2 cheap UK shares I’d buy for the new bull market

first_img It’s too early to claim that the new bull market is upon us. But share prices across the globe have soared again as hopes over the economic recovery have improved. That doesn’t mean that value investors can’t unearth some underpriced gems, however. There remain plenty of quality cheap UK shares out there for investors like me to choose from.Here are a couple I’m thinking of buying for my Stocks and Shares ISA.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…A cheap UK share on my radarHigh hopes of a strong economic recovery have turbocharged the share prices of London’s listed recruiters over the past year. Take SThree (LSE: STHR) for instance. It’s risen almost 75% in that time as hiring across its STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) sectors have improved. I like this cheap UK share’s operations in niche markets, a quality I think will deliver handsome long-term growth. But the recovery in recruitment markets is in danger of flailing if the Covid-19 crisis drags on.Fresh jobs coming out of the US has also caught my attention for the wrong reasons. The latest non-farm payrolls report showed just 266,000 new jobs created in April. This missed the predicted 1m roles and is down sharply from the 770,000 jobs created in the prior month. The US is SThree’s second-largest market behind only Germany. A further worsening of jobs news from either of these countries, whether or not related directly to the Covid-19 emergency, could see the recruiter topple following those recent heady share price gains.That said, I think SThree looks temptingly cheap at current prices. City analysts think earnings at the recruiter will rise 38% in the current fiscal year (to November 2021).  This leaves it trading on a forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.6. Any reading below 1 suggests that a stock could be undervalued by the market. And this leaves a big margin of comfort for value investors like me who are worried that the recruiter’s immediate earnings forecasts could be blown off course. I’d happily still buy this cheap UK share for my ISA today.A FTSE 100 share I’d buyHSBC Holdings (LSE: HSBA) meanwhile offers plenty of all-round value today. Not only does the FTSE 100 bank trade on a rock-bottom forward PEG multiple of 0.1. This cheap UK share offers a mighty 4% corresponding dividend yield to boot. Compare that with the broader 3.5% prospective average which British stocks offer today.Banking stocks are the amongst the most cyclical out there. Demand for their financial products picks up strongly when economic conditions improve. That’s why I think HSBC is a great buy for the new bull market. City analysts think earnings here will rise 141% in 2021, and I can see profits rising strongly over the long term as emerging market demand for banking services booms. Remember, though, the scale of profits growth at HSBC this year and beyond could be significantly hampered by the persistence of low interest rates by central banks. See all posts by Royston Wild Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended HSBC Holdings. 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. 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The Week Ahead: Prices for GSE Guaranteed Homes Rise Higher

first_img About Author: Kendall Baer Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News November 20, 2016 1,340 Views Share Save Previous: CFPB Asks Appeals Court to Rehear PHH Case Next: Ask the Economist: The Election’s Short-Term Impact on Housing Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, Texas. Born and raised in Texas, Baer now works as the online editor for DS News. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Nationally, prices for homes guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac rose in August, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index. Specifically, house prices increased 0.7 percent while from August 2015 to August 2016, house prices were up 6.4 percent.But there were particular geographical regions that saw a greater increase in house prices than the national percentage of growth.The New England division increased 1.2 percent, the Middle Atlantic division rose 3.3 percent, and the Pacific division rose a hefty 7.9 percent.Will home prices continue to rise in the latest FHFA House Price Index set to come out on Wednesday, November 23?To read the full FHFA House Price Index for August, click here. Existing Home Sales – National Association of Realtors, Wednesday, November 23A push from first-time buyers reversed a two-month decline in existing-home sales in September, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).The first-time buyer share of 34 percent in September was the highest in four years, and it pushed the pace of existing-home sales up by 3.2 percent to an adjusted annual rate of 5.47 million.Will first-time buyers continue to drive existing-home sales upward in the face of shrinking inventory and rising prices? The industry will find out on Tuesday, November 22, when NAR publishes its October existing-home sales report.“There’s hope the leap in sales to first-time buyers can stick through the rest of the year and into next spring,” NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said. “The market fundamentals—primarily consistent job gains and affordable mortgage rates—are there for the steady rise in first-timers needed to finally reverse the decline in the homeownership rate.”Inventory remains an issue, however.“Inventory has been extremely tight all year and is unlikely to improve now that the seasonal decline in listings is about to kick in,” Yun said. “Unfortunately, there won’t be much relief from new home construction, which continues to be grossly inadequate in relation to demand.”This week’s scheduleTuesday, November 22Existing-home Sales for October 2016, NAR, 10 a.m. ESTWednesday, November 23Home Price Index for September 2016, FHFA, 9 a.m. ESTNew Home Sales for October 2016, HUD/Census Bureau, 10 a.m. ESTThursday, November 24Thanksgivingcenter_img Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Prices for GSE Guaranteed Homes Rise Higher FHFA House Price Index National Association of Realtors. Existing Home Sales the week ahead 2016-11-20 Kendall Baer Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: FHFA House Price Index National Association of Realtors. Existing Home Sales the week ahead  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Prices for GSE Guaranteed Homes Rise Higher The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articleslast_img read more

