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IC Weekender: Income from dividends, a retail float, the price of an Apple & more

IC Weekender: Income from dividends, a retail float, the price of an Apple & more

If you type in 'complex sneaker videos' into YouTube, the results point to a growing trend among people who enjoy watching celebrities shopping for trainers. These videos get millions of hits and doubtless drive significant custom for footwear retailers. Fortunately we don't have to watch these videos because Harriet Russell has done it for us, and in this week's News Spotlight our retail specialist looks at how 'athleisure' fashion is sweeping through British retail and how the latest market newcomer will need to withstand competitive pressures. Click here to read.

Another retail craze to perplex the Weekender of late has been the launch of a mobile phone that costs $999. Pre-orders for the latest generation of the world’s most popular smartphone – the iPhone – exceeded supply and Apple stores around the world welcomed enormous queues on the first official day of sales. Who is buying these phones? Those same trainer-obsessed millennials? Maybe. With Apple on for its best-ever sales quarter and revenues forecasts to fall between $84bn and $87bn in the last three months of 2017, Megan Boxall thinks the company has got its pricing just right. Click here to read our latest update.

When people search for income shares, the allure of high dividend yields is perfectly understandable. The potential drawback with this approach is that investors can end up buying shares with unsustainable or unchanging pay commitments. In his third and final dividend special, Phil Oakley outlines how to pick shares with high dividend growth potential. Click here to read the full story.

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