Period: 01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 (12 months).

The best ETF Portfolio of 2018 is:
Total Bond Developed World ex-US Portfolio, with a +2.81% return.

The best Investment Theme of 2018 is:
Qatar, with a +20.06% return.

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

2018 - ETF Portfolio Returns

The following table represents Lazy ETF Portfolio 2018 YTD returns and stats. Columns are sortable, and portfolio risk filters can be used.

LAZY ETF PORTFOLIOS - 2018 RETURNS AND STATS
Period: 01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
Risk Filter:
ETF Portfolio Return ▾ Drawdown Months
Pos - Neg
Total Bond Developed World ex-US
+2.81% -0.57% 8 - 4
Short Term Treasury
+1.46% -0.39% 7 - 5
Robo Advisor 0
Betterment
+1.44% -0.46% 7 - 5
US Stocks Minimum Volatility
+1.36% -7.56% 8 - 4
10-year Treasury
+0.99% -3.19% 6 - 6
Sheltered Sam 0/100
Bill Bernstein
+0.31% -0.98% 6 - 6
All Country World Bonds
+0.10% -1.92% 6 - 6
Robo Advisor 10
Betterment
+0.02% -0.91% 7 - 5
Ark Tech Portfolio
Cathie Wood
-0.07% -22.61% 6 - 6
Total Bond US
-0.12% -2.57% 5 - 7
Technology
-0.12% -16.96% 6 - 6
Conservative Income
Charles Schwab
-0.17% -1.84% 7 - 5
Stocks/Bonds 20/80 Momentum
-0.42% -3.12% 5 - 7
Sheltered Sam 10/90
Bill Bernstein
-0.58% -1.63% 6 - 6
Developed World ex-US 20/80
-0.71% -1.97% 6 - 6
Stocks/Bonds 40/60 Momentum
-0.73% -5.89% 6 - 6
Desert Portfolio
Gyroscopic Investing
-0.94% -2.77% 5 - 7
Edge Select Conservative
Merrill Lynch
-1.01% -2.26% 7 - 5
Stocks/Bonds 60/40 Momentum
-1.04% -9.29% 6 - 6
Stocks/Bonds 20/80
-1.13% -2.67% 7 - 5
LifeStrategy Income Fund
Vanguard
-1.15% -2.37% 7 - 5
Simplified Permanent Portfolio
-1.29% -3.68% 7 - 5
Stocks/Bonds 80/20 Momentum
-1.35% -12.46% 7 - 5
US Inflation Protection
-1.42% -2.47% 6 - 6
Robo Advisor 20
Betterment
-1.42% -2.14% 6 - 6
Sheltered Sam 20/80
Bill Bernstein
-1.46% -2.63% 7 - 5
US Stocks Momentum
-1.66% -15.44% 7 - 5
Permanent Portfolio
Harry Browne
-1.76% -4.25% 7 - 5
All Country World 20/80
-1.87% -2.77% 6 - 6
Gold
-1.94% -11.66% 5 - 7
Dimensional Retirement Income Fund
DFA
-1.96% -3.15% 7 - 5
Stocks/Bonds 40/60
-2.15% -5.36% 6 - 6
Desert Portfolio with Bitcoin
Gyroscopic Investing
-2.34% -3.42% 5 - 7
Sheltered Sam 30/70
Bill Bernstein
-2.35% -3.98% 8 - 4
Edge Select Moderately Conservative
Merrill Lynch
-2.89% -4.75% 5 - 7
LifeStrategy Conservative Growth
Vanguard
-3.06% -4.63% 5 - 7
Permanent Portfolio with Bitcoin
Harry Browne
-3.15% -4.62% 6 - 6
Stocks/Bonds 60/40
-3.17% -8.38% 6 - 6
Dynamic 40/60 Income
-3.18% -5.09% 6 - 6
All Weather Portfolio
Ray Dalio
-3.19% -4.75% 6 - 6
Sheltered Sam 40/60
Bill Bernstein
-3.23% -5.31% 8 - 4
