MARKET VIEW w/e 25th December 2020

MARKET VIEW w/e 25th December 2020

UK Stock-Market

  • After months of negotiation the UK and the EU reached a post-Brexit trade deal, avoiding the “no-deal” outcome, much to the relief of investors. It may not be the deal most had wanted but at the start of this week markets are reacting positively.
  • At the start of the week uncertainty over a new variant of coronavirus which appears to be faster spreading, sent stocks lower in the UK and Europe although stocks recovered as the week progressed. The new mutation appears to be 70% more effective in its transmission and forced the UK government to impose tight lockdown restrictions in London and the south-east of England.
  • Both our Breadth indicator and Momentum Indicator stayed positive this week.

UK Market 25th December 2020

US Stock-Market

  • The US stock-market opened the week lower on news that a new, and more transmissible, strain of coronavirus was spreading rapidly in the UK.
  • However, further news that a deal on a $900 billion stimulus package had been reached provided some respite and the market recovered with small-caps out-peforming large-caps for a third week in a row
  • Both our Breadth indicator and Momentum Indicator stayed positive this week.

US Market 25th December 2020

The Big Picture 25th December 2020

Market Sentiment 25th December 2020

U.S. Risk Barometer 25th December 2020

Europe Risk Barometer 25th December 2020

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