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4 Top Stocks From Recuperating Business Services Sector

The coronavirus pandemic has dealt a heavy blow to almost every industry, with business services being no exception. However, going by the first half of the year, the business services industry has been more resilient compared with the other industries despite the worldwide manufacturing suspension and supply-chain disruptions.

Sector Shaping Up With Gradual Economic Recovery

With the gradual lifting of lockdown restrictions around May and June, investors have been noticed to gain some optimism. While most sectors are struggling to cope with the market mayhem, the business services space has been benefiting from increasing adoption and success of the work-from-home model, rising demand for risk mitigation and consulting services, and expertise to improve operational efficiency and reduce costs.

Both manufacturing and non-manufacturing activities are gathering steam, helping the demand environment for business services become healthier. Per the most recent forecast by the Federal Open Market Committee meeting on Sep 16,

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Want to get rich with cheap UK shares? I’d buy these high-dividend-yield stocks in an ISA

2020 has proved a disaster for many income investors. Dividends from UK shares have fallen at their sharpest rate since at least the 2008/09 financial crisis in recent months. Meanwhile the ongoing Covid-19 crisis means that share investors should prepare for more dividend cuts, postponements or cancellations to come.

It’s clear that you and I need to be extremely careful in the current climate. It doesn’t mean, however, that we should stop buying UK shares entirely. Remember that plenty of stocks have continued to pay meaty dividends to their investors. Experts like The Motley Fool can help you discover UK shares that should remain big income providers, regardless of the outlook for the global economy.

3 top dividend stocks for ISA investors

There’s a number of tricks that savvy investors use to protect their stocks portfolios and continue generating handsome dividend income. Buying shares with defensive or even counter-cyclical operations

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Investing in These Stocks Now Could Make You a Millionaire Retiree | Smart Change: Personal Finance

Texas Instruments has increased its dividend for 16 consecutive years, showcasing a decent commitment to rewarding shareholders for the risks they take by investing. Analysts are expecting it to be able to continue to grow its earnings by around 10% annualized over the next five years, which gives decent reason to believe that dividend growth can continue as well.

An integrated circuit company well known for its calculators, Texas Instruments has product lines that cross industries as diverse as education, industrial, automotive, and communications. That broad reach means that its fortunes aren’t tied to one particular customer or product line, which also helps provide reason to believe its operations can be sustained virtually no matter what comes next.

Good businesses today with a decent path to tomorrow

Although Aetna, PRA Group, and Texas Instruments all operate in very different industries, they all have solid businesses today and decent paths to

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Investing in These Stocks Now Could Make You a Millionaire Retiree | Personal-finance

Texas Instruments has increased its dividend for 16 consecutive years, showcasing a decent commitment to rewarding shareholders for the risks they take by investing. Analysts are expecting it to be able to continue to grow its earnings by around 10% annualized over the next five years, which gives decent reason to believe that dividend growth can continue as well.

An integrated circuit company well known for its calculators, Texas Instruments has product lines that cross industries as diverse as education, industrial, automotive, and communications. That broad reach means that its fortunes aren’t tied to one particular customer or product line, which also helps provide reason to believe its operations can be sustained virtually no matter what comes next.

Good businesses today with a decent path to tomorrow

Although Aetna, PRA Group, and Texas Instruments all operate in very different industries, they all have solid businesses today and decent paths to

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Tech Stocks This Week: Snowflake Goes Public, Apple Falls, and More

A sell-off in tech continued this week, leaving the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite down about 10% in September. The sell-off follows significant year-to-date outperformance for tech stocks. Even including the recent drawdown in the Nasdaq, the index is up 20% this year. This compares to a 3% year-to-date rise for the S&P 500.

As investors deal with this sell-off and hope to find a bottom, here’s a review of some of the biggest stories in tech from the week.

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Snowflake goes public

Cloud-based data platform Snowflake (NYSE:SNOW) went public on Wednesday to great fanfare. Selling 28 million shares and raising more than $3 billion, the debut marked the biggest software IPO ever. 

With trading starting at $245 per share, Snowflake garnered a $68 billion market capitalization despite only bringing in $403 million of trailing-12-month sales. The valuation was difficult to justify, to say the least. Yet

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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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US stocks fall as market decline extends for third week

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US Stocks Fall as Market Decline Extends for Third Week | Business News

By STAN CHOE, DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA, AP Business Writers

Wall Street capped another turbulent week of trading Friday with a broad slide in stocks that left the S&P 500 with its third-straight weekly loss.

The S&P 500 fell 1.1%, led once again by a sell-off in technology companies, with Apple, Amazon and Alphabet weighing particularly on the market. Technology stocks and other companies that powered the market’s strong comeback this year have suddenly lost momentum this month amid worries that they have become too expensive.

The sell-off wiped out the last of the solid gains the market saw to start the week. The S&P 500 is on track for its first monthly loss since March. September is historically the worst month for stocks.

“The market has been poised to just pull back, take a breather,” said Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Financial. “Raising capital is

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Stocks are tumbling at the end of a turbulent week

The US stock market is on track for another day of sharp losses at the end of a turbulent week.



a man in a blue shirt: A stock trader puts on his mask before entering the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)


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A stock trader puts on his mask before entering the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

The Dow is down 1.1%, or 310 points, in the early afternoon, headed for its second straight day of losses. The S&P 500 fell 1.4%, while the Nasdaq Composite slipped 1.7%. It would be the third day of losses in a row for both indexes.

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Worse still, it looks like it will be the third round of weekly losses for the stock indexes.

This rough patch began with a sharp selloff driven primarily by tech stocks, which had soared over the summer.

Investors have been pulled into different directions this week. On one hand, the Federal Reserve committed to keep interest

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