The RSM Brexit Stress Index finished lower for the week at -0.16 from -0.09 a week earlier, following a recent extension for Britain’s imminent departure from the European Union. The index, which measures UK economic sentiment surrounding Brexit, has declined in 14 of the past 19 weeks since a peak in December. Financial markets are now signaling a period of normality in terms of asset price movements and volatility. The index appears to be responding, in part, to the political stalemate ahead of both local and EU elections, with the markets placing bets on the inevitability of the UK’s soft exit from the EU or perhaps a second referendum. The EU gave Britain an Oct. 31 extension for Brexit on April 10.