Asset Class Scoreboard: February 2021 – ValueWalk Premium
Asset Class Scoreboard Feb 2021

Asset Class Scoreboard: February 2021

Last year it feels like all we talked about was the rough performance of commodities and now we’re reading headline after headline of a 2021 commodity supercycle “driven by stimulus spending and a weaker US dollar” (SP Global). Up 15% for the year already, I think we’ll be talking about commodity performance for a good portion of 2021.

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As for the rest of the chart, Managed Futures are holding down second place with a good start to the year in a great turnaround from the first month of 2021, and bonds will most likely be facing a stormy few months with low performance, low volatility, and low rates.

Asset Class Scoreboard Feb 2021

Past performance is not indicative of future results

Asset Class Scoreboard Feb 2021

Past performance is not indicative of future results.

Sources: Managed Futures = SocGen CTA Index,

Cash = US T-Bill 13 week coupon equivalent annual rate/12, with YTD the sum of each month’s value,

Bonds = Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEARCA:BND),

Hedge Funds = IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF (NYSEARCA:QAI)

Commodities = iShares S&P GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust ETF (NYSEARCA:GSG);

Real Estate = iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:IYR);

World Stocks = iShares MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. ETF (NASDAQ:ACWX);

US Stocks = SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY)

All ETF performance data from Y Charts

Article by RCM Alternatives


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