Market Review 2019: What a benign year for investors!
Do you still remember early January 2019, after jittery investors and media talking-heads had been frightened by the volatility spikes they had experienced over the preceding twelve months of 2018? For readers of this blog, who all follow an evidence-based, low-cost index fund investing approach and who used the Q4 2018 equity draw-down to rebalance to their original risk profile and to stay the course as they entered 2019, the past 12 months were an absolute blessing for their portfolios. After all, US equity markets rose by 31% (best performer) while Emerging Market equity markets rose by 18.4% (worst performer in equities). And even bonds rose by 8% over the 12 months in 2019:
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