Friday Email: 11 January 2019
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 good week rising by over 160 points to trade at just over 7000.
The past week has been very quiet from a reporting perspective and the same is true of next week.
Going ex dividend on Thursday for yields in excess of 2% we have Intercontinental Hotels with their special dividend and share consolidation. We also have SSE with 2.5%.
This coming week we will publish our DividendMax 2019 model portfolio.
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Read next: 04 January 2019
The new year has begun very quietly as is always the case for this time of the year with company reporting. In terms of trading the market is quite volatile with some big movements up and down over the recent trading days. The year ahead will be a roller coaster for UK and European markets especially as Brexit continues to exert its influence. The main influence on world markets will continue to be the US / China trade war and we were given a strong message from Apple as to the damage this can do just this week. Some commentators have argued that Apple has used it as an excuse, which may be partially true, but there is little doubt that the trade war continues to be a lose:lose situation as long as it goes on.