Last Update: 30 September 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 6.58% compound annual return, with a 5.70% 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
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 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 -1.27 +3.75 +13.22 +9.10 +6.81 +7.33 +6.58
Components
VUG - Vanguard Growth -4.72 +12.83 +45.83 +38.15 +20.99 +19.22 +16.72
VTV - Vanguard Value -2.22 +5.67 +19.09 -3.46 +4.35 +9.25 +10.79
VEU - Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US -1.68 +6.69 +24.48 +3.78 +1.42 +6.45 +4.26
EEM - iShares MSCI Emerging Markets -1.01 +10.25 +29.94 +10.81 +1.84 +8.47 +1.94
IJS - iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value -5.18 +2.19 +23.62 -16.76 -4.57 +4.83 +8.70
IJT - iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth -4.14 +4.15 +28.51 -0.12 +3.32 +9.06 +12.03
IEI - iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond +0.08 +0.19 +0.75 +6.89 +4.51 +3.06 +2.68
MBB - iShares MBS -0.08 +0.26 +1.09 +4.35 +3.62 +2.83 +2.78
LQD - iShares Investment Grade Corporate Bond -0.44 +0.82 +10.61 +8.89 +7.07 +6.48 +5.48
BNDX - Vanguard Total International Bond +0.86 +1.04 +3.95 +2.21 +5.10 +4.36 +4.58
HYG - iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond -0.93 +4.05 +11.72 +1.20 +3.33 +5.55 +5.29
BIL - SPDR Blmbg Barclays 1-3 Mth T-Bill -0.02 -0.01 -0.05 +0.78 +1.45 +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
Sep 2020
Standard
Deviation *
Max
Drawdown
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
-1.27%
-1.27%
Sep 2020 - Sep 2020
0 - 1
3M
+3.75%
-1.27%
Sep 2020 - Sep 2020
2 - 1
6M
+13.22%
-1.27%
Sep 2020 - Sep 2020
5 - 1
YTD
+5.01%
-7.78%
Feb 2020 - Mar 2020
6 - 3
1Y
+9.10%
9.18%
-7.78%
Feb 2020 - Mar 2020
9 - 3
3Y
+6.81%
annualized
7.09%
-7.78%
Feb 2020 - Mar 2020
25 - 11
5Y
+7.33%
annualized
6.07%
-7.78%
Feb 2020 - Mar 2020
44 - 16
10Y
+6.58%
annualized
5.70%
-7.78%
Feb 2020 - Mar 2020
85 - 35
MAX
01 Jan 2008
+5.99%
annualized
7.07%
-19.30%
Jan 2008 - Feb 2009
102 - 51

* 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
+6.70% +28.52%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2010
-17.95%
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
12.68%
2 Years
+6.88% +20.12%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2011
+1.49%
Mar 2014 - Feb 2016
0.00%
3 Years
+6.81% +15.37%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2012
+3.80%
Mar 2013 - Feb 2016
0.00%
5 Years
+6.58% +12.18%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2014
+3.95%
Apr 2015 - Mar 2020
0.00%
7 Years
+6.57% +9.02%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2016
+4.79%
Apr 2013 - Mar 2020
0.00%
10 Years
+6.80% +8.39%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2019
+5.72%
Apr 2010 - Mar 2020
0.00%

* Annualized rolling and average returns over full calendar month periods

Seasonality and Yearly/Monthly Returns

Merrill Lynch Edge Select Moderately Conservative Portfolio Seasonality

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Months
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average 0.4 0.2 0.5 1.6 0.1 0.2 1.6 0.2 -0.1 0.2 0.4 0.8
Best 4.2
2019
2.2
2014
3.8
2009
5.1
2009
3.6
2009
3.6
2019
4.9
2009
2.1
2014
3.7
2010
4.7
2011
3.2
2009
5.0
2008
Worst -3.8
2009
-4.7
2009
-5.9
2020
-0.4
2018
-3.2
2010
-3.2
2008
-0.8
2014
-2.8
2015
-5.8
2008
-7.3
2008
-0.9
2011
-2.0
2018
Gain
Frequency
62 69 69 92 54 54 85 69 54 58 58 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
+5.01% 0.6 -2.0 -5.9 5.0 2.4 1.6 3.0 2.1 -1.3
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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