A passive income idea I’d start using with £100 a month

first_img Passive income is defined as income that’s not earned from working. There are many different types of passive income. For example, buy-to-let property income, book royalties, dividend income, and music royalties are all different passive income streams. They all have various benefits and drawbacks, and some may be more suitable for some investors than others. I believe investing in dividend shares is one of the easiest ways to generate a passive income. Unlike other strategies, such as buy-to-let, investors do not have to have a substantial lump sum to get started. Anyone can buy stocks and shares. Most online stockbrokers allow investors to get started with investment funds from as little as £50 a month. 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…Equity investing Of course, the strategy does have its drawbacks. Equity markets can be incredibly volatile, and there’s no guarantee an investor will receive any income at all. For example, in the first half of last year, many former dividend champions decided to eliminate their dividends to try and preserve cash in the pandemic. Investors who had been relying on these companies to provide a steady passive income received no compensation. However, while some companies eliminated their dividends, others didn’t. Some businesses have increased their distributions to investors over the past 12 months. I would focus on these companies to build a passive income portfolio with just £100 a month. These businesses might offer a lower dividend yield to investors at first, but I’m happy with this trade-off. I would rather accept a lower rate of return for the chance of more security than a higher rate of return and risk my money. Another way to reduce risk is to invest in equity funds. I think this would be the best strategy for me to invest £100 a month. While it’s possible to build a portfolio of single stocks with this level of funding, it would be difficult to build enough diversification, to begin with. Investing in a fund may allow me to invest in a basket of securities at the click of a button without having to worry about diversification. Passive income strategy One of my favourite income funds on the market at the moment is TB Evenlode Income. This fund owns a portfolio of blue-chip stocks such as Relx and GlaxoSmithKline. It supports a dividend yield of 3% at the time of writing. The minimum investment is £100 a month, making it the perfect fit for my monthly investment criteria. My figures suggest that after a year of investing £100 a month, this fund could be throwing off £36 worth of passive income per annum.After 10 years of this, assuming no income growth or capital growth, the annual passive income would be £400. That’s assuming all income is reinvested. By increasing deposits, it would be possible to increase this amount. This is not a one-size-fits-all solution, and there are plenty of risks associated with fund investing. The Neil Woodford debacle showed just how damaging fund investing could be to investors if the manager is not properly vetted. Investors also need to be aware of high fees and underperformance. It can be a mistake to concentrate purely on income and ignore these factors. But as a way to generate a passive income with minimal effort, I would still buy TB Evenlode Income.  The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar 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. 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. 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The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline and RELX. 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. A passive income idea I’d start using with £100 a monthcenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images 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!last_img read more

Relativistic electron loss timescales in the slot region

first_imgRecent observations show that the decay rate of relativistic electrons measured at low altitudes in the slot region at L = 2 is an order of magnitude shorter than theoretical estimates based on CRRES wave data. Here we compare the decay rates of 2–6 MeV electrons measured at low altitudes by the SAMPEX spacecraft with those derived from CRRES wave observations. We show that pitch angle scattering by plasmaspheric hiss (0.1 < f < 2 kHz) is the dominant process responsible for electron loss in the outer slot region (2.4 < L < 3.0), but hiss alone cannot account for the observed loss timescales at lower L. Although SAMPEX samples small equatorial pitch angles (α eq ≈ 18°), this is not the dominant reason for the different timescales. We find that the decay of 2–6 MeV electrons measured by SAMPEX in the inner slot region (2.0 < L < 2.4) is most likely due to the combined effects of hiss and guided whistlers propagating with small wave normal angles. Unguided whistlers have little or no effect on the loss timescales. Magnetosonic waves may be as important as guided whistlers for electron loss under active conditions. Guided whistlers and fast magnetosonic waves increase the diffusion rates in a “bottleneck region” near α eq = 75°, enabling electrons with larger pitch angles to diffuse into the loss cone more effectively and hence the entire distribution function decays more rapidly. Even though the power of guided whistlers and magnetosonic waves may be two orders of magnitude less than hiss, they play a very important role in electron loss in the inner slot region.last_img read more

Top Greggs man to take part in Café+ debate

first_imgGreggs group business director Martin Kibler will share the secrets of the chain’s success at Café+ Live.He will be presented with a special certificate for heading up the prestigious British Baker magazine Top 50 list, before taking part in the panel discussion, ’Sandwich Debate: Sandwiches, Health, Sales & Profitability’ at the Café+ show at Birmingham’s NEC, at 12.30 on Monday 2 March.The three-day exhibition, part of the established Convenience Retailing Show from 1-3 March, is for anyone interested in, or involved with, the food-to-go market and will be an opportunity to learn from experts and successful retailers and to meet suppliers. Debates, panel discussions and seminars will bring together successful foodservice firms, including Brakes, Coffee Nation and Subway, who will share their expertise on subjects such as coffee, sandwiches, and bakery.Bakery firms exhibiting include Warburtons, Brambles Foods and Cakes for the Connoisseur. For details, visit www.cafeplusshow.co.uk.last_img read more

