Last Update: 31 May 2020

The Merrill Lynch Edge Select Aggressive Portfolio is exposed for 84% on the Stock Market.

It's a Very High Risk portfolio and it can be replicated with 12 ETFs.

In the last 10 years, the portfolio obtained a 9.18% compound annual return, with a 12.00% standard deviation.

In 2019, the portfolio granted a 2.60% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Merrill Lynch Edge Select Aggressive Portfolio: Dividend Yield page.

Asset Allocation and ETFs

The Merrill Lynch Edge Select Aggressive Portfolio has the following asset allocation:

84% Stocks
16% Fixed Income
0% Commodities

The Merrill Lynch Edge Select Aggressive Portfolio can be replicated with the following ETFs:

Weight Ticker ETF Name Investment Themes
29.00 % VUG Vanguard Growth Equity, U.S., Large Cap, Growth
21.00 % VEU Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Equity, Global ex-US, Large Cap
19.00 % VTV Vanguard Value Equity, U.S., Large Cap, Value
9.00 % EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Equity, Emerging Markets, Large Cap
3.00 % IJS iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value Equity, U.S., Small Cap, Value
3.00 % IJT iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth Equity, U.S., Small Cap, Growth
5.00 % IEI iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond Bond, U.S., Intermediate-Term
4.00 % LQD iShares Investment Grade Corporate Bond Bond, U.S., All-Term
3.00 % MBB iShares MBS Bond, U.S., Long-Term
2.00 % BIL SPDR Blmbg Barclays 1-3 Mth T-Bill Bond, U.S., Ultra Short-Term
1.00 % BNDX Vanguard Total International Bond Bond, Developed Markets, All-Term
1.00 % HYG iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond Bond, U.S., Intermediate-Term

Portfolio and ETF Returns

The Merrill Lynch Edge Select Aggressive Portfolio guaranteed the following returns.

MERRILL LYNCH EDGE SELECT AGGRESSIVE PORTFOLIO RETURNS (%)
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1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y(*) 5Y(*) 10Y(*)
Merrill Lynch Edge Select Aggressive Portfolio +4.28 +0.57 -3.14 +7.79 +6.46 +6.40 +9.18
Components
VUG - Vanguard Growth +7.06 +10.14 +9.40 +27.13 +16.02 +13.47 +15.55
VEU - Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US +4.68 -5.11 -10.83 -2.79 -0.08 +1.04 +4.75
VTV - Vanguard Value +2.88 -3.08 -12.43 +0.08 +4.80 +6.16 +10.74
EEM - iShares MSCI Emerging Markets +2.97 -6.89 -9.43 -4.64 -0.61 +0.51 +2.00
IJS - iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value +2.55 -13.30 -24.94 -14.11 -3.46 +1.41 +8.08
IJT - iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth +5.77 -5.08 -12.43 -3.00 +3.53 +5.93 +11.53
IEI - iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond +0.32 +2.94 +6.65 +8.94 +4.41 +3.25 +3.15
LQD - iShares Investment Grade Corporate Bond +2.46 +0.65 +4.79 +12.85 +6.70 +5.71 +6.08
MBB - iShares MBS +0.18 +2.07 +3.90 +6.54 +3.79 +2.91 +2.95
BIL - SPDR Blmbg Barclays 1-3 Mth T-Bill -0.02 +0.17 +0.52 +1.49 +1.57 +0.98 +0.46
BNDX - Vanguard Total International Bond +0.41 -0.65 +1.59 +5.21 +4.60 +4.03 +4.92
HYG - iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond +2.95 -2.84 -2.71 +2.22 +2.79 +3.38 +5.85
(*) 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 Merrill Lynch Edge Select Aggressive Portfolio: Dividend Yield page.

Historical Returns

Merrill Lynch Edge Select Aggressive Portfolio - Historical returns and stats.

