Most assets were in the red this week, especially the cryptocurrencies, where the broad CCi30 fell 10.9% and bitcoin dropped 9.2%. The brightest spots were in commodities, as palladium rose 4.5% and coffee added 0.8%. Outside of crypto, the largest losses were in long term bonds, as TLT fell 5.9%.
Commodities were mixed, stocks were mixed but mostly higher, and cryptocurrencies, national currencies and bonds were all on the rise. Ethereum gained the most, advancing 12.4%. The CCi30 crypto index was in second place, rising 10.9%. Outside of cryptos, coffee and long term bonds were the best performers. Crude oil fell the most, dropping 11.7%, followed by palladium, down 5.8%, and silver, off 2.4%.
Cryptocurrencies rallied, bonds and most national currencies fell, while stocks and commodities were mixed. Crude oil gained the most, rising 7.8%. The CCi30 crypto index was in second place, advancing 6.7%, and cotton was in third, adding 6.1%. Long bonds fell the most, dropping 4.5%, followed by the Japanese Yen, down 3.2%, and platinum, off 3.1%.
Precious metals and gold stocks rose, all other assets moved lower. Platinum gained the most, rising 3.1%, followed by the HUI gold stocks, which added 3.0%. Cryptocurrencies had the largest losses, with bitcoin falling 8.7% and ether dropping 8.0%.
Cryptourrencies and stocks moved higher, but other asset classes were mixed. Ether was the best performer, rising 16.1%. The CCi30 crypto index was in second place, gaining 8.9%. The largest losses were in long term bonds, down 3.6%, and palladium, off 2.7%.
Gold stocks and cryptocurrencies moved higher; national currencies, bonds, and major stock indexes fell, while commodities were mixed. The broad 30 crypto index was the best performer, rising 3.9%, followed by crude oil, up 3.7%. Palladium fell the most, dropping 3.4%, followed by the Dow Industrials, off 2.5%.
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National currencies and bonds moved lower, but other asset classes were mixed. Gold stocks, up 2.1%, had the largest increase, while crude oil, down 4.2%, and Bitcoin, off 3.6%, had the largest declines.
Reversing colors again, this week is mostly in the green. Ethereum made the largest gains, rising 13.7% to a new all-time high of 77.6 grams. Cotton also did very well, adding 8.4%. The weakest assets were platinum, down 2.9%, and gold stocks, off 2.1%.
In a reversal of last week's "mostly green" theme, this week is mostly red; only silver (up 2.5%), the Chinese Yuan (up 0.9%), and Ethereum (up 0.8%) finished higher. Palladium and copper fell the most, dropping 6.9% and 6.8% respectively. Bitcoin pulled back 3.4% after making new all-time highs, but remained above the 1.0 kg level.
Stocks and bonds fell, cryptocurrencies rose, and national currencies and commodities were mixed. Ether, up 12.2%, and Bitcoin, up 11.7%, made the largest gains. The largest losses were in the Nikkei, down 5.4%, the Euro STOXX, down 4.1%, and silver, off 3.1%.