Believe it or not, 2020 was nothing more than an "average" year. The annual performance of a traditional 60% stock/40% bond portfolio is within one percentage point of its yearly average over the last 30 years. Naturally, beyond this observation lies an abundance of extreme movements for financial markets and the economy. Under the circumstances, we thought we'd look back at 2020 with a Top 10 of the most important and striking charts from this turbulent period.
** I have prepared this commentary to give you my thoughts on various investment alternatives and considerations which may be relevant to your portfolio. This commentary reflects my opinions alone, and may not reflect the views of National Bank Financial Group. In expressing these opinions, I bring my best judgment and professional experience from the perspective of someone who surveys a broad range of investments. Therefore, this report should be viewed as a reflection of my informed opinions rather than analyses produced by the Research Department of National Bank Financial **