Forget buy-to-let. I’d buy FTSE 100 dividend stocks in this market crash

first_img Peter Stephens 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. Enter Your Email Address 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. Forget buy-to-let. I’d buy FTSE 100 dividend stocks in this market crash “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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.center_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. The FTSE 100’s recent market crash may have caused some investors to determine that shares are too risky to buy at the present time. After all, the index has fallen by as much as 35% since the start of the year. And further declines could be possible, depending on how the news flow on coronavirus changes in the coming months.However, buying shares today could prove to be a sound move. The FTSE 100 appears to offer better value for money than buy-to-let properties, for example. Large-cap shares also offer greater tax-efficiency, as well as a higher income return. Therefore, now could be a good time to buy them, rather than invest in a buy-to-let property.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…Value for moneyThe FTSE 100’s recent decline means that the index now appears to offer excellent value for money. For example, it trades at a lower level than it did around 23 years ago. And its dividend yield of around 6% suggests that it offers a wide margin of safety alongside its income appeal.Furthermore, a wide range of high-quality stocks currently have ratings that are substantially below their long-term averages. Valuations tend to revert to their long-term historic mean over time. So their prices are unlikely to remain at their current low ebb over a period of years. Investors who can buy now and hold for the long run could find bargain shares are available across the FTSE 100’s various sectors.By contrast, house prices continue to be relatively high compared to average incomes. Moreover, the housing market moves at a much slower pace than the stock market. It could, therefore, experience a period of decline as the economic impact of coronavirus becomes clear. As such, buying property once restrictions regarding viewings are over may not lead to the same level of returns as has been the case over the past few decades.Tax efficiencyThe government’s response to coronavirus has included increased spending. This could mean that higher taxes are ahead over the long run. Buy-to-let investing has already experienced major tax changes over recent years. Think mortgage interest payments no longer allowed to be offset against rental income for many landlords. With buy-to-let investing potentially being an easy ‘tax grab’ for the government, it would be unsurprising for further tax changes in this area.By contrast, investing in the FTSE 100 through a Stocks and Shares ISA or a SIPP provides tax efficiency. There is no tax levied on amounts invested within those products. And this could help to further enhance your returns compared to buy-to-let properties. With it being relatively simple and affordable to open such products, they are available to all investors.TakeawayMarket crashes such as that seen recently in the FTSE 100 do not come along very often. While it may not yet be over, history suggests that the index has strong recovery potential. It also suggests it may deliver high returns in the coming years. As such, now could be the right time to buy a range of FTSE 100 shares and hold them for the long run. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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American Legion selects Girls State representatives

first_img American Legion selects Girls State representatives Published 3:00 am Tuesday, May 3, 2016 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Reader’s Choice 2016 awards presented today More than 100 Pike County businesses and individuals will be honored tonight at The Messenger’s 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards event…. read more Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Holland is a member of the National Honor Society, the CHHS band and a Trojan Ambassador. She is a member of the JROTC and an athlete.Hale said Holland has participated in the People to People program and has participated in community cleanup efforts in Germany.“On the local level, Deizah mentors kids at the Boys and Girls Club, has donated items to a local women’s shelter and books and Teddy bears to kids in need,” Hale said. “She is a devoted usher at New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.”Holland plans a professional career. He parents are Michael and Sharon Holland of Troy.center_img American Legion Auxiliary Post 70 in Troy has selected two young women to attend 2016 Alabama Girls State at the University of Alabama in June.Katie Hale, auxiliary president, said Deizah Holland, Charles Henderson High School, and Susan Stell, Pike Liberal Arts School, are outstanding students and community citizens and will represent their schools and the Troy and Pike County communities well at Girls State.Both are juniors at their respective schools.“It is an honor to have two such outstanding young women represent our community and our American Legion Auxiliary at Girls State,” Hale said. “Susan and Deizah are at the top of their classes academically, are involved in extracurricular activities and in their communities and they have definite career plans.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Stell is a member of the National Honor Society, an SGA representative, a member of the Spanish Club and a varsity basketball and volleyball player and a member of the golf team.“Susan is a member of the Twilighters community social/service organization, a Junior Ambassador for the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, a People to People ambassador, a volunteer at Rehab Associates and a Sunday school teacher,” Hale said. “Her career plan is to be a physical therapist.”Stell’s parents are Walter and Deborah Stell of Troy. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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