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3 UK shares I’d buy now that they’re cheap again

Many UK shares have been drifting steadily lower since 5 June, when the FTSE 100 hit a post-crash high of 6,484. The index is now nearly 9% lower, at around 5,900.



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It’s tough to be optimistic about the stock market at the moment. But, in my experience, this kind of slow decline can provide great buying opportunities. Today, I’m looking at three UK shares I think are too cheap to ignore right now.

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I’d back the boss at this firm

The Morgan Sindall (LSE: MGNS) share price has fallen by more than 40% from its February peak. Painful stuff. But, as a shareholder in this FTSE 250 construction group, I expect this UK share to make a gradual recovery over the next couple of years.

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Here are 2 cheap FTSE 100 dividend stocks I’d buy and hold forever

UK investors are facing a dividend drought. Over half of the FTSE 100 companies have cut, cancelled or suspended their dividends. According to an analysis of data from dividenddata.co.uk, 471 UK-listed companies have slashed payments to shareholders. But, there are some oases in the dividend desert. There are still FTSE 100 dividend hero stocks out there.

What makes a dividend hero? Well, I would say its a share that has at least maintained its regular dividend payments for a decade. Perhaps, more importantly, they have continued to pay dividends throughout the coronavirus crisis. FTSE 100 dividend hero stocks come in all shapes and sizes. I have looked at what I think are the safer options before. Now its time for some cheap ones.

FTSE 100 dividend heroes

British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS) and Legal & General (LSE: LGEN) meet the criteria of FTSE 100 dividend hero stocks. They also look

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ECB Set to Hand Banks More Ultra-Cheap Cash to Boost Lending

The European Central Bank headquarters in Frankfurt.

Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

Euro-zone banks are gearing up for another dose of ultra-cheap funding as the European Central Bank gives them every possible incentive to lend to the pandemic-stricken economy.

Thursday’s installment of targeted loans, known as TLTROs, will give banks long-term loans for an interest rate as low as minus 1% — meaning the ECB pays them to borrow — as long as they lend the cash onto companies and households.

Attractive as the offer is, banks are already well-funded after taking a record 1.3 trillion euros ($1.5 trillion) in the previous operation three months ago. Estimates this time range from 10 billion euros by Barclays Plc to 200 billion euros at NatWest Markets Plc. The result will be announced at 11:30 a.m. in Frankfurt.

Funding rates have fallen to record lows before the next round of cheap loans

“More than 100 billion euros would mean we’re in business,” said Rishi Mishra, an

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Cheap frills make the 2020 Nissan Sentra a little luxury ride

By Larry Printz, Tribune News Service
Published 10:01 p.m. ET Sept. 23, 2020

Have you ever noticed that all apartment rentals are marketed as luxury apartments, even though they’re not? My grandmother lived in an apartment building with a doorman, and a large swimming pool with private cabanas. Its lobby contained a market, a florist, a beauty parlor, a restaurant and bar, a pharmacy, and a dry cleaner. Most new “luxury” apartments offer nothing even close to this, beyond a gym.

Certainly luxury is an overused word, but the concept is simple: A luxury product or service make our lives easier, even enjoyable, and wears a hefty price tag that ensures its exclusivity. But this idea is being challenged in the auto industry, where the technology one

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Yelp May Appear Cheap On The Face Of It But Underlying Issues Are Here To Stay (NYSE:YELP)

Note: I have written about Yelp previously, investors should see this as an update to my earlier article on the company

Since my last article on Yelp (YELP), the company has struggled to kick on share price wise. Now, down 12% since then. Yelp’s reliance on small businesses has hit the company hard over the last few months. While the greater transition to online booking will benefit the company, the ties to the restaurant and retail sectors are simply too strong, and in the current environment, that is not a great position to be in. While some may argue that Yelp is ‘cheap’ at current levels, investors must look forward and wonder where the future growth catalysts will actually come from.

