3 cheap FTSE 100 shares I’d buy in August

first_img Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves | Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020 | More on: BLND KGF SKG 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Despite the recent market recovery, there are still plenty of cheap FTSE 100 shares on the market that may produce high total returns for investors in the years ahead. With that in mind, here are three FTSE 100 shares that could be attractive long-term investments today. 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…Cheap FTSE 100 sharesB&Q owner Kingfisher (LSE: KGF) has had a profitable coronavirus crisis. As cheap FTSE 100 shares go, the stock stands out for its impressive sales performance over the past few months. Its latest trading update showed a 21.6% increase in sales across its businesses during the second quarter of 2020. As a result, it now expects to report a year-on-year rise in first-half profit. City analysts had expected the company to report a 50% decline in earnings for the year before this release. It now looks as if the company will beat this projection. For the past six years, the group has reported average earnings per share of around 24p.If earnings return to this level, the stock is currently trading at a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of just 10. This suggests Kingfisher may offer a wide margin of safety at current levels. British Land CoAnother company that may feature on a list of cheap FTSE 100 shares is British Land (LSE: BLND). The coronavirus crisis has had a significant impact on commercial property values across the UK. With a substantial proportion of its portfolio invested in commercial property, British Land has suffered as a result. However, the business also has a diversified office portfolio and a significant property development pipeline. This puts it in a unique position compared to other cheap FTSE 100 shares. Even after factoring in the recent decline in commercial property values, the strength of the rest of British Land’s portfolio has helped the company weather the crisis. What’s more, after recent declines, shares in the real estate investment trust (REIT) are trading at just 50% of their net asset value. As such, the stock appears to offer a wide margin of safety and may produce high total returns for investors in the years ahead. Smurfit Kappa And finally, if you’re looking for cheap FTSE 100 shares, it may be worth taking a closer look at Smurfit Kappa (LSE: SKG). The boom in e-commerce activity during the coronavirus crisis may have put the provider of paper-based packaging products in the perfect place to prosper from the pandemic. As of yet, the business has not provided detailed information on its trading performance. However, figures from other companies and parcel delivery services, suggest the demand for packaging has exploded over the past few months. As Smurfit is one of the largest packaging producers in Europe, it has a definite competitive advantage in this market. It is also one of the few cheap FTSE 100 shares that dominate its respective market. Even if the company has not prospered in the pandemic, its market position should help it stage a rapid recovery in the years ahead. This may lead to attractive total returns for shareholders when the stock is owned as part of a well-diversified portfolio.  3 cheap FTSE 100 shares I’d buy in Augustcenter_img Image source: Getty Images. 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. 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. Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in British Land. The Motley Fool UK has recommended British Land Co. 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. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

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Former Fannie Mae CEO James Johnson Dies at 76

first_img 2020-10-19 Cristin Espinosa Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Former Fannie Mae CEO James Johnson Dies at 76 in Daily Dose, Featured, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Former Fannie Mae CEO James Johnson Dies at 76 The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago October 19, 2020 1,098 Views About Author: Cristin Espinosa Cristin Espinosa is a reporter for DS News and MReport. She graduated from Southern Methodist University where she worked as an editor and later as a digital media producer for The Daily Campus. She has a broadcast background as well, serving as a producer for SMU-TV. She wrote for the food section during her fellowship at The Dallas Morning News and has also contributed to Advocate Magazine and The Dallas Observer. Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago James A. Johnson, who served as CEO of Fannie Mae from 1991 to 1998 and was a Democratic campaign operative, died on Sunday, Oct. 18 at the age of 76.His son, Alfred, told The Washington Post and Wall Street Journal that he passed away due to complications from a neurological condition at his home in Washington.A Minnesota native, Johnson graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1965, where he studied political science. In 1968, he earned a master’s degree in public policy from Princeton University.Johnson was highly active in politics and participated in the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements of the 1960s. His father was speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives and he was the chairman of Walter F. Mondale’s presidential campaign in 1984, which he lost to Ronald Reagan. Johnson was also involved in the presidential bids of democrats Eugene McCarthy, Edmund Muskie and George McGovern. He went on to co-fund a political consulting firm and sell it to Shearson Lehman Brothers. He was working at the banking firm in 1985 when he met David O. Maxwell, the head of Fannie Mae at the time.Johnson helped Maxwell to prevent Fannie Mae from going private, which landed him a position as vice chairman of Fannie Mae in 1990. He became CEO and chairman the following year. During his time at Fannie Mae, Johnson worked to maintain the company’s government privileges, expand its portfolio and made an effort to create more affordable housing and help low-income Americans and underserved minorities achieve homeownership.“Fannie Mae is an instrument for improving the opportunities for Americans that is almost unrivaled,” Johnson told the New York Times in 1997.Johnson continued to play an active role in politics as he helped shape a 1992 law, the Housing and Community Development Act, which was signed by President George H.W. Bush with the assistance of lobbyists representing Fannie Mae. At the same time that Johnson was chairman of Fannie Mae, he also chaired the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Brookings Institution think tank. President Bill Clinton’s deputy of staff, Harold M. Ickes, dubbed Johnson “the chairman of the universe.”Johnson did not end his career as a business leader after he retired from Fannie Mae in 1998. He would then go on to serve on the boards of several large companies, such as Goldman Sachs, UnitedHealth Group, KB Home and Target. He also served as chairman of a private-equity firm called Perseus as well as chairman for the advisory council of the Stanford Center on Longevity. Previous: Q3 Foreclosure Starts Have Decreased Most in These Cities Next: New-Home Construction in Areas at Risk of Wildfire Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

