Bill Bernstein Sheltered Sam 50/50 Portfolio: ETF allocation and returns

Data Source: from January 1985 to February 2024 (~39 years)
Consolidated Returns as of 29 February 2024
Live Update: Mar 01 2024
PORTFOLIO • LIVE PERFORMANCE (USD currency)
0.54%
1 Day
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0.54%
Current Month
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The Bill Bernstein Sheltered Sam 50/50 Portfolio is a Medium Risk portfolio and can be implemented with 12 ETFs.

It's exposed for 48.5% on the Stock Market and for 1.5% on Commodities.

In the last 30 Years, the Bill Bernstein Sheltered Sam 50/50 Portfolio obtained a 6.77% compound annual return, with a 7.82% standard deviation.

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Asset Allocation and ETFs

The Bill Bernstein Sheltered Sam 50/50 Portfolio has the following asset allocation:

48.5% Stocks
50% Fixed Income
1.5% Commodities

The Bill Bernstein Sheltered Sam 50/50 Portfolio can be implemented with the following ETFs:

Weight (%) Ticker Currency ETF Name Investment Themes
12.50
VTV
USD Vanguard Value Equity, U.S., Large Cap, Value
10.00
VV
USD Vanguard Large-Cap Equity, U.S., Large Cap
7.50
IJS
USD iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value Equity, U.S., Small Cap, Value
5.00
VNQ
USD Vanguard Real Estate Real Estate, U.S.
3.50
EFV
USD iShares MSCI EAFE Value Equity, EAFE, Large Cap, Value
2.50
EEM
USD iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Equity, Emerging Markets, Large Cap
2.50
IJR
USD iShares Core S&P Small-Cap Equity, U.S., Small Cap
2.50
VGK
USD Vanguard FTSE Europe Equity, Developed Europe, Large Cap
2.50
VPL
USD Vanguard FTSE Pacific Equity, Developed Asia Pacific, Large Cap
30.00
SHY
USD iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Bond, U.S., Short Term
20.00
TIP
USD iShares TIPS Bond Bond, U.S., All-Term
1.50
GLTR
USD Aberdeen Standard Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares Commodity, Broad Precious Metals

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Portfolio and ETF Returns as of Feb 29, 2024

The Bill Bernstein Sheltered Sam 50/50 Portfolio guaranteed the following returns.

Returns are calculated in USD, assuming: March 2024 return is calculated on the hypothesis of a newly built portfolio, with the starting asset allocation.
BILL BERNSTEIN SHELTERED SAM 50/50 PORTFOLIO
Consolidated returns as of 29 February 2024
Live Update: Mar 01 2024
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  Chg (%) Return (%) Return (%) as of Feb 29, 2024
  1 Day Time ET(*) Mar 2024 1M 6M 1Y 5Y 10Y 30Y MAX
(~39Y)
Bill Bernstein Sheltered Sam 50/50 Portfolio 0.54 0.54 1.26 5.46 8.30 5.37 4.90 6.77 8.43
US Inflation Adjusted return 1.26 4.27 5.44 1.22 2.07 4.15 5.49
Components
VTV
USD Vanguard Value 0.65 Mar 01 2024 0.65 3.34 10.04 14.57 10.52 10.17 9.36 10.90
VV
USD Vanguard Large-Cap 0.91 Mar 01 2024 0.91 5.24 14.22 31.09 14.61 12.53 10.42 11.55
IJS
USD iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value 0.32 Mar 01 2024 0.32 2.37 5.01 0.91 6.96 7.54 10.17 11.79
VNQ
USD Vanguard Real Estate 1.19 Mar 01 2024 1.19 1.98 6.13 4.14 4.12 6.04 8.49 9.18
EFV
USD iShares MSCI EAFE Value 0.81 Mar 01 2024 0.81 1.18 7.54 12.46 5.34 2.87 5.30 8.90
EEM
USD iShares MSCI Emerging Markets 1.23 Mar 01 2024 1.23 4.17 4.06 7.46 1.11 2.35 4.45 8.66
IJR
USD iShares Core S&P Small-Cap 0.51 Mar 01 2024 0.51 3.22 7.33 6.39 7.65 8.48 9.83 10.93
VGK
USD Vanguard FTSE Europe 0.84 Mar 01 2024 0.84 2.40 8.31 12.91 7.52 4.24 6.89 9.84
VPL
USD Vanguard FTSE Pacific 1.32 Mar 01 2024 1.32 3.68 9.21 16.20 5.33 5.04 2.73 6.23
SHY
USD iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond 0.20 Mar 01 2024 0.20 -0.39 2.35 4.12 1.03 0.87 3.03 4.33
TIP
USD iShares TIPS Bond 0.37 Mar 01 2024 0.37 -1.05 1.78 1.82 2.23 1.77 4.98 6.69
GLTR
USD Aberdeen Standard Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares 1.84 Mar 01 2024 1.84 -0.28 -1.13 5.28 5.97 2.07 5.59 6.92
Returns over 1 year are annualized | Available data source: since Jan 1985
(*) Eastern Time (ET - America/New York)
US Inflation is updated to Jan 2024. Pending updates, the monthly inflation is set at 0% for the subsequent periods. Current inflation (annualized) is 1Y: 2.71% , 5Y: 4.10% , 10Y: 2.77% , 30Y: 2.52%

In 2023, the Bill Bernstein Sheltered Sam 50/50 Portfolio granted a 2.78% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Bill Bernstein Sheltered Sam 50/50 Portfolio: Dividend Yield page.

Capital Growth as of Feb 29, 2024

An investment of 1$, since March 1994, now would be worth 7.14$, with a total return of 614.24% (6.77% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 3.38$, with a net total return of 238.34% (4.15% annualized).
An investment of 1$, since January 1985, now would be worth 23.82$, with a total return of 2281.98% (8.43% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 8.11$, with a net total return of 711.47% (5.49% annualized).

Portfolio Metrics as of Feb 29, 2024

Metrics of Bill Bernstein Sheltered Sam 50/50 Portfolio, updated as of 29 February 2024.

