Period: 01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 (12 months).

The best ETF Portfolio of 2012 is:
Roger Gibson Talmud Portfolio 2x Leveraged, with a +24.83% return.

The best Investment Theme of 2012 is:
Turkey, with a +65.63% return.

Making investment decisions based only on past returns, not to mention short-term returns, is not recommended.

2012 - ETF Portfolio Returns

The following table represents Lazy ETF Portfolio 2012 YTD returns and stats. Columns are sortable, and portfolio risk filters can be used.

LAZY ETF PORTFOLIOS - 2012 RETURNS AND STATS
Period: 01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012
Risk Filter:
ETF Portfolio Return ▾ Drawdown Months
Pos - Neg
Talmud Portfolio 2x Leveraged
Roger Gibson
+24.83% -5.45% 10 - 2
European Stocks
+21.57% -14.17% 10 - 2
Stocks/Bonds 60/40 2x Leveraged
+21.30% -5.28% 10 - 2
Emerging Markets Stocks
+19.10% -14.96% 7 - 5
Developed World ex-US Stocks
+18.56% -13.28% 10 - 2
Ultimate Buy and Hold Strategy
Paul Merriman
+18.52% -9.57% 9 - 3
US Stocks Momentum
+18.18% -5.63% 10 - 2
Technology
+18.12% -8.13% 8 - 4
Developed World ex-US Stocks Momentum
+17.94% -8.24% 11 - 1
Robo Advisor 100
Betterment
+17.46% -9.49% 9 - 3
US Stocks ESG
+17.37% -9.30% 10 - 2
Equal Weight US Portfolio
+17.16% -7.69% 9 - 3
All Country World Stocks
+17.12% -10.01% 9 - 3
Developed World ex-US 80/20
+16.75% -10.50% 10 - 2
Golden Butterfly 2x Leveraged
+16.51% -5.63% 9 - 3
US Stocks
+16.45% -6.82% 9 - 3
Robo Advisor 90
Betterment
+16.43% -8.60% 9 - 3
Stocks/Bonds 40/60 2x Leveraged
+16.43% -2.46% 9 - 3
Mid-Twenties
Burton Malkiel
+16.07% -7.38% 9 - 3
Second Grader's Starter
Paul Farrell
+15.86% -7.88% 9 - 3
Late Thirties to Early Forties
Burton Malkiel
+15.81% -7.03% 9 - 3
Robo Advisor 80
Betterment
+15.60% -7.58% 9 - 3
Mid-Fifties
Burton Malkiel
+15.47% -6.25% 9 - 3
Edge Select Aggressive
Merrill Lynch
+15.28% -7.41% 9 - 3
All Country World 80/20
+15.19% -7.89% 9 - 3
Vanguard LifeStrategy Growth Fund
Vanguard
+14.96% -7.23% 9 - 3
Developed World ex-US 60/40
+14.95% -7.61% 10 - 2
Four Funds
Bogleheads
+14.85% -6.92% 9 - 3
Warren Buffett Portfolio
Warren Buffett
+14.59% -6.10% 9 - 3
Developed World ex-US 60/40 Momentum
+14.58% -4.84% 11 - 1
Stocks/Bonds 60/40 with Bitcoin
