Investment Market Update
Asian stocks slid, erasing an early advance, as uncertainty remained over the level of geopolitical risk in the Middle East following the American-led missile strike in Syria over the weekend.
US stocks declined, suggesting investors were still a little hesitant about playing the long side of the market amid tensions over Syria.
UK stocks opened higher this morning after making gains last week, after WPP and Chief Executive Martin Sorrell parted ways over the weekend and Western countries responded to alleged chemical weapons use with missile strikes in Syria.
- Sir Martin Sorrell could make almost £20m from WPP shares over the next five years despite stepping down as chief executive of the world's biggest advertising group on Saturday.
- US tariffs on foreign steel and aluminium went into effect last month. China's retaliatory duties on more than 100 US imports, including pork, fruit and wine, kicked in soon after.
|FTSE All Share||4,001.33||0.10%||-5.20%||9.00%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,715.56||-0.10%||-3.30%||14.90%|
|St. James's Place||1,082.50||0.00%||-11.70%||20.90%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||379.2||0.10%||-2.60%||7.70%|
|Dow Jones Ind||24,360.14||-0.50%||-1.50%||25.10%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||173.78||0.10%||0.00%||28.70%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,088.98||-0.10%||-0.70%||20.10%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||510.523||-0.20%||-0.50%||21.60%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,170.09||-0.60%||1.00%||34.20%|
|MSCI AC World Value||219.548||-0.10%||-2.00%||15.20%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||279.552||-0.20%||1.00%||28.30%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,560.83||0.00%||-0.80%||3.00%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||632.86||-0.20%||-2.30%||2.30%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||393.808||0.10%||-1.70%||5.70%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||380.136||0.20%||0.70%||9.70%|
|Brent Crude Oil||72.58||0.80%||10.30%||14.50%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||19,750.49||-0.20%||-11.70%||13.60%|
|Oil & Gas||8,733.90||0.30%||-3.60%||6.00%|
|$ per £||1.4227||-0.10%||5.30%||9.50%|
|€ per £||1.1534||-0.10%||2.40%||-4.00%|
|¥ per £||152.543||-0.20%||0.20%||5.30%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||17.41||-5.80%||57.70%||-21.40%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1014||2.10%||-25.80%||42.14%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.50%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.77%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.70%|
|Retail Price Index||3.60%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||12.89585|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||13.26607|
|FTSE All Share Yld||4.03%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.67%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.43%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.83%|
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