August in Figures

August in Figures

September 1, 2016

Sovereign debt yields rose in August in most cases, Canada and Britain not included. The dollar and kiwi strengthened slightly. Equities held on to July gains and extended such in several cases. Oil partly recovered, and gold declined.

10-Yr Yield 08/31/16 07/29/16 Chg v End-Jul
U.S. 1.57% 1.45% +12 Basis Points
Germany -0.07% -0.12% +5
Japan -0.08% -0.20% +12
U.K. 0.64% 0.68% -4
Canada 1.02% 1.02% 0
Switzerland -0.53% -0.63% +10
FX 08/31/16 07/29/16 $ Chg in Aug
EUR/USD 1.1156 1.1184 +0.3%
USD/JPY 103.44 102.01 +1.4%
USD/CHF 0.9838 0.9682 +1.6%
GBP/USD 1.3135 1.3231 +0.7%
AUD/USD 0.7516 0.7604 +1.2%
NZD/USD 0.7252 0.7226 -0.4%
USD/CAD 1.3109 1.3045 +0.5%
USD/CNY 6.6783 6.6375 +0.6%
Equities 08/31/16 07/29/16 Chg v End-Jul
S&P 500 2171 2174 -0.1%
Nasdaq 5213 5162 +1.0%
Djia 18401 18432 -0.2%
Dax   10593 10388 +2.0%
Nikkei 16887 16569 +1.9%
Ftse 6782 6724 +0.9%
Canada TSE 14597 14583 +0.6%
Commodities 08/31/16 07/29/16 Chg v End-Jul
Oil, $ per barrel 44.70 41.60 +7.5%
Gold, $ per ounce 1306.90 1349.00 -3.1%

Copyright 2016, Larry Greenberg.  All rights reserved. No secondary distribution without express permission.

Tags: bonds, foreign exchange, gold, Oil, stocks




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