Shares and the stockmarket


Are we getting an interest rate rise for Christmas?

The market is now expecting an interest rate hike by Christmas, largely thanks to the inflationary pressures which will inevitably follow the energy crisis, and...

Wed, 20/10/2021 - 14:01


FTSE 100 dividends in touching distance of pre-pandemic peak

The FTSE 100 is currently expected to yield 4.1% in 2021, helped by the first year of dividend growth since 2018. The index’s total dividend...

Mon, 11/10/2021 - 13:31


Muted market response to iPhone 13 is the rule, not the exception

Apple’s shares didn’t do much at all in response to boss Tim Cook’s launch of iPhone 13 and updated versions of its Watch and...

Wed, 15/09/2021 - 14:24


Tax and cost worries weigh on Barratt shares

Perhaps it is down to concerns over the expiry of the stamp duty tax break in October, or worries over an increasing reliance on Help-to-Buy,...

Fri, 03/09/2021 - 11:32


Five ways to take the markets’ temperature

The FTSE 100 continues to paddle very gently upwards, having reached an 18-month high in August, but the UK’s benchmark index still stands some 8%...

Thu, 19/08/2021 - 17:07


Persimmon plots its way to future growth

Some economists may be tempted to argue that the housing market is broken having gone through the cycle outlined by former US President Ronald Reagan,...

Wed, 18/08/2021 - 14:37


Post pandemic rebound of £15.2 billion for FTSE 100 dividends

The FTSE 100 is currently expected to yield 3.7% in 2021, helped by the first year of dividend growth since 2018. The index’s total dividend...

Tue, 13/07/2021 - 11:34


Why it is too early to say the inflation trade is over

The Federal Reserve’s allegedly hawkish tilt at its June policy meeting and insistence that the current inflationary spike is ‘transitory’ is giving markets pause for...

Fri, 09/07/2021 - 08:58


Most popular and best performing investments of H1 2021

So far 2021 has been a positive year for equity markets, but the Footsie is still playing second fiddle to the US stock market despite...

Mon, 05/07/2021 - 10:48


What now for the travel sector?

Summer 2021 was supposed to bring salvation for the UK travel sector as lockdowns were lifted and arms were jabbed. Instead it has brought more...

Tue, 29/06/2021 - 10:06


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