U.S. Might Support Colombia NATO Bid

first_img Jacobson would not comment on Morales’s statements. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, meanwhile, met with foreign ministers from around the region on June 4 in Antigua, Guatemala, at a gathering of the Organization of American States focused on counter-drug policies. Bolivian President Evo Morales called the move a “provocation” and a threat to “anti-imperialist” countries like Bolivia, Venezuela, Nicaragua or Ecuador. By Dialogo June 05, 2013 He said he was prepared to ask for a meeting of UNASUR, a grouping that includes most South American countries, to discuss the issue. “It is not all that surprising that Colombian citizens are interested in where else they would be able to interact,” Jacobson said. “Our goal is certainly to support Colombia as being a capable and strong member of lots of different international organizations, and that might well include NATO,” said Roberta Jacobson, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs. center_img Colombia will sign a cooperation agreement this month with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization with a view to membership, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said June 1. The United States might support a bid by Colombia for NATO membership just as it has backed the close Latin American ally in other international fora, a senior State Department official said on June 3. “Ultimately this is a decision that all of the NATO members would have to make,” she added. “He was looking forward to that conversation,” said Jacobson. “There’s a very strong coincidence of views.” Evo Morales’s statements are out of context. It’s pure babbling and desire to talk politics. It is a silly speech.last_img read more

Jagielka backs Fellaini

first_img The previous week the Belgium international was booed off in the FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Wigan and there has been speculation all season about his future at the club. However, Jagielka insists there should be no doubts about the 25-year-old’s determination to do his best for the Toffees, and told the Liverpool Echo: “He had a painful ankle problem before the City game and he could have milked it and missed the game before disappearing off on international week but he was desperate to play.” Everton defender Phil Jagielka believes Marouane Fellaini’s commitment to the club cannot be questioned after the midfielder played through injury in last weekend’s win over Manchester City. Press Associationcenter_img He added: “He strapped himself up and put in a great performance. You cannot question his commitment. “Felli has taken all the beatings for us throughout the season and he will feel sometimes like the world is against him. Sometimes it has been. “You can forget he is not that old. “He hasn’t grown up in the Premier League for all his career and hasn’t been at this level as long as others.” last_img read more

The World Cup’s Finest with Vermantia’s Peter Woodfine

first_img Share Related Articles IMG Arena nets major media extension with Brazil’s Liga Nacional de Basquete August 19, 2020 StumbleUpon Brazil appoints agencies to accelerate Sports Betting launch August 21, 2020 Share Submit Belgian Pro League live betting streaming deal for Stats Perform August 21, 2020 In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory.Peter Woodfine, Business Development Director at Vermantia, is the latest to join the growing ranks of The World Cup’s Finest alumni, as he discusses Maradona breaking young hearts, “probably the best midfielder in world football” in 1990 and an “epic battle” in 1998.First World Cup memory The Hand of God, Mexico 1986. Sketchy memories of Mexico ’86 as I was only 8 years old, but I certainly remember the Panini sticker album and the large poster I had my in bedroom at the time – I also seem to remember the Gillette logo being a dominant figure on the poster so I guess they must have been major sponsor. Being the first World Cup I had ever seen, I think I presumed that England would win it (oh how that was to change), so I was as shocked as anyone, if not more so, by the Hand of God! Maradona was indeed phenomenal in that tournament, but its only in later years that you basically learn that he pretty much won the World Cup on his own!Favourite World CupTournamentItalia ‘90. Greatest England side in my memory (although Euro ’96 squad came close). The tournament had everything, it’s always best when hosted by a strong footballing nation, a good run from Italy which added to the atmosphere, and Schillaci winning the Golden Boot too! England had a genuine world class player in several positions: Gazza, Waddle, Beardsley, Lineker, Platt, Walker, Barnes…. Rather than dwell on the penalties, a more bizarre memory that sticks in the mind is the Cameroon Witch Doctor who predicted the final score. Which until Lineker’s equalizing penalty was almost the result!TeamBrazil, 2002. Ronaldo (the original!), Rivaldo, Ronaldinho + Kaka all in the same team… enough said.Player Paul Gascoigne. In 1990, probably the best midfielder in world football. Gazza had a turn of pace back then, before his knee injury in the following years FA Cup final. To See an England player going toe to toe with the best in the world was truly a joy to watch.Goal David Platt (England v Belgium, 1990). Looked for all the world that England were destined for penalties and ultimately progress no further than 4 years previous. Great technique from Platt, beautifully flighted free kick from Gascoigne, and at pretty well the final kick of the game!GameHolland v Argentina, 1998. Epic battle of the highest quality.. Bergkamp’s winner! Unbelievable first touch and finish – truly world class. Who knows what might have happened had the Dutch progressed to the semi-finals.KitBrazil, 1998. Typical Nike kit of the 90’s but stylish in the traditional blue and yellow. After that, the kits started move away from the traditional formats and ultimately became the skin-tight jerseys that we see now. Remember the supporting classic Nike ad at the airport? Brilliant.last_img read more

