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Investment Market Update

09 February 2017

World markets

FTSE 100 0.0% 7188.82
FTSE 250 0.2% 18606.07
Euro Stoxx 600 0.3% 363.94
S&P 500 0.1% 2294.67
Nikkei -0.5% 18907.67
Hang Seng (HK$) 0.2% 23542.11


Asian stocks were mixed, including Japanese stocks falling as some investors opted to stay on the sidelines before US President Donald Trump meets with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Washington on Friday.


US stocks were little changed after paring earlier losses, as investors continued to study company earnings for clues on the health of corporate America and as energy companies staged a rebound.


UK stocks closed slightly higher, as strong results from Redrow pushed all housebuilders upwards. Rolls Royce also did well, gaining 2.8% on the back of a broker recommendation.


  • The man responsible for financial stability at the Bank of England has warned against relaxing banking regulation, saying such a move could damage the global economy. Sir John Cunliffe told the BBC that lax controls risked undoing progress that had been made since 2008.
  • UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s government said it would force local councils in England to set out how they’ll build more houses in an effort to increase supply and push down prices that make home ownership prohibitively expensive for many young people.

Market data

UK (£)
FTSE 1007,188.820.00%0.60%14.43%
FTSE 25018,606.070.20%2.90%3.71%
FTSE All Share3,915.290.10%1.10%12.45%
FTSE Small Cap5,290.94-0.10%2.90%10.97%
St. James's Place1,065.00-0.30%5.00%3.85%
Europe (€)
Euro Stoxx 600363.940.30%0.70%-1.20%
DAX 3011,543.38-0.10%0.50%7.02%
CAC 404,766.600.30%-2.00%4.86%
US (US$)
S&P 5002,294.670.10%2.50%9.54%
Dow Jones Ind20,054.34-0.20%1.50%13.42%
Hang Seng23,542.110.20%7.00%0.39%
Nikkei 22518,907.67-0.50%-1.10%1.84%
Australia 2005,664.620.20%0.00%6.98%
MSCI AC Asia Pacific143.3610.60%6.20%2.34%
World (US$)
MSCI World (Developed)1,802.260.30%2.90%5.32%
MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)435.8930.30%3.30%5.63%
MSCI Emerging Markets921.680.20%6.90%8.58%
MSCI AC World Value198.0240.10%1.90%9.50%
MSCI AC World Growth226.1420.40%4.90%1.81%
Fixed Income
FTSE Gilts All Stocks3,515.800.70%-0.20%8.51%
FTSE Index Linked All Stocks644.511.10%1.20%21.23%
ML Sterling Corporate Bonds381.7960.50%0.20%10.75%
ML Global High Yield Bonds349.8830.00%2.20%15.01%
Commodities (US$)
Brent Crude Oil55.120.10%-4.10%23.39%
UK Sectors
Basic Materials5,524.37-1.40%9.40%93.91%
Consumer Goods and Services20,883.331.40%6.10%9.56%
Health Care9,870.640.10%-0.10%5.83%
Oil & Gas7,919.78-1.30%-7.40%54.21%
$ per £1.25123-0.20%1.40%-16.25%
€ per £1.172120.00%-0.10%-15.73%
¥ per £140.487490.30%-2.80%-22.69%
VIX Index (Volatility)11.451.40%-18.40%-22.90%
Baltic Dry Index702-1.70%-27.00%101.05%
UK Rates
BoE Base Rate0.25%
LIBOR (3 months)0.00%
Consumer Price Index1.60%
Retail Price Index2.50%
Yields / Ratios
FTSE 100 Adj P/E27.12437
FTSE All Share Adj P/E24.62785
FTSE All Share Yld3.88%
15yr Gilt Yield1.63%
10yr Gilt Yield1.21%
10yr US Tres Yield2.34%

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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