Want to invest in cybersecurity stocks? Here’s what I’d do

first_img Enter Your Email Address Want to invest in cybersecurity stocks? Here’s what I’d do Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! NCC Group (market-cap £450m): a cybersecurity specialist that assesses, develops and manages cyber threats for its clients. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Wednesday, 24th June, 2020 Computacenter: a provider of IT infrastructure that also helps public and private companies with IT services including cybersecurity.  Avast (market-cap £5.2bn): one of the world’s largest cybersecurity companies with over 435m users. Kape Technologies (market-cap £305m): which describes itself as the first truly global privacy and security company, owned by the public. BAE Systems: which generates around 10% of its revenues from cyber and intelligence services. In addition, there’s GB Group (market-cap £1.4bn), an identity management company that offers solutions to help organisations validate and verify the identity and location of their customers. It operates in a related field.Companies with cybersecurity exposureThere are also a number of UK companies that offer cybersecurity services as part of a broader offer. These include: Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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.center_img Image source: Getty Images In today’s digital world, cybercrime is one of the biggest threats we face. Described as the “number one problem with mankind” by Warren Buffett, it’s a huge problem for governments, businesses, and individuals alike. The statistics are nothing short of alarming. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, cybercrime will cost the world $6trn by 2021 – more than the global trade of all illegal drugs combined. For investors in cybersecurity stocks, there could be a big opportunity here.With cybercrime only likely to increase in the years ahead, cybersecurity companies are well positioned for growth. With that in mind, here’s a look at how UK investors can invest in cybersecurity stocks.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…Investing in cybersecurity stocksWhen it comes to cybersecurity stocks, the UK stock market isn’t loaded with opportunities. Most of the world’s major players, such as Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet, and Check Point Software Technologies, are listed in the US.However, there are some companies listed in the UK that operate in this high-growth industry I’ve outlined below.UK cybersecurity stocksIn terms of pure-play cybersecurity stocks, the London Stock Exchange has: “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Edward Sheldon owns shares in BAE Systems, GB Group, and Softcat. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of NCC. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Softcat. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Cybersecurity ETFsI’ll point out that investing in cybersecurity stocks can be a bit tricky. This is because cyber threats are continually evolving. So, it’s hard for companies that operate in the cybersecurity industry to construct sustainable competitive advantages. This means there can be a high level of stock-specific risk compared to other industries.This is where exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can be helpful. Through one ETF, you can potentially get exposure to many different cybersecurity stocks, reducing your stock-specific risk.There are a number of related ETFs available to UK investors today but the main one is the Legal & General UCITS Cyber Security ETF.It provides broad exposure to cybersecurity stocks listed all over the world. This ETF, which has performed well in recent years (three-year return of about 70%), has exposure to most of the big cybersecurity players including CrowdStrike, Fortinet, and Avast.If I was looking to invest in cybersecurity stocks today, I’d go with this ETF to get broad exposure to the industry. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Softcat: a technology specialist that helps public and private companies with IT services including cybersecurity. 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’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.last_img read more

