Investment Market Update
Asian stocks were mostly up on Wednesday, recovering ground after falling back for a short period on renewed trade war tension between the US and China.
US stocks finished lower on Tuesday as rising interest rates hurt stocks that pay big dividends, while higher oil prices pulled transportation and shipping companies lower.
UK stocks were mixed on Tuesday with the FTSE 100 closing the day higher, as a rise in oil prices helped resource stocks as the oil market firmed due to concerns about the future.
- US fashion giant Michael Kors has confirmed a $2.1bn takeover of Versace in a move that has outraged some fans of the Italian fashion house. She called the sale a "very exciting moment" and said it would "allow Versace to reach its full potential".
- The head of Argentina's central bank has resigned amid reports of a row over policies to restore confidence in the country's ailing economy. Luis Caputo had only held the post since June, and the surprise resignation sent the peso falling further against the US dollar.
|FTSE All Share||4,131.85||0.5%||-2.1%||9.0%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,827.16||0.2%||-1.4%||14.9%|
|St. James's Place||1,134.50||0.3%||-7.5%||20.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||383.89||0.5%||-1.4%||7.7%|
|Dow Jones Ind||26,492.21||-0.3%||7.2%||25.1%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||165.58||0.3%||-4.7%||28.7%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,194.20||0.1%||4.3%||20.1%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||526.09||0.0%||2.5%||21.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,041.78||-0.1%||-10.1%||34.2%|
|MSCI AC World Value||220.44||-0.2%||-1.6%||15.2%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||295.18||0.2%||6.6%||28.3%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,518.96||-0.3%||-2.0%||3.0%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||626.44||-0.3%||-3.3%||2.3%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||391.19||-0.2%||-2.4%||5.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||379.57||0.0%||0.6%||9.7%|
|Brent Crude Oil||81.87||0.8%||27.9%||14.5%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||19,745.37||0.0%||-11.7%||13.6%|
|Oil & Gas||9,879.96||2.5%||9.0%||6.0%|
|$ per £||1.31||-0.3%||-2.9%||9.5%|
|€ per £||1.12||-0.3%||-0.9%||-4.0%|
|¥ per £||147.85||-0.6%||-2.9%||5.3%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||12.42||1.8%||12.5%||-21.4%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,450.00||1.1%||6.1%||42.1%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.75%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.80%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.70%|
|Retail Price Index||3.50%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||12.55|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||12.55|
|FTSE All Share Yld||4.13%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.78%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.63%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||3.10%|
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