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FTSE firms as US goes to the polls, Crest Nicholson surges on upgrade and dividend resumption

London’s FTSE 100 extended yesterday’s gains on Tuesday morning, continuing to recover from last week’s sell-off. Investors braced themselves for the contentious US Presidential Election in which Democrat Joe Biden remains the betting favourite to win. Anticipation is high that he will have a more favourable trade policy with China and the EU, while the market is also counting on more ...

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 ...

British American Tobacco puffs higher on resilient US consumption, reassuring guidance

Global cigarette giant British American Tobacco (BATS) rose 1.9% to £27.06 on Friday despite missing first-half earnings estimates, after the Dunhill-to-Lucky Strike brand owner said it had sold more higher-priced cigarettes and seen strong demand for vaping products in its biggest market, the US. ‘BAT’ insisted consumption in the US was ‘resilient’, while also maintaining guidance for ...
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