4 of my top investment themes for the next decade

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Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 4 of my top investment themes for the next decade See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAcenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The start of a new decade is always a good time to think about investment themes that could power a buy-and-hold strategy over the next 10 years. By identifying powerful long-term structural trends that are likely to have a big impact on the world, you can position your portfolio to capitalise. With that in mind, here’s a look at four investment themes I’m bullish on.The world’s ageing populationThe world’s ageing population is a theme that is hard to ignore – virtually every country in the world is experiencing growth in both the number and proportion of older people in their populations. According to the UN, by 2030, there will be roughly 1.4bn people aged 60 and over worldwide, up from 900m in 2015.5G 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…An ageing population has implications for many industries. Healthcare is one industry, in particular, that should benefit significantly. Wealth management and travel are other industries that could benefit. Stocks that I believe could do well as a result of the world’s ageing population include joint replacement specialist Smith & Nephew, wealth manager St. James’s Place, and leisure specialist InterContinental Hotels Group.Disruptive technologyDisruptive technology has had a big impact on the world over the last decade and I expect this trend to continue throughout the 2020s. Right now, we’re in the midst of a technology revolution (often called the fourth industrial revolution) and I believe it has a long way to go. This is probably the theme I’m most bullish on.Sub-sectors of this theme that I like include financial technology (FinTech), robotics and automation, and artificial intelligence. Over the next 10 years, I think these technologies are likely to have an extraordinary impact on the world. For exposure, I’d look at funds that have exposure to both large technology companies such as Alphabet (Google) and Microsoft, as well as smaller niche technology companies, such as the Polar Capital Global Technology fund. SustainabilityI’m also expecting sustainability to become more of a focus in the 2020s. In recent years, the world has begun to realise how much damage we have done to the environment in the past and as a result, many people are now far more aware of the products they buy and the food they eat (meat alternatives is an interesting sub-theme here). Interest in sustainable investment strategies has increased significantly too. I think this is just the tip of the iceberg, though. To capitalise, I’d look at sustainable funds, or companies that have sustainability at the core of their philosophy such as packaging specialist DS Smith.Rising wealth in the emerging marketsFinally, there is the rise of wealth in emerging markets. Higher incomes in countries such as China, India, Indonesia and Brazil are likely to have implications for a number of industries. These include consumer goods (as disposable incomes increase, consumers want products that can improve the quality of their lives), financial services (rising wealth means more demand for savings and insurance products), healthcare, and travel. To capitalise, I’d look at companies such as alcoholic drinks manufacturer Diageo, which expects an additional 750m emerging market consumers to be able to afford international-style spirits by 2030; Prudential, which is now focused on the financial needs of those in Asia; and Unilever, which generates over 50% of its sales from emerging markets. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address 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. Edward Sheldon owns shares in St. James’s Place, Ds Smith, Diageo, Unilever, Prudential, Microsoft, and Alphabet and has a position in the Polar Capital Global Technology fund. Suzanne Frey, an executive at Alphabet, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Teresa Kersten, an employee of LinkedIn, a Microsoft subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Alphabet (C shares), Microsoft, and Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo, DS Smith, InterContinental Hotels Group, and Prudential and recommends the following options: long January 2021 $85 calls on Microsoft and short January 2021 $115 calls on Microsoft. 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.last_img read more

Bob Weir & Phil Lesh Open First-Ever Duo Tour At Radio City Music Hall [Videos]

