Investment Market Update
Asian stocks were mixed with Australia and South Korea gaining the most, as calm returned to the market after two days of volatility.
US stocks rebounded after the first 1%+ decline since October, with technology shares leading the way.
UK stocks closed lower for the second consecutive session, amid concerns that Donald Trump will face opposition to the promised reforms. Despite this, Kingfisher gained 5% while Anglo American and Fresnillo closed up more than 1%.
- In London, Parliament will return to work on Thursday after the UK's worst terror attack in more than a decade.
- The White House is talking with House conservatives about last-minute changes to the embattled GOP health-care bill aimed at wooing enough holdouts to secure House passage.
|FTSE All Share||3,984.24||-0.70%||2.90%||12.45%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,361.23||-0.60%||4.20%||10.97%|
|St. James's Place||1,041.00||-1.50%||2.70%||3.85%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||374.03||-0.40%||3.50%||-1.20%|
|Dow Jones Ind||20,661.30||0.00%||4.50%||13.42%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||147.306||-1.30%||9.10%||2.34%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||1,842.63||-0.20%||5.20%||5.32%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||446.925||-0.30%||5.90%||5.63%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||966.97||-0.60%||12.10%||8.58%|
|MSCI AC World Value||201.946||-0.40%||3.90%||9.50%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||233.148||-0.10%||8.10%||1.81%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,566.38||0.80%||1.20%||8.51%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||640.19||1.40%||0.50%||21.23%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||387.57||0.50%||1.70%||10.75%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||350.294||-0.20%||2.30%||15.01%|
|Brent Crude Oil||50.64||-0.60%||-12.70%||23.39%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||21,982.80||-0.40%||11.70%||9.56%|
|Oil & Gas||7,856.06||-0.50%||-8.10%||54.21%|
|$ per £||1.2511||0.20%||1.40%||-16.25%|
|€ per £||1.1582||0.30%||-1.30%||-15.73%|
|¥ per £||139.16||0.70%||-3.70%||-22.69%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||12.81||2.70%||-8.80%||-22.90%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,190.00||-0.80%||23.80%||101.05%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.25%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.34%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.30%|
|Retail Price Index||3.20%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||26.72046|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||24.58759|
|FTSE All Share Yld||3.88%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.53%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.18%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.41%|
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