Investment Market Update
Asian stocks were mixed following a lackluster session in the US as investors await the major central bank meetings this week, after shrugging at yesterday's North Korea summit.
US stocks closed marginally higher as investors eyed the looming United States-North Korea summit in Singapore.
UK stocks fell as weak results from Crest Nicholson turned sentiment against the big housebuilders.
- UK Prime Minister Theresa May is in a frantic search for the perfect compromise. Her mission is clear: to find a way to unite the warring Brexit factions in her party before they derail the government. The rebels pulled back from voting against May in Parliament yesterday but only after she made a dramatic last minute appeal to them to trust her.
- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Donald Trump offered to lift sanctions against his regime when they met yesterday in Singapore, state media reported, a claim that contrasts with the US president’s rhetoric that the economic strictures would remain.
|FTSE All Share||4,248.85||-0.4%||0.6%||9.0%|
|FTSE Small Cap||6,015.48||0.3%||1.8%||14.9%|
|St. James's Place||1,216.00||0.2%||-0.8%||20.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||387.53||-0.1%||-0.4%||7.7%|
|Dow Jones Ind||25,320.73||0.0%||2.4%||25.1%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||175.20||0.1%||0.8%||28.7%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,145.36||0.1%||2.0%||20.1%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||521.07||0.1%||1.6%||21.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,140.64||0.1%||-1.5%||34.2%|
|MSCI AC World Value||218.58||-0.1%||-2.4%||15.2%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||292.06||0.2%||5.5%||28.3%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,562.06||0.3%||-0.8%||3.0%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||633.39||0.7%||-2.2%||2.3%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||392.86||0.2%||-2.0%||5.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||374.09||0.0%||-0.9%||9.7%|
|Brent Crude Oil||75.88||-0.8%||16.5%||14.5%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||19,979.08||-0.8%||-10.7%||13.6%|
|Oil & Gas||9,751.00||-1.2%||7.6%||6.0%|
|$ per £||1.34||-0.1%||-1.0%||9.5%|
|€ per £||1.14||-0.2%||0.8%||-4.0%|
|¥ per £||147.19||-0.3%||-3.3%||5.3%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||12.34||-0.1%||11.8%||-21.4%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,390.00||0.2%||1.8%||42.1%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.50%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.62%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.40%|
|Retail Price Index||3.40%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||13.19|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||13.62|
|FTSE All Share Yld||3.93%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.68%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.40%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.96%|
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