Growth stocks, gold, Bitcoin. What’s been the best investment so far in 2020?

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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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares We’re all on the lookout for the best return on our investments. That’s why you likely look at the table of percentage gains/losses for a stock before deciding whether to buy it or not. Although we mainly focus on stocks, a well-rounded investment portfolio includes smaller allocations to other assets. These can include commodities, bonds, Cash ISAs and potentially cryptocurrency.Given that it’s advantageous to compare stock returns on a relative basis, how do some of the best growth stock performers compare against other assets so far in 2020? What’s been the best investment?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…Run the numbersFor commodities, I’ll choose gold as the barometer. It’s been in the headlines a lot recently, as investors flocked to it as a safe haven. Year-to-date, gold is up almost 30%, currently trading just below $2,000 per oz. For cryptocurrency, I’ll use Bitcoin. This is the most traded crypto out there at the moment. Year-to-date, Bitcoin is up a very impressive 59%.When it comes to FTSE 100 growth stocks, it’s a bit harder. To avoid being accused of bias, I’ll use an average of a few growth stocks that have got a lot of attention recently. The companies I’m going to use (with the performances in brackets) are as follows. Ocado (86%), Polymetal International (65%) and Flutter Entertainment (29%). The average return from the three is 60%. On this basis, growth stocks take the win!Growth stock outperformanceThe comparison between the three asset classes is hard to pin down exactly. For example, I could have used the copper price instead of gold. Or I could have used the Tezos price instead of Bitcoin. Even the collection of FTSE 100 stocks that I slot into the growth category could be amended. All of these tweaks could have yielded different results, which I acknowledge. But I think it makes the investment point very clearly.Well-chosen growth stocks offer a great opportunity for investors to make decent returns. Although this is something I mention frequently, it’s backed up when looking at it in comparison to other assets as well. Given all of the noise surrounding gold this year, you may have expected it to be the best investment for 2020. Yet when it comes down to it, a company that’s performing very well has the potential to offer investors returns in excess of other assets, even though it can sometimes sneak under the radar.What does this lead me to do? I think you should hunt for other growth stocks that haven’t been discovered yet! Or you can look at some well-known growth stocks (such as Rightmove). The sell-off during the stock market crash has left that growth stock at a discount, which I think makes it attractive to buy right now. There are many other great firms out there, if you do your homework.Diversification is the best investment ideaGrowth stocks may have outperformed some other assets, but it’s important to have a diversified portfolio. If you prefer to just own stocks, then mix it up with some income-generating ideas. If you’re happy to hold alternative assets, then by all means look to buy some gold. As past performance doesn’t guarantee future returns, having a balanced portfolio for the rest of 2020 is really the best investment advice you can get!last_img read more

441 Resurfacing Project – Lane Closures This Week

first_img Please enter your name here From the Florida Department of TransportationThe project consists of milling and resurfacing of US 441 (Orange Blossom Trail) from south of Sprint Blvd to Central Avenue. The project also includes base work, shoulder treatment, drainage improvements, curb and gutters, traffic signals, highway signing and sidewalks/shared paths.Lane ClosuresSunday, August 14th, 2016 to Saturday, August 20th, 20167:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Turn lanes along US 441 from Sprint Blvd to SR 436 will be closed during the day. The subcontractor will be working on curb, sidewalk, reinforced concrete pipe and installation of erosion control devices throughout the project.The traffic signal sub-contractor will be wiring and installing conduit throughout the project.No work during night time hours this week.Sunday, August 21st, 2016 to Saturday, August 27th, 20167:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Day Time Lane Closures9:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. – Night Time Lane ClosuresTurn lanes along US 441 from Sprint Blvd to SR 436 will be closed during the day. The subcontractor will be working on curb, sidewalk, reinforced concrete pipe and installation of erosion control devices throughout the project.The traffic signal sub-contractor will be wiring and installing conduit throughout the project.Lane closures at night will take place at US 441 and Hiawassee. The closures will be on the right lanes as follows:North to south on the southbound lanesSouth to north on the northbound lanes Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGS441Orange Blossom Trail Previous articleEarly Voting Begins TodayNext articleTips to help moms sleep better during back-to-school transitions Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

