I thought this may be of interest to someone currently deciding what to acquire next (get palladium!?): Total return indexes for past decennium were coal +920 percent, tobacco +296, copper 285, gold 279, gnrl mining 218, silver 213, healthcare +206. All other classes were below 200. That is DJ statistics. For the past year, best performer was copper +122 pc, platinum and brent +65, silver +64. Can someone do the same for the local stocks, pls? The usual warning about past performance does not quarantee future prospects etc. is in place i.e. palladium on its own only returned negative 0.7 pc but may fly this year.