Journalist Pa Ousman Darboe released

first_img GambiaAfrica to go further August 8, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Pa Ousman Darboe released August 6, 2020 Find out more RSF_en 08.8.02Pa Ousman Darboe was released on 5 August without any charge being pressedagainst him. Nonetheless, Gambian secret service officials have asked him toremain available to the authorities._________________________________________________________________08.6.02 – Journalist held over alleged slur on vice-president’s late husbandReporters Without Borders today called for the immediate and unconditional release of journalist Pa Ousman Darboe, who has been held since 2 August in connection with an article in the Banjul biweekly The Independent reporting that the vice-president had remarried, and mentioning her late husband’s legal problems. The Independent’s editor, Alhaji Yoro Jallow was detained on 3 August but was released the same day.”These new arrests, coming soon after the promulgation of a law creating a National Media Commission, are worrying for press freedom in Gambia”, said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to President Yayha Jammeh. “If the facts reported by the journalist were erroneous, the vice-president had every right to demand a retraction from the newspaper, but nothing justifies the journalist’s prolonged detention. We request his immediate and unconditional release”.Darboe was arrested on 2 August by officials of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) – Gambia’s secret service – and is apparently still being detained. Jarrow was also arrested by the NIA but was released after questioning. The arrests followed publication of an article reporting Vice-President Njie Saidy’s remarriage to a retired school teacher, Alpha Khan, a year after her former husband’s death.Persons close to Khan told Agence France-Presse that no marriage had taken place. At the same time, the vice-president apparently did not appreciate the fact that the article recalled that, before his death, her late husband was ordered by a government commission of enquiry to reimburse about one million CFA francs (1,525 Euros) in travel expenses.Previously, NIA officials arrested Congolese reporter Guy-Patrick Massoloka on 19 July. He was finally released on 1 August. Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder July 23, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Gambia Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom Organisation center_img Receive email alerts Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia News News Help by sharing this information January 27, 2020 Find out more News News GambiaAfrica last_img read more

Hear The First Three Singles From Bob Weir’s Forthcoming Cowboy Album, “Blue Mountain”

first_imgOn September 30th, Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir returns with his first solo album in 10 years and first fresh batch of new songs in over 30 years. Titled Blue Mountain, Weir’s new album will focus heavily on “cowboy music,” replete with folk instrumentation capturing the country-western ideals.To date, Weir has shared three singles from the new release. The first was called “Only A River,” filled with members of The National and more as accompaniment. That can be streamed below, via NPR Music.Just a couple weeks later, Weir shared a track called “Gonesville,” premiering the new single with Rolling Stone. “Gonesville” again features members of The National, as well as The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn and more! Listen to the acoustic number, below.Finally, today, Weir has shared the third taste from his forthcoming LP. Titled “Lay My Lily Down,” the song is one of a handful from Blue Mountain that has been played in the live setting. The heartwrenching ballad just gives us another keen look into the new effort by Weir, as we count down the days until its release.Stream “Lay My Lily Down” below.Blue Mountain Tracklist1. Only A River2. Cottonwood Lullaby3. Gonesville4. Lay My Lily Down5. Gallop On The Run6. Whatever Happened To Rose7. Ghost Town8. Darkest Hour9. Ki-Yi Bossie10. Storm Country11. Blue Mountain12. One More River To Crosslast_img read more

