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Investment Market Update

05 October 2017

World markets

FTSE 100 0.0% 7467.58
FTSE 250 0.0% 20029.42
Euro Stoxx 600 -0.1% 390.40
S&P 500 0.1% 2537.74
Nikkei 0.0% 20628.56
Hang Seng (HK$) 0.0% 28379.18


Asian stock markets were broadly higher on Thursday, led by a rebound in Singapore’s banking and real-estate stocks, though Japan’s benchmark index struggled for direction.


US stocks were mixed on Wednesday, with Boeing leading the Dow Jones higher, while other indexes such as the S&P 500 and tech based Nasdaq languished. 


UK Stocks were marginally down overall on Wednesday while the parent company of British Gas, Centrica, suffered a 6% fall in its share price following Theresa May’s announcement to place a cap on energy bills. 


  • The European Union has launched a fresh crackdown over taxes paid by tech giants Amazon and Apple. Amazon has been ordered to repay €250m (£221m; $293m) in back taxes after the European Commission said it had been given an unfair tax deal in Luxembourg. The Commission also plans to take Ireland to court over its failure to collect €13bn of back taxes from Apple.
  • Ford to move away from traditional cars as Ford's new boss has outlined plans which he says will make the US car giant fit to compete in a changing industry. Jim Hackett said Ford would shift resources from traditional cars to SUVs and trucks, while investing in electric power and tech services.

Market data

UK (£)
FTSE 1007,467.580.0%4.5%14.4%
FTSE 25020,029.420.0%10.8%3.7%
FTSE All Share4,098.300.0%5.8%12.5%
FTSE Small Cap5,774.910.2%12.3%11.0%
St. James's Place1,125.00-0.5%14.7%3.9%
Europe (€)
Euro Stoxx 600390.40-0.1%8.0%-1.2%
DAX 3012,970.520.5%13.0%7.0%
CAC 405,363.23-0.1%10.3%4.9%
US (US$)
S&P 5002,537.740.1%13.4%9.5%
Dow Jones Ind22,661.640.1%14.7%13.4%
Hang Seng28,379.180.0%29.0%0.4%
Nikkei 22520,628.560.0%7.9%1.8%
Australia 2005,651.770.0%-0.2%7.0%
MSCI AC Asia Pacific162.850.2%20.6%2.3%
World (US$)
MSCI World (Developed)2,010.950.1%14.8%5.3%
MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)490.160.1%16.2%5.6%
MSCI Emerging Markets1,101.840.4%27.8%8.6%
MSCI AC World Value216.020.0%11.1%9.5%
MSCI AC World Growth262.140.2%21.6%1.8%
Fixed Income
FTSE Gilts All Stocks3,514.63-0.2%-0.3%8.5%
FTSE Index Linked All Stocks630.550.2%-1.0%21.2%
ML Sterling Corporate Bonds393.03-0.1%3.1%10.7%
ML Global High Yield Bonds374.640.1%9.4%15.0%
Commodities (US$)
Brent Crude Oil55.80-0.4%-5.0%23.4%
UK Sectors
Basic Materials5,910.331.1%17.0%93.9%
Consumer Goods and Services21,743.540.3%10.5%9.6%
Health Care9,956.570.1%0.8%5.8%
Oil & Gas8,384.67-0.5%-1.9%54.2%
$ per £1.32-0.2%7.4%-16.3%
€ per £1.13-0.1%-3.9%-15.7%
¥ per £149.48-0.2%3.4%-22.7%
VIX Index (Volatility)9.631.3%-31.4%-22.9%
Baltic Dry Index1,320.000.9%37.4%101.1%
UK Rates
BoE Base Rate0.25%
LIBOR (3 months)0.34%
Consumer Price Index2.90%
Retail Price Index3.90%
Yields / Ratios
FTSE 100 Adj P/E22.19
FTSE All Share Adj P/E21.46
FTSE All Share Yld3.78%
15yr Gilt Yield1.69%
10yr Gilt Yield1.38%
10yr US Tres Yield2.32%

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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