October in Figures

November 1, 2009

The DOW was unchanged on balance in October, but other stock markets fell.  Bond yields climbed, and the dollar ended mixed despite considerable bearish chatter.  Oil and gold extended their uptrends during the month.

10-Yr Yield 09/30/09 10/30/09 Chg vs End-Aug
U.S. 3.31% 3.39% +8 Basis Points
Germany 3.22% 3.23% +1
Japan 1.30% 1.42% +12
U.K. 3.59% 3.62% +3
Canada 3.31% 3.42% +11
3-month euros      
U.S. 0.29% 0.28% -1 Basis Points
Euroland 0.71% 0.67% -4
Japan 0.35% 0.35% 0
U.K. 0.54% 0.59% +5
Canada 0.50% 0.50% 0
Swiss 0.29% 0.29% 0
FX     Pct Chg in US$
EUR/$ 1.4635 1.4704 -0.5%
$/JPY 89.78 90.01 +0.3%
$/CHF 1.0361 1.0264 -0.9%
GBP/$ 1.5984 1.6417 -2.6%
AUD/$ 0.8832 0.8990 -1.8%
NZ$/$ 0.7228 0.7162 +0.9%
$/CAD 1.0696 1.0829 +1.2%
Equities      
Nasdaq 2122 2045 -3.6%
Djia 9712 9713 +0.0%
Dax 5675 5415 -4.6%
Nikkei 10133 10035 -1.0%
Ftse 5134 5045 -1.7%
Canada TSE 11395 10911 -4.2%
Swiss SMI 6323 6286 -0.6%
Commodities      
Oil, $ per brl 70.61 77.00 +9.0%
Gold, $ per oz 1007.70 1045.40 +3.7%

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