Why I’d stop saving and start investing in UK shares to make a passive income

first_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. 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. Peter Stephens | Friday, 2nd October, 2020 Image source: Getty Images Why I’d stop saving and start investing in UK shares to make a passive income 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. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The recent volatility among many UK shares could cause some investors to sell them and hold cash in search of a passive income. However, the returns available on cash could prove to be very disappointing over the long run. Moreover, low stock prices may mean the yields available on British stocks are very attractive.As such, now could be the right time to stop saving and start investing in a diverse range of dividend shares.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…Making a passive income from cash savingsFalling interest rates mean many savings accounts currently offer scant opportunity to make a worthwhile passive income. In fact, obtaining an interest rate significantly above 1% on easy access savings is very challenging. As such, savers will need to have a vast sum of capital available to make even a modest income return from their cash savings.Looking ahead, things could get even worse for savers. There’s continued talk among policymakers about the prospect of negative interest rates. While banks may never end up charging customers to hold cash savings, the prospect of improving returns on cash balances seems to be low.This could mean that your spending power is eroded over the long run. Especially if inflation increases due to the amount of monetary policy stimulus being used to combat a period of weak economic growth.Dividend opportunities among UK sharesOf course, making a passive income from UK shares has been challenging this year. Many FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies have decided to cut their dividends in response to uncertain operating conditions.However, it’s still possible to build a diverse portfolio of income shares that offer high yields in many cases. The stock market crash has caused many UK shares to trade at low prices due to the risks they face. This means that, in some cases, their yields have risen to exceptionally high levels. Compared to other assets, such as cash, they offer returns that are many times higher.Furthermore, dividend growth prospects could mean that making a passive income becomes easier for investors in British stocks. The past performance of the economy shows it’s likely to recover from its present challenges to post positive growth. This may allow investors in dividend stocks to enjoy an inflation-beating rise in their incomes over the coming years.Risk reductionUsing UK shares to make a passive income is clearly riskier than holding cash. However, those risks can be reduced by holding a diverse range of companies in your portfolio. Although they are likely to experience uncertain trading conditions for many months, their potential income returns appear to be significantly more attractive than holding cash.Therefore, buying stocks could prove to be a sound move over the long run for income-seeking investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

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More Indonesian children may become malnourished amid pandemic, UNICEF warns

first_img“COVID-19 has hit vulnerable families the hardest,” Comini said. “Unless we urgently scale up prevention and treatment services for malnourished children, we risk seeing an increase in child illness and deaths linked to malnutrition.”According to UNICEF data, more than 2 million Indonesian children have suffered from severe wasting, while more than 7 million others under 5 years of age experienced stunted growth prior to the pandemic.Statistics Indonesia’s 2015 Intercensal Survey (SUPAS) estimated that the number of children 17 years old or younger in the country was 79.47 million, roughly 30.1 percent of Indonesia’s population of 266 million people in 2019.Globally, the number of malnourished children under the age of 5 is predicted to increase by about 15 percent this year, according to UNICEF.A recent survey conducted by Save the Children Indonesia found that reduced child welfare due to their parents’ loss of or decreased income, as well as limited support for children with disabilities, could increase the risk of malnutrition in 24 million toddlers across the country.UNICEF urged the government to improve public access to staple food items and to continue gathering data from vulnerable households so as to minimize the risk of malnutrition. The number of children suffering from malnutrition could spike in Indonesia as the government has struggled to stem the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health issue, according to the United Nations International Children’s Fund.In a statement issued on Tuesday, UNICEF warned that job losses, an overloaded healthcare system and limited access to food supplies amid the current health crisis could exacerbate the already poor living conditions of children deemed most susceptible to stunting and wasting.UNICEF Indonesia representative Debora Comini said it was crucial that the government act swiftly to ensure the well-being of children amid the pandemic, particularly those from poor households. Topics :last_img read more

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Lyon Gaming rebrand to Rainbow7 following ruling

first_imgAn excerpt from the announcement translates as:“Today we change but with the support of our fans we are determined to achieve a new championship, Some will say it could be the tenth, others will say that could be the first of a new age, it doesn’t matter, today we embrace the change with Professionalism, passion and commitment to remain the best in the region.With renewed enthusiasm and ambition, we will fight under our new badge. To continue to give joy and satisfaction to our thousands of followers, thank you all, expect great news very soon!After the storm comes calm, comes Rainbow7.”Lyon Gaming’s original logoRiot’s ruling forced Lyon’s hand after they were notified by a third party that the name and logo of Lyon Gaming did not belong to the organisation’s owner. That constituted a direct violation of the contract that the team had signed upon entering the league, when they had signed legal documentation acknowledging their rights to the brand – whilst apparently aware that the appropriate rights were actually in conflict.Rainbow7’s update received a mixed response on social media, which should have been expected given the complete change of design and colour from a relatively standard sporting aesthetic to something totally distinctive, and somewhat eccentric.What is more alarming is a response to the Facebook post from a Graphics Design student, who pointed out a disturbing similarity to an existing logo on a website offering design services. The logo appears to be the winner of a ‘Progressive Logo Design‘ contest:A side-by-side comparison of a logo from designcrowd.com (L) next to Rainbow7’s new logo (R).It’s unclear if Rainbow7 held the competition, but the brief for the listing seems to have been written with Electronic Dance Music in mind, not gaming. The page shows up among the first results in a Google search for ‘modern progressive logo design’. Fans will be hoping that this time, the organisation has the requisite ownership of their assets, and that the team can steer clear of landing themselves in hot water once again.Esports Insider says: A spicy new brand from the Mexican team looks certain to provide a source of Rainbow Six-inspired memes; hopefully, that is the worst issue they face and they now have the proper ownership of their assets, as they look to move on from the ruling. One month after Riot Games announced that Lyon Gaming would be fined following a brand dispute, the organisation has renamed to Rainbow7.An official ruling by Riot in early November brought to light a breach of contract committed by Mexican League of Legends powerhouse Lyon Gaming, who it was revealed did not own the rights to the team’s name and logo. Fast forward thirty days, and the team has a new name – and a colourful new image. They shared the fresh look in a Facebook post last night.last_img read more

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