I think these are two of the best UK shares to buy in a recession

first_imgI think these are two of the best UK shares to buy in a recession If you like AIM-listed shares then you might like to read about… 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. Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! 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Official data released this Wednesday show that the UK has fallen into the deepest recession on record. Investors will likely be wondering what are the best UK shares to buy in a recession. Defensive stocks typically perform relatively well in a recession. However, I think some of the best UK shares to buy in a recession are the ones that might actually outperform when the economy sours.UK recessionA significant decline in economic activity that lasts more than a few months defines a recession. UK GDP contracted by 2.2% in the first quarter of 2020 and by a monumental 20.4% in the second. For reference, the worst quarterly decline during the great financial crisis was 2.1%. There are signs of a sharp recovery in the awaited third-quarter results, but this is from a relatively low base.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…It will not be a surprise that the coronavirus pandemic has hurt UK businesses. What may be surprising is that UK businesses have been struggling for quite some time. Research from Red Flag Alert indicates that there have been seven consecutive quarters of increasing financial distress among UK businesses, as of the second quarter of this year. Some 527,000 businesses are in financial distress, up 33,000 since the start of 2020. The real estate sector is particularly badly hit, seeing a 19% rise in cases of significant financial distress.With the recession, the pandemic still not under the control, and Brexit on the horizon, things could continue to get worse. Since stock prices reflect the performance of the underlying business, plenty of share prices could fall.Recession picksWhen the economy is in poor shape, corporate restructuring and insolvency proceedings are in demand. Companies in the the business of corporate restructuring and insolvency, like FRP Advisory Group (LSE: FRP) and Begbies Traynor (LSE: BEG) might actually do well in a recession. FRP expects to report a 16.4% rise in revenue for 2020 along with bumper profits. Begbies grew its revenue by 17% in 2020 and adjusted pre-tax profits rose by 31%. Both companies are reporting increasing caseloads. This is in spite of financial support for businesses from the UK government and the central bank. Financial difficulties are expected to increase as these supports are withdrawn, leading to more restructuring and insolvency work for FRP and Begbies.Be warned, however, both of these stocks are AIM-listed. They have small market capitalizations and their share prices could be volatile because the shares are illiquid. Something else to consider is that both these businesses get paid for work done with struggling or bust businesses. Payment can take months to collect, and of course, there is a risk that some fees may not be recovered. Both FRP and Begbies do reflect recovery risk in their financial statements, but assumptions can always be wrong.But even accounting for the risks, FRP and Begbies do look like some of the best UK shares to buy in a recession to help diversify and protect a portfolio. Both have solid business models that benefit from times of economic uncertainty. If I was choosing just one stock it would be FRP. Begbies has a property division that accounts for about 30% of sales and the real estate sector, as stated earlier, is really struggling. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares James J. McCombie | Saturday, 15th August, 2020 | More on: BEG FRP 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. Enter Your Email Address James J. McCombie has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. 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. See all posts by James J. McCombielast_img read more

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Utah’s Mitchell Wins NBPA Award

first_img Robert Lovell Tags: Donovan Mitchell/Leader of the New School Award/Utah Jazz May 31, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah’s Mitchell Wins NBPA Award FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  According to his peers, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell is the top rookie.Mitchell was announced as the winner of the Leader of the New School Award on Wednesday, given to the top rookie as voted by the National Basketball Player’s Association.Mitchell and 76ers guard Ben Simmons are front-runners for the NBA’s Rookie of the Year Award, which is voted on by the media. Written bylast_img read more

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Marketing budgets: Where credit unions are spending in 2020

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Going into 2020 credit union marketers find themselves with an expanding list of missions to accomplish and a marketing shopping list that just seems to grow longer.As a follow-up to The Financial Brand‘s analysis of overall credit union marketing spending in 2018 compared to 2015, we reached out to a cross-section of credit unions for specifics about their 2020 marketing spending plans. We wanted to know not only how much they expected their marketing budgets to change in 2020, but where the money was going, especially where spending plans were shifting from past patterns. We also asked about anticipated spending on martech, where literally thousands of tools are out there now.Only one institution planned to reduce marketing spending, and this was because efforts had been so successful in the past that regulators wanted management to slow the institution’s growth for a bit. Most credit unions plan to hike marketing budgets in 2020, with one in the process of pushing for an increase of 25% over 2019 levels in order to support a major branding effort. continue reading »last_img read more

