Shares and the stockmarket


FTSE 100 dividend payments swamp cuts and cancellations in April

HSBC may have disappointed a few optimists who had been hoping for a first-quarter dividend, and BP unveiled a fourth straight year-on-year cut....

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 15:55


IMI share buyback takes total this year to over £4bn

IMI’s announcement of a £200 million cash return to its investors, alongside an upbeat trading statement, takes the total value of share buybacks announced...

Mon, 26/04/2021 - 15:31


A big week for the big five FTSE 100 banks

All of them are back on the dividend list, three are already buying back shares and the sector ranks as the third-best performer within the...

Wed, 21/04/2021 - 09:01


What would help the FTSE 100 get above 7,000 and keep going

At face value, it does seem odd that the FTSE 100 is trading above its pre-pandemic levels, even if the number of daily new covid-19...

Thu, 15/04/2021 - 17:02


From Pfizer to freedom – the vaccine effect on markets

It’s now six months since Pfizer announced the success of its vaccine trials, a moment which marked a hugely significant victory in the battle...

Wed, 14/04/2021 - 12:52


The most popular investments in Last Minute ISAs

Baillie Gifford may be losing James Anderson, but they have won ISA season. They dominate the leader board when it comes to both...

Thu, 08/04/2021 - 16:29


FTSE 100 Dividend tap being turned back on

Current consensus forecasts show that the FTSE 100 is set to deliver its first year of dividend growth since 2018 this year, with a £74.3...

Wed, 07/04/2021 - 15:45


How to keep a lid on ISA charges

Investing in an ISA has never been easier, or cheaper, but it still pays for investors to keep a lid on costs wherever they...

Mon, 29/03/2021 - 15:54


Lockdown cash could deliver a £24,235 Junior ISA boost

Taken together, the ISA allowances have never been as generous as they are this year, thanks to the Junior ISA allowance more than doubling...

Wed, 24/03/2021 - 14:28


Is a Lifetime ISA a good alternative to a pension?

Getting the biggest bang for your retirement buck will be one of the key considerations for people choosing where to invest their hard-earned savings.

For...

Wed, 24/03/2021 - 14:06


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