MERRILL LYNCH EDGE SELECT AGGRESSIVE PORTFOLIO
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Period Returns
May 2020
Standard
Deviation *
Max
Drawdown
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
+4.28%
0.00%
1 - 0
3M
+0.57%
-11.80%
Mar 2020 - Mar 2020
2 - 1
6M
-3.14%
-17.65%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
3 - 3
YTD
-6.09%
-17.65%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
2 - 3
1Y
+7.79%
18.23%
-17.65%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
8 - 4
3Y
+6.46%
annualized
13.93%
-17.65%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
25 - 11
5Y
+6.40%
annualized
12.44%
-17.65%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
41 - 19
10Y
+9.18%
annualized
12.00%
-17.65%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
79 - 41
MAX
01 Jan 2008
+6.01%
annualized
14.33%
-42.89%
Jan 2008 - Feb 2009
93 - 56

* Annualized St.Dev. of monthly returns

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Capital Growth

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Drawdowns

Time Range:

Rolling Returns

Merrill Lynch Edge Select Aggressive Portfolio: annualized rolling and average returns

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Return (*) Negative
Periods
Rolling Period Average Best Worst
1 Year
+8.62% +52.39%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2010
-38.83%
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
20.29%
2 Years
+9.30% +35.26%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2011
-6.71%
Jun 2008 - May 2010
8.73%
3 Years
+9.43% +23.55%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2012
+0.33%
Jan 2008 - Dec 2010
0.00%
5 Years
+9.21% +19.17%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2014
+2.52%
Jan 2008 - Dec 2012
0.00%
7 Years
+9.24% +13.13%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2016
+5.47%
Jan 2008 - Dec 2014
0.00%
10 Years
+9.26% +12.98%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2019
+6.60%
Jan 2008 - Dec 2017
0.00%

* Annualized rolling and average returns over full calendar month periods

Yearly Returns - Monthly Returns Heatmap

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Months
Year Return Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2020
-6.09% -0.9 -5.8 -11.8 9.3 4.3
2019
+24.61% 7.4 2.1 1.4 3.1 -5.3 5.8 0.4 -1.5 1.6 2.4 2.3 3.2
2018
-6.88% 4.8 -3.7 -1.1 0.0 1.2 -0.4 2.8 1.4 0.0 -6.9 1.6 -6.2
2017
+21.70% 2.6 2.6 1.2 1.4 1.8 0.6 2.5 0.6 1.6 2.0 1.6 1.4
2016
+9.21% -4.5 -0.5 6.9 0.7 0.5 0.6 3.7 0.3 0.7 -1.8 1.1 1.5
2015
-1.81% -1.2 4.7 -1.7 2.5 0.1 -1.9 0.6 -5.7 -2.5 6.4 -0.2 -2.2
2014
+6.27% -3.6 4.2 0.5 0.5 2.1 1.9 -1.3 2.9 -2.9 2.0 1.3 -1.2
2013
+20.62% 3.2 0.2 2.2 1.9 0.0 -2.3 4.4 -2.2 4.6 3.6 1.8 1.8
2012
+15.28% 5.5 3.9 1.2 -0.8 -6.7 3.9 0.9 2.2 2.6 -1.0 1.1 2.3
2011
-2.72% 1.0 2.5 0.7 3.3 -1.3 -1.3 -1.4 -5.7 -8.2 9.9 -0.9 -0.1
2010
+14.37% -3.7 2.4 5.5 1.0 -7.4 -3.2 7.1 -3.4 8.4 3.4 -0.9 5.8
2009
+30.72% -8.0 -8.2 7.9 10.3 7.6 -0.3 7.9 2.2 4.7 -2.3 5.1 2.2
2008
-32.45% -5.7 -1.1 -0.6 4.7 1.5 -6.8 -1.6 -0.6 -9.1 -16.0 -5.7 4.3

* Note:
Portofolio Returns, up to December 2013, 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:

BNDX - Vanguard Total International Bond: simulated historical serie, up to December 2013

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