Investment Perspectives | Diversification

Last month’s sudden stock market “correction” serves as a vivid reminder that prices can move down at least as easily as they move up. While some investors were mystified by the severity of the pullback in the absence of meaningful incremental news, others argued that the pullback was long overdue, given the extended rally in what now has become the longest-running bull market in modern history.

Why Invest in Europe and Asia (Even as U.S. Stocks Charge Ahead)?

Diversification is a powerful tool for investors. It makes sense to spread investments into different asset classes and different global regions to balance risk and reward. But in recent years, a number of investors—especially those in the U.S.—have started to question why they should allocate to non-U.S. equities at all. U.S. stocks have generally been clear outperformers since the 2008-09 financial crisis, and it hasn’t really been close: Over the ten years since the financial crisis, U.S.

Why Invest in Europe and Asia (Even as U.S. Stocks Charge Ahead)?

Diversification is a powerful tool for investors. It makes sense to spread investments into different asset classes and different global regions to balance risk and reward. But in recent years, a number of investors—especially those in the U.S.—have started to question why they should allocate to non-U.S. equities at all. U.S. stocks have generally been clear outperformers since the 2008-09 financial crisis, and it hasn’t really been close: Over the ten years since the financial crisis, U.S.

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