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This 10 Year Asset Class Matrix Will Diversify Your Portfolio

|Includes:BWX, EMB, GLD, GSG, ITE, LQD, MCRO, MUB, PICB, QAI, RWO, RWR, RWX, TIP, VEU, VT, Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI), VWO, WIP
10 Year Asset Class Martix - 2010I have created an asset class performance matrix that takes a look at 17 different asset classes and how they have performed over the last 10 years. I have found that presenting the asset classes this way helps me to visually identify trends and opportunities. It also makes clear how a well diversified portfolio could have produced positive returns over the last 10 years.

Download the Matrix - Click here to download, view or print
When you open the martix you will see that the green shows the asset classes that were positive in a given year, while red shows the asset classes that were negative.

Capture the Asset Classes with ETFs
The following guide may help you capture the various asset classes within the matrix. Some of the ETFs have very low trading volumes, but they all have underlying holdings with plenty of liquidity. If you do not have experience trading low volume ETFs you may want to take a look at my SeekingAlpha article: Trading Tips for Low Volume ETFs

 Asset Class US NON-US EM GLOBAL
 Equities  (NYSEARCA:VTI)  (NYSEARCA:VEU)  (NYSEARCA:VWO)  (NYSEARCA:VT)
Gov't Debt   (NYSEARCA:ITE)  (NYSEARCA:BWX)  (NYSEARCA:EMB)  
TIPS  (NYSEARCA:TIP)  (NYSEARCA:WIP)    
Corp Debt (NYSEARCA:LQD) (NYSEARCA:PICB)    
Muni Debt (NYSEARCA:MUB)      
 Real Estate (NYSEARCA:RWR) (NYSEARCA:RWX)   (NYSEARCA:RWO)
 Commodities       (NYSEARCA:GSG)
 Gold       (NYSEARCA:GLD)
Hedge Funds      (NYSEARCA:MCRO) (NYSEARCA:QAI)



Disclosure: Belray Asset Management is long: VTI, VEU, VWO, VT, BWX, TIP, EMB, LQD, RWR, RWX, RWO, GSG, GLD, MCRO, QAI
Stocks: VTI, VEU, VWO, VT, BWX, ITE, EMB, TIP, WIP, LQD, PICB, MUB, RWR, RWX, RWO, GSG, GLD, MCRO, QAI