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MARKET VIEW w/e 24th August 2018

MARKET VIEW w/e 24th August 2018 981 980 Realm

The U.K. Stockmarket

  • The U.K.stock market was slightly higher this week helped by a strong performance in the U.S.
  • The Pound fell relative to the Euro as the Chancellor warned against leaving the European Union without a deal and the government released contingency plans for just such an event.
  • Our Breadth Indicator stayed negative this week and our Momentum indicator ticked lower again.

UK Market 24th August 2018

The U.S. Stock market

  • The U.S. stock market was higher this week with the Technology sector and Small-Caps out-performing Large-cap indices. The price of oil rallied which helped the energy sector as well.
  • President Trump said he hoped the Fed would keep interest rates low but Fed chairman Powell said in a speech on Friday that gradual rate-hikes were appropriate given current levels of inflation and unemployment.
  • Our Breadth indicator stayed positive but our Momentum indicator ticked lower again.
  • There is a clear and growing divergence between the performance of the U.S. Stock market and the rest of the world.

US Market 24th August 2018

The Big Picture 24th August 2018

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Emerging Markets Risk Barometer 24th August 2018

 

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