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Markets have their best gains in 7 weeks. 

The US Markets end this volatile week to the upside with their best gains in 7 weeks.

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The S&P 500 Sectors

were mostly up on the week with Financials surging on moves by the Fed. Energy and Materials were down for the week as commodities came down to earth.

Commodities tumbled this week. The CRB Index had its worst week since 1956, down 8.3%. Cocoa led the fall, down nearly 21%. Gold hit a record $1,033.90 / oz but then came back down to finish the week at $911.50.


Note: Gold and Oil reflect the closing price of the pit session.

The Dollar rallied back this week against most major currencies. The Dollar Index was up 1.6% for the week.

Commodities tumbled this week. The CRB Index had its worst week since 1956, down 8.3%. Cocoa led the fall, down nearly 21%. Gold hit a record $1,033.90 / oz but then came back down to finish the week at $911.50.