Dynamic 60/40 Income
-3.29% -6.80% 7 - 5
Couch Potato
Scott Burns
-3.32% -8.06% 7 - 5
Eliminate Fat Tails
Larry Swedroe
-3.46% -5.32% 6 - 6
Lifepath Fund
iShares
-3.49% -5.27% 5 - 7
Paul Boyer Portfolio
Paul Boyer
-3.50% -6.72% 6 - 6
Cape US Sector Value
Robert Shiller
-3.51% -15.27% 8 - 4
Stocks/Bonds 40/60 with Bitcoin
-3.54% -5.78% 7 - 5
Larry Portfolio
Larry Swedroe
-3.54% -4.08% 6 - 6
One-Decision Portfolio
Marvin Appel
-3.64% -6.99% 8 - 4
Talmud Portfolio
Roger Gibson
-3.78% -7.57% 7 - 5
All Country World 40/60
-3.84% -5.40% 5 - 7
Warren Buffett Portfolio
Warren Buffett
-3.84% -12.09% 8 - 4
Simple Path to Wealth
JL Collins
-3.94% -10.58% 8 - 4
Golden Butterfly
-4.03% -6.37% 6 - 6
Developed World ex-US 40/60 Momentum
-4.03% -6.00% 6 - 6
Sheltered Sam 50/50
Bill Bernstein
-4.12% -6.63% 7 - 5
Rob Arnott Portfolio
Rob Arnott
-4.12% -4.84% 7 - 5
Stocks/Bonds 80/20
-4.19% -11.32% 8 - 4
Developed World ex-US 40/60
-4.22% -5.69% 6 - 6
Marc Faber Portfolio
Marc Faber
-4.39% -5.23% 6 - 6
All Weather Portfolio with Bitcoin
Ray Dalio
-4.47% -5.16% 7 - 5
Edge Select Moderate
Merrill Lynch
-4.47% -7.17% 5 - 7
Four Square
Scott Burns
-4.50% -6.72% 6 - 6
High Yield Bonds Income
-4.53% -4.53% 3 - 9
Stocks/Bonds 60/40 with Bitcoin
-4.56% -8.81% 7 - 5
Tilt Toward Value
Time Inc
-4.70% -7.55% 8 - 4
Simple and Cheap
Time Inc
-4.76% -7.07% 7 - 5
Global Market Portfolio
Credit Suisse
-4.76% -6.00% 6 - 6
Sandwich Portfolio
Bob Clyatt
-4.77% -7.14% 6 - 6
Five Fold
Scott Burns
-4.81% -6.93% 8 - 4
Coward's Portfolio
Bill Bernstein
-4.86% -8.41% 7 - 5
Dimensional 2030 Retirement Income
DFA
-4.97% -7.57% 6 - 6
LifeStrategy Moderate Growth
Vanguard
-4.98% -7.60% 7 - 5
Sheltered Sam 60/40
Bill Bernstein
-5.00% -7.94% 7 - 5
GAA Global Asset Allocation
Mebane Faber
-5.13% -6.46% 6 - 6
Coffeehouse
Bill Schultheis
-5.19% -9.00% 8 - 4
US Stocks
-5.21% -14.20% 8 - 4
Nano Portfolio
John Wasik
-5.32% -7.18% 8 - 4
Robo Advisor 50
Betterment
-5.36% -7.45% 6 - 6
Golden Butterfly with Bitcoin
-5.42% -7.04% 6 - 6
Big Rocks Portfolio
Larry Swedroe
-5.45% -8.79% 8 - 4
Lazy Portfolio
David Swensen
-5.67% -8.18% 8 - 4
Edge Select Moderately Aggressive
Merrill Lynch
-5.68% -9.25% 6 - 6
Jane Bryant Quinn Portfolio
Jane Bryant Quinn
-5.80% -9.19% 7 - 5
All Country World 60/40
-5.81% -8.49% 6 - 6
Desert Portfolio 2x Leveraged
Gyroscopic Investing
-5.84% -7.55% 5 - 7
Andrew Tobias Portfolio
Andrew Tobias
-5.85% -8.88% 7 - 5
Sheltered Sam 70/30
Bill Bernstein
-5.89% -9.24% 7 - 5
Late Sixties and Beyond
Burton Malkiel
-5.90% -8.08% 7 - 5
Stocks/Bonds 40/60 ESG
-6.08% -6.32% 7 - 5
Robust
Alpha Architect
-6.10% -11.72% 8 - 4
Yale Endowment
David Swensen
