2016 Vs. 2017: YTD Returns

Think back.

Way back.

All the way back to January of … last year.

It was a painful month to say the least. Stocks and commodities were more depressed than a Hillary voter at 12 a.m. EST on November 9.

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For bonds, it was business as usual. 10s have rallied in three consecutive Januarys going into 2017…

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(Chart: SocGen)

This year is off to a better start for equities and crude, while the abrupt reversal of the reflation trade has pushed yields lower in the US (are we headed for a fourth straight January bond rally?). For those interested in the head to head comparison, find a handy guide below from Wells Fargo.

2016 vs. 2017

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(Table: Wells Fargo)

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One thought on “2016 Vs. 2017: YTD Returns

  1. Last year by the 19th Jan, I had lost over 30% of my portfolio value. Finished up over 40% for the year, but I do not wish to repeat the first two months of 2016.

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