The performance of major asset classes in 2017, in one chart

If you were wondering what assets boomed and busted in 2017, look no further.

Courtesy of Macquarie Bank, this chart below has all the answers.

Source: Macquarie Bank

It was a bad year for most agricultural commodities, but not for industrial metals and stocks.

And Bitcoin, at 1,403%, had a gain so large that Macquarie decided against altering the Y-axis — otherwise it’d just look like a flat performance from all other assets with one skyscraper at the end.

While inconspicuous on the chart, the decline in the US dollar index goes some way toward explaining the overall performance during the year, seeing capital flow to alternate assets and regions outside of the United States.

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