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Investment Market Update

27 September 2017

World markets

FTSE 100 -0.2% 7285.74
FTSE 250 -0.3% 19503.23
Euro Stoxx 600 0.0% 384.03
S&P 500 0.0% 2496.84
Nikkei -0.4% 20251.22
Hang Seng (HK$) 0.4% 27622.73


Most Asian stock markets fell today following remarks from the US Federal Reserve chief on the need to stick to gradual rate hikes, while investors sought looked to safer assets amid escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula.


US stocks ended flat on Tuesday, even as technology shares bounced from sharp losses in the prior session and comments from Federal Reserve Chair, Janet Yellen, boosted expectations of a December rate hike. 


UK stocks closed slightly lower on Tuesday, although a rise in oil prices lifted energy stocks and a broker upgrade gave support to British American Tobacco.


  • The US has sided with Boeing in its dispute with Canada’s Bombardier, imposing preliminary tariffs of up to 219% on the smaller aircraft maker’s sales into the US. The ruling by the Department of Commerce, announced on Tuesday night, came after Boeing alleged that Bombardier had been able to sell its regional C-series jets at below cost into the US because of subsidies from the UK and Canada.
  • Dealmaking in the oil and gas industry is on course to record its first annual growth since crude prices fell in 2014 as companies begin to clean up their balance sheets after the financial pain of the past three years. Mergers and acquisitions have risen by 40% to $270bn so far this year, compared with $192bn in the first nine months of 2016.

Market data

UK (£)
FTSE 1007,285.74-0.2%2.0%14.4%
FTSE 25019,503.23-0.3%7.9%3.7%
FTSE All Share3,997.47-0.2%3.2%12.5%
FTSE Small Cap5,643.98-0.3%9.7%11.0%
St. James's Place1,110.00-0.7%13.1%3.9%
Europe (€)
Euro Stoxx 600384.030.0%6.3%-1.2%
DAX 3012,605.200.1%9.8%7.0%
CAC 405,268.760.0%8.4%4.9%
US (US$)
S&P 5002,496.840.0%11.5%9.5%
Dow Jones Ind22,284.32-0.1%12.8%13.4%
Hang Seng27,622.730.4%25.6%0.4%
Nikkei 22520,251.22-0.4%5.9%1.8%
Australia 2005,664.30-0.1%0.0%7.0%
MSCI AC Asia Pacific161.18-0.6%19.4%2.3%
World (US$)
MSCI World (Developed)1,983.25-0.3%13.2%5.3%
MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)483.07-0.3%14.5%5.6%
MSCI Emerging Markets1,080.11-0.7%25.3%8.6%
MSCI AC World Value213.58-0.3%9.9%9.5%
MSCI AC World Growth257.53-0.4%19.4%1.8%
Fixed Income
FTSE Gilts All Stocks3,523.380.0%0.0%8.5%
FTSE Index Linked All Stocks628.47-0.7%-1.3%21.2%
ML Sterling Corporate Bonds392.960.0%3.1%10.7%
ML Global High Yield Bonds373.94-0.1%9.2%15.0%
Commodities (US$)
Brent Crude Oil58.44-1.0%-0.6%23.4%
UK Sectors
Basic Materials5,629.75-0.5%11.4%93.9%
Consumer Goods and Services21,328.340.3%8.4%9.6%
Health Care9,643.34-0.7%-2.4%5.8%
Oil & Gas8,186.170.5%-4.2%54.2%
$ per £1.350.2%9.0%-16.3%
€ per £1.14-0.4%-3.2%-15.7%
¥ per £150.10-0.5%3.9%-22.7%
VIX Index (Volatility)10.17-0.4%-27.6%-22.9%
Baltic Dry Index1,476.00-1.8%53.6%101.1%
UK Rates
BoE Base Rate0.25%
LIBOR (3 months)0.33%
Consumer Price Index2.90%
Retail Price Index3.90%
Yields / Ratios
FTSE 100 Adj P/E21.87
FTSE All Share Adj P/E21.08
FTSE All Share Yld3.84%
15yr Gilt Yield1.65%
10yr Gilt Yield1.33%
10yr US Tres Yield2.24%

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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