gold and oil prices

Markets Experiencing Most Panic of 2016

February 11, 2016

Ten-year sovereign debt yields fell overnight by 16 basis points in the U.K. and 4 bps in Germany.  The futures indication for the 10-year U.S. Treasury is an 11-basis point yield decline to 1.56%. Gold recorded its greatest daily leap in a year.  It’s up 3.3% on balance at $1,236.27 per troy ounce. West Texas […] More

February in Figures

February 28, 2013

During February, commodity prices and sovereign debt yields fell, while the dollar advanced pretty much across the board.  Three-month deposit rates stayed very low and edged marginally downward in some cases.  Equities rose on balance but not as much as in January.  The biggest stock market increases were in Japan and Switzerland, matching up with […] More

April in Figures

April 30, 2012

Concern about the growth outlook in advanced economies revived in April, dragging share prices and both short- and long-term interest rates somewhat lower.  Gold barely moved on balance, but oil prices closed higher for the month and stayed above the key $100 per barrel level.  The yen strengthened 3.5% against the dollar, which slipped below […] More