During the month of June, the top 3 performing sectors were: Metals (7.35%), Indices (7.32%) and the S&P GSCI – Goldman Sachs Commodity Index (4.43%). With a weaker U.S. dollar, gold led the way in a nice rally with other precious metals. US indices rose as the fed took a less aggressive approach, deciding to leave rates unchanged. The bottom 3 sectors were: Livestock (-2.38%), Grains (-1.71%) and the Barclays CTA Index (0.10%).
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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. 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.