The Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns 2016: A Review

Callan Associates has published their “The Periodic Table of Investment Returns for 2016”. This fascinating chart shows the returns of various of classes such as stocks, bonds, US and foreign stocks, etc. The importance of diversification among asset classes is vividly illustrated by the Callan chart each year. The Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns for 2016 is shown below: …

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Periodic Table of Investment Returns: Developed Markets 2002 Thru 2016

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 …

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U.S. Unemployment Rate Since 1948

The U.S. unemployment rate stood at 7.9% in January this year. This rate has not changed much since September of 2012. Based on this official figure, currently there 12.3 million unemployed individuals in the country. The actual unemployment rate is much higher since the official rate drops out many unemployed persons such as those that …

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