Gyroscopic Investing Desert Portfolio: ETF allocation and returns

Data Source: from January 1871 to May 2024 (~153 years)
Consolidated Returns as of 31 May 2024
Live Update: Jun 13 2024, 04:00PM Eastern Time Currency: USD
PORTFOLIO • LIVE PERFORMANCE (USD currency)
0.18%
1 Day
Jun 13 2024, 04:00PM Eastern Time
1.37%
Current Month
June 2024

The Gyroscopic Investing Desert Portfolio can be implemented with 3 ETFs. This portfolio has a medium risk, signifying moderate fluctuations in value. It is suitable for investors with a balanced approach to risk and return, seeking steady growth while tolerating some level of volatility.

It's exposed for 30% on the Stock Market and for 10% on Commodities.

In the last 30 Years, the Gyroscopic Investing Desert Portfolio obtained a 6.79% compound annual return, with a 5.50% standard deviation.

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Asset Allocation and ETFs

The Gyroscopic Investing Desert Portfolio has the following asset allocation:

30% Stocks
60% Fixed Income
10% Commodities

The Gyroscopic Investing Desert Portfolio can be implemented with the following ETFs:

Weight
(%)
ETF
Ticker
ETF
Currency
ETF Name Investment Themes (Orig.Currency)
30.00
VTI
USD Vanguard Total Stock Market Equity, U.S., Large Cap (USD)
60.00
IEI
USD iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond Bond, U.S., Intermediate-Term (USD)
10.00
GLD
USD SPDR Gold Trust Commodity, Gold (USD)

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Portfolio and ETF Returns as of May 31, 2024

The Gyroscopic Investing Desert Portfolio guaranteed the following returns.

Returns are calculated in USD, assuming: June 2024 return is calculated on the hypothesis of a newly built portfolio, with the starting asset allocation.
GYROSCOPIC INVESTING DESERT PORTFOLIO
Consolidated returns as of 31 May 2024
Live Update: Jun 13 2024, 04:00PM Eastern Time
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  Chg (%) Return (%) Return (%) as of May 31, 2024
  1 Day Time ET(*) Jun 2024 1M 6M 1Y 5Y 10Y 30Y MAX
(~153Y)
Gyroscopic Investing Desert Portfolio 0.18 1.37 2.42 6.98 10.49 5.76 4.95 6.79 6.18
US Inflation Adjusted return 2.41 5.20 7.01 1.53 2.06 4.14 3.98
Components
VTI
USD Vanguard Total Stock Market 0.06 03:59PM, Jun 13 2024 2.49 4.76 16.01 27.64 14.92 12.05 10.44 9.15
IEI
USD iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond 0.41 04:00PM, Jun 13 2024 1.22 1.31 1.20 0.85 -0.16 0.92 4.27 4.47
GLD
USD SPDR Gold Trust -0.82 03:59PM, Jun 13 2024 -1.08 1.62 14.07 18.09 11.79 5.98 5.86 3.00
Returns over 1 year are annualized | Available data source: since Jan 1871
(*) Eastern Time (ET - America/New York)
US Inflation is updated to May 2024. Current inflation (annualized) is 1Y: 3.25% , 5Y: 4.17% , 10Y: 2.83% , 30Y: 2.54%

In 2023, the Gyroscopic Investing Desert Portfolio granted a 2.00% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Gyroscopic Investing Desert Portfolio: Dividend Yield page.

Capital Growth as of May 31, 2024

An investment of 1$, since June 1994, now would be worth 7.17$, with a total return of 616.77% (6.79% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 3.38$, with a net total return of 237.53% (4.14% annualized).
An investment of 1$, since January 1871, now would be worth 9951.92$, with a total return of 995091.89% (6.18% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 396.47$, with a net total return of 39547.26% (3.98% annualized).

Portfolio Metrics as of May 31, 2024

Metrics of Gyroscopic Investing Desert Portfolio, updated as of 31 May 2024, provide a comprehensive overview of the portfolio's performance and risk characteristics.

These metrics include detailed data on returns, volatility, drawdowns and other key performance indicators. By examining them, you can gain insights into how the portfolio has performed over various time periods and understand its risk profile.

