Data Source: from January 1994 to September 2021

Last Update: 30 September 2021

The Bill Bernstein Coward's Portfolio is exposed for 60% on the Stock Market.

It's a High Risk portfolio and it can be replicated with 10 ETFs.

In the last 10 years, the portfolio obtained a 9.03% compound annual return, with a 8.42% standard deviation.

In the last 25 years, a 7.51% compound annual return, with a 9.45% standard deviation.

In 2020, the portfolio granted a 1.81% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Bill Bernstein Coward's Portfolio: Dividend Yield page.

Asset Allocation and ETFs

The Bill Bernstein Coward's Portfolio has the following asset allocation:

60% Stocks
40% Fixed Income
0% Commodities

The Bill Bernstein Coward's Portfolio can be replicated with the following ETFs:

Weight Ticker ETF Name Investment Themes
15.00 % VV Vanguard Large-Cap Equity, U.S., Large Cap
10.00 % IJS iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value Equity, U.S., Small Cap, Value
10.00 % VTV Vanguard Value Equity, U.S., Large Cap, Value
5.00 % EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Equity, Emerging Markets, Large Cap
5.00 % IJR iShares Core S&P Small-Cap Equity, U.S., Small Cap
5.00 % VGK Vanguard FTSE Europe Equity, Developed Europe, Large Cap
5.00 % VPL Vanguard FTSE Pacific Equity, Developed Asia Pacific, Large Cap
5.00 % VNQ Vanguard Real Estate Real Estate, U.S.
28.00 % SHY iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Bond, U.S., Short Term
12.00 % LQD iShares Investment Grade Corporate Bond Bond, U.S., All-Term
Most of Lazy Portfolios are made of common components (asset classes), very simple and well defined. For a more complete view, find out the most common ETFs you can use to build your portfolio.

Portfolio and ETF Returns

The Bill Bernstein Coward's Portfolio guaranteed the following returns.

BILL BERNSTEIN COWARD'S PORTFOLIO RETURNS (%)
Last Update: 30 September 2021
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1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y(*) 5Y(*) 10Y(*) 20Y(*) 25Y(*)
Bill Bernstein Coward's Portfolio -2.51 -1.26 +3.01 +20.67 +8.52 +8.63 +9.03 +7.48 +7.51
Components
VV
Vanguard Large-Cap
-4.71 +0.39 +9.10 +30.17 +16.63 +17.28 +16.75 +9.70 +9.80
IJS
iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value
-1.46 -4.03 +0.66 +66.24 +8.16 +11.74 +14.78 +10.60 +10.64
VTV
Vanguard Value
-3.94 -0.95 +4.14 +32.59 +9.86 +12.14 +14.05 +8.41 +8.67
EEM
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets
-3.87 -8.65 -5.14 +15.96 +7.76 +8.29 +5.81 +10.20 +6.12
IJR
iShares Core S&P Small-Cap
-2.39 -2.92 +1.29 +57.36 +9.37 +13.54 +15.66 +11.40 +10.36
VGK
Vanguard FTSE Europe
-5.38 -1.88 +5.90 +29.41 +8.66 +9.50 +8.83 +6.74 +6.67
VPL
Vanguard FTSE Pacific
-0.88 -1.11 +0.27 +21.93 +7.20 +8.78 +8.32 +6.65 +3.29
VNQ
Vanguard Real Estate
-5.68 +0.62 +12.29 +33.49 +11.96 +7.52 +11.52 +10.37 +10.07
SHY
iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond
-0.10 +0.03 -0.02 -0.10 +2.53 +1.51 +1.03 +2.20 +3.12
LQD
iShares Investment Grade Corporate Bond
-1.51 -0.45 +3.45 +1.11 +8.18 +4.75 +5.18 +5.62 +6.06
(*) annualized
Portfolio returns are calculated assuming:
  • a rebalancing of the components at the beginning of each year (i.e. at every January 1st)
  • the reinvestment of dividends

If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Bill Bernstein Coward's Portfolio: Dividend Yield page.

Historical Returns

Bill Bernstein Coward's Portfolio - Historical returns and stats.

