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 6.93% compound annual return, with a 5.39% standard deviation (Last Update: October 2019).

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 % VWO Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets Equity, Emerging Markets, Large Cap
1.00 % IJT iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth Equity, U.S., Small Cap, Growth
1.00 % IJS iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value Equity, U.S., Small Cap, Value
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

Returns, capital growth, stats are calculated assuming a rebalancing of the portfolio at the beginning of each year (i.e. at every January 1st).

Historical Returns

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

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Range Returns
Oct 2019
Standard
Deviation *
Max
Drawdown
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
+1.17%
0.00%
1 - 0
YTD
+13.44%
-1.79%
May 2019 - May 2019
9 - 1
1Y
+12.17%
5.93%
-2.03%
Dec 2018 - Dec 2018
10 - 2
3Y
+7.14%
annualized
4.83%
-4.74%
Sep 2018 - Dec 2018
27 - 9
5Y
+5.41%
annualized
4.90%
-4.74%
Sep 2018 - Dec 2018
41 - 19
10Y
+6.93%
annualized
5.39%
-5.81%
Jun 2011 - Sep 2011
84 - 36
MAX
Dec 2007
+5.81%
annualized
6.82%
-19.28%
Jan 2008 - Feb 2009
94 - 48

* Annualized St.Dev. of monthly returns

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+6.93% 12 37 63 0
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+6.71% 6 40.42 59.58 0

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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
+6.52% +28.64%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2010
-17.97%
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
12.21%
2 Years
+6.95% +20.22%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2011
+1.55%
Mar 2014 - Feb 2016
0.00%
3 Years
+6.84% +15.43%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2012
+3.82%
Mar 2013 - Feb 2016
0.00%
5 Years
+6.71% +12.20%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2014
+3.98%
Jan 2014 - Dec 2018
0.00%
7 Years
+6.69% +9.05%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2016
+5.49%
Jan 2012 - Dec 2018
0.00%
10 Years
+6.89% +8.40%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2019
+5.76%
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
2019
+13.44% 4.2 1.0 1.7 1.6 -1.8 3.6 0.4 0.5 0.5 1.2
2018
-2.87% 1.6 -2.1 -0.3 -0.4 0.9 -0.1 1.5 0.9 -0.2 -3.5 0.9 -2.0
2017
+11.26% 1.1 1.6 0.4 1.1 1.2 0.2 1.4 0.7 0.6 1.0 0.7 0.9
2016
+6.18% -1.4 0.3 3.6 0.6 0.3 1.3 1.9 0.2 0.4 -1.2 -0.6 0.9
2015
-0.47% 0.6 1.7 -0.6 0.9 -0.1 -1.5 0.8 -2.8 -0.7 2.9 -0.3 -1.2
2014
+6.40% -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
+8.78% 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 0.4 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 2.4 0.1 -0.8 0.3 -2.0 -3.4 4.7 -0.9 1.1
2010
+10.57% -0.9 1.3 2.5 1.1 -3.2 -0.3 3.7 -0.6 3.7 1.7 -0.9 2.1
2009
+17.52% -3.8 -4.6 3.7 5.2 3.7 0.5 4.9 1.6 3.0 -0.9 3.2 0.4
2008
-12.03% -1.3 -0.3 -0.2 1.8 -0.1 -3.3 -0.3 0.1 -5.8 -7.3 -0.4 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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