Weekly Roundup, 18th July 2017

Weekly Roundup, 18th July 2017

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  1. Avatar Bryan Matthew says:

    Good articles Mike,

    One of the downsides of the Carillion debacle is that it is automatically in FTSE 250 trackers and even worse still, it is in the IUKD ishare UK dividend ETF (where it was its second biggest holding) and the SPDR S&P UK Dividend Aristocrats (where it was the 4th biggest at around 5% of its holdings)- it had been suggested previously that the latter was a safer option for high yield equities because it had a screening process to determine its index whilst the former was based on yield only- clearly the screening failed to look at the shorting going on!

    The other downside is that IUKD have already taken Carillion out of their fund as it no longer pays a dividend so presumbly would miss out on it recents 20+% rise?

    As far as I can tell the SPDR still holds the firm-interesting!

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