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Investment Market Update

28 March 2017

World markets

FTSE 100 -0.6% 7293.50
FTSE 250 -0.4% 18900.01
Euro Stoxx 600 -0.4% 375.01
S&P 500 -0.1% 2341.59
Nikkei 1.1% 19186.56
Hang Seng (HK$) 0.6% 24329.50


Asian stocks advanced with materials and financial companies leading a rebound from Monday’s selloff. Japanese shares climbed the most in two weeks as the yen tempered its strength against the dollar.


US stocks fell, dropping for a 7th day in 8, after President Trump and House Republicans failed to pass his health-care bill, undermining optimism he can enact his promised growth policies.


UK stocks fell and the pound hit a seven-week high against the dollar as the US currency weakened following the defeat of President Trump's healthcare reforms.


  • American Airlines and China's biggest carrier by passengers, China Southern, have agreed a strategic partnership. The US airline will buy £159m worth of shares in the Chinese firm and the two will "seek to increase cooperation".
  • Tesco has agreed to pay a fine of £129m to avoid prosecution for overstating its profits in 2014.

Market data

UK (£)
FTSE 1007,293.50-0.6%2.1%14.4%
FTSE 25018,900.01-0.4%4.6%3.7%
FTSE All Share3,972.73-0.6%2.6%12.5%
FTSE Small Cap5,355.72-0.4%4.1%11.0%
St. James's Place1,057.00-0.4%4.2%3.9%
Europe (€)
Euro Stoxx 600375.01-0.4%3.8%-1.2%
DAX 3011,996.07-0.6%4.5%7.0%
CAC 405,017.43-0.1%3.2%4.9%
US (US$)
S&P 5002,341.59-0.1%4.6%9.5%
Dow Jones Ind20,550.98-0.2%4.0%13.4%
Hang Seng24,329.500.6%10.6%0.4%
Nikkei 22519,186.561.1%0.4%1.8%
Australia 2005,821.201.3%2.7%7.0%
MSCI AC Asia Pacific147.52-0.4%9.2%2.3%
World (US$)
MSCI World (Developed)1,845.150.0%5.4%5.3%
MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)447.40-0.1%6.1%5.6%
MSCI Emerging Markets965.71-0.4%12.0%8.6%
MSCI AC World Value201.93-0.2%3.9%9.5%
MSCI AC World Growth233.670.0%8.4%1.8%
Fixed Income
FTSE Gilts All Stocks3,561.880.2%1.1%8.5%
FTSE Index Linked All Stocks644.560.4%1.2%21.2%
ML Sterling Corporate Bonds387.170.2%1.6%10.7%
ML Global High Yield Bonds351.610.1%2.7%15.0%
Commodities (US$)
Brent Crude Oil50.75-0.1%-12.6%23.4%
UK Sectors
Basic Materials5,221.30-3.1%3.4%93.9%
Consumer Goods and Services21,973.60-0.3%11.6%9.6%
Health Care10,552.790.6%6.8%5.8%
Oil & Gas7,747.39-0.5%-9.4%54.2%
$ per £1.25-0.4%1.4%-16.3%
€ per £1.160.2%-1.3%-15.7%
¥ per £139.160.2%-3.7%-22.7%
VIX Index (Volatility)12.50-3.5%-11.0%-22.9%
Baltic Dry Index1,282.003.4%33.4%101.1%
UK Rates
BoE Base Rate0.25%
LIBOR (3 months)0.34%
Consumer Price Index2.30%
Retail Price Index3.20%
Yields / Ratios
FTSE 100 Adj P/E26.57
FTSE All Share Adj P/E24.52
FTSE All Share Yld4.38%
15yr Gilt Yield1.52%
10yr Gilt Yield1.17%
10yr US Tres Yield2.38%

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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