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Investment Market Update

04 December 2017

World markets

FTSE 100 -0.4% 7300.49
FTSE 250 -0.5% 19854.40
Euro Stoxx 600 -0.7% 383.97
S&P 500 -0.2% 2642.22
Nikkei -0.5% 22707.16
Hang Seng (HK$) 0.6% 29240.42


Asian stocks outside Japan climbed after Senate passage of tax-cut legislation in the US.


US markets fell late in the session after reports related to an ongoing investigation of Russian influence in Donald Trump's election campaign.


UK shares finished lower amid ongoing uncertainty about the Brexit divorce bill and the Irish border issue. Associated British Foods was the biggest faller on the FTSE 100, down 2.6%.


  • UK Prime Minister Theresa May is battling to put out multiple political fires as she prepares for a crucial meeting in Brussels that she hopes will end the deadline in Brexit talks.
  • A Senate investigation into connections between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian influence in the 2016 US election suggests a potential case of obstruction of justice is developing against the president, Senator Dianne Feinstein said.

Market data

UK (£)
FTSE 1007,300.49-0.40%2.20%14.43%
FTSE 25019,854.40-0.50%9.80%3.71%
FTSE All Share4,018.87-0.40%3.80%12.45%
FTSE Small Cap5,764.10-0.10%12.10%10.97%
St. James's Place1,196.00-1.50%17.90%3.85%
Europe (€)
Euro Stoxx 600383.97-0.70%6.20%-1.20%
DAX 3012,861.49-1.20%12.00%7.02%
CAC 405,316.89-1.00%9.30%4.86%
US (US$)
S&P 5002,642.22-0.20%18.00%9.54%
Dow Jones Ind24,231.59-0.20%22.60%13.42%
Hang Seng29,240.420.60%32.90%0.39%
Nikkei 22522,707.16-0.50%18.80%1.84%
Australia 2005,985.59-0.10%5.60%6.98%
MSCI AC Asia Pacific169.918-0.30%25.80%2.34%
World (US$)
MSCI World (Developed)2,069.37-0.40%18.20%5.32%
MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)503.471-0.40%19.40%5.63%
MSCI Emerging Markets1,115.94-0.40%29.40%8.58%
MSCI AC World Value219.975-0.30%13.20%9.50%
MSCI AC World Growth271.481-0.50%25.90%1.81%
Fixed Income
FTSE Gilts All Stocks3,573.451.00%1.40%8.51%
FTSE Index Linked All Stocks645.321.60%1.30%21.23%
ML Sterling Corporate Bonds397.1520.60%4.20%10.75%
ML Global High Yield Bonds375.833-0.10%9.70%15.01%
Commodities (US$)
Brent Crude Oil63.731.80%8.70%23.39%
UK Sectors
Basic Materials5,639.080.10%11.60%93.91%
Consumer Goods and Services21,355.990.10%8.50%9.56%
Health Care9,062.180.10%-8.30%5.83%
Oil & Gas8,602.140.40%0.60%54.21%
$ per £1.35090.20%9.50%-16.25%
€ per £1.1360.30%-3.20%-15.73%
¥ per £151.9940.60%5.20%-22.69%
VIX Index (Volatility)11.431.30%-18.60%-22.90%
Baltic Dry Index1,626.003.00%69.20%101.05%
UK Rates
BoE Base Rate0.50%
LIBOR (3 months)0.52%
Consumer Price Index3.00%
Retail Price Index4.00%
Yields / Ratios
FTSE 100 Adj P/E19.69818
FTSE All Share Adj P/E19.22459
FTSE All Share Yld3.82%
15yr Gilt Yield1.55%
10yr Gilt Yield1.23%
10yr US Tres Yield2.36%

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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