first_imgLast night, after months of excitement and speculation as to what fans could expect, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh opened their 6-date Bobby & Phil Duo Tour with their first of two performances at New York’s iconic Radio City Music Hall.Going into this performance, nobody was entirely sure what to expect. Would they play acoustic or electric? Would they invite out any special guests? What would the songs we know and love sound like played by just these two? The only other real basis for expectations was the pair’s Super VIP performance at LOCKN‘ last year, and that “very special hour” featured only two songs of just Bobby & Phil before Joe Russo and various others joined them for the remainder of that set, so this new project represented relatively uncharted waters.Lesh and Weir began to answer those questions when they emerged for an “Uncle John’s Band” opener, with Weir on acoustic and Lesh on his go-to 6-string Alembic bass. They were joined by percussionist Wally Ingram, who would come and go from the stage throughout the night adding tastefully subtle rhythmic texture while keeping the focus on Bobby & Phil.That focus on the two men in front would prove to be a theme of the performance, as it will no doubt be a theme of this brief tour. While Bobby spoke about “special guests” when originally announcing the shows, Ingram was the only other person to join him and Lesh on night one. And while rumors of heavy-hitting sit-ins were abundant pre-show, the response to the lack of guests on night one was overwhelmingly positive. Guests wouldn’t have felt right at this special performance. A deviation from the celebration of this pair’s decades-long musical partnership would have been out of place. On this night, all eyes were rightfully on Phil Lesh and Bob Weir. (That said, there’s always tonight…)After taking a few minutes to get their footing during “Uncle John’s Band”, the two settled in on “Operator”, Phil’s noticeably stronger-than-usual vocals leading the way. After a brief moment of banter in which Weir mused about how “every one of these tunes means something different to each person,” Bobby led the duo through a slow-and-steady “Ramble On Rose”, the audience audibly singing along throughout.After noting that “this next song has been really good to all of us,” the duo shared vocal duties on “Friend of the Devil”. Next, Bobby told a short story about the sounds he would hear from Pigpen‘s room when the late founding Grateful Dead member was entertaining his girlfriend. While the story itself didn’t amount to much, hearing Bob Weir do his best impression of Pig’s lady—a girl named Janis [Joplin]—(“Daddy! Daddy!”) proved to be one of the more amusing moments of the evening.A beautiful “Bird Song” came next, with Phil handling the vocal duties impressively. That was followed by a rendition of “He’s Gone” which the two built methodically into an interesting, pulsing jam. Next, Phil pleaded, “Tell me a story, Bobby.” Weir acquiesced as he traded out his acoustic guitar for his Stratocaster, telling a story of a summer he spent writing on a ranch in Wyoming. He was having writer’s block and needed to find an inspirational vision, so he set off on a hike in the mountains. As he explained, “It came to me…I just don’t fuckin’ know what I’m looking for here. But I gotta keep at it.” As he finished, he made the connection between that aimless Wyoming hike and the “Lost Sailor”/”Saint of Circumstance” that followed to close the set (“Sure don’t know what I’m going for/Sure don’t know/But I’m gonna go for it for sure”).The duo returned for their second set with “Loose Lucy”, with Bobby back on the acoustic to help thank the fans for a “real good time” all these years. “Peggy-O” followed and provided one of the night’s most memorable musical highlights, as Phil availed himself admirably on lead vocals and the two played off each other to emotionally moving effect.After attempting and promptly aborting another story, the duo moved into “Me and My Uncle”. Next, Bobby once again strapped on his Strat as Phil led them through a bittersweet “Mountains of the Moon” which eventually fluttered into a well-received reprise of the “Bird Song” from set one. “Let It Grow” followed and featured some remnants of “Bird Song” in its winding jam before eventually moving into Bob Dylan‘s “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” and, finally, a set-closing “Not Fade Away” featuring a hot, impassioned blues jam.Phil came back out first after the encore break for his usual Donor Rap, also taking time to speak about the recent shooting in Parkland, FL and encourage all those in attendance to register to vote and “vote the motherfuckers out,” an appeal which was met with thunderous applause. A “Box of Rain” encore sent the audience back into the damp New York chill.With one show down, the Bobby & Phil duo tour has come further into focus. The two will get some rhythmic assistance from Wally Ingram, Weir will make use of both his acoustic and electric guitars, and Phil and Bob will trade lead vocal duties. As far as guests go, we’ll have to wait and see. But what was perhaps most surprising on night one–and thankfully so–was Weir and Lesh’s apparent mental approach to these shows.Unlike other “special,” stripped-down, intimate runs like this, the stories and the banter were not the focal points (however hard they may have tried to work them in). They’re not just going through the motions for a campfire-style sing-along, where the actual musicianship is less important than the experience, the audience interactions, the simple fact that it’s happening. There was not a stool or a chair in sight for either one of them. To Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, these shows are not a novelty. They are taking the music of their duo show seriously. On night one, they came to play for real, and in doing so exceeded the musical expectations of many fans. It wasn’t perfect–but it was good, and they’re just getting started…You can check out a selection of videos from the opening night of Bobby & Phil tour below:Bob Weir & Phil Lesh – “Uncle John’s Band”[Video: Nugs.tv] Bob Weir & Phil Lesh – “Operator”[Video: rdeal1999]Bob Weir & Phil Lesh – “Ramble On Rose” [Video: Matt Frazier]Bobby & Phil – “He’s Gone”[Video: Matt Frazier]Bob Weir & Phil Lesh – Banter, “Lost Sailor/Saint of Circumstance”[Video: Matt Frazier] Bob Weir & Phil Lesh – “Mountains of the Moon”[Video: jomissa]Bob Weir & Phil Lesh – “Not Fade Away”Setlist: Bob Weir & Phil Lesh | Radio City Music Hall | New York, NY | 3/2/18Set One: Uncle John’s Band, Operator, Ramble On Rose, Friend of the Devil, Bird Song, He’s Gone, Lost Sailor > Saint of CircumstanceSet Two: Loose Lucy, Peggy-O, Me and My Uncle, Mountains of the Moon > Bird Song (Reprise) > Let It Grow > A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall > Not Fade AwayEncore: Box of RainBobby & Phil tour continues tonight with the second of two Radio City performances. You can see a full list of upcoming shows below. For more information, head to www.bobbyandphil.com.Bob Weir And Phil Lesh Duo Upcoming Tour DatesMarch 3 – New York, NY – Radio City Music HallMarch 7 – Boston, MA – Wang TheatreMarch 8 – Boston, MA – Wang TheatreMarch 10 – Chicago, IL – Chicago TheatreMarch 11 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatrelast_img read more

