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History shows that asset classes move in and out of favor over time. Instead of trying to “chase” performance by investing in what has performed well recently, work with a trusted financial professional to build a diversified portfolio. Keep in mind that diversification doesn’t ensure a profit or protect against a loss.

Annual Returns (in Percentages) of Asset Classes 

For periods 12/31/05–12/31/20

Past performance does not guarantee future results. Indices are unmanaged and not available for direct investment, and do not represent the performance of a single fund or any of the Hartford Funds. ■ Large-Cap Growth Stocks are represented by the Russell 1000 Growth Index, which measures the performance of the large-cap growth segment of the US equity universe. ■ Large-Cap Value Stocks are represented by Russell 1000 Value Index, which measures the performance of Russell 1000 Index companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values. ■ Mid-Cap Stocks are represented by the Russell Midcap Index, which measures the performance of the mid-cap segment of the US equity universe. ■ Small-Cap Stocks are represented by the Russell 2000 Index, which measures the performance of the small-cap segment of the US equity universe. ■ International Stocks are represented by the MSCI EAFE Index, which measures developed market equity performance, excluding the US and Canada.  ■ Emerging Markets Stocks are represented by the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, which measures equity market performance in the global emerging markets. ■ Short Duration Bonds are represented by the Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Year Gov’t/Credit Index, which is comprised of the US Gov’t/Credit component of the US Aggregate Bond Index. ■ Long Duration Bonds are represented by the Bloomberg Barclays US Long Gov’t/Credit Bond Index, which measures the non-securitized component of the US Aggregate Bond Index with 10 or more years to maturity. The index includes investment grade, US dollar-denominated, fixed-rate treasuries, government-related, and corporate securities. ■ Bank Loans are represented the Credit Suisse Leveraged Loan Index, which is designed to mirror the investible universe of the US dollar-denominated leveraged loan market.  ■ Government Bonds are represented by the Bloomberg Barclays US Government Bond Index, which is comprised of the US Treasury and US Agency Indices. The index includes US dollar-denominated, fixed-rate, nominal US Treasuries, and US agency debentures. ■ Corporate Bonds are represented by the Bloomberg Barclays US Corporate Bond Index, which measures the investment-grade, fixed-rate, taxable corporate bond market. The index includes US dollar-denominated securities that are publicly issued by industrial, utility, and financial issuers. ■ Cash Investments are represented by the Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month US Treasury Bill Index tracks the market for treasury bills with 1 to 2.9999 months to maturity issued by the US government. ■ Global Government Bonds are represented by the FTSE World Government Bond Index, a market-capitalization-weighted index consisting of government bond markets that have a remaining maturity of at least one year. Country eligibility is determined based on market capitalization and investability criteria. ■ Commodities are represented by the S&P Goldman Sachs Commodities Index, which consists of 24 commodity futures on physical commodities across five sectors: energy, agriculture, livestock, industrial metals, and precious metals.  ■ TIPS (Treasury Inflation Protected Securities) are represented by the Bloomberg Barclays US TIPS Index, which consists of Treasury inflation-protected securities issued by the US Treasury with a remaining maturity of one year or more. □ Diversified Portfolio is represented by an equal portion (6.7%) of each. 

Data Source: Morningstar, Inc., 1/21. Index provider notices may be found at hartfordfunds.com/index-notices.

Talk to your financial professional today about diversifying your equity portfolio.

 

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