Data Source: from January 1985 to October 2022 (~38 years)
Consolidated Returns as of 31 October 2022
Live Update: Nov 29 2022, 02:59PM Eastern Time
PORTFOLIO • LIVE PERFORMANCE (USD currency)
0.28%
1 Day
Nov 29 2022, 02:59PM Eastern Time
3.01%
Current Month
November 2022

The US Stocks Minimum Volatility Portfolio is a Very High Risk portfolio and can be implemented with 1 ETF.

It's exposed for 100% on the Stock Market.

In the last 30 Years, the US Stocks Minimum Volatility Portfolio obtained a 9.77% compound annual return, with a 13.59% standard deviation.

Asset Allocation and ETFs

The US Stocks Minimum Volatility Portfolio has the following asset allocation:

100% Stocks
0% Fixed Income
0% Commodities

The US Stocks Minimum Volatility Portfolio can be implemented with the following ETFs:

Weight Ticker ETF Name Investment Themes
100.00 %
USMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA Equity, U.S., Large Cap
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 as of Oct 31, 2022

The US Stocks Minimum Volatility Portfolio guaranteed the following returns.

Portfolio returns are calculated in USD, assuming:
  • No fees or capital gain taxes
  • the reinvestment of dividends
US STOCKS MINIMUM VOLATILITY PORTFOLIO RETURNS
Consolidated returns as of 31 October 2022
Live Update: Nov 29 2022, 02:59PM Eastern Time
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  Chg (%) Return (%)
Return (%) as of Oct 31, 2022
  1 Day Time ET(*) Nov 2022 1M 6M 1Y 5Y 10Y 30Y MAX
(~38Y)
US Stocks Minimum Volatility Portfolio -0.28 3.01 7.70 -2.27 -6.84 8.73 11.43 9.77 11.09
US Inflation Adjusted return 7.27 -5.19 -13.54 4.69 8.64 7.09 8.08
Components
USMV
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA
-0.28 02:59PM
Nov 29 2022
3.01 7.70 -2.27 -6.84 8.73 11.43 9.77 11.09
Returns over 1 year are annualized | Available data source: since Jan 1985
(*) Eastern Time (ET - America/New York)

US Inflation is updated to Oct 2022. Current inflation (annualized) is 1Y: 7.75% , 5Y: 3.85% , 10Y: 2.57% , 30Y: 2.51%

Portfolio Metrics as of Oct 31, 2022

Metrics of US Stocks Minimum Volatility Portfolio, updated as of 31 October 2022.

Portfolio metrics are calculated based on monthly returns, assuming:
  • No fees or capital gain taxes
  • the reinvestment of dividends
US STOCKS MINIMUM VOLATILITY PORTFOLIO
Portfolio Metrics
Data Source: 1 January 1985 - 31 October 2022 (~38 years)
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Metrics as of Oct 31, 2022
1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
(~38Y)
Portfolio
Return (%)
7.70 -3.07 -2.27 -6.84 5.45 8.73 11.43 9.88 9.77 11.09
US Inflation (%) 0.41 0.59 3.08 7.75 5.01 3.85 2.57 2.52 2.51 2.79
Infl. Adjusted
Return (%)
7.27 -3.64 -5.19 -13.54 0.42 4.69 8.64 7.18 7.09 8.08
Returns / Inflation rates over 1 year are annualized.
RISK INDICATORS
Standard Deviation (%) 17.77 17.05 14.66 11.93 12.97 13.59 14.31
Sharpe Ratio -0.42 0.30 0.53 0.91 0.68 0.56 0.50
Sortino Ratio -0.67 0.40 0.69 1.21 0.89 0.74 0.65
MAXIMUM DRAWDOWN
Drawdown Depth (%) -17.35 -19.06 -19.06 -19.06 -43.27 -43.27 -43.27
Start (yyyy mm) 2022 01 2020 02 2020 02 2020 02 2007 11 2007 11 2007 11
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2022 09 2020 03 2020 03 2020 03 2009 02 2009 02 2009 02
Start to Bottom (# months) 9 2 2 2 16 16 16
Start to Recovery (# months) in progress
> 10
10
10
10
40
40
40
ROLLING PERIOD RETURNS - Annualized
Best Return (%) 46.09 27.65 22.38 17.78 12.88 11.50
Worst Return (%) -35.94 -11.41 -3.50 -0.89 6.58 9.51
% Positive Periods 84% 88% 98% 99% 100% 100%
MONTHS
Positive 1 1 3 5 21 39 79 156 231 291
Negative 0 2 3 7 15 21 41 84 129 163
% Positive 100% 33% 50% 42% 58% 65% 66% 65% 64% 64%
WITHDRAWAL RATES (WR)
Safe WR (%) 36.73 24.21 16.37 9.03 8.53 11.55
Perpetual WR (%) 0.42 4.48 7.96 6.70 6.62 7.47
Terms and Definitions
  • Annualized Portfolio Return: it's the annualized geometric mean return of the portfolio
  • Standard Deviation: it's a measure of the dispersion of returns around the mean
  • Sharpe Ratio: it's a measure of risk-adjusted performance of the portfolio. It's calculated by dividing the excess return of the portfolio over the risk-free rate by the portfolio standard deviation. The risk-free rate here considered is the 1-3 Mth T-Bill return.
  • Sortino Ratio: another measure of risk-adjusted performance of the portfolio. It's a modification of the Sharpe Ratio (same formula but the denominator is the portfolio downside standard deviation).
  • Maximum Drawdown: a drawdown refers to the decline in value from a relative peak value to a relative trough. A maximum drawdown is the maximum observed loss from a peak to a trough of a portfolio before a new peak is attained.
  • Rolling Returns: returns over a time frame (best, worst, % of positive returns).
  • Pos./Neg. Months: number of months with positive/negative return.
  • Safe Withdrawal Rate (SWR): it's the percentage of the original portfolio balance that can be withdrawn at the end of each year with inflation adjustment, without the portfolio running out of money (dollar amount withdrawal).
  • Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (PWR): it's the percentage of portfolio balance that can be withdrawn at the end of each year, while retaining the inflation adjusted portfolio balance (percentage withdrawal).

