PRESENTING: The Global Market Winners And Losers Of Q1 2014

The final tallies are in.

The best-performing major asset class in the first quarter of 2014 was the agricultural commodity complex (proxied here by the Rogers International Commodity Agriculture Total Return Index), up 12.4%.

Treasuries (proxied by the TLT ETF) and gold each advanced more than 7%, while emerging-market sovereign debt (proxied by JPMorgan’s Emerging Markets Bond Total Return Index) and West Texas Intermediate crude oil each returned a little more than 3%.

European stocks, U.S. stocks, the euro, and the British pound all eked out gains, while emerging-market stocks (proxied by MSCI’s EM index), the dollar-yen exchange rate, Chinese stocks, and Japanese stocks all lost ground.

The chart below compares returns:

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