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Forex Trading and Currency Exchange Rates – Stocks Rebounding while Crude and Gold Rise

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(Best Syndication News) The Australian dollar gained while the pound sterling fell against all major currencies (see forex charts below). Although stock prices declined on Monday, they showed signs of strength in Asia on Tuesday.

World FX

The dollar gained against all major currencies except against the yen (see average one-day chart below). The dollar gained 0.13 percent against the euro, 0.42 percent against the pound sterling and 0.30 percent against the franc. The U.S. currency fell 0.28 percent against the Japanese yen.

Throughout the day the greenback fell against the euro, and the Canadian and Australian dollars (see intraday chart below). The dollar turned around and gained 0.07 percent against the yen throughout the day.

The overall gainer for the day was the Aussie while the loser was the British pound (see cross tables below). The pound was down 0.535 percent against the yen and 0.427 percent against the Hong Kong dollar. Meanwhile the Aussie was up 0.418 percent against the Swiss franc.

Commodities and Futures

Commodities were mixed Monday with coal, crude oil, gold and silver higher (see commodities chart below).

April light sweet crude jumped another $1.20 (+0.98%) to $105.44 a barrel. Since the settle, the price dropped $1.35.

April gold was up $5.90 (+0.41%) to $1,434.50 an ounce. The precious metal has declined $5.80 since the settle.

Stock Market Today

Stock indexes around the world were lower Monday with the exception of the Shanghai index (see stock charts below).

The Nasdaq, Australian and Bombay stock markets suffered the most, falling more than one percent.

Stocks in Asia closed higher Tuesday. Markets are opening higher in Europe.

By: Tom Madison
Business Reporter

Forex Currency Exchange Rates Today

Average one-day change:

Monday Surveys 1 - 3 (1-day) % Change Day % Change Wk % Ch 30-Day Ch 100-Day
3/7/2011 Average 1US$ = Currency Pos=$US Gain Pos=$US Gain Pos=$US Gain Pos=$US Gain
0.9884 Average Against Aussie 0.07% 0.44% -2.01% 0.02%
0.7159 Average Against Euro € 0.13% -0.77% -2.65% -0.51%
82.1826 Average Against Yen ¥ -0.28% 0.32% 0.15% 1.27%
0.6174 Average Against Pound £ 0.42% 0.78% -2.10% -0.36%
0.9280 Average Against Franc 0.30% 0.38% -1.43% -3.99%
0.9733 Average Against Canadian 0.07% 0.03% -2.80% -3.04%
Average 1Currency = US$ Pos=$US Loss Pos=$US Loss Pos=$US Loss Pos=$US Loss
1.0118 Average Against Aussie -0.07% -0.44% 2.05% -0.02%
1.3969 Average Against Euro -0.13% 0.78% 2.72% 0.51%
0.0122 Average Against Yen 0.28% -0.32% -0.15% -1.25%
1.6196 Average Against Pound -0.41% -0.78% 2.15% 0.36%
1.0776 Average Against Franc -0.30% -0.38% 1.45% 4.15%
1.0275 Average Against Canadian -0.07% -0.03% 2.88% 3.14%

Intra-Day Chart:

Green = $ UP Intra-Day Trend Green = $ UP
Red = $ Down 3/7/2011 Survey 5A Survey 5B Survey 5C Red = $ Down
From Previous Time PST 2:00 PM 5:45 PM 11:30 PM Intra-Day Average
0.01% USD/JPY 82.29 82.24 82.35 0.07% 82.293
-0.08% EUR/USD 1.3968 1.3964 1.3971 0.02% 1.397
-0.31% GBP/USD 1.6202 1.6191 1.6201 -0.01% 1.620
0.07% CAD/USD 0.9727 0.9733 0.9739 0.12% 0.973
-0.02% USD/HKD 7.787 7.7879 7.7886 0.02% 7.788
-0.14% AUD/USD 1.0113 1.0118 1.0122 0.09% 1.012
-0.14% USD/CNY 6.554 6.567 6.5676 0.21% 6.563

Cross Tables:

Survey 1 March 7 2011 2:00 OPM
1 HKD 1 AUD 1 CAD 1 CHF 1 GBP 1 JPY 1 EUR 1 USD
USD $ 0.1284 1.0118 1.0279 1.0792 1.6202 0.0122 1.3968  
EUR € 0.0919 0.7244 0.7359 0.7726 1.1599 0.0087   0.7159
JPY ¥ 10.5612 83.2201 84.5408 88.7576 133.25   114.8813 82.2455
GBP £ 0.0793 0.6245 0.6345 0.6661   0.0075 0.8621 0.6172
CHF franc 0.119 0.9376 0.9525   1.5013 0.0113 1.2943 0.9266
CAD 0.1249 0.9844   1.0499 1.5762 0.0118 1.3589 0.9728
AUD 0.1269   1.0159 1.0665 1.6012 0.012 1.3805 0.9883
HKD 7.8798 8.0048 8.4041 12.6169 0.0947 10.8777 7.7875

One-Day Change:

