Data Source: from January 1996 to September 2021

Last Update: 30 September 2021

The Betterment Robo Advisor 90 Portfolio is exposed for 90.1% on the Stock Market.

It's a Very High Risk portfolio and it can be replicated with 11 ETFs.

In the last 10 years, the portfolio obtained a 11.57% compound annual return, with a 12.50% standard deviation.

In the last 25 years, a 8.37% compound annual return, with a 14.69% standard deviation.

In 2020, the portfolio granted a 1.94% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Betterment Robo Advisor 90 Portfolio: Dividend Yield page.

Asset Allocation and ETFs

The Betterment Robo Advisor 90 Portfolio has the following asset allocation:

90.1% Stocks
9.9% Fixed Income
0% Commodities

The Betterment Robo Advisor 90 Portfolio can be replicated with the following ETFs:

Weight Ticker ETF Name Investment Themes
30.90 % VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market Equity, U.S., Large Cap
24.60 % VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets Equity, EAFE, Large Cap
14.00 % EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Equity, Emerging Markets, Large Cap
8.20 % VTV Vanguard Value Equity, U.S., Large Cap, Value
6.70 % VOE Vanguard Mid-Cap Value Equity, U.S., Mid Cap
5.70 % IJS iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value Equity, U.S., Small Cap, Value
3.50 % BND Vanguard Total Bond Market Bond, U.S., All-Term
2.90 % BNDX Vanguard Total International Bond Bond, Developed Markets, All-Term
1.70 % EMB iShares JP Morgan USD Em Mkts Bd Bond, Emerging Markets, All-Term
1.20 % TIP iShares TIPS Bond Bond, U.S., All-Term
0.60 % 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 Betterment Robo Advisor 90 Portfolio guaranteed the following returns.

BETTERMENT ROBO ADVISOR 90 PORTFOLIO RETURNS (%)
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1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y(*) 5Y(*) 10Y(*) 20Y(*) 25Y(*)
Betterment Robo Advisor 90 Portfolio -3.56 -1.92 +3.66 +27.30 +10.63 +11.50 +11.57 +9.13 +8.37
Components
VTI
Vanguard Total Stock Market
-4.46 -0.03 +8.10 +32.16 +16.05 +16.88 +16.60 +10.07 +9.79
VEA
Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets
-3.38 -1.62 +4.04 +26.63 +8.23 +9.20 +8.70 +6.84 +5.42
EEM
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets
-3.87 -8.65 -5.14 +15.96 +7.76 +8.29 +5.81 +10.20 +6.12
VTV
Vanguard Value
-3.94 -0.95 +4.14 +32.59 +9.86 +12.14 +14.05 +8.41 +8.67
VOE
Vanguard Mid-Cap Value
-3.79 -0.23 +4.44 +40.42 +9.85 +10.81 +14.13 +10.63 +10.68
IJS
iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value
-1.46 -4.03 +0.66 +66.24 +8.16 +11.74 +14.78 +10.60 +10.64
BND
Vanguard Total Bond Market
-1.01 -0.05 +1.88 -1.04 +5.36 +2.88 +2.88 +4.09 +4.86
BNDX
Vanguard Total International Bond
-1.08 -0.03 +0.15 -1.08 +3.98 +2.63 +4.08 +5.06 +5.33
EMB
iShares JP Morgan USD Em Mkts Bd
-2.64 -1.22 +3.01 +3.20 +5.43 +3.36 +5.14 +8.56 +9.45
TIP
iShares TIPS Bond
-0.78 +1.71 +4.97 +4.88 +7.23 +4.13 +2.97 +4.99 +5.88
BIL
SPDR Blmbg Barclays 1-3 Mth T-Bill
+0.01 -0.01 -0.04 -0.06 +0.96 +0.96 +0.45 +1.15 +1.92
(*) 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 Betterment Robo Advisor 90 Portfolio: Dividend Yield page.

