Investment Market Update
Asian stocks were mixed, as investors looked with hope to this week’s Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting.
US stocks fell, with fears of slowing global growth pushing all three major Wall Street indices down about 2%.
UK stocks fell, amid continuing worries about the fall-out from Brexit on the UK economy.
- Workers on zero-hour contracts, agency employees or "gig economy" workers are to be better protected by a package of workplace reforms, the government says.
- Bad weather and the lure of online shopping saw consumers avoid UK High Streets on one of the busiest days before Christmas. Retail experts Springboard estimate numbers were 9% lower on Saturday, compared with the same time last year.
|FTSE All Share||3,732.96||-0.5%||-11.6%||9.0%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,208.80||-0.4%||-11.9%||14.9%|
|St. James's Place||936.20||-0.5%||-23.6%||20.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||347.21||-0.6%||-10.8%||7.7%|
|Dow Jones Ind||24,100.51||-2.0%||-2.5%||25.1%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||149.14||-1.4%||-14.2%||28.7%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||1,942.55||-1.6%||-7.6%||20.1%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||468.51||-1.6%||-8.7%||21.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||971.90||-1.4%||-16.1%||34.2%|
|MSCI AC World Value||202.69||0.1%||-9.5%||15.2%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||263.04||-0.1%||-5.0%||28.3%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,626.94||0.4%||1.1%||3.0%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||665.73||0.8%||2.8%||2.3%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||392.74||0.3%||-2.0%||5.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||369.10||-0.2%||-2.2%||9.7%|
|Brent Crude Oil||60.28||-1.9%||-4.3%||14.5%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||17,936.09||-1.0%||-19.8%||13.6%|
|Oil & Gas||8,625.14||-0.1%||-4.8%||6.0%|
|$ per £||1.26||0.4%||-6.5%||9.5%|
|€ per £||1.11||-0.1%||-1.2%||-4.0%|
|¥ per £||143.51||0.6%||-5.7%||5.3%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||21.63||4.7%||95.9%||-21.4%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,401.00||2.6%||2.6%||42.1%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.75%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.90%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.40%|
|Retail Price Index||3.30%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||11.38|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||11.65|
|FTSE All Share Yld||4.67%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.45%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.24%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.89%|
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