Don’t save for retirement! 3 reasons why I’d rather buy dividend stocks today

first_imgDon’t save for retirement! 3 reasons why I’d rather buy dividend stocks today “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Peter Stephens | Sunday, 2nd February, 2020 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Planning for retirement can be a difficult process. For example, living within your means can be tough – especially with the cost of living being high. Then, deciding what to do with your spare capital can be challenging at a time when interest rates are relatively low and cash savings offer disappointing after-inflation returns.As such, now could be a good time to consider buying dividend stocks. They offer higher income returns than cash savings in many cases, while their potential to generate rising dividends could make them even more attractive in the long run. In addition, their scope to deliver capital growth could make a positive impact on your retirement plans.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…Income returnDespite the global stock market experiencing a bull market which has lasted for over ten years, many shares offer attractive yields at the present time. This may be because of the ongoing risks facing the world economy. The threat of a global trade war and geopolitical risks in the Middle East appear to have caused investors to adopt a cautious attitude towards shares in recent months. As such, there may be relatively high yields on offer across a variety of sectors.Certainly, dividends are less robust than the income return on cash savings. However, diversifying across a range of stocks could reduce overall risk. And, with the difference in return between cash and dividend stocks being relatively high, income shares could be more attractive on a risk/reward basis.Dividend growth potentialAs well as high income returns, many stocks offer dividend growth potential. This could mean that while dividend shares produce a higher income return than cash today, the gap between the returns of the two assets widens in the coming years. Interest rates could rise at a slow pace, while continued economic growth may lead to many stocks being able to afford higher annual shareholder payouts.Identifying companies that could deliver dividend growth could mean that investors focus on factors such as their track record of rising shareholder payouts, as well as their financial strength. Furthermore, the headroom a company has when making its dividend payments may provide guidance on whether it can afford to pay a higher proportion of profit as a dividend in future.Capital return prospectsAlongside the income appeal of dividend shares, the prospect of capital growth could make them even more attractive than cash savings. With interest rates being low, companies that offer a high yield and the prospect of dividend growth may become increasingly popular among investors. This could lead to their shares becoming increasingly in-demand.Furthermore, the payment of a rising dividend may signal that a company has a solid financial position. It may also convince investors that its management team is confident about its future prospects. This can lead to higher overall returns that improve your chances of building a sizeable nest egg for retirement. 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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. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

Silver Lining to Rising Home Prices . . .

first_img Previous: Quicken Calls Lawsuit ‘Meritless and Frivolous’ Next: Battling Zombie Homes . . . and Plywood Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago December 5, 2017 1,482 Views CoreLogic Frank Martell Frank Nothaft Home Price HOUSING mortgage 2017-12-05 Nicole Casperson Silver Lining to Rising Home Prices . . . Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Home prices continue to climb both year-over-year and month-over-month, according to the October 2017 Home Price Index (HPI) released by CoreLogic Tuesday Morning.Nationally, prices increased by 7 percent from October 2016 to October 2017—representing the second consecutive month of 7 percent year-over-year increases. Meanwhile, month-over-month home prices increased by 0.9 percent in October 2017 compared with September 2017.Highlighting metro markets—specifically, if average housing stocks are overvalued, undervalued, or at value—the data found that 37 percent of the top 100 metropolitan areas were overvalued, with 26 percent undervalued, and 37 percent at value.When looking at the top 50 markets based on housing stock, 50 percent were overvalued, 14 percent were undervalued, and 36 percent were at value.“The acceleration in home prices is good news for both homeowners and the economy because it leads to higher home equity balances that support consumer spending and is a cushion against mortgage risk,” said President and CEO of CoreLogic Frank Martell.Martell explained that for entry-level renters and first-time homebuyers, however, it leads to tougher affordability challenges. In fact, according to the CoreLogic’s Single-Family Rent Index, rents paid by entry-level renters for single-family homes experienced an increase of 4.2 percent from October 2016 to October 2017, compared with overall single-family rent growth of 2.7 percent over the same time.“Single-family residential sales and prices continued to heat up in October,” said Dr. Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist for CoreLogic. “On a year-over-year basis, home prices grew in excess of 6 percent for four consecutive months ending in October, the longest such streak since June 2014. This escalation in home prices reflects both the acute lack of supply and the strengthening economy.”Look ahead by utilizing values derived from state-level forecasts by weighting indices according to the number of owner-occupied households for each state—CoreLogic projects prices to increase year-over-year by 4.2 percent by October 2018.To view the full report, click here. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Silver Lining to Rising Home Prices . . .  Print This Postcenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe About Author: Nicole Casperson Tagged with: CoreLogic Frank Martell Frank Nothaft Home Price HOUSING mortgage Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] Share Savelast_img read more

Rape, domestic battery reported to University

first_imgA rape was reported to a University administrator Tuesday, according to Wednesday’s Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) crime log. The alleged rape occurred August 5 in an “on-campus residence,” according to the entry.A case of alleged domestic battery was also included in Wednesday’s crime log, which was reported to NDSP on July 29.As of Wednesday afternoon, students had not received an email crime alert from NDSP.Tags: Clery Act, domestic battery, NDSP, NDSP crime log, rape, sexual assaultlast_img

