A Decade for the Bulls! Visualizing 10 years of Stocks, Commodities, and Currencies

September 28th, 2018 bull stock market data science

Since the 2008 recession, stocks have been on the longest bull run in U.S. history, carried mainly by the technology sector.

2018 has been interesting on a macroeconomic scale: the U.S. Dollar Index has strengthened, the Argentine Peso has plummeted, Crude oil is in the middle of a resurgence, the yield curve has narrowed, and the U.S. stock market has strengthened in relation to international markets.

In this post we will take a look at the 10 year charts for stocks, sector performance, commodities, and currencies to give us a little more perspective on the largest bull market in the U.S.

10 Year Stock Returns Worldwide

10 Year U.S Sector Returns

10 Year Commodities Returns

10 Year Currency Returns VS USD

As can be seen from the graphs, much of the upside gains have come late in the bull cycle. Looking at securities from a higher birds eye view, or in this case a longer history, can give you a more nuanced perspective of market changes. Who would have thought the liquid commodity of the decade was orange and not black?