Investment Returns for 2011 – Detailed Table.

January 2, 2011 – Investment Returns for 2011: Here is a detailed table of investment returns for 22 high volume commodities or stock indices. The 10 Year T-Note took the top spot away from gold, which finished second. Wheat was again last.
In the group top spot where the Interest Rate products (The Euro Dollar + the 10 Year T-Note) with +6.17%. Next was Crude Oil with a +0.80% increase. Stock Indices where 3rd (the Dow Jones Industrial Index, NASDAQ 100, the S&P 500 E-Mini, the Russell 2000 Mini and The Nikkei 225) with +0.78%. The currencies (the Japanese Yen, Australian Dollar, Dollar Index, British Pound, Swiss Franc, Canadian Dollar and Euro FX) were 4th at +0.75%. Things turned negative for the groups with Metals (Gold and Silver) at -0.42%, followed by the food group (Corn, Live Cattle, Sugar #11, Soybeans and Wheat) at -9.02%. The average return, for all six groups was -1.87% for the year.
Within categories, their was great variance. For example in the metals, Gold saw +9.89%, while Silver was a hefty negative at -10.73%.
Note that the Euro Dollar is a short term interest rate product, while the Euro FX is the European Union currency. Combined means the combination of both PIT and electronic trading. Most electronic trading occurred through the GLOBEX platform, run by the CME (Chicago Mercantile Exchange). The ICE (InterContinental Exchange) is used for Sugar #11 and other foods and stocks not listed. Their are seven major exchanges as follows: (1) NYBOT (New York Board of Trade), (2) NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange), (3) CME (Chicago Mercantile Exchange), (4) ICE (InterContinental Exchange), (5) CBOT (Chicago Board of Trade) and (6) NYSE (New York Stock Exchange). The CME has consolidated ownership of most of the major exchanges.
What were last years winners, don’t necessarily become this years winners. Although I believe that selling stock indices on rallies (specifically the S&P 500 – because of the superior volume) and buying gold on dips; will continue to be my trade of choice. With extreme volatility continuing in most commodities (futures contracts), options are the preferred vehicle for trading, unless you have very deep pockets and nerves of steel.
The Master of Disaster

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Disaster researcher and current financial and economic news and events: Accidents, economics, financial, news, nature, volcanoes, floods, earthquakes, fires; airplane, ship & train wrecks; tornadoes, mine cave-ins, hurricanes, pestilence, blizzards, storms, tzuami's, explosions, pollution, famine; heat & cold waves; nuclear accidents, drought, stampedes and general. Futures trader using high volume and open interest futures markets. Also, a financial, weather and mundane astrologer with over 30 years of experience. Three University degrees from California State University Northridge: BS - Accounting MS - Busines Administration BA - Psychology Served in the U. S. Army as an Armored Platoon Leader in the 5th Battalion, 68th Armored Regiment, 8th Infantry Division (Retired). Have published three books and 36 articles available for sale through my blog: Commodology - Secret of Soyobeans (Financial Astrology) Timing is the Key (Financial Astrology) Scum City, a fiction novel (no longer available, under contract to major publisher) Currently resident of Las Vegas, NV, USA
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1 Response to Investment Returns for 2011 – Detailed Table.

  1. Jacquelyn Fedyk says:

    “unless you have very deep pockets and nerves of steel”, I agree!
    Thank you,
    Jacquelyn

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