Friday Email: 14 December 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 up 30 points on the week. At this time of the year we start to think in terms of the Santa rally and it is much needed with the FTSE 100 being down 11.1% on the year and the FTSE 250 being down 14.8%. The reason for this is the sorry state of the Brexit negotiations which has created tremendous uncertainty for Business and Investors. I bought myself the entire box set of 'The thick of it' last week on the advice of my son and have already watched the whole of series one and half of series two. It is quite addictive given the current climate. Yes Minister with Gordon Ramsey is how I would describe it. Certainly better than switching on the news at 10.
The past week has been very quiet from a reporting perspective and it remains this way until the new year.
Going ex dividend this Thursday with yield of 2% or more we have Topps tiles (3.5%), Highland Gold (3.2%) and Countryside Propoerties with 2.2%.
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