Markets lower at start of week

Markets lower at start of week 150 150 Realm

Some big names have reported today including Credit Suisse, Airbus and Barclays which reported profits heavily down on previous year but better than expectations.

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GBPUSD at highest level since April 2018

GBPUSD at highest level since April 2018 150 150 Realm

Some big names have reported today including Credit Suisse, Airbus and Barclays which reported profits heavily down on previous year but better than expectations.

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Markets focus on earnings reports and US data

Markets focus on earnings reports and US data 150 150 Realm

Some big names have reported today including Credit Suisse, Airbus and Barclays which reported profits heavily down on previous year but better than expectations.

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Stocks flat as investors monitor rising Treasury Yields

Stocks flat as investors monitor rising Treasury Yields 150 150 Realm

Market participants are monitoring the recent rise in US Treasury Yields. The benchmark US 10 year Treasury Yield reached 1.3%, a twelve month high.

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Stocks muted after strong Monday

Stocks muted after strong Monday 150 150 Realm

UK and European markets put in a strong performance on Monday particularly the UK FTSE 100, helped by another surge in commodity prices and despite a strong move higher in the Pound. The positive market mood over the last few days has been fuelled by rising optimism over economic recovery and vaccine rollout programs and hopes that the promised US…

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Weekly Market View through 12th February 2021

Weekly Market View through 12th February 2021 150 150 Realm

UK Stock-Market The UK stock-market was higher this week. The week started by extending the previous week’s gains with investors aware of potential negatives including the spread of the South Africa coronavirus variant. Reports that Astrazeneca’s vaccine showed limited efficacy against mild disease caused by the virus caused some nerves, but these were eased midweek after the World Health Organization…

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Stocks in UK and Europe higher after strong day in Asia

Stocks in UK and Europe higher after strong day in Asia 150 150 Realm

UK and European stocks are higher this morning following Asian markets higher. Over the weekend the UK government hit its target of 15 million people receiving their first vaccination by 15th February. Boris Johnson described it as an “extraordinary feat” and it puts the UK rollout ahead of other European countries. Donald Trump was acquitted of incitement of insurrection. Senator…

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UK GDP contraction largest on record

UK GDP contraction largest on record 150 150 Realm

According to ONS data released today, UK GDP shrank by 9.9% in 2020, the largest annual fall on record. However in the last quarter of the year it is estimated that GDP grew by 1.0%. UK and European markets have stalled a little following a strong rally earlier in the month. The UK and EU are deadlocked over how the…

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Markets flat after strong rise so far this month

Markets flat after strong rise so far this month 150 150 Realm

After a strong rise this month markets were flat to slightly lower on Wednesday. Major Asian markets were closed for holidays. Investors will be taking on board comments from US Fed Chairman Jerome Powell who said Wednesday that the central bank will be “patiently accommodative” and that employment is “a long way” from where it needs to be. The Fed…

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Markets flat after strong rise so far this month

Markets flat after strong rise so far this month 150 150 Realm

After a strong rise this month markets were flat to slightly lower on Wednesday. Major Asian markets were closed for holidays. Investors will be taking on board comments from US Fed Chairman Jerome Powell who said Wednesday that the central bank will be “patiently accommodative” and that employment is “a long way” from where it needs to be. The Fed…

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