Market Numbers Friday 12th October 2012

Market Numbers

This Week:  the markets rather languished in a trough of uncertainty during much of the mid week. Overall performance, although momentarily perky in the first half copied last weeks activity by losing ground mid week. Markets managed to claw back some ground again as the week drew to a close. FTSE 100 Peak: 5844.98; Trough: 5776.71

The Month: Peaking over 5900.00 earlier in September 2012, the FTSE 100 has steadily improved over the last month, although it did show a sharp decline towards the end of September before picking up again. Early October has seen a general rise followed by a general fall resulting in not much change in the current month so far although is still maintaining a better position compared to three months ago. 

The figures below are closing numbers as at Friday 12th October 2012

FTSE 100                              5793.32     -1.32%    on the week

FTSE All Share                     3025.62     -1.37%    on the week

Brent Crude $ per barrel    114.62       2.32%       on the week

Gold $ per troy ounce         1768.80      -1.21%     on the week

Silver $ per troy ounce        33.79         -3.04%     on the week

MPC Base Rate  %               0.50  (Bank of England Base/Repo Rate) since 05/03/2009

Euro Repo Rate %                0.75  since 05/07/2012

US Libor %                             0.15250   last week : 0.15310

Euro Libor %                         0.01429   last week : 0.01429

GBP Libor %                          0.48563   last week : 0.48438

Euro Euribor 3 mnths %     0.21   last week : 0.22

Sterling CDs 3 mnths %       0.51  last week : 0.52

RONIA  %                              0.4149  l wk : 0.4605  (Repurchase Overnight Index Ave Rate)

SONIA   %                              0.4363  l wk : 0.4379 (Sterling Overnight Index Average Rate)

HFRX                                      1138.09         -0.16%  on the week  (Global Hedge Fund Index)

One Pound will buy 1.6088 US Dollars

One Pound will buy 1.2407 Euros

CPI Inflation stands at 2.5% as at August 2012     Currently the Gov’t measure of inflation

Retail Prices Index :     2.9% as at August 2012     Previously the Gov’t measure of inflation

10 Year Government Bond (Gilt)  Price £100.24 Yield 1.72%

KEY:

RONIA – Repurchase Overnight Index Average Rate – Launched June 2011

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