Data Source: from January 1992 to June 2022
Consolidated Returns as of 30 June 2022
Live Update: Jul 05 2022, 03:00PM Eastern Time
PORTFOLIO • LIVE PERFORMANCE (USD currency)
0.30%
1 Day
Jul 05 2022, 03:00PM Eastern Time
0.24%
Current Month
July 2022

The Betterment Robo Advisor 20 Portfolio is a Low Risk portfolio and can be implemented with 12 ETFs.

It's exposed for 19.9% on the Stock Market.

In the last 30 Years, the Betterment Robo Advisor 20 Portfolio obtained a 5.41% compound annual return, with a 3.98% standard deviation.

Asset Allocation and ETFs

The Betterment Robo Advisor 20 Portfolio has the following asset allocation:

19.9% Stocks
80.1% Fixed Income
0% Commodities

The Betterment Robo Advisor 20 Portfolio can be implemented with the following ETFs:

Weight Ticker ETF Name Investment Themes
6.30 % VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market Equity, U.S., Large Cap
5.60 % EFA iShares MSCI EAFE Equity, EAFE, Large Cap
3.70 % EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Equity, Emerging Markets, Large Cap
1.70 % VTV Vanguard Value Equity, U.S., Large Cap, Value
1.40 % VOE Vanguard Mid-Cap Value Equity, U.S., Mid Cap
1.20 % IJS iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value Equity, U.S., Small Cap, Value
42.80 % SHY iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Bond, U.S., Short Term
10.70 % BSV Vanguard Short-Term Bond Bond, U.S., Short Term
9.80 % BNDX Vanguard Total International Bond Bond, Developed Markets, All-Term
7.60 % BND Vanguard Total Bond Market Bond, U.S., All-Term
5.90 % EMB iShares JP Morgan USD Em Mkts Bd Bond, Emerging Markets, All-Term
3.30 % TIP iShares TIPS Bond 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 Betterment Robo Advisor 20 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: July 2022 return is calculated on the hypothesis of a newly built portfolio, with the starting asset allocation.
BETTERMENT ROBO ADVISOR 20 PORTFOLIO RETURNS
Consolidated returns as of 30 June 2022
Live Update: Jul 05 2022, 03:00PM Eastern Time
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  Chg (%) Return (%)
Return (%) as of Jun 30, 2022
  1 Day Time ET(*) Jul 2022 1M 6M 1Y 5Y(*) 10Y(*) 30Y(*)
Betterment Robo Advisor 20 Portfolio -0.30 0.24 -2.59 -8.55 -8.18 2.04 2.74 5.41
US Inflation Adjusted return -2.59 -12.11 -14.65 -1.51 0.28 2.87
Components
VTI
Vanguard Total Stock Market
-0.20 02:59PM
Jul 05 2022
0.85 -8.23 -21.32 -14.17 10.53 12.52 9.81
EFA
iShares MSCI EAFE
-2.47 03:00PM
Jul 05 2022
-2.24 -8.72 -18.78 -17.39 2.23 5.36 5.01
EEM
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets
-1.28 03:00PM
Jul 05 2022
-1.90 -5.14 -17.20 -25.55 1.56 2.33 6.09
VTV
Vanguard Value
-1.70 02:59PM
Jul 05 2022
-0.71 -7.89 -9.29 -1.75 9.23 11.77 9.47
VOE
Vanguard Mid-Cap Value
-1.49 02:59PM
Jul 05 2022
-0.19 -10.53 -13.05 -6.05 7.10 11.30 10.92
IJS
iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value
-1.26 03:00PM
Jul 05 2022
-0.17 -8.96 -14.31 -14.23 6.57 10.79 11.03
SHY
iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond
0.00 03:00PM
Jul 05 2022
0.30 -0.59 -2.99 -3.55 0.78 0.65 3.26
BSV
Vanguard Short-Term Bond
0.12 03:00PM
Jul 05 2022
0.56 -0.86 -4.52 -5.21 1.03 1.06 3.77
BNDX
Vanguard Total International Bond
-0.13 02:59PM
Jul 05 2022
0.50 -1.72 -9.84 -10.00 0.81 2.34 5.36
BND
Vanguard Total Bond Market
0.23 02:59PM
Jul 05 2022
1.03 -1.66 -10.35 -10.42 0.84 1.40 4.63
EMB
iShares JP Morgan USD Em Mkts Bd
-0.79 02:59PM
Jul 05 2022
0.60 -6.15 -20.28 -20.94 -1.34 1.59 9.35
TIP
iShares TIPS Bond
-0.30 02:59PM
Jul 05 2022
1.31 -3.11 -9.04 -5.27 3.04 1.57 5.80
(*) Returns over 1 year are annualized
(*) Eastern Time (ET - America/New York)