-6.20% -8.51% 8 - 4
Simplified Permanent Portfolio 2x Leveraged
-6.20% -9.99% 5 - 7
Pinwheel
-6.39% -8.24% 7 - 5
Core Four
Rick Ferri
-6.41% -10.12% 7 - 5
No Brainer Portfolio
Bill Bernstein
-6.41% -11.92% 6 - 6
Stocks/Bonds 40/60 2x Leveraged
-6.50% -9.59% 6 - 6
7Twelve Portfolio
Craig Israelsen
-6.60% -9.83% 8 - 4
Simple Money Portfolio
Tim Maurer
-6.64% -8.67% 6 - 6
Ideal Index
Frank Armstrong
-6.68% -9.48% 7 - 5
Sheltered Sam 80/20
Bill Bernstein
-6.77% -10.52% 7 - 5
Seven Value
Scott Burns
-6.81% -9.57% 8 - 4
Ultimate Buy&Hold
FundAdvice
-6.85% -8.59% 7 - 5
Edge Select Aggressive
Merrill Lynch
-6.88% -11.27% 6 - 6
Three Funds
Bogleheads
-6.89% -10.53% 7 - 5
LifeStrategy Growth Fund
Vanguard
-6.89% -10.58% 7 - 5
Margaritaville
Scott Burns
-6.92% -9.97% 6 - 6
Four Funds
Bogleheads
-7.02% -10.69% 7 - 5
Six Ways from Sunday
Scott Burns
-7.04% -9.43% 8 - 4
Mid-Fifties
Burton Malkiel
-7.10% -10.02% 6 - 6
Five Asset
Roger Gibson
-7.26% -10.00% 8 - 4
Gone Fishin' Portfolio
Alexander Green
-7.32% -9.79% 7 - 5
Perfect Portfolio
Ben Stein
-7.36% -11.03% 7 - 5
Long Term Portfolio
Ben Stein
-7.39% -10.70% 6 - 6
Second Grader's Starter
Paul Farrell
-7.40% -11.99% 7 - 5
Developed World ex-US 60/40 Momentum
-7.45% -10.52% 5 - 7
Family Taxable Portfolio
Ted Aronson
-7.55% -11.15% 6 - 6
Gretchen Tai Portfolio
Gretchen Tai
-7.59% -10.37% 6 - 6
Late Thirties to Early Forties
Burton Malkiel
-7.61% -11.04% 6 - 6
Sheltered Sam 90/10
Bill Bernstein
-7.66% -11.79% 7 - 5
Developed World ex-US 60/40
-7.73% -10.09% 6 - 6
All Country World 80/20
-7.79% -11.51% 7 - 5
US Stocks Equal Weight
-7.82% -13.90% 8 - 4
Ivy Portfolio
Mebane Faber
-7.88% -11.00% 8 - 4
Mid-Twenties
Burton Malkiel
-7.95% -11.51% 6 - 6
Aggressive Global Income
-8.07% -9.93% 7 - 5
Robo Advisor 80
Betterment
-8.43% -11.94% 6 - 6
Sheltered Sam 100/0
Bill Bernstein
-8.54% -13.05% 7 - 5
US Stocks Value
-9.18% -12.56% 8 - 4
Stocks/Bonds 60/40 2x Leveraged
-9.21% -15.62% 6 - 6
Stocks/Bonds 60/40 ESG
-9.29% -10.20% 7 - 5
Robo Advisor 90
Betterment
-9.42% -13.38% 6 - 6
Golden Butterfly 2x Leveraged
-9.56% -13.21% 6 - 6
All Country World Stocks
-9.76% -14.45% 7 - 5
Talmud Portfolio 2x Leveraged
Roger Gibson
-9.85% -14.56% 7 - 5
Robo Advisor 100
Betterment
-10.13% -14.58% 7 - 5
All Weather Portfolio 2x Leveraged
Ray Dalio
-10.77% -11.91% 7 - 5
Developed World ex-US 80/20
-11.24% -14.39% 5 - 7
Ultimate Buy and Hold Strategy
Paul Merriman
-11.86% -15.11% 6 - 6
Developed World ex-US Stocks Momentum
-14.30% -19.22% 4 - 8
Developed World ex-US Stocks
-14.75% -18.62% 5 - 7
European Stocks
-14.91% -19.44% 4 - 8
Emerging Markets Stocks
-15.31% -22.75% 4 - 8
US Stocks ESG
-15.69% -17.80% 5 - 7

