Investment Market Update
Asia stocks were mostly lower as investors continued to assess the outlook for trade discussions and geopolitical tensions.
US stocks finished a volatile week lower for a second day in a row, with losses in technology, retailers, packaged foods and beverage makers.
UK stocks rose again after a four-week recovery period, with pharmaceuticals pushing the major indices higher.
- Capita is asking its shareholders to put £701m into the company. The outsourcing company was expected to announce a rights issue, and this morning has unveiled the amount it was seeking.
- A free trade deal with the EU after Brexit is crucial for the UK food and drink industry and failure to secure one would be disastrous, a committee of MPs has warned.
|FTSE All Share||4,062.30||0.50%||-3.80%||9.00%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,820.18||0.20%||-1.60%||14.90%|
|St. James's Place||1,109.50||0.20%||-9.50%||20.90%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||381.84||0.00%||-1.90%||7.70%|
|Dow Jones Ind||24,462.94||-0.80%||-1.00%||25.10%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||173.827||-0.90%||0.00%||28.70%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,099.74||-0.80%||-0.20%||20.10%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||512.736||-0.80%||-0.10%||21.60%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,168.24||-1.30%||0.80%||34.20%|
|MSCI AC World Value||220.077||-0.60%||-1.80%||15.20%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||281.277||-1.00%||1.60%||28.30%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,534.16||0.10%||-1.50%||3.00%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||620.35||0.30%||-4.20%||2.30%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||393.115||0.10%||-1.90%||5.70%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||379.144||-0.20%||0.50%||9.70%|
|Brent Crude Oil||74.06||0.40%||12.60%||14.50%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||19,013.37||0.20%||-15.00%||13.60%|
|Oil & Gas||9,114.19||0.40%||0.60%||6.00%|
|$ per £||1.4193||1.40%||5.00%||9.50%|
|€ per £||1.1497||0.90%||2.10%||-4.00%|
|¥ per £||152.259||1.00%||0.00%||5.30%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||16.88||5.80%||52.90%||-21.40%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,281.00||6.70%||-6.20%||42.14%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.50%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.79%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.50%|
|Retail Price Index||3.30%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||13.08503|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||13.47|
|FTSE All Share Yld||3.99%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.73%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.48%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.96%|
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