Forget gold and buy-to-let: here’s how I’d invest £10k in this FTSE 100 market crash

first_img Enter Your Email Address 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. The performance of the FTSE 100 over recent weeks has been hugely disappointing. The lead index has experienced one of its fastest and most severe crashes of all time. It has moved as much as 35% lower than its 2020 starting price.Despite ongoing uncertainty, now could be the right time to invest £10k in a range of FTSE 100 shares for the long run. They could offer superior returns than other popular assets, such as gold and buy-to-let properties.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…FTSE 100 recovery potentialAt the present time, many investors are turning to defensive assets, such as gold, in response to the FTSE 100’s decline. That’s understandable. The precious metal’s price has risen to a seven-year high in recent weeks. Investor demand for gold could continue to be high in the short run as a result of its status as a store of wealth.However, in the long run, investor sentiment towards riskier assets is likely to improve. Following previous FTSE 100 bear markets, confidence has returned over the medium term. This could mean the prospects for profit via gold are more limited than those of undervalued FTSE 100 stocks over a long time horizon.A FTSE 100 recovery may appear to be somewhat unlikely at the present time, due to the challenging outlook for the world economy. But the index’s track record shows it has always delivered successful turnarounds following its bear markets.The same outcome is likely over the long run. So buying large-cap shares while they offer wide margins of safety could prove to be a shrewd move.Return prospectsThe speed at which the FTSE 100 has declined in 2020 may convince some investors that slower-moving assets, such as buy-to-let properties, are more attractive. However, in reality, house prices could also move lower.They may take longer to reflect an uncertain economic outlook than is the case for the FTSE 100. But with affordability issues present across the industry, house prices may fail to deliver the same level of returns as they have done in prior years.By contrast, many FTSE 100 shares appear to offer excellent value for money at the present time. Some FTSE 100 stocks have experienced falls of over 50% since the start of the year. Investor sentiment may remain weak. But, in many cases, those companies have strong balance sheets and wide economic moats. Both of thee could catalyse their performances over the coming years.Therefore, now may be the right time to buy a diverse range of them. Clearly, further declines cannot be ruled out since, in the short run, news regarding coronavirus is likely to have a significant impact on investor sentiment. But, in the long run, they could offer impressive total returns relative to other assets such as gold and buy-to-let property. 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. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Peter Stephens 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. Forget gold and buy-to-let: here’s how I’d invest £10k in this FTSE 100 market crashcenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Peter Stephens | Sunday, 19th April, 2020 Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

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DONEGAL TO LOSE ONE TD – AND BECOME ONE CONSTITUENCY

first_imgDONEGAL’S two electoral constituencies are to be merged into one and the number of TDs here reduced from six to five, if Fine Gael proposals are passsed.The leading Government party wants to reduce the number of TDs to 158.Dublin, Cork, Kerry and the West will also lose TDs as part of the proposed shake-up which would take place before the next General Election. Labour is expected to support the proposals which have come about as a result of population changes.The written proposals are being examined by the Constituency Commission.Taoiseach Enda Kenny wants to reduce the cost of Government.Meanwhile he wants to look again at the need for town councils in Buncrana, Bundoran, Ballyshannon and even Letterkenny. Sources said the proposal in Waterford to merge the city and county councils may well be repeated across the country.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDONEGAL TO LOSE ONE TD – AND BECOME ONE CONSTITUENCY was last modified: January 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegal to lose TDdonegaldaily.comone constituencylast_img read more

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