The 5 worst investments of 2014 by Chris Matthews @FortuneMagazine December 29, 2014, 5:14 AM EST E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons 2014 was a pretty good year to be an investor, with the S&P 500 once again delivering double-digit returns and the bond market holding firm despite (ultimately unfounded) fears of rising interest rates. Even the U.S. dollar had a banner year in 2014, hitting a seven-year high in December. But in investing, for every person who buys, there’s someone on the other end selling. And where there’s a winner, a loser is not far from sight. Here are the five worst investments of the past year.