Stock market rally: 2 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy today

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! News that coronavirus vaccines have been developed has resulted in an incredible stock market rally. This month, the FTSE 100 index is up about 15%.If the vaccines are the ‘game-changers’ they’re said to be, share prices could keep rising. With that in mind, here are two FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy for a potential market recovery.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…Capitalise on the FTSE 100 recoveryOne FTSE 100 stock that strikes me as an excellent recovery play is alcoholic beverages company Diageo (LSE: DGE). It’s the owner of a wide range of well-known spirits brands such as Johnnie Walker, Tanqueray, and Smirnoff.Diageo has faced plenty of challenges this year due to the coronavirus. With pubs, bars, and restaurants across the world shut due to lockdowns, its ‘on-trade’ sales have taken a hit.The successful roll-out of a vaccine however, would improve the company’s outlook significantly. It’s worth noting that since news of the Pfizer vaccine broke, a number of brokers, including HSBC and Jefferies, have increased their price targets for Diageo substantially.I’ve been buying more Diageo shares for my own portfolio recently as I’ve seen the Covid-19-related share price weakness as a buying opportunity. My last purchase was around a month ago near £25. Since then, the stock has jumped about 18%. However, I still see value here. Currently, the stock remains about 17% below its 2019 highs. And the forward-looking P/E ratio of 23, while not cheap, isn’t excessive for a company with Diageo’s track record.All things considered, I think Diageo is a good stock to buy to capitalise on a potential FTSE 100 rebound.A stock market rally could push this stock higherAnother FTSE 100 stock that could benefit from a market rebound is St. James’s Place (LSE: STJ). It’s a wealth management company that, through a network of nearly 4,300 advisors across the UK, offers face-to-face financial advice to individuals and businesses. It earns much of its income from funds under management, meaning a stock market rally could push earnings higher.A recent trading update from St. James’s Place was quite encouraging. Not only did the group report funds under management of a record £118.7bn, up 1.5% year-to-date, but it also said funds under management retention rate for the year was a high 96.4%.On top of this, CEO Andrew Croft said the group is seeing an increasing demand for sound, highly-personal financial planning advice (a trend I’ve highlighted before). He also said the group remains “extremely well positioned to meet this opportunity” and to “drive further growth over time.”STJ is forecast to generate earnings of 48.3p per share next year, which puts the stock on a forward-looking P/E ratio of about 21.9. A prospective dividend yield of around 4% is on offer. I see these metrics as attractive.With the FTSE 100 stock still around 13% below its 2020 high, I’d buy today. 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Get ahead – get a hat

first_imgNewsCommunityGet ahead – get a hatBy Bernie English – June 14, 2018 674 Vikki Jackson, Genesis Costume Design, with Suzanne Thurlow, Bloomsday Festival. Pic: Cian ReinhardtTHE LADIES of Leopold Bloom’s era loved the frippery and femininity of a good hat, complete with flowers. beads, brooches, feathers and tulle. The Suffragettes toned all of that down but still wore hats, content with a lesser display of ribbons and bands.The woman with the hat and costume know-how for the Bruff summer festival and Bloomsday is Vikki Jackson of Genesius Costume and Design and she held a workshop for the ladies of Bruff in advance of the festival to show them how to put together the look for the day.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I’m a fourth generation showbiz person,” Vikki told the LImerick Post.“My grandfather worked with Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel and my grandmother owned the biggest travelling show in the country”.Vikki has thoroughly enjoyed researching the dress style of the Joycean era and the sterner style of the Suffragettes and comparing the two.“Pretty much anything went with hats back then. They were wide-brimmed and sat back on the head and they were decorated with tulle, flowers, feathers – all kinds of things. Blouses and skirts were the order of the day and blouses tended to have high, closed up collars.“The Suffragettes wore hats that were much less ornate and sat right down on the head. They wore lower collars that were slightly more masculine and their clothes were often coat-style.“Some of the poorer women who didn’t have money to adopt the fashion would just borrow their mens’ coats to go on marches and protests,” she explained.Vikki’s handiwork and the handiwork of her students will be on display during the Bloomsday festivities and the Bruff Summer Festival.Click here for more community news. Twitter Facebook Linkedin Emailcenter_img Advertisement WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick Athletics NotesNext articleBeyond the neon runes Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Printlast_img read more

