Investment Market Update
Asian stocks traded mixed, with many markets closed for the Lunar New Year.
US stocks rallied, led by the technology sector, as investors await another busy week of corporate earnings reports and economic data.
UK stocks ended slightly higher after volatility in late trading.Investment firm 3i was the best performer, up 1.7%. Smurfit Kappa was the biggest loser, down 2.3%.
- Parliament’s failure to agree on Brexit is holding back investment, Business Secretary Greg Clark said after Nissan Motor Co. abandoned plans to expand production in the UK.
- Central banks in Eastern Europe will probably keep borrowing costs unchanged this week as the euro area slowdown dents arguments for hiking even among the strongest advocates of monetary tightening.
|FTSE All Share||3,859.46||0.2%||5.0%||-13.0%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,395.80||0.1%||4.2%||-12.4%|
|St. James's Place||946.60||-0.1%||0.3%||-23.0%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||359.92||0.1%||6.6%||-13.2%|
|Dow Jones Ind||25,239.37||0.7%||8.2%||-5.6%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||156.31||0.0%||6.5%||-15.6%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,037.76||0.4%||8.2%||-10.4%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||493.07||0.3%||8.2%||-11.2%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,048.05||-0.2%||8.5%||-16.6%|
|MSCI AC World Value||208.70||0.1%||7.4%||-13.2%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||274.04||0.6%||9.1%||-9.2%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,628.52||-0.4%||0.5%||0.8%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||647.56||0.0%||0.8%||-1.2%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||398.68||-0.2%||1.8%||-2.4%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||380.31||0.0%||4.2%||-3.7%|
|Brent Crude Oil||62.51||-0.4%||15.7%||-14.9%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||18,368.19||-0.1%||5.3%||-21.0%|
|Oil & Gas||8,859.79||0.9%||4.7%||-7.4%|
|$ per £||1.31||0.3%||2.6%||-6.2%|
|€ per £||1.14||0.1%||2.6%||-1.3%|
|¥ per £||143.22||-0.1%||2.4%||-19.7%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||15.73||-2.5%||-38.1%||160.2%|
|Baltic Dry Index||634.00||-1.7%||-50.1%||3.3%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.75%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.91%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.10%|
|Retail Price Index||2.70%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||11.51|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||11.76|
|FTSE All Share Yld||4.66%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.49%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.28%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.72%|
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