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No retirement savings? I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 stocks to retire on a passive income

first_img See all posts by Peter Stephens Peter Stephens | Tuesday, 4th February, 2020 | More on: BDEV IAG Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Peter Stephens owns shares of Barratt Developments. 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. No retirement savings? I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 stocks to retire on a passive income Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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 Having no retirement savings can cause a significant amount of stress and worry. After all, the State Pension age is set to rise and the amount it pays per year of £8,767 is unlikely to sustain most retirees in the long run.As such, buying a range of dividend stocks from the FTSE 100 could be a sound move. In many cases, they offer rising income payments and trade on low valuations.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…Here are two prime examples of such stocks that could be worth buying in a tax-efficient account such as a Stocks and Shares ISA today.Barratt DevelopmentsDespite improving investor sentiment since the general election, housebuilder Barratt Developments (LSE: BDEV) trades on a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of just 11.2. This suggests that it offers a wide margin of safety – especially while its recent trading updates have suggested that demand for its new-build properties has been robust, despite political and economic risks being high.Looking ahead, the stock could deliver a rising dividend for its investors. It has a solid balance sheet, and may be able to afford to pay a large proportion of its profit as a dividend. And with low interest rates set to stay over the coming years, new-build properties may retain the high level of demand they have experienced over the past decade.With a dividend yield of 5.8%, Barratt offers an impressive income return today alongside its growth prospects. Although the housebuilding sector may be negatively impacted by the planned end of the Help to Buy scheme in the current parliament, the stock’s wide margin of safety suggests that investors have factored this in to the company’s valuation. Therefore, now could be the right time to buy a slice of the stock for the long term.IAGAnother FTSE 100 share that could deliver an impressive long-term income outlook is IAG (LSE:IAG). The British Airways owner has reported strong underlying results in recent quarters, despite suffering from industrial action and weak demand in some of its key markets.Looking ahead, it is expected to raise dividends per share by 10% next year so that it has a forward yield of almost 6%. Certainly, there are many FTSE 100 companies that offer greater financial resilience and are far less cyclical. But with IAG having a strong track record of producing growing profitability and a rising dividend, it may deliver relatively high returns in the long run for investors who are able to look beyond its short-term volatility.IAG is set to change its CEO in March. While this could mean there is a refreshed strategy ahead, its diverse operations and the prospect of rising demand for air travel over the long term mean that its financial prospects appear to be bright. Its price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.6, meanwhile, suggests that there could be capital growth ahead for the company’s shares, alongside a rising dividend. 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. 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

Inishowen Spraoi & Spórt centre receives €5,000 grant

first_imgDonegal Minister Joe McHugh has welcomed €5,000 funding for the Spraoi agus Spórt Family Centre in Inishowen.“From an idea of a parent and toddler group, Spraoi agus Spórt has grown into to a truly valuable local community group in Carndonagh,” Minister McHugh said.“They offer hundreds of places for families every week and are doing tremendous work on a social enterprise front. “The community is at the heart of this idea and it’s at the heart of everything they do. It is great to see the Government supporting their work and long may that continue.”The €5,000 grant was sanctioned through the Department of Justice and Equality under the 2019 Communities Integration Fund.Minister McHugh added: “Volunteers are key to all the projects that are being supported by this fund and I hope that it provides Spraoi & Spórt with a little bit of a boost in their good community work.“One aspect of the Communities Integration Fund is to support the integration of migrant and host communities. It’s a real sense of inclusion and it’s community spirit at its best, with groups having to show how they will involve both migrant and host communities in their activities.” Inishowen Spraoi & Spórt centre receives €5,000 grant was last modified: July 12th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

How Best Buy is Using The Semantic Web

first_imgrichard macmanus It’s All Semantics: Open Data, Linked Data & The Semantic WebThe State of Linked Data in 2010Top 10 Semantic Web Products of 2009ReadWriteWeb Interview With Tim Berners-LeeSemantic Web Patterns: A Guide to Semantic Technologies Yesterday we wrote about the increasing usage of Semantic Web technologies by large commercial companies like Facebook, Google and Best Buy. The Semantic Web is a Web of added meaning, which ultimately enables smarter and more personalized web apps to be built. In this post we explore how a leading U.S. retailer, Best Buy, is using a Semantic Web markup language called RDFa to add semantics to its webpages. This is not just an academic exercise for Best Buy. As we will see, semantic technology has already led to increased traffic and better service to its customers. We spoke to Jay Myers, Lead Web Development Engineer at BestBuy.com, to find out how. ReadWriteWeb’s Guide to The Semantic Web: Tags:#conferences#e-commerce#NYT#Semantic Web#SemTech 2010#Structured Data#web Myers remarked that “there isn’t a noticeable difference” to the users of Best Buy’s website, however all of the RDFa data is very visible to humans via search engine results and its store locator tool. The RDFa data is “also great for machines,” said Myers, which has resulted in “a definite up tick in the amount of search traffic to these pages.” At last week’s SemTech conference, Myers said that it had resulted in a 30% increase in search traffic. He noted that Best Buy hadn’t expected to see an SEO benefit, but it’s been a boon to them since the company is “very reliant on search engines” for product discovery and store locations. With Jay Myers at the development wheel, Best Buy’s web presence will continue to be enhanced by the Semantic Web. RDFa can ultimately create rich relationships between products, which will in turn “create a deeper visibility to additional products” when a customer is shopping.That seems like a distinct competitive advantage for Best Buy. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Myers told us that the primary goal of using semantic technologies was to increase the visibility of its products and services. And with data such as store name,address,store hours andGEO data being marked up using RDFa, search engines are now able to identify each of those data components more easily and put them into context.A quick refresher on the terminology: just as the lingua franca of the Web is HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), RDF (Resource Description Framework) is commonly thought of as the primary language of the Semantic Web. RDFa is a kind of ‘lite’ version of RDF, which adds metadata to HTML (or XHTML) webpages.The process of adding RDFa to Best Buy’s webpages began two years ago, when the company began to look for ways to get more visibility to its stores on the Web. “At that time,” said Myers, “it was difficult for users to find basic store information like store location and hours.” To solve this dilemma, Best Buy gave each store its own blog. Best Buy employees entered information into the blogs every day, using online forms that output RDFa. Myers told us that the use of RDFa makes “human input from our store employees more visible on the Web.” Best Buy is using Good Relations, a Semantic Web vocabulary for e-commerce that describes product, price, and company data. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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