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Asset Performance Chart (A Wealth of Common Sense)
« on: January 02, 2015, 09:01:50 AM »
http://awealthofcommonsense.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Asset-Quilt1.png

http://awealthofcommonsense.com/updating-favorite-performance-chart/

I thought the above was a good visualization of why it historically has been good to be diversified across asset classes.

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Re: Asset Performance Chart (A Wealth of Common Sense)
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2015, 05:52:13 PM »
That exact graph is the reason I have an allocation to emerging markets. Absolutely the most volatile asset class.

edit: which I see the guy in the other link mentioned (oops)
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Re: Asset Performance Chart (A Wealth of Common Sense)
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2015, 10:30:56 PM »
As for commodities being the "worst" asset class, the arguments to buy commodities would be 1) they are nice, uncorrelated asset class, 2) the cycle for commodities is longer than one year and they are currently cheap, and 3) "commodities" is too broad and there are too many stories going on in this asset class to be able to group them all together.