The Periodic Table of Commodity Returns 2017

The Periodic Table of Commodity Returns for 2017 is shown below. Similar to the Callan chart for equities, this table shows the annual performance of commodities.

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Source: US Funds

Last year Palladium was the top performer with a return of over 56%. Copper, an important metal that is considered as the barometer of global economy, was up a decent 30%. The worst performing commodity in 2017 was natural gas.

Download: The Periodic Table of Commodity Returns 2017 (in pdf)

The Callan Periodic Table of U.S. Equity Investment Returns

In earlier posts we saw the Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns for key indices, global equity indices and the famous annual periodic table for 2017. Below is the chart for US equity investment returns for the period 1997-2016:

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Source: Callan Associates

The above chart shows the benefits of diversification between various equity types. The gap in returns between the small, mid and large caps is some years is substantial.

Download: The Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns 1998-2017 (in pdf)

 

Knowledge is Power: Stock Market Party, Investment Returns, Non-US Techs Edition

Came across an interesting Singapore fact posted at The Marginal Revolution blog. In 2016, Singapore police reported 135 total days without any crimes. Comparing crimes between the island country of Singapore and the US would be a fascinating exercise. Incidentally, murders in New York city last year declined to under 300, one of the lowest in decades.

Below are some good reads for the weekend:

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The Vatican

The Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns 1998-2017

Callan Associates has released their famous “The Periodic Table of Investment Returns” for 2017. This chart shows the performance of  stocks, bonds, US and foreign stocks, etc. by year.

The Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns 1998-2017 is shown below:

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Source: Callan Associates

Download: The Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns 1998-2017 (in pdf)

A few observations:

Emerging markets were the best performing market last year with tThe MSCI Emerging Markets Index up over 37%. The S&P 500 returned around 22% but US growth stocks performed even better.

Earlier:

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