Investment Market Update
Asian stocks closed higher yesterday. Japan’s Topix rose even as the yen headed for its strongest week in a month. Shares in Hong Kong and South Korea also climbed.
US stocks recovered some ground yesterday after suffering their biggest fall in months amid growing concerns about the Trump presidency.
UK stocks closed lower after the political controversy in the US surrounding President Trump continued to hit investor confidence.
- Brazil's Bovespa stock market was briefly halted as investors reacted to corruption allegations against Brazilian President Michel Temer. Stocks declined more than 10% at the start of trading, prompting circuit breakers to kick in and halt dealings. President Temer was forced to deny a newspaper report that he had given consent to paying off a witness in a huge corruption scandal.
- The US plans to start talks with Mexico and Canada over Nafta "as soon as practicable", the Trump administration said on Thursday. The letter to congressional leaders provided formal notice of the administration's intent to move forward with a campaign pledge to redo the 1990s trade deal.
|FTSE All Share||4,067.86||-0.8%||5.0%||12.5%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,573.50||-0.8%||8.4%||11.0%|
|St. James's Place||1,168.00||1.1%||17.5%||3.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||389.19||-0.5%||7.7%||-1.2%|
|Dow Jones Ind||20,663.02||0.3%||4.6%||13.4%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||150.60||-0.9%||11.5%||2.3%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||1,880.96||-0.1%||7.4%||5.3%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||456.29||-0.3%||8.2%||5.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||988.38||-2.0%||14.6%||8.6%|
|MSCI AC World Value||202.21||-0.5%||4.0%||9.5%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||242.70||-0.1%||12.6%||1.8%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,595.98||0.1%||2.0%||8.5%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||655.77||0.3%||3.0%||21.2%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||394.17||0.0%||3.4%||10.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||360.20||-0.3%||5.2%||15.0%|
|Brent Crude Oil||52.51||0.6%||-10.5%||23.4%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||22,391.84||-1.2%||13.8%||9.6%|
|Oil & Gas||7,907.45||-2.5%||-7.5%||54.2%|
|$ per £||1.29||-0.4%||4.9%||-16.3%|
|€ per £||1.16||-0.5%||-1.0%||-15.7%|
|¥ per £||144.16||0.0%||-0.2%||-22.7%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||14.66||-6.0%||4.4%||-22.9%|
|Baltic Dry Index||957.00||-0.3%||-0.4%||101.1%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.25%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.31%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.70%|
|Retail Price Index||3.50%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||24.96|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||23.62|
|FTSE All Share Yld||3.80%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.45%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.06%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.23%|
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