This map aims to give a pictorial indication of investment performance and risk for a diverse range of regions and countries around the world. Over selectable periods, you can see the relative ranking of these areas in terms of Performance
(cumulative total returns), Risk(volatility, measured by the standard deviation of monthly returns,), and Risk-adjusted Returns (Sharpe ratio, which calculates the returns per unit of risk). For each of these measures, the results of the areas (based on the relevant MSCI indices) are laid out in order, and a colour is ascribed. The colours are arranged in a spectrum, starting from blue (for the best results), to red (for the worst results). For performance and risk-adjusted returns, the highest values are deemed best, whereas for risk, the lowest values are deemed best.