Did you know that in May the best Asset Class to invest in is US Technology? It achieved an average return of 1.92% and the investment turned out to be profitable 67% of the time.

On the other side, in May the worst asset class is Latin America, with an average return of -0.70% and profitable 50% of the time.

Asset Class - Seasonal Stats

In the table below, for each Asset Class, the average monthly return is represented.

Below each return, it's also mentioned the probability of obtaining a positive monthly result with your investment.

Both the Average Return and the Gain Frequency are useful to get an idea of what happened in the past.

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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
US Technology (QQQ) 2.39
70%
0.65
51%
0.93
68%
1.76
59%
1.92
67%
0.63
50%
1.43
67%
0.79
61%
-0.41
56%
1.75
64%
2.37
68%
1.94
54%
Preferred Stocks (PFF) 1.19
74%
0.06
77%
0.93
84%
1.26
74%
1.16
60%
0.51
70%
0.92
63%
0.90
80%
-0.80
50%
0.40
57%
-0.29
60%
1.11
67%
US Small Cap (IJR) 2.19
61%
1.25
63%
1.11
71%
1.64
65%
1.08
62%
1.21
64%
0.26
50%
0.35
56%
-0.25
52%
-0.23
54%
2.26
72%
2.27
72%
US Large Cap (SPY) 1.21
57%
0.39
57%
1.09
69%
1.66
71%
1.06
64%
0.66
60%
0.85
52%
0.42
62%
-0.63
52%
1.19
62%
1.87
74%
1.42
72%
US Total Stock Market (VTI) 1.35
59%
0.56
61%
0.99
67%
1.59
71%
1.03
66%
0.77
60%
0.75
48%
0.45
60%
-0.57
52%
0.88
60%
1.91
74%
1.59
76%
Gold (GLD) 1.78
53%
1.22
53%
-0.49
41%
0.61
49%
1.02
50%
0.07
50%
0.68
56%
0.91
58%
1.44
56%
0.06
48%
0.70
54%
1.27
54%
Long Term Treasuries (TLT) 0.33
58%
0.01
50%
0.01
46%
0.06
56%
1.01
57%
1.27
69%
0.45
53%
1.47
61%
0.75
61%
0.51
53%
1.33
76%
0.92
55%
TIPS (TIP) 0.87
81%
0.25
61%
-0.02
52%
0.37
65%
0.71
70%
0.51
65%
0.90
74%
0.96
71%
0.47
61%
0.17
65%
0.47
74%
0.61
61%
US Total Bond Market (BND) 0.46
69%
0.10
63%
0.05
55%
0.49
65%
0.69
66%
0.64
72%
0.50
68%
0.67
70%
0.70
72%
0.60
68%
0.88
70%
0.66
68%
Commodities (DBC) 0.57
60%
0.77
48%
1.28
60%
1.92
68%
0.64
48%
0.35
48%
1.04
62%
1.83
63%
1.27
60%
-0.14
52%
-0.20
52%
0.82
50%
International Bond Market (BNDX) 0.54
68%
0.37
71%
0.20
63%
0.20
63%
0.55
68%
0.54
62%
0.89
78%
0.75
73%
0.55
70%
0.72
78%
0.42
70%
1.09
68%
Investment Grade Bonds (LQD) 0.59
72%
0.07
63%
-0.32
47%
0.52
72%
0.54
61%
0.68
65%
1.07
81%
0.97
74%
0.31
65%
0.24
58%
0.29
55%
1.14
65%
Emerging Market Bonds (EMB) 0.37
61%
0.32
61%
0.17
65%
1.57
84%
0.52
57%
0.68
67%
1.14
77%
0.68
77%
0.68
60%
0.24
67%
1.28
63%
2.35
87%
Emerging Markets (EEM) 1.90
54%
0.46
54%
-0.42
44%
2.64
72%
0.40
54%
0.40
54%
1.93
63%
-1.06
54%
-0.31
49%
1.04
66%
0.37
49%
3.91
66%
World All Countries (VT) -0.12
54%
0.33
54%
0.58
57%
2.10
77%
0.39
59%
-0.19
41%
1.46
68%
-1.02
53%
-0.52
59%
1.31
65%
1.17
68%
1.95
79%
High Yield Bonds (HYG) 1.00
73%
0.55
70%
0.14
59%
1.26
77%
0.38
67%
0.64
72%
0.93
81%
0.40
70%
-0.18
60%
0.32
67%
0.86
72%
1.35
81%
US Cash (BIL) 0.35
96%
0.33
92%
0.36
90%
0.37
88%
0.37
94%
0.35
88%
0.36
92%
0.37
98%
0.37
92%
0.37
88%
0.34
86%
0.37
92%
EAFE Stocks (EFA) -0.13
51%
0.54
59%
1.20
62%
2.79
78%
0.15
47%
-0.26
39%
1.35
67%
-0.64
50%
-0.52
56%
0.49
58%
0.63
64%
2.29
75%
US REITs (VNQ) 2.02
69%
0.18
59%
1.82
75%
1.70
61%
0.12
50%
1.58
72%
1.63
76%
0.41
54%
0.18
50%
-0.40
44%
0.34
56%
2.52
72%
Europe (VGK) -0.24
57%
0.60
57%
1.09
68%
2.99
76%
0.03
58%
0.02
47%
1.84
69%
-0.58
53%
-0.68
56%
0.55
61%
0.88
58%
3.12
75%
Pacific (VPL) 0.05
49%
0.63
62%
1.41
57%
2.34
70%
-0.03
47%
0.08
47%
0.89
53%
-0.51
44%
0.03
56%
0.28
56%
0.31
64%
1.63
61%
Latin America (FLLA) 1.05
48%
0.91
55%
1.32
61%
2.58
61%
-0.70
50%
0.68
60%
1.45
60%
-1.19
50%
-0.52
60%
0.79
61%
1.08
45%
3.50
68%
Stocks Bonds Commodities

Last Update: 30 April 2022

For a broader picture of asset classes and their statistics, please also refer to the Asset Class main page

Commodities - Seasonal Stats

In the table below, for the main Commodities, the average monthly return is represented, with the gain frequency.

