Retirees: 1 trick to max out your passive income with dividend stocks

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. Peter Stephens | Friday, 3rd April, 2020 See all posts by Peter Stephens 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. Retirees: 1 trick to max out your passive income with dividend stocks 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. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The stock market’s recent challenges mean that a number of stocks have relatively high dividend yields at the present time. As such, many investors may be seeking to improve their passive income through purchasing high-yielding stocks.While this can be a sound strategy, considering a company’s dividend prospects over the long run could be a better idea. A high yield today may not translate into a growing and sustainable passive income in the coming years.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…As such, focusing on dividend prospects, rather than solely on dividend yield, could be a shrewd move – especially after the market crash.Dividend prospectsThe dividend prospects for any business can be measured by their affordability, as well as by their potential to rise over the long term. In terms of affordability, there is little point in buying a stock with a high yield when its dividend payments are unlikely to be met over the medium term.Therefore, assessing a stock’s headroom when making its shareholder payouts is a worthwhile move. This can be achieved by dividing net profit by dividends paid to determine how many times a company is able to make its shareholder payout. A figure of less than one suggests that dividends could be reduced in the near term.As well as checking the affordability of a company’s dividends, it makes sense to consider their growth potential. This is arguably more subjective than considering dividend affordability, since it hinges to a large extent on the future profitability of the company in question. However, by considering its operating environment, past dividend growth, and the attitude of its management team towards reinvesting profits, it is possible to ascertain the likelihood for dividends to rise at a fast pace over the long term.Buying opportunitiesClearly, at the present time the prospects for dividend stocks are relatively challenging. Investors may become cautious about the affordability and growth prospects of dividends across a range of companies.However, history shows that while economic challenges can be painful in the short run, the global economy has always recovered from recessions to return to growth. Therefore, today could be a good buying opportunity while many stocks have high yields and low valuations. They may still be able to post resilient shareholder payouts and raise them at an above-inflation pace over the coming years.Relative appealCertainly, there may be less risky means of generating a passive income at the present time. You are less likely, for example, to lose money on cash or bonds. But those assets also fail to have the passive income potential of stocks, and would require a larger amount of capital to produce a similar income level due to their lower returns.As such, now could be the right time to buy dividend shares to enjoy a relatively high passive income. By assessing their dividend prospects, in terms of affordability and growth potential, you can enjoy a higher income return. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “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!last_img read more

‘Service of cleansing and celebration’ to be held following nerve…

first_img Anglican Communion Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit an Event Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA ‘Service of cleansing and celebration’ to be held following nerve agent incident in Britain Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Smithfield, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Posted Apr 11, 2018 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Anglican Communion News Service] Sites across the center of Salisbury remain cordoned off more than a month after Sergei and Yulia Skripal were found unconscious on a bench in the city center. They were later found to have been poisoned by Novichok, a nerve-agent linked to the Russian government.On April 15, Bishop of Salisbury Nicholas Holtam will lead a “service of cleansing and celebration” in the parish church of St. Thomas’, not far from where the Skripals were found.Read the full article here. Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest last_img read more

