Last Update: 30 June 2021

The Bogleheads Three Funds Portfolio is exposed for 80% on the Stock Market.

It's a Very High Risk portfolio and it can be replicated with 3 ETFs.

In the last 10 years, the portfolio obtained a 9.86% compound annual return, with a 11.15% standard deviation.

In 2020, the portfolio granted a 2.02% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Bogleheads Three Funds Portfolio: Dividend Yield page.

Asset Allocation and ETFs

The Bogleheads Three Funds Portfolio has the following asset allocation:

80% Stocks
20% Fixed Income
0% Commodities

The Bogleheads Three Funds Portfolio can be replicated with the following ETFs:

Weight Ticker ETF Name Investment Themes
50.00 % VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market Equity, U.S., Large Cap
30.00 % VEU Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Equity, Global ex-US, Large Cap
20.00 % BND Vanguard Total Bond Market 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 Bogleheads Three Funds Portfolio guaranteed the following returns.

BOGLEHEADS THREE FUNDS PORTFOLIO RETURNS (%)
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1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y(*) 5Y(*) 10Y(*)
Bogleheads Three Funds Portfolio +1.29 +6.13 +10.18 +31.94 +13.52 +12.98 +9.86
Components
VTI - Vanguard Total Stock Market +2.48 +8.13 +15.21 +44.42 +18.73 +17.90 +14.70
VEU - Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US -0.49 +5.30 +9.78 +36.55 +9.88 +11.18 +5.65
BND - Vanguard Total Bond Market +0.90 +1.93 -1.78 -0.59 +5.41 +2.98 +3.29
(*) 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 Bogleheads Three Funds Portfolio: Dividend Yield page.

Historical Returns

Bogleheads Three Funds Portfolio - Historical returns and stats.

BOGLEHEADS THREE FUNDS PORTFOLIO
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Period Returns
Jun 2021
Standard
Deviation *
Max
Drawdown
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
+1.29%
0.00%
1 - 0
3M
+6.13%
0.00%
3 - 0
6M
+10.18%
-0.23%
Jan 2021 - Jan 2021
5 - 1
YTD
+10.18%
-0.23%
Jan 2021 - Jan 2021
5 - 1
1Y
+31.94%
10.79%
-3.98%
Sep 2020 - Oct 2020
9 - 3
3Y
+13.52%
annualized
14.42%
-17.02%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
26 - 10
5Y
+12.98%
annualized
11.69%
-17.02%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
46 - 14
10Y
+9.86%
annualized
11.15%
-17.02%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
83 - 37
MAX
01 Jan 1987
+8.92%
annualized
12.11%
-43.68%
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
270 - 144

* Annualized St.Dev. of monthly returns

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Capital Growth

Time Range:

Drawdowns

Time Range:

Rolling Returns ( more details)

Bogleheads Three Funds Portfolio: annualized rolling and average returns

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Return (*) Negative
Periods
Rolling Period Average Best Worst
1 Year
+9.06% +48.26%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2010
-37.11%
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
19.11%
2 Years
+8.52% +33.09%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2011
-20.26%
Mar 2007 - Feb 2009
13.81%
3 Years
+8.25% +21.87%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2012
-12.10%
Apr 2000 - Mar 2003
13.19%
5 Years
+8.15% +18.37%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2014
-2.39%
Mar 2004 - Feb 2009
2.25%
7 Years
+8.05% +15.51%
Jan 1993 - Dec 1999
+0.64%
Mar 2002 - Feb 2009
0.00%
10 Years
+7.88% +13.59%
Oct 1990 - Sep 2000
+0.39%
Mar 1999 - Feb 2009
0.00%
15 Years
+7.36% +10.23%
Nov 1992 - Oct 2007
+4.53%
Mar 1994 - Feb 2009
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 Bogleheads Three Funds Portfolio: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality and Yearly/Monthly Returns

Bogleheads Three Funds Portfolio Seasonality

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Months
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average 0.7 0.6 0.8 2.0 0.7 0.2 1.2 -0.3 0.0 0.4 1.2 1.8
Best 10.2
1987
6.9
1991
7.1
2009
9.3
2009
8.2
1990
5.6
2019
7.7
1989
4.6
2020
7.7
2010
8.8
2011
9.8
2020
7.3
1991
Worst -8.3
2009
-8.0
2009
-11.5
2020
-4.3
2000
-7.0
2010
-6.5
2008
-6.9
2002
-11.8
1998
-8.2
2008
-15.3
2008
-5.9
2000
-5.8
2018
Gain
Frequency
60 57 66 83 66 49 68 59 62 62 71 82