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CBA girls volleyball ousted by VVS in Class B sectionals

first_imgCBA, meanwhile, finished a 9-8 season, graduating Kristen DeLorenzo, who earned more than 1,000 digs in her career and is the program’s all-time leader in aces. Gia Anthony, Delaney Della Donna and Lauren Griffith also graduate. At 28-28, VVS won the serve back, got the set point it needed to win it 30-28, and proceeded to defeat the Brothers 25-15 and 25-21 in the next two sets.Karli Doig had 35 assists for the Red Devils, her passes often going to LeeAnne Lowery, who had 18 kills and nine digs. Sadie Riggs had nine kills and eight digs as Lauren Schaefer got seven kills.VVS advanced to a sectional semifinal against undefeated top seed Mount Markham, ultimately hoping to advance to this Saturday’s championship round at Jamesville-DeWitt.C Tags: CBAvolleyball Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Of the three area high school girls volleyball teams with a winter schedule, only Christian Brothers Academy got to the Section III playoffs.Set up as a no. 5 seed in an eight-team Class B bracket, the Brothers would go on the road last Thursday night to face no. 4 seed Vernon-Verona-Sherrill in the quarterfinals.As it turned out, the opening set was decisive. Many different times, CBA had a chance to get out in front by winning the set, but the Red Devils denied them.last_img read more

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Thomas says Syracuse will need to capitalize on suspect Connecticut offense

first_imgShamarko Thomas rebounded nicely following his vicious collision against Pittsburgh two weeks ago to put forth a solid effort in Syracuse’s loss to Rutgers over the weekend. Thomas currently ranks tied for third on the team in tackles with 24, but it’s his hard-hitting mentality and constant hustle that arguably contribute just as much to the defense.The media caught up with Thomas during the weekly interview session to discuss Friday’s game against Connecticut, the overall mental state of the team following a disheartening loss and any outside distractions for a team that has lost two of its last three games.Q: On the defensive side of the ball, does that give you guys kind of an added pressure to try to take the ball away, whether it’s through the air or by taking it away from the ball carrier?Thomas: I don’t say pressure, because that’s our job. That’s our job to try to get turnovers and create more plays for the offense to get on the field or score for the offense. So it’s really not pressure, it’s just us going out there and getting our job done and doing more.Q: After a couple games this year head coach Doug Marrone has said in the press conference that he has to get the players to play better, he needs to do a better job, it’s his fault that the mistakes are happening. What do you think when he kind of puts all that blame on himself?AdvertisementThis is placeholder textST: He’s a great man, so he’s going to take all the blame, man. He don’t want it to be all on the athletes, and then we’re getting all the people saying we’re not good, or the offense is not good, defense is not good, special teams. But it’s really not about him, man. He don’t step on the field. All he could do is coach us, and we have to go out there and do the work.Q: Is there an extra sense of urgency on Friday with this game being a chance to get above .500 in Big East play again and kind of kick off the second half of the season?ST: It’s not a sense of urgency, it’s just we’ve got to win. That’s the bottom line. We’ve got to come out there and win, man. Just come out there and perform better than we did last week.Q: Connecticut’s quarterback has more interceptions than touchdown passes — what have you guys seen on film about him that maybe makes him someone who could be an easy target?ST: He stares down his receivers. He’s got two good receivers — one’s not a receiver, it’s a tight end, but he uses him as a receiver — No. 94 and No. 8. And he stares them down, and that’s creating great opportunities for defensive backs to lock in to it.Q: The last two games the defense has done a great job limiting the opposing offense, but you don’t seem to create as many turnovers as your opponents have. What can you do to change that?ST: That’s what we’ve got practice for. Just going to practice and work on those turnovers. Get (interceptions in practice), rip the ball out when we can do that against the running backs and just focus on the little things, and it will help us out with the bigger things.Q: Talk about the frustration level of the team as a whole after dropping the last game and losing two out of your last three. Where is the mindset of the team going forward?ST: It’s definitely frustrating because we’ve got a lot of talent, man. And we see what we can do on the field when we don’t make no mistakes. So it’s definitely frustrating, but we wash all that away. All the losses, we throw it away. You can’t dwell in the past.Q: Do you hear the stuff fans and the media say about coach Marrone being on the hot seat and stuff like that?ST: Yeah, definitely. That’s what pushes us. You’ve definitely got to — I don’t say nothing about it because people don’t know what’s going on on the inside. You all just see what’s on the outside. I look at it just for motivation. Comments Published on October 19, 2012 at 1:47 am Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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