These cheap shares are up 50% and 65% in a month. I’m tempted to buy!

first_img 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. See all posts by Andy Ross 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. 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. Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Andy Ross | Monday, 30th November, 2020 | More on: EZJ VTY center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares This month, cheap shares have come into vogue. Investors are chasing shares that have been out of favour because of the pandemic and that have the potential to bounce back quickly as the stock market recovers.The shares prices of housebuilder Vistry Group (LSE: VTY) and airline easyJet (LSE: EZJ) are up 47.5% and 62.5% respectively in just the last month. Usually, such a rapid increase would make me nervous. Certainly, there is some risk buying at these prices – at least in the short term. So, I might be tempted to drip-feed my investments and average down if necessary. Fundamentally though I think the share prices should keep going up and they could be very good investments.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…A cheap share with further rises to comeI’m optimistic about Vistry because the shares are relatively cheap, it earns a strong return on capital employed (a sign of a quality business) and it operates in a market where prices are generally resilient. House prices have done well so far, despite the economic backdrop, arguably because of government support.Furthermore, the housebuilder delivered a positive update just this month. It said it was on track to deliver full-year profit at the top end of its £130m-£140m forecast range. It’s also planning to resume dividend payments in 2021. That’s a step some of the other housebuilders like Persimmon have already taken.The company also guided for full-year 2021 profits of £310m and expected to cut net debt by a further £100m.The shares aren’t without risk. Then again, most rewards don’t come without some level of risk. Overall, I’d be very comfortable buying the shares and indeed I’m very tempted to do so.A recovery in the making for this cheap airlineI also like the look of easyJet as a long term investment for the next few years because the shares have become much cheaper.  The key, I think, will be to look beyond the big losses the company is making right now and focus on the bigger picture. Once conditions improve, there will be pent-up demand for overseas holidays, a return to business travel and much bigger profits for airlines. That’s why I’m optimistic, long term, about the shares.Even over the next few months, I expect it to do well. Any further positive vaccine updates are likely to boost the market. Although realistically, I think the biggest jumps have already come. The rise now might be more gradual, but I expect easyJet’s share price to still be a winner as we move back towards normal.I think the shares should recover in time to nearer a level at which they started 2020. Fundamentally the company itself is good and should come out the other side strongly. I think patient, brave investors buying now will be rewarded. That’s why I’m tempted to buy and hold the shares. Andy Ross owns shares in Persimmon. 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. 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Fed OIG’s Report on Alleged Discrimination Within CFPB Made Public

first_imgSubscribe CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Federal Reserve Office of Inspector General 2015-03-10 Samantha Guzman Fed OIG’s Report on Alleged Discrimination Within CFPB Made Public Tagged with: CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Federal Reserve Office of Inspector General Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Samantha Guzman is an award-winning visual journalist and graduate of the University of North Texas Mayborn School of Journalism. She specializes in visual storytelling and has skills in video, audio and photography, in addition to news writing. She has traveled to Mexico and Bosnia as an assistant for multiple multimedia projects and taught news writing, photojournalism, and narrative storytelling in the past. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Federal Reserve Inspector General made his findings of the investigation of discrimination in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) public Monday, stating the CFPB has made progress in combatting discrimination, but still was work to do. Last week, legislation was introduced to replace the director of CFPB with a five-person committee to combat the alleged overreach of the Bureau, according to House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas).Allegations of workplace discrimination within the CFPB arose in 2013 when documents were leaked by employees to the media. Employees alleged they were givin unfair evaluations based on gender, race, and age, not job performance. Head of the CFPB Rirchard Cordray admitted the employee evaluation system used in 2012 and 2013 was unfair and launched his own internal report last year. Cordray’s report found black and Hispanic workers, those over age 40, those outside Washington, D.C., and those in the union were more likely to get bad performance evaluations under the system, which worsened their pay and career advancement prospects.The inspector general’s review found that in three of the CFPB’s six divisions in fiscal year 2012, white employees received higher performance ratings than their black colleagues, and the same was true in two of the six divisions when it came to Hispanic co-workers. The report released Monday found that the CFPB’s policies for promoting diversity and inclusion within its workforce fell short of what was necessary to achieve the goals set at the end of fiscal year 2013.While the inspector general’s own review and the review of an outside consulting firm found there was a “statistically significant” discrepancy, there was no evidence of an intentional policy to target nonwhite, non-male employees, according to the report.“The results of the external consulting firm’s analysis of the CFPB’s fiscal year 2012 and fiscal year 2013 performance ratings indicated statistically significant disparities among CFPB employees across certain demographic groups. However, these statistically significant differences do not necessarily indicate discrimination and could be due to a wide variety of explanations, such as actual differences in employee performance,” the report said.HSFC Committee Chairman Hensarling said the report findings show the CFPB “is a very troubled bureaucracy” whose managers “seem to have a real problem when it comes to how they treat minority employees.””Each day, it becomes more apparent that the CFPB is an unaccountable Washington bureaucracy in need of real reforms,” Texas GOP Rep. Jeb Hensarling said in a statement.The CFPB has since scrapped the old evaluation system and said it has taken steps to improve diversity within their organization.”The CFPB appreciates the OIG’s affirmation of diversity and inclusion efforts as critical to the overall development and performance of an organization. The CFPB concurs with the OIG’s recommendations regarding additional policies and enhancements to the Bureau’s diversity and inclusion efforts, and has already made significant progress in addressing the recommendations since the close of the evaluation period in October 2014,” the CFPB said in a statement in the report. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News 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 March 10, 2015 990 Views center_img About Author: Samantha Guzman Previous: Foreclosure Inventory Drops By One-Third Year-Over-Year Next: Indiana AG Urges Lawmakers Not to Eliminate Foreclosure ‘Settlement Conferences’ Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fed OIG’s Report on Alleged Discrimination Within CFPB Made Public Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articleslast_img read more