+14.56% -3.39% 10 - 2
Three Funds
Bogleheads
+14.53% -7.09% 9 - 3
Core Four
Rick Ferri
+14.47% -6.30% 9 - 3
Late Sixties and Beyond
Burton Malkiel
+14.20% -5.09% 10 - 2
Desert Portfolio 2x Leveraged
Gyroscopic Investing
+14.13% -2.65% 9 - 3
Gone Fishin' Portfolio
Alexander Green
+13.95% -6.38% 9 - 3
Margaritaville
Scott Burns
+13.94% -5.67% 9 - 3
Stocks/Bonds 60/40 ESG
+13.87% -5.06% 10 - 2
Stocks/Bonds 80/20
+13.79% -5.21% 9 - 3
Family Taxable Portfolio
Ted Aronson
+13.70% -5.12% 9 - 3
Edge Select Moderately Aggressive
Merrill Lynch
+13.59% -5.96% 9 - 3
Yale Endowment
David Swensen
+13.55% -3.62% 10 - 2
Lazy Portfolio
David Swensen
+13.49% -4.74% 10 - 2
Perfect Portfolio
Ben Stein
+13.40% -7.48% 9 - 3
Jane Bryant Quinn Portfolio
Jane Bryant Quinn
+13.33% -5.01% 9 - 3
All Country World 60/40
+13.25% -5.70% 9 - 3
Robust
Alpha Architect
+13.25% -5.92% 10 - 2
Robo Advisor 50
Betterment
+13.19% -4.36% 9 - 3
Developed World ex-US 40/60
+13.14% -4.63% 10 - 2
Simple Path to Wealth
JL Collins
+13.13% -4.80% 9 - 3
Simplified Permanent Portfolio 2x Leveraged
+13.11% -4.01% 7 - 5
Aggressive Global Income
+12.95% -7.73% 8 - 4
No Brainer Portfolio
Bill Bernstein
+12.91% -6.94% 9 - 3
Developed World ex-US 40/60 Momentum
+12.90% -3.09% 11 - 1
Dynamic 60/40 Income
+12.84% -3.09% 10 - 2
Dynamic 40/60 Income
+12.70% -2.72% 11 - 1
High Yield Bonds Income
+12.61% -1.87% 10 - 2
Pinwheel
+12.60% -5.90% 9 - 3
Vanguard LifeStrategy Moderate Growth
Vanguard
+12.49% -5.08% 9 - 3
Talmud Portfolio
Roger Gibson
+12.41% -3.41% 10 - 2
Ideal Index
Frank Armstrong
+12.36% -6.57% 9 - 3
Dimensional 2030 Retirement Income
DFA
+12.36% -4.05% 9 - 3
All Weather Portfolio 2x Leveraged
Ray Dalio
+12.34% -3.39% 9 - 3
Golden Butterfly with Bitcoin
+12.33% -2.22% 9 - 3
Five Asset
Roger Gibson
+12.31% -6.55% 10 - 2
Global Market Portfolio
Credit Suisse
+12.25% -2.32% 9 - 3
Ultimate Buy&Hold
FundAdvice
+12.20% -5.29% 9 - 3
Stocks/Bonds 60/40 Momentum
+12.17% -3.23% 9 - 3
Stocks/Bonds 40/60 ESG
+12.12% -2.80% 10 - 2
Stocks/Bonds 40/60 with Bitcoin
+11.90% -1.96% 10 - 2
Andrew Tobias Portfolio
Andrew Tobias
+11.85% -6.75% 9 - 3
Edge Select Moderate
Merrill Lynch
+11.74% -4.35% 9 - 3
Simple Money Portfolio
Tim Maurer
+11.70% -5.80% 9 - 3
