Investment Market Update
Asian stocks retreated as banking stocks fell and oil touched the lowest level since November.
Technology stocks led declines on US equity benchmarks, as Janet Yellen reiterated the Federal Reserve’s intention of continuing to raise rates as data improves, even as inflation readings fall short of expectations.
UK stocks fell in the FTSE 100, and gained in the FTSE 250. Gains were led by the housebuilding sector, as well as Centrica which gained 3% despite HSBC downgrading the stock.
- Federal Reserve officials forged ahead with an interest-rate increase despite growing concerns over weak inflation. Policy makers agreed to raise their benchmark rate for the third time in six months, while maintaining their outlook for one further rise in 2017 and three rises in 2018.
- UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond will make the case for a new path for Brexit that focuses on protecting jobs and economic growth, in his first public appearance since the Tories’ general election result.
|FTSE All Share||4,095.51||-0.20%||5.70%||12.45%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,627.09||-0.10%||9.40%||10.97%|
|St. James's Place||1,202.00||0.50%||20.90%||3.85%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||387.58||-0.30%||7.20%||-1.20%|
|Dow Jones Ind||21,374.56||0.20%||8.20%||13.42%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||155.967||0.60%||15.50%||2.34%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||1,930.53||0.10%||10.20%||5.32%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||468.273||0.10%||11.00%||5.63%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,013.69||0.40%||17.60%||8.58%|
|MSCI AC World Value||207.764||0.10%||6.90%||9.50%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||248.791||0.20%||15.40%||1.81%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,624.53||1.00%||2.80%||8.51%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||651.1||1.30%||2.30%||21.23%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||399.374||0.80%||4.80%||10.75%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||364.167||0.20%||6.30%||15.01%|
|Brent Crude Oil||47||-3.50%||-20.10%||23.39%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||22,711.29||0.50%||15.40%||9.56%|
|Oil & Gas||7,811.65||-1.60%||-8.60%||54.21%|
|$ per £||1.2744||-0.40%||3.30%||-16.25%|
|€ per £||1.1377||0.20%||-3.00%||-15.73%|
|¥ per £||140.29201||0.50%||-2.90%||-22.69%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||10.64||2.10%||-24.20%||-22.90%|
|Baltic Dry Index||865||-0.60%||-10.00%||101.05%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.25%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.29%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.90%|
|Retail Price Index||3.70%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||25.13282|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||23.68523|
|FTSE All Share Yld||3.80%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.35%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||0.93%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.13%|
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