Metrics are calculated based on monthly returns, assuming:
BILL BERNSTEIN SHELTERED SAM 50/50 PORTFOLIO
Advanced Metrics
Data Source: 1 January 1985 - 29 February 2024 (~39 years)
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Metrics as of Feb 29, 2024
1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
(~39Y)
Investment Return (%) 1.26 4.97 5.46 8.30 2.91 5.37 4.90 5.66 6.77 8.43
Infl. Adjusted Return (%) details 1.26 4.41 4.27 5.44 -2.47 1.22 2.07 3.02 4.15 5.49
US Inflation (%) 0.00 0.54 1.14 2.71 5.52 4.10 2.77 2.56 2.52 2.79
Pending updates, the monthly inflation after Jan 2024 is set at 0%. Returns / Inflation rates over 1 year are annualized.
DRAWDOWN
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Deepest Drawdown Depth (%) -6.00 -15.17 -15.17 -15.17 -28.23 -28.23 -28.23
Start to Recovery (# months) details 5 26* 26* 26* 36 36 36
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 08 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 2007 11 2007 11 2007 11
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 9 9 9 16 16 16
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 09 2022 09 2022 09 2009 02 2009 02 2009 02
Bottom to End (# months) 2 17 17 17 20 20 20
End (yyyy mm) 2023 12 - - - 2010 10 2010 10 2010 10
Longest Drawdown Depth (%)
same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest
Start to Recovery (# months) details
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 08 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 2007 11 2007 11 2007 11
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 9 9 9 16 16 16
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 09 2022 09 2022 09 2009 02 2009 02 2009 02
Bottom to End (# months) 2 17 17 17 20 20 20
End (yyyy mm) 2023 12 - - - 2010 10 2010 10 2010 10
Longest negative period (# months) details 8 32 32 32 53 53 53
Period Start (yyyy mm) 2023 03 2021 03 2021 03 2021 03 2004 10 2004 10 2004 10
Period End (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2009 02 2009 02 2009 02
Annualized Return (%) -2.65 -0.43 -0.43 -0.43 -0.09 -0.09 -0.09
Drawdowns / Negative periods marked with * are in progress
Deepest Drawdown Depth (%) -6.89 -20.43 -20.43 -20.43 -29.42 -29.42 -29.42
Start to Recovery (# months) details 5 30* 30* 30* 39 39 39
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 08 2021 09 2021 09 2021 09 2007 11 2007 11 2007 11
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 13 13 13 16 16 16
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 09 2022 09 2022 09 2009 02 2009 02 2009 02
Bottom to End (# months) 2 17 17 17 23 23 23
End (yyyy mm) 2023 12 - - - 2011 01 2011 01 2011 01
Longest Drawdown Depth (%)
same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest
Start to Recovery (# months) details
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 08 2021 09 2021 09 2021 09 2007 11 2007 11 2007 11
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 13 13 13 16 16 16
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 09 2022 09 2022 09 2009 02 2009 02 2009 02
Bottom to End (# months) 2 17 17 17 23 23 23
End (yyyy mm) 2023 12 - - - 2011 01 2011 01 2011 01
Longest negative period (# months) details 8 36* 56 75 75 75 75
Period Start (yyyy mm) 2023 03 2021 03 2019 03 2017 08 2017 08 2017 08 2017 08
Period End (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2024 02 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10
Annualized Return (%) -5.49 -2.47 -0.64 -0.10 -0.10 -0.10 -0.10
Drawdowns / Negative periods marked with * are in progress
RISK INDICATORS
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Standard Deviation (%) 8.34 9.57 9.65 7.85 8.21 7.82 7.97
Sharpe Ratio 0.37 0.06 0.37 0.47 0.53 0.58 0.56
Sortino Ratio 0.56 0.08 0.49 0.63 0.68 0.75 0.73
Ulcer Index 2.21 6.31 5.35 4.04 5.46 4.66 4.34
Ratio: Return / Standard Deviation 1.00 0.30 0.56 0.62 0.69 0.87 1.06
Ratio: Return / Deepest Drawdown 1.38 0.19 0.35 0.32 0.20 0.24 0.30
% Positive Months details 58% 58% 63% 67% 66% 66% 68%
Positive Months 7 21 38 81 160 241 322
Negative Months 5 15 22 39 80 119 148
LONG TERM RETURNS
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Best 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 4.90 8.65 10.17 12.72
Worst 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 4.16 4.09 4.09
Best 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 2.07 6.77 7.50 9.07
Worst 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 1.34 1.34 1.34
ROLLING PERIODS
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Over the latest 30Y
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 31.79 16.20 13.05 10.17 8.15 6.77
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -25.19 -5.25 0.21 4.09 5.51
% Positive Periods 84% 96% 100% 100% 100% 100%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 86.44 29.50 18.65 10.52 6.88 6.54
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - 1.44 3.09 4.61
WR calculated based on initial capital | Monthly withdrawals adjusted for inflation | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 29.02 13.53 10.77 7.50 5.69 4.15
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -25.19 -7.26 -2.37 1.34 2.89
% Positive Periods 77% 85% 97% 100% 100% 100%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 86.44 29.50 18.65 10.52 6.88 6.54
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - 1.44 3.09 4.61
WR calculated based on initial capital | Monthly withdrawals adjusted for inflation | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Over all the available data source (Jan 1985 - Feb 2024)
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 33.29 18.07 16.36 12.72 11.34 9.53
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -25.19 -5.25 0.21 4.09 5.51 6.47
% Positive Periods 85% 97% 100% 100% 100% 100%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 86.44 29.50 18.65 10.52 6.88 6.35
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - 1.44 3.09 4.39
WR calculated based on initial capital | Monthly withdrawals adjusted for inflation | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 30.48 14.68 12.25 9.07 8.06 6.63
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -25.19 -7.26 -2.37 1.34 2.89 3.85
% Positive Periods 77% 88% 98% 100% 100% 100%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 86.44 29.50 18.65 10.52 6.88 6.35
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - 1.44 3.09 4.39
WR calculated based on initial capital | Monthly withdrawals adjusted for inflation | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Terms and Definitions
  • Annualized Portfolio Return: it's the annualized geometric mean return of the portfolio.
  • Deepest/Longest Drawdown: a drawdown refers to the decline in value from a relative peak value to a relative trough. The deepest (or maximum) drawdown is the maximum observed loss from a peak to a trough of a portfolio before a new peak is attained. The longest drawdown is the period observed from a peak to the subsequent peak with the greatest duration.
  • Longest negative period: it's the maximum period for which an overall negative return has been observed.
  • Standard Deviation: it's a measure of the dispersion of returns around the mean.
  • Sharpe Ratio: it's a measure of risk-adjusted performance of the portfolio. It's calculated by dividing the excess return of the portfolio over the risk-free rate by the portfolio standard deviation. The risk-free rate here considered is the 1-3 Mth T-Bill return.
  • Sortino Ratio: another measure of risk-adjusted performance of the portfolio. It's a modification of the Sharpe Ratio (same formula but the denominator is the portfolio downside standard deviation).
  • Ulcer Index: it's a measure of downside risk that quantifies the depth and duration of drawdowns in an investment portfolio.
  • Best/Worst 10Y returns: the best and the worst 10-year return over a time frame.
  • Rolling Returns: N-year returns over a time frame, calculated over all the available data source (best, worst, % of positive returns). Each rolling period, longer than the longest negative period, yielded a non-negative minimum return.
  • Safe Withdrawal Rate (SWR): it's the percentage of the initial portfolio balance that can be withdrawn at the beginning of each month with inflation adjustment, without the portfolio running out of money in any case (money amount withdrawal).
    For instance: Your initial invested capital is 100.000$; withdrawal rate (annualized) is 4%. This means that, in the first month, you will withdraw 100.000 * 4% * 1/12 = 333.33$. The second month, you’ll withdraw 333.33$ plus the inflation monthly rate. You’ll continue adjusting your withdraw monthly for inflation.
  • Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (PWR): it's the percentage of the initial portfolio balance that can be withdrawn at the beginning of each month with inflation adjustment, preserving the original invested capital, adjusted for inflation too.

