Chicken Little Portfolio Performance December 2016

In December 2016, the Chicken Little Portfolio lost 0.08% while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 3.42%.

Chicken Little starts 2017 scared and hiding in Treasury Bonds

December 2016 performance

Chicken Little lost 0.08% in December because of a modest decline in the price of long-term US Treasury bonds. In December, US stocks enjoyed continued strong gains to end a fantastic year with over 16% total return. 

Dec 20162016Since Inception (3/31/2016)
Chicken Little-0.08%-1.92%-4.36%
Dow Jones Industrials3.42%16.08%15.77%

Stock markets outside the US, were mixed in December. Emerging market stocks lost fractionally, while other international stocks had strong gains. Finally, the 'safe havens' of gold and treasury bonds each lost modest amounts in December. 

AssetSymbolDec 20162016
Dow Jones IndustrialsDIA3.42%16.08%
Non-US StocksEFA2.42%1.06%
Emerging Market StocksEEM-0.26%10.82%
US Long-Term Treasury BondsTLT-0.72%1.11%

January 2017 portfolio positions

As of January 1, 2017 the Chicken Little Portfolio remains ready for a global, deflationary depression. Chicken Little is heavily invested in US Treasuries and cash. There was no substantial change in the Chicken Little Portfolio during December 2017.

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