Spain forward Rodrigo linked with move to Leeds United

first_imgRodrigo Moreno has turned into Spain’s leading striker after a career from the youth academies of Flamengo and Real Madrid to become a star at Valencia after spells at Benfica and Bolton Wanderers.The Brazilian-born Spain international could be set to be Leeds United’s marquee signing ahead of their return to the English Premier League after a 16-year absence. Spanish media reported on Tuesday that Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani and sporting director, Victor Orta, have travelled to Valencia to negotiate a deal for Rodrigo.The 29-year-old is valued at around 40 million euros.However, Leeds United did not respond to a request to comment on the reports.Should he join Leeds United, Rodrigo would be the latest high-profile departure from Valencia after captain Dani Parejo and Francis Coquelin left for rival Villarreal this month.Rodrigo is well versed in English football after making 17 Premier League appearances with Bolton while on loan from Benfica in the 2010/2011 season. “England was good to me. You go to England, you know the physical demands. You’ve got no choice but to adapt and that makes you grow,” he told The Guardian in 2018.“Working there daily helped. I was involved, it was my first senior season and I learned a lot,” he said.A wide player who attacks down the right wing, Rodrigo can link the forward line and is particularly effective on the counterattack.His qualities have made him the favoured forward of Spain coach Luis Enrique and predecessor Robert Moreno.The forward has repaid their faith by scoring six goals in his last nine starts for his country. He scored only seven goals in all competitions last season amid injuries and turmoil at Valencia, who sacked popular manager Marcelino in September and eventually finished ninth.His best season in front of goal came in 2017/2018 when he scored 16 times in La Liga.He scored decisive goals against Ajax Amsterdam and Chelsea FC in 2019 as Valencia reached the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League.Rodrigo also scored in the 2-1 win over FC Barcelona in the 2019 Copa del Rey final.RelatedPosts Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Leeds record first Premier League win in seven-goal thriller Reuters/NAN.Tags: FlamengoLeeds UnitedReal MadridRodrigo Morenolast_img read more

Kensington Oval to host Sri Lanka Test for first time

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Sri Lanka will play at historic Kensington Oval for the first time when they tour the Caribbean for a three-Test series next June.The Asian side have played three series in the Caribbean without visiting the ground, loosely referred to as the ‘Mecca’ of cricket in the region.Sri Lanka will face West Indies in the opening Test at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain from June 6 to 10 before travelling to Bridgetown for the second Test starting four days later.The tourists will wrap up the series with the third and final Test at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground in St Lucia, bowling off June 23.Prior to the series, Sri Lanka will play a three-day match starting May 30 at the Brian Lara Stadium.On their previous tour of the Caribbean, Sri Lanka have played six Tests, winning just one, losing three and drawing two.In their last visit to the Caribbean nine years ago, they managed a 1-1 draw in a two-Test series with Sri Lanka winning the first Test at Providence and the Windies hitting back at Queen’s Park Oval.Schedule of MatchesWednesday May 30 to Friday, June 1 – Tour Match, Brian Lara Cricket Ground, TrinidadWednesday, June 6 to Sunday, June 10 – 1st Test, Queen’s Park Oval, TrinidadThursday, June 14 to Monday, June 18 – 2nd Test – Kensington Oval, BarbadosSaturday, June 23 to Wednesday, June 27, 3rd Test – Darren Sammy Cricket Ground, St Lucialast_img read more

