BACK TO KEEP CALM AND REMAIN DIVERSIFIED

Diversification Requires Thinking Beyond the S&P 500® Index

The unpredictable nature of individual asset class returns can be demonstrated in a different way.  In the chart below, you can see that the performance of some asset classes is erratic; a category that beat U.S. large caps one year can easily underperform in the next. But when a number of asset classes are combined into one diversified portfolio (the black rectangles), some of that unpredictability may be removed.  Use the scroll bar at the bottom of the chart to see more data.

Quick Take: A diversified portfolio has historically smoothed out the ride over the long term without sacrificing returns.

The diversified portfolio is rebalanced to the original allocation annually.  Past performance is no guarantee of future results. As of June 30, 2023.  Click here for index definitions.

Diversified Portfolio

Investment Grade Bonds30%
U.S. Large Cap Equity (US LC)20%
U.S. Small Cap Equity (US SC)10%
Foreign Developed Equity (For Dev)10%
Municipals (Munis)5%
U.S. High Yield Bonds (US HYB)5%
International Small Cap (Int SC)5%
Emerging Markets (EM)5%
U.S. Real Estate (REITs)5%
Alternatives (Alts)5%

The indices are unmanaged, are not available for investment, and do not incur expenses. Click here for representative indices and definitions

Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against a loss in declining markets.

Investments in debt securities are subject to credit and interest rate risk. An increase in interest rates typically causes the value of bonds and other fixed income securities to fall.

Investments in international securities are subject to certain risks of overseas investing including currency fluctuations and changes in political and economic conditions, which could result in significant market fluctuations. These risks are magnified in emerging markets.

Investments in small-capitalization companies are subject to greater price volatility, lower trading volume and less liquidity than investing in larger, more established companies.

Real estate investments are subject to factors such as changing general and local economic, financial, competitive and environmental conditions.

Alternative investments are speculative, subject to high return volatility and involve a high degree of risk including, but not limited to, the risks associated with leverage, derivative instruments such as options and futures, distressed securities, may be illiquid on a long term basis and short sales. There can be no assurance that these types of strategies will achieve their objectives or avoid substantial losses. Alternative investments may also be subject to significant fees and expenses.

Investments in emerging markets are subject to risks such as erratic earnings patterns, economic and political instability, changing exchange controls, limitations on repatriation of foreign capital and changes in local governmental attitudes toward private investment, possibly leading to nationalization or confiscation of investor assets.

Market Risk—Market prices of investments held by the Fund may fall rapidly or unpredictably due to a variety of economic or political factors, market conditions, disasters or public health issues, or in response to events that affect particular industries or companies.

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