Asset Class Scoreboard YTD: Commodities Worst, RE Best

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Asset Class Scoreboard YTD by Attain Capital

Everyone down, now everyone back up (except you commodities…). Seems like everything has been moving in tandem of late, with everything reversing their July losses for gains in August. Except commodities, which remain the lone asset class down on the year. And meanwhile, managed futures has been hanging in there pretty well given how poor of an environment it’s been with the ultra-low volatility. {past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results}.

Asset Class Scoreboard YTD 1

(Disclaimer: past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results)
Source: All ETF performance data from
Sources: Managed Futures = Newedge CTA Index, Cash = 13 week T-Bill rate
Bonds = Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEARCA:BND),
Hedge Funds= IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker (ETF) (NYSEARCA:QAI)
Commodities = iShares GSCI ETF (GSG); Real Estate = iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate (ETF) (NYSEARCA:IYR);
World Stocks = iShares MSCI ACWI ex US Index Fund (ETF) (NASDAQ:ACWX);
US Stocks = SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY)

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