Forget easyJet shares! Here’s what I’d buy instead

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. It seems fair to say that 2020 has been a year budget airline easyJet (LSE: EZJ) will want to forget. As if the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent grounding of flights weren’t bad enough for business, the company was also recently forced to announce that millions of customer details were hacked back in January. Despite all this, those buying the stock back when markets crashed in March will have done very well. Indeed, easyJet’s share price was flying a little over 60% higher yesterday than where it was in mid-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…Are the shares are still worth buying? Not in my view.Reasons to steer clear of easyJetThe arguments against buying now are both plentiful and powerful.First, investor expectations may be unreasonably high. Even if the company manages to get more planes in the air, you’d need to be a real optimist to think that things will return to how they used to be anytime soon.Ask your nearest and dearest whether they’d be happy to fly tomorrow. I’ll bet the majority won’t, even if middle seats were kept free. Also consider the increased costs associated with keeping planes clean and the need to offer big discounts to attract flyers in an already highly competitive industry.All this surely has implications for profits and, ultimately, the share price. Will those who’ve recently made a packet be willing to stick around? I’m not so sure, especially as we become more aware of the full economic impact of the pandemic. Even Warren Buffett, arguably the greatest proponent of buy-and-hold investing, dumped all his airline stocks not that long ago.Another thing worth considering is that a not-insignificant portion of easyJet’s shares are being shorted. In other words, a fair number of market participants are now betting the share will fall. These highly researched shorters don’t always get their calls right but it takes guts to go against them.So, what would I buy instead?As an alternative, I would suggest investing in quality, market-leading companies that, crucially, tend to be resilient in good times or bad. I wrote about one such firm earlier this month. Of course, if you really want some exposure to easyJet, you could push equal amounts of cash into all of the UK’s listed airlines and cross your fingers. This is less dangerous than backing the Luton-based business on its own but it does feel more akin to gambling than investing to me. It’s still a poor way of diversifying your capital as well. A less risky, albeit potentially less lucrative alternative would be buy a cheap FTSE 100 exchange-traded fund. This ensures at least some of your money is invested in easyJet. The remainder is spread around the rest of the UK’s biggest companies.Another consideration, particularly in light of easyJet’s recent woes, is getting some exposure to cybersecurity stocks. The growing need for companies of all sizes to protect themselves from sophisticated hackers makes this a great option for long term defensive investors, in my opinion.If you’d rather not sort the wheat from the chaff, then the iShares Digital Security UCITS ETF could be ideal. It tracks a basket of 113 stocks, roughly half of which are based in the US. The ongoing charge is 0.4%, making this a relatively cheap way of getting on board this mega-trend.  Paul Summers | Saturday, 20th June, 2020 | More on: EZJ ISF 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. Forget easyJet shares! Here’s what I’d buy instead “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Enter Your Email Address 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. See all posts by Paul Summerslast_img read more

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TCU works to alleviate stress through meditation groups