Pep readies for Poch’s Spurs

first_imgManchester City’s boss Pep Guardiola has hailed his Tottenham counterpart Mauricio Pochettino as one of the best managers in the world ahead of his team’s Premier League trip to White Hart Lane tomorrow.”I don’t think he (Pochettino) is one of the best managers in England – I think he is one of the best in the world,” said Guardiola of the man who led Espanyol to a win over his then unbeaten Barcelona team at the Nou Camp in 2009.”I enjoy watching Tottenham play now, and since last year, he has been doing an amazing job.”The way they play, he is so aggressive and he has a lot of quality players and the basis of the national team in (Eric) Dier, (Dele) Alli and Harry Kane.”If I was a fan or a young person wanting to become a coach, I would see Tottenham and say ‘I really want to play that way’.”Guardiola added: “When he (Pochettino) arrived at Espanyol from his first game, he was so aggressive and high-pressing and many more things, and the way Mauricio plays is quite similar. The difference now, of course, is the quality of the individual players – they are all so good.”City, who are perfect in the league-winning all of their six games to date, will be looking to get back to winning ways against second-place Tottenham after a midweek draw at Celtic in the Champions League.They will have to do it without Kevin De Bruyne and Vincent Kompany, who are still absent with hamstring and groin issues, respectively.SCOUT REPORT:TottenhamAttacking down the wins – StrongCreating long shot opportunities – StrongCreating scoring chances – StrongDefending set pieces – StrongAerial duels – StrongProtecting the lead – StrongManchester CityShooting from direct free kicks – Very StrongFinishing scoring chances – Very StrongCounter attacks – Very StrongCreating chances using through balls – Very StrongDefending set pieces – Very StrongCreating chances through individual skill – StrongAttacking down the wing – StrongCreating scoring chances – Stronglast_img read more

Police encouraging safety over the holidays

first_imgThe holiday season is in full swing, and RCMP detachments across the province are warning citizens to be safe.Officers say people need to keep fire and safety hazards in the back of their minds at all times. Below is a list of ways to keep safe over the holidays. – Advertisement -For more safety tips, visit the B.C. RCMP’s website by clicking here. When your fireplace is lit: – Don’t burn gift wrappings, boxes, carton, or other types of packaging– Don’t use gasoline or any other flammable liquids to start a fire. – Always use a screen. – Remove stockings from mantels when fireplaces are in use. Christmas Tree tips: – Buy a bright green and fragrant freshly cut tree. The high moisture content makes it less of a fire hazard; just make sure you always keep the trunk immersed in water.– Use a tree stand with wide legs for stability.– Keep the tree away from heat sources (fireplaces, radiators, TV’s, heating ducts, etc.) and ensure it does not block any windows or doors. – Remove the tree in 10-14 days. Advertisement When you are shopping at a store: – Keep an eye on anyone who handles your debit or credit card. – Be sure a cashier only swipes your card once– identity criminals sometimes use small devices that look like store equipment to copy your card information and then use it fraudulently. – Get your card back promptly and shred all credit card receipts. – Don’t leave valuables unattended in your vehicle while shopping.Avoid charity scams: Fraudsters can take advantage of the holiday season by creating bogus fundraising operations. Ensure your donations are going to legitimate charities by logging onto the Better Business Bureau of British Columbia. The web site has information on charities and businesses in the province.If a crime has occurred, do NOT enter your home: – Use your cell or a neighbour’s phone to call the police. – Do NOT touch anything or clean up until the police have inspected for evidence. – Note the license plate number of any suspicious vehicles. – Note the description of any suspicious person(s).last_img read more

Fortuna wrestlers win HDL meet

first_imgThe Fortuna boys wrestling team edged out Del Norte by a slim three-and-a-half point margin to claim first place at the Humboldt-Del Norte League Championships Saturday, in Fortuna. As a team Fortuna scored 147 points to Del Norte’s 143.5. Eureka finished the day in third place with 108 points to round out the podium.“The credit goes to the coaching staff and these kids who worked so hard every day in practice,” Fortuna head coach Steve Schmalzel said. “Our coaches come from all walks of …last_img

Draymond Green promised a reporter a trip to the NBA Finals. Now the reporter hopes to collect.

first_imgBy Ben Strauss | The Washington PostIt all started innocently enough. Geoffrey Arnold, a sports reporter at the Oregonian newspaper, was milling around the tunnel inside the Moda Center ahead of Game 4 of the Western Conference finals between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Golden State Warriors when none other than Stephen Curry approached.“Can I borrow you?” Curry asked.Arnold, 60, has worked at the Oregonian for 27 years. He started out on high school sports and was once a Blazers beat …last_img