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(Video) Is Now The Time To Buy The FTSE 100?

With global pressures weighing on the FTSE 100 (FTSEINDICES: ^FTSE) right now, including the escalating Crimea conflict and the NASDAQ tech sell-off, many are questioning whether the stock market is the best place for the money right now. Well, consider this: the average savings account pays 0.62% today, while the Footsie — even in its currently depressed position — offers a forward yield of 3.2%. In this investing video, Mark Rogers strengthens the case for buying the FTSE 100, while he also presents a buying opportunity in the form of Tesco (LSE: TSCO), a better-than-average company with better-than-average forward returns at around 5.2%, highlighting its higher margins among other reasons to make it worthwhile considering adding to your portfolio today…

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The Motley Fool owns shares in Tesco.