It was a great year for stock market returns. According to data from Morningstar, as of Dec. 24 stocks representing the U.S. market returned 13.95 percent. Morningstar’s intermediate core bond index returned 5.16 percent over the same period.
Even with disappointing returns in European and emerging markets, if you held a diversified portfolio, you likely would have reaped commendable results this year, depending upon your allocation to stocks.
Unfortunately, if you are like many investors, your returns lagged the indexes. Here are some of the possible reasons. Knowing them can help you avoid making the same mistakes in the future.
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