Updated: Apr 2
Maintaining a long-term perspective on capital markets is vital to the success of investors. As we can see in the "Periodic Table of Market Performance", asset classes come in and out of favor. The benefits of a well diversified portfolios is obvious once we accept the fact that it's impossible to find a pattern at this "quilt". The picture shows annual return of key indices ranked in order of performance (from best to worse.
Building a broadly diversified investment portfolio will help to "smooth out the ride" and protect during drawdows.