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Investment Market Update

03 May 2017

World markets

FTSE 100 0.6% 7250.05
FTSE 250 1.0% 19805.29
Euro Stoxx 600 0.7% 389.53
S&P 500 0.1% 2391.17
Nikkei 0.7% 19445.70
Hang Seng (HK$) 0.3% 24696.13


Asian stocks were mainly positive, though Australian shares dropped due to weaker iron-ore prices. Chinese shares also fell amid focus on tighter regulation on banks.


US stocks edged higher on Tuesday despite poor economic data affecting car manufacturers. Gains were made in airline shares after excellent results for Delta Airlines.


UK stocks closed 0.6% higher, helped by good results from BP who reported profits higher than expected. Aberdeen Asset Management rose 4.3% after it reported a rise in half-year revenues and said its planned merger with Standard Life should be completed this year.


  • UK Prime Minister Theresa May vowed she won't be pushed around in Brexit talks with the European Union, as the public war of words escalates before negotiations even begin.
  • Apple reported falling iPhone sales, with CEO Tim Cook suggesting this was due to customers waiting for anticipated new developments in the iPhone later in the year.

Market data

UK (£)
FTSE 1007,250.050.60%1.50%14.43%
FTSE 25019,805.291.00%9.60%3.71%
FTSE All Share3,990.160.70%3.00%12.45%
FTSE Small Cap5,568.500.70%8.30%10.97%
St. James's Place1,152.000.30%15.90%3.85%
Europe (€)
Euro Stoxx 600389.530.70%7.80%-1.20%
DAX 3012,507.900.60%8.90%7.02%
CAC 405,304.150.70%9.10%4.86%
US (US$)
S&P 5002,391.170.10%6.80%9.54%
Dow Jones Ind20,949.890.20%6.00%13.42%
Hang Seng24,696.130.00%12.30%0.39%
Nikkei 22519,445.700.00%1.70%1.84%
Australia 2005,892.30-1.00%4.00%6.98%
MSCI AC Asia Pacific150.0030.40%11.10%2.34%
World (US$)
MSCI World (Developed)1,886.150.20%7.70%5.32%
MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)457.3970.30%8.40%5.63%
MSCI Emerging Markets988.190.90%14.60%8.58%
MSCI AC World Value204.0120.20%5.00%9.50%
MSCI AC World Growth241.7470.40%12.10%1.81%
Fixed Income
FTSE Gilts All Stocks3,583.25-0.20%1.70%8.51%
FTSE Index Linked All Stocks659.32-0.60%3.50%21.23%
ML Sterling Corporate Bonds391.1150.00%2.60%10.75%
ML Global High Yield Bonds358.9780.10%4.80%15.01%
Commodities (US$)
Brent Crude Oil50.46-2.10%-14.00%23.39%
UK Sectors
Basic Materials5,095.41-0.90%0.90%93.91%
Consumer Goods and Services22,007.010.70%11.80%9.56%
Health Care10,176.041.30%3.00%5.83%
Oil & Gas7,550.680.70%-11.70%54.21%
$ per £1.29160.00%4.70%-16.25%
€ per £1.18450.00%1.00%-15.73%
¥ per £144.36301-0.40%-0.10%-22.69%
VIX Index (Volatility)10.594.70%-24.60%-22.90%
Baltic Dry Index1,073.00-3.20%11.70%101.05%
UK Rates
BoE Base Rate0.25%
LIBOR (3 months)0.00%
Consumer Price Index2.30%
Retail Price Index3.10%
Yields / Ratios
FTSE 100 Adj P/E25.24268
FTSE All Share Adj P/E23.84878
FTSE All Share Yld3.87%
15yr Gilt Yield1.48%
10yr Gilt Yield1.09%
10yr US Tres Yield2.28%

Market prices will reflect the last closing prices with the exception of the Asian markets which may be still trading at the time the data is obtained. The data for these markets is therefore a snapshot of live trading data obtained between 06.45 and 07.15 GMT. Growth is shown cumulative and is not annualised. A positive currency movement indicates the £ appreciating against the other currency. Performance data does not account for the re-investment of dividends. This information has been reproduced by kind permission of Bloomberg and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of St. James's Place Wealth Management. St. James's Place considers the information to be reliable but it is not intended to provide a sufficient basis on which to make an investment decision.

Source: FTSE International Limited ("FTSE") © FTSE 2017. "FTSE®" is a trade mark of the London Stock Exchange Group companies and is used by FTSE International Limited under licence. All rights in the FTSE indices and/or FTSE ratings vest in FTSE and/or its licensors. Neither FTSE nor its licensors accept any liability for any errors or omissions in the FTSE indices and/or FTSE ratings or underlying data. No further distribution of FTSE Data is permitted without FTSE’s express written consent.

Source: MSCI. MSCI makes no express or implied warranties or representations and shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to any MSCI data contained herein. The MSCI data may not be further redistributed or used as a basis for other indices or any securities or financial products. This report is not approved, endorsed, reviewed or produced by MSCI. None of the MSCI data is intended to constitute investment advice or a recommendation to make (or refrain from making) any kind of investment decision and may not be relied on as such.


DJS Wealth Adviser LLP

David Seviour DipPFS

Principal of DJS Wealth Adviser LLP

Partner Practice of St. James's Place Wealth Management

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