BILL BERNSTEIN COWARD'S PORTFOLIO
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Period Returns
Sep 2021
Standard
Deviation *
Max
Drawdown
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
-2.51%
-2.51%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
0 - 1
3M
-1.26%
-2.51%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
2 - 1
6M
+3.01%
-2.51%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
5 - 1
YTD
+8.82%
-2.51%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
8 - 1
1Y
+20.67%
8.58%
-2.51%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
10 - 2
3Y
+8.52%
annualized
11.75%
-15.14%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
26 - 10
5Y
+8.63%
annualized
9.49%
-15.14%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
45 - 15
10Y
+9.03%
annualized
8.42%
-15.14%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
87 - 33
20Y
+7.48%
annualized
9.45%
-33.86%
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
165 - 75
25Y
+7.51%
annualized
9.45%
-33.86%
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
202 - 98
MAX
01 Jan 1994
+7.73%
annualized
9.19%
-33.86%
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
228 - 105
* Annualized St.Dev. of monthly returns

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Capital Growth

Time Range:

Drawdowns

Time Range:

Rolling Returns ( more details)

Bill Bernstein Coward's Portfolio: annualized rolling and average returns

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Return (*) Negative
Periods
Rolling Period Average Best Worst
1 Year
+8.30% +38.05%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2010
-28.57%
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
17.39%
2 Years
+7.83% +26.64%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2011
-15.55%
Mar 2007 - Feb 2009
10.32%
3 Years
+7.59% +18.22%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2012
-7.36%
Mar 2006 - Feb 2009
9.06%
5 Years
+7.31% +15.26%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2014
-0.84%
Mar 2004 - Feb 2009
0.73%
7 Years
+7.09% +10.85%
Apr 2009 - Mar 2016
+2.09%
Mar 2002 - Feb 2009
0.00%
10 Years
+7.10% +10.29%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2019
+3.20%
Mar 1999 - Feb 2009
0.00%
15 Years
+6.85% +8.34%
Feb 2003 - Jan 2018
+5.46%
Apr 2005 - Mar 2020
0.00%
20 Years
+7.07% +8.39%
Dec 1994 - Nov 2014
+5.49%
Apr 2000 - Mar 2020
0.00%

* Annualized rolling and average returns over full calendar month periods

If you need a deeper detail about rolling returns, please refer to the Bill Bernstein Coward's Portfolio: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality and Yearly/Monthly Returns

Bill Bernstein Coward's Portfolio Seasonality: in which months is it better to invest?

In the table below, the average monthly return is represented.

Below each return, it's also mentioned the probability of obtaining a positive monthly result (Win %).

Both the Average Return and the Gain Frequency are useful to get an idea of what happened in the past.

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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Win %
0.35
61%
0.14
64%
0.67
71%
1.69
86%
0.40
64%
0.45
68%
0.72
64%
0.01
64%
0.15
57%
0.59
63%
1.31
78%
1.46
81%
Best
Year
6.0
2019
4.0
1998
5.3
2016
8.4
2009
4.7
2003
4.4
2019
6.2
2009
3.0
2000
5.4
2010
7.2
2011
8.1
2020
4.9
2008
Worst
Year
-7.3
2009
-7.6
2009
-10.1
2020
-3.5
2004
-5.1
2010
-5.3
2008
-5.4
2002
-8.8
1998
-5.7
2011
-11.2
2008
-4.1
2008
-4.9
2018
Statistics calculated for the period Jan 1994 - Sep 2021

For further information about the seasonality, check the Asset Class Seasonality page.