Explore the Best Urban Trails in the Country

first_imgEvent Information About Blue Sky Fund Blue Sky Fund leads school-based, after-school, weekend, and summer programs. Elementary school students can explore the great outdoors through the Explorers program, which helps students engage in their core science requirements through hands-on, field trip experiences in nature. Outdoor Adventure Clubs for middle school students builds character as students are immersed in outdoor activities such as rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, and camping. Through the organization’s Outdoor Leadership Institute, a diverse set of high school students bond together to meet the challenges of a week-long wilderness trip and year-round community service opportunities as a team. Think back to your last outdoor adventure, and the mind-blowing wonder you experienced in exploring a new environment. Many young people growing up in Richmond’s public housing neighborhoods have not ever experienced the magic of the James River, though they live just a mile or two away. We believe that the outdoors should be a part of every child’s life. By participating in the 2019 Dominion Energy Hike For Kids, you have the power to help connect thousands of inner city kids with the transformational power of nature. As you challenge yourself to a 3-, 8- or 14-mile loop around the river, know that with each step you’re paying it forward. In true peak-bagging fashion, toast the end of your hike with an exclusive Väsen Brewing Company brew that kicks back proceeds to getting Blue Sky Fund kids outside. The Dominion Energy Hike For Kids is made possible by community sponsors, including  Dominion Energy, Capital One, Genworth Financial, the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, One Digital, Outdoor Access, Riverside Outfitters, and Väsen Brewing Company. Register for eventCheck out trail maps:3.6 Mile Family Hike8.3 Mile Hike14.2 Mile HikeDonate to eventcenter_img Blue Sky Fund makes it possible for kids living in Richmond’s high poverty neighborhoods to experience the joys of our natural world. With both in-school and after-school programming starting in elementary school all the way through high school, Blue Sky Fund provides transformative experiences in nature to over 3,000 students each year. All of the proceeds from the Dominion Energy Hike For Kids directly supports this outdoor education programming for Richmond’s urban youth. © Photography Bridget Williams Calling all outdoor lovers, adventure seekers, and do-gooders! What if your outdoor adventures could also make a BIG impact on a kid’s life? We know you love to hit the open road in search of your next epic adventure to enjoy all that the Great Outdoors has to offer. What if we told you that some of the best trails can be found right in your own backyard? On October 26th, hundreds of hikers will join forces with Blue Sky Fund for their annual Hike For Kids event in the heart of downtown Richmond, Virginia, to discover the beauty of the James River Park System while supporting inner city kids accessing and learning in the outdoors. Within steps of the concrete jungle of downtown, hikers will be treated to scenes of River City’s natural heartbeat: rushing whitewater rapids, winding wooden trails, and ospreys flying overhead.last_img read more

Nikias announces new security measures

first_imgRead the full text here:Dear USC community,The safety of USC students, faculty, and staff on campus is a top priority for me and for my leadership team.  Like you, I was unsettled and troubled by last week’s shooting.  While the situation was resolved quickly and without physical harm to students, faculty, or staff, an event such as this is a sobering reminder that we must work constantly to ensure the safety of our university community.  My administration has taken a number of steps over the last few years that have significantly improved the security of our campus and neighborhoods, but this incident made it clear that more must be done.Let me begin by recounting what we believe led to this incident.  A student group held a Halloween party on campus and used a third-party promoter that advertised the event throughout Los Angeles, even though the event was open only to students with student IDs.  As a result, many non-students arrived on campus who were not admitted to the party.  I want to emphasize that the USC students who organized the party never intended for this situation to develop.  A disagreement took place between two non-students outside the event that led to the shooting.  This incident does not reflect our neighborhood safety, but instead was a case of the wrong people being drawn to campus by a promoter.  The measures I will describe are intended to prevent that circumstance from arising again.Immediately following the incident, I directed USC’s leadership to conduct an expedited review of our campus security and event policies.  After consulting with students and community leaders, we agreed on some key changes that I would like to share with you.Effective immediately, we are making a number of changes to our policies related to the planning, approval, and hosting of events.Use of outside event promoters will no longer be permitted for USC social events in university facilities or on Fraternity and Sorority Row.All future student event applications will undergo heightened review by Student Affairs.At on-campus events where IDs will be checked, USC Department of Public Safety officers will be responsible for checking IDs of all individuals attending on-campus events.The following additional measures to improve campus safety will start to roll out immediately and be fully implemented when classes resume after winter break, on January 14, 2013.  I emphasize in the strongest possible terms that we remain and always will be a campus that welcomes all our neighbors for recreation, entertainment, education, and the community programs that have made USC a proud University Park neighbor for 132 years.After-hours access to the University Park campus between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. will be restricted to students, faculty, staff, and their guests, including guests at university events, seven days a week.Anyone who enters campus after 9:00 p.m. will be required to show appropriate ID prior to entrance, including students, faculty and staff, and their guests.Showing appropriate ID prior to campus entrance also may be required during weekends when the number of access points into the campus is limited, with the exception of days featuring large campus events, such as football games or the Festival of Books.We will increase the number of Public Safety officers and yellow jacket ambassadors on the perimeter of campus, at entrances, and on campus, as we already have in the neighborhoods around the campus.We will have security personnel on site 24-hours a day to check IDs at the entrances to USC residence halls on the University Park campus and will further secure all other entrances to those buildings.We will install additional security cameras on the perimeter and at campus entrances.These new policies and safety measures are important for the entire campus community, including our neighbors who spend a great deal of time on our campus.  Each of these actions builds on the extensive safety improvement efforts that we have undertaken over the past several years and that have resulted in a significant decrease in crime incidents in the surrounding neighborhood.I feel very strongly that the safety and security of our entire campus community outweighs small inconveniences such as showing an ID when we enter the campus at night or on weekends.  I appreciate your support and cooperation as we strive to protect and enhance the remarkable campus life and environment that is so special to the USC community and our neighbors.Sincerely,C. L. Max Nikias In response to last week’s Halloween shooting, President C.L. Max Nikias announced new campus safety measures Tuesday morning, including restricting access to campus from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and requiring anyone entering campus after-hours to show appropriate identification.Several changes to event-planning policies went into effect immediately. The new policies include banning the use of outside event promoters for all social events, both on-campus and on The Row. All student event applications will also be subject to a higher level of review by Student Affairs, and Dept. of Public Safety officers are now responsible for checking IDs of anyone attending on-campus events.Nikias also announced several policies that the university will begin implementing now, but will not go into full effect until classes resume after winter break. Access to the University Park campus will be restricted to students, faculty, staff and their guests between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. seven days a week, and anyone who wants to enter campus during those hours will be required to show identification to DPS officers. Anyone who wants to enter campus during the day on weekends could also be required to provide a valid form of ID.Security personnel will also check identification of students entering residence halls on campus, and DPS will increase the number of their officers and yellow jacket ambassadors on and around campus. The university will also install more security cameras around the perimeter of campus and near entrances to campus.last_img read more