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This week most assets were in the green; the main exceptions were copper, which lost 2.7%, and gold stocks, which declined 1.3%. The largest gains were in Ethereum, which climbed 11.6%, the broad 30 crypto index, which added 8.9%, and crude oil, which rose 5.0%.

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Most assets dropped again this week; the main exceptions were coffee, which gained 6.8%, copper, which rose 3.1%, and crude oil which added 3.0%. The index of 30 cryptocurrencies dropped 5.7%, bitcoin fell 5.5%, and platinum declined 3.6%, the week's largest losses.

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Cryptocurrencies and stocks declined, but other assets were mixed. After making new highs last week, the CCi30 fell 18.3% and Bitcoin dropped 17.4%. Commodities made the largest gains, with coffee rising 6.8%, and cotton gaining 5.8%.

Bonds declined; stocks, cryptocurrencies, commodities and national currencies were mixed. The crypto focus shifted to the smaller caps as Bitcoin and Ethereum pulled back. The largest losses were in crude oil, which dropped 4.3%, and ether, which fell 4.2%. The CCi30 and cotton made the largest gains, rising 5.6% and 4.8% respectively.

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This was a short week, due to Easter holidays. Stocks and bonds moved higher, while cryptocurrencies, commodities and national currencies were mixed. The crypto bulls regained their mojo, sending bitcoin up 8.1% and powering ether to a new all-time-high, a gain of 26.3% for the week. The largest losses were in coffee, which dropped 5.1%, and cotton, which fell 2.7%. Silver continued to retreat, giving up 2.6% while platinum rose 3.6%.

Cryptocurrencies continued to drift lower after last week's all-time highs, bonds advanced, and stocks, commodities and national currencies were mixed. US stocks were the big winners this week, as the Dow Industrials rose 1.9% and the S&P 500 gained 1.8%. The largest losses were in Ethereum, which dropped 6.1%, and Bitcoin, which fell 5.3%. Silver retreated 4.1%.

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National currencies, bonds, and major stock indexes declined; commodities were mixed, and cryptocurrencies were mixed but mostly higher. Palladium was the big winner this week, rising 9.0%; the next largest gains were in the broad index of 30 cryptocurrencies, up 4.6%. The largest losses were in crude oil, which dropped 8.0%, and in cotton, which fell 5.0%.

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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This was an amazing week, with every asset in the table in the black! Even silver, the week's worst performer, was up a tiny 0.04%. Cryptocurrencies continue to be the big movers and shakers, as Ethereum rose 28.5% and the broader index of 30 cryptos gained 22.8%. Outside of the cryptocurrencies, crude oil was the star, adding 12.6%.

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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.

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