Investment Market Update
Asian stocks outside Japan climbed after Senate passage of tax-cut legislation in the US.
US markets fell late in the session after reports related to an ongoing investigation of Russian influence in Donald Trump's election campaign.
UK shares finished lower amid ongoing uncertainty about the Brexit divorce bill and the Irish border issue. Associated British Foods was the biggest faller on the FTSE 100, down 2.6%.
- UK Prime Minister Theresa May is battling to put out multiple political fires as she prepares for a crucial meeting in Brussels that she hopes will end the deadline in Brexit talks.
- A Senate investigation into connections between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian influence in the 2016 US election suggests a potential case of obstruction of justice is developing against the president, Senator Dianne Feinstein said.
|FTSE All Share||4,018.87||-0.40%||3.80%||12.45%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,764.10||-0.10%||12.10%||10.97%|
|St. James's Place||1,196.00||-1.50%||17.90%||3.85%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||383.97||-0.70%||6.20%||-1.20%|
|Dow Jones Ind||24,231.59||-0.20%||22.60%||13.42%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||169.918||-0.30%||25.80%||2.34%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,069.37||-0.40%||18.20%||5.32%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||503.471||-0.40%||19.40%||5.63%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,115.94||-0.40%||29.40%||8.58%|
|MSCI AC World Value||219.975||-0.30%||13.20%||9.50%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||271.481||-0.50%||25.90%||1.81%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,573.45||1.00%||1.40%||8.51%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||645.32||1.60%||1.30%||21.23%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||397.152||0.60%||4.20%||10.75%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||375.833||-0.10%||9.70%||15.01%|
|Brent Crude Oil||63.73||1.80%||8.70%||23.39%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||21,355.99||0.10%||8.50%||9.56%|
|Oil & Gas||8,602.14||0.40%||0.60%||54.21%|
|$ per £||1.3509||0.20%||9.50%||-16.25%|
|€ per £||1.136||0.30%||-3.20%||-15.73%|
|¥ per £||151.994||0.60%||5.20%||-22.69%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||11.43||1.30%||-18.60%||-22.90%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,626.00||3.00%||69.20%||101.05%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.50%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.52%|
|Consumer Price Index||3.00%|
|Retail Price Index||4.00%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||19.69818|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||19.22459|
|FTSE All Share Yld||3.82%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.55%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.23%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.36%|
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