Here’s how I’d invest £10k in bargain UK shares in an ISA right now

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Despite a number of bargain UK shares currently being available following the recent market crash, some investors may be feeling cautious about buying them.However, in many cases, their low valuations appear to factor in the risks they face. And, through purchasing dominant businesses in sectors with long-term growth potential, it is possible to generate high returns as the stock market recovers.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…Therefore, now could be the right time to invest £10k, or any other amount, in a diverse selection of businesses in a tax-efficient account such as a Stocks and Shares ISA.Bargain UK sharesWhile many UK shares currently trade at low prices compared to their historic averages, in some cases they may be merited. Some sectors face hugely challenging outlooks, with there being the potential for a permanent change in consumer behaviour that makes the business models of their incumbents obsolete.However, in other cases, stock prices represent exceptionally good value for money. Some businesses have solid balance sheets and the financial firepower to make the necessary adjustments to their business models in order to adapt to changing consumer trends. Therefore, they could deliver improving financial performance that makes their current share prices difficult to justify from a long-term investment perspective.Dominant businessesThe biggest bargains among UK shares may be found among dominant businesses within a specific sector. They may have a relatively large market share, as well as a significant economic moat. For example, they may benefit from a lower cost base, a unique product, or strong customer loyalty that can help them to survive in what could be a period of slower sales growth in the coming months.Furthermore, dominant businesses within a specific sector may be able to extend their strong positions over rivals in the long run. In doing so, they may become more profitable and be able to justify higher valuations. Therefore, as well as focusing on high-quality companies in sectors that have long-term growth prospects, buying the industry leaders may be a means of obtaining a more attractive risk/reward investing opportunity.DiversificationEven though many UK shares appear to offer long-term recovery potential, the unclear economic outlook means that holding a wide range of companies is more important than ever. A diversified portfolio offers less company-specific risk, as well as the opportunity to access high rates of growth in the coming years. This could lead to stronger, and more robust, portfolio growth.While undervalued shares may become even more attractively priced should there be a second market crash, investing today through a tax-efficient account such as a Stocks and Shares ISA appears to be a logical move. Investor sentiment towards the stock market is weak, which means that many strong, dominant businesses in attractive sectors offer good value for money. Buying them now, and holding them over the long run, could be a very profitable strategy. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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.last_img read more

Shake your tinsel! The five best estate agent Xmas videos so far this year

first_imgChristmas seems to be getting earlier every year, and that includes the property industry who this year have been dusting off their video cameras and putting some digital tinsel into their town with the best intentions.Some are heart-wrenching, some are hilarious but regardless of their entertainment quality they all embrace the festive cheer as this year’s two-week yuletide break looms.And some have really pushed the boat including arguably the best, London agency TLCs hilarious and fun yuletide romp (see below). If you’re planning to release a Boxing Day blockbuster then don’t forget to let us know.TLC/London: Knitted jumper madnessDawsons/Swansea: Dancing queensGreenaway/Sussex: Celebrity endorsementEwemove/Leighton Buzzard: Signs of the timesbelong/West Yorkshire: Sing, choirs of angels!  Dawsons Property The Greenaway Foundation Christmas videos TLC Belong EweMove December 5, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Shake your tinsel! The five best estate agent Xmas videos so far this year previous nextAgencies & PeopleShake your tinsel! The five best estate agent Xmas videos so far this yearYes, it’s that time of year again. Despite being just five days into December estate agents around the UK have been busy with their video cameras. Could you do better?Nigel Lewis5th December 201901,312 Viewslast_img read more