Ronaldo penalty snatches Juventus first-leg draw at Milan

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo’s injury-time penalty grabbed Juventus a 1-1 draw at AC Milan in their Italian Cup semi-final, first leg on Thursday as his incredible scoring run continued.The 35-year-old has now scored 12 goals in his last eight games in all competitions after the Portuguese ultimately got the better of old rival Zlatan Ibrahimovic despite being largely anonymous for much of the match.Milan paid for Theo Hernandez’s 71st-minute red card as they failed to close out a game they had dominated for long periods and led through Ante Rebic. Juve will now be favourites to finish the job in the second leg at the Allianz Stadium next month, with a final against either Inter Milan or Napoli up for grabs.The hosts started strongly, with Ibrahimovic heading over the crossbar inside the first minute.He continued to be a threat to his former club early on, but could only direct an ambitious backheel flick beyond the far post, before picking up a booking which will see him miss the second leg through suspension.Juventus finally produced their first shot in anger nine minutes before half-time, as Juan Cuadrado saw his low strike well saved by Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. Milan started the second half as they did the first, on the front foot, but Rebic was denied an opening goal by Gianluigi Buffon.Samu Castillejo also called Buffon into action seven minutes after the break, with the 42-year-old goalkeeper able to make a comfortable save.Stefano Pioli’s side finally made the breakthrough in the 61st minute, though, as Castillejo’s clipped cross was volleyed home at the back post by Rebic.Juventus were gifted a way back into the game with 18 minutes remaining as Hernandez was handed a second yellow card for a late challenge on Paulo Dybala.That prompted the 13-time winners to belatedly pile some pressure on the home goal, and Donnarumma had to be alert to keep out Matthijs de Ligt’s header.Dybala curled wide with five minutes remaining, but Juve were awarded a spot-kick in the final minute of normal time as VAR spotted a handball by Davide Calabria.Ronaldo stepped up and slammed the ball down the middle to score his 24th goal of the season.Six minutes of injury-time gave the visitors hope of clinching an unlikely victory, but Milan at least held on for a draw to keep their bid for a first Cup crown since 2003 alive.On Wednesday, Napoli struck first blood in their semi-final as Gennaro Gattuso’s men downed Serie A leaders Inter Milan 1-0 at the San Siro, with Fabian Ruiz scoring the winner.The last-four second legs will take place on March 4 and 5, with the final on May 13 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.Topics :last_img read more

Publix Announces Policy Requiring Face Coverings Inside All Stores

first_imgFlorida’s largest supermarket chain has a new policy as of next week, in the effort to fight the spread of the coronavirus.Beginning July 21, Publix will require all customers to wear a mask or some type of face covering while inside any of its stores.The Lakeland-based company posted the information on its website Thursday.Publix cited CDC guidelines for the change, and emphasized that face coverings must be worn over both the nose and mouth.To limit the spread of COVID-19, face coverings are required at all stores beginning July 21. To learn more, visit https://t.co/FxZxssOU70 pic.twitter.com/YyfLFdpSkB— Publix (@Publix) July 16, 2020 The grocer has implemented other measures to help shoppers abide by social distancing, such as one-way aisles and marking off six-foot increments at the checkout aisles.Other businesses that already require face coverings include Target, Walmart and CVS.The CDC states on its website that “a cloth face covering may not protect the wearer, but it may keep the wearer from spreading the virus to others.”last_img read more

Marseille and Inter Milan meet at Griffin Park

first_imgTwo of Europe’s biggest clubs go head-to-head in the second semi-final of the NextGen Series at Brentford’s Griffin Park on Wednesday night.The academy sides of Inter Milan and Marseille are competing for a place in the final of a new tournament which has been dubbed ‘the Champions League of youth football’.Tickets are £5 for adults and £2 for under 16s.Sixteen of the continent’s top clubs took part in the group phase which began back in August, with Aston Villa, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur representing England.Of those clubs, Liverpool went the furthest, getting knocked out in the first semi-final by Ajax.The winners of tonight’s game will face the Dutch team in Sunday’s final at Leyton Orient’s Brisbane Road ground.last_img read more

