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Vaccine success prompts bond sell off

Bond investors have had a pretty rocky start to 2021, and if the global vaccine roll-out prompts a sharp economic recovery, price falls clocked up...

Tue, 02/03/2021 - 12:58


FTSE 100 dividends paid and restored now exceed value of cuts since the pandemic began

Lily James, Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes may be gripping the nation in the Netflix film The Dig, but it is treasure of a...

Mon, 01/03/2021 - 16:12


‘Value’ continues to outperform ‘growth’ as NASDAQ stumbles

The NASDAQ Composite’s second worst daily decline of the year, and its third one-day slide of more than 2%, may be a further sign that...

Tue, 23/02/2021 - 17:19


Inflation starts 2021 without a bang

Inflation has started 2021 in much the same vein as it finished 2020, low and moving sideways. The fact that restaurants and hotels provided a...

Wed, 17/02/2021 - 16:17


Can the miners dig the FTSE 100 out of its dividend hole?

A 55% hike in BHP’s first-half dividend and the restoration of payments to shareholders at Glencore are putting welcome cash back into...

Tue, 16/02/2021 - 14:01


All eyes on dividend payments as Big Five Banks prepare to report their results

Unchanged or increased payments from Smurfit Kappa, CCH, AstraZeneca and RELX in the past week mean FTSE 100 firms have declared dividends worth £5.2 billion...

Thu, 11/02/2021 - 18:42


Market trends after one year of COVID are clear but Pfizer Monday changed them all

It seems remarkable now just how relaxed financial markets were during the early stages of the covid-19 outbreak in Asia and even Italy, but confidence...

Wed, 10/02/2021 - 15:41


The Super Bowl Rule: Will Buccaneers’ win signal in fresh surge in US stocks?

Gamblers who sided with the favoured Kansas City Chiefs will have lost their money as the defending champions lost the fifty-fifth Super Bowl to the...

Mon, 08/02/2021 - 13:08


Shell tantalises shareholders with promise of a first-quarter dividend increase in 2021

Shell’s fourth-quarter and full-year results were undeniably ugly, as both offered huge losses, but the oil major’s promise of a dividend of $0.1735 a...

Thu, 04/02/2021 - 17:51


Come back Sir John Barnard, all is forgiven: social media traders start surfing silver

First GameStop, next up silver seems to be the message on social media as the precious metal’s price hits a six-month high at just...

Mon, 01/02/2021 - 16:44


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