2018 - Best Investment Themes

Portfolios can be specialized with particular Investment Themes.

In the following table, the best (and worst) Investment Themes 2018 YTD returns. Columns are sortable.

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INVESTMENT THEMES - 2018 RETURNS AND STATS
Period: 01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
ETF Investment Theme Return ▾ Drawdown Months
Pos - Neg
QAT Qatar +20.06% -5.93% 9 - 3
PALL Palladium +17.23% -12.55% 8 - 4
KSA Saudi Arabia +13.07% -9.02% 7 - 5
HACK Cyber Security +6.61% -16.63% 7 - 5
XLV Healthcare +6.28% -9.35% 8 - 4
UNG Natural Gas +5.96% -33.79% 8 - 4
XLU Utilities +3.92% -6.87% 7 - 5
BNDX International Bonds +2.81% -0.57% 8 - 4
BIL US Cash +1.74% 0.00% 12 - 0
XLY Consumer Discretionary +1.59% -15.20% 8 - 4
ENZL New Zealand +0.35% -7.60% 6 - 6
BND US Total Bond Market -0.12% -2.57% 5 - 7
QQQ US Technology -0.12% -16.96% 6 - 6
TIP TIPS -1.42% -2.47% 6 - 6
TLT Long Term Treasuries -1.61% -8.68% 6 - 6
XLK Information Technology -1.66% -17.37% 5 - 7
GLD Gold -1.94% -11.66% 5 - 7
HYG High Yield Bonds -2.03% -4.41% 7 - 5
XLRE Real Estate -2.37% -8.59% 6 - 6
EWZ Brazil -2.57% -30.09% 4 - 8
VUG US Large Cap Growth -3.31% -16.23% 8 - 4
LQD Invest. Grade Bonds -3.79% -5.54% 5 - 7
IJT US Small Cap Growth -4.39% -22.47% 8 - 4
SPY US Large Cap Blend -4.56% -13.52% 8 - 4
PFF Preferred Stocks -4.63% -7.50% 6 - 6
EIS Israel -4.83% -14.32% 6 - 6
XT Exponential Techonologies -4.88% -13.72% 5 - 7
VTI US Total Stock Market -5.21% -14.20% 8 - 4
VTV US Large Cap Value -5.44% -10.82% 8 - 4
EMB Emerg. Market Bonds -5.47% -7.24% 4 - 8
VNQ US REITs -6.02% -11.61% 7 - 5
EWM Malaysia -6.27% -15.16% 4 - 8
FLLA Latin America -6.47% -22.50% 5 - 7
INDA India -6.69% -18.84% 6 - 6
NORW Norway -8.03% -20.60% 6 - 6
XLP Consumer Staples -8.07% -13.63% 7 - 5
THD Thailand -8.21% -16.71% 5 - 7
IJR US Small Cap Blend -8.49% -22.64% 8 - 4
EWH Hong Kong -8.73% -18.38% 5 - 7
ICLN Global Clean Energy -9.02% -16.52% 5 - 7
EWL Switzerland -9.19% -13.07% 5 - 7
SLV Silver -9.19% -18.53% 4 - 8
VT World All Countries -9.76% -14.45% 7 - 5
EWT Taiwan -9.92% -15.59% 6 - 6
IGF Global Infrastructure -9.94% -11.02% 6 - 6
