Last Update: 31 August 2020

The Alpha Architect Robust Portfolio granted a 2.02% dividend yield in 2019.

It's a Very High Risk portfolio and it can be replicated with 8 ETFs.

Portfolio Dividend Yield

The Dividend Yield of Alpha Architect Robust Portfolio is the result of the following asset allocation:

ALPHA ARCHITECT ROBUST PORTFOLIO
DIVIDEND YIELDS (%)
Period: January 2019 - August 2020
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2020(*) 2019
Alpha Architect Robust Portfolio 0.68% 2.02%
Weight Components Dividend Yield (%)
30.00% PDP - Invesco DWA Momentum ETF 0.15% 0.33%
10.00% VNQ - Vanguard Real Estate 1.52% 4.27%
7.50% IJS - iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value 0.66% 2.04%
7.50% DLS - WisdomTree International SmallCp Div 1.32% 4.02%
7.50% VTV - Vanguard Value 1.29% 3.10%
7.50% EFV - iShares MSCI EAFE Value 1.01% 5.16%
20.00% IEI - iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond 0.81% 2.10%
10.00% GSG - iShares S&P GSCI Commodity Indexed Trust 0.00% 0.00%
(*) Dividend Yield is calculated only for a portion of the year

Capital Growth and Dividends

In the following table, Capital Growth details (with and without dividend reinvestment) are represented.

If you are not interested in a periodic income and you need a strategy with a dividend reinvestment, please refer to the Alpha Architect Robust Portfolio: ETF allocation and returns page.

ALPHA ARCHITECT ROBUST PORTFOLIO
CAPITAL GROWTH with or without dividend reinvestment
1000$ invested from January 2007 to August 2020
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Year
Dividend
Cumulative
Dividend
Cashflow
Portfolio
Value
EOY Capital
Amount Yield Effective
Ptf + Cashflow
Total Return
Div. reinvestment
1000.00
2007 21.58 2.16% 21.58 1015.81 1037.39 1037.39
2008 19.58 1.89% 41.16 682.50 723.66 716.58
2009 16.47 2.30% 57.63 805.21 862.84 861.89
2010 15.24 1.77% 72.88 932.05 1004.93 1012.90
2011 16.55 1.63% 89.42 923.87 1013.29 1020.56
2012 19.70 1.93% 109.12 1028.46 1137.58 1155.79
2013 19.37 1.68% 128.49 1198.75 1327.24 1366.53
2014 22.27 1.63% 150.76 1232.04 1382.80 1426.75
2015 22.13 1.55% 172.88 1176.35 1349.23 1384.39
2016 25.71 1.86% 198.60 1240.79 1439.39 1485.94
2017 25.83 1.74% 224.42 1395.80 1620.22 1697.40
2018 28.45 1.68% 252.88 1269.17 1522.05 1571.86
2019 31.75 2.02% 284.63 1524.17 1808.80 1919.43
Aug 2020(*) 13.05 0.68% 297.68 1504.96 1802.64 1908.29
(*) Dividend Yield is calculated only for a portion of the year WITHOUT
dividend
reinvestment
WITH
dividend
reinvestment

Column meaning:

  • Dividend -> Amount: Income returned over the year (or portion of the year)
  • Dividend -> Yield: Dividend Yield calculated on the starting price of the year
  • Cumulative Dividend Cashflow: Sum of all the dividends received
  • Portfolio Value: Investment Value, excluding dividends, at the end of year
  • EOY Capital -> Effective: Investment Value plus cumulative dividends
  • EOY Capital -> Total Return: Investment Value, with dividend reinvestment

Which are the global returns of the last periods? In the following table, the Effective Return considers the received (and not reinvested) dividends. Total Return is calculated assuming dividend reinvestment.

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Period Portfolio
Return
Effective
Return
Total
Return
Jan 2019 - Aug 2020 +18.58% +18.44% +21.40%
Jan 2017 - Aug 2020 +21.29% +25.24% +28.42%
Jan 2015 - Aug 2020 +22.15% +30.36% +33.75%
Jan 2013 - Aug 2020 +46.33% +58.46% +65.11%
Jan 2010 - Aug 2020 +86.90% +108.92% +121.41%
WITHOUT
dividend
reinvestment
WITH
dividend
reinvestment

Yearly Returns and Dividend Yield

Dividends are essential for the investor who needs additional periodic income. When dividends are not reinvested, how much is the real portfolio return over the years?

ALPHA ARCHITECT ROBUST PORTFOLIO
HISTORICAL RETURNS AND DIVIDEND YIELDS
Period: January 2007 - August 2020
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Year Total Return Dividend Yield Return
Without Dividends
2007 +3.74% 2.16% +1.58%
2008 -30.92% 1.89% -32.81%
2009 +20.28% 2.30% +17.98%
2010 +17.52% 1.77% +15.75%
2011 +0.76% 1.63% -0.88%
2012 +13.25% 1.93% +11.32%
2013 +18.23% 1.68% +16.56%
2014 +4.41% 1.63% +2.78%
2015 -2.97% 1.55% -4.52%
2016 +7.34% 1.86% +5.48%
2017 +14.23% 1.74% +12.49%
2018 -7.40% 1.68% -9.07%
2019 +22.11% 2.02% +20.09%
Aug 2020(*) -0.58% 0.68% -1.26%
(*) Dividend Yield is calculated only for a portion of the year

Actual Dividend Yield for long term investors

What would have been the annual Dividend Yield received by investors if they had implemented the Alpha Architect Robust Portfolio allocation over the past years?

E.g. If you had implemented it 3 years ago, how much would be your actual dividend yield today?

ALPHA ARCHITECT ROBUST PORTFOLIO
ACTUAL DIVIDEND YIELD for long-term investors
Period: January 2007 - August 2020
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Starting Period
of the
Investment
Actual Dividend Yield over years
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020(*)
Jan 2007 2.23% 2.21% 2.57% 2.58% 2.85% 3.18% 1.31%
Jan 2008 2.15% 2.13% 2.48% 2.49% 2.74% 3.06% 1.26%
Jan 2009 3.11% 3.09% 3.59% 3.60% 3.97% 4.43% 1.82%
Jan 2010 2.58% 2.57% 2.98% 3.00% 3.30% 3.68% 1.51%
Jan 2011 2.20% 2.18% 2.54% 2.55% 2.81% 3.13% 1.29%
Jan 2012 2.18% 2.17% 2.52% 2.53% 2.79% 3.11% 1.28%
Jan 2013 1.93% 1.91% 2.22% 2.23% 2.46% 2.75% 1.13%
Jan 2014 1.63% 1.62% 1.88% 1.89% 2.08% 2.32% 0.95%
Jan 2015 1.55% 1.80% 1.81% 1.99% 2.23% 0.91%
Jan 2016 1.86% 1.87% 2.06% 2.29% 0.94%
Jan 2017 1.74% 1.91% 2.14% 0.88%
Jan 2018 1.68% 1.87% 0.77%
Jan 2019 2.02% 0.83%
(*) Dividend Yield is calculated only for a portion of the year

Collecting dividends is useful to obtain an additional income. Obtaining a large amount of income is the first step to financial freedom. However, if your need is to increase your capital as much as possible with dividend reinvestment, please refer to the Alpha Architect Robust Portfolio: ETF allocation and returns page.

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