“Stay the course. No matter what happens, stick to your program. I’ve said “stay the course” a thousand times, and meant it every time. It is the most important single piece of investment wisdom I can give to you” John C Bogle, Founder of Vanguard
“Our Perspective on Diversification…
The table below shows the performance of various asset classes over the past 30 years. When deciding where to invest their money, it is important investors understand that the best and worst performing asset classes will often vary from one year to the next. Having a diversified mix of investments across multiple asset classes can help smooth out returns over time.
The table also reinforces the importance of sticking to an investment strategy and focusing on the long term. For example, the declining returns from international shares (hedged) in the 2016 financial year may have swayed investors to move out of this asset class in search of better returns elsewhere. In taking this option, investors would then have missed out on the 18.9% return in the 2017 financial year”