There is no arguing the fact that compared to an undiversified U.S. large company index like the S&P 500, 2014 was a difficult year for globally diversified portfolios tilted towards small, value, international and emerging market stock indexes. But in the shuffle of annual returns, we should not lose sight of the goal of maximizing ending wealth. To better understand the risk and return of the IFA Index Portfolio 100 vs the S&P 500, watch this video or read more in this article: ifa.com/articles/index_portfolio_index/
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