BlackRock Asset Return Map

This chart below shows annual returns for selected asset classes ranked from best to worst within each calendar year over the last 10-years. Return rankings change dramatically from year to year - while diversification cannot eliminate the risks of investing, it illustrates why investing across a variety of asset classes could help. The chart also allows you to instantly view which asset class returns were negative and which ones positive (see the “relative to zero” tab) or which ones out- and under-performed  a given asset class (“relative to asset” tab).