Investment Market Update
President Donald Trump’s latest move against Chinese imports spurred knee-jerk reactions in Asian stocks, though many of the moves faded as the trading day wore on in Asia.
Wall Street stocks rose for the third straight session on Thursday amid reassurances a trade war may be averted and optimism ahead of the approaching earnings season.
UK stocks experienced their strongest day since 2016 as global concerns were shrugged off.
- Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, said a few advertisers have paused spending as they wait for the company to answer questions on user privacy.
- Overnight, China said it would counter US protectionism "to the end, and at any cost," as a war of words over President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs on Chinese imports escalated.
|FTSE All Share||3,961.28||2.20%||-6.20%||9.00%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,610.33||1.10%||-5.10%||14.90%|
|St. James's Place||1,059.50||-1.00%||-13.60%||20.90%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||376.13||2.40%||-3.40%||7.70%|
|Dow Jones Ind||24,505.22||1.00%||-0.90%||25.10%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||171.734||0.50%||-1.20%||28.70%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,080.69||0.90%||-1.10%||20.10%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||508.552||0.90%||-0.90%||21.60%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,166.48||0.90%||0.70%||34.20%|
|MSCI AC World Value||218.237||0.90%||-2.60%||15.20%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||279.035||1.00%||0.80%||28.30%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,564.35||-0.40%||-0.70%||3.00%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||636.76||-0.60%||-1.70%||2.30%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||393.115||-0.30%||-1.90%||5.70%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||377.259||0.20%||0.00%||9.70%|
|Brent Crude Oil||68.33||0.50%||3.90%||14.50%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||20,044.80||1.80%||-10.40%||13.60%|
|Oil & Gas||8,588.26||3.80%||-5.20%||6.00%|
|$ per £||1.4082||0.70%||4.20%||9.50%|
|€ per £||1.1454||0.20%||1.70%||-4.00%|
|¥ per £||150.132||-0.10%||-1.40%||5.30%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||18.94||-5.60%||71.60%||-21.40%|
|Baltic Dry Index||953||-2.50%||-30.20%||42.14%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.50%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.74%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.70%|
|Retail Price Index||3.60%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||12.84268|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||13.19042|
|FTSE All Share Yld||4.11%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.67%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.42%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.83%|
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