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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. Right now, many FTSE 100 stocks are trading at deeply discounted valuations. I’m taking advantage of this discrepancy. Research shows that buying stocks when they’re trading at low levels is the best way to generate high returns in the long run. Unfortunately, it’s rare for high-quality businesses to fall in value significantly. 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…That’s why I believe investors have to make the most of these opportunities when they’re offered. FTSE 100 stocks on offerEven after the recent stock market performance, many FTSE 100 continue to look cheap, in my opinion. There are a handful of businesses that stand out to me.For example, global commodity trading house Glencore has seen the value of its shares surge in the past few months. However, the stock is still trading at a discount of around 50% to its January 2018 price.The outlook for the global commodity market has improved substantially in recent months. The prices of many key commodities are now trading at multi-year highs. As such, I think shares in Glencore could be worth significantly more than their current market value. Several other FTSE 100 stocks also look set to benefit from the current commodity boom. Anglo American, BHP and Rio Tinto could all report rising profits this year, thanks to booming commodity prices. Some other companies investors could profit from owning are the pandemic’s biggest losers. These include airline IAG and cruise operator Carnival. I don’t think these firms will recover to 2019 levels of profitability any time soon. It will take them some time to pay off their pandemic debts.Nevertheless, after recent declines, shares in these businesses appear to offer a wide margin of safety. This suggests the stocks may produce large returns for investors from current levels even if it takes some time for profitability to recover. Long-term growthAs well as the blue-chip bargains listed above, I’m also eying a basket of growth stocks. I reckon combining growth stocks with a basket of cheap FTSE 100 stocks could help boost my returns in the long run.Indeed, smaller corporations tend to outperform their blue-chip peers as it’s a lot easier for them to grow. Some great examples of the sorts of businesses I’ve been buying include Games Workshop and Renishaw. Both have substantial competitive advantages and unique products, which allows them to command exceptional profit margins. What’s more, the technology sector is under-represented in the FTSE 100. With that in mind, I’ve been adding companies like Computacenter to my portfolio. As the world becomes more reliant on technology, I think business is like this are just at the start of a multi-year growth spurt.That said, investing in technology can be risky. That’s why I favour owning these businesses alongside a basket of FTSE 100 stocks to provide the best of both worlds. Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Rupert Hargreaves | Monday, 7th December, 2020 See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves
Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae Expects Slow But Sure Housing Growth in 2015 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Fannie Mae Fannie Mae Economic & Strategic Research Group Housing Market U.S. Economy 2014-10-23 Brian Honea Share Save Related Articles Previous: State Regulators Form Task Force to Develop Mortgage Servicing Standards Next: DS News Webcast: Thursday 10/23/2014 in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Fannie Mae Expects Slow But Sure Housing Growth in 2015 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Print This Post Tagged with: Fannie Mae Fannie Mae Economic & Strategic Research Group Housing Market U.S. Economy Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago October 23, 2014 2,234 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Where the U.S. housing market is concerned, Fannie Mae chief economist Doug Duncan said he is anticipating overall weaker home sales in 2014 than in 2013. But he expects that overall home sales in 2015 will post their best performance since 2007 despite seeing only moderate growth for the year.The forecast on the state of the nation’s housing market and on the overall economy were included in the Fannie Mae Economic & Strategic Research Group’s October 2014 Economic Outlook, published on Thursday.”We lowered our expectation for housing starts just slightly to one million units for 2014, but our view of mortgage originations has not changed,” Duncan said. “Our estimate for 2013 was in line with the recent release of 2013 data under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, and our projection of total production in 2014 is little changed at approximately $1.1 trillion. For 2015, we are cautiously optimistic that ongoing labor market improvements, low mortgage rates, rising inventories, and some easing of lending standards will boost home sales by roughly 5.0 percent. However, we still believe housing will continue along its upward grind rather than have the breakout year some are expecting.”Economic growth has been slow on a global scale this year, but that has not dimmed the outlook for the U.S. economy, according to the findings of Fannie Mae’s ESR Group. Real economic growth in the U.S. seems poised to exceed 3.0 percent for the second half of 2014, which is expected to provide a solid basis for continued growth into 2015.The slow global economic growth may prevent the Federal Reserve Board from making any interest rate policy changes until Q3 2014, it has not prevented a positive outlook for the economy in the U.S.”Given the expected strengthening economic activity in the U.S. in the second half of the year, we continue to expect to finish just above 2 percent growth for all of 2014,” Duncan said. “The risks are tilted to the downside due to current geopolitical events in Russia, Ukraine, Hong Kong, and the Middle East, as well as the economic slowdown in the Eurozone, China, and Japan. However, recent data suggest these factors have not significantly swayed American consumers. Real consumer spending is poised to pick up in the second half of 2014 from the first half, due in large part to improving labor market conditions, continued declines in gasoline prices, and a subdued pace of inflation.” About Author: Brian Honea Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland.