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The best and worst performing assets of 2016

As we are more than halfway through the penultimate trading session of 2016, it is a good time to reminisce on the year that has been and what have been the biggest gainers and losers since the turn of the year. 

Currencies:

Amongst the major currencies the Brazilian Real has been a clear winner and appreciated more than 20% on a trade weighted basis. The rise in the South African Rand is also noteworthy and risen by more than 10%. 

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 Politics can account for the two worst performers with the Brexit vote and US election accounting for the 17% declines in the British Pound and Mexican Peso respectively. 

Commodities:

Oil has been a stand out performer in the commodity space despite trading down to its lowest level in over a decade at the start of the year. Oil.WTI and Brent Oil have risen by 45 and 49% respectively. 

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 Gold has still manage to post fair size returns of 7%, whilst Silver is higher by 14%. Both these precious metals experienced a year of two halves; with strong gains seen until shortly after the Brexit vote and then some sizeable selling into year-end.

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 Wheat is the worst performing commodity of those selected by a distance and has declined by 13% in 2016. 

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