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Shell shocks shareholders with a dividend cut

Pugnacious comments about how much cash and liquidity it had at hand in both of its March trading updates on the impact of COVID-19 on...

Thu, 30/04/2020 - 12:31


Product pipeline boosts AstraZeneca as drug giant seeks Covid-19 cure

AstraZeneca is one of just 11 FTSE 100 firms whose shares have risen so far in 2020 and the pharmaceutical giant’s first-quarter results and...

Wed, 29/04/2020 - 17:38


Barclays’ investment bank does its best to prove its worth

Surging loan loss provisions and plunging pre-tax profits are already losing their ability to shock investors, who are already familiar with these trends after the...

Wed, 29/04/2020 - 14:57


BP goes back to the future to defend its dividend

BP’s $0.1050-a-share first-quarter dividend offers £1.7 billion of income to hard-pressed investors and the oil major’s cost reductions, cuts to capital investment, asset sales...

Tue, 28/04/2020 - 15:50


£8.4 billion in quarterly dividends from FTSE 100’s five biggest payers on the line this week

Even though the insurer’s decision to cancel its proposed 20.7p-per-share special dividend will be a blow, Admiral’s retention of its £166 million final, ordinary...

Mon, 27/04/2020 - 12:40


Asian stock markets show strength in adversity

Global stock markets are still well down for the year, despite a big rally since late March, but two trends in the regional performance figures...

Fri, 24/04/2020 - 15:04


AJ Bell Income and Growth fund update – plugging the (income) gap

To all investors seeking an income, the hit from COVID-19 has come quick and hard. Old rules of thumb have been upended. Governments and central...

Thu, 23/04/2020 - 11:06


How bad could loan losses get for the UK banks in Q1 (and beyond?)

The FTSE All-Share Banks sector is down by 43% over the past year and it will be uncomfortable for holders of Barclays, HSBC,...

Thu, 23/04/2020 - 11:01


How pound-cost averaging helped dampen the last two global financial shocks

During periods of extreme market turmoil, it’s important to remember the cornerstones of sensible long-term investing.

Attempting to time the market can be a...

Wed, 22/04/2020 - 15:16


Oil price crash drags inflation down to 1.5%

Even before the recent capitulation, the price of oil was on the slide in March and this dragged inflation down slightly from February’s 1.7% to...

Wed, 22/04/2020 - 12:51


Clarkson drops clear hint that the oil tanker market is hitting top gear

While the stunning collapse of the price of West Texas Intermediate oil for May delivery has got markets in a tizzy, shrewd investors will be...

Tue, 21/04/2020 - 17:50


Which capital preservation funds delivered in the market falls?

In very rocky markets capital preservation funds will aim to reduce investors’ losses and while they don’t guarantee to keep your money growing, you’d expect...

Thu, 16/04/2020 - 16:17


Stockpiling and streaming soar, but consumer spending plummets in March

According to the latest consumer spending figures from Barclaycard, in March Brits spent the month stockpiling toilet roll and pasta, and sitting on their sofa...

Thu, 16/04/2020 - 14:51


Half of UK adults expect finances to get worse due to COVID-19

According to the latest ONS figures on the impact of Coronavirus on household finances, almost half of the working age population have seen their work...

Thu, 16/04/2020 - 14:44


Pension vs Lifetime ISA: the tale of the tape for retirement investors

The Lifetime ISA (LISA), which is the first dual-purpose product aimed at both first-time buyers and retirement savers, has just celebrated its third anniversary....

Thu, 16/04/2020 - 14:32


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