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CHARTS  |  FEBRUARY 2017
Global Diversification Can Help Investment Results
The Region With the Best Equity Return Varies From Year to Year

Where to invest can be a difficult decision for investors. For some, the comfort of a particular country or region may drive their investment choices, creating a portfolio with an inherent "home bias." This bias leaves the potential for an investor to miss out on more fruitful investment opportunities. Since 2006, emerging market stocks have had the strongest return for four years and U.S. stocks for three, with the other regions having the best returns for two years each. A diverse equity asset allocation across regions may help investors capitalize on broader investment themes that transcend their preferred region.