February in Figures

February in Figures

February 28, 2017

Equities were bid sharply higher in February, and the dollar appreciated mostly. Ten-year sovereign debt yields, which had risen during January, reversed course. Short-term interest rates were steady, and commodity prices climbed.

10-Yr Yield o2/28/17 01/31/17 Chg v End-Jan
U.S. 2.38% 2.45% -7 Basis Points
Germany 0.20% 0.43% -23
Japan 0.04% 0.07% -3
U.K. 1.15% 1.41% -26
Canada 1.62% 1.75% -13
Switzerland -0.29% -0.13% -16
3-month rates 02/28/17 01/31/17 Chg v End-Jan
U.S. 1.05% 1.03% +2 Basis Points
Euroland -0.35% -0.35% 0
Japan -0.02% -0.01% +1
U.K. 0.35% 0.36% -1
Swiss -0.73% -0.73% 0
FX 02/28/17 01/31/17 % Chg in USD
EUR/USD 1.0578 1.0796 +2.1%
USD/JPY 112.70 112.88 -0.1%
USD/CHF 1.0058 0.9895 +1.6%
GBP/USD 1.2397 1.2582 +1.4%
AUD/USD 0.7658 0.7585 -1.0%
NZD/USD 0.7187 0.7337 +2.1%
USD/CAD 1.3306 1.3012 +2.3%
USD/CNY 6.8670 6.8840 -0.2%
Equities 02/28/17 01/31/17 Chg v End-Jan
S&P 500 2364 2277 +3.8%
Nasdaq 5825 5615 +3.7%
Djia 20812 19864 +4.8%
Dax  11834 11535 +2.6%
Nikkei 19119 19041 +0.4%
Ftse 7263 7099 +2.3%
Canada TSE 15399 15393 +0.0%
Swiss SMI 8543 8292 +3.0%
Commodities 02/28/17 01/31/16 Chg v End-Jan
Oil, $ per barrel 54.01 52.81 +2.3%
Gold, $ per ounce 1251.90 1208.60 +3.6%

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