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U.S. Inverse ETF volume was very high last week

U.S. Inverse ETF volume was very high last week 981 980 Realm

U.S. Inverse ETF volume was very high last week The S&P500 SPY Inverse ETFs saw unusually high volume last week. Since 2009 spikes in short volume like this have been close to a low. Has the “tone” of the market changed or will this contrarian indicator prove itself again? Click on charts to enlarge them. SPY-plus-short-ETF-volume   SPY-plus-ultra-short-ETF-volume    …

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MARKET VIEW w/e 12th October 2018

MARKET VIEW w/e 12th October 2018 981 980 Realm

The U.K. Stockmarket U.K. and European stocks followed the U.S. market lower with sharp falls over the week. Investors are worried that economic growth is slowing. Italy in particular is a concern with the Italian government approving deficit targets that defy EU rules. The Italian MIB Index is now in a bear market having fallen more than 20% from the…

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MARKET VIEW w/e 5th October 2018

MARKET VIEW w/e 5th October 2018 981 980 Realm

The U.K. Stockmarket Stock markets in Europe and the U.K followed the U.S. market lower at the end of the week. Concerns persist regarding the Italian government’s dispute with the EU over spending caps in the country’s proposed budgets. The Pound rose after positive Brexit news with didn’t help sentiment for stocks. Our Breadth Indicator stayed negative this week and…

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Monthly Update September 2018

Monthly Update September 2018 981 980 Realm

Realm Investment Management Monthly Update – September 2018 Welcome to the first Realm IM monthly update and review of investment markets. We plan to make this a regular post each month. We start with a summary for September. September wasn’t a positive month for most Sectors. All Bond Sectors were lower apart from High Yield which was up 0.33%. In…

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MARKET VIEW w/e 28th September 2018

MARKET VIEW w/e 28th September 2018 981 980 Realm

The U.K. Stockmarket At the end of the week disappointing GDP data indicated that in the first half of the year the UK economy grew at its slowest level since 2011. The Pound and U.K. stocks fell in response. In Italy the government announced plans to lift spending and borrow more, defying Brussels on budget austerity. European stocks fell on…

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MARKET VIEW w/e 21st September 2018

MARKET VIEW w/e 21st September 2018 981 980 Realm

The U.K. Stockmarket Pressure increased on Prime Minister Theresa May this week as EU leaders rejected her Chequers plan at a summit in Salzburg. They made it clear that trade and the Irish border issue need further negotiation if a hard Brexit is to be avoided. On Friday the PM declared that talks were at an impasse – the Pound…

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MARKET VIEW w/e 14th September 2018

MARKET VIEW w/e 14th September 2018 981 980 Realm

The U.K. Stockmarket The U.K. Stock market rallied back a little last week following a sharp fall the previous week. Data showed UK GDP was stronger than expected in July, rising at its fastest pace in nearly a year and the Pound rose against most currencies. The BofE kept short-term interest rates unchanged and Governor Mark Carney said “The Bank…

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MARKET VIEW w/e 7th September 2018

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

The U.K. Stockmarket The U.K. stock market was lower this week with the UK All-Share Index falling to a four month low. The pound rallied on positive comments from the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier who said he would be willing to discuss new customs arrangements for the Irish border and Angela Merkel who said that the EU must…

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MARKET VIEW w/e 31st August 2018

MARKET VIEW w/e 31st August 2018 981 980 Realm

The U.K. Stockmarket The U.K. stock market was lower this week despite a reasonably strong performance in the U.S. Investors remained focused on Brexit with the picture still unclear heading into September. Our Breadth Indicator stayed negative this week and our Momentum indicator ticked lower again. UK Market 31st August 2018 The U.S. Stock market The U.S. stock market was…

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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…

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