2 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy in a market crash

first_img2 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy in a market crash 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Kirsteen Mackay | Thursday, 6th February, 2020 | More on: CCH SN 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. Kirsteen 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. Coca Cola has been upping its game by moving its focus to low sugar, energy, tea, and coffee categories. In doing so, it has diversified its portfolio of soft drinks to ensure it continues to grow its market share in areas that customers desire.During a market crash, when prices are suppressed, can be the perfect time to pick up bargains. Keep a list of target companies you like, so that you’re ready to act.center_img 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. Image source: Getty Images. Divide and conquerWorld-famous drinks brand Coca Cola doesn’t appear to be slowing down in either popularity or growth. Coca Cola HBC is one of the world’s largest bottlers for The Coca‑Cola Company.With a £10bn market cap, its stock value has risen over 158% in the past five years. It has a P/E of 19, earnings per share of £1.43, and a dividend yield around 2%. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! UK equity markets have been enjoying a bull run for over 10 years now and many people worry this can’t last.  Hopefully, a market crash is not imminent, but it’s good to be prepared if it does rear its ugly head.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…Buy low, soar highLong-term investors should remember, a market crash provides a great opportunity to buy quality shares at cheap prices.Buying a stock when the market has crashed can be daunting because you’ll be wondering if it has further to fall. Timing the market is not an exact science and I think getting it right is more down to luck than any kind of skill.If you’re buying shares in solid companies that will rise in value over the long term, then the nitty-gritty of the price you pay for the stock shouldn’t really matter. Having confidence in the company you’re buying into is key.Rich pickingsPrice-to-earnings ratios (P/E) for many of the FTSE 100’s most favoured companies have reached overly expensive levels in this recent bull run. So, some long-term investors would welcome the opportunity to buy their favourite shares at a lower price.Therefore, a market correction is a double-edged sword. It’s not pleasant to see billions of pounds knocked off the value of the stock market, but it does bring opportunity.Buy-and-hold investors with the ability to ride out the bad times will be rewarded for their patience when the bull run returns.So, with that in mind, two FTSE 100 stocks that would appeal to me if their share prices were lower are Smith & Nephew (LSE:SN) and Coca-Cola HBC (LSE:CCH).Live long and prosperFeeling fitter and younger is a high priority for an ageing population looking to enjoy a worry-free retirement. This has driven the number of people undergoing joint replacements to record highs.Smith & Nephew is a medical tech company specialising in orthopaedics (including knee and hip replacements), along with sports medicine and wound management. The Smith & Nephew share price has enjoyed a 27% rise over the past year. This despite a period of uncertainty in the autumn when the chief executive unexpectedly resigned over a pay dispute.The company has a £25bn market cap, P/E of 23, earnings per share of 79p, and a dividend yield of approximately 1.5%.Its niche popularity and increasing demand mean it’s rarely a cheap stock to buy into. That’s why it’s one I’d leap at in a market crash. I don’t see demand declining soon, so I think it’s a relatively safe investment for the long term.last_img read more

Former President Bush to Attend 9-11 Ceremony at Pentagon

first_imgAfter a moment of silence on the White House’s South Lawn at 8:40 a.m. Eastern Time, both will travel to Arlington to the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. At 9:30 a.m., the President and the First Lady will participate in the September 11th Pentagon Observance Ceremony. Today is the 18th anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks that killed three thousand Americans in New York’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon in the Washington DC as well as a hijacked plane crash in Pennsylvania. George W. Bush will be at the Pentagon today to commemorate the solemn day. The former president will attend a wreath-laying ceremony this afternoon at the site where terrorists flew a hijacked airliner into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Bush was commander in chief at the time of the attacks. While, he was president, U.S. forces moved into Afghanistan on October 7th, 2011 to oust the Taliban for giving safe haven to 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden. Ceremonies will also be held in New York City where two hijacked planes flew into the World Trade Center, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where a hijacked plane crashed after its passengers fought with the hijackers. President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will be making a visit to Arlington, Virginia to remember the lives lost in the September 11th attacks. pic.twitter.com/WqBj8iMQhx— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2019last_img read more

India cricket board advertises for new coach

first_imgBCCI has invited fresh applications for the post of head coach, a month before Anil Kumble’s contract ends.THE Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) did not indicate if this meant Kumble would be replaced.But Indian media reports cited sources as saying the board was unhappy with him for demanding salary increases for himself and the team.India had a successful year under Kumble, losing just one Test.A BCCI statement said that as current coach, Kumble – a former captain of the Indian side – would be a direct entrant for the selection process.Three former Indian players – Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman- will be responsible for choosing the next coach.Prior to the job, Kumble had no international or first-class coaching experience but his leg-spin bowling made him India’s leading Test wicket-taker with 619 wickets in 132 games. (BBCSport)last_img read more

