Why has the IAG share price climbed 85% in November? And what will I do now?

first_img Airline shares don’t usually come close to doubling in a month. But that’s what’s happened to International Consolidated Airlines (LSE: IAG). Since its lowest point on 30 October, the IAG share price is up a fraction over 85%.It’s all down to developments on the Covid-19 vaccine front. We now have three vaccines that have produced very impressive results in trials. And the most recent, the Oxford vaccine developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, is far cheaper and easier to transport and store than the others. That raises hopes of a faster rate of worldwide vaccination, which can only help the plight of the airlines.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…But before I get too excited about prospects for the IAG share price, I’m keeping three key things in mind. Firstly, we might see the first vaccinations happening even before the end of the year. But we could have to wait some time before vaccine reaches enough of the population to really benefit the airlines. I don’t expect passenger numbers to start to climb noticeably higher before next summer at the earliest.IAG share price in 2020Next up, the IAG share price itself. Sure, we’ve just seen a cracking month’s gain. But that just means the disaster of 2020 is now a tiny bit less of a disaster. We’re still looking at a 73% fall since the beginning of the year. So if I buy now, will I be buying into one of the best performing shares of the month, or one of the worst of the year. For me, it’s the longer-term trend that matters.But my biggest concern when I think about IAG is, which IAG? Not the IAG we had in January 2020. No, that IAG has gone. And before anyone contests that, let me explain what I mean. When a company’s market fundamentally changes, possibly permanently, and when its corporate and financial structure turn upside down, we should forget what it used to be like and evaluate it as a completely new company. And as yet, I have no idea what shape that new company will be. Or where the IAG share price will go.The shape of IAG to comeThis was brought home to me by a BBC News story talking about a big sell-off at British Airways. It’s not just a cash-generating asset disposal of the kind we often see at times like this. No, BA is selling off cutlery and crockery, including bone china from first class cabins. Some of it is Boeing 747 paraphernalia now those are out of service, and people love souvenirs. And it makes sense for IAG to generate as much cash as it can, especially after recording a £5.1bn loss for the first nine months of the year. Ouch. Remembering that figure makes me twitchy about the IAG share price.But the BBC made the point that BA is likely to be a significantly slimmer operation until the aviation business picks up. I don’t think that pick-up will happen for quite some time. And I think we might never again see flying regain its pre-pandemic levels.So until I see the shape of the industry, and the shape of the company, the IAG share price can do what it likes. I’m not buying. 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. Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares 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. Alan Oscroft | Tuesday, 24th November, 2020 | More on: IAG 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. Image source: Getty Images Why has the IAG share price climbed 85% in November? And what will I do now? 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

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Extreme Weather Causing Grain Shipment Delays

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Extreme Weather Causing Grain Shipment Delays By Eric Pfeiffer – Feb 17, 2021 SHARE Previous articleISDA’s Kettler in Op-Ed: Support FFA Members During FFA Week and Year-RoundNext articleThe Hoosier Ag Today Podcast for February 18, 2021 Eric Pfeiffer Facebook Twitter Audio Playerhttps://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/shipping-delays-wrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Extreme weather has hit many parts of the US this week with plenty of snow and frigid temperatures, including here in the Hoosier state. Mike Steenhoek, Executive Director of the Soy Transportation Coalition, says he’s receiving reports of shipments of soybeans and grain being delayed due to the weather.He says the need to clear snow and ice from rail tracks is an obvious disruption, but less obvious is that trains rely on an air braking system to operate. “When you have severe cold temperatures, the efficacy of that air braking system is diminished. So, what railroads are forced to do is shorten the length of those trains. So, you will have fewer freight cars for a given unit. You’ll maintain the same number of locomotives but then you’re having fewer freight cars, and so that just makes the system less efficient.”Steenhoek says they’re also seeing ice conditions impact certain segments of the inland waterway system, limiting the width of barge flotillas.How could this impact you, the farmer?“It could have an impact on the price farmers receive at point of sale. If, all of a sudden, an elevator is not able to move product out their back door because of weather related transportation challenges, they’re going to be less willing to accept product via their front door. So, what they often do is they’ll send a message to farmers that we can’t handle your deliveries, so we will drop the price, or the bid, that we’re willing to pay for a bushel of any given commodity.”He says Indiana is certainly impacted with our rail network to the East Coast and the inland waterway system, but one area that is being hit especially hard right now is the Pacific Northwest.“We have a lot of freight rail that’s connected from the Midwest and Plains States to the Pacific Northwest, the Portland, Oregon, the Seattle, Washington area. That’s our number two export region for soybeans and number one export region for wheat.”Steenhoek is hopeful that this extreme weather won’t last, and the ag transportation system won’t be “gummed up” for much longer. Extreme Weather Causing Grain Shipment Delays Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

