Forex Trading and Currency Exchange Rates – Gold and Oil fall While Stocks Bonds Advance

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(Best Syndication News) The U.S. dollar gained while the yen and Aussie fell today (see forex charts below). Most commodities were lower today with the exception of some livestock futures.

World FX

The dollar gained against nearly all major currencies today with the exception of the Canadian (see one-day average chart below). The dollar gained 0.50 percent against the euro, 0.62 percent against the Japanese yen, 0.19 percent against the pound and 0.83 percent against the Swiss franc.

Throughout the day the dollar continued to ascend (see intraday chart below). The greenback gained 0.25 percent against the yen, 0.06 percent against the euro and 0.11 percent against the pound and 0.28 percent against the Australian dollar.

ONE WEEK CHANGE - The euro gained against all major currencies today while the yen fell (see 1-week cross tables below). The yen was down 2.25 percent against the euro. The common European currency gained 1.31 percent against the British pound sterling and 1.41 percent against the Swiss franc.

Commodities / Futures

Despite the crisis in Libya, oil prices declined Tuesday (see commodities chart below).

April gold on the COMEX fell $7.30 (-0.51%) to $1,427.20 an ounce. Other precious metals, including platinum, palladium and silver were all down.

April light sweet crude fell 42 cents (-0.40%) to $105.02 a barrel. Heating oil, natural gas and coal futures were all lower.

Since the settle, oil fell further but gold is rebounding.

Stock Market Today

Stock markets around the world were higher Tuesday. All of the exchanges we monitor gained value (see stock market chart below).

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 124 points (+1.03%) to 12,214.38. Only three Dow constituents were lower. McDonald's Corporation (Public, NYSE:MCD), Intel Corporation (Public, NASDAQ:INTC) and Exxon Mobil Corporation (Public, NYSE:XOM) were all lower.

Early Wednesday stocks in Asia were higher. European stocks are mixed.

Japanese and Treasury Bond Yields

Japanese bond yields have been moving higher over the last 30-days (see Japanese bond charts below). The 30-year bond is up six points to 2.184 percent. The 10-year bond is up five points to 1.172 percent.

Over the last 30-days U.S. Treasury bonds, notes and bills were mixed (see the U.S. treasury yield chart below). 30-year bonds were up 11 basis points to 4.66 percent. The 10-year note was up 13 points to 3.56 percent.

By: Tom Madison
Business Reporter

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Average One-Day Change:

Tuesday Surveys 1 - 3 (1-day) % Change Day % Change Wk % Ch 30-Day Ch 100-Day
3/8/2011 Average 1US$ = Currency Pos=$US Gain Pos=$US Gain Pos=$US Gain Pos=$US Gain
0.9907 Average Against Aussie 0.23% 0.44% -1.05% -0.72%
0.7194 Average Against Euro € 0.50% 0.40% -1.34% -1.00%
82.6952 Average Against Yen ¥ 0.62% 0.29% 0.87% 0.98%
0.6186 Average Against Pound £ 0.19% 0.67% -0.75% -1.12%
0.9357 Average Against Franc 0.83% 0.36% -0.79% -3.49%
0.9710 Average Against Canadian -0.23% -0.17% -2.86% -3.61%
Average 1Currency = US$ Pos=$US Loss Pos=$US Loss Pos=$US Loss Pos=$US Loss
1.0094 Average Against Aussie -0.23% -0.44% 1.06% 0.73%
1.3900 Average Against Euro -0.50% -0.40% 1.36% 1.01%
0.0121 Average Against Yen -0.62% -0.29% -0.86% -0.97%
1.6165 Average Against Pound -0.19% -0.66% 0.75% 1.14%
1.0687 Average Against Franc -0.82% -0.36% 0.79% 3.61%
1.0299 Average Against Canadian 0.23% 0.17% 2.94% 3.74%

Intraday Change:

Green = $ UP Intra-Day Trend Green = $ UP
Red = $ Down 3/8/2011 Survey 5A Survey 5B Survey 5C Red = $ Down
From Previous Time PST 12:30 PM 9:40 PM 11:30 PM Intra-Day Average
0.38% USD/JPY 82.66 82.85 82.87 0.25% 82.793
-0.49% EUR/USD 1.3902 1.3889 1.3893 -0.06% 1.389
-0.25% GBP/USD 1.616 1.615 1.6143 -0.11% 1.615
-0.27% CAD/USD 0.9713 0.9712 0.9709 -0.04% 0.971
0.00% USD/HKD 7.7883 7.7892 7.7893 0.01% 7.789
-0.17% AUD/USD 1.0105 1.0068 1.0077 -0.28% 1.008
0.01% USD/CNY 6.5684 6.569 6.5708 0.04% 6.569