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BRO Athletes: Using Injury to Your Advantage

first_imgIsaac Newton’s first law of physics is that an object at rest will tend to stay at rest and that an object in motion will tend to stay in motion unless acted upon. I’m no scientist but the very definition of a scientific law dictates that under the same conditions the same result will occur 100% of the time. So objects in motion WILL stay in motion unless something stops their motion and resting objects will live out their couch potato days until they discover a dollar in between the cushions. With this in mind, autumn and winter are incredible seasons for motion. And in Virginia we have had an amazing “Indian Summer” where the climate has been unbelievably conducive to getting outside and indulging our wildest fall fantasies. Additionally some of the coolest festivals and some of the most amazing events, all take place in the fall. We recently had the Roanoke GoFest in my town. Over 200 free outdoor-themed events took place that weekend and come Monday morning more than many felt like they had thoroughly “fested themselves”, exhausted and yet still buzzing with the feeling or camaraderie and adventure that time outside brings. I certainly remained in motion that weekend! Monday brought profound fatigue, aching feet, and maybe a bit of a hangover.Weather is cooling, leaves are falling, and many of us carry killer fitness from an incredible summer of activity. We carry forward planning and doing. We put high powered lights on our mountain bikes to continue riding into the night. We plan indoor gym time, or spin classes, or “dawn patrol” rides and runs. We generally continue running ourselves ragged until winter and cold temps literally force us to quit, for our own safety and relative comfort. And even then there are ski trips that have to happen. To many of us, myself included, the pace of activity is cathartic. I personally work from home and so my outside time is eagerly anticipated. My personal outside pursuits often represent escape from both work and life stresses and duties.What I have found this fall is that the momentum I have built throughout years of activity has created an endless chain of activity that while invigorating has been hard to break. I say hard to break because this fall, for the first time in years, I’ve made an effort NOT to keep going. To stop. To rest. To try to be at ease more often than not. My wife and I have been travelers throughout the Southeast for a few years and while its been an amazing journey and adventure its also built some prolonged fatigue. A couple of injuries this season caused me for the first time in years to pause and acknowledge the importance of recovery. Both physical as well as emotional and mental. Those injuries were the catalyst to stop my motion. My force of movement and activity had been met by an equally powerful force—in my case the far side of a gap jump and Georgia gravel at 30 mph. Both did their job in stopping my motion rather effectively and caused me to reset with periods of inaction. Following a local wheel through local trail is usually the best way to experience a new trail. In one particular case the swell trail got less swell when that wheel failed to call out a well obscured jump over a drainage ditch. I scrubbed just enough speed to sail clean into the far side. It knocked me cold, broke a bike frame, taco’d a wheel and made for one very casual ride to the emergency room. I learned first hand that a concussed brain is no joke and that helmets are our friends.face-firstThe finale of the National Ultra Endurance series at the Fools Gold 100 in Dahlonega, GA is a fan favorite and a race I know and love. I had even taken the time to recon the course this summer because it can often be the pivotal race in a long season of racing. Unfortunately my race ended shortly after the first climb when something halted the bike and forced the back wheel to jump 90 degrees perpendicular to me, tossing me far and fast as I descended chunky gravel. A string of expletives, and a friend bunny hopping my rolling form all made for great spectating, I’m told. I went down knee first and rolled hard on the rocks and Georgia clay. Less than an ideal race start and one of the only DNF’s I’ve ever had. I just couldn’t continue and fortunately didn’t need to, having already locked up the series. Both injuries were “merely flesh wounds”, but they kept me off the bike and out of action for longer than I would ever self-impose. This time was so good for me personally. It reminded me of how good it felt to NOT go. How great it was to connect with my family and friends outside the context of riding and racing mountain bikes. I wouldn’t trade our lifestyle for the world, but sometimes a long walk in the woods with our trail dog is the best medicine and all the of activity the body needs. I spoke to a friend recently who confessed that it was really hard to turn it off after his first season of endurance mountain bike racing. And it absolutely is. Like tweaking drug addicts, endorphin junkies keep seeking the high that only the outdoors, that epic undertaking, and amazing experiences can provide. We jump right off of one mountain top down to the topo map to find the next! Surfing the wave of adventure wherever it goes, and in whatever form we can get it. This is not an indictment of outdoor pursuit. Quite the opposite! It’s just a personal account of the fatigue which can result from years of those amazing experiences. When I had some mandatory couch time this summer a lot of things came into perspective. Looking at a fall in a more permanent residence for the first time in a few years, I’m realizing and remembering how amazing it is to be still. The quiet moments are amazingly refreshing. Sometimes it serves us well to take our time. To relax. To bring family with you on a shorter version of the epic hike you were planning. The quiet is alarming when you just sit and be. Prolonged recovery is the recipe I’ve followed much of this fall and already I can vouch for the intensity the recovery has brought. Old activities, tired routes, and experiences dulled by over-use have been brought back to life. Fatigue has been met with rest and invigoration. Once my body had physically recovered from the wreck at Fools Gold, my recipe for recovery was lots of time catching up on projects. Plentiful naps. Ample hiking and trail running with no goals in mind; one epic day of 7 peaks without pace in mind. A dash of bike racing with little expectation and less stress on performance and nutrition. I felt like every time I touched the pedals, laced shoes, and packed the car, it was for the simple quiet and pure joy of the activity and almost never for any direct performance gain or benefit. No focus in a place where I usually bring tremendous focus.I set into this fall in preparation for my biggest and most exciting season of racing and travel ever. I start it off in early February by racing The Pioneer 7 day stage race in New Zealand then bumping right off to the Epic Rides 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo. The time I took off this fall and winter is already proving a good investment. My body is ready and my mind is right. I’m having better workouts and more vibrant experiences on the bike and off. For me the body needed to rest.last_img read more

