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.
After weeks of near vertical ascension, cryptocurrencies finally paused and pulled back a bit. Bonds and most national currencies rose, while stocks and commodities were mixed. Coffee took the lead this week, rising 4.9%, while Bitcoin fell 8.6% and gold stocks retreated 4.7%.
Cryptocurrencies continued their meteoric rise while stocks gained ground and other asset classes were mixed, but mostly higher. Ethereum took the lead this week, rising 69.8%, while Bitcoin rose 40.7% to a new all-time high of 681.2 grams. Outside of the crypto space, crude oil was the leading asset, gaining 9.1%. Long term bonds (down 2.8%) and coffee (off 2.3%) had the largest losses.
Due to the New Years holiday, this was another short trading week. Cryptocurrencies rose, bonds fell, and all other asset classes were mixed. The largest gains were in Bitcoin, which continued to climb, adding another 18.3% and closing at a new all-time high of 484 grams. Ethereum was not far behind, rising 15.8%. Copper (down 2.0%) and the HUI gold stocks (off 1.1%) had the largest losses.
Bonds and most national currencies moved higher while cryptocurrencies and stocks pulled back; commodities were mixed. The largest gains were in cotton, up 3.5%, and coffee, up 3.4%. The CCI30 crypto index (down 4.9%) and platinum (off 4.8%) had the largest losses.
National currencies, bonds, and major stock market indexes fell, while cryptocurrencies rose and commodities were wildly mixed. The largest gains were in platinum, up 9.0%, and Ether, up 6.2%. Coffee and long term bonds had the largest losses, falling 7.6% and 6.4% respectively.
Every asset in the table moved higher except Bitcoin and gold stocks, which declined 3.1% and 0.3% respectively. The largest gains were in commodities, as crude oil soared 13.9% and coffee roared 13.4% higher. Third place went to the CCi30 crypto index, which rose 10.8% despite the losses in Bitcoin, it's largest component.
Bonds moved higher, stocks and commodities declined, and currencies (both national and crypto) were mixed. The biggest gains were in Bitcoin, which rose 6.0%, and the Chinese Yuan, which gained 1.5%. Crude oil plunged 9.3% and the Euro STOXX fell 7.9%, the largest losses this week.
Currencies and bonds moved higher, but other asset classes were mixed. The biggest gains were in cotton, which rose 4.4%, and Bitcoin, which gained 3.2%. Palladium fell more than any other asset, dropping 3.9%. Coffee was in second place, declining 2.9%.
This was a pretty good week as long as you weren't in currencies or bonds. The biggest gains were in crude oil, which rose 8.5%, and palladium, which gained 4.9%. Long term bonds fell more than any other asset, dropping 2.7%. The Japanese Yen was in second place, declining 1.3%.