Investment Market Update
A rally in Asian stocks petered out on Friday, and the yen climbed, as investors considered the implications of continuing personnel turmoil in the Trump administration.
US stocks fell once again as investors continue to assess the possibility of a trade war, with the White House still thinking about implementing tariffs on at least $30 billion of Chinese imports.
UK stocks closed slightly higher, with financial stocks doing particularly well. Standard Life Aberdeen was the biggest winner on the FTSE 100 index, adding 1.83%.
- Brexit negotiators will hold a month of intensive talks aimed at ending the deadlock over how to police the Irish border when the UK leaves the European Union.
- President Trump has decided to remove H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser and is actively discussing potential replacements, according to people with knowledge of the plans, preparing to deliver yet another jolt to the senior ranks of his administration.
|FTSE All Share||3,947.16||0.10%||-6.50%||9.00%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,755.88||0.10%||-2.60%||14.90%|
|St. James's Place||1,140.50||1.60%||-7.00%||20.90%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||376.88||0.50%||-3.20%||7.70%|
|Dow Jones Ind||24,873.66||0.50%||0.60%||25.10%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||178.685||0.00%||2.80%||28.70%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,133.35||-0.10%||1.40%||20.10%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||522.487||-0.10%||1.80%||21.60%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,216.24||-0.20%||5.00%||34.20%|
|MSCI AC World Value||222.392||-0.10%||-0.70%||15.20%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||288.9||0.00%||4.40%||28.30%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,561.09||0.10%||-0.80%||3.00%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||637.71||0.10%||-1.60%||2.30%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||394.585||-0.20%||-1.50%||5.70%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||377.572||-0.10%||0.00%||9.70%|
|Brent Crude Oil||65.12||0.40%||-1.50%||14.50%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||19,457.40||-0.40%||-13.00%||13.60%|
|Oil & Gas||8,030.92||-0.40%||-11.40%||6.00%|
|$ per £||1.3974||0.10%||3.40%||9.50%|
|€ per £||1.1292||-0.30%||0.30%||-4.00%|
|¥ per £||148.59599||0.40%||-2.40%||5.30%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||16.59||-3.70%||50.30%||-21.40%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,169.00||-0.80%||-14.40%||42.14%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.50%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.60%|
|Consumer Price Index||3.00%|
|Retail Price Index||4.00%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||12.6972|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||13.08627|
|FTSE All Share Yld||4.13%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.68%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.44%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.83%|
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