Investment Market Update
Asian stocks saw a muted session with very slow trading, as investors awaited more clues on global demand and US interest-rate policy.
US stocks edge higher on Monday, with gains among consumer companies offsetting losses in the energy sector. Walmart, Apple and Tyson Foods were all among the winners on Wall Street.
The FTSE 100 made a small gain after being boosted by mining companies. Shares in Glencore, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto rose more than 2%.
- UK consumers cut back on spending for a third month in July as house-price growth slowed sharply, adding yet more concern to the economy. The broad-based weakness is being blamed on a squeeze on pockets as inflation outpaces wage growth, as well as ongoing concerns about the health of the domestic economy.
|FTSE All Share||4,123.80||0.20%||6.50%||12.45%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,725.21||0.10%||11.30%||10.97%|
|St. James's Place||1,229.00||0.30%||23.60%||3.85%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||382.01||-0.10%||5.70%||-1.20%|
|Dow Jones Ind||22,118.42||0.10%||11.90%||13.42%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||161.27||0.50%||19.40%||2.34%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||1,971.76||0.20%||12.60%||5.32%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||480.353||0.30%||13.90%||5.63%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,075.36||0.80%||24.70%||8.58%|
|MSCI AC World Value||212.633||0.20%||9.40%||9.50%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||255.79||0.40%||18.60%||1.81%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,575.86||0.30%||1.50%||8.51%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||632.3||0.30%||-0.70%||21.23%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||397.85||0.20%||4.40%||10.75%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||370.782||0.10%||8.30%||15.01%|
|Brent Crude Oil||52.37||-0.10%||-11.00%||23.39%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||22,346.48||0.20%||13.50%||9.56%|
|Oil & Gas||8,066.58||0.70%||-5.60%||54.21%|
|$ per £||1.304||0.10%||5.70%||-16.25%|
|€ per £||1.1075||0.20%||-5.60%||-15.73%|
|¥ per £||144.339||0.10%||-0.10%||-22.69%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||9.93||-1.00%||-29.30%||-22.90%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,036.00||0.40%||7.80%||101.05%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.25%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.28%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.60%|
|Retail Price Index||3.50%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||23.42055|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||22.39088|
|FTSE All Share Yld||3.72%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.51%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.14%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.25%|
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