December 2023 Sector and Index Performance

During the month of December, Crypto (+11.71%) and the S&P 500 (+8.92%) were the top performers. The bottom performers were Softs (-7.67%) and Energy (-5.79%). Despite bank failures,  war in the Middle East and Ukraine, and a host of other problems, 2023 fought off a widely expected recession and finished the year with near record highs. Looking to 2024, the recent Federal Reserve rate pause has set the stage for a long-anticipated pivot toward rate cuts.


December Monthly


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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. Crypto: Bitcoin and Ethereum. S&P 500 Index – All data collected from S&P GSCI Index – data collected from