July 5

I’d ignore heavily-shorted Cineworld’s share price and buy these penny stocks instead

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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 now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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” Before buying any UK share I always check to see which London Stock Exchange shares are most shorted. The list provided by shorttracker.co.uk shows which British stocks institutional investors and hedge funds are betting heavily against. And, right now, the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE) share price is firmly in their crosshairs.As I type, a whopping 7.2% of Cineworld’s shares are being shorted. The level of shorting here is beaten only by J Sainsbury. Short interest on the FTSE 100 supermarket stands at 7.6%.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…Of course these institutional investors and hedge funds don’t always make the right call. But it’s still worth considering what these highly-experienced, financially-savvy organisations have to think about a particular UK share. And in the case of the Cineworld share price I’m afraid I share their pessimism.Even when Cineworld’s cinemas are fully reopened in the US and UK, there’re likely to be revenues-sapping capacity restrictions in place due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. This is a particular worry given the colossal amount of debt that Cineworld has on its books.There’s also the long-term danger posed by streaming giants like Netflix and Amazon, companies that threaten to keep movie fans planted firmly on their couches.Cineworld’s share price sinks againThere’s always two sides to every UK share, of course. And it’s  possible that the huge investment Cineworld is making on cinema refurbishments and on novel ideas like its 4DX interactive theatres will pay off handsomely in the long run. There’s also the possibility that moviegoers could be queueing round the block to get into its cinemas if strong coronavirus vaccine rollouts continue in the US and UK.That said, the risks this UK share faces are still too high in my book. And I believe the Cineworld share price could keep on sinking (it just dropped to two-and-a-half-month lows around 93p per share).I’d rather buy these penny stocks!There are plenty of other penny stocks I’d rather buy today instead of Cineworld. And, like the cinema operator, these UK shares change hands at a price below £1. Here are a few on my radar today:I think Airtel Africa has a bright future as telecoms demand in African emerging markets balloons. This UK share saw revenues soar 13% in the nine months to December, latest financials showed. Bear in mind though, Airtel has a not-inconsiderable amount of debt on its books that could cause future problems.Gaming Realms also looks more attractive than the Cineworld share price, in my opinion. This penny stock makes and licences casino games for mobile devices, allowing it to exploit the soaring popularity of online gambling. I think it’s a great buy despite its massively-competitive marketplace.I also like the look of Accrol Group. Its share of the ultra-defensive toilet roll market continues to grow and grow. And margins are booming, thanks to improving product mix. I think it’s a top penny stock to buy despite the problem of rising paper costs. Royston Wild | Friday, 7th May, 2021 | More on: CINE John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon and Netflix and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon and short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon. 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.center_img I’d ignore heavily-shorted Cineworld’s share price and buy these penny stocks instead 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. Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Royston Wild Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

May 27

Rising fuel costs continue to hit motorists and hauliers

first_img Pinterest Facebook Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – March 8, 2011 HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ The price of petrol has reached a record high, with the cost of a litre of petrol surpassing the 1 euro 50 cent mark at many of the country’s petrol stations.That compares to this time last year when the cost of a litre of unleaded petrol was 1 euro 27 cent.It’s now costing families an extra 1-thousand euro a year to run their cars and AA Ireland is calling on the incoming government to reduce the tax on fuel.The owner of a haulage company in Donegal is reiterating his threat to stage a major blockade across the entire country if the new government doesn’t address the price of fuel.John McLoughlin of JML Fuels recently organised protests in Donegal and Dublin, and met with the Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny to outline his concerns on the eve of the election.He’s repeating his pledge that hauliers will bring the country to a standstill if the problem isn’t tackled……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/jml10.mp3[/podcast] Newsx Adverts Previous articleStrabane woman awarded compensation in negligence caseNext articleMotorcycle found as gardai investigate Muff shooting News Highland Pinterestcenter_img PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Rising fuel costs continue to hit motorists and hauliers Twitter Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republiclast_img read more