Portfolio Dividends

In 2021, the US Stocks Minimum Volatility Portfolio granted a 1.52% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the US Stocks Minimum Volatility Portfolio: Dividend Yield page.

Capital Growth as of Oct 31, 2022

An investment of 1000$, since November 1992, now would be worth 16406.43$, with a total return of 1540.64% (9.77% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 7806.50$, with a net total return of 680.65% (7.09% annualized).
An investment of 1000$, since January 1985, now would be worth 53483.62$, with a total return of 5248.36% (11.09% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 18897.98$, with a net total return of 1789.80% (8.08% annualized).

Drawdowns

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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months
-43.27% Nov 2007 Feb 2009 16 Feb 2011 24 40
-35.36% Sep 2000 Sep 2002 25 Jul 2005 34 59
-19.06% Feb 2020 Mar 2020 2 Nov 2020 8 10
-17.35% Jan 2022 Sep 2022 9 in progress 1 10
-16.52% Jul 1998 Aug 1998 2 Nov 1998 3 5
-11.70% May 2011 Sep 2011 5 Dec 2011 3 8
-9.14% Jul 1999 Sep 1999 3 Dec 1999 3 6
-7.56% Oct 2018 Dec 2018 3 Feb 2019 2 5
-7.03% Feb 1994 Mar 1994 2 Oct 1994 7 9
-5.47% Aug 1997 Aug 1997 1 Dec 1997 4 5
-5.27% Aug 2016 Oct 2016 3 Feb 2017 4 7
-5.24% Jul 1996 Jul 1996 1 Sep 1996 2 3
-5.12% Aug 2015 Sep 2015 2 Oct 2015 1 3
-4.99% Sep 2021 Sep 2021 1 Oct 2021 1 2
-4.72% Jun 2007 Jul 2007 2 Sep 2007 2 4
-4.69% Mar 1997 Mar 1997 1 Apr 1997 1 2
-4.49% Feb 2018 Mar 2018 2 Jul 2018 4 6
-4.35% Jan 2000 Feb 2000 2 Mar 2000 1 3
-4.28% Feb 1999 Feb 1999 1 Apr 1999 2 3
-4.01% Nov 1994 Nov 1994 1 Feb 1995 3 4
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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months
-43.27% Nov 2007 Feb 2009 16 Feb 2011 24 40
-35.36% Sep 2000 Sep 2002 25 Jul 2005 34 59
-30.08% Sep 1987 Nov 1987 3 May 1989 18 21
-19.06% Feb 2020 Mar 2020 2 Nov 2020 8 10
-17.35% Jan 2022 Sep 2022 9 in progress 1 10
-16.52% Jul 1998 Aug 1998 2 Nov 1998 3 5
-14.10% Jun 1990 Oct 1990 5 Feb 1991 4 9
-11.70% May 2011 Sep 2011 5 Dec 2011 3 8
-9.14% Jul 1999 Sep 1999 3 Dec 1999 3 6
-8.39% Sep 1986 Sep 1986 1 Jan 1987 4 5
-7.56% Oct 2018 Dec 2018 3 Feb 2019 2 5
-7.03% Feb 1994 Mar 1994 2 Oct 1994 7 9
-6.61% Jan 1990 Jan 1990 1 May 1990 4 5
-5.81% Jul 1986 Jul 1986 1 Aug 1986 1 2
-5.47% Aug 1997 Aug 1997 1 Dec 1997 4 5
-5.27% Aug 2016 Oct 2016 3 Feb 2017 4 7
-5.24% Jul 1996 Jul 1996 1 Sep 1996 2 3
-5.12% Aug 2015 Sep 2015 2 Oct 2015 1 3
-4.99% Sep 2021 Sep 2021 1 Oct 2021 1 2
-4.72% Jun 2007 Jul 2007 2 Sep 2007 2 4

