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UK stocks lower after GDP data 150 150 Realm

UK stocks lower after GDP data

UK stocks are lower today after the ONS reported that the UK economy contracted by 2.6% in November. From Chancellor Rishi Sunak – “today’s figures…

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Stocks up on China data and US stimulus optimism 150 150 Realm

Stocks up on China data and US stimulus optimism

Better-then-expected trade data from China, the hope of further stimulus in the US from a Biden administration and the rollout of vaccination programs, is keeping…

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Vaccine rollout and US impeachment vote in focus 150 150 Realm

Vaccine rollout and US impeachment vote in focus

UK and European stocks are flat this morning. Investors are monitoring developments as coronavirus vaccines are being rolled out globally. Matt Hancock, UK Health Secretary,…

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Markets monitoring coronavirus and political situation in the US 150 150 Realm

Markets monitoring coronavirus and political situation in the US

An article of impeachment against Donald Trump has been introduced by Democrats. Unless the President is removed from power by Vice-President Mike Pence there will…

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Weekly Market View through 8th January 2021 150 150 Realm

Weekly Market View through 8th January 2021

UK Stock-Market Despite warnings from the UK government that the NHS could be overwhelmed by the surging number of new coronavirus cases and even with…

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Coronavirus cases and stimulus remain in focus this week 150 150 Realm

Coronavirus cases and stimulus remain in focus this week

Stocks in the UK and Europe are lower this morning following last week’s strong gains. This week investors will be weighing the accelerating number of…

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Stocks higher after confirmation of Biden election victory 150 150 Realm

Stocks higher after confirmation of Biden election victory

Stocks in the UK and Europe are higher this morning. Markets are responding positively to the U.S. Congress confirmation of Joe Biden’s election victory. The…

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Stocks higher despite chaos in US 150 150 Realm

Stocks higher despite chaos in US

This morning congress has certified Joe Biden as President of the United States. This follows dramatic events in the US with Trump supporters storming the…

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Markets focused on Georgia runoff elections and coronavirus developments 150 150 Realm

Markets focused on Georgia runoff elections and coronavirus developments

UK and European stocks are modestly higher this morning. Markets are focused today on the runoff elections in Georgia that could potentially give Democrats control…

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Stocks flat despite rising coronavirus concerns 150 150 Realm

Stocks flat despite rising coronavirus concerns

UK and European stocks are flat this morning despite rising concerns about coronavirus. US stocks ended lower on Monday on worries over the slow pace…

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MARKET VIEW w/e 1st January 2021 150 150 Realm

MARKET VIEW w/e 1st January 2021

UK Stock-Market The UK government extended restrictions to more areas of the UK as coronavirus numbers continue to surge higher but the stock-market ended the…

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UK stocks higher on first trading day of 2021 150 150 Realm

UK stocks higher on first trading day of 2021

UK and European stocks are higher this morning on the first trading day of 2021. Investors are focused on how the new trade relationship between…

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MARKET VIEW w/e 25th December 2020 150 150 Realm

MARKET VIEW w/e 25th December 2020

UK Stock-Market After months of negotiation the UK and the EU reached a post-Brexit trade deal, avoiding the “no-deal” outcome, much to the relief of…

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Announcement re post Brexit trade deal expected soon 150 150 Realm

Announcement re post Brexit trade deal expected soon

It is anticipated that the UK and the EU will announce a post-Brexit trade deal today after months of negotiation. It is thought that overnight,…

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Stocks bounce despite worries over new coronavirus variant 150 150 Realm

Stocks bounce despite worries over new coronavirus variant

UK and European stocks are higher this morning but fell heavily on Monday on concerns over a new coronavirus strain. The new mutation appears to…

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MARKET VIEW w/e 18th December 2020 150 150 Realm

MARKET VIEW w/e 18th December 2020

UK Stock-Market Early in the week London moved to a higher tier of coronavirus restrictions and this weekend even more severe lockdown measures were implemented…

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Stocks are sharply lower today on new coronavirus fears 150 150 Realm

Stocks are sharply lower today on new coronavirus fears

Uncertainty over a new variant of coronavirus which appears to be faster spreading has sent stocks lower in UK and Europe this morning. The Pound…

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Narrow path for Brexit deal 150 150 Realm

Narrow path for Brexit deal

Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission President, said there is a “narrow path” for the UK and EU to negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal. Talks…

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Markets react positively to Fed comments 150 150 Realm

Markets react positively to Fed comments

UK and European markets have opened higher today after the US Federal Reserve stated on Wednesday that the US economy would continue to be supported…

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Investment Market Update Dec 2020 150 150 Realm

Investment Market Update Dec 2020