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National currencies and cryptocurrencies fell, and other asset classes were mixed but mostly lower. The largest gains were in cotton, up 2.6%, palladium, up 2.1%, and crude oil, up 1.8%. The worst losses were in copper, down 3.4%, the Nikkei index, down 2.7%, and Ethereum, off 2.6%. The Yen was also hit hard, falling 2.5%. The US Dollar fell 0.4%, as did short term notes, but long term bonds outperformed, rising 0.1%.

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Stocks and cryptocurrencies rose, but other asset classes were mixed. The largest gains were in silver, up 7.3%, gold stocks, up 6.3%, and platinum, up 6.0%. The worst losses were in coffee, down 2.1%, the US Dollar, down 1.6%, and the Canadian Dollar and short term treasuries, off 1.2% each. Cryptocurrencies were strong, with the broad CCi30 up 5.8%. Long term bonds outperformed cash and short term notes, rising 0.6%.

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Stocks rose, cryptos pulled back, and other asset classes were mixed. The largest gains were in palladium, up 5.6%, the Euro STOXX index, up 4.1%, and the Nikkei index, up 2.9%. The worst losses were in Ethereum, down 9.2%, the CCi30 crypto index, down 7.4%, and coffee and cotton, down 3.0% each.

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National currencies and bonds rose, cryptos pulled back, and stocks and commodities were mixed. The largest gains were in coffee, up 5.9%, the Nikkei 225 index, up 2.7%, and silver, up 2.0%. The worst losses were in the CCi30 crypto index, which fell 6.9%, palladium, down 6.6%, and Bitcoin, off 2.7%. US Dollar cash outperformed treasury debt, rising 0.2% while long term bonds gained 0.1% and short term notes were unchanged.

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Cryptocurrencies rallied, but other asset classes were mixed. The largest gains were in the CCi30 crypto index, up 2.5%, silver and cotton, up 2.4% each, and the Nikkei 225 stock index, up 1.8%. The worst losses were in commodities, as platinum fell 2.5%, palladium dropped 2.4%, and crude oil declined 2.1%. US Dollar cash underperformed its bonds, declining 0.8% while short term notes fell 0.6% and long term bonds gained 0.1%.

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Stocks rose, commodities were mixed, and all other asset classes fell. The week's best performers were gold stocks, up 4.1%, followed by platinum, up 3.7%, and crude oil, up 2.7%. The largest losses were in coffee, down 7.0%, the CCi30 crypto index, down 6.0%, and Bitcoin, down 5.2%. The US Dollar and the Japanese Yen fell more other national currencies, declining 1.6%. Long term bonds held up well, sliding just 0.2%.

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Bonds fell, cryptocurrencies rallied, and other asset classes were mixed. Bitcoin, up 14.1%, and the broader CCi30, up 11.1%, were the best performers. The largest losses were in coffee, down 6.9%, and cotton, down 6.7%. Bright spots outside of crypto were crude oil, up 5.1%, and copper, up 4.5%. USD cash underperformed treasuries, falling 2.9% while short term notes fell 2.7% and long term bonds dropped 1.4%. More dtails inside.

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This week and next week are short trading weeks with generally low volumes as traders take time off for Christmas and New Years holidays. Cryptocurrencies rose, bonds moved lower, and other asset classes were mixed. The largest drops were in long bonds, down 5.1%, and palladium, off 2.6%. The best performers were crude oil, up 6.6%, coffee, up 4.3%, followed by Ethereum and gold stocks, which each added 4.0%. USD cash fell 0.5% while the Japanese Yen rose 2.4% on interest rate hikes from the Bank of Japan.

Best wishes for the holiday season and the coming new year!

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Stocks, bonds, and cryptocurrencies moved lower; national currencies and commodities were mixed. The largest drops were in crude oil, down 11.8%, cotton, off 4.6%, and gold stocks, off 4.5%. The best performers were palladium, up 2.0%, silver, up 1.6%, and the Chinese Yuan, which added 1.3%. The cryptocurrency space continues to see fairly low volatility: Ethereum and the broader CCi30 dropped 2.9% each, while Bitcoin fell 0.4%. The US Dollar finished the week 0.6% lower.

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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%.
Happy Thanksgiving!

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