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Shuffling the pack: How income funds are turning to different stocks for dividends

It’s been a tough year for people who rely on their investments for income thanks to widespread dividend cuts. Income fund managers have now rejigged their portfolios to names which they believe will be dependable source of dividends or bond coupons going forward. Their changes make for interesting reading, particularly for anyone who prefers individual stocks to investment funds as it might ...

Director deals: Hedge fund raises Domino’s stake, plus Computacenter, Alpha FX, Aviva

Director dealing activity in the past week has picked up significantly with some company bosses and directors putting their money where their mouth is, and others taking advantage of big share price recoveries to trim their holdings. One of the most notable deals involves Domino’s Pizza (DOM) non-executive director Usman Nabi, who is also founder and chief investment officer of hedge fund ...

BoE slower growth forecast, Glencore payout cut and ex-dividends drag on FTSE at open

UK stock markets fell sharply in opening trading on Thursday after the Bank of England forecast a slower-than-expected rebound from the Covid-19 pandemic, while Glencore’s (GLEN) dividend cut and several heavy hitters going ex-dividend dragged on markets. The benchmark FTSE 100 dropped nearly 1.5% in early trading to 6,018.33 as investors retreated from equities, following a weak end to the ...

Week closes with UK markets bloodbath as panic tightens its grip ahead of the weekend

It was an absolute bloodbath for UK shares on Friday as growth fears escalated from the spreading coronavirus outbreak, leaving markets staring down the barrel of a second straight week of losses. Even the US Fed rate cut earlier in the weak failed to dent the negative mood. There were further hefty losses on US markets in afternoon trade with the S&P 500 making another near-3% fall to ...
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