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Winners And Losers Of The 2021 Market Rollercoaster

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  • So-called “safe” assets had a rougher time. Government and investment-grade corporate bonds and gold generally ended the year flat or lower.
  • The hands-down winners of the 2021 reopening race were equity markets in northern Europe (led by the Netherlands and Sweden, up 38.4% and 34.2%, respectively), Canada (up 28.6%) and US stocks (led by the Russell 1000).
  • Technology, which makes up 31% of the Russell 1000 vs 14% for the non-US index, single-handedly accounted for 11.8 percentage points (or 45%) of the large-cap index’s total returns, dwarfing the industry’s contributions in other developed markets.

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By Mark Barnes, PhD, head of investment research (Americas), and Christine Haggerty, research & analytics

It was a banner year for risk assets. Despite the relentless pandemic overhang and several risk-off stumbles, most equity markets tallied double-digit

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Ended the year up 25%+. The year 2020 was the best ever and returned a whopping 48%+ return. The New Year 2022 roller coaster continues. My gain today is up 0.74%, but could be negative at end of day, who knows. Sixteen holdings in the green and three slightly in the red.
Dead cat bounce today…!

Cash is King….!!
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