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IG Group: 7% yield is profitable hedge against uncertainty

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IG’s impressive revenue growth hit a stumbling block last year as regulatory changes came into force. The company’s share price was down by about 25% at the end of 2018, driving up the stock's dividend yield to its current high level. We think that could prove an interesting entry point.

Uncertainty seems to be the watchword of markets at the moment. Wherever you look, the signals are mixed, at best. Macroeconomic data is increasingly pointing to the risk of a slowdown in major markets such as the US, Germany and the UK. The US-China trade war is an evolving risk, as are Brexit and tensions in the Middle East. Stock market valuations also tell a mixed story.

Knowing how to invest in such stressful conditions is…

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