Enter Your Email Address Kirsteen Mackay | Monday, 9th March, 2020 Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group and Tesco. 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. 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Predicting what’s in store for world financial markets is a guessing game for now, but both China and South Korea are showing signs that the outbreak is slowing, so hope remains on the horizon.Oil prices collapseAlthough I don’t think you should panic-sell, I equally think it’s a bad idea to buy oil stocks right now. Although the price of oil has been hurt by reduced demand in response to coronavirus, this is not the only reason for its demise. OPEC wants to cut production, Russia won’t agree, and now Saudi Arabia is slashing its prices because it can, throwing more uncertainty into an already unstable situation. Today the price of oil experienced its fastest drop since 1991.For these reasons I foresee wild fluctuations continuing in the oil industry and would prefer to steer clear for now. The Premier Oil share price was down over 83% earlier this morning. 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Nelson Our Glass Ogs used a goal-line stand during the five-play rule to edge Steamshovel Brewers 23-18 in West Kootenay Flag Football League action Sunday afternoon at the Mount Sentinel High School Field.The win moves Our Glass into sole possession of second place in league standings with a 2-1 record. Dam Inn Mates, idle Sunday, lead the league with a 3-0 mark.In the other game, Castlegar Vikings moved into a three-way tie for third spot with a 48-6 victory over Trail Thundercats.Our Glass appeared to be down and out in the game against the Brewers.The Steamshovel held leads of 6-1 and 18-1 before the Ogs came roaring back, scoring 22 unanswered points.But it was the goal line stand that sealed the game as the Brewers moved the ball to the one-yard line thanks to a pass interference call, but no farther.Greg Kinnear, Steamshovel quarterback Steven Doyle, rushing for a TD, and Jon Francis scored majors for the Brewers.Mota on fire at the QB positionSteve Mota tossed five touchdown passes, three to Jason Trower, to lead the defending league champions to its first win of the season.Jaime Simpson, Carl Perepolkin and John Lloyd also scored majors.Lloyd, pitching relief for Mota, also connected for a pair of touchdowns.Trail’s lone TD was a 50-yard pass and run play from Cats’ pivot Colin Janzen to wide receiver Davin McKay. WKMFFL idle for Thanks for Giving WeekendThe West Kootenay Men’s Flag Football is idle to allow players to enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend.The league resumes Sunday, October 16 with Nelson Our Glass Ogs meeting Castlegar Vikings at 11 a.m. and Trail Thundercats battling undefeated Dam Inn Mates at 1 [email protected]
ARCADIA, Calif. (April 2, 2016)–Just minutes before his stablemate Nyquist waltzed to victory in the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park, trainer Doug O’Neill’s Guns Loaded cruised to an impressive 1 ¼ length score under Rafael Bejarano in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes at Santa Anita. Claimed five starts back for $32,000 on Dec. 6, Guns Loaded won for the fourth time off the claim and registered his third consecutive win.“I knew that Mr. Sexy was the only speed in the race so I tried to make sure Guns Loaded broke well,” said Bejarano. “I put him in the right position right away and after that, I was done. I sat right off the speed and when I was ready, I let him go. It was easy for him.”Owned by Westside Rentals.com, Neil Haymes, Leo Rodriguez and Steve Rothblum, Guns Loaded was the 8-5 favorite in a field of nine older horses and paid $5.40, $3.60 and $2.60.“It was all Doug,” said part owner Mark Verge (Westside Rentals.com) in reference to his trainer, who was at Gulfstream to saddle Nyquist. “He’s the one who made the claim. We had the horse before and Doug called and said we’ve got to claim the horse back, but I can’t believe how well he’s done. It never works out that way.”With the winner’s share of $60,000, Guns Loaded hiked his bankroll to $406,570. A 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding by D’wildcat, Guns Loaded registered his first graded stakes victory in the San Simeon. His overall record now stands at 26-8-3-4.English-bred Cape Wolfe ran on well for the place, but never threatened the winner, finishing a half length in front of No Silent. Ridden by Flavien Prat, Cape Wolfe was off at 9-2 and paid $5.00 and $4.00.Ridden by Gary Stevens, No Silent sat a close third throughout and paid $4.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.70, 43.66 and 1:06.98.First post time for a 10-race card on Sunday at Santa Anita is 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.