Investment Market Update
Asian stocks fell after President Donald Trump’s decision to apply tariffs on China heightened concern a trade war could hurt global growth. The yen climbed to its strongest in more than a year.
US stocks fell in response to the threat of a potential trade war between the world's two largest economies. Major exporters such as Boeing and Caterpillar saw their shares fall.
UK stocks closed lower following Wednesday's falls as weaker company results continued to have an effect on the market.
- European Union leaders sided with the UK and said it’s “highly likely” that Russia was behind the nerve agent poisoning in Britain of a former double agent. It’s an outcome that will please Prime Minister Theresa May.
- The trade conflict between China and the US escalated, with Beijing announcing its first retaliation against metals levies hours after President Donald Trump outlined fresh tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports and pledged there’s more on the way.
|FTSE All Share||3,846.88||-1.2%||-8.9%||9.0%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,618.38||-0.9%||-5.0%||14.9%|
|St. James's Place||1,108.50||-1.4%||-9.6%||20.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||369.15||-1.5%||-5.1%||7.7%|
|Dow Jones Ind||23,957.89||-2.9%||-3.1%||25.1%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||176.63||0.1%||1.6%||28.7%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,072.94||-1.7%||-1.5%||20.1%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||508.48||-1.6%||-0.9%||21.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,196.73||-1.1%||3.3%||34.2%|
|MSCI AC World Value||217.12||-1.5%||-3.1%||15.2%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||280.31||-1.8%||1.3%||28.3%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,588.20||1.0%||0.0%||3.0%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||644.69||1.6%||-0.5%||2.3%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||394.47||0.6%||-1.6%||5.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||376.70||0.0%||-0.2%||9.7%|
|Brent Crude Oil||68.91||-0.8%||4.3%||14.5%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||18,830.97||0.3%||-15.8%||13.6%|
|Oil & Gas||8,075.25||-1.0%||-10.9%||6.0%|
|$ per £||1.41||-0.2%||4.2%||9.5%|
|€ per £||1.15||0.0%||1.8%||-4.0%|
|¥ per £||149.45||0.2%||-1.8%||5.3%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||23.34||30.7%||111.4%||-21.4%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,117.00||-0.4%||-18.2%||42.1%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.50%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.64%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.70%|
|Retail Price Index||3.60%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||12.40|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||12.63|
|FTSE All Share Yld||4.22%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.65%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.44%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.82%|
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