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:
Best performers in the S&P 500 in 2016:
Worst performers in the S&P 500 in 2016:
Top 5 market caps:
Would like to wish everyone a healthy and prosperous New year!
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