Assets returns worldwide from 2015 to YTD 2020

In 2019, the S&P 500 index increased in value by 31.5 percent, but was outperformed by Nasdaq which grew by 35.2 percent. However, gold was the only asset to increase in value in 2020, which is likely due to the fact that investors tend to focus on gold in times of economic uncertainty or economic crisis. The losses experienced by the other assets can be explained by the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on financial markets globally.

Returns of selected asset classes worldwide from 2015 to September 2020

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Release date

September 2020



Survey time period

2015 to September 4, 2020

Supplementary notes

The source didn't provide data for 10-year U.S. Treasury note (10Y UST), German Bund, or Italian BTP until 2019.

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