Data Source: from October 2013 to September 2021

Last Update: 30 September 2021

The Harry Browne Permanent Portfolio with Bitcoin is exposed for 25% on the Stock Market and for 25% on Commodities.

It's a Medium Risk portfolio and it can be replicated with 5 ETFs.

In 2020, the portfolio granted a 0.94% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Harry Browne Permanent Portfolio with Bitcoin: Dividend Yield page.

Asset Allocation and ETFs

The Harry Browne Permanent Portfolio with Bitcoin has the following asset allocation:

25% Stocks
50% Fixed Income
25% Commodities

The Harry Browne Permanent Portfolio with Bitcoin can be replicated with the following ETFs:

Weight Ticker ETF Name Investment Themes
25.00 % VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market Equity, U.S., Large Cap
25.00 % BIL SPDR Blmbg Barclays 1-3 Mth T-Bill Bond, U.S., Ultra Short-Term
25.00 % TLT iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond Bond, U.S., Long-Term
23.00 % GLD SPDR Gold Trust Commodity, Gold
2.00 % GBTC Grayscale Bitcoin Trust Commodity, Bitcoin
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 Harry Browne Permanent Portfolio with Bitcoin guaranteed the following returns.

HARRY BROWNE PERMANENT PORTFOLIO WITH BITCOIN RETURNS (%)
Last Update: 30 September 2021
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1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y(*) 5Y(*)
Harry Browne Permanent Portfolio with Bitcoin -2.89 +0.14 +3.38 +7.55 +12.21 +13.42
Components
VTI
Vanguard Total Stock Market
-4.46 -0.03 +8.10 +32.16 +16.05 +16.88
BIL
SPDR Blmbg Barclays 1-3 Mth T-Bill
+0.01 -0.01 -0.04 -0.06 +0.96 +0.96
TLT
iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond
-2.91 +0.36 +7.41 -10.30 +9.25 +3.19
GLD
SPDR Gold Trust
-3.22 -0.85 +2.66 -7.28 +13.35 +5.50
GBTC
Grayscale Bitcoin Trust
-10.38 +13.55 -32.35 +208.57 +62.15 +102.71
(*) 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 Harry Browne Permanent Portfolio with Bitcoin: Dividend Yield page.

Historical Returns

Harry Browne Permanent Portfolio with Bitcoin - Historical returns and stats.

HARRY BROWNE PERMANENT PORTFOLIO WITH BITCOIN
Last Update: 30 September 2021
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Period Returns
Sep 2021
Standard
Deviation *
Max
Drawdown
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
-2.89%
-2.89%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
0 - 1
3M
+0.14%
-2.89%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
2 - 1
6M
+3.38%
-2.89%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
5 - 1
YTD
+0.18%
-3.10%
Jan 2021 - Mar 2021
5 - 4
1Y
+7.55%
7.19%
-3.10%
Jan 2021 - Mar 2021
7 - 5
3Y
+12.21%
annualized
7.76%
-3.10%
Jan 2021 - Mar 2021
23 - 13
5Y
+13.42%
annualized
10.15%
-5.19%
Oct 2016 - Nov 2016
37 - 23
MAX
01 Oct 2013
+11.86%
annualized
10.25%
-6.56%
Feb 2015 - Sep 2015
59 - 37
* Annualized St.Dev. of monthly returns

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These portfolios share asset allocation strategy and/or similar asset weights. Comparing their returns and drawdowns, you can get an idea of the risk you are facing implementing one of them.

5 Years Stats
% Allocation
Portfolio Return Drawdown Stocks Bonds Comm.
All Weather Portfolio with Bitcoin
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Harry Browne
+13.42% -5.19% 25 50 25
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Harry Browne
+6.72% -5.77% 25 50 25 Compare

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Capital Growth

Time Range:

Drawdowns

Time Range:

Rolling Returns ( more details)

Harry Browne Permanent Portfolio with Bitcoin: annualized rolling and average returns

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Return (*) Negative
Periods
Rolling Period Average Best Worst
1 Year
+11.86% +41.86%
Jan 2017 - Dec 2017
-4.49%
Feb 2015 - Jan 2016
9.41%
2 Years
+12.03% +23.40%
Feb 2016 - Jan 2018
-0.24%
Dec 2013 - Nov 2015
1.37%
3 Years
+12.40% +18.76%
Aug 2017 - Jul 2020
+2.01%
Dec 2013 - Nov 2016
0.00%
5 Years
+12.38% +16.06%
Jan 2016 - Dec 2020
+7.93%
Dec 2013 - Nov 2018
0.00%
7 Years
+11.51% +12.49%
Oct 2013 - Sep 2020
+10.49%
Dec 2013 - Nov 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 Harry Browne Permanent Portfolio with Bitcoin: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality and Yearly/Monthly Returns

Harry Browne Permanent Portfolio with Bitcoin 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 %
1.63
88%
0.40
50%
-0.12
25%
1.49
75%
1.43
75%
1.22
63%
1.18
75%
1.88
75%
-1.95
13%
0.53
63%
3.16
63%
0.92
75%
Best
Year
3.6
2020
3.9
2016
1.6
2019
5.3
2020
6.1
2017
5.7
2019
5.9
2020
10.5
2017
0.1
2016
2.6
2015
13.8
2013
7.2
2017
Worst
Year
-1.6
2021
-2.0
2018
-2.0
2020
-0.9
2015
-0.8
2016
-1.9
2015
-1.3
2014
-1.4
2016
-4.7
2017
-2.4
2018
-3.4
2016
-6.1
2013
Statistics calculated for the period Oct 2013 - Sep 2021

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

Monthly Returns of Harry Browne Permanent Portfolio with Bitcoin

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Months
Year Return Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2021
+0.18% -1.6 -1.5 -0.1 2.5 0.7 0.0 2.2 0.9 -2.9
2020
+21.42% 3.6 -0.6 -2.0 5.3 1.5 1.0 5.9 0.3 -2.3 -0.5 3.5 4.3
2019
+17.94% 3.0 0.7 1.6 1.4 2.4 5.7 -0.2 3.0 -1.5 1.1 -0.5 0.2
2018
-3.36% 0.7 -2.0 -0.3 -0.1 0.6 -0.8 0.2 0.7 -0.9 -2.4 0.9 0.0
2017
+41.86% 1.7 2.2 -0.2 1.4 6.1 -1.4 1.3 10.5 -4.7 2.1 10.5 7.2
2016
+7.24% 0.6 3.9 1.3 1.8 -0.8 5.3 1.3 -1.4 0.1 -1.9 -3.4 0.6
2015
-1.97% 3.2 -1.6 -0.5 -0.9 -0.1 -1.9 0.0 -1.2 -0.6 2.6 -1.1 0.1
2014
+8.27% 1.8 2.0 -0.7 0.6 1.0 2.0 -1.3 2.2 -2.8 0.7 1.5 1.0

* Note:
Portofolio Returns, up to May 2015, 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:

  • GBTC - Grayscale Bitcoin Trust: simulated historical serie, up to May 2015
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