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Understanding Diversification with the Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns

“The Periodic Table of Investment Returns depicts annual returns for 10 asset classes, ranked from best to worst performance for each calendar year.”
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I like this visual presentation of how asset categories fluctuate from yielding the highest returns one year to the lowest (or much lower) in subsequent years. The table is a great reminder of the benefits of diversification and NOT trying to time the market or pick the “best” investment.
Source: Financial Planning for Women