Last Update: 31 January 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 6.98% compound annual return, with a 5.32% standard deviation.

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

Historical Returns

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

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

MERRILL LYNCH EDGE SELECT MODERATELY CONSERVATIVE PORTFOLIO
Last Update: 31 January 2020
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Period Returns
Jan 2020
Standard
Deviation *
Max
Drawdown
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
+0.58%
0.00%
1 - 0
3M
+3.28%
0.00%
3 - 0
6M
+5.53%
0.00%
6 - 0
YTD
+0.58%
0.00%
1 - 0
1Y
+12.40%
4.10%
-1.82%
May 2019 - May 2019
11 - 1
3Y
+7.80%
annualized
4.83%
-4.75%
Sep 2018 - Dec 2018
28 - 8
5Y
+5.88%
annualized
4.92%
-4.75%
Sep 2018 - Dec 2018
42 - 18
10Y
+6.98%
annualized
5.32%
-5.81%
Jun 2011 - Sep 2011
85 - 35
MAX
01 Jan 2008
+5.95%
annualized
6.77%
-19.30%
Jan 2008 - Feb 2009
97 - 48

* Annualized St.Dev. of monthly returns

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Stocks/Bonds 40/60
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Betterment
+7.33% 10 49.9 50.1 0
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+6.98% 12 37 63 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
+6.66% +28.52%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2010
-17.95%
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
13.43%
2 Years
+6.90% +20.12%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2011
+1.49%
Mar 2014 - Feb 2016
0.00%
3 Years
+6.85% +15.37%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2012
+3.80%
Mar 2013 - Feb 2016
0.00%
5 Years
+6.65% +12.18%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2014
+3.97%
Jan 2014 - Dec 2018
0.00%
7 Years
+6.65% +9.02%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2016
+5.50%
Jan 2012 - Dec 2018
0.00%
10 Years
+6.87% +8.39%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2019
+5.74%
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
+0.58% 0.6
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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