Wow! If I’d invested £5,000 in this FTSE 100 share in January, here’s what I’d have now

first_img Enter Your Email Address The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! See all posts by Paul Summers Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Fresnillo. 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.center_img As a FTSE 100 Foolish investor, I don’t pay too much attention to share price movements over a short period of time. Even so, I can’t fail to be impressed by the performance of one particular company in the Footsie this year. Top of the FTSE 100Silver and gold miner Fresnillo (LSE: FRES) is the best performing stock in the FTSE 100 in 2020 to date. Based on yesterday’s closing price, it’s up 80% since January. If I’d invested £5,000 at the beginning of January, my stake would now be worth a superb £9,000 (ignoring costs). For comparison, the index is still down 14% over the same period!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…This result demonstrates just how much money I can potentially make in the market by stock-picking rather than tracking an index like the FTSE 100. It also shows just how safe precious metals are perceived to be in times of trouble. Tellingly, gold rose above $2,000 for the first time ever in August. Silver hit a seven-year high one month earlier. As the world’s largest producer of silver and the second biggest gold miner in Mexico, the economic havoc caused by the coronavirus has been a clear boon for Fresnillo. Even so, the FTSE 100 member’s gains pale in comparison to those achieved by the one-time small-cap miner Greatland Gold (LSE: GGP).  Greater gains GGP’s share price is up a stonking 1,700% since the beginning of 2020. I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that it’s likely brought forward the retirement plans of many early holders.What’s particularly noteworthy is that Greatland’s valuation has continued rising throughout the year. That’s despite the gold price losing some of its shine in the last six months.Much of this appears to be down to further excellent drilling data from its world-class Havieron gold-copper deposit in Western Australia. This has led the £1.3bn cap to sign new agreements with venture partner Newcrest with a view to expanding exploration activities. The appointment of new CEO Shaun Day has also been well-received by the market. More to come?Naturally, it’s hard to say what will happen to Fresnillo, Greatland Gold, and related commodity-focused stocks in 2021. A successful global vaccination programme could herald a return to normality. In such a scenario, investors may rotate away from precious metals and back into beaten-down value plays.Then again, it’s possible that markets could get back to their choppy ways in the event of distribution setbacks. We can’t rule out a third coronavirus wave either. Both of these would likely cause the prices of gold and silver to lurch back up. The latter could also benefit from a return of manufacturing, refining, and processing activity. Electricals, medicine, and consumer product use silver, so it’s much more useful than gold.One other potential catalyst is the return of inflation. This is a particular issue if Joe Biden approves another stimulus package in the US. Historically, gold has a particularly good record of maintaining its value when governments are forced to increase the money supply. If I’ve learned anything from the performance of the FTSE 100 member and Greatland this year, it’s that it can be far riskier to sit on the sidelines in cash.As we say at the Fool UK, the best way to grow wealth remains via the stock market.Whatever 2021 brings, my strategy is still to keep buying shares! Paul Summers | Friday, 18th December, 2020 | More on: FRES GGP Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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RSF condemns Trump’s revocation of Washington Post’s press credentials

first_img Receive email alerts Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says United StatesAmericas PredatorsFreedom of expression Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) strongly condemns Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s decision to revoke The Washington Post’s press credentials and sees it as a serious violation of freedom of the press. WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on United States Help by sharing this information News News News June 7, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas PredatorsFreedom of expression to go further News Donald Trump, the Republican party nominee for the 2016 United States Presidential election, proclaimed this afternoon on Facebook and Twitter that “based on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post.” Trump himself indicated that the decision came after he disagreed with a Washington Post article with the headline “Donald Trump seems to connect President Obama to Orlando Shooting.” “RSF strongly and unequivocally condemns this latest act of hostility toward the press as a serious violation of press freedom,” said Delphine Halgand, RSF USA’s Director. “How, in the country of the First Amendment, can the Republican party’s nominee for President justify revoking press credentials for one of the country’s major newspapers?” Marty Baron, Executive Editor of The Washington Post, responded to Trump’s decision in a comment: “[this] is nothing less than a repudiation of the role of a free and independent press. When coverage doesn’t correspond to what the candidate wants it to be, then a news organization is banished. The Post will continue to cover Donald Trump as it has all along – honorably, honestly, accurately, energetically, and unflinchingly. We’re proud of our coverage, and we’re going to keep at it.” RSF could not agree with him more. This is the latest incident where Donald Trump and his campaign have made clear his disregard for freedom of the press. Previously, Donald Trump’s team has restricted media access to campaign events, he has insulted and bullied reporters who portray him negatively or ask him tough questions, and refused to participate in a republican debate because FoxNews refused to remove its reporter Megyn Kelly as a moderator. Trump’s actions during the run up to the 2016 presidential election mark an alarming trend of curtailing freedom of the press in the United States. The U.S. ranks 41 out of 180 countries on RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 14, 2016 – Updated on June 17, 2016 RSF condemns Trump’s revocation of Washington Post’s press credentials June 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more