US Inflation is updated to May 2022. Waiting for updates, inflation of Jun 2022 is set to 0%. Current inflation (annualized) is 1Y: 7.57% , 5Y: 3.61% , 10Y: 2.46% , 30Y: 2.47%

Portfolio Dividends

In 2021, the Betterment Robo Advisor 20 Portfolio granted a 1.60% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Betterment Robo Advisor 20 Portfolio: Dividend Yield page.

Historical Returns as of Jun 30, 2022

Historical returns and stats of Betterment Robo Advisor 20 Portfolio. Total Returns and Inflation Adjusted Returns are both mentioned.

BETTERMENT ROBO ADVISOR 20 PORTFOLIO
Consolidated returns as of 30 June 2022
Data Source: from January 1992 to June 2022
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Period Return (%)
as of Jun 2022
Return (%)
Infl.Adj.
Standard
Deviation (%)
Max
Drawdown (%)
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
Jun 2022
-2.59
-2.59
-2.59
Jun 2022 - Jun 2022
0 - 1
3M
-4.73
-5.96
-4.73
Apr 2022 - Jun 2022
1 - 2
6M
-8.55
-12.11
-8.55
Jan 2022 - Jun 2022
1 - 5
YTD
-8.55
-12.11
-8.55
Jan 2022 - Jun 2022
1 - 5
1Y
-8.18
-14.65
4.23
-8.89
Sep 2021 - Jun 2022
5 - 7
42% pos
3Y(*)
0.82
-3.53
4.55
-8.89
Sep 2021 - Jun 2022
24 - 12
67% pos
5Y(*)
2.04
-1.51
4.04
-8.89
Sep 2021 - Jun 2022
41 - 19
68% pos
10Y(*)
2.74
0.28
3.40
-8.89
Sep 2021 - Jun 2022
83 - 37
69% pos
15Y(*)
3.23
0.91
4.12
-9.97
May 2008 - Feb 2009
123 - 57
68% pos
20Y(*)
4.23
1.73
3.89
-9.97
May 2008 - Feb 2009
172 - 68
72% pos
25Y(*)
4.67
2.20
3.98
-9.97
May 2008 - Feb 2009
212 - 88
71% pos
30Y(*)
5.41
2.87
3.98
-9.97
May 2008 - Feb 2009
261 - 99
73% pos
MAX(*)
01 Jan 1992
5.39
2.84
3.98
-9.97
May 2008 - Feb 2009
265 - 101
72% pos
(*) Returns over 1 year are annualized

Returns and stats are calculated assuming a yearly rebalancing of the components weight. How do returns change with different rebalancing strategies?

Capital Growth as of Jun 30, 2022

An investment of 1000$, since July 1992, now would be worth 4861.23$, with a total return of 386.12% (5.41% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 2336.60$, with a net total return of 133.66% (2.87% annualized).
An investment of 1000$, since January 1992, now would be worth 4952.03$, with a total return of 395.20% (5.39% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 2347.96$, with a net total return of 134.80% (2.84% annualized).

