With minimal effort, we can get you a 4.5% in a money market fund or 5% on a 3 month CD. Where things get trickier is when people ask “why don’t I dump all my stocks/bonds and sit in cash at 5% until the market feels safe”?
Former darlings in Internet, Consumer Discretionary, Semis and Retail all declined over 30% last year. Tech, homebuilders and real estate didn’t do much better. The stars of 2022 sector show were energy stocks with XLE up 64%!
In a major change of leadership, energy, real estate and financials had a phenomenal year. On the bottom of the table we have gold miners (gold price dropped in a high inflation year), biotech and internet which slowed down after years of torrid growth.
Some observations from my performance spreadsheets on how things are going year-to-date in various investment areas
Reviewing top performing sectors and stocks of 2018