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Investment Market Update

31 January 2017

World markets

FTSE 100 -0.9% 7118.48
FTSE 250 -0.6% 18081.82
Euro Stoxx 600 -1.0% 362.55
S&P 500 -0.6% 2280.90
Nikkei -1.7% 19041.34
Hang Seng (HK$) 0.0% 23360.78


Asian shares fell the most in six weeks, tracking losses in US equities, on concern that the US President Donald Trump will pursue isolationist policies and slow global growth.


US stocks fell, as energy shares declined with the price of crude oil and global criticism mounted against US President Donald Trump’s executive order halting some immigration to the country.


UK shares closed down around 1%, after Donald Trump's plans continued to be digested by the market. Shares in Tesco fell 4% after press reports suggested that the deal with Booker Group would be subject to an investigation from the regulator.


  • British passport holders are free to travel to the US and aren't affected by a ban on people with links to seven mainly-Muslim countries, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said, as officials around the world sought clarity on the new rules.
  • Deutsche Bank AG has reached a £163 million settlement with UK regulators over allegations it helped wealthy Russians launder money, a day after striking a similar deal with New York’s Department of Financial Services.

Market data

UK (£)
FTSE 1007,118.48-0.90%-0.30%14.43%
FTSE 25018,081.82-0.60%0.00%3.71%
FTSE All Share3,864.48-0.80%-0.20%12.45%
FTSE Small Cap5,208.02-0.30%1.30%10.97%
St. James's Place1,069.00-1.30%5.40%3.85%
Europe (€)
Euro Stoxx 600362.55-1.00%0.30%-1.20%
DAX 3011,681.89-1.10%1.70%7.02%
CAC 404,784.64-1.10%-1.60%4.86%
US (US$)
S&P 5002,280.90-0.60%1.90%9.54%
Dow Jones Ind19,971.13-0.60%1.10%13.42%
Hang Seng23,360.780.00%6.20%0.39%
Nikkei 22519,041.34-1.70%-0.40%1.84%
Australia 2005,620.91-0.70%-0.80%6.98%
MSCI AC Asia Pacific142.2820.20%5.40%2.34%
World (US$)
MSCI World (Developed)1,792.06-0.60%2.30%5.32%
MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)433.252-0.60%2.70%5.63%
MSCI Emerging Markets913.09-0.30%5.90%8.58%
MSCI AC World Value197.574-0.70%1.60%9.50%
MSCI AC World Growth223.889-0.50%3.80%1.81%
Fixed Income
FTSE Gilts All Stocks3,452.770.30%-2.00%8.51%
FTSE Index Linked All Stocks631.010.80%-0.90%21.23%
ML Sterling Corporate Bonds377.0180.20%-1.10%10.75%
ML Global High Yield Bonds348.311-0.10%1.70%15.01%
Commodities (US$)
Brent Crude Oil55.23-0.50%-2.80%23.39%
UK Sectors
Basic Materials5,589.20-1.70%10.60%93.91%
Consumer Goods and Services20,196.35-0.60%2.60%9.56%
Health Care9,537.460.30%-3.40%5.83%
Oil & Gas8,123.00-1.90%-5.00%54.21%
$ per £1.249050.10%1.20%-16.25%
€ per £1.168370.10%-0.40%-15.73%
¥ per £141.959010.10%-1.80%-22.69%
VIX Index (Volatility)11.8812.30%-15.40%-22.90%
Baltic Dry Index816-1.30%-15.10%101.05%
UK Rates
BoE Base Rate0.25%
LIBOR (3 months)0.00%
Consumer Price Index1.60%
Retail Price Index2.50%
Yields / Ratios
FTSE 100 Adj P/E27.38727
FTSE All Share Adj P/E24.55821
FTSE All Share Yld3.91%
15yr Gilt Yield1.82%
10yr Gilt Yield1.44%
10yr US Tres Yield2.49%

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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