My plan to capitalise on future stock market crashes

first_img 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 Andy Ross “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Andy Ross | Sunday, 16th August, 2020 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img If there’s another stock market crash, like the one we saw back in March, I know most investors like me will want to be in a position to capitalise. The best time to buy shares is when markets are down. It’s not as easy in practice, however.Usually crashes aren’t easy to predict (otherwise everyone would make money from the stock market) and there’s an opportunity cost in keeping too much cash parked on the sidelines for too long. Cash loses value over time because of inflation.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’s what I’d do to make the most of any future market crash.Review holdings frequentlyOne of the things that should be an ongoing process for most serious investors is reviewing investments. This is all the more needed when markets are looking expensive or a bull run has been rampaging for some time. High price-to-earnings ratios, people not usually interested in investing start talking about stocks, and overconfidence in the market going up and up, are all potential indicators of a market that might fall.Because it’s nearly impossible to perfectly time getting out of the market ahead of a crash it’s important to review the strength of the balance sheets of the companies you invest in. At least that way you can understand how much cash the company has, how liquid it is, and what its liabilities are.Another important point here is that it’s better to not have so many holdings that doing this analysis is difficult. An overly diversified portfolio makes it harder to check on the progress and health of each of you holdings, especially if you’re not a full-time investor or trader.Keep some cash spare for a stock market crash Although it’s best not to keep too much cash on the sidelines, it’s always worth having some set aside both as an emergency fund and to be ready for opportunities as they arise.The lesson from the latest crash I think is to not rush. The market fell for consecutive weeks and timing the perfect entry point is nearly impossible. The best returns, in my view, will come from investing nearer to the market recovery than when markets are on the way down.Shares you like might become cheaper but it’s best to be patient. The crash in February and March this year was over a month of almost continuous falls. The FTSE 100 went from over 7,400 on 20 February to 5,080 on 18 March. There were small jumps up in that time that might have lured investors in. The bounce back has been much slower and the FTSE 100 is still down.So to capitalise on any future stock market crash, I’ll watch for signs the market is becoming overheated, monitor my investments closely, hold some cash, and pick up opportunities once the worst of the falls are clearly over. 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 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. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images My plan to capitalise on future stock market crasheslast_img read more

Two FTSE 100 growth stocks I’d buy for 2021 to boost my ISA

first_imgTwo FTSE 100 growth stocks I’d buy for 2021 to boost my ISA Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The FTSE 100 isn’t known for its growth stocks. This index doesn’t have big tech growth stars such as Apple and Amazon.However, look closely and you’ll find there are a number of companies with strong long-term growth potential delivering excellent returns for investors. Here’s a look at two such Footsie growth companies I’d buy for 2021.5G 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…One of my favourite FTSE 100 growth stocksOne of my favourites right now is JD Sports Fashion (LSE: JD). It’s been a great performer over the last five years, returning over 300%. However, I think it can climb higher in 2021.There are a few reasons I’m bullish on JD. Firstly, it’s profiting from the enormous brand power of Nike and Adidas. These two sports powerhouses are going from strength to strength in today’s digital world. Nike, for example, just had a blowout quarter, smashing analysts’ forecasts.Secondly, it’s benefitting from a number of dominant fashion trends including the continuing popularity of trainers and athleisure wear. With the global markets for athletic footwear and athleisure forecast to grow at around 7% and 8% respectively between now and 2025, JD looks well-placed for success.JD’s sales took a hit in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. If the next financial year however, sales are forecast to rise 14%. With the stock trading on a forward-looking P/E ratio of 23, I see plenty of potential for growth in 2021 and beyond.Data is the new oilAnother FTSE 100 growth stock I like the look of right now is credit score specialist Experian (LSE: EXPN). After collecting information on consumers for over 25 years, it has access to a wealth of data and looks well-positioned for success in today’s data-driven world. Next year, revenues are forecast to grow 9%.One reason I believe Experian has a lot of potential is that the company is shifting from simply selling its data to selling it enhanced by decision tools. The ‘Decisioning’ side of the business – which helps organisations make the most of the data – looks to have significant growth potential.Last year, Decisioning revenues were up 8% organically, benefiting from strong performances in fraud and identity management services. Portfolio manager Nick Train, who is one of the best growth fund managers in the UK, believes the shift to decision tools is “what will drive substantial growth over the next decade.”Aside from its data-based growth potential, I also like the fact Experian is a high-quality business. It operates in a market with few competitors and, as a result, is very profitable. It also boasts an excellent long-term dividend growth track record.Experian shares currently trade on a forward-looking P/E ratio of about 33. That means the stock isn’t cheap. However, given the company’s dominant position and its growth potential, I believe that valuation is fair. I think this FTSE 100 growth stock has a lot of potential in 2021 and beyond. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA 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. 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 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. Edward Sheldon owns shares in JD Sports Fashion, Experian, Apple, and Amazon. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon, Apple, and Nike. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Experian and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon and short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon. 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. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 4th January, 2021 | More on: EXPN JD Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source last_img read more