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Badger Herald Sports Update Dec. 8

first_imgIt’s a big week for Wisconsin sports as the men’s basketball team faces off against Kennesaw State at the Kohl Center and the men’s hockey team plays host to #1 Minnesota Duluth. Badger Herald sports editors Mike Fiammetta and Kelly Erickson will fill you in!Press Conference video by: Mike Denruiterlast_img

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Armah Senegal: Support Appiah ahead of Brazil World Cup

first_imgFormer Black Stars defender, Emmanuel Armah Senegal believes  that he may not be in the position to advise current handler of the  Ghana’s senior national team, Kwesi Appiah on what to do ahead of the forthcoming Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, but noted that with co-operation and support from all quarters, Ghana could do very well at the mundial.In a chat with JOY Sports, the former playing mate of Appiah reiterated how important it was that the team got all the necessary support they could get from Ghanaians who worked for them in the 1992 AFCON in Senegal  “I am not in a position to advice Appiah, we can only try to support him, he’s a Ghanaian Hero and whatever they have been doing before, it should continue now.“Appiah says he doesn’t have any problem with anybody and I believe so.“Let us all try to be a little bit positively minded, football is a collective sport and not an individual one, so let us join hands together: citizens, journalists, government, Ghana FA and everybody and I believe that we will do very well in Brazil”. He addedGhana’s provisional list for the World Cup is expected to be released on May 13.last_img read more

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USO secures first in City League with 43-14 win

first_imgCLAY MOOREFIELD of USO had 9 catches and scored 2 touchdowns in the Wildcats 43-14 defeat of Allderdice in a battle for 1st place in the City League. BIG WIN—USO’s Marcus Johnson makes an over the head interception against Allderdice’s Timothy Jackson (5) as USO’s Stephan Hawthorne (9) helps defend, Johnson also caught 2 TD passes and ran for a touchdown in the Wildcats 43-14 win over the Dragons. (Photos by William McBride) Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlDownload our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-courierlast_img

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