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
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
US Stocks Value
+17.36% -6.74% 8 - 4
US Stocks Equal Weight
+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
Sheltered Sam 100/0
Bill Bernstein
+16.72% -8.15% 9 - 3
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
Sheltered Sam 90/10
Bill Bernstein
+15.32% -7.26% 9 - 3
Edge Select Aggressive
Merrill Lynch
+15.28% -7.41% 9 - 3
All Country World 80/20
+15.19% -7.89% 9 - 3
LifeStrategy Growth Fund
Vanguard
+14.96% -7.23% 9 - 3
Developed World ex-US 60/40
+14.95% -7.61% 10 - 2
US Stocks Momentum
+14.94% -6.80% 9 - 3
Gretchen Tai Portfolio
Gretchen Tai
+14.85% -6.38% 9 - 3
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
Long Term Portfolio
Ben Stein
+14.19% -7.09% 9 - 3
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
Sheltered Sam 80/20
Bill Bernstein
+13.92% -6.35% 9 - 3
Stocks/Bonds 60/40 ESG
+13.87% -5.06% 10 - 2
Stocks/Bonds 80/20
+13.79% -5.21% 9 - 3
Five Fold
Scott Burns
+13.78% -4.08% 10 - 2
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
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
Four Square
Scott Burns
+12.82% -3.97% 10 - 2
Seven Value
Scott Burns
+12.77% -5.25% 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
Stocks/Bonds 80/20 Momentum
+12.58% -5.19% 9 - 3
Sheltered Sam 70/30
Bill Bernstein
+12.52% -5.42% 9 - 3
Nano Portfolio
John Wasik
+12.49% -3.95% 10 - 2
LifeStrategy Moderate Growth
Vanguard
+12.49% -5.08% 9 - 3
Talmud Portfolio
Roger Gibson
+12.41% -3.41% 10 - 2
Simple and Cheap
Time Inc
+12.38% -4.43% 10 - 2
Ideal Index
Frank Armstrong
+12.36% -6.57% 9 - 3
Dimensional 2030 Retirement Income
DFA
+12.36% -4.05% 9 - 3
Six Ways from Sunday
Scott Burns
+12.35% -5.14% 10 - 2
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
Tilt Toward Value
Time Inc
+12.28% -4.20% 10 - 2
Robust
Alpha Architect
+12.28% -6.42% 9 - 3
Global Market Portfolio
Credit Suisse
+12.25% -2.32% 9 - 3
Ultimate Buy&Hold
FundAdvice
+12.20% -5.29% 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
Coffeehouse
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
Sheltered Sam 60/40
Bill Bernstein
+11.12% -4.47% 9 - 3
Ivy Portfolio
Mebane Faber
+11.11% -6.84% 10 - 2
US Stocks Minimum Volatility
+10.82% -2.17% 8 - 4
Big Rocks Portfolio
Larry Swedroe
+10.73% -5.29% 9 - 3
One-Decision Portfolio
Marvin Appel
+10.65% -2.81% 10 - 2
Sandwich Portfolio
Bob Clyatt
+10.59% -4.32% 10 - 2
Rob Arnott Portfolio
Rob Arnott
+10.55% -2.17% 9 - 3
Coward's Portfolio
Bill Bernstein
+10.41% -5.08% 9 - 3
All Weather Portfolio with Bitcoin
Ray Dalio
+10.28% -1.68% 9 - 3
Stocks/Bonds 60/40 Momentum
+10.22% -3.51% 9 - 3
Desert Portfolio with Bitcoin
Gyroscopic Investing
+10.19% -1.94% 10 - 2
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
Sheltered Sam 50/50
Bill Bernstein
+9.72% -3.50% 9 - 3
Total Bond Developed World ex-US
+9.54% 0.00% 12 - 0
All Country World 20/80
+9.39% -1.73% 10 - 2
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
Sheltered Sam 40/60
Bill Bernstein
+8.32% -2.56% 10 - 2
Stocks/Bonds 40/60 Momentum
+7.87% -2.05% 9 - 3
Simplified Permanent Portfolio
+7.59% -1.89% 7 - 5
LifeStrategy Income Fund
Vanguard
+7.54% -1.14% 10 - 2
Eliminate Fat Tails
Larry Swedroe
+7.53% -2.29% 9 - 3
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
Sheltered Sam 30/70
Bill Bernstein
+6.92% -1.73% 10 - 2
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
Sheltered Sam 20/80
Bill Bernstein
+5.52% -0.90% 10 - 2
Stocks/Bonds 20/80 Momentum
+5.51% -0.69% 9 - 3
Conservative Income
Charles Schwab
+4.58% -0.18% 10 - 2
Sheltered Sam 10/90
Bill Bernstein
+4.12% -0.12% 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
Sheltered Sam 0/100
Bill Bernstein
+2.72% -0.71% 7 - 5
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.

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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
XLRE Real Estate +17.63% -4.51% 6 - 6
VNQ US REITs +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 Emerg. 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
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 Invest. 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 Bonds +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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