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.
Bonds and national currencies were lower, with the exception of the Euro, which managed a 0.3% rise. Other asset classes were mixed. Crude oil and Palladium rose the most, gaining 2.6% and 2.5% respectively. Ethereum had the largest losses, falling 11.8%.
Cryptocurrencies, stocks, and most commodities were lower, bonds were higher, and national currencies were mixed. Cryptos continued their fall, with Ethereum dropping 20.0% while Bitcoin gave up 16.7%. Long term bonds rose 1.4%, the largest gain this week. The only rising commodity was silver, which added 0.3%.
Currencies and bonds were higher, stocks and commodities were mixed. Cryptocurrencies were hit hard, as Ethereum fell 10.4% and Bitcoin dropped 8.4%. The largest gains were in the S&P 500 stock index which rose 1.4%.
This was a generally positive week for currencies and bonds, a quiet week for stocks, and a mixed week for cryptocurrencies and commodities. The largest gains were in crude oil, which rose a stunning 9.7%. The largest losses were in Ethereum, which fell 5.0%.
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%.
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%.
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.
It was a "risk on" week, with every asset class rising except Ethereum (down 6.8%) and gold stocks (HUI off 2.7%). The biggest gains were in cotton, up 9.4%, and crude oil, up 4.9%.
2017 was an exciting year, especially in the cryptocurrency markets, where Bitcoin rose about 12x, Ethereum rose about 82x, and other smaller coins and tokens rose even more. Commodities were very active, with palladium surging 38% while coffee fell 19%. Bonds and most currencies were lower, while major stock indexes were higher.