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Investment Market Update

12 September 2017

World markets

FTSE 100 0.5% 7413.59
FTSE 250 0.4% 19694.26
Euro Stoxx 600 1.0% 379.43
S&P 500 1.1% 2488.11
Nikkei 1.1% 19757.06
Hang Seng (HK$) 0.0% 27965.27


Asian stocks extended gains for a fourth day after US stocks rose to a record as Hurricane Irma wreaked less damage than forecast and the United Nations’ sanctions against North Korea weren’t as stringent as expected.


US stocks rose to a record, the dollar strengthened and Treasuries tumbled as investors piled into riskier assets after Hurricane Irma wreaked less damage than forecast and North Korea failed to exacerbate tensions.


UK stocks rose, with the FTSE 100 index ending the day 0.5% higher. The shares showing the biggest increases on the day were the troubled money lender Provident Financial and the airline Easyjet.


  • The government's bid to extract the UK from EU law in time for Brexit has passed its first parliamentary test. MPs backed the EU Withdrawal Bill by 326 votes to 290.
  • Volkswagen, the world's biggest carmaker, will offer an electric version of all its 300 models by 2030, becoming the latest manufacturer to move away from petrol and diesel.

Market data

UK (£)
FTSE 1007,413.590.5%3.8%14.4%
FTSE 25019,694.260.4%8.9%3.7%
FTSE All Share4,061.860.5%4.9%12.5%
FTSE Small Cap5,715.540.0%11.1%11.0%
St. James's Place1,150.000.7%17.2%3.9%
Europe (€)
Euro Stoxx 600379.431.0%5.0%-1.2%
DAX 3012,475.241.4%8.7%7.0%
CAC 405,176.711.2%6.5%4.9%
US (US$)
S&P 5002,488.111.1%11.1%9.5%
Dow Jones Ind22,057.371.2%11.6%13.4%
Hang Seng27,965.270.0%27.1%0.4%
Nikkei 22519,757.061.1%3.4%1.8%
Australia 2005,748.800.6%1.5%7.0%
MSCI AC Asia Pacific162.290.5%20.2%2.3%
World (US$)
MSCI World (Developed)1,981.970.9%13.2%5.3%
MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)483.790.9%14.7%5.6%
MSCI Emerging Markets1,099.180.7%27.5%8.6%
MSCI AC World Value212.150.9%9.1%9.5%
MSCI AC World Growth259.970.8%20.6%1.8%
Fixed Income
FTSE Gilts All Stocks3,613.95-0.5%2.5%8.5%
FTSE Index Linked All Stocks659.92-1.0%3.6%21.2%
ML Sterling Corporate Bonds400.14-0.3%5.0%10.7%
ML Global High Yield Bonds373.390.0%9.0%15.0%
Commodities (US$)
Brent Crude Oil53.840.1%-8.4%23.4%
UK Sectors
Basic Materials5,995.411.1%18.7%93.9%
Consumer Goods and Services22,276.40-0.2%13.2%9.6%
Health Care9,903.170.9%0.3%5.8%
Oil & Gas7,831.940.4%-8.4%54.2%
$ per £1.320.2%7.0%-16.3%
€ per £1.10-0.4%-6.5%-15.7%
¥ per £142.33-1.0%-1.5%-22.7%
VIX Index (Volatility)10.73-11.5%-23.6%-22.9%
Baltic Dry Index1,355.001.7%41.0%101.1%
UK Rates
BoE Base Rate0.25%
LIBOR (3 months)0.29%
Consumer Price Index2.60%
Retail Price Index3.60%
Yields / Ratios
FTSE 100 Adj P/E22.31
FTSE All Share Adj P/E21.47
FTSE All Share Yld3.81%
15yr Gilt Yield1.41%
10yr Gilt Yield1.04%
10yr US Tres Yield2.13%

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.


Bricknell Wealth Management

Gary Bricknell DipPFS Cert CII (MP)

Principal of Bricknell Wealth Management

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

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