Stock market crash: I’d buy these 2 cheap FTSE 100 shares to 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! Peter Stephens | Wednesday, 22nd April, 2020 | More on: MRW PSN Image source: Getty Images. Peter Stephens owns shares of Morrisons and Persimmon. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The FTSE 100’s market crash means that many large-cap shares now trade on low valuations. Although their prices could fall further in the near term if economic challenges continue to be high, over the long run they may offer recovery potential.With that in mind, here are two FTSE 100 stocks that appear to offer wide margins of safety at the present time. Buying them now and holding them over the long run could lead to high returns that improve your prospects of retiring early.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…PersimmonThe UK’s lockdown means that housebuilder Persimmon (LSE: PSN) has closed all of its sales offices. They look set to remain shut over the coming weeks. And this is likely to cause a significant decline in the company’s financial performance in the short run.Investors appear to have factored-in a difficult period for the business. The company’s share price has declined by 28% since the start of the year. This suggests that it offers a wide margin of safety, and may have recovery potential in the long run.Looking ahead, Persimmon could benefit from a supportive monetary policy. Low interest rates may make housing more affordable to a wider range of consumers, which could support rising demand for properties at a time when supply shortage is set to continue.Clearly, there is uncertainty regarding when the UK will exit its lockdown. However, it has a solid balance sheet that includes a cash balance of £610m and the company has cancelled its latest return of capital. So it seems to be in a relatively strong position to overcome its present challenges. As such, buying it today and holding over the long run could produce high returns for investors.MorrisonsAnother FTSE 100 share that offers long-term total return potential is Morrisons (LSE: MRW). The retailer’s shares are down by around 7% since the turn of the year, and could produce a successful turnaround in the coming years.Clearly, recent weeks have been a period of intense change for the supermarket sector. This trend could continue over the long term, with measures such as social distancing likely to exacerbate the shift from in-store purchases to online delivery.Morrisons’ recent results showed that it is making progress in enhancing its delivery service. For example, it has extended its service so that it now covers around 90% of the UK population. It is also ramping-up click & collect services at many of its stores as consumers’ shopping habits continue to change.The company is on track to meet its target of £1bn annual wholesale revenue. This could provide it with a robust growth opportunity over the long run that catalyses its sales and profitability. As such, now could be the right time to buy a slice of the business, despite it currently experiencing unprecedented operating conditions.center_img Stock market crash: I’d buy these 2 cheap FTSE 100 shares to retire early Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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. 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