Bonds and national currencies fell, cryptocurrencies continued their strong advances, and stocks and commodities were mixed, but mostly higher. Bitcoin rose 23.6% to a new all-time high, but the broader index of 30 cryptos did even better, closing up 31.4%. Platinum gained 8.1%, but coffee suffered the week's worst losses, dropping 3.4%.
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Bonds and national currencies declined, stocks were mostly higher, and commodities were mostly lower. But the big fireworks this week were in cryptocurrencies, as Bitcoin fell 11.0% and Ethereum rose 4.7%. The next biggest movers were coffee and palladium, which dropped 3.9% and 3.5% respectively.
After weeks of near vertical ascension, cryptocurrencies finally paused and pulled back a bit. Bonds and most national currencies rose, while stocks and commodities were mixed. Coffee took the lead this week, rising 4.9%, while Bitcoin fell 8.6% and gold stocks retreated 4.7%.
Due to the Christmas holidays, this was a short trading week. Bonds rose, but all other asset classes were mixed. The largest gains were in Bitcoin, which continued to climb, adding another 6.9%, followed by coffee and long dated treasury bonds, which rose 0.9% apiece. Ether (down 4.1%) and the CCi30 crypto index (off 3.3%) had the largest losses.
National currencies, bonds, and major stock market indexes fell, while cryptocurrencies rose and commodities were wildly mixed. The largest gains were in platinum, up 9.0%, and Ether, up 6.2%. Coffee and long term bonds had the largest losses, falling 7.6% and 6.4% respectively.
Every asset in the table moved higher except Bitcoin and gold stocks, which declined 3.1% and 0.3% respectively. The largest gains were in commodities, as crude oil soared 13.9% and coffee roared 13.4% higher. Third place went to the CCi30 crypto index, which rose 10.8% despite the losses in Bitcoin, it's largest component.
National currencies and bonds reversed course and joined cryptocurrencies and major stock markets in heading higher; commodities were mixed. The biggest gains were in crude oil, which rose 10.9%, and European stocks, which added 10.1%. Although major stock indexes were in the black, gold stocks fell 6.5%, the largest loss this week. Silver was in second place, declining 3.5%.
National currencies and bonds fell, stocks and cryptocurrencies rose strongly, and commodities were mixed. The biggest gains were in cryptos, as Ether rose 15.2%, and Bitcoin gained 11.4%. Cotton fell 3.5%, while the US Dollar and its short term notes fell 3.0%, the largest losses this week.
Bonds moved higher, stocks and commodities declined, and currencies (both national and crypto) were mixed. The biggest gains were in Bitcoin, which rose 6.0%, and the Chinese Yuan, which gained 1.5%. Crude oil plunged 9.3% and the Euro STOXX fell 7.9%, the largest losses this week.
Currencies and bonds moved higher, but other asset classes were mixed. The biggest gains were in cotton, which rose 4.4%, and Bitcoin, which gained 3.2%. Palladium fell more than any other asset, dropping 3.9%. Coffee was in second place, declining 2.9%.