Friday Email: 20 July 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:

After a large fall on Monday the FTSE 100 has clawed its way back to a gain on the week of around 40 points and it is currently trading at 7700. This is mainly due to the weakness of sterling boosting the large overseas earners. The pound is reacting badly to the stalling Brexit talks and the political uncertainty surrounding the Government. The miners have been under pressure due to falling commodity prices.

The past week was quiet from a reporting perspective.

The week ahead sees the beginning of a very busy interim reporting season that will set the tone for the dividend payouts for full year 2018. 

Going ex dividend this coming Thursday with yields in excess of 2% from the single dividend we have SSE (4.8%), Royal Mail Group (3.5%) Halfords (3.4%), Bloomsbury (2.8%) and Investec for 2.4%.

New into DividendMax this week we have Baillie Gifford Japan Trust, AIB Group, Bank of Ireland, U and I Group, Bakkavor and Contour Global.

This email was originally sent on Friday 20 July 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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