Rolling Returns ( more details)

US Stocks Minimum Volatility Portfolio: annualized rolling and average returns

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Rolling
Period
Return (*) Negative
Periods
Average (%) Best (%) Worst (%)
1 Year
11.97 46.09
Aug 1996 - Jul 1997
-35.94
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
15.80%
2 Years
11.34 36.04
Oct 1985 - Sep 1987
-20.82
Mar 2007 - Feb 2009
11.60%
3 Years
10.97 27.65
Apr 1995 - Mar 1998
-11.41
Mar 2006 - Feb 2009
12.17%
5 Years
10.80 22.38
Jul 1994 - Jun 1999
-3.50
Mar 2004 - Feb 2009
2.03%
7 Years
10.58 18.79
Oct 1990 - Sep 1997
-1.54
Mar 2002 - Feb 2009
0.54%
10 Years
10.32 17.78
Apr 1988 - Mar 1998
-0.89
Mar 1999 - Feb 2009
0.90%
15 Years
9.39 16.83
Jan 1985 - Dec 1999
5.48
Feb 1999 - Jan 2014
0.00%
20 Years
9.20 12.88
Jan 1985 - Dec 2004
6.58
Apr 2000 - Mar 2020
0.00%
30 Years
10.40 11.50
Jan 1985 - Dec 2014
9.51
Oct 1992 - Sep 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 US Stocks Minimum Volatility Portfolio: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality

In which months is it better to invest in US Stocks Minimum Volatility Portfolio?

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
Gain Frequency
0.55
60%
-2.52
20%
0.47
60%
2.08
80%
0.92
80%
0.63
60%
3.64
100%
1.22
80%
-2.30
40%
1.14
40%
2.75
80%
0.90
80%
 Capital Growth on monthly avg returns
100
100.55
98.02
98.48
100.53
101.46
102.10
105.81
107.10
104.64
105.83
108.74
109.72
Best 5.6
2019
3.8
2019
5.6
2021
9.4
2020
4.3
2020
5.0
2019
5.1
2022
3.1
2018
1.2
2018
7.7
2022
8.1
2020
6.8
2021
Worst -6.0
2022
-8.7
2020
-11.3
2020
-5.3
2022
-1.6
2019
-4.1
2022
1.7
2019
-3.2
2022
-7.1
2022
-4.0
2018
-2.1
2021
-6.7
2018
Monthly Seasonality over the period Nov 2017 - Oct 2022
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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Gain Frequency
0.41
50%
0.38
60%
1.35
70%
1.50
70%
0.80
80%
0.59
50%
2.80
90%
0.11
60%
-1.05
40%
1.98
60%
1.94
80%
0.79
80%
 Capital Growth on monthly avg returns
100
100.41
100.79
102.15
103.68
104.51
105.12
108.06
108.18
107.05
109.17
111.29
112.16
Best 5.6
2019
4.5
2017
5.9
2016
9.4
2020
4.3
2020
5.0
2019
5.1
2022
4.0
2014
2.5
2013
7.7
2022
8.1
2020
6.8
2021
Worst -6.0
2022
-8.7
2020
-11.3
2020
-5.3
2022
-2.3
2013
-4.1
2022
-1.4
2014
-4.5
2015
-7.1
2022
-4.0
2018
-2.1
2021
-6.7
2018
Monthly Seasonality over the period Nov 2012 - Oct 2022
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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Gain Frequency
1.07
63%
0.51
61%
1.44
71%
1.69
68%
1.50
71%
0.26
55%
1.38
61%
-0.18
58%
-0.69
45%
1.18
66%
1.65
70%
1.83
81%
 Capital Growth on monthly avg returns
100
101.07
101.59
103.05
104.79
106.36
106.64
108.11
107.91
107.17
108.44
110.23
112.25
Best 13.2
1987
7.5
1986
10.6
2000
9.4
2009
9.8
1990
5.0
2019
9.2
1989
7.4
1986
8.9
2010
10.9
2011
8.1
2020
11.4
1991
Worst -8.9
2009
-11.6
2009
-11.3
2020
-5.3
2022
-8.0
2010
-7.1
2008
-7.0
2002
-15.0
1998
-9.4
2002
-21.9
1987
-8.3
1987
-6.7
2018
Monthly Seasonality over the period Jan 1985 - Oct 2022