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Oxford distances itself from Trump hopeful

first_imgHenley Business School, at Reading University, revealed to Cherwell that: “Professor Ted Malloch currently works with Prof Andrew Kakabadse developing a board leaders programme.”In recent days, the American professor has hit back at his critics, saying it was akin to an “assassination attempt” against him.Mr Malloch said: “They are trying to get at Trump by launching a hit on me, by trying to discredit me because they think that will kill off my chance of becoming the next US ambassador to the EU.”Ted Malloch told Cherwell that he had “nothing else to add”.Economics and managment student Justin Wang commented: “Obviously, the falsifying of credentials is wrong.“If his claims of working at Oxford are confirmed to be untrue, then Malloch should be reprimanded.“However, just like how the fact that Senator Elizabeth Warren may have lied about her Native American heritage to help her get into college does not disqualify her from public office, the same standard ought to apply for Malloch.” Ted Malloch, an academic who is said to be in line for the post of United States ambassador to the European Union, is accused of falsely claiming Oxford College fellowships.A number of claims made in Malloch’s CV and his autobiography Davos, Aspen & Yale are disputed.Blackfriars, the Dominican PPH, told Cherwell that: “In publicity statements about Professor Ted Malloch, he is described as a Research Fellow of Blackfriars at Oxford University.”“Professor Malloch was teaching at the Saïd Business School and was looking for an affiliation with an Oxford College or Permanent Private Hall.“We sent him a letter offering him the position of Research Fellow from 2014, but never received a reply.“To our knowledge, he has not visited Blackfriars since the offer was made”.Malloch has also claimed that he was a fellow at Wolfson and Pembroke Colleges, Oxford. Both institutions deny such an affiliation.Pembroke College provided the following statement to Cherwell: “There is no record of Professor Ted Malloch having held a College fellowship or associateship at Pembroke College.”Wolfson College states: “In publicity statements about, and by, Professor Ted Malloch, he is described as having been a ‘Senior Fellow of Wolfson College’. This is inaccurate.”Another claim is that he was a “professor” at Saïd Business School. In fact, Malloch was a senior fellow on a short-term appointment. Said Business School told Cherwell that: “Ted Malloch was on a short-term appointment and his title during this period was Senior Fellow in Management Practice.”last_img read more

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Songmics New Fashion Lady’s Wig Female Wavy Curly Long 66 cm WFY016 – Wig for maniquin

first_imgThe colour, length and style is lush, it is a beautiful wig but i have only wore it a few times and its not really much good anymore. I have tried the care routines but nothing seems to work. Brushing it is a total pain too. So it would be perfect for display or for wearing once or twice but i would not buy it if you are thinking of wearing it often especially as £25 is quite excessive when i have bought similar wigs for half the price and they have lasted a lot longer. Not my colour really but much better than being bald. Curls at end of hair tend to get a little shabby if not taken care of. Wig for maniquin Not my colour really but much better than being bald. But it’s not as think as the photos. I haven’t wore it yet but going by the colour and length of the product. I would have gave it 5 stars but it’s not the exact shade i was expecting. I would say it’s more like a deep plum shade rather than a deep red. The texture of the hair always feels good as well. But it’s not as think as the photos. I haven’t wore it yet but going by the colour and length of the product. I would have gave it 5 stars but it’s not the exact shade i was expecting. I would say it’s more like a deep plum shade rather than a deep red. The texture of the hair always feels good as well. The colour, length and style is lush, it is a beautiful wig but i have only wore it a few times and its not really much good anymore. I have tried the care routines but nothing seems to work. Brushing it is a total pain too. So it would be perfect for display or for wearing once or twice but i would not buy it if you are thinking of wearing it often especially as £25 is quite excessive when i have bought similar wigs for half the price and they have lasted a lot longer. Curls at end of hair tend to get a little shabby if not taken care of. center_img SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-01-05 16:04:21Reviewed Item Songmics New Fashion Lady’s Wig Female Wavy Curly Long 66 cm WFY016Rating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  7  reviewsPrice£16.99last_img read more

