23 April Market Review

The FTSE closed at 6310.4 to be down 0.53% for the week.  The Dax was up 3.2% for the week with the close of 10374.  The CAC ended the week at 4569.7 to be up 1.7%.

The Dow closed the week at 18004 to be up 0.6%.  The Nasdaq Composite Index by week end was at 4906.2 to be down 0.65%.

The Nikkei 225 ended the week at 17527 to be up a solid 4%.

The Sterling again enjoyed the best week by the major currencies.  The Dollar lost against the Sterling 1.2% with a close of $1.4388.  The Dollar rose however versus the Euro with a close of $1.1242 to be up 0.45%.  The Dollar was also better against the Yen with a gain of 2.5% for the week, closing at 111.5.

The Euro rose against the Yen 2% for the week, with a close of 125.3.  The Euro did lose against the Sterling with a close of 1.2799, to be down 1.7%.  The Euro traded higher for the week against the CHF with a gain of 0.61%, with a close of 1.0987.

Brent Crude rose 4.7% for the week with a close of $45.11 per barrel.  Gold lost a little at 0.18% with a close of $1232 per ounce for the week.