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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


Cevian looks to shake up Aviva’s cash return plans

Aviva’s chief executive Amanda Blanc may be feeling a bit miffed that Cevian is calling for change at the life insurance giant, especially as...

Wed, 09/06/2021 - 13:49


Royal Mail looking to send Renishaw back to FTSE 250 in latest quarterly index reshuffle

The latest FTSE 100 reshuffle, the results of which are due to be announced after the close on Wednesday 2 June, could be relatively quiet...

Wed, 26/05/2021 - 16:42


Why stock markets are worried about inflation

Even a reading of 1.5% inflation in the UK’s consumer price index is giving stock markets the jitters, although that it still a very, very,...

Thu, 20/05/2021 - 13:22


How to shelter investments from an inflation storm

The latest US inflation figures for April are worrying, though we need to bear in mind that April 2020 was a weird month, where the...

Thu, 13/05/2021 - 17:37


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


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