Monthly/Yearly Returns

US Stocks Minimum Volatility Portfolio data source starts from January 1985: let's focus on monthly and yearly returns.

We are providing two different views:
  • Histogram: it shows the distribution of the returns recorded so far
  • Plain Table: it shows the detailed monthly and yearly returns
MONTHLY RETURNS HISTOGRAM
Jan 1985 - Oct 2022
291 Positive Months (64%) - 163 Negative Months (36%)
MONTHLY RETURNS TABLE
Jan 1985 - Oct 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
-10.98 -16.72 -6.0 -3.1 5.6 -5.3 0.0 -4.1 5.1 -3.2 -7.1 7.7
2021
+20.84 +12.90 -2.7 -0.4 5.6 4.0 0.9 1.7 3.5 1.9 -5.0 5.5 -2.1 6.8
2020
+5.64 +4.22 2.3 -8.7 -11.3 9.4 4.3 -1.1 4.6 2.7 -1.7 -3.2 8.1 2.3
2019
+27.69 +24.83 5.6 3.8 2.7 2.2 -1.6 5.0 1.7 1.6 1.0 -0.2 1.4 1.8
2018
+1.36 -0.54 3.5 -4.2 -0.3 0.2 1.0 1.7 3.3 3.1 1.2 -4.0 3.2 -6.7
2017
+18.91 +16.46 1.3 4.5 0.1 1.4 2.0 -0.4 2.0 0.8 0.5 1.9 3.1 0.2
2016
+10.57 +8.32 -1.4 1.0 5.9 -0.4 1.6 4.5 1.5 -2.0 -0.6 -2.8 0.6 2.4
2015
+5.45 +4.69 -0.5 3.6 -0.7 -0.6 1.0 -2.2 4.0 -4.5 -0.6 6.0 -0.2 0.5
2014
+16.33 +15.45 -3.0 4.4 0.8 1.3 1.1 1.2 -1.4 4.0 -0.8 4.2 3.6 0.0
2013
+25.09 +23.24 5.0 2.8 5.0 2.8 -2.3 -0.4 3.7 -3.3 2.5 4.7 1.3 1.3
2012
+10.82 +8.93 1.3 2.1 2.6 1.3 -2.2 3.6 1.9 -0.2 1.6 -1.1 0.3 -0.9
2011
+12.70 +9.46 3.2 4.3 0.9 3.7 -0.3 -0.8 -1.1 -4.4 -5.6 10.9 0.4 1.8
2010
+14.52 +12.83 -3.7 3.1 6.1 1.5 -8.0 -5.2 6.8 -4.6 8.9 3.8 0.0 6.7
2009
+18.18 +15.05 -8.9 -11.6 7.6 9.4 5.3 -0.8 7.1 3.2 3.1 -2.6 5.9 1.4
2008
-25.77 -25.84 -5.1 -1.6 0.1 5.6 2.4 -7.1 0.1 2.4 -7.8 -13.9 -4.9 2.1
2007
+4.15 +0.07 1.4 -2.0 1.1 4.4 3.3 -1.6 -3.2 1.2 3.8 1.3 -4.0 -1.2
2006
+14.77 +11.92 2.3 0.5 1.6 1.2 -3.1 0.2 0.4 2.1 2.6 3.1 1.9 1.3
2005
+6.45 +2.94 -2.1 2.2 -1.7 -1.7 3.4 0.3 3.9 -0.8 0.9 -2.2 4.5 -0.1
2004
+14.34 +10.74 2.3 1.7 -1.0 -1.6 2.0 2.1 -2.9 0.5 1.3 1.6 4.6 3.2
2003
+19.79 +17.58 -3.2 -2.1 -0.5 7.9 5.0 0.5 1.2 1.5 -1.8 5.0 0.6 4.8
2002
-15.44 -17.40 -0.5 -1.3 3.8 -5.2 -0.1 -6.7 -7.0 1.3 -9.4 8.4 6.4 -4.7
2001
-7.96 -9.36 4.8 -9.2 -5.2 8.8 -0.2 -2.0 -0.7 -5.5 -7.6 1.6 7.9 0.9
2000
+2.67 -0.69 -3.9 -0.4 10.6 -2.4 -0.5 2.9 -0.5 7.1 -4.2 0.5 -5.8 0.6
1999
+7.63 +4.82 2.5 -4.3 3.2 2.9 -3.4 4.8 -4.3 -1.6 -3.5 5.9 0.8 5.3
