Investment Market Update
Asian stocks showed signs of slowing as the yen remained at a six-year high and traders dialled back their risk appetite amid a jump in government bond yields.
US stocks closed slightly lower, with Intel leading the fall after security issues in their computer chips. Retailers came under pressure amid concerns over Christmas sales.
UK stocks gained on Thursday, led by the major banks. RBS, HSBC and Standard Chartered all rose more than 3% for the day. while housebuilders declined.
- The wave of UK retail data continued this morning as Tesco reported strong sales growth in food, while the John Lewis Partnership (which includes Waitrose) reported stronger-than-expected sales growth across the group. Elsewhere though, Marks & Spencer reported falling sales with clothing down nearly 3% year-on-year. However, the company had already warned the market ahead of the results.
|FTSE All Share||4,251.90||0.10%||0.70%||9.00%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,998.15||0.00%||1.50%||14.90%|
|St. James's Place||1,257.50||0.20%||2.60%||20.90%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||398.6||-0.40%||2.40%||7.70%|
|Dow Jones Ind||25,369.13||-0.10%||2.60%||25.10%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||180.879||0.20%||4.10%||28.70%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,162.29||0.00%||2.80%||20.10%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||527.725||-0.10%||2.90%||21.60%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,197.53||-0.60%||3.40%||34.20%|
|MSCI AC World Value||229.617||0.20%||2.50%||15.20%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||285.721||-0.30%||3.20%||28.30%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,562.02||-0.10%||-0.80%||3.00%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||645.31||-0.10%||-0.40%||2.30%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||400.496||-0.10%||-0.10%||5.70%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||379.44||-0.10%||0.50%||9.70%|
|Brent Crude Oil||69.2||0.60%||3.50%||14.50%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||21,985.93||-0.70%||-1.70%||13.60%|
|Oil & Gas||9,312.56||0.80%||2.80%||6.00%|
|$ per £||1.3527||0.10%||0.10%||9.50%|
|€ per £||1.1347||0.40%||0.80%||-4.00%|
|¥ per £||152.28999||1.10%||0.00%||5.30%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||9.82||-2.60%||-11.10%||-21.40%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,366.00||-2.10%||0.00%||42.14%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.50%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.52%|
|Consumer Price Index||3.10%|
|Retail Price Index||3.90%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||21.02761|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||20.37562|
|FTSE All Share Yld||3.77%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.59%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.29%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.56%|
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