Rio Tinto’s record $5.2bn dividend gets muted reception
Still reeling from the global sell-off, markets had a more muted response to Rio Tinto’s full-year results, despite the group posting a surge in profits and a record $5.2bn dividend.
Research ‘value-add’ questioned as analysts miss mark
Analysts missed the mark more often than not with their FTSE 100 recommendations in 2017, raising more questions about the “value-add” of research, data from AJ Bell has revealed.
The seven best value buys in 2018
Predicting higher volatility and lower asset class correlation this year, Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management’s Simon McGarry believes there will be plenty of “canny investment opportunities” He shares his seven best value stock buys with Portfolio Adviser.
Three reasons why the FTSE 100 will soar next year
The FTSE 100 has enjoyed the benefits of benign environment throughout 2017, and AJ Bell believes it has the potential to burst through the 8,000 mark for the first time next year.
Imperial Brands’ shares rise 3% despite flagging sales
Imperial Brand was the top riser of the FTSE 100 on Tuesday, as markets ignored the impact of positive currency movements and fixated on yet another 10% dividend hike.