In a year when safer investments generally paid off and risky bets didn't: Dow +5.53%, S&P...

|By:, SA News Editor

In a year when safer investments generally paid off and risky bets didn't: Dow +5.53%, S&P -0.003%, Nasdaq -1.8%, Russell 2000 +5.45%, Nymex crude +8.15%, Brent crude +13.33%, natural gas -32.15%, copper -22.71%, Comex gold +10.18%, U.S. dollar -3.22% vs. euro, 10-year Treasury yield -43.57% to 1.88%.