Tag: shares

Unemployed in Tennessee: An IT business analyst shares her story

  • The Unemployed States of America takes readers deep inside the decimated American workforce.
  • Shauna Webb Scott is a 32-year-old IT business analyst based in Nashville, Tennessee. 
  • She was laid off on March 31, just three weeks after finding out she was pregnant. She also lost clients for her small business as a wedding planner as celebrations were canceled or postponed.
  • Scott says it’s been difficult trying to find a new position because many employers don’t want to hire someone who will need to take maternity leave in November.
  • This is her story, as told to Business Insider.

I found out I was pregnant three weeks prior to losing my position as an IT business analyst. It’s been stressful dealing with pregnancy and losing my sense of occupational purpose along the way. I also own a small business doing wedding coordination and planning, and lost most of my clients due to

Read More

Unemployed in Arizona: A business development executive shares story

  • The Unemployed States of America takes readers deep inside the decimated American workforce.
  • Erik Rothchild is a 53-year-old business development executive and Army veteran based in Chandler, Arizona. 
  • After being officially laid off on August 1, Rothchild has been applying for sales and marketing jobs on a daily basis, but says it’s difficult even to land an interview.
  • He’s getting by on just $240 per week in unemployment benefits and worried that he may lose his house because he’s unable to make payments.
  • This is Erik Rothchild’s story, as told to Business Insider.

As a single father, it’s been very difficult since I lost my job, as I had a new corporate job after being a business owner for 15 years. I had a $70,000 salary plus commission, a car allowance, and health insurance that cost me $50 per month. I was furloughed from April 15 until August 1, when

Read More

2024 Germany Drugs of Abuse Testing Market: Supplier Shares and Strategies – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “2024 Germany Drugs of Abuse Testing Market for 12 Assays: Supplier Shares and Strategies, Volume and Sales Segment Forecasts, Competitive Landscape, Innovative Technologies, Instrumentation Review, Opportunities for Suppliers” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the German drug of abuse testing market, including emerging tests, technologies, instrumentation, sales forecasts, market shares, and strategic profiles of leading suppliers.

The report provides test volume and sales forecasts by country and market segment for the following assays: Amphetamines, Antidepressants, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Cannabinoids/Marijuana, Cocaine, LSD, Methadone, Methaqualone, Opiates, Phencyclidine (PCP), Propoxphene.

During the next five years, the abused drug testing market will undergo significant transformation. These changes will be caused by convergence of new and more stringent regulations; advances in diagnostic technologies, system engineering, automation, and IT; and intensifying competition. Some segments will start resembling commodity markets, where product positioning and cost per

Read More

Want to make a million? I’d tune in to Warren Buffett and buy cheap UK shares right now

Over the last couple of weeks, many stocks became cheaper because of another pullback in the markets. And times like this are perfect for hunting out cheap UK shares.

In his long investing career, multi-billionaire investor Warren Buffett made much of his money buying shares in good-quality businesses, something that can be seen from his annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letters. But he always had an eye on valuation. So, when the markets were weak and uncertainty filled the air, he was often found making some of his most lucrative stock purchases.

What is a cheap UK share?

Volatility returned to the stock market last week after what has been an amazing rally since the spring lows.  And some have branded that long uptrend a ‘lockout’ rally. Why? because disbelieving investors often stand on the sidelines waiting for the ‘inevitable’ correction before buying. But the correction never seems to arrive. Shares

Read More

Business Live: Shares trade flat; Vodafone Idea to rebrand as Vi as it prepares for telecom battle

The benchmark stock indices are down marginally at the moment after opening the day on a flat note.

Vodafone-Idea Limited, whose stock has clocked substantial gains recently, has rebranded itself as Vi in an attempt to turn its fortunes.

Join us as we follow the top business news through the day.

2:00 PM

GDP numbers should alarm us all, says Raghuram Rajan

The 23.9% contraction in GDP growth numbers for the first quarter of FY 2020-21 “should alarm us all” and the government and its bureaucrats need to be “frightened out of their complacency” and into meaningful activity, former Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan said in a LinkedIn post.

With discretionary spending expected to stay low until the virus is contained, government-provided relief becomes all the more important, Mr. Rajan said, adding that the government’s reluctance to do more today to conserve resources for a possible future stimulus

Read More

Forget the National Lottery and Premium Bonds. I’d buy cheap UK shares to get rich

Buying cheap UK shares may not seem to be a sound means of generating high returns after the 2020 market crash. However, the low prices of high-quality businesses could mean they produce impressive capital growth in the coming years.

In fact, they are likely to be a better means of improving your financial situation compared to Premium Bonds or the National Lottery. As such, now could be the right time to build a portfolio of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares to boost your financial outlook.

Low returns from Premium Bonds and the National Lottery

Of course, you may be dissuaded from buying UK shares as other options look superficially more attractive. The potential for Premium Bonds and the National Lottery to provide an instant win that dramatically changes your financial prospects is certainly appealing. However, the chances of them doing so are, unfortunately, extremely low. For example, the odds

Read More

Markets may be edgy; Vodafone Idea, Reliance shares in focus

MUMBAI: Indian markets are likely to be on the edge on Monday following global peers. Trends in the SGX Nifty suggest a negative start fo Indian benchmark indices.

On Friday, the BSE Sensex ended at 38,357.18, down 633.76 points or 1.63%. The 50-share index Nifty was at 11,333.85 shedding 193.60 points or 1.68%.

Asian shares were on the defensive on Monday as investors grappled with sky-high valuations against the backdrop of a global economy in the grip of a deep coronavirus-induced recession while oil prices dropped sharply.

World shares hit a record high last week as central bank stimulus drove asset valuations to heady levels. The rally has since cooled as tech stocks sold off while worries over patchy economic recovery dogged investors.

Promoters of Vodafone Idea Ltd are staring at a sharp erosion of their shareholding if the telco’s fundraising plans bear fruit, given the company’s relatively low market

Read More

3 steps I’d take to make a passive income with cheap UK dividend shares

The stock market crash has caused many UK dividend shares to offer relatively high yields. As such, it is possible to obtain a generous passive income compared to the returns available on other assets, such as cash and bonds.

a stack of flyers on a table: Various denominations of notes in a pile

© Provided by The Motley Fool
Various denominations of notes in a pile

Through buying a diverse range of high-quality businesses that offer dividend growth potential, you could obtain a robust and surprisingly large passive income in the coming years.


Load Error

High-quality UK dividend shares

While some UK dividend shares may have exceptionally high yields after the market crash, it may be a better idea to accept a lower yield for a better quality business. Certainly, this strategy may not maximise your passive income over the short run. However, it could mean that your dividends are more reliable at a time when the economic outlook is very uncertain.

As such,

Read More

Stock market crash: 3 cheap shares I’d buy right now to get rich and retire early

Cheap shares are widely available after this year’s stock market crash. Today, I’m looking at three strong, brand-rich FTSE 100 companies, currently on offer at knockdown prices.

In the short term, markets could remain volatile. However, if you have a long-term investing horizon, I believe these three stocks could help you get rich and retire early.

Cheap shares #1

Associated British Foods (LSE ABF) is best known for its ownership of leading value fashion chain Primark. It accounted for over 60% of ABF’s profits last year. In addition, the group’s second-largest business — grocery (25% of profits) — is chock full of strong brands. Twinings, Patak’s and Ryvita are just three of its big sellers.

ABF’s record of earnings growth will have a hole blown in it this year. Its financial year ends this month, and it’s forecast to post a 45% fall in earnings. This is due

Read More