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Investment Market Update

23 June 2017

World markets

FTSE 100 -0.1% 7439.29
FTSE 250 -0.1% 19658.42
Euro Stoxx 600 0.0% 388.53
S&P 500 0.0% 2434.50
Nikkei 0.1% 20139.39
Hang Seng (HK$) 0.0% 25680.01


Asian stocks are ending the week on a tepid note, after a series of Federal Reserve speakers did little to alter projections for the path of US interest rate increases.


US stocks closed little changed on Wall Street, while the oil price remained under pressure. Among individual stocks, Oracle's shares jumped nearly 8.6% after the business software maker's quarterly profits beat expectations. 


UK stocks closed lower as shares in oil companies weighed on the FTSE 100 index. Oil prices have been dragged lower by excess supplies on the global market, despite the efforts of the Opec producers' cartel to limit output in order to push prices higher.


  • Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposal to safeguard residency rights of European Union citizens currently living in the UK met a tepid reception from EU leaders, who stressed that many issues remain unresolved. May told EU leaders over dinner at a summit in Brussels that almost all 3 million EU citizens in the UK will be able to continue living there after Brexit, saying she wanted to offer them as much certainty as possible about their futures.
  • Thirty-four of the largest banks operating in the US cleared a Federal Reserve stress test of their ability to withstand economic shocks, showing firms are getting the hang of the once dreaded reviews, a trend that may continue if the Trump administration dials them back.

Market data

UK (£)
FTSE 1007,439.29-0.1%4.2%14.4%
FTSE 25019,658.42-0.1%8.7%3.7%
FTSE All Share4,069.07-0.1%5.1%12.5%
FTSE Small Cap5,615.060.2%9.2%11.0%
St. James's Place1,195.00-0.8%20.2%3.9%
Europe (€)
Euro Stoxx 600388.530.0%7.5%-1.2%
DAX 3012,794.000.2%11.4%7.0%
CAC 405,281.930.1%8.6%4.9%
US (US$)
S&P 5002,434.500.0%8.7%9.5%
Dow Jones Ind21,397.29-0.1%8.3%13.4%
Hang Seng25,680.010.0%16.7%0.4%
Nikkei 22520,139.390.1%5.4%1.8%
Australia 2005,715.900.2%0.9%7.0%
MSCI AC Asia Pacific154.840.3%14.7%2.3%
World (US$)
MSCI World (Developed)1,921.540.1%9.7%5.3%
MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)466.090.1%10.5%5.6%
MSCI Emerging Markets1,008.810.2%17.0%8.6%
MSCI AC World Value205.760.1%5.9%9.5%
MSCI AC World Growth248.840.1%15.4%1.8%
Fixed Income
FTSE Gilts All Stocks3,614.630.1%2.6%8.5%
FTSE Index Linked All Stocks656.760.6%3.1%21.2%
ML Sterling Corporate Bonds398.500.1%4.5%10.7%
ML Global High Yield Bonds361.680.0%5.6%15.0%
Commodities (US$)
Brent Crude Oil45.220.9%-23.1%23.4%
UK Sectors
Basic Materials4,963.390.2%-1.8%93.9%
Consumer Goods and Services22,737.87-0.5%15.5%9.6%
Health Care11,074.292.2%12.1%5.8%
Oil & Gas7,674.280.0%-10.2%54.2%
$ per £1.27-0.1%2.6%-16.3%
€ per £1.140.0%-3.2%-15.7%
¥ per £140.980.0%-2.4%-22.7%
VIX Index (Volatility)10.48-2.5%-25.4%-22.9%
Baltic Dry Index855.001.3%-11.0%101.1%
UK Rates
BoE Base Rate0.25%
LIBOR (3 months)0.29%
Consumer Price Index2.90%
Retail Price Index3.70%
Yields / Ratios
FTSE 100 Adj P/E24.95
FTSE All Share Adj P/E23.50
FTSE All Share Yld3.82%
15yr Gilt Yield1.39%
10yr Gilt Yield1.01%
10yr US Tres Yield2.15%

Market prices will reflect the last closing prices with the exception of the Asian markets which may be still trading at the time the data is obtained. The data for these markets is therefore a snapshot of live trading data obtained between 06.45 and 07.15 GMT. Growth is shown cumulative and is not annualised. A positive currency movement indicates the £ appreciating against the other currency. Performance data does not account for the re-investment of dividends. This information has been reproduced by kind permission of Bloomberg and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of St. James's Place Wealth Management. St. James's Place considers the information to be reliable but it is not intended to provide a sufficient basis on which to make an investment decision.

Source: FTSE International Limited ("FTSE") © FTSE 2017. "FTSE®" is a trade mark of the London Stock Exchange Group companies and is used by FTSE International Limited under licence. All rights in the FTSE indices and/or FTSE ratings vest in FTSE and/or its licensors. Neither FTSE nor its licensors accept any liability for any errors or omissions in the FTSE indices and/or FTSE ratings or underlying data. No further distribution of FTSE Data is permitted without FTSE’s express written consent.

Source: MSCI. MSCI makes no express or implied warranties or representations and shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to any MSCI data contained herein. The MSCI data may not be further redistributed or used as a basis for other indices or any securities or financial products. This report is not approved, endorsed, reviewed or produced by MSCI. None of the MSCI data is intended to constitute investment advice or a recommendation to make (or refrain from making) any kind of investment decision and may not be relied on as such.

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