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Results were mixed for stocks, commodities and currencies, while bonds rose and the cryptos fell once again. Palladium showed the largest gains, rising 2.7% and closing at 31.0 grams – just shy of parity with gold. Ethereum had the largest loss, dropping 9.0%.

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Very few asset classes made gains this week. The short list was headed by gold stocks, as the HUI rose 4.0%, and crude oil, which added 1.2%. The largest losses were once again in cryptocurrencies, as Ethereum fell 19.3% and Bitcoin dropped 16.6%.

More on Weekly Update 7 Dec 2018

Most asset classes were higher this week. The exceptions were gold stocks and some of the commodities. Ethereum, up 6.5%, and the Dow Jones Industrials, up 4.6%, topped the rising list. The biggest losses were in coffee, off 3.5%, and crude oil, down 3.0%.

More on Weekly Update 9 Nov 2018

A lower week for most assets, with stocks taking the brunt of the losses, especially gold stocks which fell 7.5%. The largest rises were in long term bonds, up 0.6%, and the Japanese Yen, which rose 0.5%. Cryptocurrencies had a quiet week, closing down, but about in line with most national currencies.

More on Weekly Update 26 Oct 2018

A lower week for all assets except cryptocurrencies and two standouts: coffee, which continues to soar (up another 4.1%) and gold stocks, which rose 0.8%. The largest declines were in crude oil, which fell 3.8%, and the Nikkei Index, which was off 1.7%.

More on Weekly Update 19 Oct 2018

This was a "mostly lower" week, with currencies, bonds and cryptos falling, while stocks and commodities were mixed. The largest drops were in cryptocurrencies, as Ethereum fell 14.7% and Bitcoin dropped 6.5%. The largest gains were in coffee, up 5.6%, and gold stocks, which gained 5.5%.

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This week, cryptocurrencies were much less volatile than bonds, stocks and commodities. The largest losses were in long term bonds, off 4.7%, while the biggest gains were in coffee, up 4.9%. Bitcoin, in contrast, finished the week down 1.7%.

More on Weekly Update 5 Oct 2018

This week, bonds were higher, cryptos were lower, and other asset classes were mixed. Palladium was the big winner, rising 5.7%. Ethereum fell the most, dropping 8.9%, giving up about half of the prior week's 16.8% gain.

More on Weekly Update 28 Sep 2018

This week, stocks were higher, bonds were lower, and other asset classes were mixed. The biggest moves were in commodities, as platinum rose 3.5% and coffee dropped 2.9%. Ethereum continued to take a pummeling, falling 2.8% on top of the prior week's 23% loss.

More on Weekly Update 14 Sep 2018

This was a pretty lack-luster week. National currencies, bonds and commodities were mixed, while cryptocurrencies and most equities were sharply lower. The largest gains were in coffee, up just 0.9%. The largest losses were in Ethereum, which fell 23% this week, leaving it down 46% in the last month.

More on Weekly Update 7 Sep 2018