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The Case for Global Diversification

Now that the 2nd decade of the 21st century is coming to a close we can reinforce timeless market lessons once again. The “Lost Decade” is a common example used when describing “the worst of times” for the S&P 500 where it returned an annualized rate of -0.95% from January 2000 through December 2009. Fast forward from January 2010 to June 2019, almost a full decade later, and the same index returned an annualized rate of +13.08%. In this show we will discuss the performance of some other parts of the market including small cap, value, international, and emerging markets. As investors we know that we should have a long-term perspective toward investing and that by maintaining that discipline through all seasons of investing we will increase our chances of success.

In this show you will learn about:

  • The “Lost Decade” and how other parts of the global markets performed
  • The following decade and how the global markets performed
  • Alternatives to investing in the S&P 500
  • How to be invested for the next decade and for the rest of your life


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    The content of this radio show is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered investment advice or a recommendation to buy or sell any types of securities. Mr. Labrum and Intelligence Driven Advisers/Financial Detox are not responsible for the consequences of any decisions or actions taken as a result of information provided in this radio show and do not warrant or guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information provided. The information discussed today reflects the views of Mr. Labrum and his guest(s) as of the date of this show and are subject to change without notice.Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Any forward looking statements or forecasts are based on assumptions and actual results may vary from any such statements or forecasts. No reliance should be placed on any statements or forecasts when making any investment decision. Accordingly, listeners should not rely solely on the information provided today in making any investment decision.There is a risk of loss from investing in securities, including the risk of loss of principal. Different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, and there can be no assurance that any specific investment will be profitable or suitable for a particular investor’s financial situation or risk tolerance. Asset allocation and portfolio diversification cannot assure or guarantee better performance and cannot eliminate the risk of investment losses.