Market Numbers: Friday 26th July 2013

Market NumbersThis Week’s Snapshot View of the Markets: Below are closing numbers as at Friday 26th July 2013. For more discussion about how the financial markets may affect your own personal or business financial situation, protection, pensions or investments, why not get in touch?: 01276 471083 OR cedar@s-cm.com

Market Numbers

FTSE 100                              6554.79        -1.14%    on the week

FTSE All Share                     3475.18        -1.03%    on the week

Brent Crude $ per barrel       107.65        -0.39%     on the week

Gold $ per troy ounce          1331.00         2.72%     on the week

Silver $ per troy ounce            20.02          3.09%     on the week

Copper US$ per tonne         6924.50         0.00%     on the week   (LME 3 months)

Wheat Futures CBOT            649.25         -2.29%     on the week   (US$ per bushel – Contract 5000 bushels/136 tonnes)

Palm Oil US$ per tonne        815.00         -2.40%   on the week   (eg CMEGlobex – trading unit 25 tonnes – mirror and settle to Malaysian ringgit benchmark)

MPC Base Rate  %               0.50  (Bank of England Base/Repo Rate) since 05/03/2009

Euro Repo Rate %                0.50  since 02/05/2013 (previously 0.75)

US Libor %                            0.11874   last week : 0.11746

Euro Libor %                         0.04500   last week : 0.03857

GBP Libor %                         0.47813  last week : 0.47813

Euro Euribor 3 mnths %     0.23   last week : 0.22

Sterling CDs 3 mnths %       0.48  last week : 0.53

RONIA  %                            0.4817  l wk : 0.4325 (Repurchase Overnight Index Ave Rate)

SONIA   %                            0.4298  l wk : 0.4324 (Sterling Overnight Index Ave Rate)

HFRX                                    1198.55           0.06%  on the week  (Global Hedge Fund Index)

Tesco [}{]                               363.15           -1.90% on the week    

Sainsbury                               392.00           -0.96% on the week    

BT  [}{]                                   336.80          -0.38% on the week

BP  [}{]                                   471.00            0.26% on the week    

Rexam                                    476.70          -2.61% on the week

ARM Holdings  [}{]               846.00          -5.74% on the week

HSBC  [}{]                              731.20           -0.85% on the week        

RBS  [}{]                                 328.00          -2.70% on the week

Standard Life                         375.00           -2.60% on the week

WPP                                       £11.75             -2.08% on the week     

10 Year Government Bond (Gilt) Price     £95.20      Yield    2.34%

15 Year Gilt Yield Index. 15th of the month approx.  Yield    2.88%

One Pound will buy 1.5371 US Dollars

One Pound will buy 1.1588 Euros

CPI Inflation stands at 2.9% as at June 2013     Currently the old Gov’t measure of inflation

CPIH Inflation stands at 2.7% as at June 2013   Currently the new Gov’t inflation measure

Retail Prices Index (Carli):    No longer a Gov’t measure of inflation

Retail Price Inflation RPIJ – Jevon’s formula – NEW:  2.7% as at June 2013

(RPIJ is an experimental index – results of the trial due Summer 2013)

Inflation Target expected to stay in place: 2.0%  based on the Consumer Prices Index (CPI)

The Chancellor confirmed in his Budget Speech Wednesday 20th March 2013 that the 2% Inflation target for the Bank of England would stay in place.

The Government’s Inflation Target is announced each year by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the annual Budget statement. The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee has as one of its aims, the aim to set interest rates so that over- or under- inflation can be brought back to Inflation Target over a reasonable time period without creating undue instability in the economy. Inflation Target is not a permanently fixed level and may vary depending on prevailing economic and fiscal conditions.

KEY to Important Indeces:

RONIA – Repurchase Overnight Index Average Rate – Launched June 2011

Changes to Method of Calculating Inflation Measurement Index – March 2013

Metal and Precious Metal Pricing used in Market Numbers 

[}{]  –   Denotes a Stock or Share of a FT Global 500 company

xd    –   Denotes a Stock or Share price quoted as ex-dividend

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Past performance is not an indicator of future performance. The value of investments and any income from them can go down as well as up and you may get back less than originally invested.

“Secure” “investments” such as Cash on deposit, can provide relative safety to the amount invested or held in this way and can be expected to offer relatively low growth over the medium to long term. They cannot fall in actual value, but can fall in “real” value due to the effects of inflation.

At the other end of the risk scale, “Adventurous” investments (more volatile Equities – Stocks and Shares) carry a relatively much higher risk of capital loss but with the potential for relatively much higher capital growth over the medium to long term. They may be subject to a considerable level of fluctuation in capital value. They do not offer any guarantees.

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