The Periodic Table of Commodity Returns [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Periodic Table of Commodity Returns [INFOGRAPHIC]

Every year the good folks at US Global Investors put together this simple and fantastic visualization on the annual returns for all commodities.

Frank Holmes, their CEO and Chief Investment Officer, has an in-depth post about it here .

However, here is our quick summary of things we found interesting:

DG Value Adds 36.4% YTD As Distressed Stocks Surge

Dov Gertzulin's DG Capital is having a strong year. According to a copy of the hedge fund's letter to investors of its DG Value Partners Class C strategy, the fund is up 36.4% of the year to the end of June, after a performance of 12.8% in the second quarter. The Class C strategy is Read More

First, the two worst performers in 2014 were the two best performers the previous year: oil and natural gas. This speaks to the short-term volatility of commodities, as well to the fact that investors need to be looking to the long term. While something may swing up and down in a short time horizon, in the long term it may prove to fulfill the investment thesis based on supply and demand fundamentals.

H/T Visual Capitalist

The Periodic Table of Commodity Returns

Infographic source: US Global Investors

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