Investment Market Update
Markets across the world fell sharply yesterday and overnight amid the continuing tensions between the US and North Korea. Japanese markets were closed for Mountain Day.
- Donald Trump stepped up his threats against North Korea on Thursday, declaring that he may not have been “tough enough” in his earlier warning to Pyongyang that the US would deploy “fire and fury like the world has never seen” if the country did not abandon its nuclear ambitions.
- UK industrial production shrank in the second quarter of the year, according to the latest official figures. Production fell by 0.4%, mainly due to a 0.6% drop in manufacturing output, the Office for National Statistics figures showed.That was largely due to a 3.6% fall in the production of transport equipment, including motor vehicles.
- Crude oil prices hit 11-week highs on Thursday as Opec raised global demand forecasts for this year and next while lowering estimates for production outside of the cartel, even as the group’s own output rose for a third consecutive month in July.
|FTSE All Share||4,050.91||-1.3%||4.6%||12.5%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,687.89||-1.0%||10.6%||11.0%|
|St. James's Place||1,185.00||-2.1%||19.2%||3.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||376.05||-1.0%||4.0%||-1.2%|
|Dow Jones Ind||21,844.01||-0.9%||10.5%||13.4%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||159.77||-0.4%||18.3%||2.3%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||1,940.28||-1.1%||10.8%||5.3%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||472.58||-1.1%||12.0%||5.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,056.21||-1.2%||22.5%||8.6%|
|MSCI AC World Value||209.44||-1.0%||7.7%||9.5%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||251.37||-1.2%||16.6%||1.8%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,598.98||0.2%||2.1%||8.5%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||645.57||0.9%||1.4%||21.2%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||399.33||0.1%||4.8%||10.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||368.56||-0.2%||7.6%||15.0%|
|Brent Crude Oil||51.90||-1.5%||-11.7%||23.4%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||21,957.58||-1.4%||11.6%||9.6%|
|Oil & Gas||7,933.19||-2.2%||-7.2%||54.2%|
|$ per £||1.30||0.1%||5.3%||-16.3%|
|€ per £||1.11||0.2%||-5.7%||-15.7%|
|¥ per £||142.86||0.7%||-1.1%||-22.7%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||16.04||44.4%||14.2%||-22.9%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,092.00||4.0%||13.6%||101.1%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.25%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.28%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.60%|
|Retail Price Index||3.50%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||22.72|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||21.78|
|FTSE All Share Yld||3.80%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.44%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.08%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.20%|
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