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Investment Market Update

03 August 2017

World markets

FTSE 100 -0.2% 7411.43
FTSE 250 -0.1% 19841.41
Euro Stoxx 600 -0.4% 378.63
S&P 500 0.0% 2477.57
Nikkei -0.3% 20011.40
Hang Seng (HK$) -0.3% 27537.32


Asian stocks were mostly lower after the Dow closed above the 22,000 level and as the dollar recovered slightly from a two-and-a-half year low touched overnight against the euro.


US stocks were up overall as the Dow Jones Industrial Average glided past 22,000 points for the first time ever on Wednesday, lifted by a rise in Apple shares.


UK stocks fell on Wednesday with Rio Tinto, Standard Chartered, Rolls-Royce and BAE Systems amomgst the biggest fallers, as the FTSE 100 ended the day 0.16% down.


  • The eurozone notched up growth of 0.6% in the second quarter of the year, official Eurostat figures showed. The figure puts annual growth in the 19 country block at 2.1% since a year ago.
  • US regulators have taken a first step towards overhauling a key piece of regulation brought in to protect the economy after the financial crisis. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said it was seeking views on revising the Volcker Rule, which stops banks trading with their own money.

Market data

UK (£)
FTSE 1007,411.43-0.2%3.8%14.4%
FTSE 25019,841.41-0.1%9.8%3.7%
FTSE All Share4,065.44-0.1%5.0%12.5%
FTSE Small Cap5,699.500.1%10.8%11.0%
St. James's Place1,220.000.2%22.7%3.9%
Europe (€)
Euro Stoxx 600378.63-0.4%4.8%-1.2%
DAX 3012,181.48-0.6%6.1%7.0%
CAC 405,107.25-0.4%5.0%4.9%
US (US$)
S&P 5002,477.570.0%10.7%9.5%
Dow Jones Ind22,016.240.2%11.4%13.4%
Hang Seng27,537.32-0.3%25.2%0.4%
Nikkei 22520,011.40-0.3%4.7%1.8%
Australia 2005,728.40-0.3%1.1%7.0%
MSCI AC Asia Pacific161.400.0%19.5%2.3%
World (US$)
MSCI World (Developed)1,970.290.0%12.5%5.3%
MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)479.760.0%13.7%5.6%
MSCI Emerging Markets1,069.970.1%24.1%8.6%
MSCI AC World Value212.590.0%9.4%9.5%
MSCI AC World Growth255.210.1%18.4%1.8%
Fixed Income
FTSE Gilts All Stocks3,544.81-0.3%0.6%8.5%
FTSE Index Linked All Stocks623.91-0.5%-2.0%21.2%
ML Sterling Corporate Bonds395.04-0.2%3.6%10.7%
ML Global High Yield Bonds370.970.1%8.3%15.0%
Commodities (US$)
Brent Crude Oil52.361.1%-11.0%23.4%
UK Sectors
Basic Materials5,549.99-1.3%9.9%93.9%
Consumer Goods and Services21,776.780.1%10.6%9.6%
Health Care9,741.06-0.2%-1.4%5.8%
Oil & Gas7,914.360.9%-7.4%54.2%
$ per £1.32-0.2%7.1%-16.3%
€ per £1.120.3%-4.6%-15.7%
¥ per £145.69-0.3%0.8%-22.7%
VIX Index (Volatility)10.281.9%-26.8%-22.9%
Baltic Dry Index993.002.9%3.3%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/E23.28
FTSE All Share Adj P/E22.27
FTSE All Share Yld3.75%
15yr Gilt Yield1.60%
10yr Gilt Yield1.24%
10yr US Tres Yield2.27%

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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