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Investment Market Update

14 November 2017

World markets

FTSE 100 -0.2% 7415.18
FTSE 250 -1.2% 19787.91
Euro Stoxx 600 -0.7% 386.13
S&P 500 0.1% 2584.84
Nikkei 0.0% 22380.01
Hang Seng (HK$) 0.0% 29168.12


Equity markets in Asia were steady as investors awaited clues on monetary policy from heads of some major central banks and kept an eye on US tax reform developments.


US stocks gained slightly despite General Electric falling more than 7% after announcing a restructure and cutting the dividend for only the third time in 125 years.


UK stocks ended the day lower as domestic stocks were affected by ongoing speculation over the future of Theresa May. Defence stocks across the sector struggled after Ultra Electronics fell 20% due to issuing a downbeat outlook.


  • Prime Minister Theresa May told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Britain was ready to fight back against attempts to destabilise Western democracy that she said included "meddling in elections".
  • Brexit Secretary David Davis reckons it’s 50-50 whether he gets a breakthrough in divorce talks by December, according to European business leaders he briefed at a meeting Monday.

Market data

UK (£)
FTSE 1007,415.18-0.20%3.80%14.43%
FTSE 25019,787.91-1.20%9.50%3.71%
FTSE All Share4,068.12-0.40%5.00%12.45%
FTSE Small Cap5,810.17-0.20%13.00%10.97%
St. James's Place1,128.00-1.60%11.20%3.85%
Europe (€)
Euro Stoxx 600386.13-0.70%6.80%-1.20%
DAX 3013,074.42-0.40%13.90%7.02%
CAC 405,341.63-0.70%9.90%4.86%
US (US$)
S&P 5002,584.840.10%15.50%9.54%
Dow Jones Ind23,439.700.10%18.60%13.42%
Hang Seng29,168.120.00%32.60%0.39%
Nikkei 22522,380.010.00%17.10%1.84%
Australia 2005,968.75-0.90%5.30%6.98%
MSCI AC Asia Pacific170.136-0.70%26.00%2.34%
World (US$)
MSCI World (Developed)2,035.72-0.20%16.20%5.32%
MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)496.608-0.30%17.70%5.63%
MSCI Emerging Markets1,123.26-0.50%30.30%8.58%
MSCI AC World Value216.25-0.30%11.30%9.50%
MSCI AC World Growth268.646-0.20%24.60%1.81%
Fixed Income
FTSE Gilts All Stocks3,532.020.10%0.20%8.51%
FTSE Index Linked All Stocks640.330.30%0.60%21.23%
ML Sterling Corporate Bonds394.5490.00%3.50%10.75%
ML Global High Yield Bonds373.0530.00%8.90%15.01%
Commodities (US$)
Brent Crude Oil63.16-0.60%7.70%23.39%
UK Sectors
Basic Materials5,953.100.10%17.80%93.91%
Consumer Goods and Services21,792.95-0.10%10.70%9.56%
Health Care9,170.400.10%-7.20%5.83%
Oil & Gas8,873.230.50%3.80%54.21%
$ per £1.31020.10%4.00%-16.25%
€ per £1.13080.60%-3.60%-15.73%
¥ per £149.7910.50%3.70%-22.69%
VIX Index (Volatility)11.51.90%-18.10%-22.90%
Baltic Dry Index1,445.00-1.30%50.40%101.05%
UK Rates
BoE Base Rate0.50%
LIBOR (3 months)0.53%
Consumer Price Index3.00%
Retail Price Index3.90%
Yields / Ratios
FTSE 100 Adj P/E20.06952
FTSE All Share Adj P/E19.63061
FTSE All Share Yld3.90%
15yr Gilt Yield1.65%
10yr Gilt Yield1.33%
10yr US Tres Yield2.41%

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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