2017 Year end market review

2017 Year end market review

2017 market ETF performance

DIA = +25.25%

SPY = +19.38%

QQQ = +31.47%

IWM = +13.06%

Top 5 market caps of 2017

Apple (AAPL) = $878.38B

Google (GOOGL) = $730.94B

Microsoft (MSFT) = $661.29B

Amazon (AMZN) = $571.54B

Facebook (FB) = $517B

Notable 2017 returns

Bitcoin (BTCUSD Coinbase) = +1,326%

Ethereum (ETHUSD Coinbase) = +8,975%

Short volatility ETN (XIV) = +187.57%

Notable streaks heading into 2018

The S&P 500 has gone 497 trading sessions since its last -10% draw down. This is a pretty incredible streak to be aware of, heading into 2018. Streaks like this one have happened many times before, but eventually a -10% draw down is needed to wash out weak hands in the market. (See chart below)

The VIX also finished out 2017 with its own incredible streak. It hasn't been above 20 for 286 straight trading sessions. People are forgetting what real volatility looks like, as its been more than a year since the last meaningful spike. (See chart below)

2018 should be an interesting year! I would like to wish everyone a healthy and prosperous 2018! Thank you for reading! 

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XIV just went bust! Where do we go from here?

XIV just went bust! Where do we go from here?

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