How I’d generate a passive income from UK shares starting today

first_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. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Despite the recent stock market rally, many UK shares continue to have relatively high dividend yields. As such, they can be used to generate a worthwhile passive income in 2021 and in the coming years.Focusing on yields and dividend growth is important for any income investor, I feel. But building a diverse portfolio that offers less risk and higher reward potential may be equally crucial. It could offer a more stable income stream that has a higher chance of rising in the long run.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, through buying companies with different geographic exposure and that operate in varied industries, it may be possible to obtain an attractive income.Buying UK shares in different countries for a passive incomeThe prospects for the UK economy are set to improve sharply following the pandemic. But buying shares in a wide range of regions could be a sound move when seeking to make a passive income. After all, it is extremely difficult at the present time to deduce which countries and regions will bounce back the fastest from the economic challenges of the last year.Fortunately, it is relatively straightforward to gain exposure to different parts of the global economy. For example, the majority of the FTSE 100’s income is derived from countries outside the UK. As such, it is not necessary to buy companies listed in other countries to gain exposure to different economies. This could make the process of building a diverse passive income stream easier for UK-based investors.Purchasing UK stocks from different industriesJust as it is difficult to ascertain which countries will recover quickly from present challenges, it is also tough to judge which industries will perform well. As such, it may be prudent to buy UK shares that operate in different sectors to make a more resilient passive income.For example, banking stocks have really struggled in the last year due to low interest rates and a weak economic outlook. They could experience further difficulties. Or they could be buoyed by an economic recovery that leads to a rise in interest rates over the coming years. Similarly, retailers’ performance may be very closely linked to the end of lockdown measures in the UK because of their presence on the high street. Predicting when social distancing requirements will end is a very tough task.The cost of diversifying among a wide range of companies has fallen in recent years. As such, passive income investors with varying portfolio sizes may realistically be able to build a portfolio containing a relatively large number of companies. This may provide them with exposure to a broad range of businesses and sectors. And that could reduce their dependence on a small number of industries and/or companies. Over time, this may provide a more resilient and faster-growing income stream as the world economy recovers. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge How I’d generate a passive income from UK shares starting today Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. 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. Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Peter Stephens | Thursday, 11th February, 2021 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.last_img read more

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No new Covid-19 cases in Donegal for over a week

first_img Facebook Press Release: Tuesday 2 June 2020Statement from the National Public Health Emergency TeamThe Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 8 people with COVID-19 have died.There have now been a total 1,658 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight Monday 1 June the HPSC has been notified of 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 25,066 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Sunday 31 May (25,056 cases), reveals:·        57% are female and 43% are male·        the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years·        3,292 cases (13%) have been hospitalised·        Of those hospitalised, 408 cases have been admitted to ICU·        7,986 cases are associated with healthcare workers·        Dublin has the highest number of cases at 12,090 (48% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,517 cases (6%) and then Kildare with 1,419 cases (6%)·        Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 39%, close contact accounts for 58%, travel abroad accounts for 2%Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “Over the past week there have been approximately 500 new cases of COVID-19 notified, 54% of which are aged between 24-55 years old. Incidences of these cases are spread across 21 counties in Ireland. While we are doing well, the potential for spread remains present across all regions of the country.“NPHET will meet on Thursday 4 June and submit further recommendations to Government for consideration.”Dr Cillian De Gascun, Director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory, said: “As of midnight Monday 1 June, 348,416 tests have been carried out. Over the past week, 22,621 tests were carried out and of these 389 were positive, giving a positivity rate of 1.7%.”Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; “47% of people are taking longer than 4 days from onset of symptoms to being swabbed. We are strongly encouraging all members of the public to know the symptoms of COVID-19 and seek medical attention as soon as symptoms appear.” Twitter By News Highland – June 2, 2020 WhatsApp Previous articleEvening News, Sport and Obituaries on Tuesday June 2ndNext article9.4 billion available to prevent spread of virus-driven pandemics News Highland Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows A further 8 people with Covid19 have died.10 new cases have also been confirmed, none of them in Donegal.It brings the death toll here to 1,658, while there have been 25,066 confirmed cases.The number of confirmed cases in Donegal has remained at 477 for 11 days. Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th No new Covid-19 cases in Donegal for over a week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Google+ Twitter Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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Hot Patootie! Adam Lambert Boards Fox’s Rocky Horror