Historical Returns

Betterment Robo Advisor 90 Portfolio - Historical returns and stats.

BETTERMENT ROBO ADVISOR 90 PORTFOLIO
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Period Returns
Sep 2021
Standard
Deviation *
Max
Drawdown
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
-3.56%
-3.56%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
0 - 1
3M
-1.92%
-3.56%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
1 - 2
6M
+3.66%
-3.56%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
4 - 2
YTD
+10.40%
-3.56%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
7 - 2
1Y
+27.30%
12.31%
-3.56%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
9 - 3
3Y
+10.63%
annualized
17.14%
-22.15%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
24 - 12
5Y
+11.50%
annualized
13.81%
-22.15%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
43 - 17
10Y
+11.57%
annualized
12.50%
-22.15%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
81 - 39
20Y
+9.13%
annualized
14.47%
-50.07%
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
154 - 86
25Y
+8.37%
annualized
14.69%
-50.07%
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
187 - 113
MAX
01 Jan 1996
+8.51%
annualized
14.54%
-50.07%
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
194 - 115
* Annualized St.Dev. of monthly returns

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+9.32% -45.53% 90 10 0 Compare
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+9.18% -52.62% 80 20 0 Compare
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Capital Growth

Time Range:

Drawdowns

Time Range:

Rolling Returns ( more details)

Betterment Robo Advisor 90 Portfolio: annualized rolling and average returns

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Return (*) Negative
Periods
Rolling Period Average Best Worst
1 Year
+9.57% +58.27%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2010
-42.94%
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
25.84%
2 Years
+8.33% +38.42%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2011
-24.07%
Mar 2007 - Feb 2009
18.53%
3 Years
+7.89% +26.29%
Apr 2003 - Mar 2006
-12.87%
Mar 2006 - Feb 2009
16.06%
5 Years
+7.47% +20.84%
Oct 2002 - Sep 2007
-2.57%
Mar 2004 - Feb 2009
4.00%
7 Years
+7.51% +13.43%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2016
+1.15%
Mar 2002 - Feb 2009
0.00%
10 Years
+7.61% +13.18%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2019
+1.70%
Mar 1999 - Feb 2009
0.00%
15 Years
+7.50% +10.68%
Feb 2003 - Jan 2018
+5.71%
Feb 2001 - Jan 2016
0.00%
20 Years
+7.32% +9.13%
Oct 2001 - Sep 2021
+5.16%
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 Betterment Robo Advisor 90 Portfolio: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality and Yearly/Monthly Returns

Betterment Robo Advisor 90 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 %
0.10
54%
0.28
62%
1.02
65%
2.53
81%
0.21
58%
0.32
54%
0.66
50%
-0.55
62%
-0.09
58%
1.00
64%
1.97
76%
1.93
72%
Best
Year
8.0
2019
7.0
1998
8.8
2009
11.6
2009
8.3
2009
6.2
2019
8.8
2009
4.7
2020
8.7
2010
10.6
2011
11.4
2020
7.5
1999
Worst
Year
-9.7
2009
-9.4
2009
-14.6
2020
-3.9
2000
-8.1
2010
-7.9
2008
-8.7
2002
-14.8
1998
-9.6
2001
-18.2
2008
-6.5
2008
-6.9
2018
Statistics calculated for the period Jan 1996 - Sep 2021

