Market Numbers Friday 2nd November 2012

Market Numbers

This Week:  After a lacklustre start to the week, the markets deteriorated before improving toward the mid week, but not quite hitting the the 5860 level, before deteriorating to almost start of weeek levels by the end of Wednesday. Thursday saw a pick up in the markets again as the end of the week approached, with a further small rally and decline before Friday close. Markets ended the week higher than at the start. FTSE 100 Peak: 5890.11; Trough: 5764.55

The Month: The high point over the last month remained the Peak at 5928.27 from a couple of weeks ago. The low point was 5740.52 at the very start of October 2012 followed by a further low point of 5776.71 during the early part of the month. The FTSE 100 has improved slightly over the last month, although it has experienced good rises and deep falls alike before reaching its current position, with an overall positive trend so far. Despite the rises and falls of this month, October has seen a general increase in the overall level compared to three months ago, although the beginning of Septmber saw a large dip before the index improved. 

The figures below are closing numbers as at Friday 2nd November 2012

FTSE 100                              5868.55     1.06%    on the week

FTSE All Share                     3068.72     1.12%    on the week

Brent Crude $ per barrel    105.68       -3.53%     on the week

Gold $ per troy ounce         1685.00      -1.81%     on the week

Silver $ per troy ounce        31.92         0.79%     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 %                             0.15600   last week : 0.15350

Euro Libor %                         0.01286   last week : 0.01286

GBP Libor %                          0.48375   last week : 0.48500

Euro Euribor 3 mnths %     0.20   last week : 0.20

Sterling CDs 3 mnths %       0.49  last week : 0.50

RONIA  %                              0.4085  l wk : 0.4070  (Repurchase Overnight Index Ave Rate)

SONIA   %                              0.4344  l wk : 0.4347 (Sterling Overnight Index Ave Rate)

HFRX                                      1133.25         -0.17%  on the week  (Global Hedge Fund Index)

One Pound will buy 1.6040 US Dollars

One Pound will buy 1.2487 Euros

CPI Inflation stands at 2.2% as at Sept 2012     Currently the Gov’t measure of inflation

Retail Prices Index :     2.6% as at Sept 2012     Previously the Gov’t measure of inflation

10 Year Government Bond (Gilt)  Price £99.08 Yield 1.85%

KEY to Important Indeces:

RONIA – Repurchase Overnight Index Average Rate – Launched June 2011

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