The U.K. Stockmarket
- The U.K. Stockmarket was higher this week.
- Investors were more optimistic about US / China trade relations, a strong U.S. jobs report on Friday and new stimulus measures announced by the People’s Bank of China.
- Data showed that UK manufacturing PMI rose in December but commentators cautioned this could be due to businesses stockpiling ahead of a possible no-deal Brexit.
- Our Breadth indicator stayed negative but our Momentum indicator, although still negative, ticked higher.
The U.S. Stock market
- The U.S. Stockmarket was higher this week thanks largely to a strong rally on Friday following re-assuring comments from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell that should the economy show signs of a downturn they would not hesitate to respond.
- A better-than-expected jobs report and encouraging signs in the U.S./ China trade dispute also helped.
- Our Breadth indicator stayed negative and our Momentum indicator ticked lower again.
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