Investing checklist: 2 points that GameStop and AMC have in common

first_imgInvesting checklist: 2 points that GameStop and AMC have in common 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Enter Your Email Address jonathansmith1 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. This disclaimer is widely used in the investment industry. Although past performance isn’t the most reliable indicator, looking at the reasons behind past performance is a good indicator for the future, I feel. Over the course of 2021, we’ve seen large rallies in stocks including GameStop and AMC Entertainment. These moves have several similarities, that I can look to take away and add to my investing checklist.When oversold becomes undervaluedFirst up is the fact that both GameStop and AMC had seen falling share prices in the years leading up to the rally this year. I can bucket this into the point of stocks being undervalued on my investing checklist.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…An undervalued stock is one that seen the share price fall below what would be considered a fair value. It can be the case that a stock is falling simply because the firm’s value is also falling.In the case of GameStop, it relied heavily on the physical store presence to sell electronics. Changing consumer preferences of buying online naturally saw the value of GameStop fall as revenue dropped.My role as an investor is to try and compute when the stock has fallen too much. I can look at the price-to-earnings ratio, and compare it to the industry average to see how it compares. If it is significantly lower, then the stock could be undervalued and worth buying.Heavily shorted stocksThe next common point I’ve added to my investing checklist is the level of short interest. This refers to how much of a stock is being ‘shorted’ at the moment. Investors short a stock when they think the share price will fall further. They borrow shares from another investor, sell them on the market and then look to buy back the shares at a lower price. However, if the price actually rises, this can result in a loss for those that have a short position.Both GameStop and AMC had high levels of short interest. This enhanced the rally, as to close out a position, someone who’s shorting needs to buy back the stock.However, I do need to be careful about investing in companies that are heavily shorted. It’s a good point to have on my investing checklist, but not all companies in this regard are worthy of an investment. After all, if a lot of people think the share price will fall, there could be very valid reasons for this. So it’s risky to just use this point when considering buying a stock.Useful points for my investing checklistLooking at the examples of GameStop and AMC help me when building my investing checklist for the future. It shows me that targeting undervalued companies can yield good rewards. It also shows me that there is opportunity (and risk) in buying stocks that are heavily shorted by the market as a contrarian buy. Ultimately, I should be able to add these elements to my longer list of things to look out for regarding potential stock buys to build a good overall view. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Jonathan Smith | Monday, 14th June, 2021 FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. See all posts by Jonathan Smithlast_img read more

