Friday Email: 20 December 2013
Every Friday morning our lead analyst Mark Riding sends out his weekly run-down and upcoming events in the investor calendar, like this one:
The moves by the Federal Reserve last Wednesday were very well received by the markets as the bitter pill of reduced Quantitative Easing was sweetened by the promise of low interest rates for a long time to come. This leaves little to get in the way of a year-end or 'Santa' rally as it is known and we would expect a decent perofrmance over the next few weeks. The coming weeks are very quiet on the corporate front or certainly in terms of companies reporting their numbers and declaring dividends. We will be producing our income portfolio for the new year and this will be notified to members towards the end of December / Early January. As we follow the markets in general, we will also provide some small company ideas where we believe small companies are poised to deliver large in 2014.
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Read next: 13 December 2013
It has been a pretty torrid week on the markets with the FTSE 100 falling almost 150 points during the week. After a quiet start on Monday we had a very good day for dividends on Tuesday with our ex dividend of the week Photo-me delivering a promise of at least two further 20% dividend increases over the next two years. This, in addition to the 20% increase this year which was also accompanied with a special dividend. Additionally on Tuesday Ashtead increased its interim by 50%; Victrex increased its final by 15% and TUI increased its final dividend by 17%.
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