Asset Classes at All-Time Highs -- and Lows: Ritholtz Chart

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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Source: Russell Investments

This neat interactive chart from the folks at Russell Investments that shows the historical and typical ranges and the most recent 12-month return to help contextualize asset class performance.

Interestingly, many asset classes were near the top (Large Cap U.S. Equity, Large Cap Defensive U.S. Equity, Small Cap U.S. Equity, Non-U.S. Equity, Global Equity) or bottom (Emerging Markets, Commodities, Cash, Emerging Markets Debt, U.S. Bonds) of their historical ranges in 2013.

You can see some of the prior asset class dashboards here, but I'd really love to see this data depicted visually over longer periods of time. It is quite fascinating.

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