May in Figures

May 31, 2018

The dollar rose over 3% in May against the euro and sterling and by about 1% against the yuan and Canadian dollar but slipped fractionally relative to the yen, loonie and Australian dollar. Ten-year sovereign debt yields had risen in April but declined in May. Share prices rose in the U.K., Canada and United States, but the broad U.S. equity measures experienced widely different gains. Japanese and Swiss stock markets lost ground, and the German Dax was little changed on net. Oil spend two weeks above the $70 level but closed the month with a 2.3% decline. Gold also fell on balance.

10-Yr Yield 05/31/18 04/30/18 Chg v End-Apr
U.S. 2.85% 2.95% -10 Basis Points
Germany 0.33% 0.56% -23
Japan 0.02% 0.05% -3
U.K. 1.23% 1.42% -19
Canada 2.23% 2.30% -7
Switzerland -0.12% +0.03% -15
3-month rates 05/31/18 04/30/18 Chg v End-Apr
U.S. 2.30% 2.36% -6 Basis Points
Euroland -0.35% -0.36% +1
Japan -0.01% -0.03% +2
U.K. 0.60% 0.71% -11
Swiss -0.74% -0.73% -1
FX 05/31/18 04/30/18 Pct Chg in $
EUR/USD 1.1690 1.2081 +3.3%
USD/JPY 108.79 109.30 -0.5%
USD/CHF 0.9857 0.9907 -0.6%
GBP/USD 1.3293 1.3767 +3.5%
AUD/USD 0.7563 0.7530 -0.5%
NZD/USD 0.6998 0.7036 +0.5%
USD/CAD 1.2967 1.2832 +1.0%
USD/CNY 6.4106 6.3323 +1.2%
Equities 05/31/18 04/30/18 Chg v End-Apr
S&P 500 2706 2648 +2.1%
Nasdaq 7442 7066 +5.3%
Djia 24416 24163 +1.0%
Dax  12605 12612 -0.1%
Nikkei 22202 22468 -1.2%
Ftse 7678 7509 +2.2%
Canada TSE 16055 15608 +2.8%
Swiss SMI 8457 8886 -4.9%
Commodities 05/31/18 04/30/18 Chg v End-Apr
Oil, $ per barrel 67.04 68.57 -2.3%
Gold, $ per ounce 1300.10 1316.20 -1.3%

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