Convention further strengthens church’s position on immigration, refugees

first_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA General Convention, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Washington, DC Convention further strengthens church’s position on immigration, refugees Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls [Episcopal News Service] General Convention passed a number of resolutions aimed at protecting the rights of immigrants and refugees throughout The Episcopal Church.Resolution D069 calls for the church to support birthright citizenship, particularly in countries where it has dioceses.In 2010, for instance, the Dominican Republic changed its constitution removing jus soli, the right of anyone born in the territory of a state to nationality or citizenship – an almost universal right in the Americas. The constitutional change preceded a 2013 sentence that effectively annulled the citizenship of an estimated 200,000 mainly Dominicans of Haitian descent.In December 2014, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori traveled to the Dominican Republic to study firsthand the effects of the 2013 sentence.More recently, the threat of deportation looms over Haitians living in the Dominican Republic and Dominicans of Haitian descent, many of whom have never visited Haiti.Two resolutions, D053 and D058, seek to address the situation unfolding in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, the former urging the Dominican Republic “to respect the dignity and humanity of those persons who are expelled.” It also calls on the church’s governing bodies to monitor the situation and determine ways the church can support the Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent who suffer in the process.Resolution D058 calls on the church “to affirm its support of The Episcopal Church in the Dominican Republic and its Bishop Julio Cesar Holguín Khoury and the Diocese of Haiti and its Bishop Jean Zache Duracin in their efforts to provide advocacy and other succor to those affected by 2013 sentence.”General Convention resolutions provide the framework for how The Episcopal Church and members of the Episcopal Public Policy Network engage in advocacy and social justice work.“Educating our church body is crucial. Episcopalians should be aware of the human rights injustice that is occurring in the Dominican Republic, and be prepared to share and discuss this issue with their congregations. General Convention Resolution D058 does an excellent job providing background information on the citizenship issue, and the Office of Government Relations will publicize this resolution as well as supplemental resources for Episcopalians to read and share,” said Jayce Hafner, the domestic policy analyst for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s Washington, D.C.-based Office of Government Relations.Additionally, the church will continue to support the efforts of the bishops in the Dominican Republic and Haiti to advocate and respond to the needs of those affected by the sentence, and encourage regional partners in Latin America and the Caribbean to call on the Dominican government to refrain from arbitrarily deporting any person born in the Dominican Republic with existing laws aimed at documenting identity, she added.“Finally, we will link this extreme case of Dominican statelessness to the wider issue of statelessness around the globe, standing in solidarity with and lifting up affected communities in accordance with General Convention Resolution D069,” said Hafner.An estimated 10 million people are stateless worldwide, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; the International Anglican Family Network is working to end statelessness through a campaign for universal birth registration; it supports global efforts to ensure compliance in countries that recognize the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child.In May, mothers in Texas filed a lawsuit against the state’s health department for refusing to issue birth certificates to children born in the state. In late April, House Republicans held a hearing on whether children born in the United States should automatically be granted U.S. citizenship.In March, when Anglicans and Episcopalians gathered in New York for the United Nations Conference on the Status of Women, they met at The Episcopal Church Center for a discussion on statelessness and universal birth registration.General Convention also adopted resolutions aimed at protecting and strengthening immigrant families:D048 aims to keep families together, protecting youth and parents from deportation.D077 urges dioceses and congregations to develop programs and partnerships with local agencies aimed at strengthening and supporting immigrant families.D079 urges diocese and congregations to educate undocumented immigrants about their legal rights.D033, “Supporting Refugee Rights in Central America,” calls on The Episcopal Church to “acknowledge the continued violence against and displacement of citizens in Central America’s Northern Triangle (Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador), perpetrated by armed state and non-state actors.”The world began paying attention to the crisis of epidemic violence in Central America when in the summer of 2014 Honduran, Guatemalan and El Salvadoran children began arriving at the U.S. border in unprecedented numbers.Over the last year, the level of violence in the Northern Triangle has continued to rise, its residents continue to flee to the United States, and some women and children are housed in prison-like settings in detention centers.The resolution further calls upon “the church and regional governments to affirm and support the work of civil society and international organizations as they address the needs of the displaced in their countries of origin; support the efforts of civil society groups and regional bodies, especially the work of our sister Anglican province La Iglesia de la Region Central de America (IARCA), the Diocese of Honduras, and human rights organizations, which seek to address the root causes of violence and engage in advocacy and dialogue with their governments to serve the needs of and create safe spaces for internally displaced persons and refugees.”It also calls on The Episcopal Church, in solidarity with IARCA, to push for government accountability in Central America; for the church to urge the U.S. government to play a positive role in strengthening legal institutions financially; and to encourage the Central American and Mexican governments to uphold the legal rights of victims.One of the ways the church can help is to advocate for how development funds are spent, diverting some of the money from projects aimed at tourism and economic development to fund programs aimed at strengthening government institutions, explained Sarah Lawton, a longtime immigration advocate in the Diocese of California and the resolution’s proposer, in a telephone interview with Episcopal News Service.Another way Episcopalians can get involved is through supporting the dioceses of IARCA that are working to meet the needs of internally displaced people and by supporting a pilot resettlement program to resettle people locally and regionally, she added.Lastly, Resolution D074 calls for Temporary Protective Status to be extended to Guatemalans living in the United States and that “The Episcopal Church advocate through education, communication, and representation before legislative authorities for TPS for all immigrants fleeing for refuge from violence, environmental disaster, economic devastation, or cultural abuse or other forms of abuse.”The Rev. Paula Jackson, rector of the Church of Our Savior in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the resolution’s proposer, was on her way to Salt Lake City for General Convention when she read about a bipartisan effort to extend temporary protective status to Guatemalans.“Two things immediately caught my interest: One is that any bipartisan effort in Congress is so remarkable these days, especially an effort to help immigrants and their families. The other is that there are quite a few Guatemalans in my parish whose lives (and the lives of their children) would be immediately improved beyond description by such an action,” said Jackson, in an email to ENS.“U.S. citizen members of our parish have accompanied numerous Guatemalans along their varying journeys through immigration court over the past decade. We have learned that Guatemala is rated as perhaps the second-worst country in the world for violence against women, and has a similar dire rating for violence against indigenous peoples. We have learned about the helplessness of courts and law enforcement against extortion and retribution as a way of life in the rural mountains and in the cities.”— Lynette Wilson is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Servicecenter_img Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA General Convention 2015, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Knoxville, TN 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events Refugees Migration & Resettlement Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 By Lynette Wilson Posted Jul 15, 2015 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 Immigration, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska last_img read more