City Cabin / Olson Kundig

first_imgCopyHouses, Sustainability•Seattle, United States Contractor: 2015 “COPY” United States City Cabin / Olson KundigSave this projectSaveCity Cabin / Olson Kundig ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Project Manager And Project Architect:Renee BooneDesign Principal:Jim OlsonProject Team:Jim Olson, Renee BooneCity:SeattleCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Aaron LeitzRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. Located in one of Seattle’s most established residential areas, City Cabin’s design answers the client’s desire for a private urban retreat that would connect her to nature. Siting the 2,400-square-foot house on the northwest corner of the lot maximizes garden areas on the south and east sides. The home’s staggered footprint allows for more glazing, which increases sun exposure and garden views from every room. With the goal of net-zero energy use, the home’s design incorporates key sustainability features such as photovoltaic panels and an air-to-water heat pump. Planting mature trees and dense greenery onto the site helped transform an ordinary urban infill lot into a private refuge.“The client wanted to feel like she was living in the wilderness when, in fact, her home is on a regular-sized urban neighborhood lot.” – Jim Olson, Design PrincipalSave this picture!© Aaron LeitzCity Cabin is organized around a central gathering space with two wings extending from it: one with the master suite and the other containing the guest room and storage areas. The heart of the home in plan as well as function, the central area, which consists of an open kitchen and living space, is a single volume defined by a 16-foot-high ceiling. Here, a full-height window wall overlooks the gardens to the southeast, and clerestory windows maximize solar gain and create a sense of lightness while maintaining privacy.Save this picture!© Aaron LeitzSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Aaron LeitzMaterials and assemblies were chosen primarily for economy and sustainability, but the palette also draws inspiration from the client’s extensive Native American art collection. The concrete floors are tinted with a custom red hue inspired by red cedar and ochre colors, while walls and ceilings are made of natural, unstained plywood chosen for its durability and simplicity. On the exterior, fir siding reclaimed from a nearby fruit storage warehouse will weather naturally with minimal maintenance. Durable galvanized steel roofing and beam endcaps complement the natural wood finishes, developing a rich patina with exposure. Along with reclaimed materials, the house incorporates several green strategies including a sedum green roof, reflecting the client’s longstanding engagement with environmental conservation.Save this picture!© Aaron LeitzProject gallerySee allShow lessSagrada Família to Pay Off $41 Million Debt to Barcelona for Building PermitsArchitecture NewsHouse in Camino El Alto / Carreño Sartori ArquitectosSelected Projects Share Projects City Cabin / Olson Kundigcenter_img Year:  ArchDaily Save this picture!© Aaron Leitz+ 23Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Photographs:  Aaron Leitz “COPY” Area:  2400 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Architects: Olson Kundig Area Area of this architecture project Dovetail General Contractors CopyAbout this officeOlson KundigOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilitySeattleUnited StatesPublished on October 22, 2018Cite: “City Cabin / Olson Kundig” 22 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?城市小木屋 / Olson Kundig是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

RWB calls for release of US photojournalist held hostage in Yemen

first_img News December 5, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RWB calls for release of US photojournalist held hostage in Yemen Receive email alerts Organisation January 6, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is extremely worried about Luke Somers, a US press photographer who is being held hostage in Yemen by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and who appears in a video that AQAP released two days ago. United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF YemenMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Yemen February 11, 2021 Find out more to go further Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months YemenMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en News February 26, 2021 Find out more Somers was kidnapped in September 2013 but the media did not report his abduction until now because his family thought it would put him in even greater danger.In the three-minute video, an AQAP leader criticizes America’s “criminal” policies in the region and threatens to execute Somers within three days if its demands – known to the US government – are not met. Somers then says his life is in danger and requests help.“We call on Somers’ abductors to release him without delay,” Reporters Without Borders programme director Lucie Morillon said. “This photojournalist helped to provide independent coverage of the unrest in Yemen in recent years. He cannot be held responsible for the US government’s actions.”Morillon added: “ We also urge the Obama administration, which recently said it was reviewing its handling of hostage cases, to examine all the alternatives to the military option, in order to avoid the worst, and we urge the Yemeni authorities to cooperate and to do everything possible to obtain Somers’ release.”A British-born freelancer, Somers, 33, was kidnapped by gunmen in Sanaa on 17 September 2013. No group claimed his abduction at the time and the video only confirms that AQAP is currently holding him. His family released a video yesterday appealing for his release.Somers distinguished himself with his coverage of the 2011 uprising in Yemen, where he has been based for just over three years working for photo agencies such as Corbis and Demotix, and for several local English-language newspapers such as National Yemen.AQAP released the video just days after an unsuccessful military attempt by the United States and Yemeni special forces to free a group of AQAP hostages, including Somers, in Hadhramaut, a southern province not currently controlled by the central government.Somers friends issued a petition urging the Obama administration to use its resources to secure his immediate release. Sign the petition. News News Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosionslast_img read more

