Shares and the stockmarket


The FTSE 350 companies delivering inflation-busting dividends

Income investors can easily be lured in by high yields, but instead of taking a big ticket payout on day one they need to...

Wed, 11/09/2019 - 17:27


PPI claims rush crimps Lloyds’ cash return plans

Lloyds is joining RBS and CYBG in admitting that it needs to set aside more money to cover a final rush of...

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 14:30


Will the iPhone 11 launch give Apple’s shares a lift?

Shares in Apple have surged by more than 40% from the low reached after the profit warning of 3 January but they have yet...

Wed, 04/09/2019 - 10:59


Marks & Spencer ready to check-out of FTSE 100 in latest index reshuffle

We have already had four changes to the FTSE 100’s make-up in 2019, and further changes look likely at the reshuffle that will take place...

Wed, 28/08/2019 - 09:59


Three reasons why financial markets do not want to see tariffs

When Donald Trump was running for President, financial markets were wary of him, not least because of his calls for tariffs and protectionist policies. For...

Tue, 06/08/2019 - 13:05


HSBC’s Flint becomes fourteenth FTSE 100 boss to announce departure in 2019

At least HSBC’s share price has been courteous enough not to go up on the departure of its CEO but this is likely to...

Mon, 05/08/2019 - 12:02


Rising loan losses raise questions as RBS struggles with 2020 profit goals

Normally you would have thought that investors would be pleased to see a huge jump in pre-tax profits, an increase in the dividend and a...

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 13:15


Centrica dividend cuts begs the question of who will be next (and a checklist to test how safe forecast pay-outs really are)

As yet another fat dividend yield that looked too good to be true proves to be just that, with Centrica’s decision to slash its...

Tue, 30/07/2019 - 14:03


Why US stocks need to deliver strong Q2 earnings

America is celebrating Independence Day just as its Dow Jones Industrials, S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite all reach new all-time highs thanks to hopes for...

Thu, 04/07/2019 - 16:20


Trade talks need to deliver a firm agreement rather than more tweets to help lift global manufacturing

Global stock markets are welcoming the encouraging noises over trade, tariffs and relations between America and China after the G20 meeting in Japan and...

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 11:41


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