Market Leadership Changes From 2001 To 2020: Chart

One of the key factors for success with investing in equities is to distribute one’s assets across many asset classes, sectors and regions. Diversification is the simplest and cheapest way to reduce risk for retail investors. Today’s winners in the market can become tomorrow’s losers. Or to put it another way, a winner in one year may not necessarily be the winner the following year. Market leadership changes year after year. For example, large cap growth stocks were the top performers in 2007 but crashed heavily during the global financial crisis of 2008. The following chart vividly shows the alternating market leadership from 2001 through 2020:

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Source: Putnam Investments

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