Lloyds Bank and Cineworld shares: Here’s what I’m doing about them now

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Far apart as they may seem, there’s a big similarity between FTSE 100 British bank Lloyds Bank (LSE: LLOY) and FTSE 250 multi-national cinema chain Cineworld (LSE: CINE). Both have been badly affected by the corona-crisis since last year. But both of them have also seen a bounce since the stock market rally that started in November. It would appear to then be good news that the FTSE 100 index continues to make gains. It’s now back to the pre-stock market crash levels of early March. 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…But will it continue to be good for both LLOY and CINE? I think this question is important because there are big macro drivers at work. These can affect the shares, even if the stock market rally continues. #1. UK national lockdownThe UK’s currently in lockdown because of a surge in coroanvirus cases. The threat of the new strain of coronavirus is an added issue. The mutated virus is restricted largely to this geography, which disproportionately impacts companies with the UK as its main market. One of them is LLOY.The longer the UK stays in lockdown, the more the economy suffers. This increases the chances of LLOY acquiring more bad debts as an increased number of establishments turn bankrupt. In contrast, CINE’s revenues depend in big part on the US market. While it’s entirely possible that the mutated virus will grow fast in other geographies too, so far that has been limited. This, I reckon, is a relief for investors in the FTSE 250 stock, which continues to rally despite a national lockdown in the UK. This isn’t something we can say for LLOY. #2. Brexit deal’s impact on LLOY and CINEThe LLOY share price is also impacted by the Brexit deal’s little headway on the financial services sector. This explains investor nervousness about the stock, which has fallen since the deal was announced. Here too, the impact on CINE is relatively limited, because its big revenue sources are outside of the EU countries. #3. Coronavirus vaccineHowever, there’s still a lot of hope across stocks, as vaccinations start. If the virus is indeed under control in the next few months, both the Lloyds share price and the Cineworld share price should continue to benefit. Neither of the two will be out of the woods by then, though. Both were facing issues of their own even earlier, and the corona-crisis has only exacerbated them. However, I think the important thing to remember is that investors put their money on these stocks hoping for better returns in the future, even if the present is shaky. With the overall situation still up in the air, I think the best shot is to buy those FTSE 100 or FTSE 250 shares whose prospects look brightest based on what we know right now. I’m looking closely at the Cineworld story for now, while letting the Lloyds Bank one play out for a little longer.  Enter Your Email Address Manika Premsingh | Wednesday, 6th January, 2021 | More on: CINE LLOY Image source: Getty Images 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. 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Sidelined Mario Balotelli may settle for Serie C side Como

first_img Loading… Why Always me exponent and former Manchester City and Liverpool star Mario Balotelli is considering a contract from Serie C side Como as his career continues to nose dive. The former Marseille ace has spent the last season at Serie A side Brescia – but has not been playing due to a falling out with the club, with an exit looking near. Once causing controversy with Premier League title Winners City, the forward is now staring relegation to the second tier in the face. And Football Italia have now reported that the 29-year-old could drop down another league. Brescia have received an offer from Serie C side Como for the forward who has not played any football since the end of Covid-19 lockdown. Balotelli was locked out of Brescia training camp for breaking rules The club has come under new Indonesian ownership and, with a 13th-place finish in Group A, they are harbouring big ambitions for the future.Advertisement And the chiefs have taken another big step forward, getting in contact with Balotelli’s agents and saying there willing to accept his financial demands. The forward will be out of contract at Brescia this summer, having spent just one season with the Serie A side. The Italian has suffered a torrid time at Brescia, only eight years after winning the Premier League title with Man City. Balotelli arrived from Marseille, scoring eight goals in 15 appearances after three seasons hitting the back of the net with Nice. Read AlsoMancini: ‘Balotelli throwing talent away’ The 29-year-old hit the height of his career at City, winning the club’s first Premier League title as well as an FA Cup. He scored 30 goals in 80 appearances before a fallout with Roberto Mancini was photographed during training. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical40 Child Stars Who Look Incredibly Gorgeous As AdultsWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoolast_img read more