Cross Tables:

Survey 1 March 8 2011 12:20 OPM
1 HKD 1 AUD 1 CAD 1 CHF 1 GBP 1 JPY 1 EUR 1 USD
USD $ 0.1284 1.0103 1.0292 1.0688 1.6159 0.0121 1.3898  
EUR € 0.0924 0.7269 0.7405 0.769 1.1627 0.0087   0.7195
JPY ¥ 10.6078 83.4737 85.0403 88.3106 133.5162   114.8369 82.626
GBP £ 0.0794 0.6252 0.6369 0.6614   0.0075 0.8601 0.6188
CHF franc 0.1201 0.9452 0.963   1.5119 0.0113 1.3004 0.9356
CAD 0.1247 0.9816   1.0385 1.57 0.0118 1.3504 0.9716
AUD 0.1271   1.0188 1.0579 1.5995 0.012 1.3757 0.9898
HKD 7.8691 8.0168 8.3251 12.5866 0.0943 10.8257 7.7892

One-Day Change:

Pos Means Top Currency Gained One Day Change March 8 2011 12:20 OPM
Survey 1 1 HKD 1 AUD 1 CAD 1 CHF 1 GBP 1 JPY 1 EUR 1 USD
USD 0.000% -0.148% 0.126% -0.964% -0.265% -0.820% -0.501%
EUR € 0.544% 0.345% 0.625% -0.466% 0.241% 0.000% 0.503%
JPY ¥ 0.441% 0.305% 0.591% -0.504% 0.200% -0.039% 0.463%
GBP £ 0.126% 0.112% 0.378% -0.706% 0.000% -0.232% 0.259%
CHF 0.924% 0.811% 1.102% 0.706% 0.000% 0.471% 0.971%
CAD -0.160% -0.284% -1.086% -0.393% 0.000% -0.626% -0.123%
AUD $ 0.158% 0.285% -0.806% -0.106% 0.000% -0.348% 0.152%
HKD -0.136% 0.150% -0.940% -0.240% -0.422% -0.478% 0.022%

One-Week Change:

Pos Means Top Currency Gained 7- Day Change March 8 2011 12:20 OPM
Survey 1 1 HKD 1 AUD 1 CAD 1 CHF 1 GBP 1 JPY 1 EUR 1 USD
USD 0.00% -0.81% -0.02% -0.72% -0.61% -0.82% 0.68%
EUR -0.65% -1.49% -0.71% -1.40% -1.28% -2.25% -0.69%
JPY 1.04% 0.23% 1.03% 0.33% 0.43% 1.75% 1.05%
GBP 0.51% -0.21% 0.58% -0.11% 0.00% 1.31% 0.60%
CHF 0.67% -0.11% 0.70% 0.11% -0.88% 1.41% 0.71%
CAD 0.00% -0.79% -0.69% -0.60% -0.84% 0.71% 0.02%
AUD 0.79% 0.80% 0.09% 0.20% 0.00% 1.51% 0.81%
HKD -0.80% -0.01% -0.70% -0.60% -0.95% 0.70% 0.01%

Stocks:

Tuesday U.S. Markets 1 Day 1 Day 1 Week 30-Day 100-Day
3/8/2011 Pt Change % Change % Change % Change % Change
12,214.38 Dow Jones Industrial Average 124.35 1.03% 1.30% 1.91% 9.96%
1,321.82 S&P 500 11.69 0.89% 1.19% 1.94% 12.19%
2,765.77 Nasdaq Composite Index 20.14 0.73% 1.04% 0.96% 12.55%
Tuesday World Market Indexes 1 Day 1 Day 1 Week 30-Day 100-Day
8-Mar-11 Pt Change % Change % Change % Change % Change
147.38 DJ Asian Titans 50 -0.52 -0.35% -1.92% 0.31% 8.26%
2186.24 The Global Dow 4.30 0.20% -0.41% 0.83% 7.79%
10,525.19 Nikkei 225 Japan 20.17 0.19% -2.13% 1.19% 12.19%
3,000.57 Shanghai China 3.60 0.12% 2.76% 10.77% -0.11%
23,711.70 Hang Seng Hong Kong China 398.51 1.71% 1.35% -0.55% 0.66%
2654.73 Dow Stoxx - 50 Europe 10.31 0.39% -1.33% -0.91% 3.72%
2945.42 DJ Euro Stoxx - 50 Europe 13.92 0.47% -1.24% -0.75% 3.29%
5,974.76 FTSE 100 England 0.98 0.02% 0.66% 0.09% 4.29%
4,015.91 CAC 40 France 25.50 0.64% -1.26% -0.82% 4.90%
7,164.75 DAX Germany 2.82 0.04% -0.81% 0.52% 9.81%
4,808.20 S&P ASX 200 Australia 10.30 0.21% -0.38% -0.01% 3.96%
18,439.65 BSE Sensex Bombay India 216.98 1.19% -0.04% -2.79% -7.21%

