National currencies and bonds were lower, cryptocurrencies were higher, and equities and commodities were mixed. The largest gains were in Bitcoin and crude oil, which rose 6.9% and 3.7% respectively. The largest losses were in long term bonds, which declined 2.3%. The US Dollar was 1.5% lower.
National currencies were all lower, with the Swiss Franc (not in table) taking the largest hit, falling 2.2%. Tied for second worst were the Euro and the British Pound Sterling (not in table) which each declined 2.0%. The Chinese Yuan showed relative strength, dropping only 0.8%. USD cash fell 1.5%, but its bonds did worse, as the short term SHY declined 1.6% and the long term TLT dropped 2.3%.
Cryptocurrencies had a good week, as Bitcoin rose 6.9% and Ethereum gained 2.9%. Many of the smaller cryptos also did well; DASH, for example, advanced 1.6%.
Equities were mixed, with the Japanese Nikkei rising 1.4% while the Euro STOXX fell 1.1%. Even US indexes were mixed, as the DOW Industrials rose 0.3% and the S&P 500 declined 0.4%. But the British FTSE (not in table) made the largest gains of all, rising 2.4%.
Crude oil and platinum dominated the commodity action, gaining 3.7% and 3.5% respectively. Cotton had the largest loss, dropping 1.9%. Silver rose 2.3% while copper was little changed, off 0.1%.
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