Portfolio Components Correlation

Correlation measures to what degree the returns of the two assets move in relation to each other.

Correlation coefficient is a numerical value between -1 and +1. If one variable goes up by a certain amount, the correlation coefficient indicates which way the other variable moves and by how much.
Asset correlations are calculated based on monthly returns.
COMPONENTS MONTHLY CORRELATIONS
Monthly correlations as of 29 February 2024
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Asset
VTV
VV
IJS
VNQ
EFV
EEM
IJR
VGK
VPL
SHY
TIP
GLTR
VTV
-
0.88
0.88
0.90
0.94
0.81
0.86
0.92
0.89
0.16
0.56
0.17
VV
0.88
-
0.76
0.86
0.76
0.85
0.77
0.88
0.93
0.23
0.64
0.29
IJS
0.88
0.76
-
0.93
0.84
0.78
1.00
0.77
0.83
0.09
0.44
0.01
VNQ
0.90
0.86
0.93
-
0.86
0.81
0.91
0.90
0.88
0.29
0.63
0.23
EFV
0.94
0.76
0.84
0.86
-
0.82
0.80
0.93
0.85
0.23
0.57
0.21
EEM
0.81
0.85
0.78
0.81
0.82
-
0.77
0.85
0.95
0.25
0.57
0.42
IJR
0.86
0.77
1.00
0.91
0.80
0.77
-
0.74
0.83
0.07
0.43
-0.02
VGK
0.92
0.88
0.77
0.90
0.93
0.85
0.74
-
0.92
0.41
0.75
0.43
VPL
0.89
0.93
0.83
0.88
0.85
0.95
0.83
0.92
-
0.35
0.71
0.36
SHY
0.16
0.23
0.09
0.29
0.23
0.25
0.07
0.41
0.35
-
0.88
0.70
TIP
0.56
0.64
0.44
0.63
0.57
0.57
0.43
0.75
0.71
0.88
-
0.63
GLTR
0.17
0.29
0.01
0.23
0.21
0.42
-0.02
0.43
0.36
0.70
0.63
-
Asset
VTV
VV
IJS
VNQ
EFV
EEM
IJR
VGK
VPL
SHY
TIP
GLTR
VTV
-
0.91
0.90
0.81
0.90
0.71
0.90
0.91
0.84
0.00
0.46
0.30
VV
0.91
-
0.82
0.85
0.80
0.73
0.87
0.89
0.85
0.14
0.62
0.36
IJS
0.90
0.82
-
0.78
0.86
0.74
0.99
0.83
0.82
-0.04
0.41
0.20
VNQ
0.81
0.85
0.78
-
0.74
0.67
0.80
0.83
0.76
0.16
0.67
0.35
EFV
0.90
0.80
0.86
0.74
-
0.81
0.85
0.95
0.90
0.07
0.41
0.31
EEM
0.71
0.73
0.74
0.67
0.81
-
0.75
0.82
0.87
0.20
0.45
0.47
IJR
0.90
0.87
0.99
0.80
0.85
0.75
-
0.85
0.84
0.00
0.47
0.23
VGK
0.91
0.89
0.83
0.83
0.95
0.82
0.85
-
0.92
0.20
0.57
0.41
VPL
0.84
0.85
0.82
0.76
0.90
0.87
0.84
0.92
-
0.25
0.56
0.38
SHY
0.00
0.14
-0.04
0.16
0.07
0.20
0.00
0.20
0.25
-
0.64
0.29
TIP
0.46
0.62
0.41
0.67
0.41
0.45
0.47
0.57
0.56
0.64
-
0.45
GLTR
0.30
0.36
0.20
0.35
0.31
0.47
0.23
0.41
0.38
0.29
0.45
-
Asset
VTV
VV
IJS
VNQ
EFV
EEM
IJR
VGK
VPL
SHY
TIP
GLTR
VTV
-
0.93
0.88
0.71
0.85
0.68
0.88
0.85
0.80
-0.08
0.35
0.17
VV
0.93
-
0.82
0.75
0.79
0.69
0.85
0.85
0.83
0.04
0.50
0.22
IJS
0.88
0.82
-
0.69
0.77
0.64
0.99
0.74
0.74
-0.10
0.32
0.10
VNQ
0.71
0.75
0.69
-
0.60
0.56
0.71
0.68
0.66
0.18
0.63
0.27
EFV
0.85
0.79
0.77
0.60
-
0.79
0.75
0.95
0.89
-0.01
0.35
0.22
EEM
0.68
0.69
0.64
0.56
0.79
-
0.63
0.78
0.86
0.15
0.44
0.42
IJR
0.88
0.85
0.99
0.71
0.75
0.63
-
0.75
0.76
-0.07
0.36
0.10
VGK
0.85
0.85
0.74
0.68
0.95
0.78
0.75
-
0.87
0.11
0.49
0.29
VPL
0.80
0.83
0.74
0.66
0.89
0.86
0.76
0.87
-
0.14
0.48
0.29
SHY
-0.08
0.04
-0.10
0.18
-0.01
0.15
-0.07
0.11
0.14
-
0.64
0.32
TIP
0.35
0.50
0.32
0.63
0.35
0.44
0.36
0.49
0.48
0.64
-
0.47
GLTR
0.17
0.22
0.10
0.27
0.22
0.42
0.10
0.29
0.29
0.32
0.47
-
Asset
VTV
VV
IJS
VNQ
EFV
EEM
IJR
VGK
VPL
SHY
TIP
GLTR
VTV
-
0.95
0.85
0.64
0.82
0.72
0.80
0.83
0.68
-0.15
0.16
0.37
VV
0.95
-
0.82
0.62
0.78
0.73
0.82
0.84
0.71
-0.13
0.21