first_imgTCU cancels offer to trade tickets for canned food Twitter Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/ i told myself that because this is my last semester of college i would live my best life and go out and have fun. in reality, i have never been so tired in my life. morale is low. stress is high. drake was right, i really do only love my bed.— morgan (@morgt_) February 1, 2018 Linkedin Flu activity remains high in Texas Revamped enrollment process confuses some students ReddIt Facebook Photo courtesy of Carly Spalt Language barriers remain in TCU’s alert system Facebook Twitter ReddIt Grace Amiss center_img Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/ printStress and college are two words that seem to go hand in hand.“why are u always so stressed?”first of all, i stress about stress before there’s even stress to stress about—  (@UwanaE) February 2, 2018Nobody prepares you for all the demons you face in college. Nobody talks about the lonliness, the stress, the family issues. Yall just say, “It was the best 4 years of my life”— Chrissy (@_kingchristina_) January 30, 2018 World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/ TAGSmental healthstressstress reliefyoga College diet: anxiety— kelly (@KellyGraay) February 1, 2018In fact, nearly 30 percent of students report that stress has negatively affected their academic performance.Maggie Hodes, a sophomore nursing major, said she feels like her stress is never-ending.“Before college I never would’ve called myself a generally anxious person, but now that I am in nursing school stress is constant,” Hodes said. “I forget that I need some time for myself. It’s easy to get lost in all the studying, but whenever I take a break it always makes me feel so much better.”TCU’s Counseling and Mental Health Center is hoping to help students do just that.Dr. Matt Johnson, a counselor at the center, is helping students combat their anxiety through meditation groups. Johnson will lead students through various meditation methods with an emphasis on minimizing worry and improving sleep. Methods include sitting, walking and energizing meditation. These peer groups are designed to provide tips so TCU students can face personal and academic challenges with ease. Johnson said many of his students have told him that meditation has changed their lives for the better. “Every human experiences stress, but not every human being has learned tools to be able to manage their stress and anxiety in a healthy way,” Johnson said. “[In this group] students can learn a variety of techniques to help them manage stress, which is something they will need for the rest of their life.”Carly Spalt, a yoga instructor and TCU alumna, said it is vital for students to set aside time to relieve stress in order to maintain good whole health. Photo courtesy of Carly Spalt (@spaltydawg)Photo courtesy of Carly Spalt (@spaltydawg) “It is not normal or healthy for the human body to operate on high levels of stress for long periods of time,” Spalt said. “There are serious health risks correlated to high-stress levels such as; heart disease, high blood pressure and depression.” Spalt cites yoga as being both physically and mentally beneficial.  “Yoga is mental clarity, sharpness and stability,” she said. “When you focus on the mental benefits you are receiving then the physical benefits will come naturally.” Meditation groups will meet four times a semester. Any students who are interested in joining the group should contact Matt Johnson at [email protected] Linkedin + posts Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Previous articleTheEnd brings new talent to TCU for spring semesterNext articlePolitiTalk: FBI memo, 2018 agenda, Dr. Grant Ferguson Grace Amiss RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/ Grace Amiss is a senior journalism major and managing editor for TCU360. When she is not reporting she is most likely raving about her golden retriever or taking a spin class. Grace is currently writing about student life at TCU, so feel free to drop her a line if you come across a story you feel is worth sharing! TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history last_img read more

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How to improve the compliance culture at your credit union

first_imgby: Suzie HigbeeWhen regulators talk about the root causes of the problems in a financial institution’s Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering programs, invariably the cause that comes out at the top of their list is a weak culture of compliance. This is a hot topic right now due do an advisory recently released by FinCEN, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. We have six principles to explain what a sound compliance culture is and what to do if it is lacking at your financial institution.Regulatory agencies have found that poor BSA performance is as much about the culture of a financial institution as it is about the products, services, customers, and geographic location of the business. This document from FinCEN highlights six hallmarks of an institution with a sound compliance culture:LeadershipA successful compliance culture starts with the board and senior management actively support and understand the institution’s compliance efforts. This can include the board of directors, senior and executive management, owners, and operators. FinCEN stated, “for a BSA/AML compliance program to be effective, it should have the demonstrable support of the leadership.” To demonstrate that support, an organization’s leaders should receive periodic BSA/AML training tailored to their roles. Leaders should have a sound understanding of BSA/AML obligations and trending state so as to make informed decisions. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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It is Messi vs Ibrahimovic for FIFA goal of the year

first_imgFans can vote until September 1 on the 10 candidates nominated by FIFA. The governing body of world football will then choose between the top three vote getters.The two other women candidates are Ajara Nchout for a dribble and shot for Cameroon against New Zealand in the World Cup and Amy Rodriguez of Utah for a dribble and long-range shot in the US National Women’s Soccer League.The remaining five choices are: Brazilian Matheus Cunha, of RB Leipzig, for a spin and chip against Leverkusen in the Bundesliga, Italian veteran Fabio Quagliarella for a back-heeled volley for Sampdoria against his former club Napoli, Colombian Juan Fernando Quintero for a free kick for River Plate against Argentine rivals Racing, Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace for a volley against Manchester City and Daniel Zsori for an overhead kick for Debrecen in the Hungarian league.Last year the Puskas award was won by Mohamed Salah of Liverpool. Ibrahimovic won in 2013. Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar have also won.Share on: WhatsApp Lausanne, Switzerland | AFP |  Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are the star names on the 10-player short-list announced on Monday by FIFA for its Puskas award for goal of the year.They are joined by three women and five men, with goals scored between July 16, 2018 and July 19, 2019.There are nominees from the Bundesliga, Spanish Liga and women’s World Cup and one, a jaw-dropping shot by Billie Simpson of Cliftonville Ladies, from a Northern Ireland women’s league game played on what appears to be a public pitch in front of no spectators.Messi, who has yet to win the award, earned a seventh nomination with a delicate chip for Barcelona against Betis in Seville. Ibrahimovic netted with a balletic volley for LA Galaxy in Toronto in Major League Soccer.The award, which was established in 2009, is named after the legendary Hungary, Spain and Real Madrid striker Ferenc Puskas.last_img read more

