Asset Class Annual Total Returns From 2007 To 2021: Chart

Diversification among asset classes is one of the key factors that investors ought to follow for success with investing in stocks. It is never a wise idea to put all money into one type of asset – whether it is growth stocks or value stocks or real estate or bonds. Assets of different types perform differently every year and it is impossible to predict which one will be top performer. The following chart illustrates this theory.

In 2021, REITs were the best performer with a total return of over 41%. This is much higher than the S&P 500’s 28.7%. Small caps had an average return. Emerging market equities were the worst with a loss of over 2%.

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Source: Novel Investor

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