0.38
IJS
0.85
0.82
-
0.69
0.75
0.68
0.96
0.74
0.63
-0.17
0.13
0.38
VNQ
0.64
0.62
0.69
-
0.62
0.53
0.65
0.61
0.51
-0.02
0.33
0.39
EFV
0.82
0.78
0.75
0.62
-
0.78
0.73
0.94
0.84
-0.14
0.17
0.47
EEM
0.72
0.73
0.68
0.53
0.78
-
0.71
0.78
0.77
-0.11
0.18
0.61
IJR
0.80
0.82
0.96
0.65
0.73
0.71
-
0.74
0.65
-0.18
0.12
0.40
VGK
0.83
0.84
0.74
0.61
0.94
0.78
0.74
-
0.74
-0.10
0.20
0.44
VPL
0.68
0.71
0.63
0.51
0.84
0.77
0.65
0.74
-
-0.11
0.21
0.50
SHY
-0.15
-0.13
-0.17
-0.02
-0.14
-0.11
-0.18
-0.10
-0.11
-
0.62
0.04
TIP
0.16
0.21
0.13
0.33
0.17
0.18
0.12
0.20
0.21
0.62
-
0.29
GLTR
0.37
0.38
0.38
0.39
0.47
0.61
0.40
0.44
0.50
0.04
0.29
-
Asset
VTV
VV
IJS
VNQ
EFV
EEM
IJR
VGK
VPL
SHY
TIP
GLTR
VTV
-
0.95
0.85
0.64
0.83
0.68
0.81
0.79
0.55
-0.03
0.21
0.32
VV
0.95
-
0.83
0.61
0.81
0.69
0.83
0.79
0.57
-0.02
0.24
0.32
IJS
0.85
0.83
-
0.70
0.76
0.64
0.96
0.71
0.51
-0.10
0.15
0.33
VNQ
0.64
0.61
0.70
-
0.61
0.49
0.66
0.57
0.42
0.02
0.30
0.33
EFV
0.83
0.81
0.76
0.61
-
0.71
0.74
0.89
0.71
-0.01
0.22
0.41
EEM
0.68
0.69
0.64
0.49
0.71
-
0.66
0.68
0.59
0.02
0.21
0.44
IJR
0.81
0.83
0.96
0.66
0.74
0.66
-
0.70
0.52
-0.11
0.13
0.33
VGK
0.79
0.79
0.71
0.57
0.89
0.68
0.70
-
0.68
0.02
0.23
0.41
VPL
0.55
0.57
0.51
0.42
0.71
0.59
0.52
0.68
-
0.02
0.21
0.42
SHY
-0.03
-0.02
-0.10
0.02
-0.01
0.02
-0.11
0.02
0.02
-
0.71
-0.02
TIP
0.21
0.24
0.15
0.30
0.22
0.21
0.13
0.23
0.21
0.71
-
0.14
GLTR
0.32
0.32
0.33
0.33
0.41
0.44
0.33
0.41
0.42
-0.02
0.14
-

If you want to learn more about historical correlations, you can find out here how the main asset class are correlated to each other.

Drawdowns

A drawdown refers to the decline in value from a relative peak value to a relative trough. A maximum drawdown is the maximum observed loss from a peak to a trough of a portfolio before a new peak is attained.

BILL BERNSTEIN SHELTERED SAM 50/50 PORTFOLIO
Drawdown periods
Drawdown periods - Inflation Adjusted
Data Source: 1 March 1994 - 29 February 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 January 1985 - 29 February 2024 (~39 years)
Inflation Adjusted:
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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months Ulcer Index
-28.23% Nov 2007 Feb 2009 16 Oct 2010 20 36 11.60
-15.17% Jan 2022 Sep 2022 9 in progress 17 26 7.37
-11.63% Jan 2020 Mar 2020 3 Aug 2020 5 8 5.34
-8.99% May 2011 Sep 2011 5 Feb 2012 5 10 3.68
-8.55% May 1998 Aug 1998 4 Dec 1998 4 8 3.53
-7.79% Jun 2002 Sep 2002 4 May 2003 8 12 5.18
-6.63% Sep 2018 Dec 2018 4 Apr 2019 4 8 2.91
-5.55% Feb 2001 Sep 2001 8 Mar 2002 6 14 2.41
-5.30% Jun 2015 Jan 2016 8 Jun 2016 5 13 2.96
-3.81% Sep 1994 Nov 1994 3 Feb 1995 3 6 2.13
-3.76% Mar 1994 Jun 1994 4 Aug 1994 2 6 2.55
-3.69% Apr 2004 Apr 2004 1 Sep 2004 5 6 1.89
-3.50% Apr 2012 May 2012 2 Aug 2012 3 5 1.53
-2.72% May 2019 May 2019 1 Jun 2019 1 2 1.57
-2.63% Feb 2018 Mar 2018 2 Jul 2018 4 6 1.81
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Drawdown (DD)
Occurrencies (EOM)
Drawdown (DD)
Range #Num Every (Avg) Frequency Cumulative Frequency
All Time High (DD=0%) 155 2.3 Months 42.94%
 
