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Can investment trusts survive the UK dividend drought?

Can investment trusts survive the UK dividend drought?

UK dividends have evaporated in the past few months, with no imminent recovery in sight. Link Asset Services predicts that UK dividends could fall by between 45 and 49 per cent on a headline basis in 2020 versus the previous year’s total, based on its best- and worst-case scenarios. While Link’s worst-case decline looks less severe than its estimate at the end of the first quarter, its best-case scenario appears less likely than it once did.

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