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Investment Market Update

26 November 2018

World markets

FTSE 100 -0.1% 6952.86
FTSE 250 0.0% 18533.01
Euro Stoxx 600 0.4% 353.98
S&P 500 -0.7% 2632.56
Nikkei 0.8% 21812.00
Hang Seng (HK$) 1.7% 26363.36


Asian stocks were mostly higher Monday on hopes that President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will unwind a blistering trade dispute at a meeting this week.


US stocks traded lower on Friday, dragged down by slumping energy shares as oil prices posted their biggest single-day drop in over three years.


UK stocks closed lower on Friday, as traders fretted over political uncertainty and the weak oil price.


  • A cache of Facebook documents has been seized by MPs investigating the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. Rarely used parliamentary powers were used to demand that the boss of a US software firm hand over the details.
  • Volkswagen will recall about 75,000 of its VW Polo and Seat Ibiza and Arona cars after a seatbelt fault was exposed by a Finnish car magazine test drive. The test drive in Finland showed that when three passengers were in the back seats and the car turned sharply, the centre-rear seatbelt failed.

Market data

UK (£)
FTSE 1006,952.86-0.1%-9.6%7.6%
FTSE 25018,533.010.0%-10.6%14.7%
FTSE All Share3,812.32-0.1%-9.7%9.0%
FTSE Small Cap5,362.11-0.2%-9.3%14.9%
St. James's Place1,026.002.4%-16.3%20.9%
Europe (€)
Euro Stoxx 600353.980.4%-9.0%7.7%
DAX 3011,192.690.5%-13.4%12.5%
CAC 404,946.950.2%-6.9%9.3%
US (US$)
S&P 5002,632.56-0.7%-1.5%19.4%
Dow Jones Ind24,285.95-0.7%-1.8%25.1%
Hang Seng26,363.361.7%-11.9%38.5%
Nikkei 22521,812.000.8%-4.2%19.1%
Australia 2005,671.57-0.8%-6.5%7.0%
MSCI AC Asia Pacific150.56-0.1%-13.4%28.7%
World (US$)
MSCI World (Developed)1,975.09-0.5%-6.1%20.1%
MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)475.30-0.5%-7.4%21.6%
MSCI Emerging Markets969.17-0.7%-16.3%34.2%
MSCI AC World Value204.49-0.5%-8.7%15.2%
MSCI AC World Growth259.87-0.5%-6.1%28.3%
Fixed Income
FTSE Gilts All Stocks3,563.770.3%-0.7%3.0%
FTSE Index Linked All Stocks634.540.4%-2.0%2.3%
ML Sterling Corporate Bonds389.640.3%-2.8%5.7%
ML Global High Yield Bonds368.32-0.2%-2.4%9.7%
Commodities (US$)
Brent Crude Oil58.80-6.1%-7.1%14.5%
UK Sectors
Basic Materials5,588.99-2.8%-11.5%25.0%
Consumer Goods and Services18,469.730.7%-17.4%13.6%
Health Care10,896.401.1%14.5%-3.7%
Oil & Gas8,541.19-3.3%-5.7%6.0%
$ per £1.290.5%-4.7%9.5%
€ per £1.13-0.2%0.2%-4.0%
¥ per £145.430.5%-4.5%5.3%
VIX Index (Volatility)21.523.5%94.9%-21.4%
Baltic Dry Index1,093.007.4%-20.0%42.1%
UK Rates
BoE Base Rate0.75%
LIBOR (3 months)0.89%
Consumer Price Index2.40%
Retail Price Index3.30%
Yields / Ratios
FTSE 100 Adj P/E11.56
FTSE All Share Adj P/E11.55
FTSE All Share Yld4.54%
15yr Gilt Yield1.59%
10yr Gilt Yield1.38%
10yr US Tres Yield3.04%

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 2018. "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.


Matthew Newton Wealth Management Ltd

Matthew Newton

Director of Matthew Newton Wealth Management Ltd

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

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