Medicare spending breakthrough will reward Vermont’s high quality, low cost

first_imgSource: Welch’s office. 10.22.2009# # # Congressman Peter Welch and a coalition of House members announced a breakthrough Thursday morning in reforming the Medicare payment system to reward quality health care. At a Capitol Hill press conference, Welch and the other members outlined the deal, which will change the way Medicare pays health care providers for services from its current system focused on volume of care to a quality and value-based system. By making reimbursement rates more equitable, states like Vermont with higher quality and lower cost care are expected to benefit from the agreement.“By rewarding quality – not quantity – of care, this agreement will save taxpayers billions of dollars and reduce costly, unnecessary procedures that fail to improve patient outcomes,” Welch said. “Reforming the current fee-for-service model is among the most critical elements of health care reform, and this breakthrough represents a significant step forward.”The Quality Care Coalition’s compromise added language to the health care reform bill changing Medicare to a quality-based payment system in two years. Specifically, the compromise would require the Institute of Medicine to conduct two studies on geographic variations and quality metrics. At the end of the two year study period, Medicare would switch to a quality-based reimbursement system unless Congress specifically cast a vote to disallow that change. Since the start of the health care reform debate, Welch has highlighted the work of Dr. Elliott Fisher and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy Research in identifying geographic disparities in Medicare reimbursement. Welch introduced legislation creating Accountable Care Organizations, which was included in the Energy and Commerce version of the health reform bill.last_img read more

Gold Coast Hamptons-inspired home sells within three days for $2.12 million

first_img109 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters.A STUNNING Hamptons-inspired home on the Gold Coast has sold for $2.12 million within three days of hitting the market.The riverfront Benowa Waters property at 109 Sir Bruce Small Blvd was scheduled to go to auction later this month but the vendors received an offer too good to refuse.Ray White Prestige Gold Coast – Surfers Paradise agents Robert Graham and Jackson Paradise negotiated the sale.Mr Graham said the first people to inspect the property — a family — bought it.“A family already living in Benowa Waters who have three kids wanted a bigger house and didn’t want to go through the hassle of building,” Mr Graham said.“They can move straight in and are very excited.” Gallery (10 images)The spacious deck. Picture: Realestate.com.au/buyThe seller bought the block for $815,000 in 2013 and built his dream home.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoIt was completed late last year.“He spent years deciding on the perfect home and has had a change of direction and so decided to move on,” Mr Graham said. 109 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters.center_img 109 Sir Bruce Small Blvd, Benowa Waters.The house is set on an 887sq m block with 21m of river frontage.A soaring entry foyer, butler’s pantry, cinema, games room and pool are among its standout features.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:55Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:55 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p360p360p240p240pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenFinding the Hamptons style03:56 Related videos 03:56Finding the Hamptons style02:45Hamptons Mansion listed for $91 million02:34Showing off your home in the best light02:18Hamptons house bowls over market01:47Holiday in style, for only $US2.5 million02:02Interior design awardsMr Graham said 46 groups inspected the property in the space of three days.“You have a big block of land on the main river with a house that is ready to be moved into straight away,” Mr Graham said.“It appeals to a buyer who doesn’t want to go through 18 months of building and council applications to do this.”“The style is also as current as you can find.“Hamptons styling — the chunky timber, weatherboard, Colorbond roof and the colours are very popular.”last_img read more

Florent Ibenge quits as DR Congo coach

first_img Source: BBC Florent Ibenge has quit as the coach of the DR Congo national side after five years in charge.The 57-year-old has been in charge since August 2014 and led the Leopards to three consecutive Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.In 2015 they finished in third place, two years later they reached the quarter-finals and last month in Egypt they lost in the last 16.He did not explain the reasons behind his decision but added that he hopes to continue working with the country’s football federation.“When I began the job it was never my intention to stay for very long,” Ibenge said.“I have ended up staying five years and that’s quite a long time and we have achieved some good things.“The only thing I can say is thank you to the president of the federation, to AS Vita Club (who he has continued to coach during his time with the National team), a big thank you to the public who have supported me.“I have received a lot and I have given a lot but it is time to thank to all the players I have coached and all the technical team.”Ibenge said that he had hoped to make the announcement earlier but was waiting for the federation president Constant Omari to return to the country so he could tell him personally.He also said that for the time being he is still the coach of local side AS Vita Club.last_img read more