Investment Market Update
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.
- Amazon.com 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.
|FTSE All Share||3,675.06||0.00%||-||9.00%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,177.21||0.00%||-||14.90%|
|St. James's Place||944||0.00%||-||20.90%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||337.65||0.00%||-||7.70%|
|Dow Jones Ind||23,327.46||0.00%||-||25.10%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||146.73||0.00%||-||28.70%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||1,883.93||0.00%||-||20.10%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||455.676||0.00%||-||21.60%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||965.932||0.00%||-||34.20%|
|MSCI AC World Value||194.413||0.00%||-||15.20%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||251.244||0.00%||-||28.30%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,609.60||0.00%||-||3.00%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||642.29||0.00%||-||2.30%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||391.674||0.00%||-||5.70%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||364.823||0.00%||-||9.70%|
|Brent Crude Oil||53.8||0.00%||-||14.50%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||17,446.26||0.00%||-||13.60%|
|Oil & Gas||8,464.69||0.00%||-||6.00%|
|$ per £||1.2746||0.00%||-||9.50%|
|€ per £||1.1131||0.00%||-||-4.00%|
|¥ per £||139.8||-0.10%||-||5.30%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||25.42||0.00%||-||-21.40%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,271.00||0.00%||-||42.14%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.75%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.91%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.30%|
|Retail Price Index||3.20%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||11.21077|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||11.37823|
|FTSE All Share Yld||4.82%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.51%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.28%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.68%|
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