Friday Email: 12 January 2018

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 continued to rise and hit new all time highs this week and is currently trading at 7767 for a rise of just over 40 points on the week.

The past week has been quiet with little corporate reporting following the Xmas and New year break. There has, however been plenty of trading reports as we warm up for the main reporting season in February and March when we see the majority of final dividends declared. In the past week Microfocus, Safestore and Supergroup produced dividend increases of 16.4%, 21.7% and 19.2% respectively.

The week ahead remains quiet and in the following week things start to pick up as we head to the main reporting season. Going ex-dividend this coming Thursday with a yield of 2.2% we have SSE.

New into DividendMax this week at the request of members we have Ocean Wilson Holdings, Iomart,  JP Morgan Global Growth & Income, Jupiter European Opportunites, Jupiter Emerging & Frontier Income, JP Morgan European Smaller Companies and JP Morgan Emerging Markets Income Trust.

This email was originally sent on Friday 12 January 2018

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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