Being an investor in Debenhams (LSE: DEB) in recent years has been a rather challenging experience. That's because the retailer's share price has been akin to a roller coaster, with its future appearing to be decidedly uncertain at times.
Although 2016 is less than two trading sessions old, the FTSE 100 has fallen by 2.25% since the turn of the year. While this rate of fall is unlikely to continue beyond the short term, volatility could remain a key feature for investors this year.
Admiral Group plc (LON: ADM) (LSE: ADM.L) has today released results for H1 2016. Group profit before tax increased by 4% to �193 million which allowed Admiral to increased interim dividends per share by 23% to 62.9p.
With the price of gold having recovered strongly so far in 2016, up to $1,220 per ounce as I write (though back down from its recent peak at above $1,290), gold and precious metal mining shares have soared.
The latest polls and betting odds suggest that the outcome of next week's EU referendum will be very finely balanced. If you're an income investor, it could be worth asking whether any of the dividends in your portfolio are likely to be affected by a ...