Saturday, September 1, 2012

As The World Turns

By, Chris Rossini

Below you'll find snapshots of how major markets around the world ended the week:

U.S. - Dow Jones Industrial Average -.51%

China - Shanghai Composite Index -2.13%

Japan - Nikkei -2.54%

UK - FTSE -1.13%

Germany - DAX Composite 0%

Spain - Madrid General Index +1.53%

Brazil - Bovespa Stock Index -2.34%

Israel - Tel Aviv 25 Index +1.01%

Switzerland - Swiss Market Index -1.36%

Gold +1.13%

Silver +3.73%

Crude Oil +.26%

U.S. Dollar Index -.47%

Euro +.54%

U.S. 30YR T-Bond Yield -3.87%

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure I'm going to kick myself when I hear the answer but what happened last year around August/Sept/Oct that caused many stock markets to have a big drop? I know April 2011 was Fukushima, which is why Japan had a big drop at that point. But what happened a few months later and why did it affect so many markets around the world?