global equities

Stocks in UK and Europe higher after strong day in Asia

Stocks in UK and Europe higher after strong day in Asia 150 150 Realm

UK and European stocks are higher this morning following Asian markets higher. Over the weekend the UK government hit its target of 15 million people receiving their first vaccination by 15th February. Boris Johnson described it as an “extraordinary feat” and it puts the UK rollout ahead of other European countries. Donald Trump was acquitted of incitement of insurrection. Senator…

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UK GDP contraction largest on record

UK GDP contraction largest on record 150 150 Realm

According to ONS data released today, UK GDP shrank by 9.9% in 2020, the largest annual fall on record. However in the last quarter of the year it is estimated that GDP grew by 1.0%. UK and European markets have stalled a little following a strong rally earlier in the month. The UK and EU are deadlocked over how the…

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Markets flat after strong rise so far this month

Markets flat after strong rise so far this month 150 150 Realm

After a strong rise this month markets were flat to slightly lower on Wednesday. Major Asian markets were closed for holidays. Investors will be taking on board comments from US Fed Chairman Jerome Powell who said Wednesday that the central bank will be “patiently accommodative” and that employment is “a long way” from where it needs to be. The Fed…

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Markets flat after strong rise so far this month

Markets flat after strong rise so far this month 150 150 Realm

After a strong rise this month markets were flat to slightly lower on Wednesday. Major Asian markets were closed for holidays. Investors will be taking on board comments from US Fed Chairman Jerome Powell who said Wednesday that the central bank will be “patiently accommodative” and that employment is “a long way” from where it needs to be. The Fed…

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Markets flat after strong rise so far this month

Markets flat after strong rise so far this month 150 150 Realm

After a strong rise this month markets were flat to slightly lower on Wednesday. Major Asian markets were closed for holidays. Investors will be taking on board comments from US Fed Chairman Jerome Powell who said Wednesday that the central bank will be “patiently accommodative” and that employment is “a long way” from where it needs to be. The Fed…

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Markets flat after strong rise so far this month

Markets flat after strong rise so far this month 150 150 Realm

After a strong rise this month markets were flat to slightly lower on Wednesday. Major Asian markets were closed for holidays. Investors will be taking on board comments from US Fed Chairman Jerome Powell who said Wednesday that the central bank will be “patiently accommodative” and that employment is “a long way” from where it needs to be. The Fed…

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UK and European stocks flat today

UK and European stocks flat today 150 150 Realm

UK and European stocks are flat this morning. Global markets were generally higher on Monday with positive sentiment fuelled by vaccination optimism, hopes that a new round of US economic stimulus will be forthcoming and strong earnings. More major companies are reporting today including Twitter. The EU has reached a deal with Pfizer and BioNTech for 300 million additional doses…

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Weekly Market View through 5th February 2021

Weekly Market View through 5th February 2021 150 150 Realm

UK Stock-Market The UK stock-market was higher this week, recovering some of the previous week’s losses. Markets remain focused on coronavirus news and any indications of economic recovery. Markit PMI for UK manufacturing was revised higher to 54.1 for January but this is still below December’s number and indicates that the sector slowed significantly at the start of the year.…

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Stocks holding gains today after positive week

Stocks holding gains today after positive week 150 150 Realm

UK and European stocks are higher this morning extending last week’s gains, although potential negatives are being monitored by investors. These include the spread of the South Africa coronavirus variant and reports that Astrazeneca’s vaccine showed limited efficacy against mild disease caused by it. Market sentiment was lifted last week by the expectation that US President Jow Biden will soon…

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UK and European stocks higher again today

UK and European stocks higher again today 150 150 Realm

Earnings season continues with more major names reporting today. Investors will also be waiting for the latest US jobs report and how that data might play into Joe Biden’s strategy for his proposed stimulus plan. The US President meets today with House leaders to discuss the $1.9 million proposal. The Bank of England kept interest rates at 0.1% on Thursday…

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