Stock market rally: I’m buying UK shares like Warren Buffett to retire in comfort

first_img Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended AG Barr. 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. The recent stock market rally has lifted many UK shares from their lows. However, this performance hasn’t discouraged me from buying equities. That’s because I’m following the approach billionaire investor Warren Buffett has refined over the past six decades.Warren Buffett-style investmentsWarren Buffett is a value investor at heart. But that doesn’t mean he’s not afraid to pay up for a high-quality business. In the past, he’s paid significant premiums for attractive equities.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…More often than not, these trades have paid off. This is why I’m planning to follow his approach with UK shares in the current stock market rally.The kinds of businesses I’m targeting for my portfolio are those I think Warren Buffett would want to buy. These include firms with an established brand presence, such as Irn-Bru producer A.G. Barr. While this business might not be a household name, Irn-Bru is, especially in Scotland.I see many similarities between this business and Warren Buffett’s core holding Coca-Cola in terms of brand strength and profit margins. Irn-Bru may not have the international recognition of the Coca-Cola brand but that hasn’t stopped the company from earning impressive returns for shareholders.It also has a strong track record of returning cash to investors. In the past, A.G. Barr has returned profits to investors with both dividends and share repurchase plans.Investing in the stock market rallyI’m also interested in tabletop gaming group Games Workshop. This company has a huge and dedicated fan base, which is willing to pay a premium to buy its products.Unfortunately, in the market rally, the stock, like many other UK shares, has increased rapidly in value.Some investors might be put off by these gains. However, I think it’s worth paying a premium to buy these kind of shares. The problem is, good quality businesses are very rarely marked down to discount valuations.This is something Warren Buffett has advised investors about in the past. “‘It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price,” he once said.In other words, these businesses might look a bit on the pricey side after their recent performance but, in my opinion, they’re wonderful companies. That suggests they’re worth buying for the long haul. Buffett’s track record stands testament that this strategy produces results in the long run.The bottom lineWarren Buffett’s most successful investments have been companies with an established market presence and devoted customer base. There aren’t many UK shares that tick these boxes, but I think the companies above do.By acquiring these stocks, and others like them, for my portfolio, I believe it’ll be possible to retire in comfort with a large financial nest egg. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Stock market rally: I’m buying UK shares like Warren Buffett to retire in comfort Rupert Hargreaves | Thursday, 24th December, 2020 Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Rupert Hargreavescenter_img 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.last_img read more

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Strabane SDLP local election candidate hits out at rates increase

first_img Google+ Strabane SDLP local election candidate hits out at rates increase HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterest Facebook Strabane District Council has agreed to increase its district rate for the coming year by 2.5%.This means that local ratepayers will see an average increase in their domestic rates bill of £18 in the coming financial year.It’s the second year in a row there has been a rates increase in the town, last year they went up 3.76%.SDLP Local Election candidate Liam Stewart says there should have been a rates freeze in Strabane and not another increase:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/liamstew.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Twitter Twitter News By News Highland – February 12, 2014 center_img WhatsApp Pinterest PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMcConalogue – Young farmers may be forced off land without government supportNext articleCastlefin community said to be shocked at 400k drugs seizure News Highland Facebook Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

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Northwest String Summit Finalizes 2019 Lineup: Galactic ft. Erica Falls, Ayla Nereo, Hawktail, More

first_imgNorthwest String Summit will live up to its name once again when many of the country’s most beloved string bands and more gather at North Plains, OR’s picturesque Horning’s Hideout on July 18th through 21st, 2019.On Tuesday, the beloved four-day music and camping festival finalized their lineup with the additions of Galactic featuring Erica Falls, Ayla Nereo, supergroup Hawktail featuring Brittany Haas, Paul Kowart, Jordan Tice and Dominick Leslie, TK & The Holy Know-Nothings, The Quick & Easy Boys, Tyler Grant and more.Northwest String Summit also recently added Dark Star Orchestra to their already extensive bill. DSO will offer up “In The Spirit Of 8/27/1972″, a special recreation of the Grateful Dead’s legendary August 27th, 1972 concert, which took place at Veneta, Oregon’s Old Renaissance Faire Grounds (now the Orgeon County Fair). Longtime friend of the Grateful Dead, author, and counterculture figure Ken Kesey served as the evening’s emcee, as the Dead offered up a three-set musical marathon over five hours.As previously announced, Yonder Mountain String Band (x2), Trampled By Turtles (x2), The Infamous Stringdusters (x2), Fruition(x2), Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Lil Smokies, Shook Twins (x2) and more will perform at the 18th annual edition of the festival.Other artists on the bill include Sideboob (featuring Allie Kral, Mimi Naja, and Shook Twins); The Dead South; Kitchen Dwellers; Ghost Light; Daniel Rodriguez (Elephant Revival); Trout Steak Revival; Lindsay Lou; River Whyless; Barnes, Gordy, Walsh Trio; Rumpke Mountain Boys; Steve Poltz; Brad Parsons; Benny “Burle” Galloway; Pete Kartsounses; Arthur Lee Land; The Good Time Travelers; Hillstomp; Dirty Revival; Five Letter Word; Handmade Moments; Deep Fried Pickle Project; Warren G Hardings; Scratch Dog String Band; Kind Country; Armchair Boogie; Laney Lou & Bird Dogs; Ley Line; Sweet Lillies; and Wood Belly.Tickets for the 18th annual Northwest String Summit are now on sale via the festival’s website.last_img read more

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