Investment Market Update
Asian stocks gained for a second day, as Samsung Electronics Co. led a rally in technology companies, as investors focused on the global growth outlook.
US stocks ended the session little changed, after rallying most of the day as a slide in consumer staples companies offset gains in energy producers.
UK stocks rose for a second straight day, moving higher after a disappointing reading on Britain’s inflation reduced pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates next month.
- UK consumer price inflation fell in March to 2.5%, the lowest rate in a year, according to the Office for National Statistics. It fell from 2.7% in February after prices for women's clothing rose at a slower pace than last year. The data appears to show that the squeeze on UK households may be coming to an end as wages rise.
|FTSE All Share||4,031.92||1.2%||-4.5%||9.0%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,778.17||0.8%||-2.3%||14.9%|
|St. James's Place||1,095.00||-0.5%||-10.7%||20.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||381.86||0.3%||-1.9%||7.7%|
|Dow Jones Ind||24,748.07||-0.2%||0.1%||25.1%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||174.59||0.8%||0.4%||28.7%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,123.77||0.3%||1.0%||20.1%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||518.32||0.4%||1.0%||21.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,176.14||1.0%||1.5%||34.2%|
|MSCI AC World Value||221.70||0.3%||-1.0%||15.2%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||285.27||0.6%||3.1%||28.3%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,558.56||0.1%||-0.8%||3.0%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||627.22||-0.1%||-3.2%||2.3%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||395.21||0.2%||-1.4%||5.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||381.22||0.0%||1.0%||9.7%|
|Brent Crude Oil||73.48||2.7%||11.7%||14.5%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||19,345.49||-0.3%||-13.5%||13.6%|
|Oil & Gas||8,929.34||2.6%||-1.4%||6.0%|
|$ per £||1.43||0.5%||5.7%||9.5%|
|€ per £||1.16||0.8%||2.7%||-4.0%|
|¥ per £||152.80||0.3%||0.4%||5.3%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||15.60||2.3%||41.3%||-21.4%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,124.00||6.8%||-17.7%||42.1%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.50%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.79%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.50%|
|Retail Price Index||3.30%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||13.00|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||13.37|
|FTSE All Share Yld||4.00%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.67%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.41%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.87%|
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