Forget the title, derby defeat leaves Man Utd fighting for top four

first_imgDespite spending more than City in the summer transfer window, the Portuguese coach has routinely trotted out the excuse that he was not backed enough in the market to mount a title challenge.Mourinho’s latest justification was that City had an easier week to prepare having thrashed Southampton and Shakhtar Donetsk 6-1 and 6-0 respectively at home, while United fought to the end to secure 2-1 wins at Bournemouth and Juventus.“I told the players already that one thing is to win two matches at home six to zero, be fresh and relaxed physically and mentally,” he added.“Another thing is two matches away, where the second one is against Juventus, where you fight like animals, and not just a physical effort but a mental effort. The pressure before and during the game. And I think some of the boys felt it.”However, United made things difficult for themselves with what Mourinho himself described as a “chaotic” first-half display at Bournemouth and needing a famous win in Turin after failing to beat both the Italian champions and Valencia at home in the Champions League.United also lost Paul Pogba’s presence in the derby after he played through the pain barrier against his old club in midweek and was not fit to feature at the Etihad.Mourinho bemoaned the Frenchman’s absence meant Marouane Fellaini had to play the 90 minutes and was not fresh for an aerial bombardment off the bench when Anthony Martial’s penalty reduced United’s deficit to 2-1 after goals early in both halves from David Silva and Sergio Aguero put City in command. – Champagne football – Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United can forget trying to challenge Manchester City until they can even compete for a place in the Premier League top four, Jose Mourinho confessed as his side were outclassed in a 3-1 derby defeat by the English champions on Sunday.A fourth league loss of the season leaves United already 12 points adrift of their local rivals just 12 games into the new campaign.Of even more concern for Mourinho’s job prospects, the Red Devils are now also seven points adrift of the top four, putting Champions League qualification for next season at risk.Indeed, eighth-placed United are now as close to Cardiff in the relegation zone as they are to City.“We knew that there is a difference in potential (with City),” said Mourinho, whose side finished second in the Premier League last season, albeit a record 19 points behind City’s 100-point tally.“Since the beginning of the season, we knew that our second position last season was a fantastic achievement for us, and this season we are going to fight for the top four.”Yet Mourinho’s tune was very different on his last visit to the Etihad when United spoiled City’s chance to seal the title in the derby by coming from 2-0 down to win 3-2.“The point is can we improve enough to catch them next season?” Mourinho said that day in April, but has only overseen a collapse in United’s ambitions since.center_img Instead, Martial’s spot-kick remained United’s only shot on target, while City sealed the game in a manner that emphasised the gulf in class between the sides.Ilkay Gundogan provided the final flourish to a 44-pass move five minutes from time.It was champagne football that showed why City are champions and United struggling to make the Champions League.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Man arrested for 3 sexual batteries in St. Lucie County

first_imgPolice have arrested a man for multiple sexual assaults in Fort Pierce over the last four years.29-year-old Kano Roen Demetrius Brown was arrested on Thursday in the 1900 block of S. 26th Street in Fort Pierce and has been charged with sexual battery, aggravated battery, and kidnapping charges.St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara called the details of the crimes “chilling.”Sheriff Mascara said that Brown is accused of multiple violent attacks on women dating back to 2016. The crimes occurred in 2016, 2019, and last month.“Every one of these victims experienced violence at the hands of this animal,” Sheriff Mascara said.Investigators were able to link Brown’s DNA to all three sexual assaults.Brown was booked into the St. Lucie County Jail, and is being held without bond.The sheriff’s office is urging anyone who may have been victimized by Brown to call 772-462-3230, or the Fort Pierce Police Department at 772-467-6800.WATCH NEWS CONFERENCE:last_img read more

Team named to target Costa Ballena success

first_img3 Dec 2015 Team named to target Costa Ballena success Six players from the England men’s A squad will bid to regain the trophy in the Costa Ballena International Quadrangular Tournament in Spain on January 20-22. They are: Ben Amor of Wiltshire (image © Leaderboard Photography), Will Enefer of Shropshire & Herefordshire, Scott Gregory of Hampshire, Josh Hilleard of Somerset, Will Whiteoak of Yorkshire and Andrew Wilson of Durham. The Costa Ballena competition is played on a round robin basis against teams from Finland, Germany and the hosts, Spain. England won the tournament in 2014 and were only beaten in a title decider on the final day last year. The players: Ben Amor, 20, (Marlborough) was in England’s winning Costa Ballena team in 2014. Last season he was runner up in the Darwin Salver and led the southern qualifiers for the Brabazon Trophy, where he went on to finish 15th. Will Enefer, 18, (Wrekin) represented England in the Boys’ Home Internationals.  He was runner-up in the German boys’ amateur and had eight top ten finishes in the 2015 season. Scott Gregory, 21, (Corhampton) was in last year’s Costa Ballena team. He was third on the England Golf men’s order of merit with results including fourth place in the European Amateur and second in the Lagonda Trophy. Josh Hilleard, 20, (Farrington Park) was fourth on the men’s order of merit after a season in which he was top qualifier at the English amateur and won both the Midlands amateur and North of England Youths. Will Whiteoak, 21, (Shipley) won the Tillman Trophy and led the northern qualifiers for the Brabazon Trophy, alongside a number of top 20 finishes.  Andrew Wilson, 21, (Wynyard) was runner-up in the North of England Youths and was 10th in the French amateur stroke play.last_img read more