Investment Market Update
Stocks in Asia fell, though declines were modest, as the yen and gold consolidated gains. North Korea had injected a note of caution to markets on Monday after its foreign minister declared that the nation can shoot down US warplanes.
High-profile technology companies including Apple, Netflix and Facebook fell on Monday, driving US shares markets lower. Energy firms got a boost from a rise in energy prices, but the increase could not offset the losses.
UK stocks closed down 0.1% during a quiet trading session, led down by private hospital group Mediclinic International which fell more than 5%.
- The Bank of Greece plans to start stress tests for the country's four systemic banks in late February with a view to determine by June if they need fresh capital before the end of the Greek bailout programme.
- The US has gamed out four or five different scenarios for how the crisis with North Korea will be resolved, and “some are uglier than others,” National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said as tensions remain high between the two countries.
|FTSE All Share||4,006.88||0.00%||3.50%||12.45%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,661.58||0.30%||10.10%||10.97%|
|St. James's Place||1,118.00||-0.20%||14.00%||3.85%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||383.9||0.20%||6.20%||-1.20%|
|Dow Jones Ind||22,296.09||-0.20%||12.80%||13.42%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||162.184||-0.50%||20.10%||2.34%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||1,989.08||-0.30%||13.60%||5.32%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||484.749||-0.40%||14.90%||5.63%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,088.26||-1.30%||26.20%||8.58%|
|MSCI AC World Value||214.301||-0.20%||10.30%||9.50%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||258.454||-0.60%||19.90%||1.81%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,523.46||0.30%||0.00%||8.51%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||632.89||0.60%||-0.60%||21.23%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||392.945||0.20%||3.10%||10.75%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||374.369||-0.10%||9.30%||15.01%|
|Brent Crude Oil||59.02||3.80%||0.40%||23.39%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||21,257.34||-0.10%||8.00%||9.56%|
|Oil & Gas||8,145.90||1.10%||-4.70%||54.21%|
|$ per £||1.3504||0.40%||9.40%||-16.25%|
|€ per £||1.1297||-0.50%||-3.70%||-15.73%|
|¥ per £||151.25999||0.80%||4.70%||-22.69%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||10.21||6.50%||-27.30%||-22.90%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,503.00||0.10%||56.40%||101.05%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.25%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.33%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.90%|
|Retail Price Index||3.90%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||21.91603|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||21.13115|
|FTSE All Share Yld||3.83%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.65%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.33%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.22%|
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