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Friday Email: 13 November 2015

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 FTSE 100 has endured a tough week so far and is down over 200 points on the week, this, in spite of the fact that interest rates look set to remain at the current low levels for some time. The problem with this is that clearly it is easy for investors to point to the fact that the economy still remains on life support. This means that dividends will continue to show real returns for investors for the foreseeable future compared to bank and building society deposits. However, with the big yields on offer, it is still unnerving for investors if they are nursing capital losses with the FTSE 100 still down for the year as a whole.

The past week saw big dividend increases from AdePT telecom and Workspace group of 33% and 25% respectively. TalkTalk surprised the market with a very upbeat trading statement and a 15% interim dividend increase with a further 15% promised at the finals stage. Across the board there were plenty of single digit dividend increases and the flagged dividend reduction from Sainsbury's.

The week ahead is one of moderate activity with around 15 companies that we cover reporting to the market.

New into DividendMax this week as a result of the full coverage exercise we have GETECH, Redcentric, Carr's Group and Red24

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