Diversification, Emerging Market Outperformance, and the Prospect of a Flat US Stock Market

This just in: US equities have been on a rampage for the last decade.

Here's a fun fact: If you invested $100,000 in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF at the peak of the market in 2007 your investment would have plummeted to a low of $43,500 in March of 2009.  However, had you stayed the course and not sold at the bottom, your original investment would have more than doubled on a total return basis at present market levels.

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