There are many sources of financial information that focus on how much you need to achieve financial independence (aka retire). $3 million? $2 million? $5 million? How focusing on the number is not the right focus.
The more complex a data set, the more valuable an illustration. Charting the correlation and variation per asset class from 2004 – mid 2015 quickly provides context to historical returns. Since it’s color coded by asset class, it’s easy (even fun?) to track through the years to see how, indeed, every asset class has cycles….