3 FTSE 100 dividend stocks I’d buy today for a starter ISA

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 3 FTSE 100 dividend stocks I’d buy today for a starter ISA 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. If you’re looking for dividend stocks for a starter ISA, there are plenty of blue-chip options in the FTSE 100 right now.However, investors need to be careful where they’re looking for income. Over the past few weeks, some of the index’s top income stocks have cut their dividends to conserve cash in the coronavirus outbreak.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…With that in mind, here are three FTSE 100 dividend stocks I’d buy today for a starter ISA.FTSE 100 dividend stocksInsurance and pension savings giant Aviva (LSE: AV) is one of the FTSE 100’s top dividend stocks.It does not look as if this is going to change any time soon. According to a recent trading update, the company’s solvency position is 175%. That’s including the payment of the final dividend for the year. Overall, the business has £2.4bn of excess cash.While it is too early to tell what impact the coronavirus outbreak will have on the business, management seems confident that the corporation can weather the storm. Aviva’s decision to pay its final dividend is notable when so many other companies have cancelled the payouts.As such, now could be a great time to snap up a share of this dividend stock a bargain price. It is currently dealing at a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of just 5. On top of this, the shares yield 12%.That’s why Aviva stands out as one of the FTSE 100’s top dividend stocks.Asset management giantAnother one of the FTSE 100’s top dividend stocks I’d buy today is Legal & General Group (LSE: LGEN).As one of the largest asset and pension managers in the world, Legal’s size should help it pull through the current economic and market uncertainty relatively unscathed.So far, management has not commented on the group’s dividend sustainability. Nevertheless, the company reported a solvency ratio of 184% at the end of 2019, with £1.6bn of surplus cash.Most of Legal’s income comes from asset and pension management fees. So it has a steady income stream to fund operations.This suggests that the company’s dividend is not only secure but could return to growth next year when the economy recovers.Therefore, now could be an excellent time to buy the stock. It currently supports a dividend yield of nearly 10%. On top of this, the shares look dirt cheap. They’re dealing at a P/E of just 6. As dividend stocks go, this business looks highly attractive. Unique business Not all FTSE 100 dividend stocks are created equal. Phoenix Group (LSE: PHNX) for example, has a complex and uncommon business model.The largest closed life insurance and pension fund consolidator in Europe profits by managing pension funds and buying life insurance policies on the cheap.This provides the business with a steady stream of predictable income. The virus outbreak might have shut down large sections of the global economy, but pensions still need to be managed.Indeed, management has made the most of the opportunity offered by the recent decline in the share price by splashing out on shares in the business.Managers have spent nearly £250,000 buying stock in Phoenix over the past few weeks.These actions suggest that management believes Phoenix is a good investment at current levels. With a dividend yield of 7.6% on offer, it’s no surprise that insiders have been rushing to buy this FTSE 100 dividend champion. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 5th April, 2020 | More on: AV LGEN PHNX Image source: Getty Images center_img 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

ROTC holds Pass in Review on South Quad

first_imgIn the middle of the 20th century, Notre Dame’s South Quad was a military rallying point. University archive photos from the WWII era and the 1950s show Notre Dame’s ROTC units and other military organizations marching up and down the quad in front of Rockne Memorial and a partially-constructed O’Shaughnessy Hall.Wednesday evening showcased that era, as the Notre Dame Trimilitary Organization – the Navy, Army and Air Force ROTC units ¬– presented themselves on South Quad for their reviewing by Naval Commanding Officer Mike Ryan, University President Fr. John Jenkins and the general public at the Annual Pass in Review, a symbolic display of skill and precision. The ceremony included a benediction by Fr. Peter Rocca, the presentation of student awards and a speech from Jenkins.Emily McConville “It’s a ceremonial thing, where in the field or in other military environments, they’ll do this as kind of a big show,” said senior, midshipman David Murphy, who received an award at the Pass in Review. “There’s usually something attached to it, where we’ll do the Pass in Review, and it’s symbolic when [troops] come home from deployment or something that shows discipline, that the uniforms are properly worn and things like that.”Junior public affairs officer and midshipman Cassie Gettinger said the ceremony in its current form, in which the troops perform exercises for the University president, dates back to the presidency of University President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh.In recent years, the ceremony has taken place in Arlotta Stadium or the Stepan Center. Junior, event organizer and midshipman Lizzie Terino said the students wanted the Pass in Review to be a visible reminder of the military’s relationship with Notre Dame.“It’s kind of always been off to the side, not in a public area, but ROTC’s always been a big program on campus,” Terrino said. “The military has a long tradition with Notre Dame, with the Navy using Notre Dame and keeping it open, so we wanted to make it public and for people to come out and see the ceremony.Midshipman Murphy Lester, a senior and key organizer of the ceremony, said moving the event to South Quad was difficult logistically but ultimately rewarding.“Historically, you see all these pictures, the old WWII pictures of the whole formation out on South Quad,” Lester said. “South Quad was built as a parade ground for events exactly like this.“I’m not sure why we got away from it for awhile, but as a senior, I knew for our class it would really mean a lot to parade back and forth in front of the Golden Dome.”In his remarks, Jenkins pointed to the University’s long relationship with the military, in particular the United States Naval Academy, connecting it to Notre Dame’s identity as a Catholic university and speaking of the importance of each to the other.“You can point to the past,” Jenkins said. “During WWII, the school was really kept in business by the presence of the Naval community. You can point to the service of generations of Notre Dame graduates in the military … even those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their nation.”Jenkins said the Notre Dame ROTC program strives to train its cadets and midshipmen to show the highest level of moral integrity according to St. Augustine’s concept of a just war.“It is a just peace that you cadets and midshipmen will serve. That is a noble cause. A clear and consistent understanding of that high moral calling is what distinguishes everybody in the Notre Dame ROTC program.”Tags: Air Force, Army, Navy, Pass in Review, ROTClast_img read more

