Investment Market Update
Asian shares were mixed as stocks in China rebounded on better-than-expected growth data for the final quarter of last year. The Shanghai composite gained 0.5%.
US share edged down at the close, with investors remaining cautious ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration. The prospect of a Trump presidency has driven Wall Street to fresh highs in recent weeks.
UK stocks closed down 39.17 points at 7208.44. Royal Mail was the biggest faller on the index after it delivered a disappointing trading update.
- Donald Trump has pledged to unify America as he addressed cheering supporters at a concert on the eve of his presidential inauguration.
- Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen, backed a strategy for gradually raising rates yesterday, arguing the Federal Reserve wasn’t behind the curve in containing inflation pressures but can’t afford to allow the economy to run too hot.
|FTSE All Share||3,909.41||-0.5%||0.9%||12.5%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,238.27||0.0%||1.8%||11.0%|
|St. James's Place||1,053.00||0.1%||3.8%||3.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||362.85||-0.1%||0.4%||-1.2%|
|Dow Jones Ind||19,732.40||-0.4%||-0.2%||13.4%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||139.70||-0.4%||3.4%||2.3%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||1,776.02||-0.5%||1.4%||5.3%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||428.84||-0.5%||1.7%||5.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||894.52||-0.4%||3.7%||8.6%|
|MSCI AC World Value||196.00||-0.6%||0.8%||9.5%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||221.09||-0.5%||2.5%||1.8%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,463.28||-0.7%||-1.7%||8.5%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||623.68||-1.4%||-2.1%||21.2%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||377.86||-0.5%||-0.9%||10.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||346.45||-0.2%||1.1%||15.0%|
|Brent Crude Oil||54.16||0.4%||-4.7%||23.4%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||20,068.09||0.5%||2.0%||9.6%|
|Oil & Gas||8,391.00||-1.5%||-1.8%||54.2%|
|$ per £||1.24||0.5%||0.2%||-16.3%|
|€ per £||1.16||-0.1%||-1.4%||-15.7%|
|¥ per £||141.62||-0.2%||-2.0%||-22.7%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||12.78||2.4%||-9.0%||-22.9%|
|Baltic Dry Index||942.00||-1.1%||-2.0%||101.1%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.25%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.00%|
|Consumer Price Index||1.60%|
|Retail Price Index||2.50%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||27.62|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||24.77|
|FTSE All Share Yld||3.88%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.78%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.41%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.47%|
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