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European Shares Hit Five-Week High on Rebound Optimism, Stimulus Hopes | Investing News

(Reuters) – European shares hit a five-week high on Monday as optimism about a stable economic recovery in China and hopes of more U.S. fiscal stimulus helped offset concerns around surging COVID-19 cases across the continent.

The pan-European STOXX 600 <.STOXX> marked a third straight day of gains to end 0.7% higher, led by utilities <.SX6P>, technology <.SX8P> and autos <.SXAP> stocks.

The Trump administration on Sunday called on the U.S. Congress to pass a stripped-down coronavirus relief bill after talks stalled on a more comprehensive stimulus deal.

“Investors have not lost faith that further stimulus measures will follow and that an effective COVID-19 vaccine will soon be placed on the market,” said Milan Cutkovic, market analyst at Axi.

But a jump in domestic coronavirus cases has raised the spectre of fresh lockdowns and cast a shadow over a nascent economic rebound.

With Italy preparing for nationwide curbs, the European

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Why investing money in the best shares at cheap prices can help you to make a million

The stock market crash has caused some of the best shares around to trade at cheap prices. This could present a buying opportunity for long-term investors. Solid businesses may offer less risk and higher growth potential than their peers. Buying them at low prices may provide greater scope for capital growth.



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While they may experience further volatility in the near term, over the long run they could boost your portfolio’s returns. They could even help you to make a million in the coming years.

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Buying the best shares currently available

Focusing your capital on the best shares you can find may improve your financial prospects. They are likely to include those companies that have a clear competitive advantage versus their peers. This may mean they can adapt to changing operating conditions, as well as

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Link Shares Jump 27% on Pacific Equity, Carlyle Group Takeover Proposal

Link Administration Holdings Ltd, an Australia-based provider of services in superannuation administration industry, said it has received a conditional A$2.76 billion proposal from a consortium comprising Pacific Equity Partners, Carlyle Group to acquire 100% of the stake, sending its shares up 27% to A$5.1 on Monday.

The non-binding offer of A$5.20 a share is at a 30.3% premium to the shareholder registry firm’s last closing price and has the support of Perpetual Ltd, which owns 9.7% of the company, Reuters reported.

The Link Group Board will consider the Proposal, including obtaining advice from its financial and legal advisers. Shareholders do not need to take any action in relation to the Proposal. It should be noted that there is no certainty that the discussions with the Consortium will result in any transaction, the company said.

Link Group has appointed Macquarie Capital and UBS as its financial advisers and Herbert Smith Freehills

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No savings at 50? I’d forget gold and buy cheap UK shares to retire in comfort

The recent performance of UK shares may dissuade some investors from buying FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 stocks. However, British shares continue to offer long-term growth potential that could make a real impact on your retirement plans.



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As such, now could be the right time to avoid the rising gold price and purchase a range of stocks. At age 50, you are likely to have sufficient time for them to recover after the recent stock market crash.

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Investing in UK shares at age 50

Investing money in UK shares at age 50 may seem like a risky move. After all, retirement is likely to be 15-20 years away. For individuals who have no retirement savings, or who are concerned about their retirement prospects, buying gold may seem to be a better idea than purchasing

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2 cheap ASX shares I like for value investors

It is sometimes hard for investors to commit to ASX shares with eyewatering valuations. Buying ASX shares that are value orientated can feel more tangible with the added benefit of dividends. Here are two cheap ASX shares for those who like to stick to the fundamentals. 



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2 ASX shares I think are ideal for value investors

1. Bell Financial Group Ltd (ASX: BFG) 

Bell Financial Group is an Australia-based provider of stockbroking investment and financial advisory services to private, institutional and corporate clients. Across its companies, Bell Potter Securities, Bell Potter Capital and Third Party Platform, it services over 600,000 clients with funds under advice exceeding $58.4 billion. 

