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.