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As the Covid-19 health crisis keeps consumers locked in their homes, many companies are preserving cash by reducing or scrapping dividends. Unfortunately, this trend looks set to continue.

Dividend cuts are painful, but prudent

As the Covid-19 health crisis keeps consumers locked in their homes, many companies are preserving cash by reducing or scrapping dividends. Unfortunately, this trend looks set to continue.

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The virus extends its grip on markets

The movements of share markets are dominated by views of how long the lockdowns will last and therefore how much of the temporary damage to companies and economies becomes more permanent.

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Monthly Market Commentary - March 2020

Over the last two months the mood in the market has shifted from complacency to denial, then to despair followed by hope.

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Lower dividends may become the new normal

Effects of COVID-19 mean the future for dividends is uncertain.

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Charles Stanley News

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Ian Sackfield joins as Managing Director, Investment Management Services (Branches)

We would like to announce the appointment of Ian Sackfield as Managing Director, Investment Management Services (Branches).

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Senior Investment Manager joins the Leeds team

Our Leeds office has bolstered its investment management team with a new hire, Martin Tyson.

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Mid-week update: 1 April 2020

A message from Paul Abberley, CEO - with a business and market development update

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Coronavirus and the market

Bulls can take comfort from the scale of the interventions which have prevented a worse rout in markets. Bears will argue that this scale of intervention cannot be sustained.

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The government debt avalanche to come

There will be an explosion in government debt issues around the world as tax income contracts rapidly and state spending surges in response to the sharp and deep economic contraction now underway in most places.

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Garry White, Chief Investment Commentator, looks at the market-moving events that have shaped equity markets this week (23 – 27 March 2020).

Last Week in the City: Can the bounce last?

Garry White, Chief Investment Commentator, looks at the market-moving events that have shaped equity markets this week (23 – 27 March 2020).

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A week gone by: 27 March 2020

A message from Paul Abberley, CEO - with a round-up of the week

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How will this crisis change companies and investments?

Our view of the future is based around the twin revolution, the bottom-up digital revolution and the top-down Green revolution.

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The Morning After

Following announcements from the leading Central Banks and governments, people are now reflecting on how the various schemes outlined will be translated quickly into action.

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Mid-week update: 25 March 2020

A message from Paul Abberley, CEO - with a business and market development update

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