Investment Market Update
Asian stocks extended Monday’s advance after US equities climbed to fresh all-time highs, as the Trump administration said it was negotiating a bilateral trade deal with Mexico.
US stocks posted strong gains on Monday, with the benchmark S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hitting all-time highs, as the US and Mexico reached a deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement.
UK stocks rose slightly despite continued fears of a no-deal Brexit.
- Japanese carmaker Toyota is to invest $500m (£387m) in Uber and expand a partnership to jointly develop self-driving cars. The firm said this would involve the "mass-production" of autonomous vehicles that would be deployed on Uber's ride sharing network.
- The US and Mexico have reached common ground on key trade terms as pressure mounts to complete renegotiation of the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement. US President Donald Trump, a frequent critic of the existing deal, announced the apparent breakthrough on Monday.
|FTSE All Share||4,170.87||0.0%||-1.2%||9.0%|
|FTSE Small Cap||5,855.33||0.0%||-1.0%||14.9%|
|St. James's Place||1,157.00||0.0%||-5.6%||20.9%|
|Euro Stoxx 600||385.57||0.5%||-0.9%||7.7%|
|Dow Jones Ind||26,049.64||1.0%||5.4%||25.1%|
|MSCI AC Asia Pacific||165.84||1.4%||-4.6%||28.7%|
|MSCI World (Developed)||2,179.95||0.8%||3.6%||20.1%|
|MSCI AC World (Dev & Em)||524.56||1.0%||2.2%||21.6%|
|MSCI Emerging Markets||1,069.14||1.8%||-7.7%||34.2%|
|MSCI AC World Value||218.97||0.8%||-2.3%||15.2%|
|MSCI AC World Growth||295.38||1.1%||6.7%||28.3%|
|FTSE Gilts All Stocks||3,601.07||0.0%||0.3%||3.0%|
|FTSE Index Linked All Stocks||644.02||0.0%||-0.6%||2.3%|
|ML Sterling Corporate Bonds||397.40||0.0%||-0.8%||5.7%|
|ML Global High Yield Bonds||376.86||0.1%||-0.1%||9.7%|
|Brent Crude Oil||76.21||0.5%||18.4%||14.5%|
|Consumer Goods and Services||20,619.26||0.0%||-7.8%||13.6%|
|Oil & Gas||9,532.48||0.0%||5.2%||6.0%|
|$ per £||1.28||-0.4%||-4.9%||9.5%|
|€ per £||1.11||0.2%||-1.8%||-4.0%|
|¥ per £||142.92||-0.2%||-6.1%||5.3%|
|VIX Index (Volatility)||12.16||1.4%||10.1%||-21.4%|
|Baltic Dry Index||1,697.00||0.0%||24.2%||42.1%|
|BoE Base Rate||0.75%|
|LIBOR (3 months)||0.81%|
|Consumer Price Index||2.50%|
|Retail Price Index||3.20%|
|Yields / Ratios|
|FTSE 100 Adj P/E||12.57|
|FTSE All Share Adj P/E||12.60|
|FTSE All Share Yld||4.10%|
|15yr Gilt Yield||1.57%|
|10yr Gilt Yield||1.28%|
|10yr US Tres Yield||2.85%|
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