Investment Market Update
Asian stocks advanced as investors await a US jobs report for clues on the Federal Reserve’s policy-tightening path.
US stocks closed higher as weak inflation data appeared to make another interest rate rise less likely in the short-term.
The FTSE 100 finished higher in a second consecutive day of gains. Shares in Anglo American finished 2.8% higher after strong manufacturing data from China.
- Brexit talks ended in stalemate once again, with both sides deadlocked over the divorce bill and tensions spilling over. Michel Barnier said Britain is refusing to acknowledge its obligations and wants a deal that's impossible to achieve. Sterling weakened to its lowest level in a week as a result.
- The Trump administration delivered mixed signals on North Korea’s latest provocation with the president dismissing the idea of negotiating with Kim Jong Un’s regime, but his defence chief suggesting there was a possibility of diplomacy.
|FTSE All Share||4,072.98||0.90%||5.20%||12.45%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,715.18||0.70%||11.10%||10.97%|
|St. James's Place||1,153.00||-0.10%||17.50%||3.85%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||373.88||0.80%||3.40%||-1.20%|
|Dow Jones Ind||21,948.10||0.30%||11.10%||13.42%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||160.915||0.40%||19.20%||2.34%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||1,959.74||0.60%||11.90%||5.32%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||478.406||0.50%||13.40%||5.63%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,087.70||0.00%||26.10%||8.58%|
|MSCI AC World Value||210.046||0.50%||8.10%||9.50%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||256.775||0.60%||19.10%||1.81%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,613.14||0.10%||2.50%||8.51%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||653.18||-0.10%||2.60%||21.23%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||400.167||0.00%||5.00%||10.75%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||371.44||0.10%||8.40%||15.01%|
|Brent Crude Oil||52.86||4.20%||-10.10%||23.39%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||22,293.18||1.20%||13.30%||9.56%|
|Oil & Gas||7,759.15||0.30%||-9.20%||54.21%|
|$ per £||1.2933||0.30%||4.80%||-16.25%|
|€ per £||1.0864||0.10%||-7.40%||-15.73%|
|¥ per £||142.645||0.40%||-1.30%||-22.69%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||10.59||-5.60%||-24.60%||-22.90%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,184.00||0.30%||23.20%||101.05%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.25%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.28%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.60%|
|Retail Price Index||3.60%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||22.32145|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||21.4759|
|FTSE All Share Yld||3.81%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.41%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.03%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.12%|
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