first_img View Comments Bless my soul, Adam Lambert will return to his musical theater roots! The American Idol runner-up has been tapped to take on the role of Eddie in Fox’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show TV remake, according to Deadline. The role was famously played by Meat Loaf in the original stage and screen adaptation.Lambert joins a cast that includes the previously announced Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Ryan McCartan as Brad, Reeve Carney as Riff Raff, Victoria Justice as Janet and Staz Nair as Rocky.Before rocking American Idol, Lambert appeared in the L.A. company of Wicked, where he understudied Fiyero. He also had a five-episode stint on Glee. In 2011, he received a Grammy nomination for the single “Whataya Want from Me” from his debut album For Your Entertainment. His additional albums include Trespassing and The Original High.The two-hour TV movie (not a live telecast) is produced by a team including Kenny Ortega. An exact date for the fall premiere will be announced later. Until then, look out for Fox’s live broadcast of Grease, set for January 31.last_img read more

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A’s make their first move of MLB Winter Meetings

first_imgLAS VEGAS — The A’s are in dire need of starting pitching, but their first signing of the offseason helps fill a hole at another position.Kicking off an offseason that is expected to include several signings was an agreement to a one-year deal with catcher Chris Herrmann Tuesday afternoon. Herrmann, 31, appeared in 36 games with the Seattle Mariners last season and hit .237 with two home runs and seven RBIs. A left-handed hitter, Herrmann gives the A’s a chance to platoon at catcher with …last_img

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UFC: Lawler Takes Condit

first_imgLAS VEGAS — Robbie Lawler defended his UFC welterweight belt with a bruising split-decision victory over Carlos Condit at UFC 195 on Jan. 2.Lawler (27-10) was awarded the narrow decision after an outstanding five-round brawl. Condit (30-9) landed 120 more strikes and wobbled the champion multiple times, but Lawler’s power did enough damage to win three rounds on two judges’ scorecards.Stipe Miocic also stopped Andrei Arlovski with punches 54 seconds into the first round at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, likely earning a heavyweight title shot in the UFC’s traditional New Year’s week show in its hometown.Lawler and Condit established a lofty benchmark for the best fight of 2016 with their thrilling, draining slugfest. Both fighters landed huge strikes and big knockdowns, yet both bounced up and kept fighting into a brutal fifth round.(GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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10 months agoREVEALED: Real Madrid want Man Utd to buy Bale and fund spending spree

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Real Madrid want Man Utd to buy Bale and fund spending spreeby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid president Florentino Perez is ready to make this the final season at the club of Gareth Bale.That’s according to Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, who was speaking on El Chiringuito.”Bale will be sold next season, it’s a decision that’s been made,” Inda explained. “They would sell him for €180m, it’s their starting price. They want to sign a centre-back, a left-back, a midfielder and two craques in attack.”Inda says Florentino expects Manchester United to come forward next year with a new proposal for Bale.And an offer of £150m is anticipated, despite Bale’s persistent injury problems. last_img read more

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Bob Huggins’ Daughters Tweeted Rape Jokes About Maryland’s Dez Wells Sunday Night

first_imgBob Huggins's daughter tweets about Dez Wells.Maryland and West Virginia rarely play each other in basketball, so there isn’t much of a rivalry between the two programs that border each other. After Sunday night’s NCAA Tournament Third Round game, though, maybe one is going to heat up. The No. 5-seeded Mountaineers defeated the No. 4-seeded Terrapins in a contest in Columbus that featured a lot of trash talking and some pretty physical play. There appears to be some hatred of Maryland stemming from the family of WVU coach Bob Huggins, too. During and after the game, Twitter accounts seemingly belonging to Huggins’ daughters, Jenna Leigh and Jacqueline Huggins, tweeted rape jokes about Terrapins’ senior star Dez Wells. Jenna Leigh Huggins, who is listed as West Virginia’s “program assistant,” later deleted those tweets and made her Twitter account private. Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 10.59.49 AMHuggins’ other daughter, Jacqueline, tweeted a similar joke. The tweet was still online as of Monday morning. “NO MEANS NO DEZ!” –@JennaLeigh44— (@JacqueHuggins) March 23, 2015Wells was expelled from Xavier in 2012 following a sexual assault allegation. Those allegations were deemed unworthy of prosecution, though, and Wells sued the school. The lawsuit was settled out of court “in a matter satisfactory to the parties,” according to the Washington Post. West Virginia is set to face Kentucky in the Sweet 16 on Thursday.last_img read more

