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Investment Market Update

15 February 2017

World markets

FTSE 100 -0.1% 7268.56
FTSE 250 0.2% 18787.52
Euro Stoxx 600 0.0% 370.20
S&P 500 0.4% 2337.58
Nikkei 1.0% 19437.98
Hang Seng (HK$) 1.1% 23960.74


Asian shares were mixed, though Japan’s Nikkei 225 gained 1%. Elsewhere, South Korea also gained while India and China fell slightly. 


US stocks reversed early losses to extend a rally into a sixth day as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress more interest-rate hikes would be appropriate if the US economy stays on course.


UK stocks closed slightly lower despite healthy results from travel firm Tui, after the company said first-quarter losses had narrowed and UK bookings were up 10%. Rolls Royce was the biggest faller on the index after it reported a pre-tax loss of £4.6 billion. 


  • UK inflation picked up less than economists forecast in January as clothing-store discounts kept the raste from reaching the Bank of England's target. The increase to 1.8% was slightly less than the 1.9% forecast. The pound weakened on the announcement.
  • The UK government is seeking to convince Donald Trump to support the landmark Paris climate deal, touting the economic benefits of clean energy while steering clear of the debate about climate science, according to a person familiar with the discussions.

Market data

UK (£)
FTSE 1007,268.56-0.10%1.80%14.43%
FTSE 25018,787.520.20%3.90%3.71%
FTSE All Share3,957.59-0.10%2.20%12.45%
FTSE Small Cap5,339.260.00%3.80%10.97%
St. James's Place1,097.000.50%8.20%3.85%
Europe (€)
Euro Stoxx 600370.20.00%2.40%-1.20%
DAX 3011,771.810.00%2.50%7.02%
CAC 404,895.820.20%0.70%4.86%
US (US$)
S&P 5002,337.580.40%4.40%9.54%
Dow Jones Ind20,504.410.50%3.80%13.42%
Hang Seng23,960.741.10%8.90%0.39%
Nikkei 22519,437.981.00%1.70%1.84%
Australia 2005,809.070.90%2.50%6.98%
MSCI AC Asia Pacific143.354-0.70%6.20%2.34%
World (US$)
MSCI World (Developed)1,823.630.00%4.10%5.32%
MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)441.1360.00%4.60%5.63%
MSCI Emerging Markets934.08-0.10%8.30%8.58%
MSCI AC World Value200.8870.10%3.30%9.50%
MSCI AC World Growth228.295-0.10%5.90%1.81%
Fixed Income
FTSE Gilts All Stocks3,485.12-0.10%-1.10%8.51%
FTSE Index Linked All Stocks638.870.00%0.30%21.23%
ML Sterling Corporate Bonds379.465-0.10%-0.50%10.75%
ML Global High Yield Bonds350.160.00%2.20%15.01%
Commodities (US$)
Brent Crude Oil55.970.70%-2.60%23.39%
UK Sectors
Basic Materials5,760.22-0.50%14.00%93.91%
Consumer Goods and Services20,546.31-0.80%4.40%9.56%
Health Care10,007.84-0.30%1.30%5.83%
Oil & Gas8,083.730.00%-5.40%54.21%
$ per £1.24618-0.10%1.00%-16.25%
€ per £1.17809-0.20%0.40%-15.73%
¥ per £142.48901-0.10%-1.40%-22.69%
VIX Index (Volatility)10.74-3.00%-23.50%-22.90%
Baltic Dry Index685-0.40%-28.70%101.05%
UK Rates
BoE Base Rate0.25%
LIBOR (3 months)0.00%
Consumer Price Index1.80%
Retail Price Index2.60%
Yields / Ratios
FTSE 100 Adj P/E27.08299
FTSE All Share Adj P/E24.66999
FTSE All Share Yld3.82%
15yr Gilt Yield1.72%
10yr Gilt Yield1.31%
10yr US Tres Yield2.47%

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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