Investing for beginners: I think these FTSE 100 shares could be great stocks to buy

first_img 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. Investing for beginners: I think these FTSE 100 shares could be great stocks to buy Edward Sheldon owns shares in Unilever and Diageo. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo and Unilever. 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. Image source: Getty Images. 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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” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Investing in stocks for the first time can be a daunting experience. After all, there are thousands of stocks listed here in the UK and thousands more listed internationally. Where do you start?The best approach, in my view, is to spread your money over a number of different well-established, blue-chip companies that have great track records and attractive growth prospects. With that in mind, here’s a look at two FTSE 100 shares that I believe are well suited to beginners.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…A great stock to start with If you’re a beginner investor, Unilever (LSE: ULVR) is the perfect stock to buy, in my opinion. It’s a leading consumer goods company that owns a wide range of well-known brands. The chances are, you use some Unilever products yourself. Dove, Persil, PG tips, Domestos, and Radox are just some of its brands.One reason I think Unilever is well suited to beginners is that it’s a lower-risk stock. No matter what’s happening in the global economy, people buy its products. This means that its earnings are quite consistent. As a result, ULVR shares often fall less than the wider market when the stock market is volatile. When the FTSE 100 index fell nearly 35% due to Covid-19 in February and March, for example, ULVR shares only fell about 20%.I also like the fact that Unilever has an excellent track record in terms of generating shareholder wealth. Not only have investors done very well from the rise in its share price over the years (the stock is up over 150% in 10 years) but they have also picked up plenty of dividends along the way. The dividend yield on the stock is currently about 3.2%.Unilever shares currently trade on a forward-looking P/E ratio of about 21.7. I think that’s good value.A lower-risk FTSE 100 share Another FTSE 100 share that I believe is well suited to beginners is Diageo (LSE: DGE). It’s a leading alcoholic beverages company that owns a top portfolio of brands including Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Tanqueray.Like Unilever, Diageo is a lower-risk stock. People buy its alcoholic beverages during both the good times and the bad. This means that earnings are fairly consistent, which translates to less share price volatility.Diageo does face risks associated with Covid-19, of course. In the short term, earnings are likely to be down due to the fact that so many bars and pubs across the world have been forced to close.However, the long-term growth story here looks attractive. As wealth continues to rise in emerging markets (where Diageo generates a high proportion of revenues), demand for its brands should rise.Diageo also has a great track record when it comes to generating shareholder wealth. Not only has the stock delivered fantastic share price gains over the years, but investors have been rewarded with consistent dividends. Currently, the dividend yield is about 2.4%.Diageo is not the cheapest stock in the FTSE 100. Currently, the shares trade on a forward-looking P/E ratio of about 23.9. However, this is a high-quality company. So, I think it deserves a premium to the market. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Friday, 24th July, 2020 | More on: DGE ULVR Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Six events raising funds for charity

