Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. 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. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Kevin Godbold | Wednesday, 17th June, 2020 | More on: BVIC SFR Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 2 FTSE shares: I’d buy one right now and avoid the other Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Britvic. 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. See all posts by Kevin Godbold A year ago, I wrote of FTSE SmallCap structural steel company Severfield (LSE: SFR): “The steel business is highly cyclical and a plunge in earnings, dividends and the share price is normal every so often for this type of company.”Since then, the coronavirus crisis has happened. I didn’t see it coming, of course, but my earlier comments were general in nature. And reading through today’s full-year report from the company, it’s clear the directors are cautious about the recession ahead.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…Why I’m conflicted about this FTSE shareRecessions come and go for different reasons, and the pandemic has accelerated this one. What doesn’t change is how vulnerable out-and-out cyclical firms such as Severfield are to the effects of a general economic downturn.In fairness, I feel a bit conflicted over this stock. The share price has been recovering well since bottoming in mid-March. And I know the best time to buy a cyclical share is when it has plunged after a long period of robust trading. Indeed, that’s exactly what Severfield has just enjoyed.For example, today’s figures for the trading year to 31 March show an uplift of just over 19% in revenue year-on-year. And underlying earnings per share rose by almost 15%. And I’m also bullish about the infrastructure sector because I think governments everywhere will try to spend us out of economic trouble. Severfield could be well placed to benefit.But the directors are expecting a “potentially challenging market ahead,” and they’ve cancelled the full-year dividend. I think that one action speaks volumes about their view of the outlook. So, today’s buoyancy in the share price could be misplaced. And the almost 25% bounce-back the shares have made from the March lows could prove to be overly optimistic. On balance, I’m avoiding the stock.But here’s my clear winnerInstead, I’d turn to a company operating in a defensive sector. In May, FTSE 250 soft drinks supplier Britvic (LSE: BVIC) issued a decent set of half-year results for the period to 31 March. Revenue and earnings were both up a little compared to the previous year.However, the directors decided to defer the decision about paying an interim dividend until later in the year because of the crisis. Nevertheless, the company has a long and impressive record when it comes to progressing the shareholder dividend. And once there is more visibility about how Covid-19 is affecting the business, the directors will revisit the issue of a dividend.Meanwhile, the share price has been recovering well from its March lows. And I can see good reasons for that. Unlike Severfield, Britvic’s business tends to remain stable during periods of economic weakness.Indeed, people enjoy their branded soft drinks and tend to keep buying them even as orders for Severfield’s structural steel products may dry up in a downturn. And Britvic’s brands such as Robinsons, Drench, Fruit Shoot, R Whites and Purdey’s will likely keep moving through supermarket shelves and other outlets during this recession.That’s why I’d rather take my investment chances with Britvic than with Severfield right now.