Last Update: 31 May 2020

The Merrill Lynch Edge Select Moderately Conservative Portfolio is exposed for 37% on the Stock Market.

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

In the last 10 years, the portfolio obtained a 6.71% compound annual return, with a 5.79% standard deviation.

In 2019, the portfolio granted a 2.92% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Merrill Lynch Edge Select Moderately Conservative Portfolio: Dividend Yield page.

Asset Allocation and ETFs

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

37% Stocks
63% Fixed Income
0% Commodities

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

Weight Ticker ETF Name Investment Themes
14.00 % VUG Vanguard Growth Equity, U.S., Large Cap, Growth
9.00 % VTV Vanguard Value Equity, U.S., Large Cap, Value
9.00 % VEU Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Equity, Global ex-US, Large Cap
3.00 % 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
17.00 % IEI iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond Bond, U.S., Intermediate-Term
15.00 % MBB iShares MBS Bond, U.S., Long-Term
15.00 % LQD iShares Investment Grade Corporate Bond Bond, U.S., All-Term
9.00 % BNDX Vanguard Total International Bond Bond, Developed Markets, All-Term
5.00 % 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

Portfolio and ETF Returns

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

MERRILL LYNCH EDGE SELECT MODERATELY CONSERVATIVE PORTFOLIO RETURNS (%)
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1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y(*) 5Y(*) 10Y(*)
Merrill Lynch Edge Select Moderately Conservative Portfolio +2.38 +1.12 +1.21 +8.73 +5.92 +5.30 +6.71
Components
VUG - Vanguard Growth +7.06 +10.14 +9.40 +27.13 +16.02 +13.47 +15.55
VTV - Vanguard Value +2.88 -3.08 -12.43 +0.08 +4.80 +6.16 +10.74
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
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
LQD - iShares Investment Grade Corporate Bond +2.46 +0.65 +4.79 +12.85 +6.70 +5.71 +6.08
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
BIL - SPDR Blmbg Barclays 1-3 Mth T-Bill -0.02 +0.17 +0.52 +1.49 +1.57 +0.98 +0.46
(*) 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 Conservative Portfolio: Dividend Yield page.

Historical Returns

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

MERRILL LYNCH EDGE SELECT MODERATELY CONSERVATIVE PORTFOLIO
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Period Returns
May 2020
Standard
Deviation *
Max
Drawdown
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
+2.38%
0.00%
1 - 0
3M
+1.12%
-5.88%
Mar 2020 - Mar 2020
2 - 1
6M
+1.21%
-7.78%
Feb 2020 - Mar 2020
4 - 2
YTD
-0.34%
-7.78%
Feb 2020 - Mar 2020
3 - 2
1Y
+8.73%
9.01%
-7.78%
Feb 2020 - Mar 2020
10 - 2
3Y
+5.92%
annualized
6.81%
-7.78%
Feb 2020 - Mar 2020
26 - 10
5Y
+5.30%
annualized
6.13%
-7.78%
Feb 2020 - Mar 2020
42 - 18
10Y
+6.71%
annualized
5.79%
-7.78%
Feb 2020 - Mar 2020
84 - 36
MAX
01 Jan 2008
+5.70%
annualized
7.09%
-19.30%
Jan 2008 - Feb 2009
99 - 50

* Annualized St.Dev. of monthly returns

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Capital Growth

Time Range:

Drawdowns

Time Range:

Rolling Returns

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

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Return (*) Negative
Periods
Rolling Period Average Best Worst
1 Year
+6.63% +28.52%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2010
-17.95%
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
13.04%
2 Years
+6.85% +20.12%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2011
+1.49%
Mar 2014 - Feb 2016
0.00%
3 Years
+6.80% +15.37%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2012
+3.80%
Mar 2013 - Feb 2016
0.00%
5 Years
+6.57% +12.18%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2014
+3.95%
Apr 2015 - Mar 2020
0.00%
7 Years
+6.58% +9.02%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2016
+4.79%
Apr 2013 - Mar 2020
0.00%
10 Years
+6.79% +8.39%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2019
+5.72%
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
-0.34% 0.6 -2.0 -5.9 5.0 2.4
2019
+16.41% 4.2 1.0 1.7 1.6 -1.8 3.6 0.4 0.5 0.5 1.2 1.1 1.6
2018
-2.89% 1.6 -2.1 -0.2 -0.4 0.9 -0.1 1.4 0.9 -0.1 -3.6 0.9 -2.0
2017
+11.44% 1.1 1.6 0.5 1.1 1.2 0.2 1.4 0.6 0.6 1.0 0.7 0.9
2016
+6.14% -1.4 0.3 3.6 0.6 0.3 1.3 1.9 0.2 0.4 -1.3 -0.6 0.9
2015
-0.48% 0.6 1.7 -0.6 0.9 -0.1 -1.5 0.8 -2.8 -0.8 3.0 -0.3 -1.2
2014
+6.29% -0.7 2.2 0.0 0.7 1.6 0.9 -0.8 2.1 -1.6 1.4 1.0 -0.5
2013
+8.82% 1.2 0.5 1.2 1.5 -1.1 -2.0 2.4 -1.5 2.6 2.3 0.8 0.7
2012
+9.99% 2.9 2.0 0.3 0.2 -2.9 2.0 1.3 1.1 1.5 -0.3 0.6 0.9
2011
+3.41% 0.7 1.3 0.2 2.3 0.1 -0.8 0.3 -2.0 -3.4 4.7 -0.9 1.1
2010
+10.48% -0.9 1.3 2.5 1.1 -3.2 -0.3 3.8 -0.6 3.7 1.7 -0.9 2.1
2009
+17.30% -3.8 -4.7 3.8 5.1 3.6 0.5 4.9 1.6 3.0 -0.9 3.2 0.4
2008
-11.92% -1.3 -0.3 -0.2 1.8 -0.1 -3.2 -0.4 0.2 -5.8 -7.3 -0.5 5.0

* 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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