Lima plants the seeds of security

first_imgJust under 20% of the South Africa’s households are directly involved in and dependent on the agriculture sector according to Statistics South Africa (Stats SA). (Images: Lima)A slowing economy coupled with rising unemployment figures means many people have little choice but to grow some of their own food to ensure food security for their families. Thousands of vulnerable households across the country have benefitted from food security projects through Lima Rural Development Foundation.The foundation, a non-government organisation (NGO) established in 1989, is one of the organisations leading the charge to use agriculture to empower South Africa’s rural communities.The development of the communities the organisation worked with was “central to Lima’s focus”, explained Duncan Stewart, its managing director. He was speaking at the organisation’s 25th anniversary celebration in 2014. “Our donors and clients have been relentless in their support of our initiatives. Lima presently has 78 active projects that are being funded by our generous supporters.”It has implemented and is running rural development projects in all nine of South Africa’s provinces to ensure its services reach as many rural and urban communities as possible. It works through partnerships with several private and government entities such as the Department of Human Settlements and Mondi, the packaging and paper company.LIMA’S IMPACT ON RURAL COMMUNITIESAs part of Lima’s efforts over the years to alleviate poverty in South Africa’s rural communities, the NGO has established numerous training and economic development programmes in areas where it has identified the need.A large portion of its efforts has gone to aiding the transformation of the agricultural sector and raising the level of black economic empowerment, with marked efforts to empower women in particular.Among Lima’s many projects are its food security programmes, which help combat poverty and malnutrition in rural areas where food insecurity levels are highest. Given rising levels of HIV and Aids coupled with increasing unemployment, people are given little choice but to grow their own food as prices escalate and opportunities to earn an income dwindle.The foundation helps in this regard to increase food production in selected households by providing nutrition education, technical support and infrastructural development.Its projects cover a wide variety of subjects, such as developing community and school gardens for fresh produce, proper fencing and best practices to reduce costs such as irrigation systems that involve harvesting rain water, pest control and effective composting.Services go on to include disease control, establishing Aids support groups, clubs for the elderly, community-based care givers, homes for orphaned children as well as supporting and developing schools.RURAL LIVELIHOODSUSTAINABLE RURAL COMMUNITIESAccording to the foundation’s website, more than 5 000 vulnerable households across the country have benefited from Lima’s food security projects alone, with thousands more benefitting from other projects such as its engineering or housing projects.“The warmth and love that we receive from rural communities every day is what keeps us sane and motivated,” Stewart said in concluding the foundation’s 25th anniversary celebration. “The dreams and visions of the communities define our future agenda and from them we take our lead.”For more information about the activities of the Lima Rural Development Foundation, visit its website or get in touch via its contact us page.last_img read more

a month agoLiverpool fullback Robertson quits Twitter after Napoli backlash

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool fullback Robertson quits Twitter after Napoli backlashby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool left-back Andrew Robertson may have deactivated his Twitter account.The decision could be connected to the Reds’ 2-0 defeat at Napoli on Tuesday.The Scot gave away a late penalty when he was adjudged to have fouled Jose Callejon in the box, with Dries Mertens slotting home from the spot.Fernando Llorente then nipped in ahead of Robertson to seal victory for the home side in stoppage time.Reds boss Jurgen Klopp hit out at the decision to award the the penalty – and the failure to overturn it through VAR – after the game, although former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg has claimed it was the right decision.The Mirror reports a search for his Twitter account ‘@andrewrobertso5’ shows up no results, although his Instagram account is still online at the time of writing. last_img read more

The 5 Best Moments From The 1st Episode Of Ohio State Football’s “Scarlet & Gray Days”

first_imgPromotion for Ohio State's scarlet and gray days.Twitter/@BigTenNetworkThe first episode of Big Ten Network’s Hard Knocks-style documentary series about Ohio State football, Scarlet & Gray Days, premiered tonight, and it promises to be an incredibly fun look inside the defending national champions as we head towards the season. The episode highlighted a few players, including quarterback Cardale Jones, QB-turned-receiver and h-back Braxton Miller, and linebacker Josh Perry. Here are our five favorite moments from the pilot episode.1.) Josh Perry describes his Ronda Rousey-based beef with Cardale Jones:Cardale may have the shirt, but Perry has the photo. We expect this to be a recurring storyline.2.) Braxton Miller gets burgers and hot dogs, while Cardale Jones gets the first class meal:Lesson learned: even former Big Ten Players of the Year have to eat the worse meal if they oversleep before a workout.3.) Big brothers are chosen for Ohio State freshmen:Very cool, and funny look inside the process.4.) Cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs trash talks h-back Jalin Marshall:Every year when HBO does Hard Knocks, one of the assistant coaches is a breakout star. For Scarlet & Gray Days, it looks like Coombs will be that guy.5.) Urban Meyer coaches up Braxton Miller at wide receiver:Is there a more intriguing skill position player in the country right now?Overall, very fun first episode from Big Ten Network. This will certainly help us get through these long last few weeks before football officially begins.last_img read more

Hour of Twilight

first_imgHaving a conversation with John Bentley Mays, who died suddenly while on a walk with friends in High Park in Toronto last Friday, could be a disorienting experience. First of all, his bald head was unusually large and bulbous, as though made to be chiseled from marble, and his eyes, gazing out from behind glasses with thick black rims, had a fixed, unblinking attentiveness that rarely betrayed where his singular mind was roaming.But despite his seemingly imperious—if not impenetrable—presence, his voice was disarmingly gentle and had a distinctive drawl. Though by the end he had spent more than half his life in Toronto, a city he loved and explored deeply, Bentley Mays never lost the quality of being a southern gentlemen, an enduring trace of a complicated childhood on a crumbling cotton plantation in America’s deep south. “When I first read Faulkner,” he once told me, “I really thought I was reading about my childhood.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more