Proptech suppliers meeting today to finalise free-to-use Best Agent platform

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Proptech suppliers meeting today to finalise free-to-use Best Agent platform previous nextAgencies & PeopleProptech suppliers meeting today to finalise free-to-use Best Agent platformSingle branch agents will soon be able to compete with larger and better-financed rivals via a free proptech marketplace following a meeting at the Lloyds Insurance building.Nigel Lewis14th November 201801,427 Views The next step towards the launch of a free and open CRM marketplace platform for single-branch estate agents is to take place in London today, it has been revealed.Following a lively meeting of agents and over 100 software suppliers in September (pictured, above) at which many people vented their frustrations over ‘proptech fatigue’, a launch plan to integrate the first 18 suppliers into the new Best Agent Marketplace is taking place at the Lloyds Insurance building in central London.When the build is completed, any supplier will be able to plug into the Marketplace via an API.The initiative is designed to offer smaller estate agents access for free to the same basic proptech and CRM services that larger ones take for granted. This includes rent payment handling via PayProp, signboard ordering via Agency Express, automated property valuations through ValPal and blockchain sales progression from ViewMyChain.Multi-branch agentsOnce marketplace is ready to roll with its first suppliers and the technology has been proved, more tech firms will be able to join, as will agents with more than one branch.Although the marketplace is to be free for agents, Best Agent is to charge agents for additional services over and above the basic functions available, and also charge the tech firms to plug into the system.“It will spare agents the headache of interface-fatigue and multiple data entry, and make access to new products much easier for them,” says Best Agent founder Charlie Wright (left).“We are focusing only on delivering this facility to single branch agents to begin with, as they make up the largest proportion of the industry, and represent a long-tail of vast opportunity to suppliers.”PayProp Agency Express Best Agent charlie wright ValPal ViewMyChain November 14, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Assistant Professor in Astronomy (AI) (67933)

first_imgThe Department of Astronomy at the University of Florida invitesapplications for two full-time, nine-monthtenure-track faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professorto begin August 16, 2021. We invite applicants in all areas ofobservational, experimental, theoretical and computationalastrophysics who specialize in using artificial intelligence (AI)and machine learning (ML) in their research. We particularlyencourage applicants in the area of exoplanets, star formation,stellar populations, galaxies and cosmology who can utilizeresources available at the University of Florida and specificallythe new HiPerGator AI NVIDIA GPU SuperPod ( search is part of a campus wide effort by the University ofFlorida to expand the role of AI in higher education and research ( ). TheUniversity is home to HiPerGator, one of the most powerfulhigh-performance computers at a US public university ( UF also has access to several world-class research facilitiesand telescopes, including the 10.4-m Gran Telescopio Canarias, andis currently involved in several major international projects,including the Illustris collaboration, the Dark EnergySpectroscopic Instrument, and the MINERVA exoplanet RV array. TheDepartment of Astronomy has built numerous state-of-the-artinstruments for some of the best ground-based observatories.Information about the Department can be found at . We welcomeapplicants who can benefit from access to these resources whiledeveloping high impact research programs using other major nationaland international observational astronomical facilities, andpublicly available large datasets.Candidates should already have a strong established researchprogram that complements ongoing research in the Department ofAstronomy, a compelling plan for future research, and the abilityto supervise both graduate and undergraduate research projects. APh.D. degree in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics, or a closelyrelated field is required. The salary is competitive andcommensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes afull benefits package.The Department of Astronomy is committed to creating an environmentthat affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, includingability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. Weparticularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such anenvironment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, andprofessional service. The university and greater Gainesvillecommunity enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants,year-round outdoor recreational activities, and [email protected] Ph.D. degree in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics, or a closelyrelated field is required.For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at All applications must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a completecurriculum vitae, (3) a list of publications, (4) a researchstatement summarizing the applicant’s qualifications, pastresearch, and future research plans, (5) a statement of teachingexperience and interest, and (6) three confidential letters ofrecommendation sent on their behalf to their Interfolio submissionpacket.For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January15, 2021, at which time the committee will begin reviewingapplications. Applications received after this date may beconsidered at the discretion of the committee until the position isfilled.Questions may be addressed to the Search Committee co-Chairs,Professors Rana Ezzeddine ([email protected]) and Paul Torrey([email protected]).All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employmentscreening which includes a review of criminal records, referencechecks, and verification of education.The selected candidate will be required to provide an officialtranscript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript willnot be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued toStudent” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institutionoutside of the United States require evaluation by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by the National Associationof Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institutiondedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty andstaff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s SunshineLaw. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order toapply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the FloridaRelay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

