Investments Illustrated Charts

CRSP partners with Investments Illustrated, the leading financial illustration firm, to present a series of charts on long-run risk and return performance. 

The 1926 starting point for historical data is a result of the initial study by Chicago Booth Professors Jim Lorie and Larry Fisher  found in their seminal research paper Rates of Return on Investments in Common Stock. More information about the development of CRSP can found here.

To learn more about their digital and print-based financial illustration services, please contact Investments Illustrated.  

The Big Picture 2019

Interactive version coming soon.


Asset Allocation


Asset-Class Winners and Losers

Asset-Class Winners and Losers


Downturns and Recoveries

Downturns and Recoveries 2014


Importance of Diversification

Importance of Diversification


Investing for Long Term

Investing for Long Term 2014


Long-Term Asset-Class Performance

Long-Term Asset-Class Performance


Power of Compounding

Power of Compounding 2014


Recovery after Downturn

Recovery after Downturn 2014