Global equity markets were up 1.3% last week (up 0.8% in the prior week) despite elevated geopolitical tensions, indications that the EU and the U.S. are preparing for more sanctions on Russia, higher oil prices, and extended lockdowns in China.

 

Valuations of gold producers were up 2% last week (up 2% previously); base metal producers were up 1% (up 3% previously).

 

The global MCAP of cryptos is US$2.08T, up 22% MoM, and 18% YoY.

 

As of April 4, 2022, there are 3,170 retail cannabis stores in Canada, an increase of six stores WoW, including three in Alberta, one in B.C., and two in Ontario.