Investment Market Update
Asian stocks declined, while the dollar held on to its recent rally as investors assessed the outlook for trade and whether volatility in some emerging markets can be contained.
US stocks closed flat as as jitters over ongoing trade talks between the United States and other major economies weighed, but gains in Apple and Amazon kept Nasdaq slightly higher.
UK shares fell over worries on trade, further US tariffs on Chinese goods, and emerging market woes.
- Shareholder payouts from firms listed on London's junior AIM market are set to soar past the £1billion mark in 2018 for the first time, new research shows. Dividends paid by UK companies listed on AIM are expected to reach £1.16billion this year, almost tripling since 2012.
- Argentina is expected to announce a raft of spending cuts on Monday, in an attempt to contain the country's acute currency crisis. The peso has lost roughly half its value this year, despite the central bank's effort to stabilise it by raising a key interest rate to 60%.
|FTSE All Share||4,106.14||-0.9%||-2.7%||9.0%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,837.32||-0.3%||-1.3%||14.9%|
|St. James's Place||1,131.50||0.0%||-7.7%||20.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||382.26||-0.8%||-1.8%||7.7%|
|Dow Jones Ind||25,964.82||-0.1%||5.0%||25.1%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||165.59||-0.3%||-4.7%||28.7%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,175.50||-0.3%||3.4%||20.1%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||522.88||-0.3%||1.9%||21.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,055.96||-0.2%||-8.8%||34.2%|
|MSCI AC World Value||217.35||-0.3%||-3.0%||15.2%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||295.61||-0.2%||6.8%||28.3%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,596.93||0.2%||0.2%||3.0%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||638.37||0.1%||-1.5%||2.3%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||396.78||0.1%||-1.0%||5.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||376.25||-0.1%||-0.3%||9.7%|
|Brent Crude Oil||77.64||-0.5%||21.3%||14.5%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||20,154.63||-1.0%||-9.9%||13.6%|
|Oil & Gas||9,280.88||-1.8%||2.4%||6.0%|
|$ per £||1.30||0.4%||-3.7%||9.5%|
|€ per £||1.12||-0.1%||-0.9%||-4.0%|
|¥ per £||144.70||0.5%||-4.9%||5.3%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||12.86||-5.0%||16.5%||-21.4%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,579.00||-2.2%||15.6%||42.1%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.75%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.80%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.50%|
|Retail Price Index||3.20%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||12.33|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||12.40|
|FTSE All Share Yld||4.15%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.57%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.43%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.86%|
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