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Investment Market Update

10 February 2017

World markets

FTSE 100 0.6% 7229.50
FTSE 250 0.1% 18627.59
Euro Stoxx 600 0.8% 366.79
S&P 500 0.6% 2307.87
Nikkei 2.5% 19378.93
Hang Seng (HK$) 0.6% 23673.30


Asian shares rose to the highest level since July 2015, following US stocks’ climb to record highs after President Donald Trump said he plans to overhaul business taxes.


US stocks advanced to new highs after weekly applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly declined and investors assessed earnings from Coca-Cola Co. and Kellogg Co. to Twitter Inc.


UK stocks closed higher, led by gains in financials as RBS Group Plc and Barclays Plc rose 2.5% and 2.0% respecitvely. 


  • Shares in Twitter ended the day more than 12% lower after the company reported that its fourth-quarter losses had nearly doubled. The social networking service reported a loss of $167m in the final three months of 2016, as against $90m in the same period a year earlier.
  • Germany's trade surplus hit an all time high last year as the country continued to export significantly more than it imported. According to the figures, German exports climbed 1.2% to 1.2 trillion euros in 2016, while imports rose 0.6% to 954.6bn euros.

Market data

UK (£)
FTSE 1007,229.500.6%1.2%14.4%
FTSE 25018,627.590.1%3.0%3.7%
FTSE All Share3,933.990.5%1.6%12.5%
FTSE Small Cap5,298.670.1%3.0%11.0%
St. James's Place1,082.001.6%6.7%3.9%
Europe (€)
Euro Stoxx 600366.790.8%1.5%-1.2%
DAX 3011,642.860.9%1.4%7.0%
CAC 404,826.241.3%-0.7%4.9%
US (US$)
S&P 5002,307.870.6%3.1%9.5%
Dow Jones Ind20,172.400.6%2.1%13.4%
Hang Seng23,673.300.6%7.6%0.4%
Nikkei 22519,378.932.5%1.4%1.8%
Australia 2005,720.611.0%1.0%7.0%
MSCI AC Asia Pacific142.52-0.6%5.5%2.3%
World (US$)
MSCI World (Developed)1,807.540.3%3.2%5.3%
MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)437.230.3%3.6%5.6%
MSCI Emerging Markets925.570.4%7.3%8.6%
MSCI AC World Value198.700.3%2.2%9.5%
MSCI AC World Growth226.750.3%5.2%1.8%
Fixed Income
FTSE Gilts All Stocks3,513.51-0.1%-0.3%8.5%
FTSE Index Linked All Stocks645.390.1%1.4%21.2%
ML Sterling Corporate Bonds381.43-0.1%0.1%10.7%
ML Global High Yield Bonds349.780.0%2.1%15.0%
Commodities (US$)
Brent Crude Oil55.630.9%-3.2%23.4%
UK Sectors
Basic Materials5,504.85-0.4%9.0%93.9%
Consumer Goods and Services20,829.40-0.3%5.8%9.6%
Health Care9,983.171.1%1.1%5.8%
Oil & Gas8,000.921.0%-6.4%54.2%
$ per £1.250.0%1.4%-16.3%
€ per £1.170.0%0.1%-15.7%
¥ per £142.300.5%-1.5%-22.7%
VIX Index (Volatility)10.88-5.0%-22.5%-22.9%
Baltic Dry Index707.000.7%-26.4%101.1%
UK Rates
BoE Base Rate0.25%
LIBOR (3 months)0.00%
Consumer Price Index1.60%
Retail Price Index2.50%
Yields / Ratios
FTSE 100 Adj P/E27.11
FTSE All Share Adj P/E24.62
FTSE All Share Yld3.85%
15yr Gilt Yield1.66%
10yr Gilt Yield1.25%
10yr US Tres Yield2.39%

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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