Investment Market Update
Asian stocks traded mixed Tuesday with little direction after a muted session in Europe and a US holiday.
US stock markets were closed for the Presidents Day holiday.
UK stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Tobacco, Pharmaceuticals & Biotech and General Industrial sectors led shares lower.
- Honda is set to announce the closure of its Swindon car plant in 2022, with the loss of about 3,500 jobs. The Japanese company made 160,000 Honda Civics in Swindon last year, of which some 90% were exported to the EU.
- HSBC sounded an upbeat note after its fourth-quarter earnings fell short of estimates, telling investors that it has a grip on costs and still aims to meet key financial targets. Chief Executive Officer John Flint sought to allay concerns after profit and revenue trailed analysts’ expectations in a quarter marred by stock-market turmoil.
|FTSE All Share||3,951.78||-0.1%||7.5%||-13.0%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,449.16||0.2%||5.3%||-12.4%|
|St. James's Place||947.80||-0.1%||0.4%||-23.0%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||369.78||0.2%||9.5%||-13.2%|
|Dow Jones Ind||25,883.25||0.0%||11.0%||-5.6%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||157.30||1.1%||7.2%||-15.6%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,072.62||0.3%||10.0%||-10.4%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||499.87||0.3%||9.7%||-11.2%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,036.73||0.6%||7.3%||-16.6%|
|MSCI AC World Value||211.01||0.3%||8.5%||-13.2%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||278.57||0.3%||10.9%||-9.2%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,669.12||0.0%||1.6%||0.8%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||656.38||0.1%||2.2%||-1.2%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||402.23||0.1%||2.7%||-2.4%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||382.07||0.2%||4.7%||-3.7%|
|Brent Crude Oil||66.50||0.4%||23.1%||-14.9%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||19,055.11||0.2%||9.2%||-21.0%|
|Oil & Gas||8,966.33||-0.7%||5.9%||-7.4%|
|$ per £||1.29||-0.3%||1.1%||-6.2%|
|€ per £||1.14||-0.1%||2.5%||-1.3%|
|¥ per £||142.41||-0.4%||1.9%||-8.3%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||14.91||0.0%||-41.3%||160.2%|
|Baltic Dry Index||643.00||0.6%||-49.4%||3.3%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.75%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.87%|
|Consumer Price Index||1.80%|
|Retail Price Index||2.50%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||11.73|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||11.97|
|FTSE All Share Yld||4.53%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.38%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.17%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.66%|
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