Different asset classes and geographic regions perform differently through different market cycles. That’s why it’s important to avoid keeping your eggs in one basket, as the saying goes. By diversifying your portfolio, you can access the better performers while mitigating risk of being overly concentrated in those that lag.
Performance by Asset Class
Source: Morningstar Research Inc. December 31, 2019
Performance by Country
Source: Morningstar. Annual total returns in Canadian currency as of December 31, 2019. Assumes reinvestment of all income and no transaction costs or taxes. Annual returns compounded monthly. The information is for illustrative purposes only. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.