June in Figures

June 28, 2013

It’s been quite a month and quite a quarter for world financial markets.  Long-term interest rates rose sharply in the quarter, but note that Abenomics succeeded in preventing JGB yields from climbing further in June even as rates elsewhere continued their ascent.  The Australian and New Zealand dollars were especially weak in both the quarter […] More

November in Figures

November 30, 2012

Ten-year yields fell in November, whereas short-term rates were steady.  The dollar hardly changed on balance except in the case of the yen, which appreciated 3.3%.  U.S. equities under-performed other stock markets.  Japan’s Nikkei advanced 5.8%.  West Texas Intermediate crude oil prices climbed 3.1%, while gold closed the month 0.4% lower on balance. 10-Yr Yield […] More

February in Figures

February 28, 2011

Very little net movement in either long- or short-term interest rates occurred during the four weeks of February.  The dollar on balance performed even more weakly than in January, and stocks did better, preserving a long-established tendency for equities and the dollar to behave inversely.  One currency that did worse than the U.S. dollar was […] More