Plastic Industry Mauritius Limited (PIM.mu) Q32014 Interim Report

first_imgPlastic Industry Mauritius Limited (PIM.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Plastic Industry Mauritius Limited (PIM.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Plastic Industry Mauritius Limited (PIM.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Plastic Industry Mauritius Limited (PIM.mu)  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfilePlastic Industry Mauritius Limited is a company headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius and engages in the manufacturing of plastic products for domestic and industrial purposes destined for local and regional markets. Plastic Industry Mauritius Limited designs products for distribution in the including industry, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food processing and households sectors. Plastic Industry Mauritius Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Lottotech Limited (LOTO.mu) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgLottotech Limited (LOTO.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Lottotech Limited (LOTO.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lottotech Limited (LOTO.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lottotech Limited (LOTO.mu)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileLottotech Limited is a company headquartered in Ebène Mauritius that handles the Mauritian National Lottery for the Mauritian government. The company distributes its product through a broad network of retailers. Lottotech Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img

Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc (INFINI.ng) Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgInfinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc (INFINI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc (INFINI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc (INFINI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc (INFINI.ng)  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileInfinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc is a mortgage banking institution in Nigeria offering mortgage lending and lines of credit. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img

Hords Limited (HORDS.gh) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgHords Limited (HORDS.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Hords Limited (HORDS.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Hords Limited (HORDS.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Hords Limited (HORDS.gh)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileHords Limited is an agro-processing company involved in research and development of agricultural products and the production and sales of food and household products in Ghana. The company adds value to raw material such as cocoa, soya and herbs to produce a range of food supplements, breakfast cereals, detergents, disinfectants and laundry starch. Well-known brands manufactured by Hords Limited include Brown Gold, Soyabetix, Cocobetix and Smark Look. Hords Limited targets boarding schools, restaurants, households and corporate institutions. Its distribution footprint extends to regions in West Africa and European sub-regions. Hords Limited is a member of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI). Hords Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Phoenix Investment Company Limited (PHIN.mu) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgPhoenix Investment Company Limited (PHIN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Phoenix Investment Company Limited (PHIN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Phoenix Investment Company Limited (PHIN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Phoenix Investment Company Limited (PHIN.mu)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfilePhoenix Investment Company Limited is an investment holding company that works through two segments; insurance and corporate, to provide life insurance products and general financial services. The company controls Phoenix Beverages Limited as its subsidiary which deals in the manufacturing, distribution and sale of beverages. Phoenix Investment Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Is this the riskiest stock in the entire FTSE 100?

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Alan Oscroft Alan Oscroft | Thursday, 30th January, 2020 | More on: EVR I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. The FTSE 100 is a great place for seeking top dividends, so surely you’d buy steel producer Evraz (LSE: EVR) for its mooted 13.7% yield, wouldn’t you?That’s what the 51.5p expected by the City for the year ended December 2019 would yield. And a first-half payment of 35c (27p) per share does tend to support it. At the interim stage, the company said the payment reflected “the board’s confidence in the group’s financial position and outlook.”5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The expected 2019 dividend would be covered less than 1.2 times by forecast earnings, mind, and analysts aren’t expecting sustainable yields at that level. But we’re still looking at forecasts of around 9.5% for 2020 and 2021. It wouldn’t take many years of that for you to accumulate a sizeable pot.So why have investors marked Evraz shares down to a P/E of only six?ProductionFull-year results are not due until 27 February. But Evraz released a trading update Thursday, and it seemed a bit of a mixed bag to me.Crude steel production rose in Q4 and over the full year, partly thanks to the reopening of a steel plant in Siberia after repairs. The final quarter saw a 2.1% rise, with full-year production up 6.1%. Steel product sales were up 6.6% quarter-on-quarter. But raw coking coal was down 5.3%, with coking coal concentrate down 16.7%.And while steel production is up, average selling prices are down.But the firm’s production is not what worries me about Evraz. No, I’m concerned by the company’s financial state.DividendI’ve always been wary of companies that pay big dividends while shouldering big debt. It is, in effect, borrowing money to hand out to shareholders.Now, I know that you can gear up profits using debt, providing the cost of debt is relatively low. But I think that only makes sense if you’re selling high-margin goods and services. In low-margin industries, for example commodities like steel, debt might be a necessary evil. But I don’t see it as a desirable thing.If I struggle to get my head around the reasons companies are willing to take on more debt than I think is sensible, when I look at the Evraz picture, my brain comes close to exploding.DebtAt the interim stage at 30 June, it reported total debt of $4,526m. Net debt reached $3,650m, up from $3,571m at the previous year end. The firm put that down to changes in lease accounting under IFRS 16, but it’s huge, however you look at it.It’s 1.23 times estimated EBITDA (using an annualised figure based on the first half), which might not look too stretching. But EBITDA was down 22% at the halfway stage, and forecasts indicate further weakness.If Evraz was just paying a modest dividend under such debt pressure to keep it ticking over, I could understand it. Provided it had strong future earnings growth expectations, that is. But the growth isn’t there, and the dividend is huge.I’ve previously pointed out that the chairman and other top shareholders of the Russian company have dumped shares, and that’s a red flag too. As is the ‘Russian’ thing — I prefer companies operating in more transparent environments.If I didn’t have a bargepole, I’d buy one just to not touch Evraz with.center_img Is this the riskiest stock in the entire FTSE 100? I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

