Periodic Table: Asset Classes

Annual Returns for Selected Asset Classes  (hover over assets to highlight)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
8.30% 19.70% 38.80% 28.00% 2.80% 21.30% 37.80% 1.80% 31.50% 20.00% 13.90%
7.80% 19.60% 32.40% 13.70% 1.40% 14.30% 25.60% 0.00% 28.70% 18.70% 10.70%
3.10% 18.60% 23.30% 6.00% 0.50% 12.00% 21.80% -4.00% 25.50% 18.40% 10.40%
2.10% 17.90% 14.90% 5.20% 0.00% 11.80% 14.60% -4.10% 22.70% 10.60% 7.70%
0.10% 16.30% 7.30% 4.90% -0.40% 11.60% 14.60% -4.40% 19.50% 8.30% 6.20%
-0.70% 16.00% 2.90% 0.00% -2.00% 8.60% 10.40% -5.80% 18.90% 7.50% 5.30%
-4.20% 12.20% 0.00% 0.00% -2.70% 8.30% 8.70% -11.00% 12.60% 7.00% 3.50%
-11.70% 4.20% -2.00% -1.80% -4.40% 2.60% 3.50% -11.20% 8.70% 0.50% 0.00%
-13.30% 0.10% -2.30% -4.50% -14.60% 1.50% 1.70% -13.40% 7.70% -3.10% 0.00%

Source: Barclays, Bloomberg, FactSet, MSCI, NAREIT, Russell, Standard & Poor’s, J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Large cap: S&P 500, Small cap: Russell 2000, EM Equity: MSCI EME, DM Equity: MSCI EAFE, Comdty: Bloomberg Commodity Index, High Yield: Bloomberg Barclays Global HY Index, Fixed Income: Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate, REITs: NAREIT Equity REIT Index, Cash: Bloomberg Barclays 1-3m Treasury. The “Asset Allocation” portfolio assumes the following weights: 25% in the S&P 500, 10% in the Russell 2000, 15% in the MSCI EAFE, 5% in the MSCI EME, 25% in the Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate, 5% in the Bloomberg Barclays 1-3m Treasury, 5% in the Bloomberg Barclays Global High Yield Index, 5% in the Bloomberg Commodity Index and 5% in the NAREIT Equity REIT Index. Balanced portfolio assumes annual rebalancing. Annualized (Ann.) return and volatility (Vol.) represents the period from 12/31/05 to 12/31/20. All data represents total return for the stated period. The “Asset Allocation” portfolio is for illustrative purposes only. Past performance is not indicative of future returns. Data as of April 9, 2021.