Press release: Sajid Javid announces details of review of local government finance governance and processes

first_img Media enquiries If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 please check our guidance page first before you contact us – you still need to contact us please use the contact form above to get in touch, because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you send it by post it will not receive a reply within normal timescale. Published today on GOV.UK: letter to the Chair of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee terms of reference for the review Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, has today (11 April 2018) announced details of an independent review of the processes and procedures that underpin the Ministry’s governance of the business rates system.The review will be led by former Director General for Public Services at Her Majesty’s Treasury, Andrew Hudson. Andrew has also previously held the position of chief executive of the Valuation Office Agency, as well as having worked in local government and has significant experience of working at the interface of policy and operations.Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, said: Office address and general enquiries 2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DF General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000 Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office 0303 444 1209 As we move towards local government retaining 75% of locally collected business rates, it is vital that the business rates retention system operates as smoothly as possible. This review, led by an independent expert in this field, will ensure robust processes across the board. Social media – MHCLG Contact form https://forms.communit… Email [email protected] Twitter – – – read more

Wilco Announces Southern Fall Tour

first_imgChicago rockers Wilco have announced 13 dates for their Fall Tour schedule. The band will embark on their journey at Pinewood Bowl in Lincoln, Nebraska on September 22, and continue on through Kansas City, Tulsa, Santa Fe, with five shows throughout Texas including El Paso, Marfa, Austin, San Antonio, and Irving. On the heels of their 2016 Schmilco release, Jeff Tweedy and the band will make stops in Memphis, Birmingham, Atlanta, and Asheville to close out their Fall run. More dates are expected to be added.Tickets to Wilco go on sale this Friday, July 21. A presale will open on Wednesday, July 19 at 10AM local time.Wilco Fall TourSept 22 — Pinewood Bowl Theater — Lincoln, NESept 23 — Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland — Kansas CitySep 24 — Brady Theater — Tulsa, OKSep 26 — Santa Fe Opera — Santa Fe, NMSep 28 — Abraham Chavez Theatre — El Paso, TXSep 29 — Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love — Marfa, TXOct 1 — Bass Concert Hall — Austin, TXOct 2 — Tobin Center for the Performing Arts — San Antonio, TXOct 3 — Irving Music Factory — Irving, TXOct 5 — The Orpheum Theatre-Memphis, TNOct 7 — Alabama Theatre — Birmingham, ALOct 8 — The Fox Theatre — Atlanta, GAOct 9 — Thomas Wolfe Auditorium — Asheville, NC[photo by Stephen Olker]last_img read more

Lettuce Announces West Coast Run With John Scofield

first_imgLettuce has announced an upcoming West Coast run, featuring select shows with special guest John Scofield on guitar.Lettuce will open up the run at Los Angeles, CA’s The Theatre at Ace Hotel on March 20th, followed by a four-night run at San Francisco’s SF Jazz Center on March 21st through March 24th. John Scofield will join the band on guitar at all five California shows.Lettuce will then head up the coast alone, playing a three-night run at Seattle, WA’s The Triple Door on March 27th through March 25th, followed by a tour-closing show at Portland, OR’s Roseland Theater on March 30th.An artist pre-sale begins tomorrow, December 11th, at 10 a.m. local time for the Seattle and Portland shows here. Tickets for Lettuce’s Los Angeles (here) and San Fransisco (here) shows featuring John Scofield are on sale now.Last Monday, Lettuce announced the 2019 edition of their annual blowout at Morrison, CO’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, affectionately known as Rage Rocks. The latest edition of Rage Rocks, which marks Lettuce’s 6th visit to Red Rocks, is set to take place on Saturday, June 15th, 2019 and will feature two sets by the host band.As always, Lettuce has some special tricks up their sleeve for their Red Rocks trip. In addition to support from TAUK and The Soul Rebels, Rage Rocks 2019 will see Lettuce use one of their two sets to reprise the Jerry Garcia Band tribute that wowed audiences at the 2018 edition of LOCKN’.For more information and a full list of Lettuce’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.last_img read more

Biden’s pick for UN post calls China ‘a strategic adversary’

first_imgUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Linda Thomas-Greenfield says China is “a strategic adversary” that threatens the world. And she is expressing regret for a speech she gave in 2019 that praised China’s initiatives in Africa and made no mention of its human rights abuses. The veteran U.S. diplomat, pressured by Republican senators at a hearing Wednesday on her nomination as United Nations ambassador, said she sees China’s actions at the U.N. as “undermining” American values. And she said she “will be working aggressively against China.” Thomas-Greenfield, who was a rare Black woman in the Foreign Service when she joined in 1982, rose to be assistant secretary of state for Africa.last_img