Investment Market Update
Asian stocks surrendered gains as investors mulled any implications for markets from American midterm election results that showed the anticipated split in Congress.
US stocks rose after a quiet session on Tuesday as investors awaited returns in US congressional elections that are seen as a referendum on President Donald Trump.
UK stocks drifted lower on Tuesday as investors around the global braced for the outcome of US congressional elections.
- Marks and Spencer has reported falling clothing and food sales and has warned that it sees little improvement in sales this year. M&S warned trading conditions for the remainder of the financial year will remain "challenging".
- Prime Minster Theresa May has formed five new business councils to advise on how to create the best business conditions in the UK after Brexit. They will provide advice and policy recommendations on big business issues.
|FTSE All Share||3,870.42||-0.8%||-8.3%||9.0%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,472.95||-0.8%||-7.4%||14.9%|
|St. James's Place||1,022.50||0.7%||-16.6%||20.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||362.55||-0.3%||-6.8%||7.7%|
|Dow Jones Ind||25,635.01||0.7%||3.7%||25.1%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||152.81||0.7%||-12.1%||28.7%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,050.65||0.5%||-2.5%||20.1%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||492.70||0.4%||-4.0%||21.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||992.27||0.0%||-14.3%||34.2%|
|MSCI AC World Value||210.47||0.4%||-6.0%||15.2%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||271.32||0.4%||-2.0%||28.3%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,544.38||-0.4%||-1.2%||3.0%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||639.02||-0.3%||-1.4%||2.3%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||392.79||-0.2%||-2.0%||5.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||374.76||0.1%||-0.7%||9.7%|
|Brent Crude Oil||72.13||-1.4%||13.9%||14.5%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||19,078.08||-0.5%||-14.7%||13.6%|
|Oil & Gas||9,007.49||-0.8%||-0.6%||6.0%|
|$ per £||1.30||-0.5%||-3.7%||9.5%|
|€ per £||1.14||-0.4%||1.5%||-4.0%|
|¥ per £||147.32||-0.8%||-3.2%||5.3%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||19.91||-0.3%||80.3%||-21.4%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,395.00||-2.3%||2.1%||42.1%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.75%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.84%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.40%|
|Retail Price Index||3.30%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||11.60|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||10.72|
|FTSE All Share Yld||4.41%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.71%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.54%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||3.23%|
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