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5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic… And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.
So forget about gambling your money with Bitcoin: trying to get rich with shares is a much better idea.
But they remain a much clearer, more robust and less risky way for investors to put their money to work than Bitcoin.
Sure, they’re not immune to extreme volatility themselves, as the 2020 stock market crash illustrates.
That’s why we think now could be the perfect time for you to start building your own stake in this exceptional business – especially given the shares look to be trading on a fairly undemanding valuation for the year to March 2021.
The stock market crash means that there are many other top UK shares are too cheap to miss right now, too.
The shares had doubled in value (up 102% to be exact) during the five years to the beginning of 2020.
Bloomsbury’s share price has slumped around 25% since the start of the year, providing a brilliant buying opportunity in my book (no pun intended).
The recent stock market crash allows brave investors to build a winning portfolio of UK shares at bargain-basement prices.
The gold price has risen by nearly 20% this year, as real yields have fallen.
Strategists at Capital Economics have become more positive on the outlook for the yellow metal price as they think the backdrop will remain supportive, limiting any downside, even if some of the steam comes out of the gold price rally next year.
Key quotes “We have raised our forecast for the gold price, as we expect real yields to drift a little lower and remain low for some time.
We now think that the price of gold will finish the year at $1,900 per ounce ($1,600 previously) and will remain elevated over the next couple of years.”
“We think there could be clusters of investors – concerned about the potential for runaway inflation owing to ultra-loose monetary policy – who will seek refuge in the gold market.
The Vicinity Centres (ASX: VCX) share price is down by 2.49% to $1.37 at the time of writing, after the group announced a portfolio net valuation decline of 11.3%.
This resulted in a net valuation decline for its overall portfolio of 11.3% or $1.79 billion for the 6-month period to 30 June 2020.
While the overall portfolio net valuation decline was 11.3%, the results highlighted the resilience of our Flagship portfolio, affirming our strategy and weighting towards metropolitan markets with strong long-term fundamentals.”
Mr Kelly went on to say “We remain confident in our strategy of focusing on market-leading destinations, which we believe will deliver returns for investors over the medium to long term, and ensure our retailers have the best platform to reach consumers…” The company has advised that customer visitation to many of its centres, particularly those that are less reliant on office workers or tourists, is close to pre-COVID-19 levels.
Year to date, the Vicinity Centres share price is down by 44.98% and is currently selling at a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.38.
Altogether, the hikes add an extra £110 to the price tag of this built-to-order 16-inch MacBook Pro – a combined total of £3,899 rather than £3,789.
In the U.K. for example, when customizing a base configuration 2.3GHz 8-Core 16-inch MacBook Pro, upgrading to a 2.4GHz processor costs £200, where previously it cost £180.
In Canada, Europe, Australia, and many parts of Asia, customers configuring any new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro or Mac mini now face paying approximately 10 percent more for each component upgrade than they did prior to last Wednesday.
While there’s been no change to the prices of standard-configuration Macs, it seems Apple has quietly increased the prices of build-to-order Mac models in many countries … Two MacRumors readers spotted the price increases, which have been applied to many countries outside the US.
The site’s readers noticed because they had Macs saved in their baskets, and saw the total price increase.
When it comes to supporting mobile devices in the workplace, it all comes down to one thing: employees.
Employees are using their own personal devices (or similar corporate devices) at work much more frequently, and they expect the same level of mobile support in the corporate world as they receive in the consumer one.
Download this infographic which summarizes the results of a recent mobile support IDG survey of 102 IT decision-makers at companies with more than 500 employees across all major industries.
The launch of Bitcoin futures at CBOE is set to be followed by its cross-town rival, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group, which plans to launch its own version of Bitcoin futures trading on December 18.
One party to the contract agrees to buy a given quantity of securities (such as stocks or bonds) or commodities (oil, gold, Bitcoin), and take the delivery on a future date while the other party agrees to deliver the asset.
Such was the excitement at the launch of futures that the Bitcoin price touched an all-time high of US$17,382.64 after one day of CBOE trading.
Bitcoin futures allows traders to speculate on what the Bitcoin price will be at a later date.
The volume of trading since bitcoin’s launch on CBOE has been relatively low, especially compared with more established currencies futures.