Data Source: from January 1994 to September 2021

Last Update: 30 September 2021

The Rick Ferri Core Four Portfolio is exposed for 80% on the Stock Market.

It's a Very High Risk portfolio and it can be replicated with 4 ETFs.

In the last 10 years, the portfolio obtained a 11.52% compound annual return, with a 10.57% standard deviation.

In the last 25 years, a 8.28% compound annual return, with a 12.25% standard deviation.

In 2020, the portfolio granted a 2.14% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Rick Ferri Core Four Portfolio: Dividend Yield page.

Asset Allocation and ETFs

The Rick Ferri Core Four Portfolio has the following asset allocation:

80% Stocks
20% Fixed Income
0% Commodities

The Rick Ferri Core Four Portfolio can be replicated with the following ETFs:

Weight Ticker ETF Name Investment Themes
48.00 % VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market Equity, U.S., Large Cap
24.00 % VEU Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Equity, Global ex-US, Large Cap
8.00 % VNQ Vanguard Real Estate Real Estate, U.S.
20.00 % BND Vanguard Total Bond Market Bond, U.S., 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 Rick Ferri Core Four Portfolio guaranteed the following returns.

RICK FERRI CORE FOUR PORTFOLIO RETURNS (%)
Last Update: 30 September 2021
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1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y(*) 5Y(*) 10Y(*) 20Y(*) 25Y(*)
Rick Ferri Core Four Portfolio -3.72 -0.74 +5.80 +23.25 +11.90 +11.58 +11.52 +8.62 +8.28
Components
VTI
Vanguard Total Stock Market
-4.46 -0.03 +8.10 +32.16 +16.05 +16.88 +16.60 +10.07 +9.79
VEU
Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US
-3.33 -3.26 +1.87 +23.82 +8.34 +9.04 +7.99 +7.18 +5.40
VNQ
Vanguard Real Estate
-5.68 +0.62 +12.29 +33.49 +11.96 +7.52 +11.52 +10.37 +10.07
BND
Vanguard Total Bond Market
-1.01 -0.05 +1.88 -1.04 +5.36 +2.88 +2.88 +4.09 +4.86
(*) 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 Rick Ferri Core Four Portfolio: Dividend Yield page.

Historical Returns

Rick Ferri Core Four Portfolio - Historical returns and stats.

RICK FERRI CORE FOUR PORTFOLIO
Last Update: 30 September 2021
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Period Returns
Sep 2021
Standard
Deviation *
Max
Drawdown
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
-3.72%
-3.72%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
0 - 1
3M
-0.74%
-3.72%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
2 - 1
6M
+5.80%
-3.72%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
5 - 1
YTD
+10.18%
-3.72%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
7 - 2
1Y
+23.25%
10.87%
-3.72%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
9 - 3
3Y
+11.90%
annualized
14.55%
-17.12%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
25 - 11
5Y
+11.58%
annualized
11.73%
-17.12%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
45 - 15
10Y
+11.52%
annualized
10.57%
-17.12%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
84 - 36
20Y
+8.62%
annualized
12.14%
-44.43%
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
159 - 81
25Y
+8.28%
annualized
12.25%
-44.43%
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
193 - 107
MAX
01 Jan 1994
+8.58%
annualized
11.83%
-44.43%
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
219 - 114
* Annualized St.Dev. of monthly returns

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25 Years Stats
% Allocation
Portfolio Return Drawdown Stocks Bonds Comm.
Technology
+13.30% -81.08% 100 0 0 Compare
US Stocks
+9.79% -50.84% 100 0 0 Compare
Warren Buffett
+9.32% -45.53% 90 10 0 Compare
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+9.18% -52.62% 80 20 0 Compare
Stocks/Bonds 80/20
+9.12% -41.09% 80 20 0 Compare

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Capital Growth

Time Range:

Drawdowns

Time Range:

Rolling Returns ( more details)

Rick Ferri Core Four Portfolio: annualized rolling and average returns

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Return (*) Negative
Periods
Rolling Period Average Best Worst
1 Year
+9.46% +50.17%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2010
-37.84%
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
21.12%
2 Years
+8.73% +34.70%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2011
-21.60%
Mar 2007 - Feb 2009
15.81%
3 Years
+8.33% +23.15%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2012
-11.08%
Mar 2006 - Feb 2009
14.77%
5 Years
+7.83% +19.13%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2014
-2.71%
Mar 2004 - Feb 2009
2.19%
7 Years
+7.37% +13.50%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2016
+0.61%
Mar 2002 - Feb 2009
0.00%
10 Years
+7.42% +12.78%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2019
+0.83%
Mar 1999 - Feb 2009
0.00%
15 Years
+7.09% +9.66%
Feb 2003 - Jan 2018
+4.79%
Mar 1994 - Feb 2009
0.00%
20 Years
+7.34% +8.77%
Dec 1994 - Nov 2014
+5.22%
Apr 2000 - Mar 2020
0.00%

* Annualized rolling and average returns over full calendar month periods

If you need a deeper detail about rolling returns, please refer to the Rick Ferri Core Four Portfolio: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality and Yearly/Monthly Returns

Rick Ferri Core Four Portfolio Seasonality: in which months is it better to invest?

In the table below, the average monthly return is represented.

Below each return, it's also mentioned the probability of obtaining a positive monthly result (Win %).

Both the Average Return and the Gain Frequency are useful to get an idea of what happened in the past.