Monthly Returns of Bill Bernstein Coward's Portfolio

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Months
Year Return Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2021
+8.82% 0.6 2.6 2.4 2.3 1.5 0.5 0.0 1.3 -2.5
2020
+8.12% -1.2 -4.5 -10.1 6.4 2.5 1.7 2.9 2.6 -1.8 -0.6 8.1 3.3
2019
+18.34% 6.0 1.6 0.6 2.1 -3.7 4.4 0.3 -0.9 1.8 1.6 1.5 2.1
2018
-5.49% 2.1 -3.1 -0.1 0.1 1.4 0.0 2.0 1.2 -0.5 -4.8 1.4 -4.9
2017
+12.63% 1.0 1.7 0.2 0.8 0.6 1.0 1.4 -0.1 2.0 1.1 1.5 0.8
2016
+10.13% -3.0 0.0 5.3 0.8 0.3 1.2 2.7 0.1 0.3 -1.8 2.2 1.7
2015
-1.45% -0.5 2.6 -0.1 0.2 0.1 -1.3 0.3 -3.8 -1.4 4.2 0.2 -1.5
2014
+6.21% -1.9 2.9 0.7 0.3 1.3 1.4 -1.3 2.2 -2.6 2.5 0.8 -0.1
2013
+16.08% 2.7 0.6 1.9 1.7 -0.1 -1.3 3.3 -2.1 3.3 2.7 1.4 1.1
2012
+11.64% 4.0 2.2 1.2 -0.5 -4.4 3.1 0.7 1.5 1.7 -0.5 0.5 1.9
2011
-0.01% 0.8 2.3 0.1 2.5 -0.6 -1.1 -0.9 -4.0 -5.7 7.2 -0.9 0.9
2010
+12.72% -1.9 1.9 4.2 1.9 -5.1 -2.6 5.0 -2.4 5.4 2.3 -0.4 4.4
2009
+18.27% -7.3 -7.6 4.9 8.4 4.3 0.1 6.2 2.8 3.2 -2.3 3.6 2.0
2008
-19.69% -2.5 -1.2 0.1 2.8 0.7 -5.3 0.0 0.6 -5.4 -11.2 -4.1 4.9
2007
+4.57% 1.3 -0.4 0.9 2.0 1.9 -1.0 -2.2 1.5 2.7 1.9 -2.9 -1.0
2006
+14.41% 3.6 0.0 1.8 1.1 -2.6 0.5 0.5 1.9 1.1 2.9 2.1 1.0
2005
+6.99% -1.6 1.9 -1.7 -0.9 2.2 1.5 2.5 0.1 1.2 -2.1 2.6 1.1
2004
+12.14% 1.5 1.5 0.7 -3.5 0.9 1.9 -1.7 1.4 1.5 1.6 3.6 2.3
2003
+23.63% -1.9 -1.0 0.0 5.1 4.7 1.6 1.3 2.2 0.6 3.8 1.4 3.9
2002
-5.60% -0.4 0.2 3.0 0.0 -0.1 -2.8 -5.4 0.7 -4.3 2.2 2.8 -1.2
2001
-0.05% 3.2 -3.6 -2.8 4.0 0.7 -0.4 -0.3 -1.3 -5.4 1.9 3.1 1.5
2000
+3.31% -2.6 1.0 3.3 -1.5 -1.2 2.3 0.0 3.0 -1.1 -0.7 -2.9 4.0
1999
+12.80% 0.7 -2.7 2.5 4.6 -1.0 3.0 -1.0 -1.1 -0.6 2.0 1.8 4.1
1998
+8.26% 0.3 4.0 2.6 0.4 -1.7 0.6 -1.6 -8.8 3.7 4.1 3.0 2.3
1997
+15.65% 1.8 0.5 -1.8 1.7 4.3 3.3 4.0 -2.8 4.3 -2.9 1.2 1.5
1996
+13.38% 1.8 0.2 0.9 1.2 1.1 0.2 -2.7 1.9 2.8 1.3 4.1 0.2
1995
+21.63% 0.3 2.5 1.7 2.3 3.0 1.3 2.5 0.4 1.9 -1.0 2.8 2.3
1994
-1.24% 3.1 -2.2 -3.7 1.1 0.4 -1.0 1.9 2.5 -1.8 0.8 -2.9 0.9

* Note:
Portofolio Returns, up to December 2005, are simulated. They have been calculated using the historical series of equivalent ETFs / Assets, instead of the actual ETFs of the portfolio.

In particular, it has been used:

  • VV - Vanguard Large-Cap: simulated historical serie, up to December 2004
  • IJS - iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value: simulated historical serie, up to December 2000
  • VTV - Vanguard Value: simulated historical serie, up to December 2004
  • EEM - iShares MSCI Emerging Markets: simulated historical serie, up to December 2003
  • IJR - iShares Core S&P Small-Cap: simulated historical serie, up to December 2000
  • VGK - Vanguard FTSE Europe: simulated historical serie, up to December 2005
  • VPL - Vanguard FTSE Pacific: simulated historical serie, up to December 2005
  • VNQ - Vanguard Real Estate: simulated historical serie, up to December 2004
  • SHY - iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond: simulated historical serie, up to December 2002
  • LQD - iShares Investment Grade Corporate Bond: simulated historical serie, up to December 2002
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