How Every Asset Class, Currency, and S&P 500 Sector Performed in 2020

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It has been a volatile year for financial markets and their participants, with some of the largest price fluctuations imaginable across just about every single asset.

Despite the volatility, the combination of the Federal Reserve’s early stimulus interventions and positive vaccine news has rewarded dip-buyers and strong hands.

Along with visualizing the returns across asset classes, currencies, and S&P 500 sectors, we’ve included their maximum drawdown for the year—the drop from the 2020 open to the 2020 lows—along with the recovery from 2020 lows to the closing price.

This infographic helps visualize 2020’s most resilient assets, along with the strength of their recovery.

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How Every Asset Class, Currency, and S&P 500 Sector Performed in 2020

It has been a volatile year for financial markets and their participants, with some of the largest price fluctuations imaginable across just about every single asset.

Despite the volatility, the combination of the Federal Reserve’s early stimulus interventions and positive vaccine news has rewarded dip-buyers and strong hands.

Along with visualizing the returns across asset classes, currencies, and S&P 500 sectors, we’ve included their maximum drawdown for the year—the drop from the 2020 open to the 2020 lows—along with the recovery from 2020 lows to the closing price.

This infographic helps visualize 2020’s most resilient assets, along with the strength of their recovery.


First published: January 1, 2021 (link)

Source files included: .ai, .eps, .pdf

Data source: XAGUSD, XAUUSD, Russell 2000, S&P 500, MSCI EM, Bloomberg Barclays Corporate Bonds Index, MSCI EAFE, i Shares Trust US Treasury Bond ETF, S&P/TSX Composite, S&P GSCI, Dow Jones Real Estate Index, WTI U.S. Oil

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