How Did We End 2018?
As trading for 2018 has concluded, it is worth taking a look at assets from 30,000 feet to see where the best and worst performance for the year came from.
The following tables are sorted by year-to-date performance.
The commodity complex was red all year. Gold (GLD) declined roughly 2% this year as oil plunged late in the year, finishing lower by over 19%.
International markets, on average, performed worse than the US market over the entire year. Towards the end of the year, international equities have started to outperform but taking 2018 as a whole shows larger declines internationally.
Turkey was the worst performing international market, declining more than 40% in 2018.
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