The U.K. Stock market
- The U.K stock market was higher this week.
- The Conservatives won a landslide victory in the general election. Parliament will now likely ratify the Brexit deal by 31st January and thereafter the focus will be on negotiating the U.K.’s future trading relationship with the E.U.
- The pound sterling rose to its highest level since May 2018. The U.S. and China moved closer by the end of the week to a limited trade deal.
- Our Breadth indicator turned positive this week and our Momentum indicator ticked up again.
The U.S. Stock market
- The U.S. stock market finished the week on a strong note on optimism that the U.S. would soon reach a preliminary agreement with China.
- The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that President Trump would cancel the new China tariffs and cut existing ones.
- After some doubt early on Friday, the White House released a statement which confirmed this was in fact the case as part of an initial trade deal.
- Our Breadth indicator stayed positive and our Momentum indicator ticked higher again.
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