Last Update: 31 August 2020

The Merrill Lynch Edge Select Moderately Aggressive Portfolio is exposed for 69% 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 9.59% compound annual return, with a 9.89% standard deviation.

In 2019, the portfolio granted a 2.71% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Merrill Lynch Edge Select Moderately Aggressive Portfolio: Dividend Yield page.

Asset Allocation and ETFs

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

69% Stocks
31% Fixed Income
0% Commodities

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

Weight Ticker ETF Name Investment Themes
25.00 % VUG Vanguard Growth Equity, U.S., Large Cap, Growth
17.00 % VEU Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Equity, Global ex-US, Large Cap
16.00 % VTV Vanguard Value Equity, U.S., Large Cap, Value
7.00 % 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
9.00 % IEI iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond Bond, U.S., Intermediate-Term
9.00 % LQD iShares Investment Grade Corporate Bond Bond, U.S., All-Term
7.00 % MBB iShares MBS Bond, U.S., Long-Term
3.00 % 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
1.00 % BNDX Vanguard Total International Bond Bond, Developed Markets, 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 Merrill Lynch Edge Select Moderately Aggressive Portfolio guaranteed the following returns.

MERRILL LYNCH EDGE SELECT MODERATELY AGGRESSIVE PORTFOLIO RETURNS (%)
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1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y(*) 5Y(*) 10Y(*)
Merrill Lynch Edge Select Moderately Aggressive Portfolio +4.31 +11.77 +12.79 +15.95 +9.35 +9.90 +9.59
Components
VUG - Vanguard Growth +10.09 +24.22 +36.81 +45.41 +23.38 +19.68 +18.49
VEU - Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US +4.41 +13.24 +7.45 +8.52 +2.61 +5.93 +5.49
VTV - Vanguard Value +4.18 +6.97 +3.68 +2.16 +6.17 +9.18 +11.85
EEM - iShares MSCI Emerging Markets +2.89 +18.74 +10.56 +13.83 +2.17 +8.00 +3.18
IJS - iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value +5.07 +11.63 -3.21 -7.32 -0.16 +5.14 +10.42
IJT - iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth +2.91 +12.81 +7.08 +5.22 +7.16 +9.25 +13.76
IEI - iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond -0.27 +0.23 +3.18 +6.19 +4.21 +3.26 +2.72
LQD - iShares Investment Grade Corporate Bond -1.78 +3.42 +4.09 +8.54 +7.21 +6.83 +5.58
MBB - iShares MBS +0.05 +0.18 +2.26 +4.50 +3.54 +2.97 +2.75
HYG - iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond -0.02 +4.42 +1.46 +2.60 +3.87 +5.11 +5.77
BIL - SPDR Blmbg Barclays 1-3 Mth T-Bill 0.00 +0.01 +0.18 +0.96 +1.48 +0.98 +0.46
BNDX - Vanguard Total International Bond -0.76 +0.72 +0.06 +0.91 +4.66 +4.35 +4.50
(*) 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 Moderately Aggressive Portfolio: Dividend Yield page.

Historical Returns

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

MERRILL LYNCH EDGE SELECT MODERATELY AGGRESSIVE PORTFOLIO
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Period Returns
Aug 2020
Standard
Deviation *
Max
Drawdown
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
+4.31%
0.00%
1 - 0
3M
+11.77%
0.00%
3 - 0
6M
+12.79%
-9.85%
Mar 2020 - Mar 2020
5 - 1
YTD
+7.24%
-14.28%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
5 - 3
1Y
+15.95%
15.33%
-14.28%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
9 - 3
3Y
+9.35%
annualized
12.05%
-14.28%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
25 - 11
5Y
+9.90%
annualized
10.36%
-14.28%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
43 - 17
10Y
+9.59%
annualized
9.89%
-14.28%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
82 - 38
MAX
01 Jan 2008
+6.88%
annualized
11.95%
-35.77%
Jan 2008 - Feb 2009
97 - 55

* Annualized St.Dev. of monthly returns

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Capital Growth

Time Range:

Drawdowns

Time Range:

Rolling Returns

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

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Return (*) Negative
Periods
Rolling Period Average Best Worst
1 Year
+8.11% +44.52%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2010
-32.30%
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
17.02%
2 Years
+8.58% +30.35%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2011
-3.63%
Jun 2008 - May 2010
5.43%
3 Years
+8.67% +21.00%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2012
+1.93%
Jan 2008 - Dec 2010
0.00%
5 Years
+8.43% +16.99%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2014
+3.62%
Jan 2008 - Dec 2012
0.00%
7 Years
+8.46% +11.86%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2016
+5.78%
Apr 2013 - Mar 2020
0.00%
10 Years
+8.62% +11.56%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2019
+6.50%
Jan 2008 - Dec 2017
0.00%

* Annualized rolling and average returns over full calendar month periods

Seasonality and Yearly/Monthly Returns

Merrill Lynch Edge Select Moderately Aggressive Portfolio Seasonality

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Months
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average 0.0 0.2 0.8 2.5 -0.1 0.0 2.1 -0.2 0.1 0.2 0.6 1.0
Best 6.4
2019
3.7
2015
6.5
2009
8.6
2009
6.3
2009
5.2
2019
7.0
2009
4.3
2020
6.9
2010
8.2
2011
4.6
2009
4.8
2008
Worst -6.7
2009
-7.1
2009
-9.9
2020
-0.5
2012
-6.2
2010
-5.7
2008
-1.2
2008
-4.8
2015
-8.1
2008
-13.0
2008
-3.7
2008
-4.9
2018
Gain
Frequency
46 62 69 85 62 46 77 54 67 58 67 75

Detail of Monthly Returns

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Months
Year Return Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2020
+7.24% -0.3 -4.6 -9.9 7.9 3.7 2.6 4.4 4.3
2019
+22.30% 6.4 1.8 1.6 2.7 -4.2 5.2 0.4 -0.9 1.2 2.0 2.0 2.7
2018
-5.68% 3.8 -3.3 -0.9 -0.2 1.1 -0.3 2.4 1.3 0.0 -5.9 1.4 -4.9
2017
+18.60% 2.2 2.3 1.0 1.3 1.6 0.4 2.2 0.6 1.3 1.7 1.4 1.3
2016
+8.18% -3.6 -0.3 5.9 0.7 0.4 0.8 3.1 0.3 0.6 -1.6 0.5 1.3
2015
-1.40% -0.6 3.7 -1.4 2.0 0.0 -1.8 0.7 -4.8 -2.0 5.3 -0.3 -1.9
2014
+6.31% -2.7 3.6 0.3 0.6 2.0 1.6 -1.1 2.7 -2.5 1.8 1.2 -1.0
2013
+16.88% 2.6 0.3 1.9 1.8 -0.4 -2.2 3.8 -2.0 3.9 3.2 1.5 1.5
2012
+13.59% 4.7 3.4 0.9 -0.5 -5.5 3.3 1.0 1.8 2.2 -0.8 0.9 1.8
2011
-0.71% 0.9 2.1 0.5 3.0 -0.9 -1.1 -0.9 -4.5 -6.6 8.2 -1.0 0.3
2010
+13.09% -2.9 2.0 4.5 1.0 -6.2 -2.2 6.1 -2.5 6.9 2.8 -0.9 4.6
2009
+26.40% -6.7 -7.1 6.5 8.6 6.3 0.0 7.0 2.0 4.2 -1.9 4.6 1.6
2008
-25.92% -4.3 -0.9 -0.5 3.8 1.0 -5.7 -1.2 -0.4 -8.1 -13.0 -3.7 4.8

* 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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