Forget buy-to-let: I’d buy these FTSE 100 stocks in an ISA to get rich and retire early

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Roland Head | Sunday, 5th July, 2020 | More on: BDEV BLND It’s official! UK house prices are starting to fall. According to the latest numbers from Nationwide, prices have fallen in each of the last two months. This news has strengthened my view that FTSE 100 stocks offer much better opportunities to make money from property than buy-to-let in today’s market.The stock market also has a second big advantage — you can invest tax-free in a Stocks and Shares ISA. Buy-to-let investors can’t do that.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…Buy-to-let vs FTSE 100 stocksWith house prices falling from near-record highs, new buy-to-let investors face the risk of sitting on negative equity for years. Recent government changes also mean tax costs are rising for many landlords. It’s getting harder to make money from property rental.On the other hand, demand for new housing still seems to be strong — whether purchased or rental. Housebuilders who can satisfy this demand could be an attractive buy after this year’s stock market crash.A top housebuilder at a fair price?As lockdown eases, I think housebuilders with healthy finances and a solid order book could enjoy a strong recovery.My top pick in this sector today is probably FTSE 100 stock Barratt Developments (LSE: BDEV). The firm continued to achieve a “low level of reservations” throughout the lockdown period by selling remotely.Although site closures mean new builds completed this year will be down on last year, Barratt’s 12,000+ order book is valued at £2.9bn. On 2019 figures, that’s equivalent to more than eight months’ sales. This should provide good earnings visibility.Barratt went into the Covid-19 pandemic with a £430m of net cash and an unused £700m credit facility. It’s also been approved for a government coronavirus loan, if needed, although I don’t expect this to be taken up.The Barratt share price has fallen by about 35% so far this year, as investors have priced in a downbeat outlook. But I’m starting to see value here. Barratt shares trade roughly in line with their book value and on just 10 times reduced earnings forecasts.Barratt has had a good track record of delivery in recent years. I think this stock could offer decent value at current levels.This FTSE 100 stock is on sale!My second pick is FTSE 100 REIT British Land (LSE: BLND). This £3.6bn landlord owns prime Central London office properties and shopping centres such as Sheffield’s Meadowhall.British Land’s share price has tanked this year, falling by nearly 40%. The stock now trades at a 55% discount to its net asset value of 905p. The main reason for this big discount is that valuations on big shopping centres are likely to fall. I expect rental income to be lower when leases are renewed too.The good news is that British Land’s valuation already reflects these risks. That’s why the share price is so low. If things turn out better than expected — and they could — then the shares could perform well.In my view, investing in property at this kind of depressed valuation is a smart move for investors seeking long-term gains. I hold this stock and I expect a solid recovery and a decent dividend income over time.British Land’s properties are good quality and it doesn’t have too much debt. I see this as a buy-and-hold stock at current levels. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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Rank Your Top 10 Fave Performances from Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show

first_img(Photo: Steve Wilkie/FOX) The staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.Dammit (Janet), we loved Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show remake! Laverne Cox’s fabulous fashion as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, the entire cast’s marvelous moves and of course, the new songs and homage paid to old favorites were just a few of the highlights from the eagerly anticipated televised event. Before you watch it again, dye your hair like Annaleigh Ashford’s or start obsessing over how to recreate any of the characters’ looks for Halloween next week, we want to know which musical number you loved the most. We’re shivering with anticipation for your top 10, so Editorial Assistant Lindsey Sullivan flipped the switch and posted hers!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites.STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Click “rearrange list” to order your selections. Click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on! View Commentslast_img read more