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

Monthly Returns of Betterment Robo Advisor 90 Portfolio

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Months
Year Return Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2021
+10.40% 0.4 3.1 3.0 3.3 1.9 0.4 -0.3 2.0 -3.6
2020
+12.42% -2.1 -6.9 -14.6 9.4 4.2 2.7 4.6 4.7 -2.3 -1.3 11.4 4.9
2019
+23.85% 8.0 2.2 0.7 3.1 -5.8 6.2 -0.1 -2.2 2.4 2.3 2.2 3.4
2018
-9.42% 4.6 -4.3 -0.7 0.1 0.5 -0.7 2.9 0.6 0.0 -7.2 1.9 -6.9
2017
+21.88% 2.5 2.3 1.2 1.3 1.5 0.9 2.5 0.3 2.2 1.9 1.8 1.7
2016
+10.80% -4.9 -0.5 7.5 1.2 0.1 0.6 3.9 0.5 0.9 -2.0 1.8 1.7
2015
-2.80% -1.4 5.0 -0.9 2.1 -0.1 -2.1 0.1 -6.0 -3.0 6.4 -0.1 -2.3
2014
+4.90% -4.0 4.5 1.0 0.6 1.9 2.0 -1.6 2.7 -3.5 1.9 1.1 -1.2
2013
+22.35% 3.8 0.2 2.4 2.4 -0.2 -2.2 4.6 -2.5 5.0 3.7 1.8 1.8
2012
+16.43% 5.7 4.0 1.1 -1.2 -7.5 4.6 0.6 2.3 2.8 -0.5 1.3 2.9
2011
-4.58% 1.0 2.9 0.6 3.4 -1.6 -1.5 -2.0 -6.5 -9.2 10.6 -0.9 -0.1
2010
+14.53% -3.9 2.3 6.1 0.9 -8.1 -3.7 7.9 -3.7 8.7 3.4 -1.5 6.8
2009
+31.75% -9.7 -9.4 8.8 11.6 8.3 -0.7 8.8 3.1 5.0 -2.9 5.2 2.4
2008
-35.20% -5.7 -1.5 -0.8 4.9 1.7 -7.9 -1.7 -0.7 -9.3 -18.2 -6.5 5.5
2007
+9.10% 1.3 -0.9 2.0 3.4 3.2 -0.6 -2.6 0.7 4.8 3.8 -4.6 -1.3
2006
+20.04% 5.6 -0.5 2.3 2.8 -4.2 0.0 0.6 2.2 1.0 3.9 3.0 2.2
2005
+12.34% -1.8 3.7 -2.7 -1.8 2.6 1.7 4.1 0.6 2.9 -3.1 3.6 2.4
2004
+17.30% 2.0 2.2 0.0 -3.7 1.1 2.2 -3.0 1.0 2.8 2.2 6.0 3.6
2003
+35.45% -2.4 -2.0 -0.6 8.2 6.3 2.2 2.7 3.0 0.4 6.3 1.8 5.5
2002
-13.60% -1.2 0.1 4.4 -1.3 -0.3 -5.5 -8.7 0.8 -9.3 5.6 5.3 -3.2
2001
-8.35% 3.7 -6.6 -5.8 6.9 0.2 -2.0 -2.0 -3.1 -9.6 2.9 5.7 2.7
2000
-6.41% -4.6 1.5 4.5 -3.9 -2.4 2.8 -1.7 4.2 -3.2 -1.7 -5.8 4.4
1999
+27.16% 1.0 -2.3 4.7 6.9 -2.4 4.7 -1.3 -0.7 -1.0 4.1 3.7 7.5
1998
+10.74% -0.2 7.0 3.9 0.6 -3.0 0.0 -1.5 -14.8 4.1 8.0 5.0 3.3
1997
+14.35% 2.2 1.0 -2.9 2.0 6.4 4.1 4.6 -5.0 5.1 -5.7 1.2 1.5
1996
+15.14% 2.8 0.4 1.5 2.5 1.1 -0.2 -4.4 2.3 3.5 0.6 5.0 -0.8

* 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:

  • VTI - Vanguard Total Stock Market: simulated historical serie, up to December 2001
  • VEA - Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets: simulated historical serie, up to December 2007
  • 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
  • BND - Vanguard Total Bond Market: simulated historical serie, up to December 2007
  • BNDX - Vanguard Total International Bond: simulated historical serie, up to December 2013
  • 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
  • BIL - SPDR Blmbg Barclays 1-3 Mth T-Bill: simulated historical serie, up to December 2007
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