first_imgRough RunnerGame show-inspired obstacle course event, Rough Runner (also main image) has now helped to raise over £1 million for charity through its participants. Since the first Rough Runner event in 2014, participants have raised money for over 300 national and regional charities, with the average individual fundraiser bringing in close to £500. According to online fundraising platform JustGiving, 2018 was Rough Runner’s most prolific fundraising year yet, with over £360,000 raised for charity by participants across seven nationwide events. Banking on Barnardo’sThe second Banking on Barnardo’s fundraising event, held on 13 March at London’s Merchant Taylor’s Hall, was attended by 240 leaders from the financial services industry and raised over £297,000 for the charity. The money will go towards the charity’s frontline Child Sexual Exploitation, Mental Health and Young Carer services. The first event was in 2016. Tagged with: fundraising events [youtube height=”450″width=”800″][/youtube] Advertisement Here are six of the events raising funds for charity to have caught UK Fundraising’s eye this month. Melanie May | 18 March 2019 | News Six events raising funds for charity  189 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9center_img Hidden LondonTickets for a new season of Hidden London tours of disused stations and other secret locations went on public sale on Friday 8 March. Organised by London Transport Museum, the new season runs from 11 April to 27 September 2019. The programme includes the following locations: Aldwych – The end of the line, Charing Cross – Tour & complimentary Skyfall screening, 55 Broadway – London’s first skyscraper, and  Clapham South – Subterranean shelter. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Red Sky Ball & Children’s Heart Unit FundAlmost 800 people came together on 8 March at the annual Red Sky Ball gala dinner, to raise over £55,000 for the Children’s Heart Unit Fund (CHUF). The sell-out event was organised by Sergio and Emma Petrucci who have been raising money for CHUF since their daughter Luna received life-saving treatment from the Children’s Heart Unit at the Freeman at two-years-old. With the £55,000 raised at Friday’s event, the family have now raised in excess of £305,000 for CHUF in the past three years helping to fund state of the art machinery and equipment for the Freeman, Sunderland Royal and James Cook hospitals. Aztec Escape & Cure LeukaemiaCure Leukaemia has become the official charity for ‘Aztec Escape’, an action-packed obstacle course race (OCR), which takes place on Saturday May 18th at Cliff Lakes in Tamworth. Working in conjunction with the Aztec Escape team this will be the Cure Leukaemia Family Fun Day 2019 with entrants invited to take part in the various OCR distances at a reduced price in return for fundraising. People of all ages are encouraged to take part with a ‘Rookie Race’ for kids and then distances of 6km, 12km, 18km and 24km available for all abilities. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 London Landmarks Half Marathon charity mascot raceOn Sunday 24 March, 17 charity mascots will line up at the London Landmarks Half Marathon to take part in the first ever charity mascot race. Ranging from Guide Dog’s fluffy mascot ‘Hero’ to WaterAid’s TAP and toilet, each mile will be run by one or more of the mascots alongside 13,000 runners aiming to raise £6 million for charity. The event will also see the first ever appearance of the race organiser’s brand new mascot, ‘The Tommy’s Rainbow’.  188 total views,  2 views todaylast_img read more

Arsenal set to loan out 12 players this January

first_img Loading… According to The Athletic, Eddie Nketiah and Emile Smith Rowe are receiving the most admiring glances as Mikel Arteta looks to narrow down his squad.Nketiah, who left Leeds after just two league starts in five months, is said to be deciding between Bristol City, Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest for his next excursion.Brentford were also reportedly interested but have fallen out of the running after being unable to guarantee a regular starting spot for the 20-year-old striker.Meanwhile a number of clubs are making presentations to Arsenal about what they can offer attacking midfielder Smith Rowe.An underwhelming stint at RB Leipzig at the back end of last season is thought to make a loan to an English club this time around more likely.Huddersfield are the side most prominently linked with the 19-year-old so far.Game time is a priority for the club’s promising youngsters with Smith Rowe only managing six appearances this campaign.Otherwise, an additional ten players are reportedly listed to leave on loan or permanent deals this month.One first-team departure could be Shkodran Mustafi – the German recentlychanging agents in an apparent bid to find a new team. The January window action is set to escalate after a stand-offish opening from English clubs with two Gunners youngsters among those lined up for loan moves. Arsenal may have started the month quiet on the transfer front but reports suggest as many as twelve players could leave.Advertisementcenter_img Read Also: Man Utd, Tottenham battle Arsenal for Barca defenderThat is in spite of three key defenders currently being unavailable due to injury – Kieran Tierney, Calum Chambers and Hector Bellerin.Dani Ceballos, Rob Holding and Gabriel Martinelli are also battling fitness issues.But Granit Xhaka is set to stay put after Arteta helped the midfielder reconcile with fans after an infamous bust-up saw him lose the club captaincy.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The WorldThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Rarest And Most Valuable Card In The Whole Worldlast_img read more