Central America comes together to fight organized crime

first_img “With the measures the countries adopt in regard to security, we hope that the people can feel at peace and regain the development opportunities torn away from them by violence and crime,” said Honduran Vice Chancellor Salomé Castellanos. David Murguía Payés, the minister of Justice and Public Safety of El Salvador, said bolstering the region’s fight against narco-traffickers and gangs should be the initiative’s top priority. “We have concluded that the issue of drug trafficking, mostly small-scale drug dealing, and gangs are the factors that create the most violence,” he said. During the meeting in San Salvador, El Salvador on Jan. 17-18, the representatives of the Supreme Courts, National Judicial Councils, Public Ministries, and Ministries of Justice, Governance and Public Safety of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and the Dominican Republic asked each country’s legislature to pass the proposed laws quickly so all countries can be on the same page. “It is vital to the project to involve the legislative assemblies in the development of the actions to be carried out by the project and to keep an open communication between the focal points of each country and its legislative counterpart,” the meeting’s final resolution stated. SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Central America and the Dominican Republic are preparing a regional strategy to fight organized and transnational crime, specifically targeting narco-trafficking. The effort implies streamlining penal and procedural laws, as well as strengthening the areas of investigation, detention and reintegration of inmates into society. The initiative to make the laws uniform is managed by the Conference of Justice Ministers of Ibero-American Countries (COMJIB) and the General Secretariat of the Central American Integration System (SICA), sponsored by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation. “With this initiative, we hope to make a leap in terms of the quality of the fight against organized crime,” said Guatemalan Juan Daniel Alemán, SICA’s secretary general. The mid-range goal is for the region – from Guatemala to Panama, including the Dominican Republic – to have common legislation to use in the fight against organized and transnational crime. Among the topics under discussion are changes to nine penal codes, including what defines and constitutes a crime pertaining to human trafficking, money laundering, gang-related infractions and narco-trafficking. Also being discussed are the following: Involving undercover agents in joint investigations; Simplifying the extradition process; Exchanging information and criminal records; Notifying countries regarding fugitives’ prison sentences, so officials in one country know the punishment levied against fugitives in the countries where they are convicted. center_img By Dialogo February 16, 2012last_img read more

#Donkomi: Leroy Sane’s future out of our hands – Man City boss Pep Guardiola

first_imgManchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has admitted that Leroy Sane’s future is up in the air although he wishes the player will remain at the club.While the Premier League champions remain determined to keep the winger this summer, reports suggest that that Bayern Munich have held ‘positive’ discussions with Sane’s representatives over a potential move to the Allianz Arena.Speaking after Sane scored twice in City’s 6-1 friendly win over Hong Kong side Kitchee, Pep Guardiola said the player can become even better if he stays in England.“He did a good game, especially in the second half. He is a guy who we appreciate, I like him a lot. I think he can be better. Two times, three times I said: we want him to stay. That’s why he has an offer to extend his contract. It’s not in our hands. The agreement is good and if he wants to leave, I’ll be sad. Hopefully, he stays.”Sane has been strongly linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium this summer with the German Champions touted as his most likely destination.He had a mixed 2018/2019 campaign with Man City winning the domestic treble with the side but after a good start to the season, he lost his starting place in the side.He also saw himself hauled off a number of times after sub-par first-half performances by manager Pep Guardiola, leading to suggestions that the player might leave due to frustration.Man City are, however, desperate to get the 23-year-old to sign a new contract and although Bayern president Uli Hoeness has expressed interest in the player, he admitted that it would cost “an insane amount” of money to sign him in the summer.City remain confident that Sane will sign a new deal with the club as he has not expressed any desire to leave.However, it appears that Bayern Munich’s German players can’t wait to have the Manchester City winger join their ranks ahead of next season.Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski says the club’s German players remain optimistic that Sane will join them and are eagerly awaiting his arrival, particularly following the departures of wingers, Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.“Bayern’s German players are now very much looking forward to Sane’s signing, but we have to wait and see what is going on,” Lewandowski told Goal. “They [Robben and Ribery] are legends, of course their departure is sad.“But Bayern will also sign more and better replacements. I believe that the winger Bayern will sign in the future will be as good as Robben and Ribery. In order to have a good performance next season and to overcome Dortmund, I hope that Bayern can do something in the transfer market this summer.”Sane joined City from Schalke in 2016 for £37m and has won two Premier League titles, two League Cups and the FA Cup.last_img read more