Preparations afoot for Salisbury Reunion

first_imgEntertainmentLocalNews Preparations afoot for Salisbury Reunion by: – July 14, 2011 Share 28 Views   no discussions Share The community of Salisbury, will, from the July 23rd to August 7th 2011 be celebrating their Grand Reunion under the theme “Building Community With Pride and Unity“. This effort is being orchestrated by The Salisbury Reunion Committee, an initiative of the Salisbury Enhancement Committee Inc.The reunion will begin with a grand opening ceremony which will take place on Saturday, July 23rd, 2011 at 4:30pm, at the Salisbury Playing Field which has been dubbed ‘Reunion Village’.A number of local gospel artists and groups will grace the stage on that night at a Gospel Concert carded for 7:00pm on that night.Sunday, July 24th will feature a Church Service followed by a cricket match from 2:00pm and a Miss Salisbury Pageant from 7:30pm.July 25th to 29th will feature a summer school program at the Salisbury Primary School for children from the ages of 5 to 18.The history of Salisbury will be revealed at a History Night carded for July 5th from 7:30pm at the Salisbury Primary School.The agricultural side of Salisbury will be showcased at a grand Market Day with a Difference scheduled for Saturday July 30th from 8:00am at Lower Salisbury.Other events will include a health fair, a bouyon night, a family fun day and a dinner and awards ceremony.An Oldie Goldie Night, carded for August 6th will give seniors an opportunity to reminisce on the music of the 50s and 60s at the Salisbury Government School from 8:00pm.The reunion will culminate with a sporting activity called Bawi Olympic on August 7th, followed by a Block-o-rama.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweetlast_img read more

Evans heaps praise on Hernandez

first_img Press Association The Mexican had made only three brief substitute appearances for new manager David Moyes prior to Wednesday night’s victory over Liverpool. But in his first start, Hernandez hunted down the winning goal, wriggling free of Jose Enrique in classic striker’s fashion before touching home Wayne Rooney’s corner. He fronted up to the media on Tuesday, when it would have been far easier to send someone else to speak on his behalf. And he managed to stop a cloud of gloom descending on what is officially known as the Aon Training Complex but which fans and players continue to refer to as Carrington. “I have been on the training ground where the atmosphere has been worse than it was when we came in the day after the game,” said Evans. “We had no complaints at the weekend. “Everyone was honest in their assessment that we didn’t apply ourselves the way we should have. “It is hard for the fans, the players and the manager as well. We just had to move on from it quickly.” Ahead of the Baggies clash, Moyes may offer more information on the injury that ruled Tom Cleverley out of Wednesday night’s game given the Scot opted not to shed any light on it immediately after the Old Trafford outfit. It was a brilliant predatory effort. And Evans was not in the least bit surprised. “We see it every day in training,” he said. “You always have to be aware of him. He only takes a yard to get a goal. “That is the type of lad he is. Against Stoke a couple of years ago he scored a goal with the back of his head. “He loves scoring goals.” Moyes must decide how many of his fringe players will keep their places for Saturday’s Old Trafford encounter with West Brom given the pride they restored following Sunday’s disastrous derby day defeat at Manchester City on Sunday. To his credit, even in the teeth of the storm that raged following Sunday’s hammering, Moyes still kept doing the right things. Jonny Evans has hailed the goalscoring prowess of Manchester United team-mate Javier Hernandez.last_img read more

