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Investment Market Update

11 June 2018

World markets

FTSE 100 -0.3% 7681.07
FTSE 250 0.0% 21160.54
Euro Stoxx 600 -0.2% 385.12
S&P 500 0.3% 2779.03
Nikkei 0.6% 22820.84
Hang Seng (HK$) 0.2% 31016.19


Asian stocks pushed higher on Monday, with limited fallout from a tumultuous G-7 meeting at the weekend. The dollar steadied and the yen retreated as President Donald Trump readied for his summit in Singapore on Tuesday with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.


US Stocks rose on Friday, adding to solid weekly gains, but their rise was kept in check amid increasing tensions between the US and key trade partners as the G-7 summit kicked off.


UK stocks ended lower on Friday with resource stocks taking a hit, while The UK communications giant BT confirmed that its chief executive Gavin Patterson was to step down later this year boosting shares by 1%.


  • North Korean state media has raised the possibility that the isolated country could "establish a new relationship" with the United States. It comes a day before North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets US President Donald Trump for historic talks. The comments mark a shift in tone from North Korea after decades of animosity towards the US.
  • ​Demonstrators clashed with police in Vietnam in protests against plans for new economic zones that some fear will be dominated by Chinese investors. Some carried anti-China banners, including one reading: "No leasing land to China even for one day." The government proposed a law last year that would give foreign investors a 99-year lease on Vietnamese land.

Market data

UK (£)
FTSE 1007,681.07-0.3%-0.1%7.6%
FTSE 25021,160.540.0%2.1%14.7%
FTSE All Share4,235.38-0.2%0.3%9.0%
FTSE Small Cap5,985.17-0.3%1.2%14.9%
St. James's Place1,193.00-1.0%-2.7%20.9%
Europe (€)
Euro Stoxx 600385.12-0.2%-1.0%7.7%
DAX 3012,766.55-0.3%-1.2%12.5%
CAC 405,450.220.0%2.6%9.3%
US (US$)
S&P 5002,779.030.3%3.9%19.4%
Dow Jones Ind25,316.530.3%2.4%25.1%
Hang Seng31,016.190.2%3.7%38.5%
Nikkei 22522,820.840.6%0.2%19.1%
Australia 2006,045.180.0%-0.3%7.0%
MSCI AC Asia Pacific174.87-0.7%0.6%28.7%
World (US$)
MSCI World (Developed)2,137.740.0%1.6%20.1%
MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)519.15-0.1%1.2%21.6%
MSCI Emerging Markets1,135.39-1.2%-2.0%34.2%
MSCI AC World Value218.19-0.2%-2.6%15.2%
MSCI AC World Growth290.45-0.1%4.9%28.3%
Fixed Income
FTSE Gilts All Stocks3,556.130.1%-0.9%3.0%
FTSE Index Linked All Stocks628.430.6%-3.0%2.3%
ML Sterling Corporate Bonds392.180.0%-2.2%5.7%
ML Global High Yield Bonds373.56-0.1%-1.0%9.7%
Commodities (US$)
Brent Crude Oil76.46-1.1%17.4%14.5%
UK Sectors
Basic Materials6,803.71-1.2%7.7%25.0%
Consumer Goods and Services19,935.120.6%-10.9%13.6%
Health Care10,254.450.2%7.8%-3.7%
Oil & Gas9,793.41-0.6%8.1%6.0%
$ per £1.340.1%-0.7%9.5%
€ per £1.14-0.3%0.9%-4.0%
¥ per £147.240.3%-3.3%5.3%
VIX Index (Volatility)12.180.4%10.3%-21.4%
Baltic Dry Index1,391.00-0.3%1.8%42.1%
UK Rates
BoE Base Rate0.50%
LIBOR (3 months)0.63%
Consumer Price Index2.40%
Retail Price Index3.40%
Yields / Ratios
FTSE 100 Adj P/E13.16
FTSE All Share Adj P/E13.58
FTSE All Share Yld3.94%
15yr Gilt Yield1.68%
10yr Gilt Yield1.39%
10yr US Tres Yield2.95%

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 2018. "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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