Drawdowns

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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months
-9.97% May 2008 Feb 2009 10 Jul 2009 5 15
-8.89% Sep 2021 Jun 2022 10 in progress 10
-4.47% Feb 1994 Jun 1994 5 Apr 1995 10 15
-4.38% Feb 2020 Mar 2020 2 Jun 2020 3 5
-4.07% May 1998 Aug 1998 4 Oct 1998 2 6
-3.26% Jun 2011 Sep 2011 4 Jan 2012 4 8
-2.69% May 2015 Sep 2015 5 Jun 2016 9 14
-2.38% Jun 2002 Jul 2002 2 Nov 2002 4 6
-2.28% Apr 2004 Apr 2004 1 Sep 2004 5 6
-2.19% May 2013 Jun 2013 2 Oct 2013 4 6
-2.14% Feb 2018 Oct 2018 9 Jan 2019 3 12
-1.76% May 2012 May 2012 1 Jul 2012 2 3
-1.59% May 2010 Jun 2010 2 Jul 2010 1 3
-1.48% Feb 2001 Mar 2001 2 May 2001 2 4
-1.47% Apr 2000 May 2000 2 Jun 2000 1 3
-1.41% Aug 1997 Aug 1997 1 Sep 1997 1 2
-1.37% Oct 1997 Oct 1997 1 Jan 1998 3 4
-1.37% Oct 2016 Nov 2016 2 Feb 2017 3 5
-1.36% May 1999 May 1999 1 Oct 1999 5 6
-1.26% Jan 2000 Jan 2000 1 Feb 2000 1 2
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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months
-9.97% May 2008 Feb 2009 10 Jul 2009 5 15
-8.89% Sep 2021 Jun 2022 10 in progress 10
-4.47% Feb 1994 Jun 1994 5 Apr 1995 10 15
-4.38% Feb 2020 Mar 2020 2 Jun 2020 3 5
-4.07% May 1998 Aug 1998 4 Oct 1998 2 6
-3.26% Jun 2011 Sep 2011 4 Jan 2012 4 8
-2.69% May 2015 Sep 2015 5 Jun 2016 9 14
-2.38% Jun 2002 Jul 2002 2 Nov 2002 4 6
-2.28% Apr 2004 Apr 2004 1 Sep 2004 5 6
-2.19% May 2013 Jun 2013 2 Oct 2013 4 6
-2.14% Feb 2018 Oct 2018 9 Jan 2019 3 12
-1.76% May 2012 May 2012 1 Jul 2012 2 3
-1.59% May 2010 Jun 2010 2 Jul 2010 1 3
-1.48% Feb 2001 Mar 2001 2 May 2001 2 4
-1.47% Apr 2000 May 2000 2 Jun 2000 1 3
-1.46% Jan 1992 Mar 1992 3 May 1992 2 5
-1.41% Aug 1997 Aug 1997 1 Sep 1997 1 2
-1.37% Oct 1997 Oct 1997 1 Jan 1998 3 4
-1.37% Oct 2016 Nov 2016 2 Feb 2017 3 5
-1.36% May 1999 May 1999 1 Oct 1999 5 6

Rolling Returns ( more details)

Betterment Robo Advisor 20 Portfolio: annualized rolling and average returns

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Rolling
Period
Return (*) Negative
Periods
Average (%) Best (%) Worst (%)
1 Year
5.80 17.13
Mar 2009 - Feb 2010
-9.64
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
7.61%
2 Years
5.72 12.45
Dec 1994 - Nov 1996
-1.58
Mar 2007 - Feb 2009
1.17%
3 Years
5.70 11.12
Apr 1995 - Mar 1998
0.82
Jul 2019 - Jun 2022
0.00%
5 Years
5.67 9.76
Jan 1995 - Dec 1999
2.04
Jul 2017 - Jun 2022
0.00%
7 Years
5.61 8.97
May 1992 - Apr 1999
2.30
Jul 2015 - Jun 2022
0.00%
10 Years
5.61 8.22
Jan 1995 - Dec 2004
2.74
Jul 2012 - Jun 2022
0.00%
15 Years
5.62 7.79
Nov 1992 - Oct 2007
3.23
Jul 2007 - Jun 2022
0.00%
20 Years
5.61 6.97
Apr 1992 - Mar 2012
4.23
Jul 2002 - Jun 2022
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 Betterment Robo Advisor 20 Portfolio: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality

Betterment Robo Advisor 20 Portfolio: in which months is it better to invest?

