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Investment Market Update

28 June 2018

World markets

FTSE 100 1.1% 7621.69
FTSE 250 0.4% 20844.14
Euro Stoxx 600 0.7% 379.97
S&P 500 -0.9% 2699.63
Nikkei 0.0% 22281.49
Hang Seng (HK$) 0.0% 28351.03


Asian stocks were mixed, as investors remain cautious even after the Trump administration decided against the harshest measures on China investments.


US stocks fell, amid renewed concern that the Trump administration will crack down on Chinese investment.


UK stocks ended a volatile trading day with firm gains, as investors welcomed US President Donald Trump’s softer tone on Chinese investments in the US, which was seen as easing fears of a full-blown trade war.


  • Theresa May has been warned that time is running out to secure a Brexit deal as she prepares to face the other 27 EU leaders at a summit in Brussels. The PM will brief all her counterparts for the last time before October, when both sides hope a deal will be done on the UK's March 2019 departure.
  • ​Gambling firms have been given a "call to action" over their attitude to consumer welfare in a new report published by the Gambling Commission. The report highlights the ways in which companies must protect gamblers and also stop money laundering.

Market data

UK (£)
FTSE 1007,621.691.1%-0.9%7.6%
FTSE 25020,844.140.4%0.6%14.7%
FTSE All Share4,197.131.0%-0.6%9.0%
FTSE Small Cap5,921.760.1%0.2%14.9%
St. James's Place1,154.000.0%-5.9%20.9%
Europe (€)
Euro Stoxx 600379.970.7%-2.4%7.7%
DAX 3012,348.610.9%-4.4%12.5%
CAC 405,327.200.9%0.3%9.3%
US (US$)
S&P 5002,699.63-0.9%1.0%19.4%
Dow Jones Ind24,117.59-0.7%-2.4%25.1%
Hang Seng28,351.030.0%-5.2%38.5%
Nikkei 22522,281.490.0%-2.1%19.1%
Australia 2006,215.400.3%2.5%7.0%
MSCI AC Asia Pacific165.20-1.0%-5.0%28.7%
World (US$)
MSCI World (Developed)2,076.30-0.6%-1.3%20.1%
MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)501.47-0.7%-2.3%21.6%
MSCI Emerging Markets1,052.12-1.5%-9.2%34.2%
MSCI AC World Value210.84-0.6%-5.9%15.2%
MSCI AC World Growth280.45-0.8%1.3%28.3%
Fixed Income
FTSE Gilts All Stocks3,610.050.4%0.6%3.0%
FTSE Index Linked All Stocks642.790.6%-0.8%2.3%
ML Sterling Corporate Bonds395.070.1%-1.4%5.7%
ML Global High Yield Bonds372.09-0.2%-1.4%9.7%
Commodities (US$)
Brent Crude Oil77.621.7%19.2%14.5%
UK Sectors
Basic Materials6,476.281.5%2.5%25.0%
Consumer Goods and Services20,082.570.6%-10.2%13.6%
Health Care10,172.070.7%6.9%-3.7%
Oil & Gas9,871.343.0%9.0%6.0%
$ per £1.320.7%-2.1%9.5%
€ per £1.130.0%0.8%-4.0%
¥ per £145.510.3%-4.4%5.3%
VIX Index (Volatility)17.9112.5%62.2%-21.4%
Baltic Dry Index1,309.00-1.1%-4.2%42.1%
UK Rates
BoE Base Rate0.50%
LIBOR (3 months)0.66%
Consumer Price Index2.40%
Retail Price Index3.30%
Yields / Ratios
FTSE 100 Adj P/E13.06
FTSE All Share Adj P/E13.03
FTSE All Share Yld3.98%
15yr Gilt Yield1.54%
10yr Gilt Yield1.24%
10yr US Tres Yield2.83%

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 2018. "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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