Investment Market Update
Gains in Asian equities stalled at recent highs as optimism in the world economy and encouraging earnings reports buoyed the US dollar.
Wall Street indexes closed higher again on Tuesday, propelled by strong quarterly earnings from companies such as Caterpillar, General Motors and 3M.
UK stocks ended in slight positive territory despite a sharp fall for Whitbread, which closed down nearly 4.8% after it reported slowing sales growth at its Costa coffee chain.
- Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure to define the kind of trade pact she wants from the European Union, after she dashed business expectations that a swift Brexit transition deal is within reach.
US President Donald Trump encouraged Republican senators to push ahead with their tax-cut plans on Tuesday, hours after feuding publicly with fellow Republican Bob Corker.
|FTSE All Share||4,127.92||0.00%||6.60%||12.45%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,811.28||0.10%||13.00%||10.97%|
|St. James's Place||1,193.00||2.00%||21.60%||3.85%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||389.33||-0.40%||7.70%||-1.20%|
|Dow Jones Ind||23,441.76||0.70%||18.60%||13.42%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||166.961||0.00%||23.60%||2.34%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,031.38||0.10%||16.00%||5.32%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||495.158||0.00%||17.40%||5.63%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,113.32||-0.20%||29.10%||8.58%|
|MSCI AC World Value||218.206||0.10%||12.30%||9.50%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||264.823||0.00%||22.80%||1.81%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,523.46||-0.40%||0.00%||8.51%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||629.52||-0.60%||-1.10%||21.23%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||393.787||-0.30%||3.30%||10.75%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||376.318||0.00%||9.90%||15.01%|
|Brent Crude Oil||58.33||1.70%||-0.70%||23.39%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||21,880.27||-0.40%||11.20%||9.56%|
|Oil & Gas||8,589.82||1.10%||0.50%||54.21%|
|$ per £||1.32||0.50%||7.00%||-16.25%|
|€ per £||1.124||0.70%||-4.20%||-15.73%|
|¥ per £||150.089||0.40%||3.90%||-22.69%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||11.16||0.80%||-20.50%||-22.90%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,588.00||0.10%||65.20%||101.05%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.25%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.40%|
|Consumer Price Index||3.00%|
|Retail Price Index||3.90%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||22.33485|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||21.57275|
|FTSE All Share Yld||3.78%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.69%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.36%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.42%|
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