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Investment Market Update

24 November 2017

World markets

FTSE 100 0.0% 7417.24
FTSE 250 0.0% 20006.05
Euro Stoxx 600 0.0% 387.12
S&P 500 0.0% 2597.08
Nikkei 0.1% 22550.85
Hang Seng (HK$) 0.5% 29866.81


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.

Market data

UK (£)
FTSE 1007,417.240.00%3.80%14.43%
FTSE 25020,006.050.00%10.70%3.71%
FTSE All Share4,075.430.00%5.20%12.45%
FTSE Small Cap5,774.21-0.20%12.30%10.97%
St. James's Place1,179.000.80%16.30%3.85%
Europe (€)
Euro Stoxx 600387.120.00%7.10%-1.20%
DAX 3013,008.550.00%13.30%7.02%
CAC 405,379.540.50%10.60%4.86%
US (US$)
S&P 5002,597.080.00%16.00%9.54%
Dow Jones Ind23,526.180.00%19.00%13.42%
Hang Seng29,866.810.50%35.80%0.39%
Nikkei 22522,550.850.10%18.00%1.84%
Australia 2005,982.55-0.10%5.60%6.98%
MSCI AC Asia Pacific172.9040.00%28.00%2.34%
World (US$)
MSCI World (Developed)2,053.280.20%17.20%5.32%
MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)501.9050.10%19.00%5.63%
MSCI Emerging Markets1,152.40-0.40%33.60%8.58%
MSCI AC World Value217.5110.10%11.90%9.50%
MSCI AC World Growth272.740.10%26.50%1.81%
Fixed Income
FTSE Gilts All Stocks3,563.940.20%1.10%8.51%
FTSE Index Linked All Stocks645.990.40%1.50%21.23%
ML Sterling Corporate Bonds396.2870.20%4.00%10.75%
ML Global High Yield Bonds375.1550.10%9.50%15.01%
Commodities (US$)
Brent Crude Oil63.550.40%8.30%23.39%
UK Sectors
Basic Materials5,926.370.40%17.30%93.91%
Consumer Goods and Services21,988.190.50%11.70%9.56%
Health Care9,280.310.10%-6.00%5.83%
Oil & Gas8,605.310.40%0.70%54.21%
$ per £1.3289-0.10%7.70%-16.25%
€ per £1.12670.30%-4.00%-15.73%
¥ per £148.296010.20%2.60%-22.69%
VIX Index (Volatility)9.880.00%-29.60%-22.90%
Baltic Dry Index1,445.002.30%50.40%101.05%
UK Rates
BoE Base Rate0.50%
LIBOR (3 months)0.52%
Consumer Price Index3.00%
Retail Price Index4.00%
Yields / Ratios
FTSE 100 Adj P/E19.87654
FTSE All Share Adj P/E19.45381
FTSE All Share Yld3.82%
15yr Gilt Yield1.57%
10yr Gilt Yield1.25%
10yr US Tres Yield2.32%

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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