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Investment Market Update

10 May 2017

World markets

FTSE 100 0.6% 7342.21
FTSE 250 0.4% 19816.95
Euro Stoxx 600 0.4% 395.81
S&P 500 -0.1% 2396.92
Nikkei 0.3% 19904.01
Hang Seng (HK$) 0.8% 25083.62


Asian stocks rose as Hong Kong shares increased to a 21-month high while the yen rose on concern over North Korea’s nuclear program. Chinese companies climbed amid signs of stability in the Shanghai market.


The S&P 500 slipped marginally on Tuesday after a rise in Marriott International and other consumer discretionary shares wasn't enough to fully offset falling energy shares. Apple Inc increased 0.6% which meant it's market capitalisation is now over $800bn.


UK stocks were marginallly higher on Tuesday with the index held back by a fall in energy shares. Centrica and SSE closed down by more than 1% after a promise by the Conservatives of a price cap for energy bills if they win the election.


  • US President Donald Trump has fired the director of the FBI over his handling of the inquiry into Hillary Clinton's emails, the administration says. The White House shocked Washington by announcing that James Comey "has been terminated and removed from office".
  • Revenues at broadcaster ITV fell 3% in the first three months of the year as advertising income dropped 9%. ITV said it expected similar falls for the whole of the first half of the year. The company blamed much of the fall on the strong revenues generated the previous year from its coverage of the European Championships football.

Market data

UK (£)
FTSE 1007,342.210.6%2.8%14.4%
FTSE 25019,816.950.4%9.6%3.7%
FTSE All Share4,031.360.5%4.1%12.5%
FTSE Small Cap5,588.510.5%8.7%11.0%
St. James's Place1,174.000.9%18.1%3.9%
Europe (€)
Euro Stoxx 600395.810.4%9.5%-1.2%
DAX 3012,749.120.4%11.0%7.0%
CAC 405,398.010.3%11.0%4.9%
US (US$)
S&P 5002,396.92-0.1%7.1%9.5%
Dow Jones Ind20,975.78-0.2%6.1%13.4%
Hang Seng25,083.620.8%14.0%0.4%
Nikkei 22519,904.010.3%4.1%1.8%
Australia 2005,872.300.6%3.6%7.0%
MSCI AC Asia Pacific149.86-0.5%11.0%2.3%
World (US$)
MSCI World (Developed)1,893.41-0.2%8.1%5.3%
MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)459.09-0.1%8.8%5.6%
MSCI Emerging Markets990.600.6%14.9%8.6%
MSCI AC World Value204.08-0.4%5.0%9.5%
MSCI AC World Growth243.450.1%12.9%1.8%
Fixed Income
FTSE Gilts All Stocks3,542.68-0.3%0.5%8.5%
FTSE Index Linked All Stocks638.900.6%0.3%21.2%
ML Sterling Corporate Bonds389.87-0.2%2.3%10.7%
ML Global High Yield Bonds358.900.0%4.8%15.0%
Commodities (US$)
Brent Crude Oil48.73-1.2%-17.0%23.4%
UK Sectors
Basic Materials4,991.901.5%-1.2%93.9%
Consumer Goods and Services22,152.210.3%12.5%9.6%
Health Care10,288.531.3%4.2%5.8%
Oil & Gas7,782.490.4%-9.0%54.2%
$ per £1.29-0.1%4.8%-16.3%
€ per £1.18-0.4%0.9%-15.7%
¥ per £146.17-1.1%1.2%-22.7%
VIX Index (Volatility)9.961.9%-29.1%-22.9%
Baltic Dry Index1,007.000.6%4.8%101.1%
UK Rates
BoE Base Rate0.25%
LIBOR (3 months)0.32%
Consumer Price Index2.30%
Retail Price Index3.10%
Yields / Ratios
FTSE 100 Adj P/E24.65
FTSE All Share Adj P/E23.42
FTSE All Share Yld3.83%
15yr Gilt Yield1.60%
10yr Gilt Yield1.20%
10yr US Tres Yield2.40%

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.


McCue Wealth Management Ltd

Mark McCue MA (Hons)

Director of McCue Wealth Management Ltd

Partner Practice of St. James's Place Wealth Management

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