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Investment Market Update

08 September 2017

World markets

FTSE 100 0.6% 7396.98
FTSE 250 0.2% 19696.68
Euro Stoxx 600 0.3% 374.95
S&P 500 0.0% 2465.10
Nikkei -0.6% 19274.82
Hang Seng (HK$) 0.4% 27622.00


Asian stocks were trading on a mixed note as investors braced for damage that Hurricane Irma may inflict on Florida.


US stocks finished the day almost flat, with the telecoms sector dropping more than 2% to offset a 1% rise in healthcare stocks.


UK stocks closed higher on Thursday with most sectors in positive territory with the exception of financial stocks, which suffered, alongside the rest of their European peers, after the European central bank reaffirmed its ultra-easy policy stance.


  • The European Central Bank (ECB) has raised its eurozone economic growth forecast for this year to 2.2%, the fastest growth in 10 years. ECB president Mario Draghi said the 19-country bloc grew faster than expected in the first half of the year. It came as the bank kept eurozone interest rates and its bond buying stimulus programme unchanged.
  • The owner of the Daily Mirror has said it is in talks to buy the owner of the Daily Express and Daily Star. Trinity Mirror said it was in talks to buy all of the publishing assets of Northern & Shell, which also produces the celebrity magazine OK!. It had previously been in talks to take a minority stake in the company.

Market data

UK (£)
FTSE 1007,396.980.6%3.6%14.4%
FTSE 25019,696.680.2%9.0%3.7%
FTSE All Share4,054.620.5%4.7%12.5%
FTSE Small Cap5,713.920.0%11.1%11.0%
St. James's Place1,118.00-0.8%14.0%3.9%
Europe (€)
Euro Stoxx 600374.950.3%3.7%-1.2%
DAX 3012,296.630.7%7.1%7.0%
CAC 405,114.620.3%5.2%4.9%
US (US$)
S&P 5002,465.100.0%10.1%9.5%
Dow Jones Ind21,784.78-0.1%10.2%13.4%
Hang Seng27,622.000.4%25.6%0.4%
Nikkei 22519,274.82-0.6%0.8%1.8%
Australia 2005,672.60-0.3%0.1%7.0%
MSCI AC Asia Pacific161.110.6%19.3%2.3%
World (US$)
MSCI World (Developed)1,964.570.3%12.2%5.3%
MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)479.570.3%13.7%5.6%
MSCI Emerging Markets1,090.100.6%26.4%8.6%
MSCI AC World Value210.000.1%8.0%9.5%
MSCI AC World Growth258.060.5%19.7%1.8%
Fixed Income
FTSE Gilts All Stocks3,643.030.5%3.4%8.5%
FTSE Index Linked All Stocks669.221.7%5.1%21.2%
ML Sterling Corporate Bonds401.940.2%5.4%10.7%
ML Global High Yield Bonds373.320.2%9.0%15.0%
Commodities (US$)
Brent Crude Oil54.490.5%-7.3%23.4%
UK Sectors
Basic Materials6,065.130.3%20.1%93.9%
Consumer Goods and Services22,347.661.2%13.5%9.6%
Health Care9,814.551.7%-0.6%5.8%
Oil & Gas7,865.151.0%-8.0%54.2%
$ per £1.30-0.2%5.7%-16.3%
€ per £1.090.4%-6.7%-15.7%
¥ per £142.410.4%-1.4%-22.7%
VIX Index (Volatility)11.55-0.7%-17.7%-22.9%
Baltic Dry Index1,296.003.7%34.9%101.1%
UK Rates
BoE Base Rate0.25%
LIBOR (3 months)0.28%
Consumer Price Index2.60%
Retail Price Index3.60%
Yields / Ratios
FTSE 100 Adj P/E22.27
FTSE All Share Adj P/E21.44
FTSE All Share Yld3.83%
15yr Gilt Yield1.34%
10yr Gilt Yield0.97%
10yr US Tres Yield2.04%

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.


Anderson Wealth Planning Ltd

Claire Anderson DipPFS

Director of Anderson Wealth Planning Ltd

Senior Partner Practice of St. James's Place Wealth Management

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