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are these cheap UK shares brilliant bargains or investment traps?

It now seems like an age ago when the Covid-19 crisis exploded and UK share investors panic-sold everything including the kitchen sink.



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A lack of significant interest from dip buyers, however, since the stock market crash of late February and early March means plenty of UK shares still trade on rock-bottom valuations.

A terrific dip-buying opportunity?

Our view of the 2020 stock market crash here at The Motley Fool is clear. We reckon the correction provides an exceptional opportunity for investors to get seriously rich in the years ahead.

There are too many top-quality UK shares that were oversold during the initial crash to miss. We can buy these for low cost today and possibly get stinking rich as they rebound in value once market confidence begins to recover.



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Microsoft has a brilliant new idea for working from home. You may not like it

Microsoft Teams

The happiness of the commute?


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I very much admire Microsoft’s recent lurch toward humanity.

Since Satya Nadella became CEO, he’s shown a recognition that human elements can incite better organizations.

When it came to the pandemic, for example, Microsoft wasn’t slow in ensuring the safety of its staff. The company was also proactive in researching just what effect working from home was having on its employees. (Spoiler: Not entirely positive.)

Moreover, having seen Zoom become a brand name, a verb, and a lifestyle, Redmond took great and swift pains to make people realize there’s an alternative — some would say a better one — called Microsoft Teams.

You’ve seen it, perhaps, during NBA games. People pretend to be together when they’re not.

Redmond even offered subtle mockery of Zoom, in order to make Teams seem like the more secure option used by the world’s sensible people.

The company’s

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