March 1

Unraveling Mexican secrets

first_imgWhen Mexican President Vicente Fox publicly opened a vast archive of confidential government files in 2000, investigative journalist Jacinto Rodriguez was one of the first in line to enter the former prison that houses the National Archive. There, inside the cells of what was once known as the “Black Palace,” Rodriguez spent more than a decade poring over thousands of documents that revealed dark secrets of Mexico’s authoritarian past and threw light onto the 71-year, uninterrupted reign of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).The archives provided insights into Mexico’s unofficial past, said Rodriguez, one of the founders of the independent political magazine Emeequis.“It is like a window into a story of Mexico that stands in stark contrast to the official story,” said Rodriguez. “It’s a story engulfed in shadows that explains the long and invisible tyranny led by the party that ruled Mexico since 1929.”Until 2000, the PRI maintained what some critics called “the perfect dictatorship” because it kept its democratic façade, but behind the scenes ordered the torture and killings of political opponents and exerted an ominous control on the media, church, judiciary, and other institutions.Rodriguez’s research in the Mexican archives led him to write three books on the murky practices the PRI used to remain in power with little opposition.In “The Secret Payrolls of Government,” he wrote about Mexico’s dirty war against left-wing guerrillas in the 1970s. He had access to documents that detailed a bureaucracy of repression such as intelligence files describing torture sessions, interrogation manuals, and official accounts of how suspects allegedly were dropped alive into the sea from helicopters.For his second book, “The Other Secret War,” he used letters and confidential documents that showed not only how the government controlled most of the Mexican media to stifle criticism, but how journalists and media outlet owners were often bought off in exchange for their support.“The government controlled the media, but there was collusion too,” said Rodriguez.In “1968: All the Culprits,” Rodriguez provided a detailed account of the Tlatelolco massacre, in which military and police forces killed about 50 students who were protesting against the government in a public square in Mexico City. Using files written by security personnel, Rodriguez said he documented how government officials planned, carried out, and covered up the massacre.Now, nearly 3,000 miles away, at Harvard’s Houghton Library, Rodriguez carries on his quest of untangling the riddles of Mexico’s past. Among other special collections, the Houghton Library holds rare manuscripts and official documents from Latin-American governments.For his fourth book, Rodriguez, who is now a Madero/Fundación México Visiting Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, is researching the relationship between intellectuals and power in Mexico in the 1960s and ’70s.Rodriguez believes the role of intellectuals, academics, and scholars was key to helping keep the PRI in power. He said that documents, letters, and payrolls he has found in the archives show that intellectuals were spied on, neutralized, coopted, and bought off through patronage and corruption.“The government not only wanted to eliminate criticism,” said Rodriguez. “It also needed allies, people who could legitimize it.”It also wanted to keep tabs on those whom it deemed suspicious due to their leftist sympathies. The Mexican intelligence service kept files on the activities of noted Latin-American writers such as Gabriel García Márquez, Octavio Paz, and Julio Cortázar, said Rodriguez.Rodriguez got a scoop when he found a confidential document in the Mexican archives that summed up the government’s designs to control public opinion. Political propaganda, said the file, would help realize “an invisible tyranny that has the front of a democratic government.”“More than the perfect dictatorship,” said Rodriguez. “That’s what the PRI government was, an invisible tyranny.”Struck by this finding, Rodriguez called his blog La Tiranía Invisible (The Invisible Tyranny, in Spanish), where he posts discoveries from his research.At Houghton Library, Rodriguez hopes to find more evidence of the close connection the Mexican government kept with intellectuals. The library holds Mexican government items, foreign relations documents, and rare books and letters by famous Latin-American authors, said Lynn Shirey, librarian for Latin America, Spain, and Portugal in the Widener Library.To his surprise, Rodriguez found at Houghton letters by Paz, the Mexican poet, diplomat, and Nobel Prize winner in literature, who publicly broke with the government after the Tlatelolco massacre.Rodriguez plans to publish his book next year, and although he said there will be some exposés, he hopes it won’t be an indictment of those who sided with the government.He also hopes to go back to the Mexican archives, which have been off limits to the public since early this year. The election of Enrique Peña Nieto in 2012 marked PRI’s return to power after a 12-year gap.“It’s a return to silence and to the fear of memory,” said Rodriguez. “Archives can help heal the wounds of the past. They cast light on the past and help us understand both the past and the present.”last_img read more

October 19

Trans woman burned to death in North Jakarta

first_imgOrin said that not long after they had beaten Mira, two of the gang members poured roughly 2 liters of gasoline on her.“[One of the gang members] asked Mira, ‘Will you confess? If not I will burn you’,” Orin said. At that point, one of the gang members dropped a lighter on Mira, setting her on fire.Mira, who previously lived in Bekasi, West Java, before moving to North Jakarta, died at 12 p.m. on Sunday after she was admitted to Koja General Regional Hospital in Koja district, North Jakarta, on Saturday morning.Locals took Mira to the hospital and a neighbor, Hikmah, paid the costs of Mira’s hospitalization, autopsy and burial.LGBT rights group Arus Pelangi has called for donations to help defray the expenses Hikmah incurred.Topics : According to Yuni, a 48-year-old activist at transgender advocacy group Yayasan Srikandi Sejati, who was also Mira’s friend, the gang members accused Mira of stealing a truck driver’s phone and wallet. The truck driver had parked his vehicle near Mira’s home. Orin, another friend of Mira’s, was there when the incident occurred during the early hours of Saturday. Read also: ‘Yes, I am transgender’: Indonesian singer braves hostility in emotional videoOrin told the Post that the gang members, who worked as informal security guards for trucks that parked in their neighborhood, had beaten up Mira after they could not find the goods they accused her of stealing.  A 42-year-old trans woman named Mira was burned to death in Cilincing, North Jakarta, allegedly by several gang members who had accused Mira of theft.The Cilincing police confirmed that the incident occurred but declined to provide any details on the case.“We are still searching for the perpetrators. Please pray for us so we can find them,” the Cilincing Police’s head of criminal investigation division, Adj. Comr. Bryan Rio Wicaksono, told The Jakarta Post on Monday.last_img read more