Investment Market Update
Japanese stocks fell for the first time in four days as the shift by investors into haven assets drove up the yen for a second day after Donald Trump was sworn in as US president.
US stocks rose as an increase in crude oil spurred gains in energy companies. The benchmark index closed higher as President Donald Trump delivered his inauguration address.
UK stocks closed lower as investors mulled a weak set of UK retail sales data. Pharma stocks slipped on remarks from Mr Trump about pricing practices, with AstraZeneca lower at 3.4%.
- Prime Minister Theresa May’s path to leave the European Union just got a little bit more complicated. The Socialist party, already struggling in France, Italy and the Netherlands, lost control of the European Parliament, which must approve any Brexit deal.
- US President Donald Trump’s pledge to make America independent from OPEC isn’t a new refrain in Washington. His “America First Energy Plan” posted on the White House website Friday doesn’t just echo his own campaign pledges but also President George W. Bush’s vow to cut imports from the Middle East when he famously said the nation was “addicted to oil.” Shipments from OPEC rose more than 10% during Bush’s time in office.
|FTSE All Share||3,902.70||-0.2%||0.8%||12.5%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,243.32||0.1%||1.9%||11.0%|
|St. James's Place||1,060.00||0.7%||4.5%||3.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||362.58||-0.1%||0.3%||-1.2%|
|Dow Jones Ind||19,827.25||0.5%||0.3%||13.4%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||139.65||0.0%||3.4%||2.3%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||1,782.71||0.4%||1.8%||5.3%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||430.22||0.3%||2.0%||5.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||893.28||-0.1%||3.6%||8.6%|
|MSCI AC World Value||196.78||0.4%||1.2%||9.5%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||221.64||0.2%||2.8%||1.8%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,454.70||-0.2%||-2.0%||8.5%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||619.16||-0.7%||-2.8%||21.2%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||377.13||-0.2%||-1.1%||10.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||346.70||0.1%||1.2%||15.0%|
|Brent Crude Oil||55.49||2.5%||-2.3%||23.4%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||20,057.85||-0.1%||1.9%||9.6%|
|Oil & Gas||8,423.42||0.4%||-1.5%||54.2%|
|$ per £||1.25||0.7%||1.0%||-16.3%|
|€ per £||1.16||0.3%||-1.1%||-15.7%|
|¥ per £||141.26||-0.3%||-2.2%||-22.7%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||11.54||-9.7%||-17.8%||-22.9%|
|Baltic Dry Index||925.00||-1.8%||-3.7%||101.1%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.25%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.36%|
|Consumer Price Index||1.60%|
|Retail Price Index||2.50%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||27.58|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||24.73|
|FTSE All Share Yld||3.89%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.80%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.43%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.47%|
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