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Forget gold! I’d make a million with cheap FTSE 100 shares after the stock market crash

The rising price of gold may lead some investors to sell FTSE 100 shares to buy the precious metal. However, the low valuations prevalent across the index after the stock market crash mean it could be a better means of making a million.

As such, now could be the right time to build a diverse portfolio of cheap shares. They could improve your long-term financial outlook.

Cheap FTSE 100 shares after the stock market crash

While the FTSE 100 has regained some of its lost ground since the stock market crash, it continues to trade around 20% lower than it did at the start of the year. Therefore, a number of stocks could offer wide margins of safety that gradually narrow over the long run as the economic outlook improves.

Within the index, some stocks are trading at exceptionally cheap prices that are much lower than their historic averages. Investor

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Yes, a Market Crash Is Coming — And Yes, I Bought This Cheap Stock Anyway

I’m not going to bury the lede on this one, folks: The S&P 500 is expensive.

At a recent valuation of nearly 29 times trailing earnings, the stock market as a whole has only been as expensive as it is today a handful of times in the past 150 years. On average, if you buy a share of stock today, it will take you nearly three decades for that stock to earn enough money to pay back your investment. And historically speaking, when stock markets get as expensive as this one currently is, they’re bound to crash sooner or later. 

But so what? Just because most stocks are expensive doesn’t mean all of them are. And in fact, despite how expensive the S&P is on the whole, I’ve found one stock that’s cheap enough that I think it’s worth a gamble: Costamare (NYSE:CMRE).

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Another stock market crash? I see it as a second chance to buy cheap shares

There could be another stock market crash. The performances of FTSE indices seem to hinge on the next announcement from the Government. Markets are frequently on the back foot. Volatility is high and uncertainty is everywhere. Many investors are cautious and waiting to see what’s going on before risking limited resources on buying cheap shares. That’s the market psychology at present.

However, I think buying shares when they’re cheap makes a stock market crash the least risky time to invest. Moreover, it also makes it the best time to buy stocks if you want to maximise your future returns. 

Why buy cheap shares now?

After a stock market crash, many investors dive into so-called safe-haven assets, such as gold, bonds, or stable currencies like the US dollar.

I always find this strange because surely the point of a safe haven is that it’s ready in case of troubled times? Trying

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Thieves steal business jet in Mexico, crash in Guatemala

Authorities say thieves stole a business jet from an airport in central Mexico, flew it to Venezuela, loaded it with drugs and then crashed the plane in Guatemala

The attorney general’s office in Guatemala said four people were killed when the BAE 125 jet crashed and burned there Thursday.

The dead could not be immediately identified because they were so badly burned, but drugs and weapons were found in the wreckage of the craft, which authorities also referred to as a Hawker 800.

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Tempted by cheap UK shares after the market crash? Here’s what you should know

Investing money in cheap UK shares after the market crash could prove to be a very profitable move. The stock market’s past performance is relatively sound. Indexes such as the FTSE 100 have produced annualised gains in recent decades of around 8% per annum. This is significantly higher than other mainstream assets.

However, in the short run, the stock market could experience a second market crash. High volatility may mean that investors experience paper losses. As such, holding on to stocks for the long term is likely to be key to unlocking their growth potential.

Short-term risks to UK shares

Investor sentiment towards UK shares has improved significantly since earlier this year. The stock market has made strong gains, but there are still a number of companies that trade on low valuations.

In the coming months, those valuations could realistically come under substantial pressure. There are a variety of risks

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Stock market crash: with prices weakening, I’d buy cheap shares like these

Scary Covid-19 case numbers around the world are causing the markets to weaken again. But my guess is we won’t see another sudden stock market crash as we saw in the spring.

However, weakening share prices now could be our chance to have a second bite of the cherry and buy quality stocks at better prices.

Recovery following the stock market crash

On Thursday, the Bank of England (BoE) slipped out a useful report aimed at gauging the state of the economy and how UK businesses are faring. The central bank’s report is the latest in a regular series based on consultation with its 12 regional agents. And the conclusions follow discussions with around 700 businesses across the UK.

Thursday’s publication summarises intelligence gathered between early August and early September. As we might expect, businesses from many sectors reported something of a recovery in trading from the lockdown lows but

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Why stock market crash 2 could be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to buy cheap shares

The stock market crash in the spring took many people unawares. The coronavirus pandemic seemed to arrive suddenly and the markets went from being uninterested to terrified in short order!

However, if there is to be a second crash in the stock market because of the pandemic, it probably won’t be as sudden. We know about the virus now. And in the UK, we are starting to get familiar with local restrictions and mini-lockdowns every time the virus bubbles up.

A second stock market crash could be different

Of course, the virus could gain traction and begin to affect the world economy again. We’ll probably see it coming, and my guess is the stock market will grind lower day after day. I reckon stock market crash number two will probably be like watching a train crash in slow motion.

But it could end up being a once-in-a-lifetime chance to buy

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3 reasons why I’d buy cheap stocks today before the next stock market crash

Buying cheap stocks today may not be an appealing idea to many investors. After all, the prospects for the global economy continue to be very uncertain. And some companies may struggle to adapt to changing consumer tastes in a post-coronavirus world.



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However, low valuations within some sectors mean that now could be the right time to buy a diverse range of shares. They could outperform other mainstream assets and help you to generate impressive returns.

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Cheap stocks that account for future risks

Some cheap stocks are priced at low levels for good reason. But others appear to be suffering from weak investor sentiment towards their wider industry and stock market. For example, some companies have solid balance sheets, strong cash flow and strategies that could produce improving financial performances in the coming

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3 reasons why I’d buy cheap stocks today before the next stock market crash

Buying cheap stocks today may not be an appealing idea to many investors. After all, the prospects for the global economy continue to be very uncertain. And some companies may struggle to adapt to changing consumer tastes in a post-coronavirus world.

However, low valuations within some sectors mean that now could be the right time to buy a diverse range of shares. They could outperform other mainstream assets and help you to generate impressive returns.

Cheap stocks that account for future risks

Some cheap stocks are priced at low levels for good reason. But others appear to be suffering from weak investor sentiment towards their wider industry and stock market. For example, some companies have solid balance sheets, strong cash flow and strategies that could produce improving financial performances in the coming years. Yet they have valuations that, in some cases, were last seen during the global financial crisis.

Furthermore,

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I’m not waiting for a second stock market crash! 2 cheap UK shares I’d buy in my ISA today

Investor appetite for UK shares remains weak following early 2020’s stock market crash. Sure, the FTSE 100, for example, has regained the psychologically important milestone of 6,000 points in recent days. But Britain’s blue-chip index might struggle to gain more ground as we move into the latter stages of 2020.

Significant economic uncertainty is prompting investors to remain sat on the sidelines as the coronavirus crisis rolls on. But it seems that many are also keeping their chequebooks firmly under lock and key, waiting for another stock market crash to happen and for them to buy UK shares for even less.

It’s quite possible that UK shares could crash again before long. Aside from the threat to the global economy posed by a second wave of infections, signs of growing trade tensions could also prompt investors to charge for the exits.  

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2 cheap UK shares I’m looking at

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