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National currencies and bonds continued to fall, with currencies hitting new all-time lows across the board; stocks, cryptocurrencies and commodities were mixed. The week's biggest gains were in silver, which continued its massive breakout by rising 13.9%. Ethereum was in distant second place, adding 6.2%. The largest losses were in coffee, which fell 6.1%, and copper, which closed down 5.8%.

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National currencies and bonds fell hard, and equities (other than gold stocks) moved lower. Cryptocurrencies and commodities were mixed. The week's biggest gains were in Ethereum and silver, up 14.0% and 11.5%. The largest losses were in cotton, which fell 7.8%.

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Stocks moved higher, cryptocurrencies pulled back, and other asset classes were mixed. The week's biggest moves were once again in commodities, as coffee rose 4.8% and cotton fell 3.9%. Other strong performers were palladium, up 3.8%, and the Euro STOXX, which gained 2.9%.

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National currencies fell, cryptocurrencies rose, and other asset classes were mixed. The week's biggest moves were all in commodities, as coffee lost 7.2% and copper gained 5.6%. Other strong performers were Ethereum and the HUI gold stocks, which added 5.1% each.

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Another generally higher week; the only losses were in long term bonds, which fell 1.9%, and gold mining stocks, which dropped 1.8%. Euro stocks and crude oil led the rally, gaining 14.5% and 14.4% respectively. Ethereum was also a strong performer, rising 12.2%.

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Another mixed, but generally higher week. The largest gains were in the Euro STOXX50 and the Japanese Nikkei, which each rose 7.3%. In second place was crude oil, which added 7.0%. The worst losses were in coffee, which fell 6.8%, and gold mining stocks, which dropped 3.9%.

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Every asset category was mixed, but mostly higher this week. The largest gains were in crude oil, which rose 12.8%, and platinum, which gained 8.8%. The worst losses were in gold mining stocks, as the HUI index fell 3.9%.

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Stocks and commodities were mixed, but all other assets moved lower. The largest gains were in crude oil, which rose 17.2%, and silver, which gained 6.5%. The worst losses were in the cryptos, as Ethereum fell 9.8%, and Bitcoin declined 6.9%.

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National currencies and bonds were mostly lower, stocks moved higher, and cryptocurrencies and commodities were mixed. The largest gains were in crude oil, which rose 24.3%, and Bitcoin, which gained 9.9%. The worst losses were in palladium, which fell 7.4%, and the TLT 20+ year bond fund, which declined 3.3%.

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Most assets were higher; only the commodities showed significant losses. Palladium and silver fell the most, dropping 1.8% and 1.4% respectively. Bitcoin rose 19.5%, and crude oil rebounded strongly, gaining 18.3%. Ethereum also showed strength, adding 15.2%.

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