Alert! FTSE 100 stocks are 25% cheaper! Time to buy?

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. T Sligo | Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 Alert! FTSE 100 stocks are 25% cheaper! Time to buy? Investors fear uncertainty. Unfortunately, at the moment the FTSE 100 — and the wider economy — is filled with it. The coronavirus crisis is difficult to comprehend and nobody is entirely sure how the disease will affect business and what it will mean for stock prices in the future.Fear and uncertainty have caused FTSE 100 stocks to fall roughly 25% since the beginning of 2020. 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As this is a rapidly moving situation, it is still unclear which industries will suffer and which companies will be able to ride out the storm.To invest in the stock market when it is substantially falling is the ultimate contrarian move and takes nerves of steel.But is it the right thing to do? Time to sell your shares?If you are still sitting on your stocks, like I am, your portfolio’s value will no doubt be quite a bit lighter than it was several months ago. The thought has crossed my mind about whether I should sell some of my holdings and put it in what is traditionally safer, like cash or bonds. But by selling my position, I would be turning a paper loss into an actual, realised loss. The coronavirus will almost certainly wreak carnage upon businesses, and yet I have faith that in the long term, the British economy will be OK. I am certain that all of us have thought about selling. Even other Fools, like Tom Rodgers, have thought about it. As Tom pointed out, panic-selling in a market crash is a bad idea. Nobody can second guess what FTSE 100 stocks will do next. The only thing I am reasonably certain about is the analysis I have carried out and I am comfortable that I have bought stocks in quality companies. If nothing material has changed at these businesses, then I will continue to hold my position.I am investing for the long term and have confidence that over the next 30 years, the revenues and profits for these companies will improve. Hopefully, the stock price will correspond with this and in time will increase too. And dividends will help as well.Time to buy FTSE 100 stocks?I would look at it this way — in this market crash, now could be a good time to buy a portion of quality companies at a lower valuation. I am currently buying the same stocks I always have done, but just at a reduced price. Although the FTSE 100 may continue to drop further, by purchasing stocks at a regular interval I hope to ride out some of the turbulence and buy at the low points. The market will probably remain volatile for some time. But in the long term, I have confidence that the FTSE 100 will recover, just like it did after the crash in 1987 and after the financial crisis of little more than a decade ago. Now could turn out to be a great opportunity to pick up wonderful stocks for a bargain price. 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. 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Boy Scout completes dog run project at Huron Humane Society

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — Saturday will be a day that lives in Boy Scout Michael Buchler’s memory for a long time.He officially completed his Eagle Scout Project, opening the ‘Pawing Around’ Dog Run Park at the Huron Humane Society. The dog run is meant for potential new owners to play with the dogs at the humane society before adopting them. That way, the person can experience the dog to see if it’s a good fit. The project took around two years to complete with plenty of setbacks and rejections along the way.“One of the first ones was that I couldn’t find a place to do it until the humane society,” said Buchler. “The second biggest one was about three inches down below me, it turns into solid limestone so we had to find a way to break that up so then we could put the post down to concrete them.”Over 400 hours went into the project. The future Eagle Scout can now breath a sign of relief after watching his dream come to life.“It felt very relieving and great at the same time because now that it’s finally open, now that it’s all done, all of the dogs in the humane society can use it to the fullest extent,” said Buchler.A ribbon cutting ceremony took place in the afternoon where Buchler read the letter he read to community members to gain support for opening the park. The letter touched the hearts of many and focused on his childhood battle with epilepsy.Buchler thanked all of his friends, families, and volunteers. Cookies and punch were provided and folks could bring their dogs to play in the brand new park.The dog run park will be open the same hours as the Huron Humane Society. For those hours, visit their website   AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Boy Scouts, Dog Run Park, Eagle Project, Huron Humane Society, Michael Buchler, Ribbon Cutting, WATZContinue ReadingPrevious Forgotten Eagles of Michigan Stop in AlpenaNext Motorcyclists take to the highways to raise awareness for homelessnesslast_img read more