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Investment Market Update

02 January 2019

World markets

FTSE 100 0.0% 6728.13
FTSE 250 0.0% 17502.05
Euro Stoxx 600 0.0% 337.65
S&P 500 0.0% 2506.85
Nikkei 0.0% 20014.77
Hang Seng (HK$) -2.7% 25135.43


Asian stocks fell as evidence of slowing Chinese growth weighed on investors. Declines spread after a closely watched Chinese manufacturing gauge showed factory conditions slumping in December amid the prolonged US-China trade war.


US stock markets were closed for New Year’s Day.


UK stock markets were closed for New Year’s Day.


  • President Donald Trump invited the top congressional leaders from both parties to a White House briefing on border security Wednesday and suggested he wants to “make a deal” to end the government shutdown. It’s the first sign of a possible opening for negotiations to break the stalemate that’s had parts of the government shut for 11 days. Congressional aides said the offer was extended to the eight top leaders from both parties in the new House and Senate that convenes on Thursday and will include a briefing by Homeland Security officials.
  • Inc. shares gained Monday after a report said the company plans to expand its Whole Foods grocery stores in the US. The e-commerce giant aims to add locations to suburbs and other areas where the organic grocer is adding more customers since it was bought by Amazon last year.

Market data

UK (£)
FTSE 1006,728.130.00%-7.60%
FTSE 25017,502.050.00%-14.70%
FTSE All Share3,675.060.00%-9.00%
FTSE Small Cap5,177.210.00%-14.90%
St. James's Place9440.00%-20.90%
Europe (€)
Euro Stoxx 600337.650.00%-7.70%
DAX 3010,558.960.00%-12.50%
CAC 404,730.690.00%-9.30%
US (US$)
S&P 5002,506.850.00%-19.40%
Dow Jones Ind23,327.460.00%-25.10%
Hang Seng25,135.43-2.70%-38.50%
Nikkei 22520,014.770.00%-19.10%
Australia 2005,557.76-1.60%-7.00%
MSCI AC Asia Pacific146.730.00%-28.70%
World (US$)
MSCI World (Developed)1,883.930.00%-20.10%
MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)455.6760.00%-21.60%
MSCI Emerging Markets965.9320.00%-34.20%
MSCI AC World Value194.4130.00%-15.20%
MSCI AC World Growth251.2440.00%-28.30%
Fixed Income
FTSE Gilts All Stocks3,609.600.00%-3.00%
FTSE Index Linked All Stocks642.290.00%-2.30%
ML Sterling Corporate Bonds391.6740.00%-5.70%
ML Global High Yield Bonds364.8230.00%-9.70%
Commodities (US$)
Brent Crude Oil53.80.00%-14.50%
UK Sectors
Basic Materials5,778.910.00%-25.00%
Consumer Goods and Services17,446.260.00%-13.60%
Health Care10,413.500.00%--3.70%
Oil & Gas8,464.690.00%-6.00%
$ per £1.27460.00%-9.50%
€ per £1.11310.00%--4.00%
¥ per £139.8-0.10%-5.30%
VIX Index (Volatility)25.420.00%--21.40%
Baltic Dry Index1,271.000.00%-42.14%
UK Rates
BoE Base Rate0.75%
LIBOR (3 months)0.91%
Consumer Price Index2.30%
Retail Price Index3.20%
Yields / Ratios
FTSE 100 Adj P/E11.21077
FTSE All Share Adj P/E11.37823
FTSE All Share Yld4.82%
15yr Gilt Yield1.51%
10yr Gilt Yield1.28%
10yr US Tres Yield2.68%

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 2019. "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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