It’s often said that taking a long-term view when investing for the future is very important. That’s not always easy to do, especially during periods of short-term volatility on financial markets.
Staying the course is a timeless lesson for investors—and not just when markets are doing well. To show you why, I’d like to share Vanguard’s 2022 Index Chart, which shows the long-term performance of different asset classes. The chart powerfully illustrates that, while markets fluctuate day to day—and even year to year—asset values have steadily increased over the last 30 years.
I encourage you to take a few minutes to view the 2022 Vanguard Index Chart attached to this article, or by visiting vanguard.com.au/indexchart:
This page also includes some of supporting resources, including:
- A short video that brings the Index Chart to life.
- Useful flyers that explain the importance of diversification and a long-term plan.
- Smart Investing articles offering different perspectives on diversification and long-term investment strategies.
If you have any questions about the 2022 Vanguard Index Chart or wish to discuss your own investment strategy and long-term goals, please feel free to contact me to arrange a convenient time.