These quality stocks have dived since June. I’d buy these cheap shares today

From June, the FTSE 100 index zigzagged downwards, losing ground as rising Covid-19 infections worried investors. By Halloween, the Footsie had dropped 590 points — almost a tenth (9.6%) — as share prices drifted downwards. Then came a near-record month, with cheap shares staging a massive comeback and the FTSE 100 leaping by almost an eighth (12.4%) in November. However, not all stocks rose in this relief rally, with several quality companies lagging behind.

Bottom-fishing for cheap shares

From early June until today, 29 FTSE 100 members have seen their share prices decline. The worst performer has crashed by almost a quarter (24.1%), while the best of these 29 losers had its share price dip by just 0.3%. Overall, the average decline among these laggards is 9%, with 12 stocks recording higher falls than this. I see this ‘dirty dozen’ as fertile ground for bottom-fishing — finding unloved and cheap

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Proposal would extend Oregon eviction ban to June 30, 2021

“The case for action is clear,” said House Committee on Housing Chair Rep. Julie Fahey. “If we do nothing the consequences are going to be catastrophic.”

PORTLAND, Oregon — As it stands now, Oregonians who can’t pay their rent are safe from eviction until the end of the year.

Through Dec. 31, Oregon landlords can’t evict people who are unable to pay rent. But they can evict them come the new year, unless state lawmakers extend the eviction moratorium.

Several jurisdictions have their own eviction moratoriums as well, creating a somewhat confusing patchwork. Renters everywhere, except in Multnomah County and the City of Hillsboro, are required to pay four months’ back rent by the first of the year as well.

The House Interim Committee on Housing heard a proposal Monday to extend that moratorium. Renters impacted financially by the pandemic couldn’t get evicted for not paying rent until June 30,

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First Week of June 2021 Options Trading For Ishares Core Msci Eafe Etf (IEFA)

Investors in Ishares Core Msci Eafe Etf (Symbol: IEFA) saw new options become available this week, for the June 2021 expiration. One of the key inputs that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is the time value, so with 218 days until expiration the newly available contracts represent a possible opportunity for sellers of puts or calls to achieve a higher premium than would be available for the contracts with a closer expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the IEFA options chain for the new June 2021 contracts and identified one put and one call contract of particular interest.

The put contract at the $53.00 strike price has a current bid of 20 cents. If an investor was to sell-to-open that put contract, they are committing to purchase the stock at $53.00, but will also collect the

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Bronx business owners looted during George Floyd protests in June prepare for Election Day chaos

Bronx business owners still reeling from looting over the summer on Fordham Rd. braced for chaos on the eve of Election Day.

A Foot Action and pharmacy were boarded up. Other business owners planned to close early for the rest of the week. Some employees expected to do shifts overnight, just to be on the lookout for thieves.

“It just seems like an excuse for free merchandise. It gives them a reason to steal and act crazy,” a manager at Shop Surprise Furniture told the Daily News.

The 10-block stretch was the site of rampant looting in June by opportunists taking advantage of protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The businesses, many of them owned by local residents struggling to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, suffered major losses due to damage and stolen merchandise.

Now, they face the possibility of more turmoil as votes for

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