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England teams to challenge at European Nations Cup

first_img England will field two top teams in the European Nations Cup at Sotogrande in Spain from 29 March to 1 April. Dan Brown, Marco Penge, Alfie Plant and Jack Singh Brar will aim for England’s seventh win in the men’s event – and to regain the trophy last won in 2015. Louisa Brunt (image © Stills Photography), Annabell Fuller and Sophie Lamb will target a first win for an England women’s team. The players: Dan Brown, 22, (Masham, Yorkshire) is the English amateur champion and has just returned from a successful tour of South Africa where he was part of a four-man England Golf squad. He tied third in the South African stroke play and shared the qualifying honours in the South African amateur championship. Marco Penge, 18, (Golf at Goodwood, Sussex) is knocking on the door of a big win having been runner-up in both the New South Wales amateur and the Spanish amateur championships in recent weeks. Last season he also tied for the French amateur before being pipped in a play-off. Alfie Plant, 24, (Sundridge Park, Kent) won the Lytham Trophy and sank the birdie putt which secured England’s world championship silver medal at the Eisenhower Trophy, where he was third individually. He was runner up on the England Golf Men’s Order of Merit. Jack Singh-Brar, 20, (Remedy Oak, Dorset) has had a busy start to the 2017 championship season, spending several weeks in Australia and then competing in Portugal and Spain. He’s been rewarded with second place in the prestigious Avondale Amateur in Australia and solid results in match play events. Louisa Brunt, 18, (Royal Birkdale, Lancashire) has joined the England Golf women’s squad after being an England girl international who last season won the Pleasington Putter, was third in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and ninth in the English women’s stroke play. Annabell Fuller, 14, (Roehampton, Surrey) started this season with second place in the Harder Hall Women’s Invitational in Florida – having been runner-up on six occasions in 2016, alongside a victory in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. She recently reached the last 16 in the Spanish women’s championship. Sophie Lamb, 19, (Clitheroe, Lancashire) is the British women’s stroke play champion, won the England Golf Women’s Order of Merit and helped England win the Women’s Home Internationals. This year she’s already had a top ten in the Harder Hall Invitational in Florida and made the Spanish amateur matchplay. 13 Mar 2017 England teams to challenge at European Nations Cup last_img read more

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Two Men Arrested for Breaking into Welsh Farms

first_imgRED BANK – Borough police have arrested two North Jersey men for the smash-and-grab theft at an East Front Street convenience store earlier this summer.Police arrested Herman Rozier, 46, a Linden resident, and Kareem Gary, 32, Elizabeth, on Sept. 13 for allegedly breaking into the Welsh Farms store, on the corner of East Front and Spring streets on July 23.Police charged Rozier with burglary, theft and criminal mischief. Gary was charged with conspiracy to commit the same crimes, according to Capt. Darren McConnell, a police spokesman.The two men, police charge, smashed the store’s front door stealing an unspecified amount of cash and lottery tickets.The arrest came after Matawan police arrested and charged Rozier and Gary in connection with commercial burglaries in their jurisdiction. Borough detectives had been working with their Matawan counterparts on the case, according to McConnell.Rozier and Gary are being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Facility, Freehold, in lieu of $71,000 bail, according to McConnell.last_img read more

