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Investment Market Update

20 June 2017

World markets

FTSE 100 0.8% 7523.81
FTSE 250 0.3% 19873.30
Euro Stoxx 600 0.9% 391.94
S&P 500 0.8% 2453.46
Nikkei 1.1% 20284.36
Hang Seng (HK$) -0.2% 25874.73


Asian stocks were mixed as tech stocks rose and banks went down in Asia equities trading. Tech stocks carried on momentum from the sector’s performance on Wall Street and big Australian banks softened after a ratings cut from Moody’s.


US Stocks closed higher on Monday, as technology stocks rebounded after sell-offs last week. The increases in the technology sector came as the White House hosted a meeting with industry leaders on Monday.


UK Stocks followed other European stock markets higher after the success of Emmanuel Macron's party in the French legislative elections.


  • Brexit Secreta The EU's chief negotiator said there would be "substantial" consequences from Brexit after the first round of talks with the UK. While UK Brexit Secretary David Davis said talks got off to a "promising start".
  • Growth in the UK will decrease over the next few years as Brexit talks unfold and consumer spending slows according to the CBI. Slightly upgrading a previous forecast, the business lobby group said it expected growth of 1.6% for 2017 and 1.4% in 2018.

Market data

UK (£)
FTSE 1007,523.810.8%5.3%14.4%
FTSE 25019,873.300.3%9.9%3.7%
FTSE All Share4,113.560.7%6.2%12.5%
FTSE Small Cap5,625.500.2%9.4%11.0%
St. James's Place1,238.000.2%24.5%3.9%
Europe (€)
Euro Stoxx 600391.940.9%8.4%-1.2%
DAX 3012,888.951.1%12.3%7.0%
CAC 405,310.720.9%9.2%4.9%
US (US$)
S&P 5002,453.460.8%9.6%9.5%
Dow Jones Ind21,528.990.7%8.9%13.4%
Hang Seng25,874.73-0.2%17.6%0.4%
Nikkei 22520,284.361.1%6.1%1.8%
Australia 2005,765.30-0.7%1.8%7.0%
MSCI AC Asia Pacific155.240.6%15.0%2.3%
World (US$)
MSCI World (Developed)1,936.520.7%10.6%5.3%
MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)469.530.7%11.3%5.6%
MSCI Emerging Markets1,012.951.0%17.5%8.6%
MSCI AC World Value208.020.5%7.0%9.5%
MSCI AC World Growth249.810.9%15.9%1.8%
Fixed Income
FTSE Gilts All Stocks3,601.260.1%2.2%8.5%
FTSE Index Linked All Stocks642.670.7%0.9%21.2%
ML Sterling Corporate Bonds397.530.1%4.3%10.7%
ML Global High Yield Bonds363.310.0%6.1%15.0%
Commodities (US$)
Brent Crude Oil46.91-1.0%-20.2%23.4%
UK Sectors
Basic Materials5,052.101.7%0.0%93.9%
Consumer Goods and Services22,958.290.9%16.6%9.6%
Health Care10,774.210.8%9.1%5.8%
Oil & Gas7,940.870.8%-7.1%54.2%
$ per £1.280.3%3.6%-16.3%
€ per £1.14-0.1%-2.7%-15.7%
¥ per £141.74-0.2%-1.9%-22.7%
VIX Index (Volatility)10.37-0.1%-26.1%-22.9%
Baltic Dry Index848.00-0.4%-11.8%101.1%
UK Rates
BoE Base Rate0.25%
LIBOR (3 months)0.30%
Consumer Price Index2.90%
Retail Price Index3.70%
Yields / Ratios
FTSE 100 Adj P/E25.31
FTSE All Share Adj P/E23.82
FTSE All Share Yld3.77%
15yr Gilt Yield1.43%
10yr Gilt Yield1.03%
10yr US Tres Yield2.19%

Market prices will reflect the last closing prices with the exception of the Asian markets which may be still trading at the time the data is obtained. The data for these markets is therefore a snapshot of live trading data obtained between 06.45 and 07.15 GMT. Growth is shown cumulative and is not annualised. A positive currency movement indicates the £ appreciating against the other currency. Performance data does not account for the re-investment of dividends. This information has been reproduced by kind permission of Bloomberg and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of St. James's Place Wealth Management. St. James's Place considers the information to be reliable but it is not intended to provide a sufficient basis on which to make an investment decision.

Source: FTSE International Limited ("FTSE") © FTSE 2017. "FTSE®" is a trade mark of the London Stock Exchange Group companies and is used by FTSE International Limited under licence. All rights in the FTSE indices and/or FTSE ratings vest in FTSE and/or its licensors. Neither FTSE nor its licensors accept any liability for any errors or omissions in the FTSE indices and/or FTSE ratings or underlying data. No further distribution of FTSE Data is permitted without FTSE’s express written consent.

Source: MSCI. MSCI makes no express or implied warranties or representations and shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to any MSCI data contained herein. The MSCI data may not be further redistributed or used as a basis for other indices or any securities or financial products. This report is not approved, endorsed, reviewed or produced by MSCI. None of the MSCI data is intended to constitute investment advice or a recommendation to make (or refrain from making) any kind of investment decision and may not be relied on as such.


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