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Cryptocurrencies and commodites moved lower; bonds were in the green, and national currencies and stocks were mixed. The largest drops were all in commodities: coffee, down 10.7%, crude oil, down 9.6%, and copper, off 7.7%. The best performers were long term bonds, up 2.2%, and the Euro STOXX, which rose 1.2%.
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Stocks fell, but all other asset classes were mixed. The largest drops were in the European STOXX, down 6.5%, crude oil, down 6.3%, and Ethereum, off 6.1%. The best performers were coffee and palladium, up 2.4% and 1.7% respectively, followed by the CCi30 crypto index, which rose 1.5%.

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Cryptos moved up strongly, national currencies and bonds were mostly lower, and other asset classes were mixed, but mostly higher. ETH gained the most, rising 22.5%, follwed by the broader CCi30 crypto index, which closed up 10.8%. Outside of cryptocurrencies, the Nikkei index made the best showing, rising 4.3%. Crude oil, down 4.7%, and the HUI gold stock index, down 2.9%, were the week's worst performers.

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National currencies and bonds rose, cryptos and most stocks moved lower, and commodities were mixed. The biggest gains were in palladium and long bonds, which advanced 4.5% each. The worst losses were in crypto, as Ethereum dropped 12.3% and the broader CCi30 fell 10.5%. Outside of crypto, the hardest hit were silver, down 4.0% and gold stocks, down 3.1%.

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A big red week! Every asset in the table moved lower except silver, which managed a 0.6% gain. The worst losses were in crypto, as ether plunged 35.2% and bitcoin fell 30.1%. Outside of crypto, the hardest hit were crude oil, down 9.8% and gold stocks, down 8.3%.

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National currencies, cryptocurrencies, and bonds fell; stocks were mixed but mostly lower, and commodities were mixed but mostly higher. War in Ukraine and the resulting sanctions against Russia drove the Ruble (not in table) down 34.4% and the Euro STOXX50 down 15.7%. Gold mining stocks, metals, and crude oil made gains. Palladium and crude oil (major exports from Russia) rose 23.8% and 22.4% respectively.

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National currencies and bonds rallied, but other asset classes were mixed. Palladium was the best performer for the second straight week, rising 13.3%. Bitcoin was in second place, gaining 6.5%. Silver, down 4.9%, and gold miners, off 3.7%, fell the most.

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Stocks and crypto currencies rallied, while bonds fell. National currencies and commodities were mixed, but mostly higher. The CCi30 crypto index rose the most, gaining 13.0%. Coffee and long term bonds were the biggest losers, falling 1.9% and 1.5% respectively.

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