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Governor Expands COVID Vaccine Access Starting April 1

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it COVID-19 vaccines will be made available to everyone in the state aged 50 and older beginning April 1, then to everyone aged 16 and up on April 15, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced today, saying vaccine supply is expected to quickly skyrocket.The state has been receiving roughly 1.8 million doses a week, but the state anticipates receiving 2.5 million weekly doses by early April, then more than 3 million per week by the end of that month.“With vaccine supply increasing and by expanding eligibility to more Californians, the light at the end of the tunnel continues to get brighter,” Newsom said.The news comes as Pasadena and LA County approach the even-less restrictive Orange Tier that would increase indoor capacity at several businesses, including local restaurants.COVID-19 vaccine eligibility has been slowly expanding in the state in recent weeks. Most recently, eligibility was extended to people aged 16 and over with serious underlying health conditions that put them at risk of severe illness or death from COVID. An array of essential workers are already eligible for vaccines, such as teachers and food workers. Health care workers were the first to be given access to the vaccine, and everyone in the state aged 65 and over is already eligible.Thursday’s announcement means everyone in the state aged 16 and up will be eligible for the shots in mid-April. However, given the state’s vast population, it will still take months to provide the vaccines to everyone who wants one.Newsom said the state will have the capacity to administer 4 million shots per week by the end of April.Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state’s health and human services director, said the announcement means “we are even closer to putting this pandemic behind us.”“However, we are not there yet,” he said. “It will take time to vaccinate all eligible Californians. During this time, we must not let our guard down. It is important that we remain vigilant, continue to wear masks and follow public health guidance.” EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Governor Expands COVID Vaccine Access Starting April 1 By month’s end vaccine will be available to everyone 16 and older CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 12:12 pm Top of the News Make a comment Community News Business News Subscribe STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News HerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

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Watching the Watchers | People Stuff

first_imgWatching the Watchers | People StuffShared from missc on 30 Apr 2015 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. “I’m going to confess, right up front.  This blog post is a shameless plug for my new ebook on social media, written with that very nice Tim Scott, better known on Twitter as”Read full article Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img

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Analysis: Lakers bet on the power of collaboration with Frank Vogel, Jason Kidd hires

