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Investment Market Update

11 September 2018

World markets

FTSE 100 0.0% 7279.30
FTSE 250 0.2% 20259.03
Euro Stoxx 600 0.5% 375.51
S&P 500 0.2% 2877.13
Nikkei 1.3% 22664.69
Hang Seng (HK$) -0.3% 26535.18


Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday after Wall Street's gains as investors waited for a new US tariff hike in the trade battle with China. 


US stocks closed mostly higher Monday, with the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq each snapping a four-day losing streak on the back of a recovery in technology shares.


UK stocks closed the day in positive territory, as a potential Brexit deal and the state of the UK economy appeared to cheer the market.


  • Labour would extend workers' rights and "restore the balance of power in the workplace", shadow chancellor John McDonnell is to pledge. He will promise more rights for people working in the so-called gig economy. In his speech to the Trades Union Congress in Manchester, Mr McDonnell will say a "new workplace environment" will boost productivity.

  • Snap's chief strategy officer, Imran Khan, has become the latest executive to leave the company. His departure comes as the firm, which owns Snapchat, struggles to keep users following the controversial redesign of its app. Last month, Snap posted its first drop in daily users and it has not made a profit since its Wall Street debut.

Market data

UK (£)
FTSE 1007,279.300.00%-5.30%7.60%
FTSE 25020,259.830.20%-2.30%14.70%
FTSE All Share4,023.130.00%-4.70%9.00%
FTSE Small Cap5,782.13-0.80%-2.20%14.90%
St. James's Place1,105.500.40%-9.80%20.90%
Europe (€)
Euro Stoxx 600375.510.50%-3.50%7.70%
DAX 3011,986.340.20%-7.20%12.50%
CAC 405,269.630.30%-0.80%9.30%
US (US$)
S&P 5002,877.130.20%7.60%19.40%
Dow Jones Ind25,857.07-0.20%4.60%25.10%
Hang Seng26,535.18-0.30%-11.30%38.50%
Nikkei 22522,664.691.30%-0.40%19.10%
Australia 2006,179.700.60%1.90%7.00%
MSCI AC Asia Pacific159.047-0.60%-8.50%28.70%
World (US$)
MSCI World (Developed)2,142.640.20%1.90%20.10%
MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)513.3920.10%0.10%21.60%
MSCI Emerging Markets1,011.25-1.10%-12.70%34.20%
MSCI AC World Value214.7420.10%-4.10%15.20%
MSCI AC World Growth288.5390.00%4.20%28.30%
Fixed Income
FTSE Gilts All Stocks3,577.77-0.20%-0.30%3.00%
FTSE Index Linked All Stocks629.09-0.60%-2.90%2.30%
ML Sterling Corporate Bonds395.3-0.10%-1.40%5.70%
ML Global High Yield Bonds376.0720.10%-0.40%9.70%
Commodities (US$)
Brent Crude Oil77.370.70%20.90%14.50%
UK Sectors
Basic Materials5,562.17-0.60%-12.00%25.00%
Consumer Goods and Services19,877.050.10%-11.10%13.60%
Health Care10,451.520.00%9.80%-3.70%
Oil & Gas9,038.66-0.30%-0.20%6.00%
$ per £1.292-0.80%-4.40%9.50%
€ per £1.1182-0.40%-0.70%-4.00%
¥ per £143.397-1.00%-5.80%5.30%
VIX Index (Volatility)14.16-4.80%28.30%-21.40%
Baltic Dry Index1,482.00-0.50%8.50%42.14%
UK Rates
BoE Base Rate0.75%
LIBOR (3 months)0.80%
Consumer Price Index2.50%
Retail Price Index3.20%
Yields / Ratios
FTSE 100 Adj P/E12.10555
FTSE All Share Adj P/E12.17174
FTSE All Share Yld4.20%
15yr Gilt Yield1.62%
10yr Gilt Yield1.47%
10yr US Tres Yield2.93%

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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