Investment Market Update
Asian stocks were mixed with Japanese equities erasing losses as the yen declined, while the sudden sell-off that sent Chinese equities down on Thursday halted.
US markets were closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
UK stocks closed flat, despite Centrica shares falling 15% to a 14-year low after warning on profits and announcing they had lost 823,000 domestic customer accounts since the end of June.
- Centrica plc fell sharply as earnings are expected to fall below market consensus. The UK's biggest energy supplier to homes is grappling with government intervention on bills that would cap the amount that customers pay on default tariffs.
- Germany’s biggest opposition party is debating whether to begin talks with Angela Merkel on a minority government or a coalition, offering a way to restore political leadership in Europe’s biggest economy.
|FTSE All Share||4,075.43||0.00%||5.20%||12.45%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,774.21||-0.20%||12.30%||10.97%|
|St. James's Place||1,179.00||0.80%||16.30%||3.85%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||387.12||0.00%||7.10%||-1.20%|
|Dow Jones Ind||23,526.18||0.00%||19.00%||13.42%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||172.904||0.00%||28.00%||2.34%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,053.28||0.20%||17.20%||5.32%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||501.905||0.10%||19.00%||5.63%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,152.40||-0.40%||33.60%||8.58%|
|MSCI AC World Value||217.511||0.10%||11.90%||9.50%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||272.74||0.10%||26.50%||1.81%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,563.94||0.20%||1.10%||8.51%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||645.99||0.40%||1.50%||21.23%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||396.287||0.20%||4.00%||10.75%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||375.155||0.10%||9.50%||15.01%|
|Brent Crude Oil||63.55||0.40%||8.30%||23.39%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||21,988.19||0.50%||11.70%||9.56%|
|Oil & Gas||8,605.31||0.40%||0.70%||54.21%|
|$ per £||1.3289||-0.10%||7.70%||-16.25%|
|€ per £||1.1267||0.30%||-4.00%||-15.73%|
|¥ per £||148.29601||0.20%||2.60%||-22.69%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||9.88||0.00%||-29.60%||-22.90%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,445.00||2.30%||50.40%||101.05%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.50%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.52%|
|Consumer Price Index||3.00%|
|Retail Price Index||4.00%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||19.87654|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||19.45381|
|FTSE All Share Yld||3.82%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.57%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.25%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.32%|
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