1998
+22.82 +20.87 0.8 6.5 4.5 0.9 -2.6 3.9 -1.8 -15.0 6.1 8.0 5.4 6.4
1997
+30.20 +28.03 5.9 0.7 -4.7 6.0 6.1 3.9 7.8 -5.5 4.7 -2.7 3.7 1.7
1996
+14.96 +11.26 2.9 -0.3 1.1 0.5 1.7 0.3 -5.2 1.4 5.3 2.8 7.2 -3.1
1995
+36.61 +33.23 3.2 4.0 2.7 2.9 3.9 1.9 3.1 0.4 4.2 -0.4 4.4 1.5
1994
+0.13 -2.48 3.5 -2.9 -4.2 1.1 1.6 -2.3 3.2 3.8 -2.6 2.8 -4.0 0.7
1993
+11.82 +8.83 1.0 1.5 2.3 -2.3 2.8 0.4 -0.3 3.9 -0.6 2.2 -0.8 1.4
1992
+6.42 +3.42 -2.0 1.2 -2.0 2.8 0.4 -1.6 4.0 -2.2 1.1 0.3 3.4 1.1
1991
+28.86 +25.03 4.2 7.0 2.3 0.1 4.2 -4.7 4.6 2.3 -1.8 1.2 -4.1 11.4
1990
-2.01 -7.64 -6.6 1.4 2.7 -2.4 9.8 -0.6 -0.2 -8.9 -4.7 -0.3 6.5 2.8
1989
+35.71 +29.68 7.7 -2.1 2.6 5.5 4.3 -0.3 9.2 2.1 -0.1 -2.0 2.3 2.6
1988
+15.74 +10.84 4.1 4.6 -3.1 1.0 0.8 4.5 -0.4 -3.5 4.2 2.7 -1.5 1.7
1987
+3.77 -0.64 13.2 3.9 2.8 -1.1 1.0 5.0 4.9 3.8 -2.4 -21.9 -8.3 7.5
1986
+17.36 +16.09 0.4 7.5 5.4 -1.4 5.4 1.6 -5.8 7.4 -8.4 5.6 2.5 -2.7
1985
+32.55 +27.70 7.7 1.5 0.1 -0.2 6.1 1.5 -0.1 -0.6 -3.0 4.5 7.0 4.7

Portofolio Returns, up to December 2011, 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:

  • USMV - iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA: simulated historical serie, up to December 2011

Portfolio efficiency

Compared to the US Stocks Minimum Volatility Portfolio, no other portfolio in our database granted a higher return over 30 Years and a less severe drawdown at the same time.

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5 Years Stats (%)
% Allocation
Portfolio Return Dev.Std Drawdown Stocks Bonds Comm
Cape US Sector Value
Robert Shiller
+11.72 18.53 -21.00 100 0 0
US Stocks
+9.80 18.65 -24.81 100 0 0
US Stocks Equal Weight
+9.63 19.84 -26.65 100 0 0
US Stocks Momentum
+9.29 18.82 -30.16 100 0 0
US Stocks Minimum Volatility
+8.73 14.66 -19.06 100 0 0
US Stocks Value
+8.19 18.53 -26.06 100 0 0
US Stocks ESG
+7.41 18.72 -27.79 100 0 0

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Portfolio Return Dev.Std Drawdown Stocks Bonds Comm
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+13.06 23.81 -81.08 100 0 0
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+12.44 15.06 -53.85 100 0 0
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