Here’s what I’d do if the FTSE 100 closed tomorrow

first_img Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Here’s what I’d do if the FTSE 100 closed tomorrow I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img This week, the news broke that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has put a block on companies publishing results because of the coronavirus crisis. Speculation inevitably followed that it could lead to a full market shutdown. Could the FTSE 100 really close tomorrow, and what should we do?The FCA’s ‘strong request’ asks companies to “observe a moratorium on the publication of preliminary financial statements for at least two weeks,” but I’m not entirely sure what that will achieve. The FCA says that, due to the shifting nature of the coronavirus response, “it is important that due consideration is given by companies to these events in preparing their disclosures. Observing timetables set before this crisis arose may not give companies the necessary time to do this.”5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…But that’s not going to change what happened in, say, the year ended December 2019. So why can’t we have those results? Sure, the outlook for most companies will be up in the air. But we know that anyway, and we can wait for further trading updates. And what difference will two weeks make?FTSE 100 closedownAnyway, my puzzlement aside, how could we cope if we should face the market shutdown that some people fear? Firstly, I really don’t think the speculation is helpful. One of the last things we need now is the spreading of rumours, which would surely scare more people into selling their shares. And that could make for more turmoil, and perhaps increase the chances of intervention by the authorities.But then, let’s look to the bigger picture. Warren Buffett urges us to “buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.” But do you really do that?Long-term holdI try to, and I never buy shares that I don’t intend to hold for at least five years. I don’t always get it right, and I’ll sell sooner than that if I realise I made a mistake — for example, not sticking to my usual investing criteria. My purchase of Premier Oil was like that, and when my mistake had sunk home, I sold. As it happens, I’m now glad I did.As for my current holdings, I have none that I want to sell at today’s prices. Or for at least five years, in fact. So if the FTSE 100 closed its doors for trading tomorrow, I’d have no problem on that score.I want to buyA market shutdown would stop me buying shares, though. And as the current market crash is making a lot of shares look very tempting, I really would not like that.But if I couldn’t actually buy shares, that wouldn’t stop me dripping money into a Stocks and Shares ISA, or transferring what I can afford into my SIPP. It would be tempting to hold off on the savings front if there were no shares to buy for a while, but I reckon that’s the biggest mistake I could make. Money I don’t transfer over to my investments now is money that won’t compound for me over the next five, 10, and more years.But what will I do specifically, now, in case the FTSE 100 really does close? Absolutely nothing! Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Alan Oscroft | Tuesday, 24th March, 2020 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

Here’s how I’d invest £200 per month in an ISA starting right now

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Andy Ross | Sunday, 7th June, 2020 | More on: GSK LGEN Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Andy Ross Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Here’s how I’d invest £200 per month in an ISA starting right now Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Andy Ross owns shares in Legal & General and AstraZeneca. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. A lot of investment advice makes the point that it is important to invest regularly and to start as early as possible. This is why I’d be keen to invest a sum like £200 in an ISA right now. The market is also recovering from the March crash and this situation could well continue, enabling investors to make gains in the short-term. Investing in an ISAWhen investing a relatively small amount of money I’d want it to grow over time. One of the best ways to achieve growth is to collect dividends and the reinvest them in more shares. This creates a nice cycle where you have ever more shares paying ever more income and hopefully growing in value as well.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The double engine of share price growth with dividend income can really boost an investor’s finances. But it’s very important to take the leap and get started. Doing so at a time then market is growing could give a confidence boost that’s essential for long-term investing.So I’d use my £200 to invest in FTSE 100 shares that are still paying a dividend and likely to keep doing so. I’d also want the company to have decent growth prospects and not be in a declining industry like tobacco.Shares for an ISAThere are two shares that come to mind and meet these criteria. One is the pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK). It has held its dividend flat, which is a very fortunate decision in retrospect. It has done this to invest in R&D which will be vital to developing new blockbuster drugs.It’s also reorganising and selling off the consumer part of the business. This will make it a closer rival to AstraZeneca, which has done extremely well in recent years. It recently became the most valuable FTSE 100 company.Even though the dividend has been held flat for several years, the shares still have a 4.8% dividend yield. I think investing in GlaxoSmithKline is a good way to get defensive shares. This kind of share should rise regardless of what happens to the economy.Shares in Legal & General (LSE:LGEN) are both cheaper and high yielding than GSK’s. The company has become a force to be reckoned with in the pensions industry – a definite growth market given the greying population.Legal & General has committed to keep paying its dividend, despite pressure from the regulator and many of its rivals, including Aviva, suspending theirs.The group has been shown strong growth in revenue and operating profits. Even so, the shares have been hit during the market sell-off. This is because it is seen as a financial stock, and financial stocks are generally at greater risk in a falling economy.However, I’m not sure that the economy has a big effect on Legal & General. Its shares now yield over 8% and have a price-to-earnings of only 6. This is why I think the shares are ideal to invest in right now. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

