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Investment Market Update

28 July 2017

World markets

FTSE 100 -0.1% 7443.01
FTSE 250 0.6% 19879.43
Euro Stoxx 600 -0.1% 382.32
S&P 500 -0.1% 2475.42
Nikkei -0.6% 19959.84
Hang Seng (HK$) -0.6% 26978.11


Asian stocks fell as a sell-off in technology shares in the US spread to Asia following results from Amazon. Samsung Electronics Co. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. had the biggest declines in the MSCI Asia Pacific Index. 


US stocks ended the day mixed as tech stocks closed lower following quarterly results from Amazon which showed a 77% fall in profit as the company expands investment in video content and growing markets. However net sales closed higher by 25%.


UK stocks closed mixed as drugmaker AstraZeneca fell by 15% after announcing disappointing results. The firm said           first-quarter revenue fell 10% to £3.84bn. It also reported a major setback in trials of a new lung cancer drug therapy.


  • Halfway through Tidjane Thiam’s three year restructuring plan, Credit Suisse Group AG is looking more like a wealth manager. Switzerland’s second largest lender on Friday reported a 78%  increase in second-quarter profit, to 303 million francs, boosted by earnings at its two private banking units. Analysts had expected profit of 294 million francs.
  • Senior Treasury civil servant Sir Dave Ramsden has been selected as the Bank of England's new governor for markets and banking. He replaces Charlotte Hogg, who resigned in March just two weeks into the job after failing to declare her brother worked for Barclays. Sir Dave will also join the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), which sets interest rates. 

Market data

UK (£)
FTSE 1007,443.01-0.1%4.2%14.4%
FTSE 25019,879.430.6%10.0%3.7%
FTSE All Share4,079.830.0%5.3%12.5%
FTSE Small Cap5,672.870.3%10.3%11.0%
St. James's Place1,227.000.6%23.4%3.9%
Europe (€)
Euro Stoxx 600382.32-0.1%5.8%-1.2%
DAX 3012,212.04-0.8%6.4%7.0%
CAC 405,186.95-0.1%6.7%4.9%
US (US$)
S&P 5002,475.42-0.1%10.6%9.5%
Dow Jones Ind21,796.550.4%10.3%13.4%
Hang Seng26,978.11-0.6%22.6%0.4%
Nikkei 22519,959.84-0.6%4.4%1.8%
Australia 2005,702.80-1.4%0.7%7.0%
MSCI AC Asia Pacific160.380.7%18.8%2.3%
World (US$)
MSCI World (Developed)1,963.540.1%12.1%5.3%
MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)478.250.1%13.4%5.6%
MSCI Emerging Markets1,068.950.6%24.0%8.6%
MSCI AC World Value211.480.2%8.8%9.5%
MSCI AC World Growth254.930.0%18.2%1.8%
Fixed Income
FTSE Gilts All Stocks3,551.440.2%0.8%8.5%
FTSE Index Linked All Stocks625.08-0.7%-1.8%21.2%
ML Sterling Corporate Bonds395.080.2%3.6%10.7%
ML Global High Yield Bonds369.420.1%7.9%15.0%
Commodities (US$)
Brent Crude Oil51.491.0%-12.5%23.4%
UK Sectors
Basic Materials5,611.330.9%11.1%93.9%
Consumer Goods and Services22,516.270.8%14.4%9.6%
Health Care9,754.15-4.4%-1.2%5.8%
Oil & Gas7,673.680.4%-10.2%54.2%
$ per £1.30-0.2%5.7%-16.3%
€ per £1.120.2%-4.3%-15.7%
¥ per £146.330.6%1.3%-22.7%
VIX Index (Volatility)10.115.3%-28.0%-22.9%
Baltic Dry Index942.00-2.7%-2.0%101.1%
UK Rates
BoE Base Rate0.25%
LIBOR (3 months)0.29%
Consumer Price Index2.60%
Retail Price Index3.50%
Yields / Ratios
FTSE 100 Adj P/E23.66
FTSE All Share Adj P/E22.60
FTSE All Share Yld3.76%
15yr Gilt Yield1.58%
10yr Gilt Yield1.20%
10yr US Tres Yield2.31%

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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