCOLN, New Zealand, (CMC) – Sunil Ambris wasted little time in pressing his claim for a spot in the West Indies Test side with an exhilarating, better than run-a-ball hundred against New Zealand A here Saturday.The right-hander smashed a stroke-filled 153 while Shai Hope gathered a composed 110 as the Caribbean side amassed 451 for nine on the opening day of the three-day tour match at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval.Roston Chase chipped in with 49, wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich scored 35 while captain Jason Holder got 31, to ensure the tourists’ domination in excellent conditions.West Indies had struggled early on, however, slumping to 45 for three in the morning session before the recovery came.Impressive fast bowler Lockie Ferguson, who finished with five for 67, removed both openers Kraigg Brathwaite (17) and Kieran Powell (7), before seamer Logan van Beek (2-60) accounted for Shimron Hetmyer (12).Brathwaite fell half-hour into the session with the score on 28, nicking a defensive prod behind and the left-handed Hetmyer lasted nine balls before he was taken in the cordon by Todd Astle with 45 on the board.Approaching the hour, Powell departed when he was lbw to Ferguson, leaving West Indies with a rebuilding job.Hope, classy and composed, then inspired the Windies fightback, adding 81 for the fourth wicket with Chase and a further 155 for the sixth wicket with Ambris.All told, the right-handed Hope faced 133 deliveries in 218 minutes and counted 20 fours and a six. Unbeaten on 20 at lunch with West Indies on 108 for three, he reached his half-century in the second session, to be 94 not out at tea.He raised three figures soon afterwards off 122 deliveries.Chase, meanwhile, unbeaten on 41 at lunch, perished in the sixth over afterwards – caught at second slip by captain Tom Latham off Ferguson at 126 for four.Jermaine Blackwood followed cheaply for four but Ambris arrived to plunder the hosts’ attack in an innings that required 145 balls, in just under 3-1/4 hours and included 24 fours and a six.He was not out on 51 at tea and eventually brought up his landmark off a mere 85 balls with 18 fours and a six.On 247 for five at the last interval, West Indies swiftly gathered 204 runs in the final session as Ambris went on a rampage against a tiring attack.The 24-year-old, who struck two hundreds in the recent Windies A series against Sri Lanka A in the Caribbean, displayed his superiority as he put on a further 89 with Dowrich for the seventh wicket and 53 for the eighth with Holder.WEST INDIES 1st inningsK Brathwaite c wkp Blundell b Ferguson 17K Powell lbw b Ferguson 7S Hetmyer c Astle b van Beek 12S Hope b Ferguson 110R Chase c Latham b Ferguson 49J Blackwood c Neesham b van Beek 4S Ambris c wkp Blundell b Ferguson 153+S Dowrich c Bennett b Worker 35*J Holder c Worker b Bennett 31R Reifer not out 1A Joseph not out 12Extras (b5, lb11, nb3, w1) 20TOTAL (9 wkts, 90 overs) 451To bat: D Bishoo, M Cummins, S Gabriel, K Roach.Fall of wickets: 1-28, 2-45, 3-45, 4-126, 5-135, 6-290, 7-379, 8-432, 9-438.Bowling: Bennett 16-1-87-1, Ferguson 18-2-67-5, van Beek 17-5-60-2, Neesham 14-1-67-0, Astle 14-2-97-0, Bruce 6-0-28-0, Worker 5-0-29-1.New Zealand A – *T Latham, J Raval, G Worker, N Broom, T Bruce, +T Blundell, J Neesham, T Astle, L Ferguson, L van Beek, H Bennett.last_img read more

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7 Tipp players nominated for All Stars

first_imgAll Ireland champions Kilkenny have 12 nominations, as do Galway…11 of Waterford’s players are also included on the shortlist. From the Premier County, the nominees are Darren Gleeson in goals; Pádraic Maher; Cathal Barrett and James Barry in the back lines. In the forwards, Brendan Maher, John O’Dwyer and Séamus Callanan have been named in the shortlist.  Seamus Callinan has also been nominated for Player of the Year…he is up against TJ Reid and Richie Hogan from Kilkenny. The winners of the All Star awards for 2015 will be named on Friday November 6.last_img

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Serena Williams into Miami semi-finals with 700th career win

first_imgWorld number one Serena Williams overcame a dreadful second set to beat Germany’s Sabine Lisicki 7-6(4) 1-6 6-3 for her 700th career win and a berth in the Miami Open semi-finals.Williams, who is seeking an eighth Miami title, will next face the winner of Wednesday’s later match between Romanian third seed Simona Halep and American Sloane Stephens. After a sluggish start, Williams went on to secure the first set in a tiebreak and then broke her 27th-seeded opponent in the opening game of the second set before falling apart.Lisicki’s precise and intelligent play took advantage of a series of unforced errors from Williams as the German won six consecutive games to force a decisive set.But Williams, the two-times defending Miami champion, quickly rediscovered her form and broke to get a 3-0 lead and held firm for the win.Williams is the eighth player in WTA history to record 700 match wins, putting her in an exclusive club that is led by Martina Navratilova (1,442).–last_img read more

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