Last Update: 31 May 2020

The Merrill Lynch Edge Select Moderate Portfolio is exposed for 53% on the Stock Market.

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

In the last 10 years, the portfolio obtained a 7.6% compound annual return, with a 7.87% standard deviation.

In 2019, the portfolio granted a 2.80% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Merrill Lynch Edge Select Moderate Portfolio: Dividend Yield page.

Asset Allocation and ETFs

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

53% Stocks
47% Fixed Income
0% Commodities

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

Weight Ticker ETF Name Investment Themes
19.00 % VUG Vanguard Growth Equity, U.S., Large Cap, Growth
13.00 % VEU Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Equity, Global ex-US, Large Cap
12.00 % VTV Vanguard Value Equity, U.S., Large Cap, Value
5.00 % EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Equity, Emerging Markets, Large Cap
2.00 % IJS iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value Equity, U.S., Small Cap, Value
2.00 % IJT iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth Equity, U.S., Small Cap, Growth
14.00 % IEI iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond Bond, U.S., Intermediate-Term
14.00 % LQD iShares Investment Grade Corporate Bond Bond, U.S., All-Term
11.00 % MBB iShares MBS Bond, U.S., Long-Term
4.00 % HYG iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond Bond, U.S., Intermediate-Term
2.00 % BIL SPDR Blmbg Barclays 1-3 Mth T-Bill Bond, U.S., Ultra Short-Term
2.00 % BNDX Vanguard Total International Bond Bond, Developed Markets, All-Term

Portfolio and ETF Returns

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

MERRILL LYNCH EDGE SELECT MODERATE PORTFOLIO RETURNS (%)
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1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y(*) 5Y(*) 10Y(*)
Merrill Lynch Edge Select Moderate Portfolio +3.06 +0.97 -0.17 +8.66 +6.18 +5.73 +7.60
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
HYG - iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond +2.95 -2.84 -2.71 +2.22 +2.79 +3.38 +5.85
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
(*) 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 Moderate Portfolio: Dividend Yield page.

Historical Returns

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

MERRILL LYNCH EDGE SELECT MODERATE PORTFOLIO
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Period Returns
May 2020
Standard
Deviation *
Max
Drawdown
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
+3.06%
0.00%
1 - 0
3M
+0.97%
-7.93%
Mar 2020 - Mar 2020
2 - 1
6M
-0.17%
-10.96%
Feb 2020 - Mar 2020
4 - 2
YTD
-2.27%
-10.96%
Feb 2020 - Mar 2020
3 - 2
1Y
+8.66%
12.13%
-10.96%
Feb 2020 - Mar 2020
9 - 3
3Y
+6.18%
annualized
9.25%
-10.96%
Feb 2020 - Mar 2020
25 - 11
5Y
+5.73%
annualized
8.28%
-10.96%
Feb 2020 - Mar 2020
40 - 20
10Y
+7.60%
annualized
7.87%
-10.96%
Feb 2020 - Mar 2020
79 - 41
MAX
01 Jan 2008
+5.93%
annualized
9.50%
-27.61%
Jan 2008 - Feb 2009
94 - 55

* Annualized St.Dev. of monthly returns

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Capital Growth

Time Range:

Drawdowns

Time Range:

Rolling Returns

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

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Return (*) Negative
Periods
Rolling Period Average Best Worst
1 Year
+7.34% +36.29%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2010
-25.06%
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
16.67%
2 Years
+7.74% +25.19%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2011
-0.57%
Jun 2008 - May 2010
2.38%
3 Years
+7.76% +18.22%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2012
+3.43%
Jan 2008 - Dec 2010
0.00%
5 Years
+7.51% +14.61%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2014
+4.07%
Apr 2015 - Mar 2020
0.00%
7 Years
+7.53% +10.43%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2016
+5.28%
Apr 2013 - Mar 2020
0.00%
10 Years
+7.70% +9.97%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2019
+6.21%
Apr 2010 - Mar 2020
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
-2.27% 0.1 -3.3 -7.9 6.4 3.1
2019
+19.44% 5.4 1.4 1.6 2.1 -3.1 4.4 0.3 -0.2 0.9 1.6 1.6 2.1
2018
-4.47% 2.6 -2.7 -0.5 -0.3 1.1 -0.2 1.9 1.1 -0.1 -4.8 1.1 -3.5
2017
+15.00% 1.7 1.9 0.7 1.2 1.4 0.3 1.8 0.6 1.0 1.3 1.0 1.1
2016
+7.31% -2.5 0.0 4.8 0.7 0.3 1.1 2.5 0.2 0.5 -1.5 0.0 1.2
2015
-1.02% 0.1 2.7 -1.0 1.4 -0.1 -1.6 0.7 -3.8 -1.4 4.1 -0.3 -1.6
2014
+6.15% -1.7 2.9 0.1 0.6 1.8 1.2 -1.0 2.4 -2.2 1.6 1.1 -0.8
2013
+12.89% 1.9 0.4 1.5 1.7 -0.7 -2.1 3.1 -1.7 3.3 2.8 1.2 1.1
2012
+11.74% 3.8 2.7 0.6 -0.2 -4.2 2.7 1.1 1.5 1.8 -0.5 0.7 1.4
2011
+1.36% 0.8 1.7 0.4 2.7 -0.4 -1.0 -0.3 -3.3 -5.0 6.5 -1.0 0.7
2010
+11.88% -1.9 1.7 3.5 1.1 -4.7 -1.2 4.9 -1.6 5.3 2.3 -0.9 3.4
2009
+21.52% -5.4 -6.0 5.2 6.9 4.9 0.3 6.0 1.7 3.6 -1.5 3.9 1.0
2008
-18.62% -2.8 -0.6 -0.3 2.8 0.5 -4.4 -0.8 -0.1 -7.0 -10.0 -1.9 5.1

* 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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