Commodities:

Tuesday Survey # 2 (BSNCOM2) One-Day One-Day 1 Week 30-Day 100-Day
3/8/2011 Commodity $ Change % Change % Change % Change % Change Month
113.06 Brent crude -2.91 -2.51% 1.13% 17.03% 35.40% April
71.48 Coal -1.52 -2.08% 6.05% -2.35% 15.76% April
4.3385 Copper HG 0.01 0.27% -3.79% 2.66% 13.56% May
105.02 Crude oil (CL) -0.42 -0.40% 5.41% 21.85% 26.51% April
2.56 Ethanol ZE CBOT -0.03 -1.31% -1.31% 12.42% 16.46% April
1427.2 Gold GC -7.30 -0.51% -0.28% 7.12% 4.14% April
3.0111 Heating Oil (HO) -0.05 -1.78% -0.41% 15.96% 30.88% April
3.86 Natural gas NG -0.06 -1.60% -3.52% -13.94% 4.55% April
786.7 Palladium PA -3.40 -0.43% -3.40% 0.25% 32.52% June
1802.6 Platinum PL -17.80 -0.98% -2.30% 0.86% 5.58% April
35.66 Silver SI -0.21 -0.58% 3.58% 33.03% 49.00% May
2.9467 RB RBOB Gasoline -0.06 -1.90% -1.23% 24.30% 36.04% April
67.00 UxC Uranium U3O8 0.00 0.00% -3.25% -4.29% 38.86% March
340.42 Average All -2.60 -0.76% -1.44% 3.56% 11.02% All

Japanese Bonds:

Japanese Bond Yield Rates and Changes
3/8/2011 Rate 1 Day 1 Day 30 Day 30 Day
Japanese Bonds % % Change Basis Point % Change Basis Point
1 Year 0.171 0.00% 0 16.33% 2
2 Year 0.222 0.45% 0 12.69% 3
3 Year 0.326 1.88% 1 18.55% 5
4 Year 0.474 3.27% 2 15.05% 6
5 Year 0.562 2.55% 1 11.07% 6
6 Year 0.699 2.19% 1 9.91% 6
7 Year 0.852 1.79% 2 5.45% 4
8 Year 1.028 1.98% 2 5.54% 5
9 Year 1.172 1.65% 2 4.18% 5
10 Year 1.172 1.50% 2 4.12% 5
15 Year 1.78 0.85% 2 3.73% 6
20 Year 2.061 0.63% 1 2.69% 5
25 Year 2.151 0.28% 1 2.38% 5
30 Year 2.184 0.23% 1 2.63% 6
40 Year 2.293 0.39% 1 4.27% 9

U.S. Treasury Yields:

US Treasuries Analysis
Treasury Bills Treasury Bonds
3/8/2011 1 mo 3 mo 6 mo 20 yr 30 yr
Current Rate 0.07% 0.11% 0.16% 4.41% 4.66%
One Day Change % -30.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.15% 1.08%
30 Days Change % -53.33% -31.25% -11.11% 2.32% 2.42%
One Year Change % -41.67% -31.25% -23.81% -2.65% -0.43%
One Day Basis Pt Change -3 0 0 5 5
30 Day Basis Pt Change -8 -5 -2 10 11
One Year Basis Point Change -5 -5 -5 -12 -2
 
Treasury Notes
3/8/2011 1 yr 2 yr 3 yr 5 yr 7 yr 10 yr
Current Rate 0.26% 0.73% 1.27% 2.22% 2.93% 3.56%
One Day Change % 4.00% 4.29% 4.10% 1.37% 1.03% 1.42%
30 Days Change % -7.14% 12.31% 20.95% 9.36% 6.16% 3.79%
One Year Change % -29.73% -17.98% -11.19% -5.13% -5.79% -4.04%
One Day Basis Pt Change 1 3 5 3 3 5
30 Day Basis Pt Change -2 8 22 19 17 13
One Year Basis Point Change -11 -16 -16 -12 -18 -15
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