first_imgLeBron James’ next head coach will be a man who once pushed one of his best teams ever to seven games.One of James’ next assistant coaches will be one of the players who beat him in the NBA Finals before he had ever won a championship.While the month began with the anticipation that the Lakers might hire one of the 34-year-old’s best-known coaching allies, the franchise has surrounded him with Frank Vogel and Jason Kidd – men who have challenged and tested him, in the hopes that new alliances can help lead them all back to greatness, even as they risk adding chaos and uncertainty. Their faith in collaborative leadership, which has characterized many of the organization’s personnel decisions in recent years, is likely to face its biggest test yet in the coming season.That’s the chief takeaway from a whirlwind week which saw the Lakers lose out on one of their top candidates, Tyronn Lue, then quickly sweep up new faces and anoint Vogel after a furious second round of interviews. If the process doesn’t inspire total confidence in the organization’s choice, Vogel’s record helps solidify it. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersAs a young, first-time head coach in Indiana, Vogel progressively groomed the Pacers and then-budding star Paul George to become a team capable of challenging the star-laden Miami Heat. He did it with defense. For five straight years, Vogel’s teams were top-10 in defensive rating, ranking first twice. He also developed a reputation for creating solid relationships with players, with George telling the Associated Press, even after Vogel had been fired in 2016, that Vogel had been “real positive and open-minded.”In 2013 when Indiana pushed the Heat to seven games in the Eastern Conference finals, it held Miami to less than 100 points in five of the contests – emblematic of the grinding style that defined the Pacers’ best nights. Only once in Vogel’s five-and-a-half-year tenure did the Pacers finish with an offense even in the top half of the NBA, but they always forced opponents to work, giving Vogel a .580 winning percentage in his time there.“We represent all the right things: class, character, hard work, old-school basketball, playing the game the right way,” Vogel said of the Pacers after the Game 7 loss in 2013.Those values seem to be the ones that Vogel will espouse coming into Los Angeles. It’s unclear if Vogel’s style – which fell flat in a forgettable two-year tenure in Orlando – has legs in the modern NBA, where the high-scoring Warriors set the ultimate bar. But on paper, the Lakers expect to be insulated by the other hire they made on Saturday.In Jason Kidd, the Lakers sought to add gravitas and a player’s eye to the bench. The 46-year-old is second all-time among the NBA’s assists and steals leaders, and had mixed success as a coach, going to the playoffs three times in his Nets and Bucks tenures and winning one series. With the Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo developed into an MVP-caliber player. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers center_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Those questions are all before considering how James will respond to the hires. He’s yet to make any kind of public comment about Vogel and Kidd, and as recently as a week ago, he likely believed (as the rest of the world did) that the Lakers were ready to roll out the red carpet for Lue. Though James has played well for a number of coaches over the years, he too has had coaching clashes, most notably with former Cleveland coach David Blatt who was fired in 2016 after a 30-11 season start. That led to the rise of Lue, who led the Cavaliers to a championship.As the Lakers progress, observers will be closely monitoring James’ faith (or lack thereof) in his coach, and what that might mean for the fortunes of Vogel and Kidd, who are now tied together for better or worse.In their recent history, the Lakers have been willing to take similar gambles of pairing unfamiliar basketball minds: Magic Johnson’s president stint alongside General Manager Rob Pelinka was one such experiment – the two had not worked together before they set out to remake the team in 2017. The Lakers’ roster also reflected some of that thinking last season, with Johnson and Pelinka envisioning a group of “competitors” playing together such as Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee – that helped lead them down the road to a 37-45 season.On paper, Vogel and Kidd possess qualifications that make it visible what the Lakers hope to achieve with collaborative leadership, having the best of all worlds. Whether they can get it will be the true challenge for the next coaching era. His schemes drew some skepticism as a head coach, particularly an ultra-aggressive defensive philosophy which teams picked apart over time. Milwaukee’s near-overnight success this season has reflected poorly on Kidd’s tenure there. But as an assistant, he’d be under fewer of those pressures: As a contemporary of James, he has a previously earned respect, and various reports have linked him both as an example to and mentor of Lonzo Ball, who shares some sensibilities with Kidd’s playing style.Theoretically, this mixture, along with James’ basketball mind, could be a strong group together, filling in for each other’s various weaknesses. The practicalities of those dynamics are complicated by other factors that basketball observers will be watching closely.From the start, Vogel will face questions about his job security, particularly given the reported length of his contract: just three years. ESPN reported that Lue, the coach who once won a championship with James, took issue with such a short deal and wanted five years. That Vogel took the shorter terms will be a talking point if the Lakers struggle and allow them to cut bait sooner if they choose.Kidd’s hire could also rock the boat, given that there’s an obvious in-house successor if the Lakers ever decide to move on from Vogel. Kidd’s experience as a head coach and rapport with James will loom in the background. Other reports indicated that Lue bucked when the Lakers told him they desired to hire Kidd to his staff.It doesn’t help perception that Kidd has a history of internal power plays. As a player, he reportedly helped lobby then-Nets coach Byron Scott out of a job when the team with Kidd as its star had gone to back-to-back NBA Finals – Scott later called Kidd “kind of an (expletive)-hole.” His Brooklyn coaching tenure ended after just one year when Kidd made a failed bid to seize control over basketball operations within the franchise.If that turbulent history is behind Kidd, he’ll have to prove it on Vogel’s staff.Related Articleslast_img read more

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