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Google Readies For the Tablet Invasion with eBook Technologies Acquisition

first_imgmike melanson A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Google finished off 2010 with the long-awaited launch of its e-book marketplace, “Google eBookstore”. Beyond Google’s already 6 million strong library of titles, its device-agnostic approach was seen by many in the industry as a threat to other, more solidified players in the industry, such as Amazon and its Kindle e-reader. Now, it looks like Google may be working to further its support of multiple devices with the acquisition of eBook Technologies.TechCrunch broke the story earlier today, saying that Google confirmed the acquisition. Google offer the following statement: “We are happy to welcome eBook Technologies’ team to Google. Together, we hope to deliver richer reading experiences on tablets, electronic readers and other portable devices.”The statement echoes the one on the company’s homepage, which announces the acquisition and says that “Working together with Google will further our commitment to providing a first-class reading experience on emerging tablets, e-readers and other portable devices.”Google supports a number of devices, from Android and iOS smartphones to any e-book reader that supports the Adobe e-book platform to any device with a Javascript-enabled browser. As the Consumer Electronics Show pointed out to everyone paying attention last week, though, there is an onslaught of tablets, superphones and other mobile devices on the horizon. Could this acquisition have to do with this explosion of devices? Or, as TechCrunch’s Jason Kincaid suggests, could it have to do with the “distribution technology” referred to on the company’s site?A key feature of the eBook platform and, a breakthrough for both avid readers and professional customers, is the ability to purchase and/or access reading materials anywhere and at any time. Instantaneous access to content is enabled through a built-in modem, USB, or Ethernet connection on the eBook device. Once connected to the ETI eBook Network via the Internet, customers can browse, select, access and optionally purchase eBook content from an eBookstore.We reached out to Google for comment on the situation, asking how the slew of new devices changes Google’s plans for approaching e-books, but received the same comment. Got a better guess? Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Google#web last_img read more

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Mike Conley, Marc Gasol help Grizzlies top Knicks to end road skid

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol, left, drives against New York Knicks’ DeAndre Jordan during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK — Marc Gasol was conducting his postgame interviews when his cellphone began buzzing with a call from his agent.Gasol declined to answer. If it was trade news, it could wait until after he was done talking basketball.ADVERTISEMENT “He did say Dennis and I looked at him, I looked at the other players. They’re looking at me. I am like, ‘OK, I guess he called my name,’ and then I got up,” Kanter said. “I just walked in there and they said nope, sit down. The crowd was like, ‘Ugh.’”NOAH IN NEW YORKJoakim Noah was booed nearly every time he touched the ball in his first game at Madison Square Garden since his failed run here that ended with him banished from the team after an argument with former coach Jeff Hornacek. Noah, who had been given a $72 million, four-year deal by Phil Jackson to return to his hometown, was eventually waived and signed with the Grizzlies. Noah, who scored four points, felt the Knicks underachieved while he was here.“I take some blame. I didn’t perform to what I was capable of, even though I had a lot of injures, I had a lot going on outside the court,” Noah said. “So it’s disappointing. It’s definitely something I have to live with.”UP NEXTGrizzlies: Host Minnesota on Tuesday.Knicks: Host Detroit on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “I’m not in the mood right now,” Gasol said, smiling. “I still want to enjoy this.”Especially because his team had just looked like the Memphis Grizzlies of old.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesMike Conley scored 25 points, Gasol had 24 and Memphis snapped a nine-game road losing streak with a 96-84 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday.Memphis had lost three in a row and 17 of its last 19 overall but didn’t allow more than 22 points in a quarter Sunday in a performance that used to be the norm when the Grizzlies were a perennial playoff team, not one that could be preparing for a rebuild. Justin Holiday added 19 points and Jaren Jackson Jr. had 16 in the Grizzlies’ first road victory since Dec. 23 at the Lakers.Kevin Knox scored 17 points and DeAndre Jordan had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Knicks, who lost their 13th straight overall and 14th in a row at Madison Square Garden.The Knicks started Dennis Smith Jr. and Jordan in their first game in uniform since coming to New York from Dallas along with Wesley Matthews on Thursday in the Kristaps Porzingis trade. Smith made the first basket of the game, but the Knicks — with the newcomers not having practiced with the team yet — shot just 38 percent against one of the league’s best defensive teams.“They don’t know anything. They don’t know any of our stuff,” coach David Fizdale said. “I thought the new guys came in and did a solid job.”Smith finished with eight points and six assists.TIP-INSGrizzlies: Jackson had also missed the previous game with a right quadriceps injury. … The Grizzlies signed forward Bruno Caboclo to a second 10-day contract Sunday. He started and was scoreless.Knicks: Smith, Jordan and Matthews played their second straight game at MSG but for two different teams. Dallas won here on Wednesday night, when Smith had his second career triple-double. … Matthews was 2 for 8 for five points. … Fizdale split two meetings this season against the team he formerly coached.THAT’S DENNIS, NOT ENESEnes Kanter thought he was getting a chance to play in the second quarter, walking from the bench toward the scorer’s table as fans cheered. Assistant coach Keith Smart actually wanted Smith, so Kanter returned to his seat as the cheers quickly turned to boos. Rickie Fowler overcomes strange triple bogey to win Phoenix Open MOST READ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “This showed that we still have that, have that core grit-grind kind of mentality regardless of how we’ve been playing,” Conley said.Conley added eight rebounds and seven assists in a strong return to the lineup after missing a game with left knee soreness. Gasol chipped in nine rebounds in what could have been the longtime teammates’ final road game with the Grizzlies.The team has fallen from playoff contention after a strong start and told the players it will listen to offers for both ahead of Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. Conley and Gasol both acknowledged it’s been hard not to think about their futures in recent days.“When we play together, we know the things that we can do,” Gasol said.The Grizzlies have one more game before the deadline, at home Tuesday against Minnesota.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View commentslast_img read more

