Friday Email: 03 August 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 is down just over 100 points on the week. Yesterday we had a rise in interest rates and today we had RBS announcing its intention to pay its first dividend in over 10 years. In spite of the interest rate rise savers will still continue to look to equity based investments to get a decent return on their capital.
The past week has been very very busy with over a hundred dividend declarations. The dividend picture remains very robust in spite of warnings last year that the level of dividend cover was nearing danger levels.
The week ahead continues to be busy as the reporting season carries on.
Dividends going ex this coming Thursday with yields in excess of 2% include BT Group (4.6%), Man Group (2.8%), RPC (2.5%), Rio Tinto (2.5%), PZ Cussons (2.4%), PRS Reit (2.4%), McColls (2.3%) and Direct Line for 2.1%).
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The FTSE 100 is up slightly on the week and is currently trading at 7695.
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