U.S. stocks finished down for the week but up for the year with the S&P and the Dow closing a wildly volatile year up 23% and 19% respectively. The NASDAQ Composite managed a gain of 44% for the year.
What follows is a summary of this week's statistics on the markets.
Major Indices: Only the Russell 2000 is up for the decade.
Sector Impact: Energy is up the most for the decade while Tech is still far from the highs of the dot com bubble.
Commodity Impact: Sugar and cocoa have appreciated the most during the past decade, each up over 290% in the past 10 years.
Currencies Impact: The dollar index posted its best monthly percent gain since January 2009, up 4.1% and the best quarter since Q1 2009.