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http://www.aaii.com/journal/article/diversifications-role-as...

The link is for an article that promotes diversification among asset classes to reduce risk.

You can click on the graph to get an enlarged view. The graph correlates returns to the SP 500.

But what has me puzzled is the difference that shows up between investment grade corporate bonds and US treasuries. I thought they would move more in tandem with each other than the graph shows.

Maybe I'm reading or interpurting the graph wrong. Both asset classes had positive returns over that 5 year period. I guess the reduction in credit risk over that time span gave corporates that much bigger of a boost?
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