That left annual cash (and dividend inclusive) results showing very respectable gains of +23.45% (+26.34%) , +18.82% (+22.15%) and +53.54% (+54.72%), respectively. You may wish to compare these reading with a histogram of past annual results found here (see second chart -- I'll update that soon!). A sector-by-sector view is highlighted below:
As shown, Technology (XLK) and Materials (XLB) took the lead. Going into the new year, traders will soon be focused on the Fourth Quarter Earnings Season, now just around the corner.
Volatility: Very Low (VIX 20-25)
The Style-Box was calculated using the following PowerShares™ ETFs: Small-Growth (PWT), Small-Value (PWY), Mid-Growth (PWJ), Mid-Value (PWP), Large-Growth (PWB), and Large-Value (PWV). The Sector-Ribbon was calculated using the following Select Sector SPDR™ ETFs: Materials (XLB), Industrials (XLI), Energy (XLE), Staples (XLP), Discretionary (XLY), Financials (XLF), Technology (XLK), and Healthcare (XLV). The Standard & Poors 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ 100 may be traded through ETF proxies, including the SPY or IVV, DIA and QQQQ, respectively.