Coward's Portfolio
Bill Bernstein
+11.64% -4.88% 9 - 3
Coffee House
Bill Schultheis
+11.51% -3.93% 10 - 2
Couch Potato
Scott Burns
+11.42% -2.32% 10 - 2
Developed World ex-US 20/80
+11.34% -1.93% 11 - 1
All Country World 40/60
+11.32% -3.61% 10 - 2
GAA Global Asset Allocation
Mebane Faber
+11.31% -3.02% 9 - 3
Marc Faber Portfolio
Marc Faber
+11.20% -4.70% 10 - 2
Stocks/Bonds 60/40
+11.13% -3.54% 10 - 2
Ivy Portfolio
Mebane Faber
+11.11% -6.84% 10 - 2
Big Rocks Portfolio
Larry Swedroe
+10.73% -5.29% 9 - 3
Sandwich Portfolio
Bob Clyatt
+10.59% -4.32% 10 - 2
Rob Arnott Portfolio
Rob Arnott
+10.55% -2.17% 9 - 3
All Weather Portfolio with Bitcoin
Ray Dalio
+10.28% -1.68% 9 - 3
Desert Portfolio with Bitcoin
Gyroscopic Investing
+10.19% -1.94% 10 - 2
Vanguard LifeStrategy Conservative Growth
Vanguard
+10.01% -3.02% 10 - 2
Edge Select Moderately Conservative
Merrill Lynch
+9.99% -2.86% 10 - 2
Permanent Portfolio with Bitcoin
Harry Browne
+9.90% -1.72% 7 - 5
Total Bond Developed World ex-US
+9.54% 0.00% 12 - 0
All Country World 20/80
+9.39% -1.73% 10 - 2
Stocks/Bonds 40/60 Momentum
+9.16% -1.92% 9 - 3
Lifepath Fund
iShares
+9.09% -2.74% 10 - 2
7Twelve Portfolio
Craig Israelsen
+9.05% -5.96% 9 - 3
Golden Butterfly
+8.84% -2.43% 10 - 2
Stocks/Bonds 40/60
+8.47% -2.11% 10 - 2
Simplified Permanent Portfolio
+7.59% -1.89% 7 - 5
Vanguard LifeStrategy Income Fund
Vanguard
+7.54% -1.14% 10 - 2
All Country World Bonds
+7.45% -0.22% 10 - 2
Dimensional Retirement Income Fund
DFA
+7.36% -1.03% 10 - 2
Larry Portfolio
Larry Swedroe
+7.27% -2.25% 9 - 3
Paul Boyer Portfolio
Paul Boyer
+6.80% -2.93% 8 - 4
Edge Select Conservative
Merrill Lynch
+6.74% -1.52% 10 - 2
All Weather Portfolio
Ray Dalio
+6.72% -1.36% 8 - 4
Desert Portfolio
Gyroscopic Investing
+6.71% -2.16% 9 - 3
Gold
+6.60% -10.45% 5 - 7
Permanent Portfolio
Harry Browne
+6.41% -1.83% 7 - 5
US Inflation Protection
+6.39% -1.43% 7 - 5
Robo Advisor 20
Betterment
+6.18% -1.76% 10 - 2
Stocks/Bonds 20/80
+5.82% -0.62% 9 - 3
Conservative Income
Charles Schwab
+4.58% -0.18% 10 - 2
10-year Treasury
+3.66% -2.67% 5 - 7
Robo Advisor 10
Betterment
+3.35% -0.85% 10 - 2
Total Bond US
+3.16% -0.88% 9 - 3
Robo Advisor 0
Betterment
+0.55% -0.21% 7 - 5
Short Term Treasury
+0.28% -0.22% 8 - 4

