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Investment Market Update

14 November 2018

World markets

FTSE 100 0.0% 7053.76
FTSE 250 0.9% 18985.73
Euro Stoxx 600 0.7% 364.44
S&P 500 -0.1% 2722.18
Nikkei 0.2% 21846.48
Hang Seng (HK$) -0.5% 25653.32


Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday, possibly tracking the overnight slide in oil prices and due to fears the Chinese economy may slow more than expected in the coming quarters.


US stocks were down Tuesday, after energy stocks were depressed by falling Brent and US crude futures.  


UK stocks rose on Tuesday as investors cheered reports of progress in the Brexit negotiations and the resumption of trade talks between the US and China.


  • Oil prices have dropped to their lowest level in over eight months amid fears about a slowdown in demand. International benchmark Brent crude dropped almost 7% to $65.11 (£50.24) a barrel, its lowest level since March. The latest falls came after oil cartel Opec reduced its forecast for global oil demand next year.
  • Flybe has put itself up for sale, less than a month after issuing a dramatic profit warning. Last month, the airline warned full-year losses would reach £22m because of falling consumer demand, a weaker pound and higher fuel costs.

Market data

UK (£)
FTSE 1007,053.760.0%-8.2%7.6%
FTSE 25018,985.730.9%-8.4%14.7%
FTSE All Share3,873.970.1%-8.2%9.0%
FTSE Small Cap5,457.83-0.2%-7.7%14.9%
St. James's Place1,062.502.6%-13.3%20.9%
Europe (€)
Euro Stoxx 600364.440.7%-6.4%7.7%
DAX 3011,472.221.3%-11.2%12.5%
CAC 405,101.850.8%-4.0%9.3%
US (US$)
S&P 5002,722.18-0.1%1.8%19.4%
Dow Jones Ind25,286.49-0.4%2.3%25.1%
Hang Seng25,653.32-0.5%-14.3%38.5%
Nikkei 22521,846.480.2%-4.0%19.1%
Australia 2005,732.77-1.7%-5.5%7.0%
MSCI AC Asia Pacific150.48-0.8%-13.4%28.7%
World (US$)
MSCI World (Developed)2,026.52-0.1%-3.7%20.1%
MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)486.10-0.1%-5.2%21.6%
MSCI Emerging Markets966.020.0%-16.6%34.2%
MSCI AC World Value208.25-0.2%-7.0%15.2%
MSCI AC World Growth266.910.0%-3.6%28.3%
Fixed Income
FTSE Gilts All Stocks3,539.14-0.7%-1.4%3.0%
FTSE Index Linked All Stocks637.94-1.8%-1.5%2.3%
ML Sterling Corporate Bonds391.76-0.6%-2.3%5.7%
ML Global High Yield Bonds372.53-0.3%-1.3%9.7%
Commodities (US$)
Brent Crude Oil65.47-6.6%3.4%14.5%
UK Sectors
Basic Materials5,788.38-0.7%-8.4%25.0%
Consumer Goods and Services18,505.33-1.0%-17.2%13.6%
Health Care11,012.380.4%15.7%-3.7%
Oil & Gas8,773.10-2.4%-3.2%6.0%
$ per £1.29-1.0%-4.9%9.5%
€ per £1.14-0.7%1.5%-4.0%
¥ per £146.23-1.2%-3.9%5.3%
VIX Index (Volatility)20.02-2.1%81.3%-21.4%
Baltic Dry Index1,064.00-5.4%-22.1%42.1%
UK Rates
BoE Base Rate0.75%
LIBOR (3 months)0.88%
Consumer Price Index2.40%
Retail Price Index3.30%
Yields / Ratios
FTSE 100 Adj P/E11.67
FTSE All Share Adj P/E10.76
FTSE All Share Yld4.44%
15yr Gilt Yield1.72%
10yr Gilt Yield1.52%
10yr US Tres Yield3.14%

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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