Cotton

This was a rough week for nearly every asset class, with only cotton (up 1.3%) and long term bonds (up 0.3%) showing any gains. The brunt of the selling was once again cryptocurrencies, as ETH plunged 29.7% and BTC fell 22.1%. Stocks and commodities weren't spared: crude oil dropped 10.8% and the DJIA fell 4.5%.

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Cryptocurrency markets were hit hard this week, as Ethereum (down 17.4%) and Bitcoin (off 13.5%) closed at new lows for the year (More on this below.) Crude oil was also hit hard, falling 7.0%. Most other asset classes were also lower, but there were exceptions, including palladium, which rose 4.0%, and copper, which gained 3.4%.

More on Weekly Update 16 Nov 2018

Stocks caught a break this week, recouping some of their losses from the prior week. The largest price swings were in commodities, as crude oil sank 6.5% and platinum rose 5.1%. Bitcoin and Ethereum were lower, but only by 1.2%.

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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

Currencies, bonds and stocks were mostly higher, while crypto-currencies got hammered, and commodities were mixed. The largest gains were in cotton, up 5.2%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, up 3.6%. The biggest losses were in Ethereum, which fell 7.4%.

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This was a solid week for cryptocurrencies; commodities were mostly lower, and all other asset classes were mixed. Ethereum topped the charts, rising 8.3%. Copper suffered the largest losses, falling 5.0%. Platinum fell to a new all-time low before recovering to close the week down 1.9%.

More on Weekly Update 6 Jul 2018

This was a strange week, generally positive until Friday, when trade war announcements caused most assets except the USD and long term bonds to drop sharply. Bitcoin and Ethereum had fallen hard very early in the week, and were recovering slowly before giving up their gains on Friday, ending off 14.5% and 17.5% respectively. Long term bonds were the largest gainers, rising 1.7%.

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It was generally an up week for currencies and bonds, but mixed for cryptocurrencies, stocks, and commodities. The largest swings were in commodities, with cotton climbing 5.3% and crude oil falling 2.4%.

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This was a very "risk on" week, as buyers pushed the prices of every asset class, except platinum, higher. The largest gains were in cotton, up 5.1%, and Ethereum, up 5.0%. Platinum lost 1.9%, and closed at 21.3 grams/oz, just 0.3% above its all-time lows.

More on Weekly Update 18 May 2018

National currencies, cryptocurrencies, and bonds were all lower this week, while equities and commodities were mixed. Ethereum dropped the most, giving up 14.5% for the week. Palladium saw the largest gain, rising 3.1%.

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