2010 MultiMarket Performance Returns

Dec 31, 2010: 11:04 AM CST

Courtesy FinViz.com, I wanted to share the 2010 multiple market performance – futures contract returns – for 2010.  You might be surprised which markets rose the most in the year.

Here’s the chart with one day left to close out 2010:

Wouldn’t it be neat to have this chart at the beginning of 2010?  Wishful thinking.  We have to make our positioning in real time with the information we have.

It might be no surprise that precious metals (palladium, silver, and gold) comprise the top of 2010, but did you know how much silver outperformed gold?

Silver prices moved from the $17 level almost doubling to the present value of $31, while gold opened 2010 near $1,100 and ended $300 per ounce up to $1,400.  I think most people – myself included – didn’t realize the strong performance of silver relative to gold – at least in pure percentage terms.

The second major fact is that most agricultural commodities across the board did very well, especially Cotton, Coffee, Corn, Wheat and Soybeans.  Even sugar beat the S&P 500 this year.

Speaking of stocks, the Small-Cap Russell 2000 beat the S&P 500, rising 26% to the NASDAQ 100’s 19% and the S&P’s 13%.

Smaller, high beta stocks tend to outperform in the early to mid stages of a bull market – though 2010 had its share of ups and downs and wasn’t as strong as 2009’s near non-stop rally.

Crude Oil and the S&P 500 roughly turned in the same  percentage – up 12% to 13% on the year.

The US Dollar Index, despite the bearish sentiment, ended 2010 about where it started, gaining 1% – though it too had strong up and down trends during the year.

Currency futures in general were mixed, with the biggest gains above coming from the Japanese Yen and Aussie Dollar – both up around 14%.

I’ll follow-up with inter-market comparison charts, but in the meantime,  have a great New Year’s and I wish you a wonderfully productive 2011!

Corey Rosenbloom, CMT
Afraid to Trade.com

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7 Responses to “2010 MultiMarket Performance Returns”

  1. Ryan Mallory Says:

    Great Post Corey!

  2. Corey Rosenbloom, CMT Says:

    Thank you Ryan! Hope all's well and Happy New Year to you!

  3. Ryan Mallory Says:

    Doing well – hope you have a great 2011!

  4. Terlyn12001 Says:

    Have a happy and healthy New Year!

  5. Grand Supercycle Says:

    Despite the end of year window dressing, S&P500 / DOW / FTSE / DAX daily chart bearish warnings continue.

    More info at my blog.

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