Forget about the economic downturn! I’m still buying UK shares in an ISA to get rich and retire early
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Royston Wild | Friday, 6th November, 2020 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Royston Wild Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Another day, another load of chilling news regarding the evolving Covid-19 crisis. Those who hoped that the worst of the pandemic was over — and that the global economy was poised for a sharp rebound — need to think again. The trading outlook for many UK shares remains pretty scary.Particularly concerning is news of ballooning infection rates in the US. Latest data shows that there were more than 121,000 new coronavirus cases in the world’s largest economy on Thursday. This smashed the previous record of around 100,000 set just one day before and raises fears of another broad lockdown. 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But it hasn’t stopped me from buying stocks in my Stocks and Shares ISA.Firstly, I don’t fear another stock market crash. As a long-term investor I’m not discouraged by the possibility that the stocks I buy could fall in value. History shows us that UK share prices always roar back in the years following market corrections. The FTSE 100 famously doubled in value in less than a decade following the 2008/09 banking crisis.The 2020 stock market crash means I can buy quality UK shares that have plummeted in value today, and then get rich in the coming years as the global economy improves, profits from UK plc pick up, and investor confidence recovers. Long-term investors like me make an average annual return of at least 8%. Buying UK shares after a crash gives me the chance to comfortably beat those average rates of return.Keep expecting big dividends!Secondly, there are plenty of top UK shares that should pay big dividends whatever happens to the global economy. 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I think we were all hesitantly optimistic when actor and comedian Bill Murray announced that he would be releasing a full-length album due out in September. Murray has always been an impressive actor, with a diverse range of roles under his belt across his beyond-successful acting career. However, when he announced that he would be crossing over into the world of music with his debut album, New Worlds, it turned some heads. The album, according to The New York Times, has been in the works since 2013. New Worlds is a full-length contemporary classical album, also featuring cellist Jan Vogler, violinist Mira Wang, and pianist Vanessa Perez among others, and sees Murray reading poetry and literary excerpts by Walt Whitman, Ernest Hemingway, and Mark Twain and singing songs by Van Morrison, George Gershwin, Stephen Foster, and from the musical West Side Story.Bill Murray To Release His Debut Album . . . And He’s Going On Tour!However, given the nature of Murray’s eccentric and enigmatic celebrity presence, many were doubtful about the legitimacy of the project (despite the fact that the other musicians featured on Murray’s New World are accomplished and renowned in the musical world). On Sunday, Murray laid many of these doubts to rest, with the debut of his musical project at the Dresden Music Festival in Germany. Joined by Vogler, Wang, and Perez, the three collaborators backed Murray while the actor moved through reading literary excerpts and notably, a cover of Van Morrison’s “When Will I Ever Learn To Live In God?” off the 1989 album, Avalon Sunset. To close out the performance, in line with Murray’s frequent subversion of tradition, according to Consequence of Sound, Murray threw out roses to the audience.Bill Murray Takes A Walk Down “Happy Street” In Uplifting New SongYou can watch fan-shot clips from the performance, including the Van Morrison cover, below, as well as the trailer for New Worlds. [Photo: cutting_ice_to_snow]New Worlds Trailer [H/T Consequence of Sound] Clips for Bill Murray’s Germany Debut
Students and teachers across the country have been in the throes of new safety and learning regulations regarding safely returning to school during the coronavirus pandemic. Education students hoping to enter the profession at Saint Mary’s face the same challenges because of the required fieldwork in order to become licensed educators.Education department coordinator and director of student teaching and field work Steven Mast explained how local school policies this year have changed the number of education students who will be completing field work in person.“This fall, the local school districts are only allowing our senior student teachers in for field placements. We have 19 students doing student teaching in a total of 19 placements,” Mast said.Senior and elementary education student teacher Emma Cassidy spoke to how she is responding to the new guidelines set by her school site.“Currently Beiger Elementary where I’m supposed to do my placement is online for the first few weeks of the semester, so I can’t physically be in person. I learned that through the news actually,” she said. “It wasn’t directly communicated to me. I have been in frequent communication with my teacher at my placement which has been super helpful.”These student teachers will be engaging on a more limited basis with community educators while South Bend students are learning virtually, Mast said.“Most all of the classroom teachers working with our students will be teaching from inside their classrooms during the virtual learning time, so most of our students will be in the room with their clinical educators one day a week,” he said. “We have asked the student teachers to limit their time in the building to just one day, so as to minimize traffic to and from campus and in and out of school building.”Mast recognized local teachers might have difficulty balancing their responsibilities with their student-teachers and their students, so the department has decided to decrease the number of required fieldwork hours for student-teachers.“Due to COVID-19, we have relaxed our usually rigid weekly hour requirements, realizing that while local teachers are still hosting our student teachers, they are faced with a myriad of stress and tasks to deliver quality online instruction,” he said.According to Mast, juniors in the education department are completing their fieldwork requirements through collaboration with their Saint Mary’s professors on campus.“The juniors who would normally have a weekly field placement are working with our department faculty to do focused observations of teaching videos — where they will watch the videos, and zero in on and respond to and comment about classroom management strategies, questioning strategies, student engagement and a host of other things related to the SMC education department standards,” he said.Mast acknowledged that while fulfilling these fieldwork standards on campus is a non-traditional approach, it is an appropriate substitute during the coronavirus pandemic.“While we know face-to-face experiences in schools with students is invaluable for the formation of quality educators, we feel this is a viable alternative when field students are not allowed in local schools,” he said.Education professors Jeff Greiner and Terri Suico released a joint statement over email regarding how students will complete the department’s introductory course EDUC 201 without the in-person field experience.“The Education Department has been able to purchase access to a repository of education video,” Greiner and Suico said. “Since our students cannot be in the field this semester, we will have them watch videos from this repository where they will be able to watch classroom teachers teach entire lessons. They will then be able to do similar reflections based on watching those videos that students did previously.”Students will then reflect on existing department standards about student diversity, the classroom and the professional atmosphere in schools.“Since the students won’t be working with teachers the way they would during typical fieldwork, we are having them reflect on the three standards addressed in EDUC 201: Student Development and Diversity, The Learning Environment and The Professional Environment and explain, in their own words, what these standards mean and why these standards are important to teaching and learning. While this doesn’t perfectly take the place of talking with teachers and interacting with them as professionals, this gives them the chance to really think about the standards,” Greiner and Suico said.Mast emphasized that the education department is doing everything it can for students, as well as local teachers and students, while still remaining within state accreditation standards.“While we cannot relax too many of our requirements due to [accreditation] requirements, we are operating on the platform of being flexible to meet the needs of clinical educators, our education students and the students in the local classrooms.”Tags: COVID-19, Saint Mary’s education major, south bend schools, student teaching