DD = 0% 42.94%
 
0% < DD <= -5% 148 2.4 Months 41.00%
 
DD <= -5% 83.93%
 
-5% < DD <= -10% 42 8.6 Months 11.63%
 
DD <= -10% 95.57%
 
-10% < DD <= -15% 6 60.2 Months 1.66%
 
DD <= -15% 97.23%
 
-15% < DD <= -20% 6 60.2 Months 1.66%
 
DD <= -20% 98.89%
 
-20% < DD <= -25% 3 120.3 Months 0.83%
 
DD <= -25% 99.72%
 
-25% < DD <= -30% 1 361.0 Months 0.28%
 
DD <= -30% 100.00%
 
-30% < DD <= -35% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -35% 100.00%
 
-35% < DD <= -40% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -40% 100.00%
 
-40% < DD <= -45% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -45% 100.00%
 
-45% < DD <= -50% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -50% 100.00%
 
-50% < DD <= -55% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -55% 100.00%
 
-55% < DD <= -60% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -60% 100.00%
 
-60% < DD <= -65% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -65% 100.00%
 
-65% < DD <= -70% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -70% 100.00%
 
-70% < DD <= -100% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -100% 100.00%
 
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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months Ulcer Index
-29.42% Nov 2007 Feb 2009 16 Jan 2011 23 39 12.88
-20.43% Sep 2021 Sep 2022 13 in progress 17 30 12.77
-11.47% Jan 2020 Mar 2020 3 Aug 2020 5 8 5.02
-9.99% May 2011 Sep 2011 5 Mar 2012 6 11 4.25
-9.22% May 1998 Aug 1998 4 Dec 1998 4 8 4.00
-8.92% Jun 2002 Mar 2003 10 Jun 2003 3 13 6.02
-7.05% Feb 2018 Dec 2018 11 Jun 2019 6 17 2.75
-6.88% Feb 2001 Sep 2001 8 May 2002 8 16 2.95
-6.10% Mar 2015 Jan 2016 11 Jul 2016 6 17 3.24
-5.60% Mar 1994 Nov 1994 9 Apr 1995 5 14 3.32
-3.84% Apr 2004 Apr 2004 1 Oct 2004 6 7 2.24
-3.46% Apr 2012 May 2012 2 Aug 2012 3 5 1.50
-3.03% Jul 1999 Sep 1999 3 Dec 1999 3 6 1.76
-3.00% Sep 2000 Nov 2000 3 Dec 2000 1 4 1.60
-2.74% Jun 2007 Jul 2007 2 Sep 2007 2 4 1.52
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Drawdown (DD)
Occurrencies (EOM)
Drawdown (DD)
Range #Num Every (Avg) Frequency Cumulative Frequency
All Time High (DD=0%) 120 3.0 Months 33.24%
 
DD = 0% 33.24%
 
0% < DD <= -5% 164 2.2 Months 45.43%
 
DD <= -5% 78.67%
 
-5% < DD <= -10% 39 9.3 Months 10.80%
 
DD <= -10% 89.47%
 
-10% < DD <= -15% 20 18.1 Months 5.54%
 
DD <= -15% 95.01%
 
-15% < DD <= -20% 11 32.8 Months 3.05%
 
DD <= -20% 98.06%
 
-20% < DD <= -25% 5 72.2 Months 1.39%
 
DD <= -25% 99.45%
 
-25% < DD <= -30% 2 180.5 Months 0.55%
 
DD <= -30% 100.00%
 
-30% < DD <= -35% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -35% 100.00%
 
-35% < DD <= -40% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -40% 100.00%
 
-40% < DD <= -45% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -45% 100.00%
 
-45% < DD <= -50% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -50% 100.00%
 
-50% < DD <= -55% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -55% 100.00%
 
-55% < DD <= -60% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -60% 100.00%
 
-60% < DD <= -65% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -65% 100.00%
 
-65% < DD <= -70% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -70% 100.00%
 
-70% < DD <= -100% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -100% 100.00%
 
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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months Ulcer Index
-28.23% Nov 2007 Feb 2009 16 Oct 2010 20 36 11.60
-15.17% Jan 2022 Sep 2022 9 in progress 17 26 7.37
-13.42% Sep 1987 Nov 1987 3 Oct 1988 11 14 6.31
-11.63% Jan 2020 Mar 2020 3 Aug 2020 5 8 5.34
-8.99% May 2011 Sep 2011 5 Feb 2012 5 10 3.68
-8.55% May 1998 Aug 1998 4 Dec 1998 4 8 3.53
-7.88% Aug 1990 Sep 1990 2 Jan 1991 4 6 4.79
-7.79% Jun 2002 Sep 2002 4 May 2003 8 12 5.18
-6.63% Sep 2018 Dec 2018 4 Apr 2019 4 8 2.91
-5.96% Feb 1994 Jun 1994 5 Apr 1995 10 15 3.95
-5.55% Feb 2001 Sep 2001 8 Mar 2002 6 14 2.41
-5.30% Jun 2015 Jan 2016 8 Jun 2016 5 13 2.96
-4.75% Jan 1990 Apr 1990 4 Jun 1990 2 6 2.76
-3.69% Apr 2004 Apr 2004 1 Sep 2004 5 6 1.89
-3.50% Apr 2012 May 2012 2 Aug 2012 3 5 1.53
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Drawdown (DD)
Occurrencies (EOM)
Drawdown (DD)
Range #Num Every (Avg) Frequency Cumulative Frequency
All Time High (DD=0%) 219 2.2 Months 46.50%
 
