Did you know that in January the best Asset Class to invest in is US Technology? It achieved an average return of 2.39% and the investment turned out to be profitable 70% of the time.

On the other side, in January the worst asset class is Long Term Treasuries, with an average return of 0.25% and profitable 64% 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%
1.83
65%
0.37
49%
1.73
68%
0.63
59%
-0.68
54%
1.81
65%
2.45
68%
1.66
53%
US REITs
VNQ
2.02
69%
0.18
59%
1.82
75%
1.70
61%
0.03
49%
1.41
71%
1.77
76%
0.28
53%
-0.08
49%
-0.33
45%
0.46
57%
2.37
71%
US Small Cap
IJR
2.00
63%
0.89
59%
0.93
67%
1.65
65%
0.44
60%
1.29
64%
1.77
60%
1.16
60%
-0.65
52%
0.12
56%
1.50
66%
1.96
76%
Emerging Markets
EEM
1.90
55%
0.25
51%
-0.21
49%
2.30
68%
0.25
51%
0.45
57%
1.17
53%
-0.15
53%
-0.88
51%
0.81
62%
1.40
57%
2.86
62%
US Total Stock Market
VTI
1.55
66%
0.38
57%
0.52
62%
1.38
66%
0.19
57%
0.61
55%
1.45
59%
1.22
66%
-0.18
57%
0.50
55%
1.13
62%
1.29
69%
US Large Cap
SPY
1.50
65%
0.33
55%
0.56
63%
1.41
64%
0.20
58%
0.57
55%
1.47
60%
1.20
66%
-0.20
57%
0.60
56%
1.12
63%
1.24
68%
Preferred Stocks
PFF
1.19
74%
0.06
77%
0.93
84%
1.26
74%
1.21
61%
0.33
68%
1.09
65%
0.74
77%
-0.91
48%
0.28
55%
-0.12
61%
0.96
65%
Latin America
FLLA
1.05
48%
0.91
55%
1.32
61%
2.58
61%
-0.43
52%
0.11
58%
1.55
61%
-1.08
52%
-0.63
58%
1.08
63%
1.06
47%
3.24
66%
High Yield Bonds
HYG
1.00
73%
0.55
70%
0.14
59%
1.26
77%
0.41
68%
0.46
70%
1.07
82%
0.29
68%
-0.26
59%
0.39
68%
0.92
73%
1.28
80%
Gold
GLD
0.99
70%
0.43
84%
-0.15
80%
0.31
83%
0.37
82%
-0.04
81%
0.21
84%
0.27
84%
0.48
84%
0.01
80%
0.25
84%
0.46
84%
TIPS
TIP
0.93
79%
0.33
63%
0.13
53%
0.28
63%
0.76
66%
0.77
68%
0.87
71%
0.67
63%
0.17
61%
0.62
71%
0.64
76%
0.69
61%
World All Countries
VT
0.71
55%
0.57
55%
0.85
60%
1.68
72%
0.32
55%
0.20
47%
1.07
62%
0.06
57%
-0.79
53%
1.14
60%
1.58
70%
1.80
74%
Pacific
VPL
0.69
51%
0.69
64%
1.40
60%
2.04
68%
0.02
47%
0.32
55%
0.78
53%
0.24
49%
-0.20
57%
0.78
55%
1.23
70%
1.65
60%
Emerg. Market Bonds
EMB
0.60
63%
0.40
63%
0.20
61%
1.23
79%
0.60
58%
0.63
68%
1.14
76%
0.56
68%
0.31
58%
0.46
68%
1.38
61%
2.29
87%
Commodities
DBC
0.57
60%
0.77
48%
1.28
60%
1.92
68%
0.72
49%
0.20
47%
0.99
60%
1.77
62%
1.11
58%
-0.04
53%
-0.16
53%
0.75
49%
International Bonds
BNDX
0.54
68%
0.37
71%
0.20
63%
0.20
63%
0.52
66%
0.48
61%
0.96
79%
0.63
71%
0.46
68%
0.71
79%
0.47
71%
0.99
66%
EAFE Stocks
EFA
0.42
51%
0.50
60%
1.13
64%
2.25
74%
0.05
47%
-0.02
45%
1.00
64%
0.04
55%
-0.63
57%
0.90
57%
1.41
68%
2.04
72%
US Cash
BIL
0.32
99%
0.32
97%
0.33
97%
0.33
96%
0.33
98%
0.32
96%
0.33
97%
0.33
99%
0.33
97%
0.33
96%
0.32
95%
0.33
97%
Europe
VGK
0.30
55%
0.49
55%
1.01
70%
2.35
72%
-0.07
55%
0.10
49%
1.30
62%
0.02
55%
-0.80
55%
0.93
58%
1.57
64%
2.55
72%
US Total Bond Market
BND
0.29
68%
0.37
72%
0.35
72%
0.33
68%
0.45
70%
0.41
70%
0.17
61%
0.26
62%
0.39
68%
0.39
69%
0.63
72%
0.46
69%
Invest. Grade Bonds
LQD
0.26
67%
0.36
72%
0.30
68%
0.34
68%
0.45
69%
0.47
69%
0.22
61%
0.26
62%
0.31
64%
0.47
68%
0.64
72%
0.58
67%
Long Term Treasuries
TLT
0.25
64%
0.36
68%
0.35
68%
0.19
63%
0.53
66%
0.61
66%
0.16
57%
0.50
59%
0.37
66%
0.34
63%
0.81
74%
0.52
64%
Stocks Bonds Commodities

