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National currencies and bonds fell, cryptocurrencies charged higher, and stocks and commodities were mixed. Bitcoin was the best performing asset, rising 21.4%, followed by the CCi30 crypto index, up 17.9%. Palladium fell 5.0% and crude oil rose 3.4%. The US Dollar dropped 1.1% and sits just 1.4% above it's all-time low. The Russian Ruble (not in table) was the only major currency to see gains, rising 2.3% for the week.

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Most assets moved higher; the only exceptions were coffee, down 1.5%, and gold stocks, off 0.2%. Ethereum was the best performing asset, rising 14.3%, followed by Bitcoin, up 12.1%, and the CCi30 crypto index, up 9.9%. Palladium rallied 9.4% and copper added 5.5%. The US Dollar led other national currencies, gaining 1.3%, and cash outperformed treasuries as well. CNY shows as unchanged because the Shanghai Gold Exchange is closed for Lunar New Year.

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Cryptocurrencies were mixed, but other asset classes were in the green or unchanged. Crude oil was the best performing asset, rising 6.8%, followed by coffee, up 5.2%, and the Euro STOXX, up 3.7%. The largest losses were in Ethereum, down 8.4% and the CCI30 crypto index, off 2.0%. The US Dollar finished the week up 0.5%, while Bitcoin gained 1.1%. The S&P 500 rose 1.6%.

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Stocks and bonds rose, but other asset classes were mixed. Ethereum was the best performing asset, shooting 11.4% higher on ETF speculation, followed by the Nikkei 225, up 6.5%, and the S&P 500, up 1.9%. The largest losses were in palladium, down 4.2%, platinum, down 2.9%, and Bitcoin, off 2.7%. The US Dollar finished the week unchanged (the CNY also shows unchanged, but that is due to the Shanghai Gold Exchange being closed for a long New Years celebration.) Not shown on the chart is the Russian Ruble, which outpaced other currencies to rise 2.9% this week.

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Stocks rose, cryptocurrencies fell, and other asset classes were mixed. Palladium was the best performing asset, rocketing 14.5% higher, followed by coffee, up 7.7%, and long term treasuries, up 4.0%. The largest losses were in Bitcoin, down 6.1%, the CCi30 crypto index, down 4.2%, and cotton, off 3.0%. The S&P 500 rose 1.3%, but was outdone by gold stocks, up 2.7%, and Japanese stocks, up 2.8%. The US Dollar finished the week down 1.2%, although most other national currencies managed small gains.

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National currencies fell, but other asset classes were mixed. Coffee was the best performing asset, gaining 6.2%, followed by gold stocks, up 5.7%. The largest losses were in crude oil, down 4.1%, and the Euro, off 2.7%. Silver gained 3.8% while Ethereum fell 2.6%. The US Dollar finished the week down 2.2%, but long term bonds rose 1.3%.

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Cryptos moved higher, bonds moved lower, and other asset classes were mixed. Ethereum was the best performing asset, gaining 4.4%, followed by coffee, up 3.5%. Largest losses were in silver, down 2.2%, and crude oil, off 1.4%. Gold stocks gained 2.7% while the Nikkei 225 fell 0.8%. The US Dollar finished the week down 1.0%, as the Chinese Yuan climbed 1.7%.

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Stocks and commodities were mixed but all other asset classes were in the green. Ethereum was the best performing asset, gaining 19.8%, followed by the broad crypto index, up 16.3%. Largest losses were in palladium, down 10.2%, and platinum, off 5.9%. The S&P 500 gained 4.1% while gold stocks fell 5.3%. The US Dollar finished the week up 2.7%.

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National currencies and cryptocurrencies fell, while other asset classes were mixed. The largest gains were in silver, up 4.9%, and platinum, up 3.8%. The worst losses were in crude oil, down 2.9%, Ethereum, down 2.1%, and the Japanese Yen, down 2.0%.

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Stocks and cryptocurrencies fell, while other asset classes were mixed. The largest gains were in crude oil, up 3.4%, coffee, up 2.8%, and palladium, up 2.0%. The worst losses were in the CCi30 crypto index, down 3.2%, gold stocks, down 2.9%, and long term treasuries, down 2.7%. The US Dollar rose 0.6% and short term notes outperformed cash, rising 0.8%.

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