Taking Turns At The Top

When you're looking for returns it can be important to put things into perspective.

*Investors cannot invest directly in an index. The material is provided for informational purposes only. Nothing contained herein should be construed as a recommendation to buy or sell any securities. No person or system can predict the market. All investments are subject to risk, including the risk of principal loss. There is no assurance that a diversified portfolio will produce better returns than an undiversified portfolio, nor does diversification ensure against market loss. 

* The S&P 500 index is an index of the largest exchange-traded stocks in the US from a broad range of industries whose collective performance mirrors the overall stock market. Investors cannot invest directly in an index.

*Investors cannot invest directly in an index. Emerging markets are sought by investors for the prospect of high returns, as they often experience faster economic growth as measured by GDP/ Investments in emerging markets come with much greater risk due to political instability, domestic infrastructure problems, currency volatility, and limited equal opportunities (many large companies may still be "state run" or private). Also, local stock exchanges may not offer liquid markets for outside investors.