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Cryptocurrencies advanced while other asset classes were mixed, stocks mostly higher, and currencies and commodities mostly lower. The brightest spots were coffee, up 7.5%, gold stocks, up 4.7%, and the CCi30 crypto index, up 4.1%. The week's biggest losses were in palladium, down 6.8%, and platinum, down 4.2%. The US Dollar fell 1.2%, and the Japanese Yen rose 0.7%.

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Stocks and commodities were mixed, but other asset classes closed lower. The brightest spots were copper, up 4.0%, gold stocks, up 3.9%, and palladium, up 3.4%. The week's biggest losses were in Ethereum, down 13.4%, and the CCi30 crypto index, down 11.1%. The US Dollar fell 2.0%, while silver rose 2.0%.

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Cryptocurrencies fell, and other asset classes were mixed but mostly lower. The brightest spots were crude oil, up 3.0%, the Chinese Yuan, up 2.7%, and long term treasuries, up 2.6%. The week's biggest losses were in the CCi30 crypto index, down 8.0%, Ethereum, down 6.2%, and the Euro STOXX, down 5.7%. The US Dollar fell 0.8%, and silver declined 4.3%.

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Bonds rose and other asset classes were mixed; commodities were mostly lower, but stocks, cryptos and national currencies were mostly higher. The largest losses were in platinum, down 4.9% and the HUI gold stocks, off 4.2%. The week's biggest gains were in Bitcoin, up 4.4%, and the S&P 500, up 3.0%. Long term treasuries rose 2.8% while USD cash gained 1.6%. The only falling national currency was the Chinese Yuan, down 1.2%.

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This week the markets have shifted into bull mode; except for gold stocks and a few commodities, assets are broadly in the green. There were only four falling assets, with the largest losses in copper, down 3.1%; platinum and the HUI gold stocks were each off 1.3%. Crude oil retreated 0.4%. The week's biggest gains were in Ethereum, up 23.5%, and cotton, up 8.8%. Coffee and silver also made strong gains, rising 7.5% and 5.7% respectively.

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After two generally "up" weeks, the table has turned mostly red, with national currencies, cryptos, and bonds all down, and stocks and commodities mixed. There were only four rising assets, with the largest gains in silver, up 4.5%, and gold stocks, up 1.4%. Palladium added 0.8%, and the Euro STOXX inched ahead 0.2%. The week's worst losses were in crypto, as Ether fell 9.7% and Bitcoin dropped 6.3%. The Japanese Yen fell 5.1% to a new all-time low. Coffee dropped 4.0% and crude oil closed down 3.1%.

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Most assets were in the green, including stocks, bonds, cryptos, and most national currencies; commodities were mixed. The largest gains were in stocks, as the Euro STOXX rose 4.7% and the S&P 500 gained 4.3%. Gold mining stocks advanced 4.0%. The largest losses were all in commodities: coffee fell 3.0%, palladium dropped 2.0%, and silver declined 0.6%. Platinum, although little changed for the week, is hovering near its all-time lows. The Japanese Yen fell 0.4% to a new all-time low.

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Commodities were mixed and gold stocks rose, but all other assets moved lower. The largest gains were in coffee, up 8.4%, and silver, up 5.1%. The worst losses were in the CCi30 crypto index, down 10.3%, and cotton, off 9.1%. Gold mining shares rose 3.3%, while the Nikkei fell 7.1% and the Dow Industrials dropped 5.8%. The US Dollar fell 3.7%, as it and every other major national currency (except the Ruble) hit new all-time lows.

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Treasury bonds moved lower, as did all national currencies except the US Dollar, which managed a 0.4% gain. Other asset classes were mixed. The largest gains were in copper, up 6.2%, and crude oil, up 4.3%. The worst losses were in coffee, down 4.1%, and Ethereum, off 3.6%. Precious metals did well, as palladium gained 3.7%, silver rose 3.3%, and gold mining stocks added 2.1%. Bitcoin also gained 2.1%, closing just under 1 kg.

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Only cryptocurrencies, precious metals and gold stocks advanced, other assets declined. The 30 crypto index was the best performing asset, rising 8.0%, followed by Ethereum, up 7.1%. Palladium rose 5.3% and Bitcoin gained 3.3%. The worst losses were in crude oil, down 7.9%, and cotton, down 7.8%. The US Dollar dropped 5.6% to a new all-time low of 14.3 mg (the EUR, JPY, CAD, CHF, GBP, and AUD, among others, also made new all-time lows this week.)

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