Was there any escape?

Little indeed: When the going got tough, diversification did not get going.

John Rekenthaler, CFA 19 March, 2020 | 1:32AM

Steps to a wall

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Note: This article was drafted over the weekend and completed on Monday, before the markets closed. Its argument and conclusions remain unchanged after the S&P/TSX 60's 10% loss, or the S&P 500's 12% Monday plunge, but of course the overall losses for the current bear market are now larger than depicted in the article.

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John Rekenthaler, CFA  John Rekenthaler is Vice President of Research for Morningstar.