These 10 Companies Pay Half of all UK Dividends

The British equity market is an excellent hunting ground for yield-seeking investors. British firms have a strong dividend culture and have high dividend yields on their equities. For American investors, an added advantage is that there is no withholding taxes on dividends (excluding REITs). Despite the pros, the British stock market has a structural issue …

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FTSE 100 Exposure by Geographic Revenue vs. Domicile

The British equity market has recovered strongly since the Brexit decision early last year. One of the main reason for the resilence of British stocks is that most of the revenues of the FTSE 100 firms come from abroad. As a result, the FTSE 100 firms are dependent on the economies of foreign countries than …

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Ten FTSE 100 Stocks with the Highest Dividend Yield

The Dogs of the Dow is an investment strategy that involves picking annually the ten highest dividend-paying Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks. Applying this theory to the British equity market, the Dogs of the FTSE 100 strategy selects the 10 FTSE 100 stocks with the highest dividend yields. This strategy has worked out well in the past in …

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Comparing The Valuation Of British Stock Market Sectors

The FTSE 100 is up just over 12% year-to-date. The index has outperformed the other major indices of developed Europe such as the CAC-40, DAX and IBEX. This is because the FTSE 100 is heavily concentrated with mining and oil and gas firms and the companies in the index are more dependent on foreign markets …

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7 British Stocks To Consider For Dividend Investors

The UK offers an excellent hunting ground for income investors. Britain has traditionally been a market with a strong dividend culture and accordingly many large-cap firms have high dividend yields relative to their US peers. In addition, for US-based investors British dividend stocks are a good choice among foreign stocks since the UK charges no dividend …

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UK GDP: Size Relative to Global GDP and Composition by Industry

The UK economy is the fifth largest in the world with a GDP of about $3.0 Trillion. USA, China, Japan and Germany are ahead of the UK in the order mentioned. Globally the British economy is small. It contributes only 11% of the world output as shown in the chart below: Click to enlarge In terms …

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