USC leaves little hope for rest of the season

first_imgOllie Jung | Daily TrojanIt’s a simple fact that most sports fans are hopeless optimists. Dodger Stadium has been packed to the brim for the opening two games of the World Series in support of a team that last won it all during the Reagan administration. Tens of thousands of people pack the Coliseum week-in, week-out every year despite more than a decade passing since the Trojans’ last national title. Optimism is sports’ lifeblood, and even the most jaded fan has the slightest sliver of it.But for the last week, it has felt like Notre Dame bled every last drop of that optimism during last Saturday’s massacre in South Bend.Like many others, I have been almost blindly bullish when it comes to these Trojans since January. Ignoring all the warning signs for a far more challenging, target-on-your-back season to come, I basked in the Rose Bowl glory, completely convinced that the trifecta was coming in 2017: a Pac-12 championship, another victory in Pasadena and a return to the national championship.Nearly 11 months later, and here we are. USC is still a frontrunner for the conference crown, but with the ultimate prize out of reach, the remainder of the season will only determine what sort of silver lining the program can take into next fall. Some have called for head coach Clay Helton to be fired, and others have declared redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold a bust.I instinctively want to defend the Trojans. I want to point to Helton’s strong 22-9 record at the helm and remind everyone of what Darnold did against Texas and Utah this year. But there’s not much I can say that doesn’t ring hollow after USC last Saturday. I feel like a flat-earther: The facts are staring me in the face, but I’ve somehow talked myself into something different.I’ve died on worse hills, though (I was convinced Blake Bortles would be a good NFL quarterback for far longer than I am proud of). What really scares me is that the nightmare may not be over. The Trojans are traveling on back-to-back weeks coming off arguably their two most taxing games this season. And like the losses at Washington State and Notre Dame, Arizona State is expected to have a sold-out crowd at its back. The Sun Devils beat then-No. 5 Washington and Utah in their last two games, and they will look to catapult themselves into the thick of the Pac-12 South race with an upset over USC.After ASU, Arizona arrives at the Coliseum, and the Wildcats could be coming off a home win over Washington State, riding speedster quarterback Khalil Tate. Tate put up nearly 400 yards against UCLA — 148 through the air and 230 on the ground with three total touchdowns. After facing Arizona, the Trojans go to Colorado, then return home to face UCLA to wrap up the regular season. How great can you feel about any of those games? My greatest fear is when all is said and done this season, USC will have had a seven- or eight-win season with a trip to the Holiday Bowl — no different from the days of Steve Sarkisian and Cody Kessler.There’s no bright spot to look to anymore. Darnold hasn’t hit his peak all season. The rushing attack that opened the year so promisingly has been derailed thanks to injuries. Special teams coughed up the ball and left easy points on the board in recent weeks. An intimidating defense that ranks among the nation’s best in forced turnovers got dominated in South Bend. Week-to-week improvement hasn’t been this team’s forte, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see another error-filled night in Tempe on Saturday.It’s hard for me to believe that Helton and company will suddenly clean things up to win the Pac-12, which means that after all the fanfare, it’s just another lost season. I would say that the Trojans finally stole away all my optimism, but there is just a bit left — the hope that they will prove me wrong and win out … and win it all next year.Ollie Jung is a senior majoring in print and digital journalism. He is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, Jung Money, runs Fridays.last_img read more

The World Cup’s Finest with Heavyweight Sports’ Darren Haines

first_img Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 Belgian Pro League live betting streaming deal for Stats Perform August 21, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Submit FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory.Today’s edition is brought to you by Heavyweight Sports’ PR Director Darren Haines, who discusses David Beckham’s Argentinian redemption, a Zico/Roberto Baggio conundrum and a love for “the first Brazilian number 10”.First World Cup Memory 16 June 1982 (Bryan Robson v France). Not just for the goal itself – England’s first in that tournament after just 27 seconds – but everything around it. The shadows on the pitch were a revelation to an eight year old boy, that football could be played in sunshine and not just on the wet and heavy pitches of England, whilst that slightly-off colour hue to the overseas television pictures, and distant sound to the commentary, we used to get in those days added to the World Cup’s sense of far-away wonders. Naranjito was the best World Cup mascot too.Favourite World Cup:Goal David Beckham (England v Argentina, 2002). Watched in a South London pub. Not just for the redemption of Becks and what it meant in the match at the time, but also because a woman then poured her pint in super slow-mo style over my friend’s head, having inadvertently spilt some of his beer on her arm during the celebrations. That happening to your mate is never not funny. An honorary mention, too, for Carlos Alberto’s thunderblast in 1970. Whilst before my time it remains, for me, the archetypal World Cup goal – swaggering team play, sublime skill and a stunning finish – and its yet to be beaten.Player Zico. With Heavyweight putting together many ambassador deals for bookmakers, such as the Alan Shearer partnership for Coral, it has been great to work with one or two World Cup heroes in recent years, such as Big Al, Geoff Hurst (Sky Bet), Michael Owen (BetVictor) and Rio Ferdinand. None of them have disappointed but Zico gets my vote – the first Brazilian Number 10 in my lifetime who in 1982 scored four, including an overhead kick, and assisted four more. Roberto Baggio comes a close second.TeamBrazil, 1982. Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be, so it’s back to 1982 again and the side that probably made me truly fall in love with football. Regarded as the greatest team to never win the World Cup, the likes of Socrates, Zico, Junior, Falcao and Eder all produced iconic World Cup moments that we tirelessly tried (and failed) to recreate in the playground. Probably the purest attacking football ever to be played – unfortunately they forgot about defence! Millennials should YouTube it for 20 minutes well spent.Game West Germany v France, 1982. This game sits alongside Brazil-Italy in 1982 and England-Argentina in 1998. They all had drama, tension, goals, comebacks and jaw-dropping moments written into football folklore (Beckham getting sent off, Schumacher not) to prove that heartbreak plays a greater part in football – on and off the pitch – than its more glamorous younger brother jubilation.KitEngland, 1990. There has been plenty of chat about Nigeria’s kit this year being the hipsters’ choice but I’m not sure having sold four million of them strictly qualifies as alternative-cool so surely the unbuyable Iran shirt is this year’s choice of the true hipster. But for me, seeing England’s Italia ’90 kit, whilst not a classic in the design sense, will forever be the one that bristles the hairs on the back of my neck. The World Cup’s Finest is to be a regular feature during the Russia World Cup, profiling a different individual each week day, if you would like to be involved please email [email protected]last_img read more