It’s almost time for the month-end, year-end and, yes, decade-end retrospectives from various investment banks.

And so, without further ado, here is “2010s did you know…”

  • Central banks: most activist…Brazil (25 cuts, 24 hikes); least activist…Japan (1 cut, 0 hikes).
  • Population growth: most…India +149 million since 2010; least…Syria -4 million since 2010.
  • US jobs: in the 2000s US economy lost net 1 million jobs; in the 2010s US economy created net 22.4 million jobs.
  • Negative yielding debt: $0 of bonds were negative yielding in 2010 vs. $17 trillion at peak in 2019.
  • Government bonds: best…30-year Treasury $1 in 2010 = $2.08 today; worst… Turkey govt $1 in 2010 = $0.61 today.
  • Equities: best…US equities $1 in 2010 = $3.46 today; worst…Greece $1 in 2010 = $0.07 today.

A little something for the goldbugs:

  • Commodities: best…gold $1 in 2010 = $1.34 today; worst…oil $1 in 2010 = $0.74 today.

And last but not least:

  • Asset class: best…Bitcoin $1 in 2010 = $90,026 today; worst…Myanmar Kyat $1 in 2010 = $0.004 (spot) today.

Sources: ZeroHedge