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

For further information about the seasonality, check the Asset Class Seasonality page.
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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 %
0.37
68%
0.19
74%
0.25
74%
0.72
87%
0.36
65%
0.25
65%
0.63
73%
0.37
77%
0.36
63%
0.41
67%
0.55
73%
0.90
83%
Best
Year
2.4
2019
1.8
1998
2.6
2009
2.9
2009
2.9
1995
2.1
2019
2.7
2009
2.3
1993
2.9
1998
2.5
2011
2.8
2020
3.4
2008
Worst
Year
-2.9
2009
-2.6
2009
-3.6
2020
-2.7
2022
-1.8
2012
-2.6
2022
-1.3
2002
-3.6
1998
-2.5
2008
-4.9
2008
-1.2
1994
-0.7
2015
Statistics calculated for the period Jan 1992 - Jun 2022

Monthly/Yearly Returns

Betterment Robo Advisor 20 Portfolio monthly and yearly returns: how is the distribution of the returns recorded so far?

MONTHLY RETURNS HISTOGRAM
265 Positive Months (72%) - 101 Negative Months (28%)
Jan 1992 - Jun 2022
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Yearly Return(%)
Monthly Return(%)
Year Total Infl.Adj Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2022
-8.55 -12.11 -1.7 -1.2 -1.2 -2.7 0.6 -2.6
2021
+2.61 -4.19 -0.1 0.1 0.5 1.0 0.6 0.2 0.3 0.4 -1.3 0.7 -0.7 0.8
2020
+6.01 +4.67 0.3 -0.8 -3.6 2.5 1.2 0.9 1.4 0.8 -0.5 -0.3 2.8 1.3
2019
+9.57 +7.14 2.4 0.6 1.0 0.8 -0.7 2.1 0.1 0.5 0.3 0.7 0.4 1.0
2018
-1.42 -3.28 0.7 -1.2 0.2 -0.3 0.2 -0.2 0.8 0.2 -0.1 -1.8 0.7 -0.6
2017
+6.24 +4.02 0.7 0.8 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.6
2016
+4.01 +1.92 -0.5 0.3 2.0 0.4 0.0 1.1 1.1 0.0 0.3 -0.8 -0.6 0.6
2015
-0.31 -0.95 0.6 0.8 0.0 0.5 -0.1 -0.8 0.2 -1.6 -0.4 1.5 -0.2 -0.7
2014
+2.92 +2.25 -0.5 1.3 0.2 0.4 0.9 0.5 -0.4 1.0 -1.1 0.8 0.4 -0.6
2013
+3.86 +2.31 0.5 0.2 0.5 1.0 -0.9 -1.3 1.3 -1.0 1.7 1.2 0.3 0.2
2012
+6.18 +4.34 1.7 1.0 0.1 0.2 -1.8 1.2 0.8 0.7 0.9 -0.1 0.5 0.7
2011
+1.94 -1.09 0.3 0.6 0.2 1.4 0.1 -0.3 0.3 -1.0 -2.2 2.5 -0.3 0.4
2010
+6.55 +5.04 -0.1 0.6 1.4 0.7 -1.5 -0.1 2.1 0.0 2.1 1.1 -0.9 1.2
2009
+10.31 +7.29 -2.9 -2.6 2.6 2.9 2.4 0.1 2.7 1.4 2.0 -0.6 1.9 0.0
2008
-4.00 -3.98 0.1 0.4 -0.1 0.5 0.0 -1.7 0.0 0.2 -2.5 -4.9 0.7 3.4
2007
+7.51 +3.27 0.3 0.5 0.8 1.1 0.5 -0.1 0.1 0.8 1.8 1.5 0.1 -0.1
2006
+7.81 +5.15 1.4 0.1 0.3 0.8 -1.1 0.2 0.9 1.3 0.6 1.3 1.3 0.5
2005
+5.11 +1.71 -0.2 0.6 -0.8 0.3 1.1 0.8 0.5 0.9 0.5 -1.1 1.2 1.1
2004
+6.10 +2.67 0.7 1.0 0.4 -2.3 0.2 0.7 -0.3 1.3 0.7 0.9 1.1 1.4
2003
+12.15 +9.92 -0.3 0.4 0.1 2.4 2.3 0.5 -0.5 1.1 1.3 1.3 0.6 2.4
2002
+3.70 +1.19 0.2 0.8 0.3 1.0 0.3 -1.1 -1.3 1.4 -1.0 1.2 1.0 0.9
2001
+5.73 +4.06 2.2 -0.9 -0.6 1.4 0.6 0.0 0.8 0.3 -1.1 1.9 0.7 0.5
2000
+6.02 +2.50 -1.3 1.3 1.7 -1.0 -0.5 1.9 0.3 1.7 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 2.1
1999
+8.74 +5.90 0.5 -1.2 1.9 2.4 -1.4 1.2 -0.3 -0.1 0.6 1.4 1.2 2.2
1998
+7.78 +6.08 0.7 1.8 1.1 0.7 -0.5 0.1 0.0 -3.6 2.9 2.3 1.2 1.1
1997
+7.86 +6.06 0.5 0.5 -1.2 1.1 2.4 1.7 2.0 -1.4 2.2 -1.4 0.3 0.9
1996
+8.41 +4.87 1.4 -0.9 0.2 0.7 0.3 0.8 -0.5 0.9 1.9 1.3 2.3 -0.3
1995
+16.25 +13.38 0.8 1.2 0.7 2.0 2.9 0.6 1.1 0.7 1.2 0.3 1.9 1.7
1994
-2.09 -4.57 1.8 -1.9 -2.2 0.1 0.0 -0.4 1.4 0.9 -0.9 0.6 -1.2 0.0
1993
+14.56 +11.43 2.0 1.6 1.6 1.1 0.1 1.5 1.0 2.3 0.0 1.3 -1.1 2.5
1992
+6.45 +3.38 -0.7 0.1 -0.9 0.9 2.4 0.0 2.0 0.6 0.7 -1.1 0.5 1.7