DD = 0% 46.50%
 
0% < DD <= -5% 181 2.6 Months 38.43%
 
DD <= -5% 84.93%
 
-5% < DD <= -10% 52 9.1 Months 11.04%
 
DD <= -10% 95.97%
 
-10% < DD <= -15% 9 52.3 Months 1.91%
 
DD <= -15% 97.88%
 
-15% < DD <= -20% 6 78.5 Months 1.27%
 
DD <= -20% 99.15%
 
-20% < DD <= -25% 3 157.0 Months 0.64%
 
DD <= -25% 99.79%
 
-25% < DD <= -30% 1 471.0 Months 0.21%
 
DD <= -30% 100.00%
 
-30% < DD <= -35% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -35% 100.00%
 
-35% < DD <= -40% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -40% 100.00%
 
-40% < DD <= -45% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -45% 100.00%
 
-45% < DD <= -50% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -50% 100.00%
 
-50% < DD <= -55% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -55% 100.00%
 
-55% < DD <= -60% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -60% 100.00%
 
-60% < DD <= -65% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -65% 100.00%
 
-65% < DD <= -70% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -70% 100.00%
 
-70% < DD <= -100% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -100% 100.00%
 
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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months Ulcer Index
-29.42% Nov 2007 Feb 2009 16 Jan 2011 23 39 12.88
-20.43% Sep 2021 Sep 2022 13 in progress 17 30 12.77
-14.25% Sep 1987 Nov 1987 3 Apr 1989 17 20 6.72
-11.47% Jan 2020 Mar 2020 3 Aug 2020 5 8 5.02
-11.30% Jan 1990 Sep 1990 9 Mar 1991 6 15 6.04
-9.99% May 2011 Sep 2011 5 Mar 2012 6 11 4.25
-9.22% May 1998 Aug 1998 4 Dec 1998 4 8 4.00
-8.92% Jun 2002 Mar 2003 10 Jun 2003 3 13 6.02
-8.01% Feb 1994 Nov 1994 10 May 1995 6 16 5.25
-7.05% Feb 2018 Dec 2018 11 Jun 2019 6 17 2.75
-6.88% Feb 2001 Sep 2001 8 May 2002 8 16 2.95
-6.10% Mar 2015 Jan 2016 11 Jul 2016 6 17 3.24
-3.84% Apr 2004 Apr 2004 1 Oct 2004 6 7 2.24
-3.68% Sep 1986 Sep 1986 1 Jan 1987 4 5 1.80
-3.46% Apr 2012 May 2012 2 Aug 2012 3 5 1.50
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Drawdown (DD)
Occurrencies (EOM)
Drawdown (DD)
Range #Num Every (Avg) Frequency Cumulative Frequency
All Time High (DD=0%) 171 2.8 Months 36.31%
 
DD = 0% 36.31%
 
0% < DD <= -5% 197 2.4 Months 41.83%
 
DD <= -5% 78.13%
 
-5% < DD <= -10% 60 7.9 Months 12.74%
 
DD <= -10% 90.87%
 
-10% < DD <= -15% 25 18.8 Months 5.31%
 
DD <= -15% 96.18%
 
-15% < DD <= -20% 11 42.8 Months 2.34%
 
DD <= -20% 98.51%
 
-20% < DD <= -25% 5 94.2 Months 1.06%
 
DD <= -25% 99.58%
 
-25% < DD <= -30% 2 235.5 Months 0.42%
 
DD <= -30% 100.00%
 
-30% < DD <= -35% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -35% 100.00%
 
-35% < DD <= -40% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -40% 100.00%
 
-40% < DD <= -45% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -45% 100.00%
 
-45% < DD <= -50% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -50% 100.00%
 
-50% < DD <= -55% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -55% 100.00%
 
-55% < DD <= -60% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -60% 100.00%
 
-60% < DD <= -65% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -65% 100.00%
 
-65% < DD <= -70% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -70% 100.00%
 
-70% < DD <= -100% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -100% 100.00%
 

Rolling Returns

( more details)

A rolling return is a measure of investment performance that calculates the return of an investment over a set period of time, with the starting date rolling forward. This approach can provide a more accurate representation of the investment's historical performance and helps investors to evaluate the investment's consistency over time.