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Inquiry fires 3 people in wake of Edmonton complaints

first_imgAPTN NewsThree people have been fired after families complained of mistreatment by the MMIWG Inquiry, APTN News has learned.Two front-line staffers for the Yukon and one in Winnipeg were dumped, multiple sources confirmed Tuesday night.“They are scapegoats,” a source not authorized to comment said. “It’s a knee-jerk reaction.”It’s also a return to the drama that plagued the inquiry over the past year after a reprieve of a few calm weeks. The women fired were Melissa Carlick, Jodie Millward, and Morene Gabriel. Two other staffers resigned in protest, sources said. APTN News originally reported that Carlick had resigned.Carlick could not be reached for comment. The women worked with families and survivors on after-care plans – a delicate job requiring hours on the phone with vulnerable people. But they had to go, sources said after members of the National Family Advisory Circle complained in a conference call and letters to commissioners and senior staff as APTN reported last week. The inquiry had been picking up steam after a successful release of its interim report in Ottawa Nov. 1. It completed hearings in Edmonton last week and is preparing for Saskatoon next week. But sources said Edmonton was shaky and Carlick was let go there. Karen Snowshoe, her Yukon co-worker told APTN News earlier on Tuesday that she resigned. Gabriel said she plans to hold a news conference this week. She declined to be interviewed but told APTN that “I worked honourably.”last_img read more

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AYUSH Ministry inks MoU with CSIR to boost research

first_imgKolkata: To boost scientific research and education on the traditional methods of treatment, the Ministry of AYUSH signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on Monday.It aims for further cooperation in research on traditional systems of medicine like Ayurveda, Unani, Sidhha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) and their integration with modern science. There is growing interest among people about traditional medicines across the country and hence the government is adopting multi-pronged strategies and innovative approaches to take the old methods of treatment to the people in the grassroot level. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaA combination of traditional healthcare and modern basic science has a huge possibility to do innovative and path-breaking researches, which can be used for the explanation of various basic concepts, a senior official of the AYUSH ministry said. A senior official of the CSIR appreciated the ongoing projects and programmes between the two organisations, stating that enhancing the collaboration on a range of issues starting from fundamental science to validation and thereafter product development, will significantly help in the growth of AYUSH, not only in the country but abroad as well. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe MoU will help both the organisations put a combined effort in the pursuit of data collection and analytics and also artificial intelligence to enable and facilitate concepts such as “Traditional knowledge inspired drug discovery and development” and “Food as Medicine”. It may be mentioned here that the CSIR, with the help of the AYUSH ministry, had earlier developed the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL), a globally recognised proprietary database on Indian systems of medicine for preventing bio-piracy and misappropriation of traditional knowledge. The CSIR also stressed on the necessity of the development of improved varieties and captive cultivation of medicinal plants, including rare and threatened (RET) species. Under the MoU, both organisations will jointly conduct fundamental research, develop AYUSH specific diagnostic tools, link microbiome, gene expression and prakriti and also explore modern scientific methods for integration with traditional Indian Systems of Medicine (ISM). The collaboration also aims to preserve and protect traditional knowledge related to the old forms of treatment and the development of international standardised terminologies (disease-morbidity codes) in Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani (ASU). “It is a great move taken up by the AYUSH Ministry. We welcome it. It will help take our oldest methods of treatment to the international arena,” said Dr Sumit Sur, coordinator, West Bengal and North East States of National Ayurveda Students and Youth Association.last_img read more

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US mulls H1B application fee hike Indian cos to be hit

first_imgWashington DC: The US plans to hike the H-1B visa application fee to increase funding for the expansion of an apprentice programme, Labour Secretary Alexander Acosta has told American lawmakers, a move that would impose additional financial burden on Indian IT companies. Testifying before a Congressional committee on the annual budget of the Department of Labor for the fiscal year 2020 beginning October 1, 2019, he said that the Labour Department has also made changes to the H-1B application forms to ensure greater transparency and better protect American workers from employers seeking to misuse the programme. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraAcosta, however, did not give details of the proposed increase in the H-1B filing fee and the categories of applicants it would be enforced on. But given past experience, the Indian IT companies, which account for a large number of H-1B applications, are likely to face the additional financial burden because of this proposed increase in H-1B filing fees. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days Arguing that foreigners hurt American workers by competing for jobs and driving down wages, the Trump administration has tightened the noose around the H-1B visa programme. In his testimony on May 2, Acosta said, “In FY 2020, the Department’s budget includes $160 million to continue our expansion of apprenticeship programmes, along with a proposal to increase H-1B fee revenues to fund additional apprenticeship activities.” The apprentice programme trains American youths in technology related activities. Acosta told lawmakers that last year the Department of Labour had launched the first-ever sector-based apprenticeship grant funding opportunity to invest $150 million to expand apprenticeships in those in-demand industry sectors most often filled by individuals on H-1B visas.last_img read more

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