Is it time to buy into the Standard Life share price?

first_img The Standard Life (LSE: SLA) share price has languished over the past year. Including dividends to investors, the stock has returned -5% over the past 12 months. The company’s performance over the past five years has been even worse. The stock has underperformed the FTSE 100 by 8.4% per annum since 2015.Following this performance, many investors might have given up on the Standard Life share price. However, the company is currently undergoing some significant changes, which could result in an improved share price performance in the years ahead. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Change at the topSince Standard Life merged with Aberdeen Asset Management in 2017, some analysts have accused the company of lacking direction. Considering the performance of the Standard Life share price since the deal was completed, this doesn’t seem to be an unreasonable accusation. It looks as if the company is now committed to doing something about its underperformance. Standard Life is replacing chief executive Keith Skeoch with former Citigroup banker Stephen Bird. Analysts believe this signals a shift of strategy for the group. The new CEO has lots of experience leading businesses through periods of extreme change. He’s also overseen large mergers and acquisitions at previous organisations. This could be the start of a deal spree. That could have a significant impact on the Standard Life share price as the company returns to growth. For the past few years, the group has struggled to increase its bottom line as customers have withdrawn funds. Bringing new businesses into the fold could reduce this trend as it would give customers more options. Standard Life share price on offer? Unfortunately for income seekers, the change at the top could also mark an end to Standard Life’s generous dividend distribution. Analysts have been speculating that if the new CEO goes on an acquisition spree, he will cut the firm’s dividend to free up cash.As such, income seekers may be better off looking elsewhere for income. However, if the company can return to growth with acquisitions, even if it cuts its dividend, the Standard Life share price may produce high total returns for investors over the long run. Indeed, the company already looks deeply undervalued based on current analyst projections. City analysts believe shares in the business are worth as much as 315p. That’s an increase of nearly 20% from current levels. As such, despite the recent underwhelming performance of the Standard Life share price, now could be an excellent time for long-term investors to consider taking a position in the stock. Change at the top may lead to a significant business shake-up. This could help the company return to growth, which may lead to improving investor sentiment over the next few years.That would help reverse the company’s recent underperformance and may also provide headroom for management to increase cash returns to shareholders. Including the Standard Life share price in a diversified portfolio of shares could enable investors to benefit from this recovery.  Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 19th July, 2020 | More on: SLA Is it time to buy into the Standard Life share price? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Rupert Hargreavescenter_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

A second stock market crash could be approaching. Here’s why investors shouldn’t care

first_img Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address Alan Oscroft | Monday, 31st August, 2020 Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. A second stock market crash could be approaching. Here’s why investors shouldn’t care Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Alan Oscroft 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Views expressed in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. The 2020 stock market crash has thrown up some cracking bargains among FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares. Those who follow Warren Buffett’s advice will surely have tucked away some nice long-term investments for their retirements.Remember when he said: “It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price“? If you have a list of companies you think are wonderful, then surely you’ll have found them at very fair prices this year.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…But a lot of people just aren’t brave enough to put their money into shares when the markets are falling. That’s understandable, as you really don’t want to punt your hard-earned cash on falling shares and watch them fall further.That’s why gold has soared to record prices in 2020, as investors switch into the metal as protection against the stock market crash. They’ll then face the agonising decision of when to get back into stocks. And those who are simply looking to pick up some cheap shares might be worried about where the market will go next.FTSE 100 falteringThe FTSE 100, for example, has come back up since its lowest point in March. But for the past couple of months, it’s been drifting back down again. There are plenty of reasons to think it could carry on down, or that we might even face a second stock market crash.One is the extent of the UK’s recession, which is worse than many feared. GDP dropped 20% between April and June, the deepest fall of any the world’s major economies. There are signs that it could be a sharp V-shaped dip and a GDP recovery could pull us out of the worst of it relatively soon. But there’s deeper structural damage that will surely take a longer time to work its way out.US stock market crash coming?Then there’s the US stock market. The S&P 500 and the NASDAQ have both hit record highs in August. That’s during America’s out-of-control Covid-19 crisis, and the resulting deep economic damage. If there’s a correction there, stock markets around the world are likely to follow.But here’s the thing. Investors always know that there will be a stock market crash some time in the future. We just don’t know when. But we don’t hold off investing for ever. We buy anyway, knowing that buying into wonderful companies at fair prices is likely to generate top returns over the course of our investing lives, regardless of the ups and downs along the way.Sure, it would be nicer to buy shares even cheaper after a second crash. But if we wait for it, we’ll miss the chance to buy them a bit less cheaply now.Invest regularlySo I say just keep investing regularly. Drip-feed your money into your Stocks and Shares ISA, or whatever you use. And keep making purchases every time you have enough. If the stock market does dip again in the near future, you’ll simply get more for your money when it happens.last_img read more