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.”https://www.callan.com/periodic-table/Click on: Download the PDF. 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…

A visual representation of investment diversification

Check out the Squared Away blog for an effective visualization of investment diversification. I used the Callan Table in teaching diversification to my university students. It’s a great way to understand why no one can predict future investment returns. http://squaredawayblog.bc.edu/squared-away/the-picture-of-investment-diversity/ Source: Financial Planning for Women