BILL BERNSTEIN SHELTERED SAM 50/50 PORTFOLIO
Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Returns - Inflation Adjusted
Data Source: 1 March 1994 - 29 February 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 January 1985 - 29 February 2024 (~39 years)
Inflation Adjusted:
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -25.19 03/2008
02/2009
0.74$ -0.33 0.99$ 8.01 1.08$ 13.99 1.13$ 31.79 03/2009
02/2010
1.31$ 8.30 15.19%
2Y -12.27 03/2007
02/2009
0.76$ 1.67 1.03$ 7.35 1.15$ 12.22 1.25$ 22.75 03/2009
02/2011
1.50$ 1.16 9.79%
3Y -5.25 03/2006
02/2009
0.85$ 3.46 1.10$ 6.90 1.22$ 11.01 1.36$ 16.20 03/2009
02/2012
1.56$ 2.91 3.38%
5Y 0.21 03/2004
02/2009
1.01$ 4.18 1.22$ 6.42 1.36$ 9.97 1.60$ 13.05 03/2009
02/2014
1.84$ 5.37 0.00%
7Y 3.12 03/2002
02/2009
1.24$ 5.15 1.42$ 6.40 1.54$ 8.23 1.73$ 10.54 07/1994
06/2001
2.01$ 5.09 0.00%
10Y 4.09 03/1999
02/2009
1.49$ 5.03 1.63$ 6.44 1.86$ 8.80 2.32$ 10.17 01/1995
12/2004
2.63$ 4.90 0.00%
15Y 4.21 10/2007
09/2022
1.85$ 5.48 2.22$ 6.55 2.58$ 7.31 2.88$ 8.17 12/1994
11/2009
3.24$ 7.55 0.00%
20Y 5.51 04/2000
03/2020
2.92$ 6.07 3.25$ 6.56 3.56$ 7.28 4.07$ 8.15 12/1994
11/2014
4.78$ 5.66 0.00%
30Y 6.77 03/1994
02/2024
7.14$ 6.77 7.14$ 6.77 7.14$ 6.77 7.14$ 6.77 03/1994
02/2024
7.14$ 6.77 0.00%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -25.19 03/2008
02/2009
0.74$ -2.14 0.97$ 5.40 1.05$ 11.48 1.11$ 29.02 03/2009
02/2010
1.29$ 5.44 22.06%
2Y -14.04 03/2007
02/2009
0.73$ -0.06 0.99$ 4.92 1.10$ 9.40 1.19$ 20.18 03/2009
02/2011
1.44$ -3.04 15.43%
3Y -7.26 03/2006
02/2009
0.79$ 0.21 1.00$ 4.51 1.14$ 8.11 1.26$ 13.53 04/1995
03/1998
1.46$ -2.47 14.77%
5Y -2.37 03/2004
02/2009
0.88$ 1.46 1.07$ 4.47 1.24$ 7.19 1.41$ 10.77 03/2009
02/2014
1.66$ 1.22 2.33%
7Y 0.53 03/2002
02/2009
1.03$ 2.81 1.21$ 4.25 1.33$ 5.70 1.47$ 7.68 07/1994
06/2001
1.67$ 1.57 0.00%
10Y 1.34 11/2013
10/2023
1.14$ 2.91 1.33$ 4.16 1.50$ 6.14 1.81$ 7.50 01/1995
12/2004
2.06$ 2.07 0.00%
15Y 1.80 10/2007
09/2022
1.30$ 3.41 1.65$ 4.18 1.84$ 4.91 2.05$ 5.52 01/1995
12/2009
2.23$ 4.89 0.00%
20Y 2.89 11/2003
10/2023
1.76$ 3.73 2.07$ 4.24 2.29$ 4.97 2.63$ 5.69 12/1994
11/2014
3.02$ 3.02 0.00%
30Y 4.15 03/1994
02/2024
3.38$ 4.15 3.38$ 4.15 3.38$ 4.15 3.38$ 4.15 03/1994
02/2024
3.38$ 4.15 0.00%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -25.19 03/2008
02/2009
0.74$ 0.27 1.00$ 8.64 1.08$ 16.65 1.16$ 33.29 04/1985
03/1986
1.33$ 8.30 14.38%
2Y -12.27 03/2007
02/2009
0.76$ 2.72 1.05$ 8.41 1.17$ 13.39 1.28$ 25.33 03/1985
02/1987
1.57$ 1.16 7.38%
3Y -5.25 03/2006
02/2009
0.85$ 4.04 1.12$ 8.35 1.27$ 11.97 1.40$ 18.07 11/1990
10/1993
1.64$ 2.91 2.53%
5Y 0.21 03/2004
02/2009
1.01$ 4.40 1.24$ 7.85 1.45$ 11.61 1.73$ 16.36 01/1985
12/1989
2.13$ 5.37 0.00%
7Y 3.12 03/2002
02/2009
1.24$ 5.27 1.43$ 7.50 1.65$ 11.29 2.11$ 14.57 01/1985
12/1991
2.59$ 5.09 0.00%
10Y 4.09 03/1999
02/2009
1.49$ 5.23 1.66$ 7.35 2.03$ 10.93 2.82$ 12.72 10/1985
09/1995
3.31$ 4.90 0.00%
15Y 4.21 10/2007
09/2022
1.85$ 5.82 2.33$ 7.12 2.80$ 9.92 4.13$ 12.58 01/1985
12/1999
5.91$ 7.55 0.00%
20Y 5.51 04/2000
03/2020
2.92$ 6.27 3.37$ 7.79 4.48$ 9.69 6.36$ 11.34 01/1985
12/2004
8.56$ 5.66 0.00%
30Y 6.47 11/1993
10/2023
6.55$ 7.09 7.80$ 7.93 9.85$ 8.39 11.22$ 9.53 01/1985
12/2014
15.35$ 6.77 0.00%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -25.19 03/2008
02/2009
0.74$ -2.14 0.97$ 5.91 1.05$ 13.00 1.12$ 30.48 04/1985
03/1986
1.30$ 5.44 22.22%
2Y -14.04 03/2007
02/2009
0.73$ 1.11 1.02$ 5.37 1.11$ 10.35 1.21$ 22.21 03/1985
02/1987
1.49$ -3.04 11.63%
3Y -7.26 03/2006
02/2009
0.79$ 1.79 1.05$ 5.43 1.17$ 8.77 1.28$ 14.68 11/1990
10/1993
1.50$ -2.47 11.26%
5Y -2.37 03/2004
02/2009
0.88$ 1.94 1.10$ 5.20 1.28$ 8.39 1.49$ 12.25 01/1985
12/1989
1.78$ 1.22 1.70%
7Y 0.53 03/2002
02/2009
1.03$ 3.02 1.23$ 4.98 1.40$ 7.68 1.67$ 10.98 10/1990
09/1997
2.07$ 1.57 0.00%
10Y 1.34 11/2013
10/2023
1.14$ 3.27 1.37$ 4.94 1.61$ 7.63 2.08$ 9.07 10/1990
09/2000
2.38$ 2.07 0.00%
15Y 1.80 10/2007
09/2022
1.30$ 3.72 1.73$ 4.67 1.98$ 6.91 2.72$ 9.10 01/1985
12/1999
3.69$ 4.89 0.00%
20Y 2.89 11/2003
10/2023
1.76$ 3.92 2.15$ 5.16 2.73$ 6.43 3.47$ 8.06 01/1985
12/2004
4.71$ 3.02 0.00%
30Y 3.85 11/1993
10/2023
3.10$ 4.47 3.71$ 5.33 4.74$ 5.67 5.23$ 6.63 01/1985
12/2014
6.85$ 4.15 0.00%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods

If you need a deeper detail about rolling returns, please refer to the Bill Bernstein Sheltered Sam 50/50 Portfolio: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality

In which months is it better to invest in Bill Bernstein Sheltered Sam 50/50 Portfolio?