Small businesses still struggling

Yelp’s revenues remain small-business focused, as they look to sell advertising space to local businesses so they can drive greater traction into stores. While previously

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How Tesla plans to make batteries cheap enough for a $25,000 car

How Tesla plans to make batteries cheap enough for a $25,000 car

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Tesla’s business model depends on continuous improvements in the cost and energy density of batteries. When Tesla was founded in 2003, it was barely possible to build a battery-powered sports car with a six-figure price tag. Over the next 15 years, cheaper and more powerful batteries enabled Tesla to build roomier cars with longer ranges at lower prices.

Tesla expects that progress to continue—and maybe even accelerate—in the next few years. And it isn’t waiting for other companies to come up with better battery designs. In recent years, Tesla has had a large team of engineers re-thinking every aspect of Tesla’s batteries, from the chemistry inside the cells to the way the batteries are incorporated into vehicles.

At a much-touted Tuesday event, Tesla pulled back the curtain on a suite of improvements the company hopes to roll out in the next three years. In total,

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Resolute Mining: Cheap For A Reason (OTCMKTS:RMGGF)

It’s been a tough couple of months for the Gold Miners Index (GDX), with the index down nearly 20% from its highs with the price of gold (GLD) suffering a much-needed correction. Unfortunately for Resolute Mining (OTCPK:RMGGF) investors, not all miners are created equal, and Resolute is down nearly 35% in the same period. The company recently received news that the Union National des Travailleurs du Mali SOMISY-SA (the Union) has decided to observe a 10-day strike at its flagship Syama Gold Mine, forcing the company to pull its FY2020 production guidance. While a short-term hiccup, it’s added uncertainty to an already weak investment thesis. Therefore, I continue to see Resolute as an Avoid in favor of better-managed peers who have not diluted this year, have better margins, and operating in more favorable jurisdictions.

(Source: Company Presentation)

Resolute Mining released its H1 results last

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Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Fan Edition is a cheaper and cheerier phone for our times

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Samsung’s Galaxy S20 FE starts at $699, which is $300 less than the regular S20.


Samsung

Samsung’s got another Galaxy S20 in store for its fans, and the device has been tailored for our unusual times. The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition, also known as the Galaxy S20 FE, packs some high-end features found in the rest of the S20 lineup — like low-band 5G connectivity — but at a starting price of $700 (£699, AU$999). That’s $300 less than the regular Galaxy S20. Adding super-fast millimeter wave 5G connectivity for the Verizon model brings the price up to $750 (though the carrier is currently offering a promotional $50 discount). 

The 6.5-inch S20 FE has the same Snapdragon 865 processor as the rest of the lineup and includes IP68 water resistance. It sports three rear camera lenses, including a 30x Space Zoom like what’s featured in the S20 and S20

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Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Fan Edition is a cheap and cheerier phone for our times

galaxy-s20-fe-cloud-navy

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 FE starts at $699, which is $300 less than the regular S20.


Samsung

Samsung’s got another Galaxy S20 in store for its fans, and the device has been tailored for our unusual times. The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition, also known as the Galaxy S20 FE, packs some high-end features found in the rest of the S20 lineup — like low-band 5G connectivity — but at a starting price of $699. That’s $300 less than the regular Galaxy S20. Adding super-fast millimeter wave 5G connectivity for the Verizon model brings the price up to $749 (though the carrier is currently offering a promotional $50 discount). 

The 6.5-inch S20 FE has the same Snapdragon 865 processor as the rest of the lineup and includes IP68 water resistance. It sports three rear camera lenses, including a 30X Space Zoom like what’s featured in the S20 and S20 Plus. It’s

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The FTSE 100 is under 6,000: 3 cheap shares I’d buy now

Until March, the FTSE 100 hadn’t traded under 6,000 since 2016. And although the economic outlook still isn’t great, I believe the UK stock market contains some bargain buys at current levels.

I’ve been adding steadily to my portfolio since March. Today, I’m going to look at three cheap FTSE 100 shares from my buy list.

I’d buy on bad news

It’s been a pretty awful year for the oil market. Global lockdowns triggered an oil price crash and big producers are facing renewed pressure to cut emissions. Shares in Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB) have fallen by 55% to just over 1,000p.

Some investors worry this is the beginning of the end for Shell. But I think it’s more likely to be a buying opportunity. The company aims to reduce its emissions to net zero by 2050 and is investing more heavily in renewables.

In the meantime, Shell’s massive

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