Friday Email: 08 December 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 has had a flat week and is trading at roughly the same level as a week ago. It is very difficult to see where the market is going at the moment. The uncertainty over Brexit is certainly weighing and the US president is stirring things up on the West Bank whilst North Korea are saying that war is inevitable following recent US manoeuvres. None of this is welcomed by investors.
The past week saw good dividend increases from Victrex, who also declared a special dividend and RWS group who increased their dividend by 16.1%. Going ex-dividend this coming Thursday with yields of over 2% from the single dividend we have Marstons (4.1%), N Brown Group (2.2%), Sirius Real Estate (2.2%) and Numis with 2.1%.
The week ahead sees long time favourite Photo-me International produce their interims on Monday. Another company that we have highlighted in the past, Ashtead also reports its first half numbers on Tuesday; One of the big laggards in the 2017 model portfolio, OPG Power Ventures reports on Wednesday.
The Friday email is delivered to over 20,000 subscriber’s every week, and remains a widely read run-down of recent events and what investors can expect in the week ahead written by our chief analyst Mark Riding.
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The FTSE 100 has fallen around 100 points this week largely due to the strength of sterling. As we close in on the year end, the FTSE 100 is currently up 2.3% compared to the DividendMax 2017 model portfolio which is up 12.7%. (7.9% excluding dividends)
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