One of the key factors for success in equity investing is diversification. This strategy allows an investor to reduce volatility in a portfolio during adverse market conditions and helps smooth out returns over many years.
I recently across the following Periodic Table of Investment Returns Chart showing the annual MSCI Total Returns of select developed markets from 2002 thru 2016:
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Source: Novel Investor
Last year, Canada was the top performer with a return of over 25% in US dollar terms and Italy was the worst performer.
For an interactive version of the above chart please go here.