Chart: Asset Class Returns from 1995 to 2009

The charts below the returns on different types of asset classes from 1995 thru 2009:



Some takeaways from the charts:

  • For four years since 2004 foreign stocks were the best performers.
  • In the 2008 credit crisis foreign stocks were the worst performers with a loss of about 43%.
  • Last year they yielded the second best returns after US mid-cap stocks.
  • Since 2003 international stocks have yielded double-digit returns each year except 2008.

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