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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Win %
0.34
57%
0.15
61%
0.81
71%
2.17
82%
0.41
61%
0.45
64%
0.98
61%
-0.12
61%
-0.01
57%
0.71
63%
1.53
74%
1.62
78%
Best
Year
7.1
2019
5.0
1998
6.7
2009
10.4
2009
6.6
2009
5.2
2019
7.4
2009
4.3
2020
7.2
2010
9.0
2011
9.6
2020
6.3
1999
Worst
Year
-8.8
2009
-8.8
2009
-11.9
2020
-3.6
2004
-6.6
2010
-6.8
2008
-6.5
2002
-11.4
1998
-7.3
2011
-16.5
2008
-5.6
2008
-6.0
2018
Statistics calculated for the period Jan 1994 - Sep 2021

For further information about the seasonality, check the Asset Class Seasonality page.

Monthly Returns of Rick Ferri Core Four Portfolio

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Months
Year Return Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2021
+10.18% -0.2 2.0 2.4 3.9 1.1 1.5 1.1 2.0 -3.7
2020
+13.93% -0.4 -5.6 -11.9 8.9 3.9 2.4 4.2 4.3 -2.4 -1.8 9.6 3.9
2019
+24.04% 7.1 2.2 1.6 2.6 -4.2 5.2 0.4 -0.8 1.6 2.0 2.0 2.4
2018
-6.41% 3.3 -3.9 -0.7 0.3 1.2 0.2 2.4 1.5 -0.1 -6.0 1.8 -6.0
2017
+17.86% 1.9 2.5 0.6 1.2 1.3 0.8 1.9 0.4 1.6 1.5 1.8 1.2
2016
+8.53% -4.1 -0.4 6.3 0.7 0.8 0.9 3.4 -0.1 0.3 -2.1 1.0 1.9
2015
-0.67% -0.3 3.5 -0.7 0.9 0.2 -2.1 1.4 -5.4 -2.0 5.8 -0.2 -1.5
2014
+8.52% -2.3 4.2 0.4 0.8 1.9 1.8 -1.4 2.7 -2.8 2.4 1.5 -0.7
2013
+19.22% 3.3 0.5 2.3 2.4 -0.4 -2.0 4.1 -2.7 4.2 3.5 1.1 1.7
2012
+14.47% 4.7 3.3 1.6 -0.3 -6.0 3.9 1.0 2.0 1.9 -0.8 0.8 2.0
2011
-0.63% 1.5 2.9 0.0 3.5 -1.0 -1.5 -1.2 -5.1 -7.3 9.0 -1.1 0.6
2010
+14.71% -3.3 2.5 5.4 1.5 -6.6 -3.3 6.7 -2.8 7.2 3.2 -1.0 5.4
2009
+26.02% -8.8 -8.8 6.7 10.4 6.6 -0.5 7.4 3.8 4.2 -2.4 4.8 2.1
2008
-29.77% -4.6 -1.5 0.2 4.1 1.1 -6.8 -0.9 -0.1 -7.2 -16.5 -5.6 5.0
2007
+6.37% 1.8 -0.7 1.0 3.0 2.4 -1.5 -2.4 1.2 3.9 2.7 -3.7 -1.2
2006
+17.60% 3.8 0.2 2.0 1.4 -2.9 0.4 0.8 2.3 1.5 3.4 2.7 1.1
2005
+8.20% -2.2 2.2 -1.9 -0.9 2.4 1.2 3.4 0.1 1.4 -2.4 3.3 1.5
2004
+14.45% 2.2 1.6 0.2 -3.6 1.3 1.9 -2.3 1.3 1.5 2.3 4.2 3.3
2003
+28.09% -2.4 -0.9 0.1 6.9 5.1 1.6 1.7 2.0 0.9 4.5 1.7 4.4
2002
-11.49% -1.4 -0.3 3.3 -1.6 -0.1 -3.9 -6.5 0.7 -7.0 3.8 4.1 -2.5
2001
-7.43% 2.5 -6.3 -4.7 5.7 0.0 -1.0 -1.1 -2.7 -6.6 1.9 4.3 1.2
2000
-4.44% -3.5 2.0 4.1 -3.4 -2.2 3.7 -1.0 3.5 -2.9 -1.9 -5.1 2.7
1999
+18.14% 1.6 -2.8 3.2 4.3 -2.2 3.3 -1.4 -0.5 -1.1 3.9 2.6 6.3
1998
+15.32% 1.1 5.0 3.5 0.5 -1.6 1.8 -1.3 -11.4 3.5 5.9 4.5 4.0
1997
+18.08% 2.1 0.4 -2.4 2.3 5.4 4.1 5.0 -4.1 5.2 -3.7 1.7 1.5
1996
+14.61% 1.6 0.6 0.9 2.0 1.1 0.1 -3.4 1.8 3.7 1.1 4.8 -0.3
1995
+22.74% 0.3 1.4 2.8 2.3 2.4 1.4 3.3 0.1 2.5 -1.1 3.1 2.3
1994
+1.06% 4.3 -1.3 -3.7 1.1 0.4 -1.0 1.9 2.7 -2.1 1.2 -3.5 1.5

* Note:
Portofolio Returns, up to December 2007, 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:

  • VTI - Vanguard Total Stock Market: simulated historical serie, up to December 2001
  • VEU - Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US: simulated historical serie, up to December 2007
  • VNQ - Vanguard Real Estate: simulated historical serie, up to December 2004
  • BND - Vanguard Total Bond Market: simulated historical serie, up to December 2007
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