Seven more journalists, writers and bloggers arrested in Saudi Arabia

first_img NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Saudi Arabia is ranked 172nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. News to go further March 9, 2021 Find out more News Nine Saudis, including seven journalists, writers and bloggers, were arrested by the Saudi authorities from 16 to 21 November, according to sources on the ground. Several of these journalists had written about sensitive issues such as human dignity in Saudi Arabia, religious conservatism and progress towards reforms. Others had criticized the public debate and had indicated support for prisoners of conscience. RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS They also include two women journalists: Zana Al-Shahri, who works for the online magazine Al-Asr, and Maha Al-Rafidi, who works for the daily Al-Watan. News This latest wave of arrests brings the total number of imprisoned journalists and bloggers to at least 39. The most recent previous wave of arrests was in April when six journalists and writers were detained: Nayef Al-Handas, Yazid Al-Faifi, Abdullah Al-Duhailan, Thumar Al-Marzouqi, Mohammed Al-Sadiq and Bader Al-Ibrahim. None of them has so far been formally charged. RSF_en Middle East – North Africa Saudi Arabia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms Freedom of expression center_img April 28, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation Middle East – North Africa Saudi Arabia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedoms Freedom of expression News “On the one hand, the regime tries to project an image of openness and modernization, but on the other, it persists in gagging the press and online media,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. June 8, 2021 Find out more “This new wave of arrests sends a very bad signal as regards press freedom, and shows that the Saudi authorities are going from bad to worse. Instead of reforming and opening up to diverse and pluralistic journalism, Saudi Arabia is plunging further down the dead-end street of repression and isolation.” Follow the news on Saudi Arabia Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a new wave of arrests of journalists, writers and bloggers in Saudi Arabia, which shows the regime is moving in the opposition direction from its stated desire to allow more openness. The detainees include Bader Al-Rashed, a blogger and journalist with the daily Al-Riyadh; Waad Al-Muhaya, the presenter of a podcast on the Thmanyah online media outlet; Abdulaziz Al-Hies, a journalist writing for many media outlets including Alaraby; and two bloggers on the online apprenticeship platform Rwaq, Musab Fuad and Fuad Al-Farhan. November 26, 2019 – Updated on December 9, 2019 Seven more journalists, writers and bloggers arrested in Saudi Arabialast_img read more

Tropical Storm Bill flooding could wipe out Ohio soybeans

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With many soybean fields across Ohio already dealing with wet soils from earlier rains, the flooding impact from the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill could leave some growers with diseased crops or facing yield loss.In fact, if soybean crops at the V2-V3 growth stage are flooded for three days, growers could face a 20% yield loss, said Laura Lindsey, a field crops expert in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.Growers with soybean fields flooded for six days could stand to lose up to 93% of their crops’ yield potential, said Lindsey, a soybean and small grains specialist with Ohio State University Extension.“Things are a little bit scary for growers right now,” she said. “The continued rain falling on already saturated soils across the northern and west-central part of the state is going to be tough on soybeans.“Based on OSU studies of flooding’s impact, soybeans at the V2 and V3 growth stage flooded for six days or more could wipe out an entire crop.”Statewide, for the week that ended June 14, soybeans are 95% planted and 87% emerged, according to the May 26 U.S. Department of Agriculture crop progress report. That compares to soybeans at 92% planted at the same time last year, with 78% emerged during that same period, the USDA said.“Widespread heavy rains last week brought most fieldwork to a halt in Ohio,” the federal agency said in a statement. “Heavy rains through the state have brought many concerns for producers.“Ponding has occurred in low-lying areas, drowning out crops and favoring disease. The muddy, wet fields have prevented producers from being able to spray and fertilize at ideal times causing concerns over disease, pest and weed pressure.”Temperatures 80 degrees and higher will cause submerged soybeans for 24 to 48 hours to likely die, Lindsey said. But cool, cloudy days and clear nights increase the survival potential of a flooded soybean crop, she said.“And if the waters recede quickly and the plants receive some light rain, they can recover, but will probably still experience some yield loss,” Lindsey said.Other issues soybean growers can face as a result of flooding include:• Poor nodulation: Soybean roots have nodules on them that capture nitrogen that aid in the plant’s growth. Wet soils reduce nodulation and can result in yellow, stunted soybeans.• Disease: Flooded and saturated soil creates optimum conditions for water molds that are common across the state. Soybeans will have brown roots, sometimes with dark brown lesions on the roots, and the tissue can be brown to tan.Lindsey said that growers will have to wait for the water to recede and the fields to dry to get an idea of how the soybeans have fared.“A wait-and-see approach is the option for growers now,” she said. “The potential for damage is also dependent on the soil type and drainage the field has, with well-drained soils lessening the potential impact of the weather.”Some growers may be faced with deciding if they need to replant, although it is getting late in the season for replanting, Lindsey said.“With high costs associated with replanting, most growers should carefully weigh all options before deciding to replant,” she said. “Growers have to weigh if the percentage of yield loss from the flooding will be greater than the potential yield loss associated with late planting.“Soybeans planted during the first week of July in west-central Ohio have resulted in a 30 to 40% yield reduction compared to soybeans planted early to mid-May.”last_img read more

