Investment Market Update
Asian stocks climbed on Thursday after the biggest rally in US equities since 2009 offered relief from this month’s downturn, though gains were restrained outside of Japan.
US stocks and oil prices rebounded on Wednesday, as the Trump administration attempted to shore up confidence and markets welcomed a report on strong US holiday spending.
UK stock markets were closed for the holidays.
- The number of people heading to the Boxing Day sales has fallen for the third year running despite some heavy discounting, retail analysts have said. Springboard, which examines information from UK High Street and shopping centre cameras, said average footfall up to 16:00 GMT was 3.1% lower than in 2017.
- The 5p fee for plastic carrier bags in England will be doubled to 10p, and extended to all shops, under plans set out by the environment secretary. The change is contained in a government consultation aimed at further reducing the plastic used by consumers and could come into effect in January 2020.
|FTSE All Share||3,648.16||0.0%||-13.6%||9.0%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,095.90||0.0%||-13.8%||14.9%|
|St. James's Place||935.40||0.0%||-23.7%||20.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||335.24||0.0%||-13.9%||7.7%|
|Dow Jones Ind||22,878.45||5.0%||-7.4%||25.1%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||142.87||0.5%||-17.8%||28.7%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||1,850.70||3.1%||-12.0%||20.1%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||447.71||2.7%||-12.7%||21.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||950.15||0.0%||-18.0%||34.2%|
|MSCI AC World Value||191.08||2.2%||-14.7%||15.2%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||246.77||3.2%||-10.8%||28.3%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,625.47||0.0%||1.0%||3.0%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||653.89||0.0%||0.9%||2.3%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||392.61||0.0%||-2.0%||5.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||363.01||-0.2%||-3.8%||9.7%|
|Brent Crude Oil||54.47||7.9%||-13.5%||14.5%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||17,475.08||0.0%||-21.9%||13.6%|
|Oil & Gas||8,371.49||0.0%||-7.6%||6.0%|
|$ per £||1.27||0.3%||-6.2%||9.5%|
|€ per £||1.11||0.0%||-1.1%||-4.0%|
|¥ per £||139.64||-0.5%||-8.3%||5.3%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||30.41||-15.7%||175.5%||-21.4%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,271.00||0.0%||-7.0%||42.1%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.75%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.91%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.30%|
|Retail Price Index||3.20%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||11.15|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||11.32|
|FTSE All Share Yld||4.85%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.48%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.26%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.81%|
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