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Stocks open lower today with focus on vaccine and China data 150 150 Realm

Stocks open lower today with focus on vaccine and China data

Stocks open lower as investors monitor vaccine developments and digest positive data from China which indicates that industrial profits grew at the quickest pace since 2017. EU officials are now able to get back to…

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Stocks flat as investors digest warning from Chancellor and US unemployment data 150 150 Realm

Stocks flat as investors digest warning from Chancellor and US unemployment data

Stocks in the UK and Europe have opened flat this morning as investors consider disappointing US unemployment numbers. The data indicates that there were 778,000 initial jobless claims last week which was worse than economists…

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Stocks open higher on calmer political situation in US 150 150 Realm

Stocks open higher on calmer political situation in US

UK and European stocks have opened higher this morning. Markets are cheered that the Trump Administration is beginning an orderly transition of power and that an effective coronavirus vaccine appears to be imminent. There are…

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Stocks higher on Yellen appointment by Biden 150 150 Realm

Stocks higher on Yellen appointment by Biden

Equity markets in the UK and Europe are higher this morning on news that Janet Yellen, former Chair of the US Federal Reserve, will be nominated as Treasury Secretary in Joe Biden’s administration and that…

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MARKET VIEW w/e 20th November 2020 981 980 Realm

MARKET VIEW w/e 20th November 2020

UK Stock-Market There was strength early in the week on further positive coronavirus vaccine news with the FTSE 100 closing at its highest level since June. Signs of progress in Brexit negotiations and strong economic…

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Markets higher this morning on vaccine optimism 150 150 Realm

Markets higher this morning on vaccine optimism

Optimism is high that coronavirus vaccine programs will begin rolling out before the end of the year. Following successful trials from Pfizer and Moderna, data from mid-stage trials by AstraZeneca and Oxford University indicated a…

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UK Stocks open flat after US futures fall 150 150 Realm

UK Stocks open flat after US futures fall

In the US, both sides have agreed to resume negotiations regarding the much-anticipated coronavirus stimulus bill but Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin delivered a blow on Thursday with a letter to Fed Chair Jerome Powell requesting…

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Vaccine enthusiasm fades as shutdown concerns increase 150 150 Realm

Vaccine enthusiasm fades as shutdown concerns increase

Stocks are lower today as some of the enthusiasm over coronavirus vaccines starts to fade. There is also frustration over the delay in new US stimulus measures with Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan calling the…

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Investors cautious as global coronavirus cases continue to rise 150 150 Realm

Investors cautious as global coronavirus cases continue to rise

The recent advance in markets on the back of positive coronavirus vaccine developments stalled on Tuesday. Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB said she was “not sure that it’s going to be a major game…

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