Philippines defends basketball title, rips Indonesia for the gold

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games FILE – Gilas’ Kiefer Ravena drives against Singapore during their game in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games at MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOKUALA LUMPUR—When all else fails, at least win the basketball gold.While Team Philippines took defeats from several corners, Gilas Pilipinas made sure to pocket the gold that the country craves for the most, drubbing Indonesia, 94-55, for the Southeast Asian Games men’s basketball title Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Fil-German Christian Standhardinger chipped 11 as he provided muscle underneath when Indonesia was trying to drag the Filipinos to a slow-burn, half court game. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIES MOST READ Before an overflow crowd at MABA Stadium, the Philippines, sending its Team B here, claimed its 12th straight SEA Games gold medal in a show of undeniable might.The Philippines has won 18 titles in all having lost the crown just once—in the 1989 edition that was incidentally held in this city.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s a wonderful feeling for me. It’s icing on the cake,” said team captain Kiefer Ravena, who has now won  fourth straight SEA Games titles.The flashy point guard served as the pillar for Gilas, which wasn’t very consistent all tournament long and only played as one cohesive unit in the final. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Streaking Ginebra deals Alaska another loss LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. He made seven points aside from providing leadership in the team that was assembled off the pool members who weren’t chosen for the Fiba Asian Cup held the previous week.“Given the chance, I will play for the Philippines once again,” said Ravena referring to the 2019 Games that will be held in Manila.Mike Tolomia topscored with 20 points including five three-pointers as Gilas found its mark early in the match to pull away beyond the reach of the Indonesians.“We shot very well tonight, that’s the key,” said coach Jong Uichico who handled the team even as Chot Reyes, head coach of Gilas’ Team A, arrived in the city Friday.Kobe Paras added 14 points—flashing his highlight-reel moves to the delight the gallery.ADVERTISEMENT PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Letran ousts Arellano, books 4th place playoff vs San Sebastian

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Showing that he’s no longer feeling the effects of his wrist injury earlier in the season, the 20-year-old scored the putback off Rey Nambatac’s miss and gave the Knights a slim 69-68 lead with 3.3 seconds to play.Levi dela Cruz botched the Chiefs’ inbounds play on the other end as he threw the ball to the side of the board, allowing JP Calvo to split his freebies with 0.2 ticks remaining.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Like what I said, we really needed to play our A-game against Arellano even if they don’t have (Kent) Salado. They really played like a team until the end and that’s why it was a war of attrition until the end,” said coach Jeff Napa, who remained wary of Arellano, which played without Salado, who is nursing an slight MCL tear on his right knee.Nambatac scattered 25 points on a 4-of-7 clip from three on top of nine rebounds and three assists to keep his collegiate career alive. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal PLAY LIST 02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJeo Ambohot saved the day for Letran as the Knights escaped the clutches of Arellano, 70-68, to advance to the second phase of the fourth-place playoff in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Letran arranged a knockout duel against San Sebastian for the fourth spot on Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena, while also halting Arellano’s four-game winning streak to end the second round.ADVERTISEMENT Quarters: 24-16, 38-36, 54-49, 70-68. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC JP Calvo added 11 markers, five boards, and two dimes, while Bong Quinto unloaded nine points despite shooting 4-of-14 from the field.“We need to be disciplined,” said Napa of the impending duel between the Knights and the Golden Stags. “We need to correct a lot in practice because we still had lapses, but we will do our job and the boys will give it their all, their hearts in that game.”Levi dela Cruz paced the Chiefs with 18 points and three assists, while Rence Alcoriza played the game of his life as he poured 13 of his 16 markers, alongside five boards in the losing effort.The Scores:LETRAN 70 – Nambatac 25, Calvo 11, Quinto 9, Balanza 8, Vacaro 6, Balagasay 5, Ambohot 4, Gedaria 2, Taladua 0.ARELLANO 68 – Dela Cruz 18, Alcoriza 16, Canete 12, Flores 7, Enriquez 5, Taywan 4, Nicholls 3, Abanes 3, Concepcion 0, Villoria 0, Ongolo Ongolo 0, Meca 0.ADVERTISEMENT #KicksStalker: Pop-up store for Filipino sneakerheadscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Read Next Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View commentslast_img read more