Investment Market Update
Asian stocks extended their rally from a 10-week high as material and industrial stocks climbed. Japanese equities fell as strength in the yen weighed on exporters after a press conference by US President-elect Donald Trump disappointed investors seeking details on his policies.
US stocks declined as investors assessed President-elect Donald Trump’s comments on healthcare and imports during his first press conference since the election. Semiconductor shares retreated amid declines of 2.1% in Micron Technology Inc. and 3.9% for Advanced Micro Devices.
UK stocks rose slightly further on Thursday, as the FTSE 100 closed at a record level for the 11th day in a row, a feat it has never managed before.
- There were more first-time home buyers in 2016 than at any time since the start of the financial crisis, according to research by Halifax bank. It also found the average price of a first home in the UK broke through the £200,000 barrier for the first time. Meanwhile, the average first-time deposit more than doubled compared with 2007 to stand at more than £32,000.
- Germany's economy stepped up its pace of growth in 2016, thanks to higher household and government spending. Estimated figures from its Federal Statistical Office said gross domestic product was 1.9% higher last year than in 2015. The annual figure is based on an early estimated that growth was around 0.5% in the fourth quarter.
|FTSE All Share||3,948.99||-0.1%||2.0%||12.5%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,246.09||-0.4%||2.0%||11.0%|
|St. James's Place||1,059.00||-1.3%||4.4%||3.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||362.51||-0.7%||0.3%||-1.2%|
|Dow Jones Ind||19,891.00||-0.3%||0.6%||13.4%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||140.56||0.9%||4.1%||2.3%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||1,783.44||0.3%||1.8%||5.3%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||430.55||0.4%||2.1%||5.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||896.64||1.1%||4.0%||8.6%|
|MSCI AC World Value||197.26||0.4%||1.5%||9.5%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||221.42||0.4%||2.7%||1.8%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,493.26||0.5%||-0.9%||8.5%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||638.21||0.6%||0.2%||21.2%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||380.62||0.4%||-0.2%||10.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||346.37||0.3%||1.1%||15.0%|
|Brent Crude Oil||56.01||1.7%||-1.4%||23.4%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||20,081.43||0.0%||2.0%||9.6%|
|Oil & Gas||8,667.13||0.4%||1.4%||54.2%|
|$ per £||1.22||-0.2%||-1.5%||-16.3%|
|€ per £||1.14||-0.1%||-2.5%||-15.7%|
|¥ per £||139.51||0.4%||-3.5%||-22.7%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||11.54||2.5%||-17.8%||-22.9%|
|Baltic Dry Index||892.00||-0.2%||-7.2%||101.1%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.25%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.00%|
|Consumer Price Index||1.20%|
|Retail Price Index||2.20%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||27.91|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||24.99|
|FTSE All Share Yld||3.85%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.70%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.30%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.36%|
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