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10 months agoCardiff boss Warnock finds Zohore positive in Man Utd defeat

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Cardiff boss Warnock finds Zohore positive in Man Utd defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City boss Neil Warnock found a positive in Ken Zohore’s return for their thrashing by Manchester United.He suggested the Dane, if back to his best, could boost Cardiff’s January transfer search for a new striker.“I was pleased our ‘new signing’ Ken Zohore played quite well today, I have been waiting for that for three months,” he said.“He’s trained really well and looks more like himself from last year. That has been a massive plus for me.“If he plays well it helps our search for a striker, as it is not the most important thing if he plays like that.“But if on January 31 he goes back to how he has been, I’ve got problems! I need him to set his stall out and show me what he can do.” last_img read more

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Clemson Football Tweets Hype Vine For Notre Dame Game Featuring Drake And Future’s “Big Rings”

first_imgQuarterback Deshaun Watson of the Clemson Tigers reacts after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)The No. 12 Clemson Tigers host No. 6 Notre Dame on Saturday night in Death Valley. It promises to be a raucous environment for a crucial match-up for both team’s prospective College Football Playoff hopes. Clemson tweeted out a hype vine earlier this afternoon featuring quarterback DeShaun Watson and other Tigers donning headphones while lines from Drake and Future’s song “Big Rings” play in the background. The lyrics that are heard –“What a time, to be alive/You and yours, vs. me and mine”–are appropriate for the upcoming showdown.What a time to be alive… What a time to be a Tiger. #NDvsCLEM #ALLIN  #Clemson https://t.co/mu4rnARHAG— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) September 28, 2015 This game is shaping up to be a good one. The Tigers and Fighting Irish square off at 8 PM EST on ABC Saturday night.last_img read more

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Just For Laughs Stand Up Pitch 18 Call For Submissions

first_imgThe program offers (2) formats: From Set to Screen: TV, OTT, SVOD and More for long-form series (1/2 hour or more) AND Beyond The Box: Playing It Short for short-form series  (15 minutes or less).Canadian residents or permanent residents are also welcome to submit to the CBC Comedy Originals Pitch Program.Five (5) finalists in each the format categories will have the opportunity to pitch their concepts to a panel of senior development and production executives in a room filled with over 100 comedy decision makers and accredited observers.Stand Up & Pitch takes place July 25 – 28, 2018 during key industry dates of the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.Finalists receive an industry pass to attend the festival.Digital and TV series that have had their genesis at Stand Up & Pitch include: Fatal Murder Mystery (Shaftesbury/Just For Laughs), That’s My Bus (FOX), My 90-Year-Old Roommate (CBC Comedy), Newborn Moms (CBC Comedy, ABC) and Epic Studios (Marker Studios). LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Just For Laughs invites you to submit your long and short-form series ideas to Stand Up & Pitch, the comedy industry’s largest and longest running pitch program.Regular deadline is: May 7, 2018Submissions can be made through the Just For Laughs ComedyPRO website at:  https://comedypro.hahaha.com/submissions/. Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more

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