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Friday Email: 28 July 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 FTSE 100 is down slightly on the week.

The past week has been very active with a large number of companies reporting to the market and there have been a lot of decent dividend increases. RELX (14%), St James's Place (25%), Inchcape (12.9%), Rentokil Initial (15.2%), National Express (10%) British American Tobacco (10%), Schroders (17%) Lloyds Banking Group (18%), Rightmove (16%), Reckitt Benkiser (14%), Huntsworth (10%), Jupiter Fund Management (51%) and Unite with a 21% increase.

The week ahead continues in the same vein with another big week for dividend declarations with some big industry names reporting such as BP, Aviva, Rio Tinto, Centrica, Rolls-Royce, Taylor Wimpey, Standard Chartered, Smurfitt Kappa, Travis Perkins, William Hill, BAE Systems, RSA, Fresnillo, Inmarsat, Aggreko, Man Group and Royal Bank of Scotland.

The past two weeks we have been unwinding the Trading portfolio as it was beginning to feel a bit tired. So, we start again on Monday and will build it up over the next month or so.

As part of our ongoing product improvements our next launch is the redesigned Optimizer. This is a significant interface improvement with the same power under the hood. As always your feedback is invaluable.

We are aiming to implement this change over the weekend.

This email was originally sent on Friday 28 July 2017

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