Investment Market Update
Asian stocks have started the week positively after China and Japan reported stronger-than-expected factory data. Markets in China, Hong Kong, India and South Korea were closed Monday for national holidays.
US stocks rose on Friday after reports of President Donald Trump's meeting with former Federal Reserve Governor Kevin Warsh to discuss his potential nomination as Fed chairman.
UK stocks ended Friday higher as sterling weakened following the release of disappointing economic data. Shares in ITV were up 3.3% after Barclays raised its rating on the company to "overweight".
- Monarch Airlines Ltd. has been placed under administration and all its flights have been canceled following the suspension of its air operating certificate. The administrators will work with the Civil Aviation Authority and the government regarding the repatriation of approximately all the 110,000 customers who are currently overseas and due to travel back to the UK in the next two weeks.
- Catalan separatist leaders signalled they may be moving toward a unilateral declaration of independence as early as this week after hundreds of activists were injured on Sunday as they sought to stop Spanish police from shutting down an illegal referendum.
|FTSE All Share||4,049.89||0.7%||4.6%||12.5%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,712.41||0.4%||11.1%||11.0%|
|St. James's Place||1,146.00||0.3%||16.8%||3.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||388.16||0.5%||7.4%||-1.2%|
|Dow Jones Ind||22,405.09||0.1%||13.4%||13.4%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||161.17||0.4%||19.3%||2.3%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,000.55||0.4%||14.2%||5.3%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||486.88||0.5%||15.4%||5.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,081.72||0.9%||25.5%||8.6%|
|MSCI AC World Value||214.74||0.3%||10.5%||9.5%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||260.18||0.6%||20.7%||1.8%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,519.86||0.3%||-0.1%||8.5%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||626.85||0.5%||-1.6%||21.2%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||392.75||0.2%||3.0%||10.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||374.52||0.1%||9.3%||15.0%|
|Brent Crude Oil||56.79||-0.6%||-3.3%||23.4%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||21,501.56||0.8%||9.2%||9.6%|
|Oil & Gas||8,260.79||0.3%||-3.4%||54.2%|
|$ per £||1.34||0.0%||8.6%||-16.3%|
|€ per £||1.14||0.6%||-2.8%||-15.7%|
|¥ per £||151.03||0.2%||4.5%||-22.7%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||9.51||-0.4%||-32.3%||-22.9%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,356.00||-2.5%||41.1%||101.1%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.25%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.33%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.90%|
|Retail Price Index||3.90%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||22.13|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||21.38|
|FTSE All Share Yld||3.79%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.68%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.36%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.33%|
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