Global fund managers

MARKET VIEW w/e 7th December 2018

MARKET VIEW w/e 7th December 2018 981 980 Realm

The U.K. Stockmarket The U.K. Stockmarket was lower this week. Market sentiment is dominated by Tuesday’s parliamentary vote on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal. Wall Street also weighed on sentiment this week with the U.S. unable to sustain a rally. Our Breadth Indicator stayed negative this week and our Momentum indicator ticked lower again. UK Market 7th December 2018 The…

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MARKET VIEW w/e 30th November 2018

MARKET VIEW w/e 30th November 2018 981 980 Realm

The U.K. Stockmarket The U.K. Stockmarket was slightly higher this week. Investors were cautious going into the weekend and the meeting between Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping. Continued uncertainty over Brexit also weighed on the market. It looks doubtful that Theresa May will get parliamentary approval for her draft agreement on Dec. 11 and in an interview with the…

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MARKET VIEW w/e 23rd November 2018

MARKET VIEW w/e 23rd November 2018 981 980 Realm

The U.K. Stockmarket The U.K. Stockmarket was lower this week. The UK and the EU reached a deal this week but Theresa May will still need to get parliamentary approval. US Dollar strength continued to exert pressure on commodities prices, and the heavy fall in the price of oil has weighed on oil stocks in the FTSE100. Our Breadth Indicator…

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Market Update November 2018

Market Update November 2018 981 980 Realm

Realm Investment Management Market Update – November 2018 In our post of 16th October we wrote about the recent sell-off in global equities. We detailed technical Support levels for the leading region, namely the U.S. market, as follows “for the S&P 500 ETF the level is 271.70 and for the Russell 2000 (small-cap) ETF the Support is at 153.50” –…

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MARKET VIEW w/e 9th November 2018

MARKET VIEW w/e 9th November 2018 981 980 Realm

The U.K. Stockmarket U.K. Stocks followed the U.S. market higher following their mid-term election results but a sell-off on Friday left The U.K. Stockmarket almost unchanged this week. Oil and mining stocks were struggling at the end of the week with the decline in the price of the commodities. On the Brexit front the DUP said alarm bells were ringing…

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MARKET VIEW w/e 2nd November 2018

MARKET VIEW w/e 2nd November 2018 981 980 Realm

The U.K. Stockmarket The U.K Stockmarket bounced back this week along with European markets. In the U.K. the MPC voted to leave interest rates unchanged but if a good Brexit deal is negotiated the BofE have signalled that interest rate rises would be forthcoming. Mark Carney said he believed that a smooth departure from the EU is “the most likely…

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Market Update end October

Market Update end October 981 980 Realm

This is an update to our post of two weeks ago The sell-off last week In our September update we said that as the best-performing global region, the U.S. stock market needed to be monitored for signs of weakening. The U.S. market subsequently saw a sharp decline almost immediately after hitting a new all-time high, leaving investors reeling at the…

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MARKET VIEW w/e 26th October 2018

MARKET VIEW w/e 26th October 2018 981 980 Realm

The U.K. Stockmarket Stock markets in the U.K. and Europe followed the U.S. lower this week. Not helped by weak PMI data (purchasing managers’ index) for the eurozone and Italy’s continuing row with the EU over their government’s budget proposals. Despite weak data and increasing risks in Europe the ECB signaled it will be stopping bond purchases in December, as…

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MARKET VIEW w/e 19th October 2018

MARKET VIEW w/e 19th October 2018 981 980 Realm

The U.K. Stockmarket The UK Stockmarket was slightly higher this week following the previous week’s sharp sell-off. Brexit remains a major concern with economists still seeing a 20% chance of no deal (the EU said it is ready to extend the length of the post-Brexit transition if the UK wants). Italy is also in focus with the European Commission calling…

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The sell-off last week

The sell-off last week 981 980 Realm

Why did global Stockmarkets sell-off so sharply last week? In our September monthly update we wrote “A feature of equity markets over recent months has been the growing disconnect between the US and other global regions….the US is clearly the leading region and we always need to monitor the leader closely for signs of weakening.” Last week the U.S. market…

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