Sonny Bill Williams – One Day in All Blacks camp

first_imgThursday Sep 15, 2011 Sonny Bill Williams – One Day in All Blacks camp A day in the life with Sonny Bill Williams, thanks to AllBlacks.comADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error RWC Extra Related Articles 502 WEEKS AGO Alesana Tuilagi smashes a reporter 502 WEEKS AGO All Blacks victory parade in Auckland with… 502 WEEKS AGO IRB Awards 2011 Highlights From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

One-in-five retired people go back to work

first_imgOne-in-five retired people go back to work to full-time, part-time, voluntary or seasonal work.As retired people get older even more choose to go back to work: 34% aged 65-74 have done so. Of those who haven’t gone back to work, 22% are considering doing so.Reasons for returning to employment include a desire for human interaction, keeping active and giving something back into the community. Only 4% return to work because they need the money.The survey found that 38% of women, and 29% of men, work part-time. Over a quarter (27 per cent) have done voluntary work, although it is three times more likely to be women.The research, carried out in October 2002, suggests that most retired people have little difficulty finding employment: 59% who have gone back to work say they had ‘no problems’.Women are three times more likely to miss the feeling of daily interaction than men, driving many of them back to work.Ian Beggs, of Norwich Union, said: “Some people find ending their working life a positive experience, particularly if they are emotionally or financially ready for it, or if they have a choice. But for others, the impact of giving up work for good is a real blow, especially if they have been forced into retirement or are financially less able.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A Norwich Union survey has found that 22% of retired people over 50 have gone back to some form of employment, with 11% of them wanting to give something back to society. Over a quarter have done voluntary work, with women three times more likely than men choosing to do so.Recruiting volunteers might still be difficult for many charities, but it would seem there should be a pool of experienced older people wishing to do socially useful work for some years to come.Norwich Union has found that more than one in five retired people have subsequently ‘un-retired’ and gone back to some form of work. The company brackets them ‘The Un-retireds’, and defines them as people who retire and then later go back Advertisement  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 December 2002 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Still Time to Get on the Indiana Soybean Alliance Ballot

first_imgOnce elected to the Board, a director may also choose to represent the dues-paying members of the Alliance. Directors who choose to represent ISA’s dues-paying members will develop and promote public policies that benefit the interests of Indiana’s soybean farmers – both in Indianapolis and Washington, D.C. To apply to be a candidate, Hoosier farmers must sign a Director Expectation Statement and provide information on an Indiana Soybean Leader Profile form. Download the form at https://www.indianasoybean.com/elections or call the soybean office at 1-800-735-0195. Completed paperwork must be postmarked or faxed before March 31, 2012 to be eligible. ISA has four voting districts in the state and farmers elected to the 24-member board of directors will serve a three-year term. ISA is seeking candidates to fill two open seats in each of the four districts. By Gary Truitt – Mar 15, 2012 Hoosier soybean farmers have until March 31 to apply to be a candidate for the board of directors of the Indiana Soybean Alliance – the state’s soybean organization. ISA works on behalf of nearly 28,000 soybean farmers in Indiana who contribute to the soybean checkoff. The ISA Board of Directors is responsible for the investment of those checkoff funds. Candidates for the ISA Board are required to have been engaged in the growing of soybeans in Indiana between September 2010 and September 2012. Candidates must certify that they own the soybeans or share the ownership and risk of loss of the soybeans. Voting will take place in July and ballots will be distributed to Indiana soybean farmers by mail. Those farmers elected in July will begin serving on the ISA board of directors in January 2013. For more information or to obtain a Director Expectation Statement, download the form at https://www.indianasoybean.com/elections or call 1-800-735-0195. Facebook Twitter Previous articleU.S.-Korea Trade Agreement is now lawNext articleNRCS Provides Disaster Recovery Assistance to Hoosieers Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News Still Time to Get on the Indiana Soybean Alliance Ballot SHARE SHARE Still Time to Get on the Indiana Soybean Alliance Ballot Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Biodesix Publishes Data on New COVID-19 Artificial Intelligence (AI)-Based Algorithm for Use in Clinical…

