Stock market crash: I’d invest £10k in these UK shares in August to make a million

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Stock market crash: I’d invest £10k in these UK shares in August to make a million Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. 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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img The big investment story of recent days has been the rocketing gold price. The precious metal just soared to record highs close to $2,000 per ounce and dragged the share prices of gold-producing UK shares with it.It seems gold has plenty more scope to surge in the weeks, months, and possibly even years ahead. With this in mind, I reckon buying UK shares that provide exposure to the yellow metal is an excellent idea in August.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…Bullion’s bounce in 2020 has been chiefly down to Covid-19 and concerns over the pandemic’s macroeconomic consequences. Frantic central bank money-pumping and fresh concerns over US and Chinese trade relations have helped self-haven interest too.What’s commanded less attention is the role that the sinking US dollar has played in driving prices of greenback-denominated commodities to the stars. A falling buck makes it cheaper to buy the likes of gold.The dire dollarHowever, concerns over the value of the US dollar are gaining traction as we move into August. It’s why the US dollar index — an instrument which measures the value of the dollar against a basket of other currencies — has just slipped to two-year lows.There’s a growing school of experts who reckon the descent is here to stay too. Take those over at Goldman Sachs, for example. They said this week that “real concerns around the longevity of the US dollar as a reserve currency have started to emerge.”This is because of rising inflation due to ultra-loose Federal Reserve monetary policy, rising Covid-19 infection rates, intense political and social uncertainty, and record levels of government debt.But Goldman Sachs went one step further. With the US dollar tipped to remain under pressure, it believes that bullion prices could charge to $2,300 per ounce within the next 12 months.Gold surge boosts UK sharesSo it seems buying into gold-producing UK shares remains an excellent idea right now. Buying gold stocks is a better idea than buying the physical metal itself, or buying a metal-backed financial instrument like an exchange-traded fund. Doing this allows investors to track movements in the gold price while receiving dividends.And boy, there are some brilliant dividend payers to be found among such UK shares. Centamin and Highland Gold Mining offer the largest yields from gold stocks. These sit at 4.6% and 4.5% respectively. Meanwhile, Polymetal International of the FTSE 100 offers a meaty 4.3% yield for 2020 too.Polymetal’s generated some of the best returns on the FTSE 100, thanks to the booming gold price. Someone who’d invested in this gold stock two years ago would have enjoyed a mighty total shareholder return (that’s taking into account share price rises and dividends) of 215%.It’s this sort of performance that can help UK shares buyers make a million or more. And I’m backing gold shares like this to keep delivering exceptional shareholder profits in the years to come. 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. 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Blues victory sets up title showdown

first_imgBlues 3 – 1 Bedfordshire  On a blustery day against a relegated (and rough) opposition the Blues provided an object lesson in how to win despite never performing at their best. An early Niko de Walden tap-in after good work from the ever-willing Alex Toogood seemed to have set the Blues up for a comfortable afternoon against a Bedfordshire side who had been relegated the previous week. However, a combination of the physical approach of the opposition, and the lack of controlled passing exhibited by the Blues meant that the first half was something of a struggle, with the only real chances arising from set pieces. Bedfordshire even managed to regain parity when, on the stroke of half time, a series of Oxford errors presented Bedford’s least mobile striker with the chance to toe-poke home. A thoughful and, at times, inspirational team-talk from coach Martin Keown seemed to do the trick as the Blues dominated the second half. Toogood made the most of the new interpretation of the offside law as he raced through on goal and finished with typical aplomb. The game was then over as a contest just after the hour mark, as a brilliantly mis-hit Toogood shot fell at the feet of Homer Sullivan at the back post, who calmly put his foot on the ball before passing it into the net. Bedfordshire were largely restricted to pumping balls into the box from deep positions with increasing desperation as the game wore on. High, looping balls are food and drink to the colossal Toby Hodgson and imperious Paul Rainford. In fact, they only managed one threatening shot on target in the last half hour, which Nik Baker stretched low to his left to repel. The Blues will be delighted with the defensive performance and with the ease with which they scored goals, but less than satisifed with their work when in possession of the ball. However, the result was the all-important thing, and sets up a mouth-watering title decider on Friday against top-of-the-table Nik Bakerlast_img read more