Detail of Monthly Returns

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Months
Year Return Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2021
+10.18% -0.2 1.9 2.1 3.5 1.2 1.3
2020
+15.39% -0.7 -5.6 -11.5 8.8 4.1 2.5 4.3 4.6 -2.3 -1.7 9.8 4.1
2019
+23.65% 6.8 2.3 1.4 2.9 -4.7 5.6 0.2 -1.3 1.6 2.2 2.3 2.7
2018
-6.89% 4.1 -3.7 -1.0 0.2 0.9 -0.3 2.5 1.2 0.1 -6.4 1.6 -5.8
2017
+19.54% 2.2 2.4 0.9 1.3 1.6 0.6 2.1 0.4 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.3
2016
+8.39% -4.3 -0.6 6.1 1.0 0.6 0.3 3.4 0.3 0.6 -1.8 1.1 1.7
2015
-1.14% -0.9 4.3 -0.9 1.7 0.2 -1.9 0.9 -5.5 -2.5 5.9 -0.2 -1.9
2014
+6.07% -3.0 4.2 0.4 0.6 1.8 1.8 -1.5 2.6 -2.6 1.6 1.4 -1.1
2013
+20.56% 3.3 0.3 2.2 2.1 -0.1 -2.1 4.5 -2.4 4.4 3.4 1.5 1.8
2012
+14.53% 4.7 3.8 1.2 -0.7 -6.5 4.0 0.8 2.2 2.4 -0.7 1.0 2.0
2011
-2.14% 1.3 2.7 0.1 3.4 -1.3 -1.3 -1.5 -5.2 -7.4 8.8 -0.9 0.1
2010
+13.50% -3.3 2.2 5.1 0.8 -7.0 -3.1 6.7 -3.0 7.7 3.1 -1.1 5.7
2009
+26.45% -8.3 -8.0 7.1 9.3 7.4 -0.4 7.4 3.0 4.1 -2.3 4.7 1.7
2008
-30.15% -5.2 -1.3 -0.4 4.1 1.2 -6.5 -1.4 -0.6 -8.2 -15.3 -4.4 4.4
2007
+8.73% 1.2 -0.5 1.4 3.3 2.7 -0.8 -1.9 0.8 4.0 2.9 -3.4 -1.0
2006
+16.69% 3.7 0.0 1.8 2.0 -3.0 0.0 0.6 2.3 1.3 3.2 2.6 1.5
2005
+8.30% -1.6 2.3 -1.9 -1.4 2.2 0.9 3.1 0.6 1.6 -2.4 3.2 1.8
2004
+13.49% 2.0 1.7 -0.2 -2.6 0.8 1.9 -2.6 0.6 1.8 2.1 4.4 3.3
2003
+28.27% -2.5 -1.2 -0.2 7.3 5.1 1.6 1.5 2.1 0.8 4.9 1.5 4.7
2002
-13.11% -1.7 -0.5 3.2 -1.8 -0.2 -4.6 -6.9 0.7 -7.6 4.9 4.2 -2.9
2001
-9.84% 2.6 -6.8 -5.3 6.1 -0.4 -1.8 -1.0 -3.4 -7.1 2.5 4.2 1.1
2000
-7.69% -4.0 2.3 4.2 -4.3 -2.5 3.9 -2.1 4.2 -3.6 -1.7 -5.9 2.3
1999
+20.73% 1.8 -2.9 3.6 4.0 -2.7 3.8 -1.1 -0.4 -0.8 4.4 3.0 6.7
1998
+18.03% 1.4 5.7 3.6 0.8 -1.7 1.9 -0.8 -11.8 3.0 6.7 4.8 4.3
1997
+17.15% 2.1 0.5 -2.5 2.6 5.7 4.1 5.0 -4.6 4.9 -4.1 1.6 1.4
1996
+12.60% 1.6 0.6 1.0 2.3 0.9 -0.1 -3.7 1.5 3.7 0.8 4.8 -1.4
1995
+22.72% 0.3 1.0 3.3 2.6 2.1 1.2 3.6 -0.1 2.6 -1.0 3.2 2.1
1994
+2.31% 4.8 -1.3 -3.6 1.3 0.4 -0.7 2.0 2.7 -2.1 1.6 -3.6 1.1
1993
+16.23% 0.9 1.7 4.4 2.0 2.7 -0.4 1.4 3.8 -1.0 1.3 -4.2 3.0
1992
+1.54% -1.0 -0.3 -3.4 0.7 2.6 -2.0 1.5 0.9 0.1 -1.1 2.4 1.4
1991
+22.09% 3.2 6.9 0.1 0.9 2.1 -4.3 3.9 0.9 1.4 1.7 -3.4 7.3
1990
-8.74% -5.0 -1.1 -1.7 -2.4 8.2 0.0 0.3 -7.7 -6.2 3.9 1.5 2.2
1989
+20.64% 4.2 -0.9 0.4 3.3 1.1 -0.2 7.7 -0.2 1.4 -2.1 2.3 2.2
1988
+17.83% 3.9 4.8 0.9 1.0 -1.0 2.0 0.1 -3.2 3.2 3.0 1.1 0.9
1987
+10.76% 10.2 3.3 4.4 2.1 0.3 1.2 2.1 4.6 -1.8 -15.1 -3.1 4.2

* Note:
Portofolio Returns, up to December 2007, 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:

VTI - Vanguard Total Stock Market: simulated historical serie, up to December 2001

VEU - Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US: simulated historical serie, up to December 2007

BND - Vanguard Total Bond Market: simulated historical serie, up to December 2007

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