During the 3rd Quarter ending September 30th 2017, developed non-US markets and emerging markets continued to lead the way in returns for the year. This is quite a turnaround from 2016 when the broad US Market led the way.
These varying returns in asset classes continue to reinforce that diversification remains vital in playing a key role in portfolio returns year after year. Trying to time which asset class will be at the top remains an unreliable strategy.
Using a disciplined approach to investing by rebalancing on a regular basis is a better way to capture the highs and lows of various asset classes.
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