Pos Means Top Currency Gained One Day Change March 7 2011 2:00 OPM
Survey 1 1 HKD 1 AUD 1 CAD 1 CHF 1 GBP 1 JPY 1 EUR 1 USD
USD 0.000% 0.188% 0.058% -0.231% -0.424% 0.826% -0.136%
EUR € 0.109% 0.319% 0.191% -0.091% -0.292% 0.000% 0.126%
JPY ¥ -0.109% 0.081% -0.049% -0.338% -0.535% -0.242% -0.109%
GBP £ 0.507% 0.612% 0.491% 0.196% 0.000% 0.291% 0.423%
CHF 0.253% 0.418% 0.295% -0.199% 0.893% 0.093% 0.227%
CAD -0.080% 0.132% -0.285% -0.486% 0.000% -0.191% -0.062%
AUD $ -0.157% -0.128% -0.420% -0.614% 0.000% -0.318% -0.192%
HKD 0.191% 0.059% -0.230% -0.427% 0.106% -0.133% 0.000%

30-Day Change:

Pos Means Top Currency Gained 30- Day Change March 7 2011 2:00 OPM
Survey 1 1 HKD 1 AUD 1 CAD 1 CHF 1 GBP 1 JPY 1 EUR 1 USD
USD 0.08% 2.34% 3.04% 1.65% 2.33% 0.00% 2.84%
EUR -2.75% -0.48% 0.19% -1.16% -0.50% -3.33% -2.77%
JPY 0.18% 2.46% 3.16% 1.76% 2.45% 2.96% 0.12%
GBP -2.22% 0.00% 0.71% -0.67% -2.60% 0.50% -2.28%
CHF -1.57% 0.69% 1.37% 0.67% -1.74% 1.17% -1.62%
CAD -2.88% -0.68% -1.35% -0.69% -3.28% -0.20% -2.95%
AUD -2.23% 0.69% -0.68% -0.01% -2.44% 0.50% -2.28%
HKD 2.28% 2.98% 1.58% 2.26% -0.21% 2.78% -0.06%

Commodities / Futures:

Monday Survey # 2 (BSNCOM2) One-Day One-Day 30-Day 100-Day 100- Day
3/7/2011 Commodity $ Change % Change % Change % Change Max Month
115.97 Brent crude 0.00 0.00% 18.82% 38.52% 116.3500 April
73 Coal 1.63 2.28% 0.55% 17.97% 83.4500 April
4.327 Copper HG -0.15 -3.37% -0.49% 14.18% 4.6285 May
105.44 Crude oil (CL) 1.02 0.98% 18.33% 29.10% 105.4400 April
2.60 Ethanol ZE CBOT -0.02 -0.88% 11.85% 18.87% 2.6180 April
1434.5 Gold GC 5.90 0.41% 6.69% 6.52% 1437.7000 April
3.0657 Heating Oil (HO) -0.02 -0.76% 15.50% 35.50% 3.0893 April
3.93 Natural gas NG 0.12 3.10% -17.20% 8.21% 4.7430 April
790.1 Palladium PA -19.70 -2.43% -3.24% 36.07% 857.7000 June
1820.4 Platinum PL -17.50 -0.95% 0.04% 8.14% 1861.9000 April
35.87 Silver SI 0.54 1.52% 31.27% 54.94% 35.8650 May
3.0039 RB RBOB Gasoline -0.04 -1.40% 21.20% 41.43% 3.0464 April
67.00 UxC Uranium U3O8 0.00 0.00% -2.90% 38.86% 73.0000 March
343.01 Average All -2.17 -0.63% 2.44% 13.66% 348.2383 All

Stock Markets Around the World:

Monday U.S. Markets 1 Day 1 Day 1 Week 30-Day 100-Day
3/7/2011 Pt Change % Change % Change % Change % Change
12,090.03 Dow Jones Industrial Average -79.85 -0.66% -1.11% 0.94% 10.12%
1,310.13 S&P 500 -11.02 -0.83% -1.29% 1.47% 12.37%
2,745.63 Nasdaq Composite Index -39.04 -1.40% -1.32% 0.97% 12.67%
Monday World Market Indexes 1 Day 1 Day 1 Week 30-Day 100-Day
7-Mar-11 Pt Change % Change % Change % Change % Change
147.9 DJ Asian Titans 50 -1.75 -1.17% -0.66% 0.93% 7.95%
2181.94 The Global Dow -18.21 -0.83% -1.18% 1.09% 8.83%
10,505.02 Nikkei 225 Japan -188.64 -1.76% -1.12% 0.39% 10.12%
2,996.97 Shanghai China 54.80 1.86% 3.15% 11.93% -0.16%
23,313.19 Hang Seng Hong Kong China -95.67 -0.41% -0.11% -2.00% -1.90%
2644.42 Dow Stoxx - 50 Europe -17.00 -0.64% -2.55% -0.75% 3.67%
2931.5 DJ Euro Stoxx - 50 Europe -17.68 -0.60% -2.73% -0.89% 3.32%
5,973.78 FTSE 100 England -16.61 -0.28% -0.34% 0.95% 4.73%
3,990.41 CAC 40 France -29.80 -0.74% -2.92% -0.73% 4.81%
7,161.93 DAX Germany -16.97 -0.24% -1.52% 1.46% 10.34%
4,797.90 S&P ASX 200 Australia -66.40 -1.37% -0.67% -0.21% 4.35%
18,222.67 BSE Sensex Bombay India -263.78 -1.43% 2.24% -3.94% -8.81%
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