I snipped the graphic below from Visual Capitalist who produce some interesting infographics. What has always intrigued me about the interpretation of these performance comparisons is that almost everyone gets them wrong. The financial media looks at the fact that commodities overall had negative performance for the year and then carry on about how bad things are. It seems to completely escape their attention that you can go short commodities – they are not a long only instrument.
The Periodic Table of Commodity Returns
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