Sometimes simple examples can make a case better than a ten-page story. Here’s a chart from the folks at J.P. Morgan that illustrates the case for diversification quite clearly. It simply compares three portfolios – all stock, all bond, and a 50-50 split - over four time periods. Admittedly, this is ‘brain-dead’ diversification; but, it shows even brain-dead is better than none at all.
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