5 important lessons from the Aston Martin share price crash

first_img5 important lessons from the Aston Martin share price crash Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. 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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Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Rupert Hargreaves | Friday, 2nd October, 2020 | More on: AML center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address 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. I think it’s fair to say the Aston Martin (LSE: AML) share price has been an absolute disaster for long term investors. As I write, the stock is changing hands at just under 50p, compared to its IPO price of 578p.Investors who’ve held onto the stock since the company’s IPO in October 2018 have seen the value of their investments fall by around 91%. Here, I’ll look at five key lessons from this share price crash.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…Aston Martin share price crashThe performance of Aston Martin over the past two years is a good reminder of why investing in cars is generally a bad idea. Sure, some models do increase in value in the long run. But most new vehicles lose value as soon as you drive out of the showroom.Car manufacturers are no different. History is littered with bankrupt car manufacturers. Indeed, virtually the entire US car industry had to be bailed out in the financial crisis. Just as some vehicles have increased in value over the long run, some car manufacturers have outperformed the pack. Still, on average, the industry has only destroyed money for investors over the past few decades. This is a good reminder of why, before investing in a business, it’s essential to consider the fortunes of other companies in the sector. The bankruptcy problemAs noted above, many car manufacturers have flirted with bankruptcy in the past. Aston Martin is no different. The company has been bankrupt several times in the past.This could have been a warning to investors. In my experience, companies that struggle to stay afloat are generally poor investments. Ignore the headlines Some investors might have been attracted to the Aston Martin share price due to its luxury brand association. However, just because a company owns a well-known brand doesn’t mean it’s going to be a good investment. In my experience, it’s always a good idea to ignore headlines like this and focus on the fundamentals, such as profit and debt. Aston Martin share price IPO fussThe fuss around the company at the time of its IPO caused its valuation to spike to £4.3bn. As we’ve since discovered, this was far too rich. Investors were happy to pay up for the stock despite its poor track record of profitability bankruptcy. I think this is an excellent example that investing in IPOs may not be a sensible strategy. It may be a better idea to wait for a more appropriate entry point rather than getting caught up in the IPO hype. For example, as the company’s prospects start to improve, now may be a good time to buy. Cut lossesThe Aston Martin share price has fallen over the past two years as the company has lurched from disaster to disaster. Investors who have stuck with the business since its IPO might have been better off selling up and moving elsewhere. Taking a loss on a stock can seem painful at first, but doing so is often a sensible decision, especially if a company is struggling to survive. In these situations, I think it’s better to sell up and move on, rather than risk further losses. Diversify away from the position may also be a sensible course of action. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

Another journalist gunned down a day after three killed in suicide bombing

first_img Help by sharing this information News News RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists Receive email alerts News Reporters Without Borders calls on the Somali authorities, African Union and international community to quickly make every effort to end the wave of targeted killings and attacks that is decimating Somalia’s journalists. An entire profession is in the process of being wiped out with nothing being done to protect it.Thirteen journalists have been killed since the start of the year – five of them in the past six days, which will go down as one of the darkest weeks in the history of freedom of information in this country.The latest victim is Hassan Yusuf Absuge, a well-known journalist who was gunned down early this morning after leaving Radio Mantaa, a recently-created independent radio station where he worked as programme chief.Agence France-Presse quoted fellow-journalists as saying he had just completed the night shift, covering the previous day’s suicide bombing in a Mogadishu restaurant that killed more than 10 people including three journalists. His killers quickly left after shooting him and have not been identified. A Mogadishu-based journalist told AFP: “This is a disaster, another journalist shot dead while we were burying three of our colleagues killed in the suicide attack yesterday. It is a campaign to cleanse the free press.”At least five journalists were injured in yesterday’s suicide bombing, in addition to the three journalists killed. Reporters Without Borders already named four of the wounded journalists. The fifth is Mohamed Ibrahim Abdulle Biibaaye of Somali National TV. The toll is still provisional.—–20.09.2012 – 2012 – deadliest year ever for Somali mediaA suicide-bombing at a Mogadishu restaurant frequented by media personnel took the lives of at least three journalists today, bringing the number of journalists killed this year in Somalia to 12 and making 2012 “the deadliest year ever for the Somali media,” Reporters Without Borders said.With nine fatalities, 2009 had until now held the Somali “record” for the most journalists killed in a single year. Many journalists were in The Village restaurant, located near Mogadishu’s National Theatre, when two suicide bombers walked in at around 5:30 p.m. and set off their explosives, killing a still undetermined number of civilians, including the three journalists, and injuring many others.The bombing on the restaurant, known as a meeting place for journalists, was claimed by the Islamist militia Al-Shabaab, which said it had deliberately targeted the media.The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) identified the journalists killed in the bombing as:- Liban Ali Nur of Somali National TV- Abdisatar Daher Sabriye of Radio Mogadishu- Abdirahman Yasin Ali of Radio Hamar (Voice of Democracy)At least four other journalists were injured:- Mohamed Hussein of Somali National TV- Abdullahi Mohamed Ali Suldan of Radio Kulmiye- Abdirisaq Farah Mohamed Shine of Radio Kulmiye- Nure Mohamed Ali of Radio KulmiyeThe toll is provisional.Photo : from left to right, Abdirahman Yasin Ali, Liban Ali Nur, et Abdisatar Daher Sabriye Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia February 24, 2021 Find out more SomaliaAfrica to go furthercenter_img RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region SomaliaAfrica Follow the news on Somalia Organisation March 2, 2021 Find out more News September 21, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another journalist gunned down a day after three killed in suicide bombing January 8, 2021 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more