Ali Edwards

Monthly Market Review:
Not all plain sailing for Big Tech!

September’s Second Wave? News of renewed localised lockdowns and quarantined university students has painted a rather grim outlook as we head towards the winter months. Boris Johnson’s ‘rule of six’ order and mandatory closure of pubs and restaurants at 10pm came into force earlier in September with further measures imposed through Scotland, Wales and Northern …

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Not all plain sailing for Big Tech!
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Cutting, Cancelling and Suspending! What’s next for company dividends?

What has been happening… Portfolio income is an important component of investing for both those investors with income requirements and those relying on compounding total returns.  Since the start of the Covid-19 crisis in March, companies have been cutting, cancelling, or suspending their dividends. Whilst painful for investors, these decisions have been the right course of action, ensuring companies can maintain their business models through the current economic malaise and uncertainty regarding the speed of the recovery. Company cash has helped maintain …

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Casterbridge wealth investments

Market Review July 2020

Will de Baer, Bespoke senior investment manager takes a look at the markets. What happened through July… July marked the first negative month for the FTSE 100 since March 2020. The markets lost momentum as the Covid-19 spread strengthened through the Americas and isolated spikes re-emerged in parts of the UK, Continental Europe and Australia. Through July a reality set in that a …

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