Periodic Table of ETFs: What Popped and What Dropped in 2013

by on January 2, 2014

For most investors, 2013 was a very good year; stocks charged steadily ahead and a few bumps in the road did very little to derail the impressive momentum. The predictors of “doom and gloom” who foresaw a big decline in equities likely ended up eating big losses, as did commodity and bond bulls. Before turning our attention firmly to 2014, we’re offering up one more visual analysis of 2013, showing what worked and what didn’t for the past year. 

Below is our Periodic Table of ETFs, illustrating the performance for all major asset classes during the past year (a hat tip to Josh Brown’s original Periodic Table of Finance Bloggers, which inspired this idea).

Click on the table below for a better view and please note returns are as of 12/27/2013:

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Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.