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2013 Capital Markets Stat Sheet

01/02/2013
In preparation for the markets’ opening in 2013, below is a summary and charts of 2012 performance for select world equity indices, treasuries, currencies, commodities, and sector ETFs.
 
World Equity Indices 2012 Performance

1.

German DAX

+31.42%

(Figure  1.1)

2.

Mexico IPC Index

+27.05%

 

3.

HangSeng Index

+23.15%

 

4.

BSE India Sensex 30 Index

+21.83%

 

5.

Korea Kospi Index

+19.16%

 

6.

France CAC 40 Index

+17.34%

7.

Nasdaq 100 Index

+15.91%

 

8.

Euro Stoxx 50

+15.87%

 

9.

S&P 500® Index

+13.41%

(Figure 1.2)

10.

Russell 2000® Index

+12.80%

 

11.

Russia RTS Index

+10.50%

 

12.

Nikkei 225

+9.27%

 

13.

Dow Jones Industrial

+7.26%

 

14.

Shanghai Composite

+4.24%

 

15.

Brazil Bovespa Index

-2.31%

 

16.

Spain Ibex Index

-2.91%

 

 World Treasury Market 2012 Closing Price

1.

U.S.

2-Year

.2468%

 

2.

U.S.

5-Year

.7229%

 

3.

U.S.

10-Year

1.7574%

(Figure 1.3)

4.

U.S.

30-Year

2.9499%

 

5.

German

10-Year

1.314%

 

6.

U.K.

10-Year

1.826%

 

7.

France

10-Year

1.988%

 

8.

Spain

10-Year

5.232%

(Figure 1.4)

9.

Italy

10-Year

4.489%

 

10.

Brazil

10-Year

2.562%

 

World Currency 2012 Performance

1.

Polish Zloty

+11.37%

 

2.

Mexican Peso

+8.42%

 

3.

South Korean Won

+8.27%

 

4.

New Zealand Dollar

+6.64%

 

5.

Singapore Dollar

+6.12%

 

6.

Russian Ruble

+5.28%

 

7.

British Pound

+4.58%

 

8.

Taiwanese Dollar

+4.29%

 

9.

Canadian Dollar

+2.94%

 

10.

Swiss Franc

+2.48%

 

11.

Australian Dollar

+1.82%

 

12.

Chinese Renminbi

+1.03%

 

13.

Hong Kong Dollar

+0.22%

14.

Macau Pataca

+0.20%

 

15.

Euro Currency

+0.02%

(Figure 1.5)

 

16.

U.S. Dollar

-0.01%

(Figure 1.6)

 

17.

Indian Rupee

-3.51%

 

 

18.

Iranian Rial

-8.98%

 

 

19.

Brazilian Real

-9.00%

 

 

20.

Japanese Yen

-11.34%

 

 

Commodity Performance 2012

1.

WTI Oil

91.82

-7.09%

 

2.

Brent Oil

111.11

+3.47%

(Figure 1.7)

3.

Gasoline

276.36

+4.00%

 

4.

Heating Oil

301.68

+3.52%

 

5.

Natural Gas

3.351

+12.11%

 

6.

Gold

1675.80

+6.03%

(Figure 1.8)

7.

Copper

365.25

+5.47%

 

8.

Silver

30.227

+7.74%

 

9.

Platinum

1542.40

+10.43%

 

10.

Coffee

143.80

-39.57%

 

11.

Sugar

19.51

-16.48%

 

12.

Cotton

75.14

-15.11%

 

13.

Soybeans

1418¾

+16.96%

 

14.

Corn 

698¼ 

+16.33%

 

15.

Wheat

778

+5.99%

 


Sector SPDR ETF 2012
 

1.

XLF Financials (Figure 1.9)

16.39

+28.42%

2.

XLY Consumer Discretionary 

47.44

+23.60%

3.

XLV Health Care

39.88

+17.37%

4.

XLK Technology 

28.85

+15.30%

5.

XLI Industrials

37.90

+14.92%

6.

XLB Materials

37.54

+14.70%

7.

XLP Consumer Staples

34.90

+10.74%

8.

XLE Energy

 71.42

5.20%

9.

XLU Utilities

 34.92

+1.04%

 
Figure 1.1 2012 German DAX Index

Source: Bloomberg
 
Figure 1.2 2012 S&P 500 Index

Source: Bloomberg
 
Figure 1.3 2012 U.S. 10-Year Treasury

Source: Bloomberg
 
Figure 1.4 2012 Spain 10-YEAR Treasury

Source: Bloomberg
 
Figure 1.5 2012 Euro Currency

Source: Bloomberg
 
Figure 1.6 2012 U.S. Dollar Index

Source: Bloomberg
 
Figure 1.7 2012 Brent Crude Oil

Source: Bloomberg
 
Figure 1.8 2012 Gold

Source: Bloomberg
 
Figure 1.9 2012 XLF SPDR Select Financials

Source: Bloomberg

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