Equity Returns of 22 Developed Markets 2000 To 2019: Chart

Diversification is the simplest and easiest way to reduce risk. In addition to those benefits, diversification can also boost returns. The following chart demonstrates that equity returns vary from year to year and that the US was not the best performer in any of the years from 2000 thru 2019 and was in the bottom …

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Callan’s Periodic Table of Investment Returns Explained: Video

The Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns is an excellent tool to understand the importance of diversification. Recently I found the following animated video that shows all the benefits of this chart.   Source: Callan LLC Earlier: The Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns From 2000 to 2019: Chart The Callan Periodic Table of U.S. …

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Average Stock Holding Periods for NYSE 1929 to 2018 : Chart

The average holding period for stocks continues to decline globally. In the US it is getting especially worse with the introduction of commission-free trades by brokerages last year and millennials’ propensity to trade often with apps like Robinhood and others. According to a report by Ted Maloney and Robert Almeida, Jr at MFS, the average holding period …

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The Top 10 Countries in Tobacco Usage: Infographic

The Top 10 countries with the highest tobacco usage is shown in the graphic below. In Europe, the heaviest smokers are Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria and Greece. Over 45% of the people in Burma(Myanmar) smoke making it the top country in Tobacco use in the world. Burma is followed by Chile and Lebanon. Indonesia, with a …

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