Both the Average Return and the Gain Frequency (Win %) are useful to get an idea of what happened in the past.
For further information about the seasonality, check the Asset Class Seasonality page.
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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Gain Frequency
0.25
40%
-0.64
40%
-0.75
80%
1.15
80%
-0.17
60%
0.55
80%
1.90
100%
-0.33
40%
-2.27
20%
1.15
60%
3.00
80%
1.88
80%
Best 4.3
2023
2.0
2021
2.2
2021
5.1
2020
1.8
2020
3.5
2019
4.0
2022
2.4
2020
1.3
2019
4.2
2022
6.2
2020
4.2
2023
Worst -2.4
2022
-3.6
2020
-7.8
2020
-3.7
2022
-2.7
2019
-4.8
2022
0.3
2019
-2.9
2022
-6.2
2022
-1.7
2023
-1.4
2021
-2.2
2022
Monthly Seasonality over the period Feb 1985 - Feb 2024
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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Gain Frequency
0.64
60%
-0.10
60%
0.06
70%
0.82
90%
0.17
80%
0.48
80%
1.36
90%
-0.22
50%
-1.38
30%
0.67
60%
1.98
80%
0.62
60%
Best 4.7
2019
2.0
2021
4.2
2016
5.1
2020
1.8
2020
3.5
2019
4.0
2022
2.4
2020
1.4
2017
4.2
2022
6.2
2020
4.2
2023
Worst -2.4
2022
-3.6
2020
-7.8
2020
-3.7
2022
-2.7
2019
-4.8
2022
-1.0
2014
-3.2
2015
-6.2
2022
-3.7
2018
-1.4
2021
-3.8
2018
Monthly Seasonality over the period Feb 1985 - Feb 2024
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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Gain Frequency
0.88
68%
0.50
68%
0.76
74%
1.09
82%
0.75
69%
0.45
67%
0.97
67%
0.14
62%
-0.16
54%
0.43
64%
1.12
69%
1.51
79%
Best 6.1
1987
5.4
1986
5.2
2009
6.1
2009
5.0
1985
3.5
2019
4.7
2009
4.9
1986
4.5
2010
5.9
2011
6.2
2020
6.8
1991
Worst -6.1
2009
-6.3
2009
-7.8
2020
-3.7
2022
-4.1
2010
-4.8
2022
-4.2
2002
-6.8
1998
-6.2
2022
-10.6
2008
-3.3
2008
-3.8
2018
Monthly Seasonality over the period Feb 1985 - Feb 2024

Monthly Returns

This section provides a visual/tabular representation of the performance variability in the Bill Bernstein Sheltered Sam 50/50 Portfolio over time. It illustrates the distribution of monthly returns, showcasing the range and frequency of positive and negative returns.

BILL BERNSTEIN SHELTERED SAM 50/50 PORTFOLIO
Monthly Returns Distribution
Data Source: 1 March 1994 - 29 February 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 January 1985 - 29 February 2024 (~39 years)
241 Positive Months (67%) - 119 Negative Months (33%)
322 Positive Months (69%) - 148 Negative Months (31%)
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Investment Returns, up to December 2010, have been derived using the historical series of equivalent ETFs / Assets, instead of the actual ETFs of the portfolio.
You can find additional information on extended Data Sources here.

In particular, the series derived from equivalent datasets are:
  • VTV - Vanguard Value (VTV), up to December 2004
  • VV - Vanguard Large-Cap (VV), up to December 2004
  • IJS - iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value (IJS), up to December 2000
  • VNQ - Vanguard Real Estate (VNQ), up to December 2004
  • EFV - iShares MSCI EAFE Value (EFV), up to December 2005
  • EEM - iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM), up to December 2003
  • IJR - iShares Core S&P Small-Cap (IJR), up to December 2000
  • VGK - Vanguard FTSE Europe (VGK), up to December 2005
  • VPL - Vanguard FTSE Pacific (VPL), up to December 2005
  • SHY - iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond (SHY), up to December 2002
  • TIP - iShares TIPS Bond (TIP), up to December 2003
  • GLTR - Aberdeen Standard Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares (GLTR), up to December 2010

Portfolio efficiency

The following portfolios granted a higher return over 30 Years and a less severe drawdown at the same time.

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30 Years Stats (%)
% Allocation
Portfolio Author Return Dev.Std Drawdown Stocks Bonds Comm
Shield Strategy Aim Ways +8.74 8.84 -19.36 42 38 20
Stocks/Bonds 40/60 Momentum +8.06 7.02 -21.11 40 60 0
Couch Potato Scott Burns +8.04 8.75 -27.04 50 50 0
Gold Pivot Ptf Aim Ways +7.76 8.20 -19.49 22 44 34
In Saecula Saeculorum Fulvio Marchese +7.72 7.83 -20.39 45 45 10
Golden Butterfly Tyler +7.56 7.73 -17.79 40 40 20
Aim comfortable trip Aim Ways +7.42 7.59 -20.15 40 45 15
All Weather Portfolio Ray Dalio +7.34 7.40 -20.58 30 55 15
Stocks/Bonds 40/60 +7.00 6.99 -19.17 40 60 0
PISI Portfolio Davide Pisicchio +7.00 6.48 -18.36 30 60 10
Global Market Portfolio Credit Suisse +6.89 8.28 -25.90 45 55 0
Simplified Permanent Portfolio +6.85 6.88 -16.43 25 50 25
GAA Global Asset Allocation Mebane Faber +6.82 8.05 -24.91 40.5 49.5 10
Sheltered Sam 50/50 Bill Bernstein +6.77 7.82 -28.23 48.5 50 1.5

Here's a list containing the Best Classic Portfolios, with the highest returns over 30 Years and Medium Risk categorization.

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30 Years Stats (%)
% Allocation
Portfolio Author Return Dev.Std Drawdown Stocks Bonds Comm
Stocks/Bonds 40/60 Momentum +8.06 7.02 -21.11 40 60 0
Couch Potato Scott Burns +8.04 8.75 -27.04 50 50 0
All Weather Portfolio Ray Dalio +7.34 7.40 -20.58 30 55 15
Robo Advisor 50 Betterment +7.19 9.28 -30.72 49.9 50.1 0
Stocks/Bonds 40/60 +7.00 6.99 -19.17 40 60 0
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