Is a huge stock market rebound coming after its recent crash?

first_img Peter Stephens | Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 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 Peter Stephens Image source: Getty Images 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. A stock market rebound may occur in the short run after its recent crash. But the full impact of coronavirus on the world economy is a known unknown. The potential for a second wave of the virus later in the year may hold back investor sentiment to some extent.However, over the long run, a return to growth seems highly likely. The stock market has always recovered after its past crises to post new record highs. As such, buying high-quality stocks today while many trade on low valuations could be a sound means of generating impressive returns over the long run.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…An uncertain futureDue to the unprecedented nature of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s impossible to quantify its impact on the world economy. It may, for example, have already peaked and will fail to return. In this scenario, a relatively rapid stock market rebound could take place as investor confidence improves.However, should there be a second wave, or a spread of the virus across many countries that have so far largely avoided its effects, the stock market could experience another highly challenging period.As a result, predicting the short-term prospects for the stock market is tough call at present. Investors should, therefore, adopt a long-term approach to their holdings. Second-guessing the stock market’s movements in the coming months may not prove to be a worthwhile exercise.Potential for a stock market reboundWhile the near-term prospects for the stock market are highly uncertain, over the long run its outlook appears to be far more positive. The global economy has experienced numerous recessions in its past, and has always returned to strong GDP growth. Likewise, the stock market has always recovered from its bear markets and downturns to post fresh record highs.Therefore, investors may wish to use the recent market crash to position their portfolios for a likely stock market rebound over the coming years. It may take some time for stock prices to recover to their pre-market crash highs. But history suggests they’re very likely to do so over the coming years. So the purchase of stocks while they offer wide margins of safety have been a successful strategy in previous market downturns.Focusing on qualityOf course, buying high-quality stocks is more important than ever in the current economic climate. For any company to benefit from a stock market rebound, it must first survive the likely global recession that’ll take place this year.Through purchasing stocks with strong balance sheets, defensive characteristics and sound growth strategies, you can limit your risks and increase your return prospects. This strategy may boost your chances of capitalising on a stock market rebound over the long run following one of the most severe market crashes in history. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Is a huge stock market rebound coming after its recent crash? 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”last_img read more

On the road to a fossil fuel-free future

first_imgIn 2018, Harvard set a goal to eliminate the use of fossil fuels on its campus by 2050 and to achieve fossil fuel-neutrality by 2026.  To achieve this, the University made a commitment that all Harvard-owned vehicles will operate without fossil fuels.Taking a major step toward that goal, the University recently purchased four 100 percent electric buses and electric infrastructure. The new buses will replace four, similarly sized bio-diesel powered vehicles representing more than 30 percent of Harvard’s fleet.“We’re always looking for ways to improve the efficiency and sustainability of our fleet,” said John Nolan, managing director for Transportation Services. “This is a transformational project that can have a tremendously positive impact in the community and significantly move the needle towards a more sustainable future.”Each year, the fleet transports approximately 600,000 students across Harvard’s campus and the transition to electric is expected to lower greenhouse gas emissions by more than 220,000 pounds annually. Harmful air pollutants will also be reduced providing health benefits to local communities.“Motor vehicles are a large source of NOx emissions, which lead to fine particulate matter (PM) pollution in the atmosphere,” said Elsie Sunderland, Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Chemistry at Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “These emissions are especially a problem in dense urban areas with lots of traffic. Exposure to fine PM has been directly associated with premature mortality and a suite of other adverse health effects.“I am thrilled to see Harvard modeling the pathway to electric bus fleets to improve public health and address climate change as part of the broader commitment to be fossil fuel-free by 2050,” added Sunderland, who is also a professor of environmental science and engineering at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.“Harvard takes its responsibility of being a good neighbor seriously,” added David Harris, director of Transit & Fleet Management. “One of the great things about this project is that the buses will produce much less noise and operate far more smoothly as they navigate the densely populated streets of Cambridge and Allston.” Faculty and staff save resources while setting an example for health and wellness A decade on, a goal met; now, next targets Leaders of task force explain how they arrived at ambitious energy goals for campus Electric motors are exceptionally quiet, provide stronger acceleration, and require far less maintenance than traditional engines. Electric vehicles can convert more than 77 percent of their electric energy into power at the wheels while typical gas-powered vehicles convert less than 30 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.“Investing in electric buses will have a positive impact on the health of people on our campus and in the Cambridge and Boston area,” said Heather Henriksen, managing director of the Harvard Office for Sustainability. “Harvard hopes to be a catalyst for other universities, businesses, and cities by piloting the transition to electric buses which contributes social, health, and climate benefits while being cost effective. This project was a success thanks to the collaboration between Transportation and Parking, Financial Administration and the Office for Sustainability.”The project was supported with a Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) grant program, which is funding nearly 100 projects across the commonwealth to help electrify the transportation sector. In addition, a loan from the Harvard Green Revolving Fund, a $12 million revolving loan fund that provides up-front capital for projects that reduce Harvard’s environmental impact, will enable investment in the charging system infrastructure necessary to support the new vehicles.Each Proterra battery-electric transit bus is 35 feet long (similar in size to the current buses), has a seating capacity of 29, and runs on a 450 kWh battery. The new 800-volt system architecture allows vehicles to accept high-power DC fast-charging. The shuttles will be charged during off-peak overnight hours when demand for electricity is typically lower using 150 kW charging stations located at 28 Travis St. in Allston. The vehicles can be fully charged in about three hours.“Massachusetts is working to transform the state’s transportation system from a diesel-based system to an electric one and, in doing so, will help the state attain the aggressive emissions reduction goals set forth under the Global Warming Solutions Act,” said Martin Suuberg, commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), the agency distributing the grants.Harvard also recently joined MassEVolves, an initiative that recognizes and supports the work of organizations in Massachusetts that use zero emission vehicles for their operations, employees, and communities. As a participant in MassEVolves, Harvard supports opportunities to secure cleaner air and a stronger economy across the state. To help achieve these goals, Harvard pledges to create and implement a Zero Emission Vehicles Action Plan, which will include steps such as replacing bio-diesel powered buses with 100 percent electric buses.Harvard has already incorporated electric power into many campus operations, from electric leaf blowers to service and operation vehicles. Commuters can also access dozens of electric vehicle charging stations across the campus in Cambridge and Allston. Sustainability celebration marks Harvard’s accomplishments The path to sustainable commuting Related Sustainability report marks milestones Annual breakdown shows progress on many fronts Harvard makes climate pledge to end fossil fuel uselast_img read more

