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MARKET VIEW w/e 3rd January 2020

MARKET VIEW w/e 3rd January 2020 981 980 Realm

The U.K. Stock market

  • The U.K. stock market was slightly lower this week.
  • A U.S. airstrike killed a leading Iranian general, Qassim Suleimani, escalating tensions in the middle east and sending the price of oil sharply higher. Bonds and Gold also rose.
  • Political uncertainty continues to weigh on the UK manufacturing sector which showed the largest deterioration in output in more than seven years.
  • Our Breadth indicator stayed positive this week and our Momentum indicator ticked up again.

UK Market 3rd January 2020

The U.S. Stock market

  • The U.S. stockmarket was slightlty lower in the holiday shortened week.
  • Markets reacted positively to a tweet from President Trump on Tuesday in which he indicated he would be signing the initial trade agreement with China on January 15 and then begin work on a “phase two” deal.
  • However, news of a U.S. airstrike that killed the Iranian military leader Qassim Suleimani put a dampener on the market at the end of the week.
  • Our Breadth indicator stayed positive and our Momentum indicator ticked higher again.

US Market 3rd January 2020

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