Our top 2016 strategies:
- The Maximum Yield strategy with 29.92% return.
- The Leveraged Universal strategy with 22.33% return.
- The NASDAQ 100 strategy with 21.54% return.
SPY, the S&P500 ETF, returned 12.00%.
To put 2016 in perspective, we must go back to 2015 and remind ourselves how the rising dollar environment affected diversified investors. Most asset classes suffered through 2015. The S&P 500 stayed flat, long term Treasuries lost 2%, gold lost 9%, emerging markets shed 17% and USO, the crude oil ETF was down 44%. To make things worse, in August 2015 there was a sharp correction in equities which caused many "weak hands" to just exit the market.