Canadian investors have done well by staying close to home over the past 16 years. How much are you willing to bet that Canada will top the charts again over the coming decade?
Asset Class Returns in Canadian Dollars, 1995 - 2011
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If your investments are Canada-centric, you're betting your retirement on an unlikely repeat performance...
By the way, Canadian bonds beat Canadian stocks, and U.S. Treasury bonds beat U.S. stocks over the period. Would you bet on that repeat performance?
Fortunately, you've got options.