During the month of January, the top 3 performing sectors were: Interest Rates (2.27%), Metals (1.89%) and Indices (0.50%). Equity markets began the year hitting all time highs before selling off to almost unchanged. We saw increased volatility as growing threats with Iran and fears of coronavirus disrupted the market. The bottom 3 sectors were: Energies (-13.25%), S&P GSCI (-10.82%) and Livestock (-9.69%). Crude ended the month back at $50 for the first time since last October.
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. S&P 500 Index – data collected from investing.com. Barclay CTA Index – data collected from barclayhedge.com. S&P GSCI Index – data collected from us.spindices.com/indices/commodities/sp-gsci.