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:

  • VTI - Vanguard Total Stock Market: simulated historical serie, up to December 2001
  • EFA - iShares MSCI EAFE: simulated historical serie, up to December 2001
  • EEM - iShares MSCI Emerging Markets: simulated historical serie, up to December 2003
  • VTV - Vanguard Value: simulated historical serie, up to December 2004
  • VOE - Vanguard Mid-Cap Value: simulated historical serie, up to December 2006
  • IJS - iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value: simulated historical serie, up to December 2000
  • SHY - iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond: simulated historical serie, up to December 2002
  • BSV - Vanguard Short-Term Bond: simulated historical serie, up to December 2007
  • BNDX - Vanguard Total International Bond: simulated historical serie, up to December 2013
  • BND - Vanguard Total Bond Market: simulated historical serie, up to December 2007
  • EMB - iShares JP Morgan USD Em Mkts Bd: simulated historical serie, up to December 2007
  • TIP - iShares TIPS Bond: simulated historical serie, up to December 2003

Portfolio efficiency

Is the Betterment Robo Advisor 20 Portfolio actually efficient, compared to other Lazy Portfolios?

Overall Ratings

The Betterment Robo Advisor 20 Portfolio is classified as Low Risk.

Very High Risk
Bond weight:
Less than 25%
High Risk
Bond weight:
25% - 49.99%
Medium Risk
Bond weight:
50% - 74.99%
Low Risk
Bond weight:
At least 75%
Low Risk
Portfolios
All
Portfolios
25 Years Ann. Return
(Inflation Adjusted)
+4.67%
(+2.20%)
Bad : 2 / 5
Bad : 1.3 / 5
Standard Deviation
over 25 Years
3.98%
Good : 3 / 5
Excellent : 4.8 / 5
Maximum Drawdown
over 25 Years
-9.97%
Average : 3 / 5
Excellent : 4.6 / 5
Easy to manage 12 ETFs
Poor : 1 / 5
Poor : 1 / 5
Rating assigned considering all the Low Risk Portfolios Rating assigned considering all the Portfolios in the database

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High Yield Bonds Income
+0.80 +6.91 -23.97 0 100 0
All Country World 20/80
+0.54 +6.10 -14.04 20 80 0
Stocks/Bonds 20/80
+1.00 +5.93 -12.54 20 80 0
US Inflation Protection
+1.31 +5.80 -11.79 0 100 0
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+0.89 +5.79 -12.91 20.4 79.6 0

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Last update: Jul 05 2022, 03:00PM Eastern Time.
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