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Friday Email: 04 October 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 very bad week falling over 4% as politics continues to dominate the markets. Fears of an escalating US trade war with Europe hurt markets globally. The US economy is showing signs of weakness as manufacturing struggles and jobs growth has slowed considerably according to some commentators. The US jobs report is out later today.

The past week was very quiet on the reporting front with the highlight from a dividend perspective being Tesco's continued recovery. Ted Baker flew in the opposite direction with a big dividend reduction.

The week ahead is very quiet.

Going ex dividend this Thursday for yields over 2% we have Centaur Media (4.8% special plus 3.6% ordinary), City of London Investment Group (4.2%), Close Brothers (3.3%), Barratt Developments (3.2% ordinary plus 2.8% special), Saga (2.6%), Centrica (2.2%) and Begbies Traynor for 2.1%.



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