Looking back at the winners and losers in your portfolio is easy. Keeping a long-term perspective and anticipating when a market leader might lose steam is much harder.
It’s a simple investing truth that, in a diversified portfolio, one or more holdings will always be outperforming the rest and one or more will be lagging. Equally true is the fact that individual holdings or asset classes can rapidly shift from the “winners” column to the “runners-up” position and back again.
U.S. stocks have put together an impressive string of outperformance over foreign stocks and bonds during the last 10 years—our Market Victory Is Fleeting special report is required reading for those questioning if it’s time to go all-in on U.S. stocks and forget about diversification.
In this piece, we cover 40 years of market history, including:
- Comparative analysis of U.S. stocks’ returns compared to bonds’ and foreign stocks’
- How widely the performance pendulum has swung between the asset classes over short periods of time
- One of the biggest errors investors can make
Learn what long-term trends can tell us about today’s markets by filling out the form to get your free, zero-obligation copy of Market Victory Is Fleeting now!
For more on getting into a long-term mindset, listen to the “Investment Trends Are Fleeting: Defending Against Recency Bias” episode of The Adviser You Can Talk To Podcast, featuring Adviser Investments’ Chairman Dan Wiener and Director of Research Jeff DeMaso, by clicking here.