first_img WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Twitter Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 center_img BOULDER, Co.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Biodesix, Inc. (Nasdaq: BDSX), a leading data-driven diagnostic solutions company with a focus in lung disease, today announced a publication describing the development of a new AI-based COVID-19 algorithm and the important data from a related study. The paper, entitled, “ Predicting Prognosis in COVID-19 Patients using Machine Learning and Readily Available Clinical Data,” demonstrates the AI-based algorithm’s ability to rapidly and accurately help physicians predict risk of severe outcomes for patients with COVID-19 infection utilizing readily available patient data collected upon hospital admission. The AI-based algorithm, designed to be easily incorporated into existing clinical decision support systems, helps identify those patients who are likely to require intervention, such as treatment with ventilators and admission to intensive care units, or those patients who may develop acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), versus those who likely will not require intervention. The machine learning, AI-based algorithm was developed using Biodesix’s Diagnostic Cortex® AI platform in close collaboration with a leading academic center to stratify hospitalized COVID-19 patients by risk of severe outcomes. The study used the AI-based algorithm to predict the outcomes of 559 patients; 229 patients who were hospitalized with COVID-19 were used in algorithm development, and 330 patients with COVID-19 in a blinded, independent validation. Using 26 easily obtainable variables, such as patient characteristics, vital signs, and readily available laboratory test values, the study showed that the AI-based algorithm accurately segmented patients into those who will likely need intervention and those who will not. “The ability to rapidly determine a patient’s risk of severe COVID disease, early, easily, and accurately, can help physicians to identify those who could benefit from specialized treatment and early interventions and get them the care they require in the optimal treatment window,” said Robert Georgantas III, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Research and Translational Science at Biodesix. “At the same time, the AI-based algorithm may help to avoid unnecessary treatment for patients deemed to be at lower risk, for whom heroic interventions may cause harm.” “We are extremely excited about this algorithm based on our proprietary AI platform and its ability to support treatment of patients with COVID-19,” said Scott Hutton, Chief Executive Officer of Biodesix. “Implementing this during the initial patient assessment can offer physicians the necessary insight to quickly and confidently choose the appropriate treatment for each patient. This ability is especially valuable now, during the pandemic, when timely treatment decisions are crucial and critical resources such as ICU beds and ventilators can be scarce.” Biodesix is working with a U.S.-based COVID-19 consortia and another international COVID-19 consortia consisting of major academic institutions to perform additional large, blinded, independent validation testing of the AI-based algorithm, and is currently exploring options for making this widely available for hospitals to incorporate into their clinical decision support systems. About Biodesix Biodesix is a leading diagnostic company with a focus in lung disease. The Company develops diagnostic tests addressing important clinical questions by combining multi-omics through the power of artificial intelligence. Biodesix is the first company to offer six non-invasive tests for patients with diseases of the lung. Biodesix launched the SARS-CoV-2 ddPCR™ test and the Platelia SARS-CoV-2 Total Ab in response to the global pandemic and virus that impacts the lung and causes COVID-19. The blood based Biodesix Lung Reflex® strategy for lung cancer patients integrates the GeneStrat® and VeriStrat® tests to support treatment decisions with results in 72 hours, expediting time to treatment. The blood based Nodify Lung™ nodule risk assessment testing strategy, consisting of the Nodify XL2® and the Nodify CDT™ tests, evaluates the risk of malignancy in incidental pulmonary nodules, enabling physicians to better triage patients to the most appropriate course of action. Biodesix also collaborates with many of the world’s leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to solve complex diagnostic challenges in lung disease. For more information about Biodesix, visit biodesix.com. Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This press release may contain forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties for purposes of the safe harbor provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements contained in this press release other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. The words “believe,” “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “expect,” “predict,” “potential,” “opportunity,” “goals,” or “should,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results and performance could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of many factors. Biodesix has based these forward-looking statements largely on its current expectations and projections about future events and trends. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Forward-looking statements may include information concerning the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Biodesix and its operations, it is possible or assumed future results of operations, including descriptions of its revenues, profitability, outlook and overall business strategy. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in this press release can be found in the Risk Factors section of Biodesix’s most recent quarterly report on Form 10Q, filed December 10, 2020. Biodesix undertakes no obligation to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to such forward-looking statements, except as required by law. Given these risks and uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005452/en/ CONTACT: Media Contact: Jordona Jackson Smith [email protected] 805-674-7347Investors: Jeremy Feffer [email protected] 212-915-2568 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA COLORADO INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH TECHNOLOGY OTHER HEALTH SOFTWARE RESEARCH SCIENCE SOURCE: Biodesix, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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9 staff members of Donegal restaurant test positive for Covid-19

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Hospitals aim to up standards with merit pay project

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