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In the company’s half year announcement on 12 August, it announced a 7.4% increase in revenue to $129.6 million, a profit after tax

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2 cheap ASX shares I like for value investors // Motley Fool Australia

It is sometimes hard for investors to commit to ASX shares with eyewatering valuations. Buying ASX shares that are value orientated can feel more tangible with the added benefit of dividends. Here are two cheap ASX shares for those who like to stick to the fundamentals. 

2 ASX shares I think are ideal for value investors

1. Bell Financial Group Ltd (ASX: BFG) 

Bell Financial Group is an Australia-based provider of stockbroking investment and financial advisory services to private, institutional and corporate clients. Across its companies, Bell Potter Securities, Bell Potter Capital and Third Party Platform, it services over 600,000 clients with funds under advice exceeding $58.4 billion. 

In the company’s half year announcement on 12 August, it announced a 7.4% increase in revenue to $129.6 million, a profit after tax of $23.5 million and $88 million net cash with no core debt. The Bell Financial share price trades at

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3 reasons I’d ditch buy-to-let property and buy cheap UK shares right now

Buy-to-let property used to be a surefire way to build a sizeable financial nest egg. Unfortunately, tax and regulatory changes over the past few years means this is no longer the case. As a result, I think buying a basket of cheap UK shares could produce better returns in the long run. 

Today, I’m going to highlight the three reasons why I believe this is the case. 

Buy-to-let returns

There are two ways investors can profit from buy-to-let property. Rental income and capital gains. Many investors rely on rental income to cover mortgage payments and costs, such as decorating and emergency repairs. The income covers the day-to-day expenses, and the real profit comes from capital gains. 

However, over the past few years, rental yields have dropped significantly. The average rental yield in the UK is now around 3.5%, although it’s possible to achieve higher returns. At the same time, the

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Here’s why I’d still buy cheap UK shares to make a million after the stock market crash

With the FTSE 100 index sitting at around 6,000 points, you may be wondering why on earth now would be a good time to buy UK shares. After all, the index is in the same position it was in 2016, and has failed to bounce back as strongly as its US counterpart, the S&P 500.

On top of this, the UK economy is in tatters as a result of the impact of Covid-19, which is showing no sign of letting up in the near future.

What’s more, shares in many major UK companies look downright unappealing at present. I’m thinking of well-established businesses such as Rolls-Royce, Royal Dutch Shell, and HSBC, each of which have taken huge hits in the aftermath of the sell-off.

The appeal of UK shares

Despite all this, I’m confident that buying high-quality UK shares today is a wise move. Moreover, if you’re

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Bethenny Frankel Shares How Speaking Up As A Woman In Business Pays Off

Businesswoman, philanthropist, and television personality Bethenny Frankel is known for her bold and outspoken nature. Over the years, she has taken many calculated risks as an entrepreneur, investor, and lifestyle influencer. One of the best ‘risks’ has been speaking up as a woman in business. Now with much success, Frankel has taken on a new venture as the host of the “Just B with Bethenny Frankel” podcast which takes a nontraditional approach to business and lifestyle conversations with business luminaries.

To date, Mark Cuban, Television personality, Entrepreneur, and Owner of the Dallas Mavericks; Bozoma Saint John, Chief Marketing Officer of Netflix; and Paris Hilton, Entrepreneur & DJ have joined Frankel on her show.

When it comes to speaking up, Frankel said that there are many ways to do business. Being fearless in her decision making and advocating

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Looking to make a passive income? I’d buy these 2 cheap UK dividend shares in an ISA today

The passive income potential of UK dividend shares continues to be relatively high, even after the stock market crash. Many FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares offer impressive yields that could provide you with a growing income return.

With that in mind, here are two British shares that offer generous yields and the prospect of growing dividends. Buying them in a tax-efficient account, such as a Stocks and Shares ISA, could allow you to enjoy a rising income in the long run.

Improving passive income prospects

BAE Systems (LSE: BA) offers a relatively attractive passive income for investors. The aerospace and defence company’s half-year results were relatively positive. This allowed it to resume dividend payments after pausing them during the earlier part of 2020 in response to a rapidly-changing operating outlook.

The company currently has a yield of around 5%. Its dividend payouts are expected to be covered almost twice

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