Last Update: 31 December 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
Palladium
PALL
3.73
74%
3.76
63%
1.49
61%
1.16
58%
-1.73
34%
-0.74
42%
2.29
66%
-0.84
38%
-1.20
64%
0.49
56%
0.79
51%
2.57
59%
Silver
SLV
2.83
65%
0.86
48%
0.99
48%
0.85
35%
-0.03
55%
-2.01
33%
2.27
60%
0.04
41%
-0.30
59%
-0.49
46%
1.07
41%
1.02
51%
Platinum
PPLT
2.72
63%
3.09
61%
-0.99
44%
-0.41
44%
0.98
58%
-0.53
36%
0.55
56%
0.41
45%
-1.00
42%
-0.17
49%
0.99
55%
0.52
53%
Gold
GLD
0.99
70%
0.43
84%
-0.15
80%
0.31
83%
0.37
82%
-0.04
81%
0.21
84%
0.27
84%
0.48
84%
0.01
80%
0.25
84%
0.46
84%
Brent Oil
BNO
0.09
54%
0.76
59%
0.76
54%
3.19
66%
1.83
49%
0.60
51%
0.45
59%
2.51
56%
1.78
56%
-1.69
51%
-2.10
46%
-0.51
51%
WTI Crude Oil
USO
-0.60
51%
-0.15
56%
1.48
67%
2.20
60%
1.16
48%
0.84
50%
0.10
68%
2.13
53%
1.42
50%
-2.05
43%
-2.92
35%
0.23
55%
Copper
CPER
-0.64
47%
2.70
65%
1.20
53%
1.51
47%
-1.16
50%
-0.25
56%
2.50
71%
0.00
49%
-1.16
46%
0.06
43%
1.59
49%
0.59
54%
Natural Gas
UNG
-3.36
41%
-2.44
41%
3.62
63%
2.92
66%
1.24
52%
-0.66
39%
-0.71
42%
2.03
58%
6.60
58%
3.87
58%
-1.46
42%
-6.41
27%
Commodities

Last Update: 31 December 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
[Benchmark] S&P 500
SPY
1.50
65%
0.33
55%
0.56
63%
1.41
64%
0.20
58%
0.57
55%
1.47
60%
1.20
66%
-0.20
57%
0.60
56%
1.12
63%
1.24
68%
Energy
XLE
0.83
47%
1.79
63%
2.05
68%
3.70
71%
1.69
58%
-0.56
47%
0.22
63%
0.04
58%
-0.16
50%
0.49
53%
0.29
53%
1.52
68%
Healthcare
XLV
0.78
63%
-0.37
54%
1.27
63%
1.76
58%
0.82
71%
0.40
50%
1.25
63%
-0.23
54%
-1.29
42%
1.00
63%
2.10
75%
1.87
71%
Information Technology
XLK
0.78
50%
-1.03
54%
1.54
67%
1.51
67%
0.61
58%
0.14
46%
1.71
67%
0.87
58%
-2.38
46%
3.06
67%
2.45
75%
0.22
54%
Real Estate
XLRE
0.11
55%
-0.64
52%
2.17
72%
2.46
55%
0.74
66%
0.37
62%
2.18
83%
0.37
55%
-0.34
48%
-0.35
45%
0.50
59%
2.92
79%
Consumer Discretionary
XLY
0.06
46%
-0.26
50%
1.98
58%
2.81
71%
-0.20
54%
-0.70
50%
1.75
67%
-0.03
46%
-1.06
42%
2.02
63%
2.36
79%
0.96
75%
Utilities
XLU
-0.21
46%
-1.45
50%
2.32
75%
2.41
79%
0.79
63%
0.08
50%
0.62
63%
0.51
67%
-0.17
63%
1.27
75%
0.45
54%
1.56
67%
Financials
XLF
-0.80
50%
-1.11
50%
1.49
46%
2.99
67%
0.27
58%
-1.52
33%
1.65
67%
0.07
50%
-1.17
46%
2.38
71%
1.33
63%
1.21
71%
Communication Services
XLC
-0.85
44%
-0.27
44%
1.24
72%
2.45
67%
0.63
50%
0.41
61%
2.11
72%
-0.45
28%
-0.76
56%
-0.62
50%
1.21
56%
1.31
72%
Consumer Staples
XLP
-0.95
46%
-0.29
54%
1.37
67%
1.23
67%
0.73
63%
-0.32
42%
1.23
63%
0.43
63%
-0.56
46%
1.97
67%
1.74
71%
0.74
67%
Industrials
XLI
-1.10
42%
0.10
58%
1.48
67%
2.97
67%
0.51
63%
-1.13
42%
1.41
71%
0.25
63%
-1.17
50%
1.44
63%
3.24
79%
1.42
71%
Materials
XLB
-1.82
38%
1.00
63%
1.66
71%
3.51
75%
0.28
63%
-1.15
42%
1.40
50%
-0.40
42%
-2.55
42%
2.33
63%
3.48
79%
2.04
67%
Stocks

Last Update: 31 December 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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