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Investment Market Update

14 September 2017

World markets

FTSE 100 -0.3% 7379.70
FTSE 250 -0.4% 19589.97
Euro Stoxx 600 0.0% 381.34
S&P 500 0.1% 2498.37
Nikkei -0.4% 19794.84
Hang Seng (HK$) -0.6% 27731.61


Shares recent gains took a breather in Asia after further signs that China’s economy is cooling and ahead of US inflation data that may offer clues for monetary policy direction. 


US stocks edged up on Wednesday, with shares closing at record highs for the second day in a row. Energy firms helped fuel the gains, as share prices rallied after a report that global demand for oil is up. 


UK shares ended the day down as data showed wages were continuing to lag behind inflation resulting in a fall for sterling against the dollar. Lender Provident Financial, which made a management change last month, was the main FTSE 100 gainer, rising 1.32%.


  • Landlords are likely to pull out of the UK housing sector in the coming year owing to policy changes, surveyors say. Nearly two-thirds of surveyors asked by their trade body said more landlords would exit the market than join it in the coming year. Investors have been hit by changes such as a stamp duty surcharge.
  • The new £10 note featuring novelist Jane Austen has entered circulation - marking a return of a woman in addition to the Queen on Bank of England notes.

Market data

UK (£)
FTSE 1007,379.70-0.3%3.3%14.4%
FTSE 25019,589.97-0.4%8.4%3.7%
FTSE All Share4,043.10-0.3%4.4%12.5%
FTSE Small Cap5,700.640.0%10.8%11.0%
St. James's Place1,127.00-0.7%14.9%3.9%
Europe (€)
Euro Stoxx 600381.340.0%5.5%-1.2%
DAX 3012,553.570.2%9.3%7.0%
CAC 405,217.590.2%7.3%4.9%
US (US$)
S&P 5002,498.370.1%11.6%9.5%
Dow Jones Ind22,158.180.2%12.1%13.4%
Hang Seng27,731.61-0.6%26.0%0.4%
Nikkei 22519,794.84-0.4%3.6%1.8%
Australia 2005,737.20-0.1%1.3%7.0%
MSCI AC Asia Pacific162.65-0.1%20.4%2.3%
World (US$)
MSCI World (Developed)1,986.74-0.1%13.4%5.3%
MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)484.83-0.1%14.9%5.6%
MSCI Emerging Markets1,099.46-0.3%27.5%8.6%
MSCI AC World Value212.91-0.1%9.5%9.5%
MSCI AC World Growth260.18-0.1%20.7%1.8%
Fixed Income
FTSE Gilts All Stocks3,572.340.0%1.4%8.5%
FTSE Index Linked All Stocks645.700.2%1.4%21.2%
ML Sterling Corporate Bonds396.880.0%4.1%10.7%
ML Global High Yield Bonds373.250.0%9.0%15.0%
Commodities (US$)
Brent Crude Oil55.161.6%-6.1%23.4%
UK Sectors
Basic Materials5,889.46-2.2%16.6%93.9%
Consumer Goods and Services22,012.020.0%11.8%9.6%
Health Care9,828.68-0.9%-0.5%5.8%
Oil & Gas7,868.550.7%-8.0%54.2%
$ per £1.330.5%7.6%-16.3%
€ per £1.11-0.1%-5.4%-15.7%
¥ per £146.070.0%1.1%-22.7%
VIX Index (Volatility)10.50-0.8%-25.2%-22.9%
Baltic Dry Index1,337.00-0.5%39.1%101.1%
UK Rates
BoE Base Rate0.25%
LIBOR (3 months)0.29%
Consumer Price Index2.90%
Retail Price Index3.90%
Yields / Ratios
FTSE 100 Adj P/E22.20
FTSE All Share Adj P/E21.39
FTSE All Share Yld3.82%
15yr Gilt Yield1.51%
10yr Gilt Yield1.15%
10yr US Tres Yield2.19%

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.


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