Investment Market Update
Asian stocks were mostly higher Monday on hopes that President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will unwind a blistering trade dispute at a meeting this week.
US stocks traded lower on Friday, dragged down by slumping energy shares as oil prices posted their biggest single-day drop in over three years.
UK stocks closed lower on Friday, as traders fretted over political uncertainty and the weak oil price.
- A cache of Facebook documents has been seized by MPs investigating the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. Rarely used parliamentary powers were used to demand that the boss of a US software firm hand over the details.
- Volkswagen will recall about 75,000 of its VW Polo and Seat Ibiza and Arona cars after a seatbelt fault was exposed by a Finnish car magazine test drive. The test drive in Finland showed that when three passengers were in the back seats and the car turned sharply, the centre-rear seatbelt failed.
|FTSE All Share||3,812.32||-0.1%||-9.7%||9.0%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,362.11||-0.2%||-9.3%||14.9%|
|St. James's Place||1,026.00||2.4%||-16.3%||20.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||353.98||0.4%||-9.0%||7.7%|
|Dow Jones Ind||24,285.95||-0.7%||-1.8%||25.1%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||150.56||-0.1%||-13.4%||28.7%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||1,975.09||-0.5%||-6.1%||20.1%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||475.30||-0.5%||-7.4%||21.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||969.17||-0.7%||-16.3%||34.2%|
|MSCI AC World Value||204.49||-0.5%||-8.7%||15.2%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||259.87||-0.5%||-6.1%||28.3%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,563.77||0.3%||-0.7%||3.0%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||634.54||0.4%||-2.0%||2.3%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||389.64||0.3%||-2.8%||5.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||368.32||-0.2%||-2.4%||9.7%|
|Brent Crude Oil||58.80||-6.1%||-7.1%||14.5%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||18,469.73||0.7%||-17.4%||13.6%|
|Oil & Gas||8,541.19||-3.3%||-5.7%||6.0%|
|$ per £||1.29||0.5%||-4.7%||9.5%|
|€ per £||1.13||-0.2%||0.2%||-4.0%|
|¥ per £||145.43||0.5%||-4.5%||5.3%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||21.52||3.5%||94.9%||-21.4%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,093.00||7.4%||-20.0%||42.1%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.75%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.89%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.40%|
|Retail Price Index||3.30%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||11.56|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||11.55|
|FTSE All Share Yld||4.54%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.59%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.38%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||3.04%|
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