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Coronavirus impact: 7 April - dividend commitments including a reliable 10% yield

Coronavirus impact: 7 April - dividend commitments including a reliable 10% yield

We commented last week how CMC Markets is benefitting from the stock market volatility and another online derivatives trader has announced spectacular results for the first quarter and the likelihood of a big dividend payment to shareholders. Unfortunately, the debt laden are in a far more perilous state.


It was encouraging to see more dividend commitments today, notably a potentially large payout from spread betting group Plus500, which we comment on below. However, we are puzzled why one financial services platform doesn't feel able to commit to its dividend, despite adequate financial resources and a reliable cash generative business offering the desired support. What's different with the current crisis is the relative ease with which companies are raising new equity, obtained at modest discounts…

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