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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 most national currencies rose, while other assets were mixed. After falling last week, the CCi30 gained 18.9% and Ethereum rose 18.3% to a new all-time high. Gold stocks fell the most, dropping 4.5%.

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Cryptocurrencies rose to new all-time highs, bonds and national currencies declined, and stocks and commodities were mixed. The largest losses were in platinum, which dropped 2.2%, followed by US Dollar cash and short term notes, which fell 1.9% each. The CCi30 Crypto Index made the largest gains, rising 27.1%, followed by Ethereum, which rose 15.2%.

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%.

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%.

Cryptocurrencies and stocks moved higher, while bonds declined; national currencies and commodities were mixed. Cryptos moved back into out-performance mode, with Bitcoin rising 16.6% and Ether gaining 15.0%. Outside of cryptos, the best performance was by platinum, up 5.1%. The largest losses were in long term bonds, down 2.5%, and the Yuan, off 1.8%. Long bonds are now trading below their 2018 lows, close to their prices in September 2014.

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National currencies, cryptocurrencies, and equities moved higher, while bonds and commodities were mixed. Crude oil dominated, rising 10.4% to outperform even the cryptocurrencies, where ether rose 8.9% and bitcoin gained 8.5%. The largest losses were in platinum, down 4.2%, and coffee, off 3.7%. Although long term bonds lost biggly in dollar terms, the sharply rising value of the USD offset most of that loss to leave them almost unchanged for the week, down just 0.2%.

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Cryptocurrencies fell this week, but most other assets were in the black. After weeks of massive gains and new all-time highs, bitcoin retreated 15.0% and ether fell 24.4%. The largest gains were in coffee, up 10.5%, and crude oil, up 6.4%.

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