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Investment Market Update

06 June 2017

World markets

FTSE 100 -0.3% 7525.76
FTSE 250 -0.7% 19868.67
Euro Stoxx 600 -0.1% 392.04
S&P 500 -0.1% 2436.10
Nikkei -0.8% 20000.66
Hang Seng (HK$) 0.4% 25958.23


Asian stocks closed lower, as equities retreated from recent record highs amid a dearth of news ahead of the UK general election and testimony from the former head of the FBI later in the week.


US stocks closed lower following two weeks of gains, as investors assessed economic data and early gains in technology companies faded as Apple shares failed to gain momentum despite its developer conference.


UK stocks declined as airline shares retreated. Shares in Easyjet and BA owner IAG both closed lower in the wake of Sunday's assaults in London.


  • The boss of British Airways' parent company says that human error caused an IT meltdown that led to travel chaos for 75,000 passengers. Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG, said an engineer disconnected a power supply, with the major damage caused by a surge when it was reconnected.
  • Theresa May plans to set up a network of nine trade commissioners across the world to boost trade after Brexit. Theresa May plans to set up a network of nine trade commissioners across the world to boost trade after Brexit. The UK's first Board of Trade has its roots in the 17th Century and through several transformations became the Department of Trade and Industry.

Market data

UK (£)
FTSE 1007,525.76-0.3%5.4%14.4%
FTSE 25019,868.67-0.7%9.9%3.7%
FTSE All Share4,114.40-0.4%6.2%12.5%
FTSE Small Cap5,628.67-0.4%9.4%11.0%
St. James's Place1,173.00-1.7%18.0%3.9%
Europe (€)
Euro Stoxx 600392.04-0.1%8.5%-1.2%
DAX 3012,822.940.0%11.7%7.0%
CAC 405,307.89-0.7%9.2%4.9%
US (US$)
S&P 5002,436.10-0.1%8.8%9.5%
Dow Jones Ind21,184.04-0.1%7.2%13.4%
Hang Seng25,958.230.4%18.0%0.4%
Nikkei 22520,000.66-0.8%4.6%1.8%
Australia 2005,676.60-1.4%0.2%7.0%
MSCI AC Asia Pacific155.440.1%15.1%2.3%
World (US$)
MSCI World (Developed)1,931.73-0.2%10.3%5.3%
MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)468.73-0.1%11.1%5.6%
MSCI Emerging Markets1,017.600.2%18.0%8.6%
MSCI AC World Value206.34-0.2%6.2%9.5%
MSCI AC World Growth250.95-0.1%16.4%1.8%
Fixed Income
FTSE Gilts All Stocks3,596.900.0%2.1%8.5%
FTSE Index Linked All Stocks650.89-0.4%2.2%21.2%
ML Sterling Corporate Bonds395.950.0%3.9%10.7%
ML Global High Yield Bonds363.900.0%6.2%15.0%
Commodities (US$)
Brent Crude Oil49.47-1.0%-15.9%23.4%
UK Sectors
Basic Materials5,074.62-1.3%0.5%93.9%
Consumer Goods and Services23,059.06-0.3%17.1%9.6%
Health Care10,860.72-0.5%10.0%5.8%
Oil & Gas7,813.050.2%-8.6%54.2%
$ per £1.29-0.3%4.4%-16.3%
€ per £1.14-0.5%-2.6%-15.7%
¥ per £142.32-0.3%-1.5%-22.7%
VIX Index (Volatility)10.073.3%-28.3%-22.9%
Baltic Dry Index821.00-1.1%-14.6%101.1%
UK Rates
BoE Base Rate0.25%
LIBOR (3 months)0.29%
Consumer Price Index2.70%
Retail Price Index3.50%
Yields / Ratios
FTSE 100 Adj P/E25.30
FTSE All Share Adj P/E23.80
FTSE All Share Yld3.76%
15yr Gilt Yield1.44%
10yr Gilt Yield1.04%
10yr US Tres Yield2.18%

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 2017. "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.

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