April in Figures

April 30, 2015

There was a huge rebound in West Texas Intermediate oil prices during April, but the level at end-month was still way below where such was trading last June.  Comex gold and short-term interest rates were little changed, in contrast.  The dollar posted across-the-board losses in the month.  After today’s sharp losses, U.S. stocks were only modestly higher for the month.  The Nikkei and Ftse strengthened more, but the German Dax fell back over 4.0%.

10-Yr Yield 03/31/15 04/30/15 Chg vs End-March
U.S. 1.93% 2.03% +10 Basis Points
Germany 0.18% 0.36% +18
Japan 0.39%   0.33% -6
U.K. 1.75% 1.83% +8
Canada 1.35% 1.59% +24
Switzerland -0.09% -0.81% +7
3-month rates     Chg vs End-March
U.S. 0.28% 0.28% 0 Basis Points
Euroland 0.01% -0.1% -2
Japan 0.10% 0.09% -1
U.K. 0.57%    0.57% 0
Swiss -0.81% -0.80% -1
FX     Pct Chg in USD
EUR/USD 1.0826 1.1224 -3.5%
USD/JPY 119.99 119.42 -0.5%
USD/CHF 0.9718 0.9325 -4.0%
GBP/USD 1.4826 1.5339 -3.3%
AUD/USD 0.7615 0.7912 -3.8%
NZD/USD 0.7475 0.7626 -2.0%
USD/CAD 1.2669 1.2061 -4.8%
USD/CNY 6.1995 6.2023 0.0%
Equities     Chg vs End-March
S&P 500 2068 2086% +0.9%
Nasdaq 4901 4941% +0.8%
Djia 17776 17841 +0.4%
Dax 11966 11454 -4.3%
Nikkei 19207 19520 +1.6%
Ftse 6773 6961 +2.8%
Canada TSE 14902 15225 +2.2%
Swiss SMI 9129 9077 -0.6%
Commodities     Chg vs End-March
Oil, $ per barrel 47.58 59.63 +25.3%
Gold, $ per ounce 1183.60 1182.40 -0.1%

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