Exclusive:Kevin-Prince returns for Egypt qualifier

first_imgGhana coach Kwesi Appiah has named Kevin-Prince Boateng in a 24-man squad to face Egypt in this month’s World Cup qualifying play-off. Also included in the squad are Dominic Adiyiah and goalkeeper Daniel Agyei as both players return to the Black Stars team to play the Pharaohs in Cairo on 19 November at the Air Defence Stadium.  The Black Stars lead the tie 6-1 after the first leg in Kumasi on 15 October as the aggregate winner will qualify for next year’s final in Brazil.Ghana squad: Goalkeepers: Fatau Dauda (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Adam Kwarasey (Stromgodset, Norway), Daniel Agyei (Free State Stars, South Africa) Defenders: Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), Samuel Inkoom (Dnipro, Ukraine), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege, Belgium), David Addy (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal), Jerry Akaminko (Eskisehirspor, Turkey), Rashid Sumaila (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Mohammed Awal (Maritzburg United, South Africa), Edwin Gyimah (SuperSport United, South Africa) Midfielders: Michael Essien (Chelsea, England), Sulley Muntari (AC Milan, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy), Emmanuel Agyemang Badu (Udinese, Italy), Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough, England), Mubarak Wakaso (Rubin Kazan, Russia), Christian Atsu (Vitesse Arnhem, Holland), Andre Ayew (Marseille, France) Strikers: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Abdul Majeed Waris (Spartak Moscow, Russia), Kevin-Prince Boateng (Schalke, Germany) Jordan Ayew (Marseille, France), Dominic Adiyiah (Arsenal Kiev, Ukraine).last_img read more

Max Scherzer does his job again, and in typical hard-nosed fashion

first_imgScherzer expected to work deep Wednesday, especially after the first few frames. He got the seventh inning from manager Davey Martinez and, in typical fashion, finished with a flourish. MLB.com says he threw 13 four-seam fastballs in the inning; his slowest was 94.3 mph and his fastest was 97.6. He struck out his last three batters.He long ago earned respect from teammates with his competitive fire and his ability to put up numbers, but this game, and Scherzer’s 2019 season, should lift him to a higher perch, even if he is counted on to be indestructible. Scherzer leads the National League with 146 Ks and 106 1/3 innings pitched, and his 2.62 ERA is fourth-best. He’s right in the heart of what is now a crowded Cy Young race.If the Nats’ promotions people were smart (or just feeling mischievous), they’d rush to create a new batch of Scherzer bobbleheads for their scheduled Friday giveaway. Show the type of commitment their ace does and add a splotch of purple paint below every right eye. Show that the organization can get the job done, too, no matter what might get in the way. Max Scherzer wasn’t hurt Wednesday even though his bruised face indicated otherwise. He had all he needed: clear eyes and a right arm full of gas.The Nationals’ ace took the mound one night after he busted his nose by bunting a batting practice pitch into his face. The bunt was executed with, shall we say, less than total gusto. Scherzer’s pitching, on the other hand, was quintessential . . . Max effort. He limited the Phillies to four hits and a pair of walks over seven scoreless innings and 117 pitches. He struck out 10. He got the win and the Nats (35-38) completed a sweep of a day-night doubleheader, which pushed them to four games behind the Phils for the National League’s second wild-card berth.MORE:  Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNNow, while it’s true that Scherzer’s performance wasn’t a Bloody Sock Game or a gem thrown by someone whose elbow (or hamstring) could unravel at any second, it was still a forceful reminder to teammates and opponents alike: Answer the call, do your job, no excuses.”This is just going to be part of what you got to do. You take the ball every fifth time,” Scherzer told reporters after the game, per The Washington Post . He said he felt “zero” pain on the mound and minimal discomfort. Scherzer also said he would have lobbied to stay in if the break had occurred during a game.Nats second baseman Brian Dozier was of a similar mind.”Well, I hate to kind of undercut it by any means,” Dozier said, per the Post, “but we expect that from him.”last_img read more