2012 - Best Investment Themes

Portfolios can be specialized with particular Investment Themes.

In the following table, the best (and worst) Investment Themes 2012 YTD returns. Columns are sortable.

Check all the Investment Themes

INVESTMENT THEMES - 2012 RETURNS AND STATS
Period: 01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012
ETF Investment Theme Return ▾ Drawdown Months
Pos - Neg
TUR Turkey +65.63% -12.87% 10 - 2
EPHE Philippines +47.93% -5.09% 10 - 2
EGPT Egypt +44.69% -20.21% 7 - 5
EPOL Poland +41.63% -20.44% 7 - 5
THD Thailand +40.23% -12.05% 9 - 3
EWK Belgium +35.31% -11.35% 9 - 3
EIRL Ireland +34.27% -12.47% 8 - 4
EWW Mexico +32.84% -12.86% 9 - 3
EWG Germany +32.40% -16.28% 10 - 2
EWS Singapore +31.79% -10.38% 9 - 3
ENZL New Zealand +31.77% -9.30% 11 - 1
EWO Austria +31.02% -16.79% 8 - 4
EWH Hong Kong +29.36% -12.77% 10 - 2
GREK Greece +29.08% -49.48% 6 - 6
XLF Financials +28.42% -11.33% 9 - 3
GXG Colombia +27.36% -10.77% 7 - 5
VNM Vietnam +26.34% -25.30% 5 - 7
NORW Norway +25.06% -19.06% 8 - 4
EWD Sweden +24.57% -16.56% 7 - 5
EWQ France +24.40% -16.06% 8 - 4
EPU Peru +24.16% -11.72% 9 - 3
EWA Australia +24.11% -12.92% 10 - 2
XLY Consumer Discretionary +23.60% -5.50% 9 - 3
EMIF Emerging Markets Infrastructure +22.56% -10.91% 8 - 4
EWN Netherlands +22.12% -14.69% 10 - 2
EWY South Korea +21.93% -12.11% 8 - 4
EWL Switzerland +21.85% -11.11% 10 - 2
VGK Europe +21.57% -14.17% 10 - 2
CGW Global Water +21.10% -7.16% 10 - 2
EZA South Africa +21.06% -10.67% 7 - 5
FXI China +19.17% -16.88% 9 - 3
EEM Emerging Markets +19.10% -14.96% 7 - 5
EFA EAFE Stocks +18.82% -12.99% 10 - 2
EWT Taiwan +18.65% -11.32% 7 - 5
IJS US Small Cap Value +18.24% -8.95% 8 - 4
PFF Preferred Stocks +18.20% -1.17% 11 - 1
QQQ US Technology +18.12% -8.13% 8 - 4
IJH US Mid Cap Blend +17.79% -6.74% 8 - 4
VNQ US REITs +17.63% -4.51% 6 - 6
XLRE Real Estate +17.63% -4.51% 6 - 6
XLV Healthcare +17.37% -3.88% 8 - 4
VT World All Countries +17.12% -10.01% 9 - 3
IJK US Mid Cap Growth +17.05% -6.31% 9 - 3
VUG US Large Cap Growth +17.02% -6.57% 9 - 3
EMB Emerging Market Bonds +16.92% -2.77% 10 - 2
XLC Communication Services +16.55% -5.09% 6 - 6
VTI US Total Stock Market +16.45% -6.82% 9 - 3
IJR US Small Cap Blend +16.29% -7.54% 8 - 4
ERUS Russia +16.16% -25.62% 8 - 4
VOE US Mid Cap Value +16.02% -7.47% 9 - 3
SPY US Large Cap Blend +15.99% -6.63% 9 - 3
VPL Pacific +15.91% -11.57% 9 - 3
EWI Italy +15.44% -24.31% 8 - 4
EWU United Kingdom +15.33% -11.40% 10 - 2
XLK Information Technology +15.30% -7.39% 8 - 4
VTV US Large Cap Value +15.19% -6.78% 8 - 4
XLI Industrials +14.93% -7.35% 9 - 3
EWM Malaysia +14.79% -5.39% 8 - 4
XLB Materials +14.70% -8.69% 7 - 5
IJT US Small Cap Growth +14.47% -6.15% 8 - 4
IGF Global Infrastructure +12.22% -7.83% 10 - 2
HYG High Yield Bonds +11.66% -3.22% 10 - 2
ECH Chile +11.33% -12.81% 6 - 6
XLP Consumer Staples +10.74% -2.07% 7 - 5
LQD Investment Grade Bonds +10.58% -1.42% 8 - 4
BNO Brent Oil +9.95% -19.83% 7 - 5
PPLT Platinum +9.82% -15.80% 6 - 6
BNDX International Bond Market +9.54% 0.00% 12 - 0
EWJ Japan +9.22% -12.67% 8 - 4
EWC Canada +9.12% -12.75% 9 - 3
SLV Silver +9.02% -20.57% 6 - 6
EIS Israel +8.74% -14.54% 7 - 5
FLLA Latin America +8.48% -19.08% 7 - 5
PALL Palladium +7.22% -17.15% 8 - 4
GLD Gold +6.60% -10.45% 5 - 7
TIP TIPS +6.39% -1.43% 7 - 5
EWP Spain +5.43% -31.49% 8 - 4
XLE Energy +5.20% -14.70% 7 - 5
EIDO Indonesia +4.55% -13.28% 7 - 5
DBC Commodities +3.50% -13.92% 6 - 6
BND US Total Bond Market +3.16% -0.88% 9 - 3
TLT Long Term Treasuries +2.63% -7.03% 4 - 8
CPER Copper +2.08% -13.62% 6 - 6
XLU Utilities +1.04% -5.88% 8 - 4
EWZ Brazil +0.42% -24.78% 7 - 5
BIL US Cash -0.04% -0.04% 8 - 4
USO WTI Crude Oil -12.44% -22.34% 6 - 6
ICLN Global Clean Energy -12.82% -32.54% 7 - 5
ARGT Argentina -17.81% -33.85% 5 - 7
UNG Natural Gas -26.86% -38.39% 6 - 6
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