We are, as the Chinese Curse goes, in interesting times.
Over the year so far markets and Oil have collapsed in price and largely recovered. The FTSE 100 recent peak pre-Covid was 7403 in February and fell to 4933 and is now 6203 as I write this piece. A fall of some 33%.
With the Lockdowns around the world trade and business have had a 3 month holiday which has meant that profits and hence dividends are down.

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