CGW Global Water -10.42% -10.97% 6 - 6
IJK US Mid Cap Growth -10.52% -18.71% 7 - 5
EIDO Indonesia -10.89% -24.73% 5 - 7
IJH US Mid Cap Blend -11.18% -18.17% 7 - 5
PGAL Portugal -11.24% -18.51% 6 - 6
EWS Singapore -11.33% -18.58% 5 - 7
DBC Commodities -11.62% -18.58% 6 - 6
EWA Australia -12.02% -14.24% 6 - 6
EPU Peru -12.16% -19.60% 6 - 6
VOE US Mid Cap Value -12.45% -15.59% 7 - 5
EWD Sweden -12.76% -17.90% 3 - 9
IJS US Small Cap Value -12.84% -23.06% 8 - 4
EWQ France -12.88% -18.40% 4 - 8
XLF Financials -13.04% -18.39% 4 - 8
XLI Industrials -13.24% -17.66% 6 - 6
FXI China -13.26% -24.40% 5 - 7
EMIF Emerging Markets Infrastructure -13.69% -19.17% 5 - 7
EPOL Poland -13.78% -26.75% 4 - 8
EFA EAFE Stocks -13.81% -17.93% 5 - 7
EGPT Egypt -13.85% -30.97% 6 - 6
EWJ Japan -14.10% -18.20% 4 - 8
EWU United Kingdom -14.28% -17.37% 5 - 7
VPL Pacific -14.40% -18.28% 5 - 7
EDEN Denmark -14.42% -17.03% 4 - 8
UAE United Arab Emirates -14.42% -18.16% 3 - 9
EWW Mexico -14.59% -23.08% 7 - 5
XLB Materials -14.87% -18.14% 6 - 6
VGK Europe -14.91% -19.44% 4 - 8
PPLT Platinum -14.95% -21.66% 4 - 8
BNO Brent Oil -15.30% -34.26% 7 - 5
EEM Emerging Markets -15.31% -22.75% 4 - 8
EWP Spain -15.32% -22.07% 5 - 7
EWN Netherlands -15.36% -20.00% 5 - 7
XLC Communication Services -16.77% -17.70% 5 - 7
VNM Vietnam -16.83% -24.40% 6 - 6
EWC Canada -17.16% -17.83% 5 - 7
EWI Italy -17.20% -25.38% 6 - 6
EPHE Philippines -17.50% -22.57% 3 - 9
SNSR Internet Of Things -17.67% -21.95% 5 - 7
XLE Energy -18.21% -24.42% 7 - 5
ECH Chile -18.96% -24.46% 5 - 7
USO WTI Crude Oil -19.57% -37.76% 6 - 6
GXG Colombia -19.90% -26.84% 5 - 7
EWY South Korea -20.38% -25.52% 6 - 6
EWK Belgium -20.39% -26.58% 3 - 9
NGE Nigeria -20.47% -34.09% 4 - 8
EWG Germany -21.37% -25.84% 3 - 9
EIRL Ireland -21.91% -23.61% 4 - 8
CPER Copper -21.94% -21.94% 4 - 8
EWO Austria -22.87% -28.96% 4 - 8
EZA South Africa -25.23% -32.06% 3 - 9
BOTZ Robotics and Artificial Intelligence -28.35% -35.85% 4 - 8
EMQQ Emerging Markets E-Commerce -29.82% -36.66% 2 - 10
PAK Pakistan -31.13% -35.06% 3 - 9
GREK Greece -31.24% -37.33% 4 - 8
ARGT Argentina -32.63% -37.66% 4 - 8
TUR Turkey -41.48% -54.16% 3 - 9
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