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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Brent Oil (BNO) 0.09
54%
0.76
59%
0.76
54%
3.19
66%
1.60
48%
0.71
53%
0.49
60%
2.76
58%
2.05
58%
-1.99
50%
-2.02
48%
-0.49
53%
Gold (GLD) 1.78
53%
1.22
53%
-0.49
41%
0.61
49%
1.02
50%
0.07
50%
0.68
56%
0.91
58%
1.44
56%
0.06
48%
0.70
54%
1.27
54%
Platinum (PPLT) 2.72
63%
3.09
61%
-0.99
44%
-0.41
44%
0.94
57%
-0.40
37%
0.57
57%
0.52
46%
-1.05
41%
-0.31
48%
0.80
54%
0.47
52%
Natural Gas (UNG) -3.36
41%
-2.44
41%
3.62
63%
2.92
66%
0.92
50%
0.32
41%
-2.32
41%
1.76
56%
7.62
59%
4.39
59%
-1.64
41%
-5.56
28%
WTI Crude Oil (USO) -0.60
51%
-0.15
56%
1.48
67%
2.20
60%
0.91
46%
1.02
51%
0.18
69%
2.35
54%
1.73
51%
-2.35
41%
-2.95
36%
0.24
56%
Silver (SLV) 2.83
65%
0.86
48%
0.99
48%
0.85
35%
0.11
56%
-1.90
33%
2.32
59%
0.32
43%
-0.45
58%
-0.52
45%
0.69
40%
0.85
50%
Copper (CPER) -0.64
47%
2.70
65%
1.20
53%
1.51
47%
-1.14
52%
0.18
58%
2.65
73%
0.07
50%
-1.10
47%
0.07
44%
1.28
47%
0.57
53%
Palladium (PALL) 3.73
74%
3.76
63%
1.49
61%
1.16
58%
-1.42
35%
-0.68
43%
2.07
65%
-0.81
39%
-1.34
63%
0.88
58%
0.77
50%
2.78
61%
Commodities

Last Update: 30 April 2022

For a broader picture of the commodities and their statistics, please also refer to the Commodity main page

S&P 500 Sectors - Seasonal Stats

S&P 500 Sectors: average monthly return and gain frequency.

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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Energy (XLE) 1.17
49%
1.52
59%
2.11
70%
3.83
73%
1.12
58%
0.19
50%
0.33
56%
-0.21
47%
0.25
58%
0.37
53%
0.83
53%
1.65
72%
[Benchmark] S&P 500 (SPY) 1.21
57%
0.39
57%
1.09
69%
1.66
71%
1.06
64%
0.66
60%
0.85
52%
0.42
62%
-0.63
52%
1.19
62%
1.87
74%
1.42
72%
Real Estate (XLRE) 0.11
55%
-0.64
52%
2.17
72%
2.46
55%
0.95
68%
0.63
64%
1.95
82%
0.58
57%
0.11
50%
-0.44
43%
0.27
57%
3.20
82%
Consumer Staples (XLP) -0.95
46%
-0.29
54%
1.37
67%
1.23
67%
0.94
65%
-0.23
43%
1.15
61%
0.53
65%
-0.24
48%
1.66
65%
1.55
70%
0.89
70%
Healthcare (XLV) 0.78
63%
-0.37
54%
1.27
63%
1.76
58%
0.80
70%
0.53
52%
1.16
61%
0.01
57%
-1.23
43%
0.63
61%
1.98
74%
2.03
74%
Information Technology (XLK) 0.78
50%
-1.03
54%
1.54
67%
1.51
67%
0.66
61%
0.54
48%
1.19
65%
1.17
61%
-1.96
48%
2.86
65%
2.29
74%
0.58
57%
Utilities (XLU) -0.21
46%
-1.45
50%
2.32
75%
2.41
79%
0.64
61%
0.30
52%
0.41
61%
0.51
65%
0.31
65%
1.24
74%
0.17
52%
1.65
70%
Communication Services (XLC) -0.85
44%
-0.27
44%
1.24
72%
2.45
67%
0.56
47%
0.99
65%
2.01
71%
-0.27
29%
-0.11
59%
-0.70
47%
0.87
53%
1.77
76%
Industrials (XLI) -1.10
42%
0.10
58%
1.48
67%
2.97
67%
0.55
65%
-0.86
43%
1.06
70%
0.38
65%
-0.76
52%
0.90
61%
3.04
78%
1.61
74%
Materials (XLB) -1.82
38%
1.00
63%
1.66
71%
3.51
75%
0.24
61%
-0.60
43%
1.19
48%
-0.27
43%
-2.25
43%
2.05
61%
3.12
78%
2.37
70%
Financials (XLF) -0.80
50%
-1.11
50%
1.49
46%
2.99
67%
0.16
57%
-1.11
35%
1.41
65%
0.16
52%
-0.88
48%
1.97
70%
1.09
61%
1.49
74%
Consumer Discretionary (XLY) 0.06
46%
-0.26
50%
1.98
58%
2.81
71%
0.01
57%
-0.26
52%
1.02
65%
0.16
48%
-0.75
43%
2.06
61%
2.40
78%
1.49
78%
Stocks

Last Update: 30 April 2022

For a broader picture of the commodities and their statistics, please also refer to the S&P 500 Sector main page

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