What credit unions can learn from Ron Burgundy

first_imgSan Diego or bust! I woke up smiling to my alarm – even though it was Monday morning – jumped out of bed and drove to the airport. I was smiling because I was heading to two significant conferences taking the city by storm: D+H Connections and the Symitar Educational Conference & Technology Conference.Who can complain about visiting San Diego? No one! It is well known for its year-round mild climate, and gorgeous coastline.It’s also the infamous setting for the silly, yet popular, Anchorman movies starring Will Ferrell.Since direct flights from Cleveland to San Diego no longer exist – and countless flight delays resulting in a missed connection – I had plenty of time to watch Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy again on my iPad. About 30,000 feet above Oklahoma, I started thinking that behind the ridiculousness of this movie, we can all learn something from Ron and his posse – never count the competition out.Friendly competitionSet in the ‘70s, Will Ferrell plays Ron Burgundy, an award-winning journalist and the main anchorman for the fictional KVWN Channel 4 News Team in San Diego. Ron welcomes newcomer reporter Veronica Corningstone, played by Christina Applegate, into the male-dominated world of 1970s broadcast news.That is, until she begins to upstage Ron.The ugly side of oppositionRon and his news team find themselves in state of flux and even doubt themselves as their once male-dominated news world starts changing. Recognizing their vulnerability, a rival news team physically attacks Ron and his colleagues.A full-on melee ensues.Competition at its worstLater, the largest news story of the year is upon the city, as the San Diego Zoo’s beloved panda is about to give birth. All the rival local networks head to the zoo to cover the story. In an attempt to sabotage her, a competing news anchor pushes Veronica into a Kodiak bear enclosure. Ron jumps in the bear pen to save Veronica.The news team, aided by Ron’s dog, then jumps in to save them both just as a bear is about to attack, as the public watches helplessly.Using technology to vault over the competitionNow, as bizarre as this storyline is, it sends a valid message – never count the competition out. And with today’s growing non-traditional banking options, the stakes are high. Technology is often the answer to achieving a competitive edge and providing that superior member service your members expect.Today’s leading credit unions are finding the agility and flexibility they need to stay profitable, competitive and efficient with enterprise content management (ECM) technology. The right ECM solution easily integrates with all your crucial technology solutions to improve processes across the institution and surpass the competition.By giving the systems you rely on every day the ability to communicate, you:Improve response timesSpeed wire transfersInnovate, like offering members the ability to digitally sign loans from their homesSo, until my next credit union business trip out west, and as only Ron Burgundy can truly pull off, “Stay classy, San Diego!”And keep your eye on the competition. 61SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Michelle Harbinak Shapiro Michelle Shapiro has more than a 15 years of experience in the banking industry to her role as Financial Services Industry Expert at Hyland Software. Her mission is to share … Web: Detailslast_img read more