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AMERICAN STAKES QUOTES

first_imgTRAINER QUOTES LARRY BENAVIDEZ, ASSISTANT TO JOHN SADLER, TALCO, SECOND: “We thought we were home free at the quarter pole but I guess not; he ran great though.” JOCKEY QUOTES VICTOR ESPINOZA, TALCO, SECOND: “My horse ran an awesome race. I decided to make a run around the turn and he was really running, but the winner got through inside of us and he was too much.” FLAVIEN PRAT, BAL A BALI, WINNER: “He did a great job today; he’s just a really good horse. I had a little trouble on the turn because it was his first time on a short turn like that but he can run longer than this; he can run a mile. He’s a great horse.“He has worked so good in the mornings so I was pretty confident. He just repeated his works today. I wasn’t really surprised (by his win). He was the champion in Brazil so he can be the champion here, why not?”center_img RICHARD MANDELLA, BAL A BALI, WINNER: Noted the horse was in traffic a good portion of the race: “Yes, but he’s a pro. He’s run enough times. He knows what he’s doing. Flav’s (Flavien Prat) a pro, too. It really is fulfilling to get his first race in the U.S. under his belt, because he really had a serious problem coming out of quarantine when he had laminitis.“The podiatrist at Rood & Riddle (in Lexington, Ky.) named Vernon Dryden (DVM) did an unbelievable job of getting him back like this. He’s based in Kentucky but he’s gone to Florida and worked on him, he also came out here and worked on him. I can’t say enough about the job he did.”Mandella said he would have to give some thought on his next race, either the $1 million, Grade I Manhattan at 1 ¼ miles on turf Belmont Stakes day June 6 or the Grade I, $400,000 Shoemaker Mile on turf at Santa Anita June 13. NOTES: The winning owners are Rick Porter of Lexington, Ky., who races as Fox Hill Farms, Inc., and David Pope of Paris, Ky., who races as Siena Farms, LLC. -30-last_img read more

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Quins support award-winning programme helping young people

first_imgAfter seeing their work first hand, Harlequins and England Under-20 prop Kyle Sinckler knows just what an impact the award-winning HITZ programme could have.The Wandsworth-born front row was one of the guests of honour at a special launch event in Lambeth earlier this month, which saw the scheme rolled out nationally to all 12 Aviva Premiership Rugby clubs.And having met some of the young people HITZ has already helped, Sinckler insists it has the power to inspire thousands more teenagers as well.“I think the HITZ programme is very close to my heart.,” said the 20-year-old Harlequins academy product.“Rugby helped me and changed my life and I think it could do the same for younger kids as well.“It teaches them teamwork, discipline, having that sense of family, a routine and hopefully it’s going to be life-changing for some of these kids in the HITZ programme.“I started at Battersea Ironside RFC when I was eight or nine, I was quite an angry kid and rugby gave me an outlet and more.“At the time I didn’t have a clue about rugby, I just wanted to hit people all the time and the rest is history.“When you’re young and angry and quite naïve, I thought rugby was a good outlet to be physical out on the field.“But as you get older you mature and you top making the same mistakes and I think the HITZ programme will teach these kids that if they do make a mistake it’s not the end of the world, keep your head up and keep rolling along.”Delivered by Premiership Rugby and funded by partners Wooden Spoon, Land Rover, Barclays and Comic Relief, HITZ uses rugby as a tool to help improve literacy, numeracy and employability, as well as encouraging young people to be more confident, self-reliant and to live a healthier lifestyle.Originally a pilot project in four London boroughs, the roll-out mean thousands more 11 to 19-year-olds will benefit from going through the programme, and having access to the specialist HITZ officers at each club – as well as 600 Aviva Premiership rugby players and mentors and role models.And Harlequins HITZ officer Paul Wilson thinks the scheme is vital in tackling the problem of NEETs (Not in Education, Employment or Training).He said: “HITZ is a new venture for us at Harlequins and we’ve got to make sure we work with the community, our target is to get 40 kids per year through the programme.“We will be targeting the NEETs and with the core values of our sport, discipline and respect, its about using the literacy skills and the sport skills we’ll give these young adults the confidence to go out into the workplace and display these skills.”The award winning HITZ programme tackles some of the greatest challenges facing young people today – unemployment, crime and disillusionment. Delivered nationally by Premiership Rugby and funded by national partners Barclays, Comic Relief, Land Rover and Wooden Spoon, HITZ uses rugby to increase young people’s resilience, self-reliance and confidence. It gives them the skills to get back into education, vocational training, apprenticeships and employment.Please visit hitzrugby.com to find out more.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Breaking down Warriors vs. Jazz: What are the champs in for in SLC?

first_imgTonight the Warriors will face their first road test of the young season, traveling to Salt Lake City to face the Jazz.Utah, led by Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, was among the NBA’s best stories last season, winning 48 games and reaching the conference semis. Now, the Jazz, who were among the best home teams last season, will be ready for the champs.Here’s your pregame rundown…Time/TV: 7:30 ET/ESPN, NBCSBA Where: Vivint Smart Home ArenaTeam Records: Warriors (1-0) Utah Jazz …last_img

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Useful box of 36 dark brown waved hair pins, Work better than normal Kirby

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