8 lessons from 80 years of history



Experts conclude that over 90% of long term investment returns come from your choice of asset classes.  In this podcast Paul discusses 8 separate decades of asset class returns so that you realize that the next 10 years may look a lot different from the expected long term return.  This information will hopefully help investors understand the unpredictability of short term returns and allow them stay the course after a period of disappointing returns.

Decade Returns from 1930 through 2009 for the S&P 500, Total Stock Market, Large Cap Value, Small Cap Blend and Small Cap Value Indexes