Last Update: 31 March 2020

The best performing Asset Class in the last 10 years is US Large Caps, that granded a +10.43% annualized return.

The worst is Commodities, with a -6.84% annualized return in the last 10 years.

Asset Classes can be easily replicated by ETFs. Some of them are the main components of the most efficient Lazy Portfolios.

Asset Class Historical Returns

Asset Class Returns, for last 1,3,6 Months and 1,3,5,10 years.

Columns are sortable, Asset Classes are pre-ordered by 10 year return.

ASSET CLASSES - HISTORICAL RETURNS (%)
Last Update: 31 March 2020
ETF 1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y(*) 5Y(*) 10Y(*) ▾
US Large Caps (SPY) -12.46 -19.43 -12.19 -6.86 +5.05 +6.66 +10.43
Long Term Treasuries (TLT) +6.38 +22.15 +16.46 +33.38 +13.75 +7.39 +9.39
US REITs (VNQ) -19.42 -24.16 -23.73 -16.73 -1.49 +0.47 +7.87
US Small Caps (IWM) -21.48 -30.65 -23.80 -24.14 -4.67 -0.27 +6.90
World Developed (VT) -14.76 -22.15 -15.09 -12.01 +1.10 +2.78 +5.97
Investment Grade Bonds (LQD) -6.31 -2.97 -1.56 +7.25 +5.05 +3.72 +5.38
High Yield Bonds (HYG) -10.03 -11.61 -9.41 -6.26 +0.81 +2.05 +4.74
Preferred Stocks (PFF) -11.90 -14.93 -13.31 -8.52 -1.09 +0.92 +4.15
Emerging Market Bonds (EMB) -14.97 -15.00 -12.82 -8.08 -0.53 +1.89 +4.07
US Total Bond Market (BND) -1.43 +2.20 +2.40 +8.01 +4.52 +3.14 +3.66
TIPS (TIP) -1.76 +1.27 +1.88 +6.27 +3.19 +2.45 +3.31
Gold (GLD) -0.22 +3.60 +6.61 +21.34 +7.64 +5.43 +3.11
Pacific (VPL) -11.15 -20.70 -15.18 -13.91 -1.79 +0.58 +3.08
Europe (VGK) -16.65 -25.65 -18.27 -16.30 -2.48 -1.19 +2.65
EAFE Stocks (EFA) -14.11 -23.01 -17.10 -14.86 -2.08 -0.73 +2.57
US Cash (BIL) +0.20 +0.44 +0.83 +1.94 +1.61 +0.98 +0.46
Emerging Markets (EEM) -15.77 -23.94 -14.72 -18.18 -2.42 -1.00 -0.03
Commodities (DBC) -17.34 -29.47 -24.00 -28.11 -8.69 -7.47 -6.84
Stocks Bonds Commodities
(*) annualized

Asset Class Yearly Returns

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ASSET CLASSES - YEARLY RETURNS (%)
Last Update: 31 March 2020
ETF 2017 2018 2019 2020(*)
US Large Caps (SPY) +21.70 -4.56 +31.22 -19.43
Long Term Treasuries (TLT) +9.18 -1.61 +14.12 +22.15
US REITs (VNQ) +4.91 -6.02 +28.87 -24.16
US Small Caps (IWM) +14.59 -11.11 +25.39 -30.65
World Developed (VT) +24.49 -9.76 +26.82 -22.15
Investment Grade Bonds (LQD) +7.06 -3.79 +17.37 -2.97
High Yield Bonds (HYG) +6.07 -2.03 +14.09 -11.61
Preferred Stocks (PFF) +8.10 -4.63 +15.92 -14.93
Emerging Market Bonds (EMB) +10.28 -5.47 +15.48 -15.00
US Total Bond Market (BND) +3.57 -0.12 +8.83 +2.20
TIPS (TIP) +2.92 -1.42 +8.35 +1.27
Gold (GLD) +12.81 -1.94 +17.86 +3.60
Pacific (VPL) +28.86 -14.40 +18.16 -20.70
Europe (VGK) +26.99 -14.91 +24.86 -25.65
EAFE Stocks (EFA) +25.10 -13.81 +22.03 -23.01
US Cash (BIL) +0.69 +1.74 +2.03 +0.44
Emerging Markets (EEM) +37.28 -15.31 +18.20 -23.94
Commodities (DBC) +4.86 -11.62 +11.84 -29.47
Stocks Bonds Commodities
(*)YTD - 31 March 2020

Asset Class Drawdowns

Asset Class Maximum Drawdowns, in last 3,5,10 years.

The following table represents Asset Class total returns and maximum drawdown in the same period. Columns are sortable.

ASSET CLASSES - TOTAL RETURNS vs DRAWDOWNS (%)
Return: Total Return (%) - DD: Maximum Drawdown (%)
Last Update: 31 March 2020
3Y
5Y
10Y
ETF Return DD Return DD Return DD
US Large Caps (SPY) +15.94 -19.43 +38.06 -19.43 +169.66 -19.43
Long Term Treasuries (TLT) +47.19 -8.68 +42.81 -15.07 +145.45 -18.03
US REITs (VNQ) -4.40 -25.08 +2.35 -25.08 +113.31 -25.08
US Small Caps (IWM) -13.37 -32.29 -1.34 -32.29 +94.92 -32.29
World Developed (VT) +3.34 -22.15 +14.72 -22.15 +78.51 -22.15
Investment Grade Bonds (LQD) +15.94 -6.31 +20.04 -6.31 +68.96 -6.38
High Yield Bonds (HYG) +2.44 -11.61 +10.70 -11.61 +58.88 -11.61
Preferred Stocks (PFF) -3.22 -16.19 +4.66 -16.19 +50.11 -16.19
Emerging Market Bonds (EMB) -1.58 -16.03 +9.81 -16.03 +49.00 -16.03
US Total Bond Market (BND) +14.19 -2.65 +16.74 -3.68 +43.30 -4.01
TIPS (TIP) +9.88 -2.48 +12.89 -3.76 +38.54 -9.25
Gold (GLD) +24.71 -11.67 +30.26 -15.02 +35.89 -42.90
Pacific (VPL) -5.26 -23.42 +2.92 -23.42 +35.40 -23.42
Europe (VGK) -7.26 -25.66 -5.82 -25.66 +29.92 -27.75
EAFE Stocks (EFA) -6.12 -23.02 -3.61 -23.02 +28.91 -23.23
US Cash (BIL) +4.90 0.00 +4.98 -0.10 +4.69 -0.38
Emerging Markets (EEM) -7.10 -29.72 -4.90 -29.72 -0.25 -32.70
Commodities (DBC) -23.86 -35.77 -32.16 -36.66 -50.76 -63.68
Stocks Bonds Commodities
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