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How I’d invest £10K in FTSE 250 shares to help me reach my retirement goals

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. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! How I’d invest £10K in FTSE 250 shares to help me reach my retirement goals 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Tuesday, 7th January, 2020 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhD tezcang has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended 4IMPRINT GROUP PLC ORD 38 6/13P. 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. Several friends have recently told me that they’d like to make 2020 a year of investing in preparation for their retirement years. They’ve read that over the past year, the FTSE 100 and the FTSE 250 rose about 12% and 23% respectively. And while these returns don’t take include dividends received or the reinvestment of that income, they’ve read that the average yield of the FTSE 100 is about 4.5% and the FTSE 250 is about 2.8%.Getting started in long-term investing is probably the hardest part of the whole investing journey. Today, I’d like to introduce you to several companies in the FTSE 250, to show how £10,000 invested in early 2010 would have fared since then and how those shares — and others — could set any of us on the path to a richer retirement.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…FTSE 250 sharesThe FTSE 250 index was launched on 12 October 1992. Companies in it usually have a more domestic focus so they’re more directly affected by shorter-term developments in the economy and consumer sentiment.I regard it as a better barometer of the UK economy than the FTSE 100, where most companies are multinational conglomerates.Since around 50% of the FTSE 250’s income is derived from the UK, domestic events, such as the result of the general election and developments around Brexit, clearly matter to its more immediate performance.  But over the past 10 years, the FTSE 250 index has still managed to increase from 9,510.11 to 21,988.19 (by 3 January 2020). That’s an 8.74% compound annual growth rate (CAGR).Thus, £10,000 invested in the index on the first trading day of 2010, would have become £23,114.97 at the end of last week, even without the return from dividends.While past performance may not exactly be repeated in the months ahead, the FTSE 250’s track record highlights its growth potential — no surprise as it’s home to many well-managed companies that have robust earnings.Star performersLet’s look at the share price performance of just five FTSE 250 shares over the previous decade.Future: The share price has increased from 16.75p to 1,456p. CAGR: 56.28%. £10,000 would have become £869,028.51 (plus dividends, current yield is 0.07%).4imprint: The share price has increased from 125p to 3,380p. CAGR: 39.06%. £10,000 would have become £270,409.69 (plus dividends, current yield is 1.5%).Games Workshop: The share price has increased from 255p to 6,165p. CAGR: 37.51%. £10,000 would have become £241,736.83 (plus dividends, current yield is 2.6%).Safestore Holdings: The share price has increased from 157.5p to 810p. CAGR: 17.79%. £10,000 would have become £51,414.33 (plus dividends, current yield is 2%).Unite Group: The share price has increased from 301.9p to 1,260p. CAGR: 15.36%. £10,000 would have become £41,740 (plus dividends, current yield is 2.3%).A Fool’s viewCongratulations if you bought them all 10 years ago! Hindsight is 20/20 and it’s clear that investing in any one of them (especially Future) would have generated great returns. But you don’t have to buy obvious high-flyers to enjoy strong returns as the past year’s 23% rise of the FTSE 250 as a whole shows.Regular stock market investing is one of the best wealth creation engines. And if I were to write a similar article in 2030, I’m certain I’d cover many other companies with robust returns.I hope you will seriously consider starting your investment journey. And I think the FTSE 250 is a great place to start. Buying into good companies and not selling when markets are volatile should make your money work harder for you.last_img read more

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Apopka High Debate Team Brings Home Medals

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom While the rest of Apopka was enjoying a three-day weekend and observing Memorial Day, the Apopka High School Debate Team was hard at work.Thanks to the financial support from the Apopka community, the team traveled to Sacramento, California for two days of rigorous competition with schools from all over the country. Their previous success allowed them to join other top-perfoming schools at the 2016 NCFL Grand National Tournament.Twins Marshah and Cynthia Menos performed their interpretation of Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” several times, once moving a spectator to tears. They were twice ranked in first and second place by several of the judges (there were three judges in each round).Ethan Uhlig and Morgan Donaghy had a particularly grueling schedule on Saturday, and then at 11:00 PM that night learned that they had advanced to double-octo rounds (top 32). They left the hotel at 6:00 AM on Sunday morning to get to their next rounds.The short night may have helped as Morgan and Ethan were Seed 19, which puts them in the top 20 nationwide in the preliminary rounds of Policy Debate.They received their medals and some great feedback from experienced judges. This should help them prepare for the 2016 National Speech & Debate Tournament in Utah next month.All of the kids who participated plan on continuing to help the younger members by coaching them whenever possible, and this experience has added greatly to their skill sets.The team was amazed to see kids from all over the nation, dressed in suits and carrying laptops and briefcases and speaking/debating so professionally.“It certainly gives me hope for our nations’ future,’ said Caty Brown, Apopka High School Debate Coach. “I am proud to say that Apopka’s varsity debaters represented our community well! We wish to thank all those who have helped us thus far, through financial sponsorship or other types of support”Apopka Rotary ClubThe Adam Stratton FoundationThe Eagle FamilyThe Donaghy FamilyThe Uhlig FamilyThe Menos FamilyHolly FussellCher DouglasStuart SwirskyChick-fil-a ApopkaChili’s Northwest ApopkaThe Apopka VoiceThe next and last event of this season is the 2016 National Speech & Debate Tournament in Utah June 12-14.According to Cathy Brown the team is still raising funds to be able to represent Apopka at that event and needs about $1,000 to make it happen.Donations can be made directly to the Apopka High School Debate Team with check or cash. Donations may be mailed or presented at the school (555 West Martin Street, Apopka, Fl. 32712).Contact Cathy Brown at [email protected] for more information. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSApopka High SchoolCADebate TeamSacramento Previous articleBob Poe Accepts Minimum Wage ChallengeNext articleApopka City Council Meeting Preview Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

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RSF outraged over journalist’s murder

first_img News News Organisation 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies May 5, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts MexicoAmericas NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say MexicoAmericas (RSF/IFEX) – In a letter to Minister of the Interior Santiago Creel Miranda, RSF expressed outrage over the assassination of Félix Alonso Fernández García, editor of the weekly “Nueva Opción”, on 18 January 2002 in Miguel Alemán city, Tamaulipas state (north-eastern Mexico). “This assassination is a testament to the difficult situation faced by journalists in that part of the country, where they must battle drug traffickers,” stated RSF Secretary-General Robert Ménard. Moreover, the organisation asked the minister to do everything possible to ensure that those responsible are identified and punished.According to information gathered by RSF, Fernández García, editor of the weekly “Nueva Opción”, distributed in Tamaulipas State (north-eastern Mexico), was shot dead on 18 January in Miguel Alemán city, in Tamaulipas State. The journalist had recently reported in “Nueva Opción” on alleged relations between former Mayor Miguel Alemán, Raúl Rodríguez Barrera and drug traffickers. In 2001, the journalist had informed police of these relations. A few days before his death, the journalist had accused the former mayor of wanting to kill him. Two bodyguards had been protecting Fernández García and were present the day he was killed. The journalist had previously worked at a daily owned by Rodríguez Barrera, before joining the daily “Nueva Opción”. January 23, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RSF outraged over journalist’s murder Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state News May 13, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Mexico RSF_en RSF expressed outrage over the assassination of Félix Alonso Fernández García, editor of the weekly “Nueva Opción”, on 18 January 2002 in Miguel Alemán city, Tamaulipas state (north-eastern Mexico). Reports April 28, 2021 Find out more to go furtherlast_img read more