The trading trend for month end was mostly how it was at mid month. Top five gainers against the dollar of the 36 most actively traded pairs were the New Zealand dollar, up 7.3 percent, the Brazilian real, up 6 percent, the Indian rupee, up 5.1 percent, the Australian dollar, up 4.7 percent and the British pound, up 4 percent.
The worst performing five currencies, and there were only five, were the Indonesian rupiah, down 5.4 percent, the Canadian dollar, down 2.2 percent, the Argentinean peso, down 2.1 percent, the Japanese yen, down 0.1 percent and the Chinese yuan with a really marginal 0.04 percent drop after being tightly managed by the PBOC as usual.
Quarterly trends are a little more shaken but some names reappear. Best five gainers against the dollar in the last three months were the New Zealand dollar, up 6.8 percent, the Korean won, up 6.3 percent, the Polish zloty, up 6.2 percent, the British pound, up 6.1 percent and the Czech crown, up 4.9 percent.
Five worst performing currencies were the Indonesia rupiah, down 14 percent, the Argentinean peso, down 7 percent, the Indian rupee, down 4.8 percent, the Malaysian Ringgit, down 2.1 percent, and the South African rand, down 2 percent.