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Stock market review (weekly) after 27th January, 2012.

US Fed has not announced QE-3!  I think it may take little time to understand the matter. Actually they already did it by giving cheaper dollar funds to banks, because without this it is hard to draw any conclusion. Less than expected GDP figure supports Fed’s decision of holing interest rate.
INDEX 27th Jan, 2012 1/20/2011-1/27/2012 (%) 1/13/2011-1/20/2012 (%)



Dow 12660 -0.47 2.4 Ftse 5733.45 0.09 1.63 Cac 3318.76 -0.08 3.91 Dax 6511.98 1.68 4.25 Australia S&P 4288.4 1.15 1.04 Shanghai Com.

Currency market review (weekly) after 27th January, 2012.

Lower interest rate is not the only reason for USD’s drop this week, I think speculation about QE-3 and lower yields of bonds for countries like Italy also contributed in it. This week EURO strengthened for 5th day against US dollar and for 2 weeks in a row.

Currencies 27th Jan, 2012 1/20/2011-1/27/2012 (%) 1/13/2011-1/20/2012 (%)



USD 78.9 -1.65 -1.52 EURO/USD 1.322 2.24 1.97 AUD/USD 1.066 1.72 1.55 USD/JPY 76.735 -0.49 0.18 USD/RUPEE 49.64 -1.37 -2.14 Swiss FRANC

Treasury & Bond market review (weekly), after 27th January, 2012.

Market is still looking for some solution from Greek debt talk; there is still confusion about the private role or better to say their sacrifices!  Somewhere I read that Greek finance minister told about wrapping up debt swap talks by 1st February, I think it will be better if something comes ahead of European Union summit. Euro area Bond yield are not showing any worse signal for this moment, which is quite better. In fact bond yields of Italy and Spain are showing something good, but things are not same for Portugal. I have a feeling that Portugal may be the next headline after Greece debt talk.
US Treasury yields are again changing there trend in each week. Bernanke’s remark about Bond buying helped US Treasury yield to drop more, especially the 5 year US Treasury yield which is making lowest figures.
YIELDs (US) 27th Jan, 2012 1/20/2011-1/27/2012 (%) 1/13/2011-1/20/2012 (%)



2-Year Treasury 0.215 -11.16 7.56 5-Year Treasury 0.749 -15.65 12.26 10-Year Treasury 1.893 -6.56 8.46 30-Year Treasury 3.06 -…

Stock market review (weekly) after 20th January, 2012.

Market is neglecting all those negative things (like S&P downgrades) and focusing more on positive sides (like Greek debt talk).
INDEX 20th Jan, 2012 1/13/2011-1/20/2012 (%) 1/6/2011-1/13/2012 (%)



Dow 12720 2.4 0.51 Ftse 5728.55 1.63 -0.23 Cac 3321.5 3.91 1.88 Dax 6404.39 4.25 1.41 Australia S&P 4239.6 1.04 2.13 Shanghai Com. 2319.12 3.32 3.75 Hang Seng 20110.37 4.72

Currency market review (weekly) after 20th January, 2012.

EURO’s move was better against US dollar, as it gave positive closing after 5 weeks. I think now many things depend upon Greek debt talk. I was looking a report which said that cost of accessing dollar fell to its lowest level, now that means that market is expecting some good things in coming days.
Currencies 20th Jan, 2012 1/13/2011-1/20/2012 (%) 1/6/2011-1/13/2012 (%)



USD 80.22 -1.52 0.25 EURO/USD 1.293 1.97 -0.16 AUD/USD 1.048 1.55 0.98 USD/JPY 77.12 0.18 -0.17 USD/RUPEE 50.33 -2.14 -2.56 Swiss FRANC