The U.K. Stock market
- UK’s large cap FTSE100 fell sharply, as did Germany’s DAX index.
- Main reasons cited for the weakness this week were UK services PMI falling below 50, the US announcing tariffs on EU exports and weakness on Wall Street (at least early in the week).
- Our Breadth indicator turned negative this week and our Momentum indicator ticked down into negative territory.
The U.S. Stock market
- The U.S. stock market was lower this week but thanks to a recovery on Friday, only slightly lower.
- There was weakness early in the week following a decline in the US manufacturing ISM survey in September which recorded a 10 year low.
- Stocks bounced back at the end of the week helped by a US job report which saw unemployment fall to a 50 year low.
- Our Breadth indicator turned negative this week and our Momentum indicator ticked lower.
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