Last Update: 31 May 2020

The Merrill Lynch Edge Select Conservative Portfolio is exposed for 21% on the Stock Market.

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

In the last 10 years, the portfolio obtained a 4.71% compound annual return, with a 3.45% standard deviation.

In 2019, the portfolio granted a 2.79% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Merrill Lynch Edge Select Conservative Portfolio: Dividend Yield page.

Asset Allocation and ETFs

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

21% Stocks
79% Fixed Income
0% Commodities

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

Weight Ticker ETF Name Investment Themes
8.00 % VTV Vanguard Value Equity, U.S., Large Cap, Value
5.00 % VUG Vanguard Growth Equity, U.S., Large Cap, Growth
5.00 % VEU Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Equity, Global ex-US, Large Cap
1.00 % EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Equity, Emerging Markets, Large Cap
1.00 % IJS iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value Equity, U.S., Small Cap, Value
1.00 % IJT iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth Equity, U.S., Small Cap, Growth
24.00 % BIL SPDR Blmbg Barclays 1-3 Mth T-Bill Bond, U.S., Ultra Short-Term
17.00 % IEI iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond Bond, U.S., Intermediate-Term
12.00 % MBB iShares MBS Bond, U.S., Long-Term
12.00 % BNDX Vanguard Total International Bond Bond, Developed Markets, All-Term
10.00 % LQD iShares Investment Grade Corporate Bond Bond, U.S., All-Term
4.00 % HYG iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond Bond, U.S., Intermediate-Term

Portfolio and ETF Returns

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

MERRILL LYNCH EDGE SELECT CONSERVATIVE PORTFOLIO RETURNS (%)
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1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y(*) 5Y(*) 10Y(*)
Merrill Lynch Edge Select Conservative Portfolio +1.32 +0.51 +0.90 +6.09 +4.38 +3.84 +4.71
Components
VTV - Vanguard Value +2.88 -3.08 -12.43 +0.08 +4.80 +6.16 +10.74
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
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
BIL - SPDR Blmbg Barclays 1-3 Mth T-Bill -0.02 +0.17 +0.52 +1.49 +1.57 +0.98 +0.46
IEI - iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond +0.32 +2.94 +6.65 +8.94 +4.41 +3.25 +3.15
MBB - iShares MBS +0.18 +2.07 +3.90 +6.54 +3.79 +2.91 +2.95
BNDX - Vanguard Total International Bond +0.41 -0.65 +1.59 +5.21 +4.60 +4.03 +4.92
LQD - iShares Investment Grade Corporate Bond +2.46 +0.65 +4.79 +12.85 +6.70 +5.71 +6.08
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 Conservative Portfolio: Dividend Yield page.

Historical Returns

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

MERRILL LYNCH EDGE SELECT CONSERVATIVE PORTFOLIO
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Period Returns
May 2020
Standard
Deviation *
Max
Drawdown
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
+1.32%
0.00%
1 - 0
3M
+0.51%
-3.59%
Mar 2020 - Mar 2020
2 - 1
6M
+0.90%
-4.57%
Feb 2020 - Mar 2020
4 - 2
YTD
+0.01%
-4.57%
Feb 2020 - Mar 2020
3 - 2
1Y
+6.09%
5.41%
-4.57%
Feb 2020 - Mar 2020
10 - 2
3Y
+4.38%
annualized
4.02%
-4.57%
Feb 2020 - Mar 2020
28 - 8
5Y
+3.84%
annualized
3.64%
-4.57%
Feb 2020 - Mar 2020
44 - 16
10Y
+4.71%
annualized
3.45%
-4.57%
Feb 2020 - Mar 2020
87 - 33
MAX
01 Jan 2008
+4.28%
annualized
4.27%
-10.97%
May 2008 - Feb 2009
103 - 46

* Annualized St.Dev. of monthly returns

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Capital Growth

Time Range:

Drawdowns

Time Range:

Rolling Returns

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

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Return (*) Negative
Periods
Rolling Period Average Best Worst
1 Year
+4.77% +17.80%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2010
-10.34%
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
8.70%
2 Years
+4.87% +12.91%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2011
+1.61%
Mar 2014 - Feb 2016
0.00%
3 Years
+4.80% +10.28%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2012
+2.78%
Mar 2013 - Feb 2016
0.00%
5 Years
+4.63% +8.17%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2014
+2.95%
Jan 2014 - Dec 2018
0.00%
7 Years
+4.63% +6.25%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2016
+3.48%
Apr 2013 - Mar 2020
0.00%
10 Years
+4.82% +5.74%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2019
+4.20%
May 2008 - Apr 2018
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
+0.01% 0.5 -1.0 -3.6 2.9 1.3
2019
+11.07% 2.6 0.7 1.2 0.9 -0.8 2.4 0.3 0.6 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.9
2018
-1.01% 0.6 -1.3 0.1 -0.3 0.6 0.0 0.9 0.6 -0.2 -1.9 0.8 -0.9
2017
+6.67% 0.5 1.0 0.2 0.7 0.7 0.1 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.6
2016
+4.67% -0.5 0.4 2.1 0.5 0.2 1.1 1.2 0.1 0.2 -0.9 -0.4 0.7
2015
-0.16% 0.6 0.8 -0.2 0.3 -0.1 -1.0 0.6 -1.6 -0.3 1.7 -0.2 -0.7
2014
+4.82% -0.1 1.3 0.1 0.5 1.0 0.6 -0.6 1.4 -1.0 1.0 0.7 -0.2
2013
+5.12% 0.7 0.5 0.8 1.1 -0.9 -1.4 1.5 -1.1 1.6 1.5 0.6 0.2
2012
+6.74% 1.7 1.1 0.2 0.3 -1.5 1.3 1.0 0.7 1.0 -0.1 0.3 0.6
2011
+3.69% 0.6 0.9 0.1 1.6 0.3 -0.5 0.4 -0.9 -1.9 2.8 -0.6 1.1
2010
+7.47% -0.1 0.8 1.4 0.9 -1.7 0.2 2.3 0.0 2.1 1.0 -0.7 1.1
2009
+10.64% -2.4 -3.1 2.3 3.1 2.1 0.4 3.3 1.3 2.0 -0.5 2.1 0.0
2008
-5.32% -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.7 -0.3 -1.9 0.1 0.3 -3.4 -4.3 0.2 3.5

* 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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