Last Updated: 2016-10-23

Interest Rates

Fed Funds .4
Discount Rate 2.2
Repo Rate 1.50
Interbank Offerd Rate
1M .6250% 1Y 1.0938%
3M 0.7813% 2Y 0%
6M .9063% 3Y 0%

Foreign Currency

3 Month Offer 10 Year Treasury 30 Year Treasury
USD .85711% 1.6943% 2.4452%
EUR -.32086% .0020% .6291%
JPY -.03943% -.037% .5540%
JBP .38031% .8770% 1.5690%
CHF -.74380% -.4010% .0670%

Exchange Rates

/ 1.0970 0.00%
/ 104.20 0.00%
/ 1.2192 0.00%
/ .9900 -1.22%
/ 0.30310 3.04%
/ 114.30 -13.30%

Commodities (USD)

Gold Oz 1250.55 5.66%
Silver Oz 17.41 11.63%
Oil Brl 48.12 -16.06%

Stock Markets

DOW JONES 18123.80 4.01%
NASDAQ 5275.91 11.4%
DAX 30 10276.17 -4.35%
NIKKEI 225 16519.29 -13.21%
FTSE 100 6710.28 7.50%
CAC 40 4332.45 -6.57%

Kuwait Stock

Index 5428.91 3.43%
Bkg. Sector
Bus. Sector 785.46 15.48%
Ind. Sector 1158.10 -9.94%
Ins. Sector 1003.90 12.26%
Real Est. Sector 820.68 14.63%

Economic Indicators

Location Description Forcast Previous
9:30 CA Manufacturing Sales 1.7

Foreign Exchange

Country Comments
EUR The weekly decline in the European currency seems to have found some support around 1.0870 vs. the dollar, with EUR/USD now bouncing to the 1.0880/85 band. Spot is closing its third consecutive week with losses, shedding more than 4 cents since tops around 1.1280 seen in mid-September.
JPY The USD/JPY pair extended its reversal from session peak level of 104.20 and has now dropped to a fresh session low amid prevalent risk-off mood. Currently trading around 103.70-65 region, the pair reversed part of Thursdays strong gain and once again failed to sustain its strength above 104.00 handle. Fridays news of a powerful earthquake hitting western Japan triggered the initial leg of slide for the pair.
GBP Currently trading around 1.2220 region, the pairs current pull-back could be categorized as profit taking bounce ahead of a weekend. In absence of any market-moving economic releases from the US, traders seemed inclined to take lighten greenback bullish bets.
CHF USD/CHF was trading at 0.9936.
KWD The Central Bank of Kuwait changed its dinar around a mid-point of 0.30280 per dollar.

Money Market

Code Country Comments
USD U.S. government debt prices were mostly higher on Friday as investors digested comments from Federal Reserve speakers. San Francisco Fed President John Williams renewed his call for gradual rate hikes sooner rather than later, arguing that putting off a hike in the federal funds rate could stifle economic growth.

Stock Markets

Code Country Comments
EUR European stocks finished flat Friday, with some indexes easing from multimonth highs as investors waded through corporate reports while they considered European Central Bank President Mario Draghis hint toward the possibility of more monetary stimulus. The Stoxx Europe 600 index finished unchanged at 344.29 after zigzagging between small gains and losses throughout the session. Technology, telecom, financial and commodity shares moved up, while consumer shares, health care, utility and industrial issues fell. European indexes that fell included Portugals PSI 20 index , closing down 0.2% at 4,726.43. Investors waited for a decision, expected late Friday, on whether ratings agency DBRS would cut the country from an investment grade rating.
JPY A strong dollar sent Asian shares broadly lower on Friday, with the Nikkei reversing gains in the late session after an earthquake rocked Western Japan. The Nikkei Stock Average ended down 0.3%, erasing the 0.6% gains made earlier in the day, though the extent of damage caused by the magnitude 6.6 earthquake wasnt immediately clear. Even so, the Nikkei ended the week up nearly 2%, thanks to robust corporate earnings results and a weaker yen. Elsewhere in the region, Korea Kospi fell 0.4% and Singapores Straits Times Index was also off 0.4%. Among the days bigger winners in Japan, industrial machine maker Yaskawa Electric (6506.TO) rose 2.1%, after it kept its profit expectations for the full year unchanged despite weaker earnings for the first half that ended in September.
GBP U.K. stocks closed slightly lower Friday, as British American Tobacco PLC dropped while Burberry Group PLC popped higher on separate merger prospects. The FTSE 100 index closed down 0.1% at 7,020.47 after darting between small gains and losses throughout the session. The index on Thursday also had a choppy session and closed higher by less than 0.1%. For the week, the blue-chip benchmark scored a 0.1% rise, stabilizing after last weeks loss of 0.4%.
KWD The Kuwait stock exchange is currently at 5,321.46.
USD U.S. stocks closed mostly lower Friday, led by declines in phone companies, health care and energy stocks. Consumer staples and technology companies eked out slight gains. Investors continued to focus on corporate America, reviewing earnings from General Electric, McDonalds and other big companies. AT&T lost 3 percent following reports that the company is considering a deal to acquire the media conglomerate Time Warner. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 16.64 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,145.71. The Standard & Poors 500 slid 0.18 points, or 0.01 percent, to 2,141.16. The Nasdaq composite gained 15.57 points, or 0.3 percent, to 5,257.40.