Investment Market Update
Asian stocks declined, with the region’s shares falling to the lowest in nine months, ahead of the planned implementation this week of trade restrictions between the US and China.
US Stock markets were closed on 4th July in observance of Independence Day.
UK stock markets fell back on Wednesday, weighed down by fresh weakness among miners and energy stocks.
- Glencore Plc will buy back as much as $1 billion of its shares, a move that may soothe investor confidence after the world’s biggest commodity trader was hit by a US Department of Justice probe earlier this week.
- Iceland has been named the UK's top supermarket for customer satisfaction for the first time. The UK Customer Satisfaction Index surveys 10,000 consumers, is released twice a year, and covers all types of business. Iceland came 10th overall - the highest performing food retailer - while the online giant Amazon came top of the list for the sixth time in a row.
|FTSE All Share||4,168.71||-0.2%||-1.3%||9.0%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,893.30||0.1%||-0.3%||14.9%|
|St. James's Place||1,163.50||1.1%||-5.1%||20.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||380.05||0.1%||-2.3%||7.7%|
|Dow Jones Ind||24,174.82||0.0%||-2.2%||25.1%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||163.39||-0.2%||-6.0%||28.7%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,082.17||0.0%||-1.0%||20.1%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||502.94||0.0%||-2.0%||21.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,056.07||-0.2%||-8.8%||34.2%|
|MSCI AC World Value||211.47||0.1%||-5.6%||15.2%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||281.26||-0.1%||1.6%||28.3%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,604.48||-0.3%||0.4%||3.0%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||639.64||-0.7%||-1.3%||2.3%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||393.57||-0.2%||-1.8%||5.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||371.39||0.0%||-1.6%||9.7%|
|Brent Crude Oil||78.24||0.6%||20.8%||14.5%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||20,385.32||0.1%||-8.8%||13.6%|
|Oil & Gas||9,717.95||-0.6%||7.3%||6.0%|
|$ per £||1.32||-0.4%||-2.6%||9.5%|
|€ per £||1.13||-0.3%||0.4%||-4.0%|
|¥ per £||145.55||-0.4%||-4.4%||5.3%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||16.14||0.0%||46.2%||-21.4%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,567.00||6.2%||14.7%||42.1%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.50%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.69%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.40%|
|Retail Price Index||3.30%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||12.99|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||12.94|
|FTSE All Share Yld||4.02%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.56%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.28%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.83%|
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