Investment Market Update
Asian stocks fell for the first time in four days, amid caution over the US Federal Reserve’s policy outlook and tensions in the Middle East.
US stocks fell, after tweets from President Trump raised concerns over rising tensions in the Middle East. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage in Washington again to testify to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
UK stocks fell, as markets responded to tensions in the Middle East and US consumer prices dropped unexpectedly in March ahead of the latest minutes from the US Federal Reserve.
- A lack of activity in the UK housing market could make it more difficult for Bank of England policymakers to raise interest rates, surveyors have said. There has been widespread speculation of a potential increase in the Bank rate in May from its level of 0.5%. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors said property buyer demand had fallen for its 12th consecutive month in March.
|FTSE All Share||3,991.85||-0.1%||-5.4%||9.0%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,711.21||0.6%||-3.4%||14.9%|
|St. James's Place||1,075.00||0.2%||-12.3%||20.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||376.18||-0.6%||-3.3%||7.7%|
|Dow Jones Ind||24,189.45||-0.9%||-2.1%||25.1%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||174.54||0.1%||0.4%||28.7%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,082.57||-0.4%||-1.0%||20.1%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||509.43||-0.3%||-0.7%||21.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,175.53||0.0%||1.5%||34.2%|
|MSCI AC World Value||218.95||-0.3%||-2.3%||15.2%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||279.11||-0.4%||0.8%||28.3%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,579.77||0.5%||-0.3%||3.0%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||641.41||0.9%||-1.0%||2.3%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||394.67||0.4%||-1.5%||5.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||379.36||0.1%||0.5%||9.7%|
|Brent Crude Oil||72.06||1.4%||9.5%||14.5%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||19,928.40||-0.7%||-10.9%||13.6%|
|Oil & Gas||8,776.35||0.5%||-3.1%||6.0%|
|$ per £||1.41||-0.2%||4.7%||9.5%|
|€ per £||1.15||0.1%||1.8%||-4.0%|
|¥ per £||151.68||0.1%||-0.4%||5.3%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||20.24||-1.1%||83.3%||-21.4%|
|Baltic Dry Index||979.00||0.5%||-28.3%||42.1%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.50%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.76%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.70%|
|Retail Price Index||3.60%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||12.88|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||13.24|
|FTSE All Share Yld||4.06%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.63%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.39%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.78%|
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