Asset Class Scoreboard

For the second time in 2016, Managed Futures posted a monthly performance above 4%, thanks to the Brexit volatility that shocked the market last week. Additionally, the SG CTA Index, posted its second best single day performance since its inception in 2000, the day after Brexit. Year-to-date, Managed Futures is in the middle of the pack compared to others, for a year in which it has experienced whipsaw markets.

If you were only looking at monthly returns in the stock market, you might not even know Brexit happened (slightly up), even though stocks were down more than -5% In June. {Disclaimer: Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results}. But the world stock markets tell a different story.

As an ETF index, world stocks ended last month, down -1.42%, which is good considering the info in Faber’s tweet. Meanwhile, Real Estate is the first asset class to jump into double digits on the year, after posting a +6.09% gain in June. We can’t say for certain, but our thought is that Brexit will aid interest rates staying lower, which boosts the Real Estate industry.

Finally, long only commodities strategies were unable to make any gains off of a volatile up and down commodity markets.

Asset Class Table June 2016

Asset Class Scoreboard June 2016
Source: All ETF performance data from Morningstar.com
Sources: Managed Futures = SG CTA Index, Cash = 13 week T-Bill rate,
Bonds = Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND),
Hedge Funds= IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy (QAI)
Commodities = iShares GSCI ETF (GSG);
Real Estate = iShares DJ Real Estate ETF (IYR);
World Stocks = iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Index Fund ETF (ACWX);
US Stocks = SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)