Dutch PGB to raise contribution rate to 28% from 24%

first_imgPGB, the €27.3bn Dutch multi-sector pension fund, said it intended to raise its contributions by 4 percentage points to 28% next year in order to keep pensions affordable.It said the rise was particularly necessary because of ever declining interest rates as discounting criterion for its liabilities.The introduction of a new and lower discount rate for liabilities next year as well as the transition to a new pensions system also required a significant contribution increase, it added.The pension fund had kept the premium for 2020 at last year’s level of 24%, to enable workers and affiliated companies with average salary arrangements to prepare for a rise. The board said its decision to increase premiums was based on the scheme’s last year’s financial position.Since then, its funding level had dropped 2.7 percentage points to 100.6% at the end of March. However, the board said that, despite its worries about the current situation, it was too early to make predictions for righs cuts next year.The pension fund posted a net return of 16% for 2019 – an underperformance of 0.4 percentage points – and attributed the overall return largely to the value increase of its fixed income holdings as a consequence of falling interest rates.Its 39.4% matching portfolio had returned 11.7%, exceeding the benchmark by 0.5 percentage points, especially due to the contribution from credit risk in its credit and residential mortgages holdings, it added.In contrast, the 19% gain of its securities portfolio reflected an underperformance of 2.6%, in part as a result of depreciating equity put options following significant market rises in 2019, the scheme said.In its annual report, it said the scheme had decided to develop a policy aimed at reducting carbon emissions within its 48.6% equity holdings, adding that is was also measuring the carbon footprint of its credit portfolio.It indicated that it had raised its impact investments by €462m to €654m last year, largely through purchasing green bonds.Currency hedgingPGB said it had introduced a new dynamic hedge to dollar, sterling and yen, which is subject to differences in interest rate levels, purchasing power as well as market trends of foreign currencies relative to the euro.The approach reflected a fine-tuning of its standard hedge of 75% of non-euro currencies of developed countries, explained Rob Heerkens, trustee for balance and asset management. The dynamic cover ranges from 50% to 100%.He said that PGB does not cover the risk posed by emerging market currencies. Last year, it had hedged 54% of its exposure to non-euro currencies.The multi-sector scheme raised the minimum level of its dynamic interest hedge – linked to the 20-year swap rate – from 20% to 30%. Its current cover stands at approximately 38%.SystemsThe scheme also said that it would move its Amsterdam-based office to Amstelveen this year, and that it was preparing to replace its internal investment information system as well as its system for pensions administration and client services.Jochem Dijckmeester, the pension fund’s chair, said the new administration system was largely aimed at the new arrangements in the wake of the pensions agreement, which are expected to require tailor-made services.He added that a decision about a new Information and communications technology (ICT) system is to be made this year.Dijkckmeester added that the scheme wanted to increase the board’s efficiency by adding the option of filling future vacancies of workers’ and employers’ representatives with two expert trustees.However, he said the pension fund also wanted to stick to the concept of equal representation of workers, pensioners and employers.PGB has 86,370 participants, 79,625 pensioners and 157,165 deferred members, affiliated with 2,575 employers. It posted an 8.3% loss over the first quarter of 2020.To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here.last_img read more

MSC Joins CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd in Discarding Northern Sea Route

first_imgMSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has become the latest industry major to announce it would not use the Arctic as a new shortcut between northern Europe and Asia.With this move, MSC joins German and French counterparts Hapag-Lloyd and CMA CGM in a decision not to take advantage of the Northern Sea Route which is becoming increasingly more navigable.The Swiss shipping company noted it would instead focus on improving environmental performance on existing global trade routes.While the Northern Sea Route, which lies entirely in Arctic waters, has been trialed by other shipping lines seeking to take advantage of melting ice from global warming, MSC said it was not willing to take the risk of damaging air quality and endanger the biodiversity of untouched marine habitats in the Arctic.The company added that it was convinced that the 21 million containers moved each year for its customers can be transported around the world without passing through this Arctic corridor.“As a responsible company with a longstanding nautical heritage and passion for the sea, MSC finds the disappearance of Arctic ice to be profoundly disturbing,” Diego Aponte, President & CEO, MSC Group, said.MSC further said that avoiding the Northern Sea Route was complementary to the company’s broader strategic approach to sustainability. It recently completed a program to retrofit more than 250 ships in its existing fleet with the latest green technologies, cutting about 2 million tons of CO2 emissions each year.Furthermore, the latest newbuilding additions to the fleet like the largest container ship in the world MSC Gülsün, have introduced a new class of sustainable container shipping, with the lowest carbon footprint by design, at 7.49 grams of CO2 emissions to move 1 ton of cargo 1 nautical mile.last_img read more

Chelsea winger Pedro: I am open to offers

first_img Promoted Content7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much20+ Albino Animals That Are Very Rare And Unique10 Irresistibly Beautiful Asian Actresses13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got Better Chelsea winger, Pedro Rodriguez, admits he’s prepared to listen to offers. The former Barcelona star comes off contract at the end of this season and is expected to leave Chelsea. Pedro told El Larguero: “I have to speak to the club, I have a contract until June 30. I am open to listening to other offers.Advertisement “Betis? I don’t know, a meeting with Chelsea is pending.” read also:AS Roma target Chelsea winger Pedro Real Betis are active in the Premier League transfer market as they’re also interested in Manchester City captain David Silva. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more