Friday Email: 05 May 2017
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 past week was a shortened week with the May bank holiday on Monday. The FTSE 100 is up about 40 points on the week.
Theresa May had a lacklustre performance over the bank holiday weekend as she looked pretty clueless on the Robert Peston show in light of European accusations that she is not in the same galaxy and was, according to the EC president Jean-Claude-Juncker, 'deluded'. Theresa May fought back with her strong, stable, leadership catchphrase and she accused the E.U of interfering with the UK election.
However, overnight in the local elections, the conservatives have had a very good night indeed if the early results are anything to go by and it looks like landslide territory for the upcoming general election as the UKIP vote is picked up by the conservatives.
The past week has been quiet, dominated by politics in France as well as over here as corporate news remains thin on the ground.
The week ahead is very quiet once again on the reporting front. The Ex-dividend calendar is still strong with the biggest dividend payouts from the single dividend coming from Carillion (6%), Central Asia Metals (4.25%), Centrica (4.24%) and Epwin (3.57%)
New into DividendMax this week at the request of one of our members we have Morse Club (MCL)
This week members have also been requesting the addition of Investment trusts with TR European Growth, Brunner Investment trust, F&C Global Smaller companies and Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon
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The FTSE 100 has had a good week bolstered by the first round of French election voting. It is trading up approximately 130 points on the week.
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