During the month of December, the top 3 performing sectors were: softs (+12.07%), livestock (+4.82%), and grains (+4.62%). The bottom 3 sectors were: interest rates (-0.78%), currencies (+1.12%) and indices (+3.46%). The month of December closed out the year with strong performance across the board. As the Omicron variant spread and news surfaced that symptoms remained light for those affected, the market rebounded and closed out the year strong. Commodities continued their trend higher as overall demand remained strong and supply issues were still a threat.
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Sector & Index Performance Consists of the following:
Grains: Corn, Soybean Meal, Oats, Soybeans, Soybean Oil, Wheat, Rough Rice. Livestock: Live Cattle, Feeder Cattle, Lean Hogs. Softs: Cocoa, Orange Juice, Sugar No. 11, Random Length Lumber, Coffee, Cotton No. 2. Currencies: Euro Currency, Japanese Yen, British Pound, Canadian Dollar, Swiss Franc, US Dollar, Brazilian Real, Mexican Peso, Australian dollar. Indices: S&P 500, Mini Dow, Mini Nasdaq. Interest Rates: 30-year t-bond, 10-year t-note, 5-year t-note, Eurodollars. Metals: Gold, Silver, Copper, Platinum, Palladium. Energy: Crude Oil, Reformulated Gas, Natural Gas, Heating Oil, Denatured Fuel Ethanol. All data collected from investing.com. S&P 500 Index – data collected from investing.com. S&P GSCI Index – data collected from us.spindices.com/indices/commodities/sp-gsci.