2016 Year end review

2016 Year end review

2016 has come to a close and 2017 has started! 2016 had some memorable moments and developments. Lets take a look at some of those below:

2016 started out on a rocky note. The S&P 500 started out the year with a sell off of about -11.4%. This prompted all the talking heads to come out and predict doom. An analyst came out with a note titled, "SELL EVERYTHING!" We essentially bottomed after that analyst note come out and recouped all of the losses. (See chart below)

We also saw a early summer panic, as England voted to leave the EU. Analysts again predicted doom! The sell off lasted all of about 2 days, and the S&P 500 sold off about -5.7% from peak to trough. It regained all of those losses about 2 weeks later. (See chart below)

2016 also saw a new President elected. All the pundits on T.V. predicted a Clinton win, but a man named Donald Trump shocked the world and won! This ignited a rally in the S&P 500 of about +9.2% from low to high. (See chart below)

2016 index ETF performance:

SPY: +12%

DIA: +16.37%

QQQ: +7.1%

IWM: +21.59%

IWC: +20.20%

MDY: +20.46%

Best performers in the S&P 500 in 2016:

NVDA: +226.96%

OKE: +149.62%

FCX: +94.83%

NEM: +90.10%

CSC: +83.61%

Worst performers in the S&P 500 in 2016:

ENDP: -73.10%

FSLR: -51.37%

TRIP: -45.61%

PRGO: -42.14%

VRTX: -41.45%

Top 5 market caps:

AAPL: 616.37B

GOOGL: 541.22B

GOOG: 525.54B

MSFT: 485.53B

BRK-A: 402.80B

Would like to wish everyone a healthy and prosperous New year!

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