2018 was very different than 2017. The stock market already made the headlines, registering its first down year in a while.
Red all over. Regardless of the decimation of the tech sector, the Nasdaq performed slightly better than the broader indexes.
Surprisingly slightly red as well.
|30-Year US T-Bond||2.34%|
|10-Year US T-Note||0.56%|
|5-Year US T-Note||0.45%|
|2-Year US T-Note||0.26%|
Massacre, except for Natural Gas where we saw extremely low supplies during the last quarter.
More red. The only bright star Palladium, which has had an extreme multi-year rally and is trading at all time high levels.
It was a turbulent year, so the dollar was up, the yen was flat and everything else – red.
|US Dollar Index||5.82%|
A single winner here too – Cocoa. Pretty drastic moves overall.
Some green, some red.
|Soy Bean Meal||7.16%|
|Soy Bean Oil||20.15%|
The cattle contracts were flat. The lean hogs was a loser.