Data Source: from January 1992 to July 2022
Consolidated Returns as of 31 July 2022

Managing the Betterment Robo Advisor 10 Portfolio with a yearly rebalancing, you would have obtained a 4.39% compound annual return in the last 30 Years.

With a quarterly rebalancing, over the same period, the return would have been 4.35%.

How do returns and drawdowns change, implementing different rebalancing strategies?

Rebalancing Strategies

In order to keep risk under control, you should rebalance assets quotes from time to time, so to keep them at the original percentage of the asset allocation.

Rebalancing can be performed in several ways.

At fixed time intervals:
  • Yearly: Jan 1st
  • Half Yearly: Jan 1st, Jul 1st
  • Quarterly: Jan 1st, Apr 1st, Jul 1st, Oct 1st
When a component (at least one) diverges from its original weight beyond a certain threshold (e.g. 5% or 10%).

Portfolio Returns as of Jul 31, 2022

Implementing different rebalancing strategies, the Betterment Robo Advisor 10 Portfolio guaranteed the following returns.

According to the available data source, let's assume we built the portfolio on January 1992.

Portfolio returns are calculated in USD, assuming:
  • No fees or capital gain taxes
  • the reinvestment of dividends, if existing
BETTERMENT ROBO ADVISOR 10 PORTFOLIO RETURNS
Period: January 1992 - July 2022
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Return (%) and number of rebalances as of Jul 31, 2022
Rebalancing Strategy 1Y 5Y(*) 10Y(*) 30Y(*) (**)Since
Inception
Yearly Rebalancing -5.05 (1) 1.62 (5) 1.82 (10) 4.39 (30) 4.44 (31)
Half Yearly Rebalancing -5.02 (2) 1.65 (10) 1.82 (20) 4.33 (60) 4.39 (62)
Quarterly Rebalancing -5.07 (4) 1.71 (20) 1.84 (40) 4.35 (120) 4.41 (123)
5% Tolerance per asset -4.83 (1) 1.82 (1) 1.92 (2) 4.35 (4) 4.41 (4)
10% Tolerance per asset -5.19 (0) 1.88 (1) 2.04 (1) 4.47 (2) 4.52 (2)
(*) Returns over 1 year are annualized
(**) Since Jan 1992 (~31 yrs) | Annualized Returns

In order to have complete information about the portfolio, please refer to the Betterment Robo Advisor 10 Portfolio: ETF allocation and returns page.

Performances as of Jul 31, 2022

Historical returns and stats of Betterment Robo Advisor 10 Portfolio, after implementing different rebalancing strategies.

BETTERMENT ROBO ADVISOR 10 PORTFOLIO PERFORMANCES
Period: January 1992 - July 2022
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Standard Deviation
Max Drawdown (%)
Rebalancing Strategy (*)Return (%) StDev(%) Ret/StDev MaxDD(%) Ret/MaxDD
Yearly Rebalancing 4.44 (31) 2.46 1.81 -6.46 0.69
Half Yearly Rebalancing 4.39 (62) 2.46 1.78 -6.50 0.68
Quarterly Rebalancing 4.41 (123) 2.48 1.78 -6.55 0.67
5% Tolerance per asset 4.41 (4) 2.47 1.79 -6.34 0.70
10% Tolerance per asset 4.52 (2) 2.77 1.64 -6.72 0.67
(*) Since Jan 1992 (~31 yrs) | Annualized Returns (and number of rebalances)

Drawdowns as of Jul 31, 2022

Historical Drawdowns of Betterment Robo Advisor 10 Portfolio, after implementing different rebalancing strategies.

BETTERMENT ROBO ADVISOR 10 PORTFOLIO DRAWDOWNS
Period: January 1992 - July 2022
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Rebalancing
Tolerance per asset
Yearly Half Yearly Quarterly 5% 10%
-6.46
Sep 2021 - In progress
-6.50
Sep 2021 - In progress
-6.55
Sep 2021 - In progress
-6.34
Sep 2021 - In progress
-6.72
Sep 2021 - In progress
-3.55
Apr 2008 - May 2009
-3.90
Apr 2008 - May 2009
-4.22
Apr 2008 - May 2009
-3.66
Apr 2008 - May 2009
-4.21
Apr 2008 - Jul 2009
-3.17
Feb 1994 - Feb 1995
-3.17
Feb 1994 - Feb 1995
-3.17
Feb 1994 - Feb 1995
-3.48
Feb 1994 - Mar 1995
-3.48
Feb 1994 - Mar 1995
-1.68
Apr 2004 - Sep 2004
-1.68
Apr 2004 - Sep 2004
-1.66
Apr 2004 - Sep 2004
-1.86
Feb 2020 - May 2020
-3.13
Feb 2020 - Jun 2020
-1.48
Aug 2011 - Jan 2012
-1.43
Aug 2011 - Jan 2012
-1.43
Aug 2011 - Dec 2011
-1.73
Apr 2004 - Sep 2004
-2.25
Aug 1998 - Sep 1998
5 Worst Drawdowns - Average
-3.27 -3.34 -3.41 -3.41 -3.96
10 Worst Drawdowns - Average
-2.22 -2.25 -2.29 -2.33 -2.78

For a deeper insight, please refer to the Betterment Robo Advisor 10 Portfolio: ETF allocation and returns page.

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