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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Vermont tops list of highest risk states for embezzlement

first_img“In the overwhelming number of cases, excessive greed or the desire to live a relatively morelavish lifestyle appears to be the key motivating factor for major embezzlers ‘ not to alleviatepersonal financial problems, as some might expect.” Vermont had the highest risk of embezzlement of any state in the nation in 2011, according to a report released today; Vermont was third worst in 2010. In the report, women tend to go for the big payoff, while men tend to stick their hand in the same till more often. Marquet International Ltd has released The 2011 Marquet Report On Embezzlement ‘ its annual study of major embezzlement cases in the United States. The study examined 473 major embezzlement cases active in the US in 2011 ‘ those with more than $100,000 in reported losses. The 2011 Marquet Report On Embezzlement examined several broad categories related to the white collar fraud phenomenon of employee theft, including: Characteristics of the SchemesCharacteristics of the PerpetratorsCharacteristics of the Victim OrganizationsJudicial Consequences Some noteworthy findings from the 2011 study include:The number of major embezzlements dropped only a slight 2% from 2010;Vermont topped the list of states with highest risk for loss due to embezzlement in 2011. Vermont was followed by Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Montana, Virginia, Iowa and Idaho;In 2011, non-profits, including religious organizations, experienced the most embezzlement cases of all industry categories, behind only financial institutions;The average loss was about $750,000 for 2011;The most common embezzlement scheme in 2011 involved the forgery or unauthorized issuance of company checks;Nearly three-quarters of the incidents in 2011 were committed by employees who held finance & accounting positions;The average scheme lasted nearly 5 years;Gambling continues to appear to be a motivating factor in some embezzlement cases; and,Nearly two-thirds of all incidents involved female perpetrators in 2011. ‘Unfortunately, 2011 was another banner year for employee theft in the United States, experiencing only a slight drop in frequency from the frenetic pace set in 2010,’ said Christopher T Marquet, CEO of Marquet International. ‘Employee theft is not going away any time soon.’ The study also reported some conclusions Marquet has derived by combining the data from past four years: Perpetrators typically begin their embezzlement schemes in their early 40s;By a significant margin, embezzlers are most likely to be individuals who hold financial positions within organizations;The Financial Services industry suffers the greatest losses from major embezzlements;Vermont, Virginia and Florida are among the states with the highest risk for loss due to embezzlement;Women are more likely to embezzle on a large scale than men;Men embezzle significantly more than women per scheme;Gambling is a clear motivating factor in driving some major embezzlement cases; and,Only about 5 percent of major embezzlers have a prior criminal history. ‘Certain states like Vermont are consistently among the highest risk for loss due to embezzlement,’ said Marquet. ‘Anyone in that state that keeps up on the news knows that Vermont has experienced a rash of high profile embezzlements in recent years,’ he continued.‘Banks and financial organizations ‘ perhaps because that is where the money is ‘ and nonprofits, including religious organizations ‘ probably due to their weak business controls environment ‘ are most often the victims of this type of white collar crime,’ Marquet said. A copy of The 2011 Marquet Report On Embezzlement can be obtained by calling (917) 733- 1038 or e-mailing a request to [email protected](link sends e-mail). Marquet International also publishes a white collar crime blog at http://fraudtalk.blogspot.com(link is external) which chronicles a variety of active white collar crime cases including major embezzlements. About Marquet international Ltd.Marquet International is a boutique business investigations, due diligence, litigation support and security consulting firm, based in Boston. Led by long-time industry expert, Christopher Marquet, the firm provides Corporate Intelligence & Due Diligence services in corporate transactions and to vet key personnel; Litigation Support and Corporate Investigation services on behalf of general counsel and law firms representing clients in matters involving fraud and employee misconduct, intellectual property disputes, hostile takeovers, asset recovery, electronic evidence and forensic accounting; and a range of security consulting services. For more information about the firm, go to www.marquetinternational.com(link is external). Boston ‘ January 17, 2012 ‘ Marquet International Ltd.  AttachmentSize 2011_Marquet_Report_On_Embezzlement.pdf868.28 KBlast_img read more

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Bahamas crush Guyana 114 – 63 at Centrobasket U17 Championship

first_imgA game-high 32 points from guard Kevon Wiggins was not enough to stop the Bahamas from hammering Guyana by 51 points (114-63) in their opening game of the 2017 Centrobasket U17 Championship today in the Dominican Republic.Nigel Bowen (13 points) was the only other Guyanese in double digits.Domnick Bridgewater had 27 points and eight steals for the Bahamas, while G. Goodman (23 points) and Samuel Hunter (17 points) were the other top scorers.The Lugard Mohan-coached side will now face Puerto Rico tomorrow (Thursday July 27) in their second game, where they will hope for an improved performance.last_img

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