Stock market crash part 2: how I’d find the best UK shares to buy in a crisis

first_img Enter Your Email Address Peter Stephens | Sunday, 11th October, 2020 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Peter Stephens 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. Stock market crash part 2: how I’d find the best UK shares to buy in a crisis 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 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. The prospects for a second stock market crash look set to remain high over the coming months. Risks such as Brexit, the US election and coronavirus could cause investor sentiment to be very changeable. This could lead to a return to falling prices for UK shares.However, a market decline can bring buying opportunities for long-term investors. Through purchasing those businesses with wide economic moats, low debt and long-term growth potential you could survive a short-term crisis and prosper in 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…Using company data in a stock market crashA stock market crash can cause many investors to become worried about their financial prospects. As such, they may become increasingly reliant on emotions when making decisions. This could cloud their judgment and may mean that they miss out on undervalued UK shares that represent long-term buying opportunities.Therefore, using company data to make decisions about where to invest could be a sound move. For example, checking the balance sheets of prospective purchases before buying them will provide guidance as to their financial strength. Companies with low debt and profit that easily covers their interest payments may be better able to survive a short-term crisis. They may also be more capable of using the weaknesses of their rivals to their advantage in building a larger market share.Accessing sound business modelsA stock market crash can also expose weak business models. Previously, companies that are inefficient or that lack the capacity to adapt to changing operating conditions may have been viewed positively by investors. However, companies that have a competitive advantage may be better able to survive a period of weak economic growth.Identifying UK shares with a competitive advantage is very subjective. For example, it can mean they have a strong brand, a large number of loyal customers, or a unique product among other attributes. Buying such companies may reduce your overall risks and lead to more positive returns in the long run as they use a weak operating environment to expand their market presence.Defensive UK sharesA second stock market crash could mean that defensive UK shares become more popular among investors. In the past decade, companies operating in sectors such as tobacco and utilities have been relatively unpopular due to their modest growth rates. However, their solid financial performances in a weak economic environment may attract cautious investors. This could lead to an outperformance of the FTSE 100.Your financial prospects could be improved through buying companies that have defensive business models, sound finances and a competitive advantage at lower prices during a market downturn. They may not offer high returns in the short run, but they could prove to be the best UK shares to hold in a crisis.last_img read more

Pret enjoys big boost to turnover

first_imgPret A Manger has reported a 17% increase in both turnover and ebitda, as the chain continues to expand in the UK.The top 10 BB75 retailer posted sales revenue of £443m, and ebitda of £61.1m for 2012 financial year. It also opened 36 new shops – 19 of which were in the UK – over the 52-week period, taking its total estate to 320 (+10%).A target of 50 new shops has been set for 2013, including four additional shops in Paris. Of the 1,000 jobs due to be created, 500 of these should be in the UK, said the firm.Following previous criticism about the number of British workers it employs, the firm highlighted the launch of its fledgling National School Leaver Programme, which encourages British school leavers to work for the company.Nine school leavers have also joined the team, with the scheme to be expanded in September this year, it said.Clive Schlee, chief executive of Pret A Manger, said: “2012 was a strong year for Pret. We continued to invest in our core values, improving our menu, launching innovative employment schemes and building and refurbishing shops in all our markets.”Last year also saw Pret open its first shop in Paris, and in its fourth city in the US – Boston.last_img read more

What’s going on at the Wellington Public Library?: Oct. 13 – Oct. 19

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The following is a weekly report of what is going on at the Wellington Public Library:Monday, October 13Movie at 4 p.m. : Where the Wild Things Are (2009)Run Time: 101 minutesRating: PGTuesday, October 14Book Babies at 10 a.m.This week, we will be talking about owls.  We will read In My Tree by Sara Gillinglham, Owl & Friends by Joyce Wan, and Moon Child by Nadia Krilanovich.  We will sing about the wise old owl in the tree!Book Babies is our early literacy story time designed for 0-2 years of age. We will sing songs and read stories to provide a solid foundation to literacy. We will explore rhymes, movements, and music, while following the Kansas State Library’s 6×6 Ready to Read program, which seeks to ensure that all children have the six pre-reading skills to become a successful reader by age 6. Book Babies programs are designed to last 15-20 minutes, with time to play after. Library Crew @ 4:30 PMJoin us as we experiment with Doyle & Fossey, Science Detectives,  as they use their scientific talents to solve mysteries.   The series is written by Michelle Torey!Library Crew is for all school aged children up to grade 5. We will explore books, science, literature, math, and art to complement their school learning. Library Crew aims to help children discover a love of learning and literature by looking at a variety of topics and providing a hands-on approach. Library Crew should last approximately 45 minutes. Technology Class at 6 p.m.: Basic InternetBasic Internet covers a brief introduction to the internet and internet browsing, with a focus on Google searching. We also discuss internet safety for beginners.Due to limited space, preregistration is required. Wednesday, October 15Book Buddies at 10 a.m.We will read and sing about owls this week.  Our books this week will include Bear’s New Friend by Karma Wilson, The Midnight Library by Kazuno Kohara, Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan and Little Hoot by Amy Krouse Rosenthal.Book Buddies is the complementary early literacy story time for 3-5 year olds. It focuses more on stories, instruments, and hand plays that appeal to older pre kindergarten aged children. Book Buddies is designed to lay the foundation for a lifelong love of reading, while following the Kansas State Library’s 6×6 Ready to Read program, which seeks to ensure all children have the six pre-reading skills necessary to become a successful reader by age 6. Book Buddies programs are designed to last approximately 30 minutes, though craft time may extend beyond that. Crazy 8s Math Club at 4:30 p.m.This week, everyone will participate in the Toilet Paper Olympics. Bet you never knew sports and toilet paper could go together, huh? Get on a roll with your Olympian skills in the shot put, the long jump, and the relay race.Crazy 8s is for all school aged children up to grade 5. We make math fun! We’ll build things, move around, make music, and maybe even make a mess. Activities will include Glow in the Dark Geometry, Bouncy Dice, and Toilet Paper Olympics. Children that attend may even get to take home cool gadgets! Crazy 8s programs should last approximately 45 minutes. Thursday, October 16Teen Time at 4 p.m.Teen Time is a loosely organized program for 6th graders – 12th graders. We may play games, do homework, work on projects or crafts, talk about books, anything we want to do. It will be a 1 ½ hour block of time just for teens! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentscenter_img Trivia Thursday at Barefoot Jerry’s @ 7:30 PMGroups of up to 4 compete in a weekly trivia contest at Barefoot Jerry’s in downtown Wellington. There are 3 rounds with 10 questions per round, and the team on top comes away with the coveted bragging rights of being the Smartest Folks in Wellington. The first round is always News and Current Events, but the other two rounds vary in topic and format. Trivia Thursdays usually last about 1 – 1 ½ hours. While there is no age limit, trivia questions may contain adult themes. Friday, October 17Teen Read Week Art Reception: CANCELLED Saturday, October 18No programs scheduledSunday – Library Closed Coming up later this month! October 21, at 6:30 p.m.Where Immigration Hits the Historical Highway, a talk by Dr. Antonio DelgadoWith a focus on Mexican immigration to the United States, this presentation looks at the experiences of 19th- and 20th-century immigrants and their personal and familial experiences. How do communities react to the sometimes clash of cultures, and must it always result in anti-immigrant sentiments? What have been the trends in U.S. immigration policy and law enforcement over the years?Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more