Last Update: 31 October 2022

The Vanguard LifeStrategy Conservative Growth Portfolio obtained a 6.39% compound annual return, with a 6.64% standard deviation, in the last 30 Years.

The Scott Burns Couch Potato Portfolio obtained a 8.06% compound annual return, with a 8.58% standard deviation, in the last 30 Years.

Summary

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Vanguard LifeStrategy Conservative Growth Portfolio Scott Burns Couch Potato Portfolio
Risk Medium Medium
Asset Allocation Stocks 40% 50%
Fixed Income 60% 50%
Commodities 0% 0%
30 Years Stats Return +6.39% +8.06%
Std Dev 6.64% 8.58%
Max Drawdown -21.90% -27.04%

Last Update: 31 October 2022

Historical Returns as of Oct 31, 2022

Comparison period starts from January 1985

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1M 6M 1Y 5Y(*) 10Y(*) 30Y(*) MAX(*)
Vanguard LifeStrategy Conservative Growth Portfolio +1.88 -7.11 -16.61 +2.28 +4.31 +6.39 +7.83
Scott Burns Couch Potato Portfolio +4.56 -7.20 -14.60 +5.95 +6.80 +8.06 +9.20
(*) Returns over 1 year are annualized

Capital Growth as of Oct 31, 2022

Vanguard LifeStrategy Conservative Growth Portfolio: an investment of 1000$, since November 1992, now would be worth 6410.84$, with a total return of 541.08% (6.39% annualized).

Scott Burns Couch Potato Portfolio: an investment of 1000$, since November 1992, now would be worth 10227.46$, with a total return of 922.75% (8.06% annualized).

Vanguard LifeStrategy Conservative Growth Portfolio: an investment of 1000$, since January 1985, now would be worth 17300.04$, with a total return of 1630.00% (7.83% annualized).

Scott Burns Couch Potato Portfolio: an investment of 1000$, since January 1985, now would be worth 27930.43$, with a total return of 2693.04% (9.20% annualized).

Drawdowns

Drawdown comparison chart since October 1992.

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Vanguard LifeStrategy Conservative Growth Portfolio
Scott Burns Couch Potato Portfolio
Drawdown Start Bottom Drawdown Start Bottom
-27.04% Nov 2007 Feb 2009
-21.90% Nov 2007 Feb 2009
-19.77% Jan 2022 Sep 2022
-18.57% Jan 2022 Sep 2022
-10.72% Feb 2020 Mar 2020
-10.30% Sep 2000 Sep 2002
-8.78% Feb 1994 Jun 1994
-8.46% Feb 2020 Mar 2020
-8.06% Sep 2018 Dec 2018
-8.06% Jul 1998 Aug 1998
-8.06% Feb 2001 Sep 2002
-6.25% May 2011 Sep 2011
-6.09% May 2010 Jun 2010
-6.00% May 2011 Sep 2011
-5.47% Mar 2015 Sep 2015
-5.30% Jul 1998 Aug 1998
-4.90% Feb 1994 Jun 1994
-4.63% Sep 2018 Dec 2018
-4.60% Apr 2000 May 2000
-4.56% May 2015 Sep 2015

Drawdown comparison chart since January 1985.

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Vanguard LifeStrategy Conservative Growth Portfolio
Scott Burns Couch Potato Portfolio
Drawdown Start Bottom Drawdown Start Bottom
-27.04% Nov 2007 Feb 2009
-21.90% Nov 2007 Feb 2009
-19.77% Jan 2022 Sep 2022
-18.57% Jan 2022 Sep 2022
-16.03% Sep 1987 Nov 1987
-10.72% Feb 2020 Mar 2020
-10.30% Sep 2000 Sep 2002
-9.95% Sep 1987 Nov 1987
-8.78% Feb 1994 Jun 1994
-8.46% Feb 2020 Mar 2020
-8.06% Sep 2018 Dec 2018
-8.06% Jul 1998 Aug 1998
-8.06% Feb 2001 Sep 2002
-7.58% Aug 1990 Sep 1990
-7.29% Aug 1990 Sep 1990
-6.31% Jan 1990 Apr 1990
-6.25% May 2011 Sep 2011
-6.09% May 2010 Jun 2010
-6.00% May 2011 Sep 2011
-5.55% Sep 1986 Sep 1986

Yearly Returns

Yearly return comparison. Common historical serie start from January 1985.

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Year Vanguard LifeStrategy Conservative Growth Portfolio Scott Burns Couch Potato Portfolio
2022
-17.04% -16.12%
2021
+6.29% +15.67%
2020
+10.90% +15.93%
2019
+15.98% +19.51%
2018
-3.06% -3.32%
2017
+11.40% +12.07%
2016
+5.76% +8.75%
2015
-0.23% -0.70%
2014
+6.30% +8.07%
2013
+9.27% +12.48%
2012
+10.01% +11.42%
2011
+2.86% +7.12%
2010
+10.21% +11.78%
2009
+17.23% +18.92%
2008
-13.37% -18.47%
2007
+7.58% +8.64%
2006
+10.35% +7.99%
2005
+5.91% +4.40%
2004
+9.28% +10.53%
2003
+16.21% +19.38%
2002
-2.19% -1.93%
2001
-0.37% -1.68%
2000
+1.40% +3.54%
1999
+10.23% +9.67%
1998
+14.76% +16.26%
1997
+10.41% +21.85%
1996
+8.12% +11.14%
1995
+20.68% +29.40%
1994
-0.91% -3.21%
1993
+14.36% +13.19%
1992
+4.96% +8.92%
1991
+19.55% +25.50%
1990
-0.50% +1.06%
1989
+16.53% +21.95%
1988
+12.93% +11.91%
1987
+6.77% +1.19%
1986
+22.93% +16.48%
1985
+29.44% +28.66%
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