5% dividend yields! Is this UK share a top ISA buy or an investor trap I’ll avoid?

first_img See all posts by Royston Wild 2020 proved to be a disaster for many UK share investors as dividends toppled like dominoes. 2021 could throw up more unwanted surprises for share pickers as the Covid-19 crisis rolls on. But this doesn’t mean I’ll stop buying for my own Stocks and Shares ISA this year. There remain plenty of top dividend shares to make big money this year and beyond.A FTSE 100 contenderProperty giant Land Securities (LSE: LAND) gave dividend investors some palpitations in 2020. But glass-half-full investors might be tempted to think the FTSE 100 firm has turned the corner.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 reinstated dividends back in November after suspending them following the Covid-19 outbreak. And now City analysts suggest that annual payouts will begin growing again after slumping in the last fiscal year (to March 2020). This means Land Securities boasts chubby yields of 3.5% and 5% for financial 2021 and 2022 respectively.I fear UK share investors are taking a mighty gamble investing in this Footsie firm however. Back in November, it said trading conditions had begun to improve in more recent months. But tightening Covid-19 lockdowns since then, and in particular the national clampdown announced in recent days, surely puts paid to such a recovery.Plenty of problemsLand Securities saw pre-tax losses balloon to £835m in the six months to September, from £147m a year earlier. This reflected the retail, leisure and hotel sectors being put into mothballs. The probability that current lockdowns will remain in place until the spring gives the FTSE 100 firm and its investors plenty to worry about.Also, Land Securities can expect no relief to come from its portfolio of office properties either. It’s not just the threat of a cyclical slowdown that could pressure the UK share’s rent rolls. It’s that the rise of homeworking could also push up vacancy rates in the near term and beyond.All of this explains why Morgan Stanley predicted recently that “market rental value trajectory will be sideways at best” across the broader office sector. It even said rents will actually drop “in weaker locations where supply is looser.”I’ll be buying other UK shares!City analysts expect Land Securities to bounce from a 32% drop in annual earnings in this financial year to a 17% rise in financial 2022. Clearly though, the fresh national lockdown puts figures for this year and next in severe jeopardy. So I won’t be buying this UK share for my ISA any time soon.Besides, Land Securities’ share price doesn’t even reflect its broad range of colossal problems right now. Today, the FTSE 100 business trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 20 times. I’d expect a reading much closer to (or even below) the bargain-basement benchmark of 10 times.There are many other UK shares in much healthier shape to choose from today. And experts like The Motley Fool can help you to dig these out. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Yulia Berezovskaia, journalist and #SpoilerForFreedom

first_img RSF_en Organisation The repression is now in full swing using both judicial and extra-judicial means. The aim of the authorities is to stigmatize and marginalize dissidents and to contaminate the arena of debate. It is a “hybrid” war, like all the wars waged by the men of the KGB. Roskomnadzor wanted us to remove the Pussy Riot icon, a report about a protest initiative in Siberia, or even the photo of a Charlie Hebdo cover, from our website. Authorities finally blocked the entire site and hundreds of our mirror sites. Help by sharing this information News My name is Yulia Berezovskaia and I am a Russian journalist. I am going to tell you how the end of media freedom came about in my country and why I was forced to exile in France.center_img In my case, the end of media freedom in Russia began with an army of trolls who invaded our website, Grani.ru. Then the abuses became less virtual. Our reporters were systematically arrested and harassed by the police during demonstrations. Then it was the turn of our worst enemies, the grotesque but powerful officials of Roskomnadzor, the media control agency. Its work, paid for by our taxes, is to prevent Russians from freely reading what they want. We see our colleagues submitting to censorship and self-censorship. For example, even the boldest no longer dare to post the title of a banned poem in support of Ukraine or mention the “Putin, Butcher of Beslan” slogan used by the mothers of children massacred in 2004. The word “annexation” in reference to Crimea is also banned. Some colleagues even remove our video of an anti-war demonstration from their page along with their links to our site. May 2, 2017 – Updated on May 3, 2017 Yulia Berezovskaia, journalist and #SpoilerForFreedom In Russia, freedoms have been suppressed in the name of combatting terrorism and “extremism”, which has become synonymous with any dissidence. The pillars of the western world are now proving too fragile in the face of this toxic and effective “Putinian” rhetoric. The worldwide offensive against democracy is turning us all into activists, whether we like it or not. Freedom of expression is at the heart of this battle.last_img read more

EARLY VOTING CENTERS SCHEDULE

first_imgNorth Park Library960 Koehler Dr.Monday thru ThursdayFridayNoon to 6 pmNoon to 5 pmOct. 19th to Oct. 23rd andOct. 26th to Oct 30th McCollough Library5115 Washington Ave.Monday thru ThursdayFriday  Noon to 6 pmNoon to 5 pmOct. 19th to Oct. 23rd andOct. 26th to Oct 30th LOCATIONS DAYSTIMESDATES Red Bank Library120 S. Red Bank Rd.Monday thru ThursdayFridayNoon to 6 pmNoon to 5 pmOct. 19th to Oct. 23rd andOct. 26th to Oct 30th Election OfficeCivic Center Room 214Saturday8 am to 4 pmOct. 24th & Oct. 31st Salvation Army1040 N. Fulton Ave.Saturday8 am to 3 pmOct. 24th & Oct. 31st Central Library200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. BlvdMonday thru ThursdayFridayNoon to 6 pmNoon to 5 pmOct. 19th to Oct. 23rd andOct. 26th to Oct 30thcenter_img Election Office Civic Center Room 214Monday thru Friday8 am to 4 pmOct. 6th to Nov. 2nd at noon FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Today begins early voting.  I wanted to make sure you had a copy of all early voting locations.  Don’t risk not being able to vote on Election Day, vote early and make sure your voice is heard!2015 GENERAL MUNICPAL ELECTIONEARLY VOTINGVOTE CENTERSEarly voting is for voters who choose to vote early at the Election Office, Libraries or the designated Vote Centers.  Early voting is from Oct. 6, 2015 through Nov. 2, 2015 at noon in the Election Office.  Any questions call the Election Office at 812-435-5122. Oaklyn Library3001 Oaklyn Dr.Monday thru ThursdayFridayNoon to 6 pmNoon to 5 pmOct. 19th to Oct. 23rd andOct. 26th to Oct 30th Northeast Park Baptist Church1215 N. Boeke Rd.Saturday8 am to 3 pmOct. 24th & Oct. 31stlast_img read more

Peace breaks out in Bracknell

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Organization asks Biden to Draft Michelle Obama as his VP

first_imgAn organization is encouraging presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to pick Michelle Obama as his Vice Presidential running mate. The “Draft Michelle Obama for VP” organization wrote an open letter to Biden Tuesday suggesting he extend a formal invitation to her join him on his campaign ticket. The letter says the former First Lady has the power to assure a win over President Trump but to also bring together a divided nation. The “Committee to Draft Michelle Obama for VP” is working to build “substantial grassroots support for a potential Michelle Obama candidacy,” members say. https://t.co/PdahHHvQOT— ABC News (@ABC) May 6, 2020 It goes on to say Biden cannot afford to take any chances and needs the strongest ticket possible which they believe would be with Mrs. Obama as his VP.last_img read more