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Investment Market Update

13 July 2017

World markets

FTSE 100 1.2% 7416.93
FTSE 250 0.3% 19267.86
Euro Stoxx 600 1.5% 384.90
S&P 500 0.7% 2443.25
Nikkei 0.1% 20113.56
Hang Seng (HK$) 1.0% 26297.57


Asian stocks rode the wave of good news from Janet Yellen as she stressed a gradual approach to tightening. China’s overseas shipments rose from a year earlier in June as global demand holds up and trade tensions with the US are kept in check.


US stocks rose as the Dow Jones hit another record high this year after the head of the US central bank predicted borrowing costs would remain relatively low.


UK stocks climbed higher, helped by mining and oil companies with Antofagasta up 3.1% and BP up 1.9% as oil rose 0.5%. 


  • The minister in charge of the UK's EU exit says he will "work with anyone" to secure Brexit as he publishes a bill to end the supremacy of Brussels law. Known as the Repeal Bill, the legislation will transpose EU law into UK law so the same rules apply on the day of Brexit as the day before.
  • The US has told South Korea it wants to renegotiate a 2012 free trade agreement, citing a lopsided trading relationship. It is the latest protectionist trade move by US President Donald Trump.

Market data

UK (£)
FTSE 1007,416.931.2%3.8%14.4%
FTSE 25019,267.860.3%6.6%3.7%
FTSE All Share4,045.371.0%4.4%12.5%
FTSE Small Cap5,593.500.7%8.8%11.0%
St. James's Place1,174.00-0.2%18.1%3.9%
Europe (€)
Euro Stoxx 600384.901.5%6.5%-1.2%
DAX 3012,626.581.5%10.0%7.0%
CAC 405,222.131.6%7.4%4.9%
US (US$)
S&P 5002,443.250.7%9.1%9.5%
Dow Jones Ind21,532.140.6%9.0%13.4%
Hang Seng26,297.571.0%19.5%0.4%
Nikkei 22520,113.560.1%5.2%1.8%
Australia 2005,740.301.2%1.3%7.0%
MSCI AC Asia Pacific155.280.6%15.0%2.3%
World (US$)
MSCI World (Developed)1,932.860.9%10.4%5.3%
MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)469.620.9%11.3%5.6%
MSCI Emerging Markets1,029.901.1%19.4%8.6%
MSCI AC World Value208.130.8%7.1%9.5%
MSCI AC World Growth249.771.1%15.8%1.8%
Fixed Income
FTSE Gilts All Stocks3,531.840.2%0.2%8.5%
FTSE Index Linked All Stocks622.431.1%-2.2%21.2%
ML Sterling Corporate Bonds391.900.1%2.8%10.7%
ML Global High Yield Bonds364.550.3%6.4%15.0%
Commodities (US$)
Brent Crude Oil47.740.5%-18.9%23.4%
UK Sectors
Basic Materials5,386.871.6%6.6%93.9%
Consumer Goods and Services22,210.151.4%12.8%9.6%
Health Care10,405.451.9%5.3%5.8%
Oil & Gas7,651.111.7%-10.5%54.2%
$ per £1.28-0.4%4.1%-16.3%
€ per £1.12-0.5%-4.3%-15.7%
¥ per £146.410.3%1.3%-22.7%
VIX Index (Volatility)10.30-5.4%-26.6%-22.9%
Baltic Dry Index859.003.5%-10.6%101.1%
UK Rates
BoE Base Rate0.25%
LIBOR (3 months)0.30%
Consumer Price Index2.90%
Retail Price Index3.70%
Yields / Ratios
FTSE 100 Adj P/E24.83
FTSE All Share Adj P/E23.32
FTSE All Share Yld3.84%
15yr Gilt Yield1.63%
10yr Gilt Yield1.26%
10yr US Tres Yield2.32%

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 2017. "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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