Metrics are calculated based on monthly returns, assuming:
GYROSCOPIC INVESTING DESERT PORTFOLIO
Advanced Metrics
Data Source: 1 January 1871 - 31 May 2024 (~153 years)
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Metrics as of May 31, 2024
1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
(~153Y)
Investment Return (%) 2.42 2.43 6.98 10.49 1.68 5.76 4.95 6.05 6.79 6.18
Infl. Adjusted Return (%) details 2.41 1.72 5.20 7.01 -3.42 1.53 2.06 3.38 4.14 3.98
US Inflation (%) 0.01 0.70 1.69 3.25 5.28 4.17 2.83 2.58 2.54 2.12
Returns / Inflation rates over 1 year are annualized.
DRAWDOWN
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Deepest Drawdown Depth (%) -4.01 -14.72 -14.72 -14.72 -14.72 -14.72 -33.15
Start to Recovery (# months) details 4 27 27 27 27 27 48
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 08 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 1929 09
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 9 9 9 9 9 33
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 09 2022 09 2022 09 2022 09 2022 09 1932 05
Bottom to End (# months) 1 18 18 18 18 18 15
End (yyyy mm) 2023 11 2024 03 2024 03 2024 03 2024 03 2024 03 1933 08
Longest Drawdown Depth (%)
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Start to Recovery (# months) details
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 08 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 1929 09
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 9 9 9 9 9 33
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 09 2022 09 2022 09 2022 09 2022 09 1932 05
Bottom to End (# months) 1 18 18 18 18 18 15
End (yyyy mm) 2023 11 2024 03 2024 03 2024 03 2024 03 2024 03 1933 08
Longest negative period (# months) details 5 30 38 38 38 38 80
Period Start (yyyy mm) 2023 06 2021 06 2020 09 2020 09 2020 09 2020 09 1925 11
Period End (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2023 11 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 1932 06
Annualized Return (%) -3.47 -0.70 -0.30 -0.30 -0.30 -0.30 0.00
Deepest Drawdown Depth (%) -4.92 -21.07 -21.07 -21.07 -21.07 -21.07 -46.37
Start to Recovery (# months) details 5 33* 33* 33* 33* 33* 121
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 08 2021 09 2021 09 2021 09 2021 09 2021 09 1916 01
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 13 13 13 13 13 54
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 09 2022 09 2022 09 2022 09 2022 09 1920 06
Bottom to End (# months) 2 20 20 20 20 20 67
End (yyyy mm) 2023 12 - - - - - 1926 01
Longest Drawdown Depth (%)
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Start to Recovery (# months) details
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 08 2021 09 2021 09 2021 09 2021 09 2021 09 1916 01
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 13 13 13 13 13 54
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 09 2022 09 2022 09 2022 09 2022 09 1920 06
Bottom to End (# months) 2 20 20 20 20 20 67
End (yyyy mm) 2023 12 - - - - - 1926 01
Longest negative period (# months) details 5 36* 54 74 74 74 338
Period Start (yyyy mm) 2023 06 2021 06 2019 11 2016 08 2016 08 2016 08 1892 06
Period End (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2024 05 2024 04 2022 09 2022 09 2022 09 1920 07
Annualized Return (%) -6.58 -3.42 -0.04 -0.14 -0.14 -0.14 -0.01
Drawdowns / Negative periods marked with * are in progress
RISK INDICATORS
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Standard Deviation (%) 7.24 8.24 7.39 5.89 5.47 5.50 5.98
Sharpe Ratio 0.71 -0.14 0.51 0.62 0.85 0.82 0.37
Sortino Ratio 0.99 -0.19 0.69 0.85 1.15 1.11 0.52
Ulcer Index 1.61 6.78 5.32 3.86 3.10 2.64 3.71
Ratio: Return / Standard Deviation 1.45 0.20 0.78 0.84 1.11 1.23 1.03
Ratio: Return / Deepest Drawdown 2.62 0.11 0.39 0.34 0.41 0.46 0.19
Positive Months (%) details 66.66 55.55 61.66 61.66 66.25 66.66 64.25
Positive Months 8 20 37 74 159 240 1183
Negative Months 4 16 23 46 81 120 658
95% VaR - Value at Risk (%) 2.32 3.37 3.86 4.06 --- --- --- --- ---
95% CVaR - Conditional Value at Risk (%) 3.04 4.61 5.61 8.09 1.15 --- --- --- ---
99% VaR - Value at Risk (%) 3.50 5.41 6.74 10.15 3.06 --- --- --- ---
99% CVaR - Conditional Value at Risk (%) 4.25 6.70 8.58 15.06 6.86 0.73 --- --- ---
VaRs calculated from all the available data | Short term VaRs: analytical | 1+ years VaRs: annualized, based on historical rolling returns
LONG TERM RETURNS
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Best 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 4.95 7.20 8.93 13.57
Worst 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 3.90 3.90 1.99
Best 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 2.06 5.07 6.30 10.63
Worst 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 1.29 1.29 -4.37
TIME FRAME ANALYSIS
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Over the latest 30Y
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 23.20 14.04 12.03 8.93 7.88 6.79
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -12.49 0.35 3.31 3.90 5.59
Positive Periods (%) 92.2 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 88.74 29.55 20.40 11.18 6.75 6.61
Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized --- --- --- 1.39 3.19 4.65
Withdrawal Rates based on initial capital, inflation-adj. monthly withdrawals afterwards | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 20.06 11.27 9.43 6.30 5.45 4.14
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -18.90 -5.10 -0.43 1.29 2.94
Positive Periods (%) 86.2 92.6 99.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 88.74 29.55 20.40 11.18 6.75 6.61
Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized --- --- --- 1.39 3.19 4.65
Withdrawal Rates based on initial capital, inflation-adj. monthly withdrawals afterwards | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
From all available data (Jan 1871 - May 2024)
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 47.72 19.93 18.45 13.57 11.72 10.84
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -23.92 -10.95 -2.64 1.99 3.21 3.59
Positive Periods (%) 84.6 97.9 99.2 100.0 100.0 100.0
Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 85.72 25.95 14.26 7.66 4.58 3.61
Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized --- --- --- --- --- 0.78
Withdrawal Rates based on initial capital, inflation-adj. monthly withdrawals afterwards | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 58.19 16.90 14.59 10.63 8.00 6.62
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -21.33 -13.19 -10.77 -4.37 -1.09 0.54
Positive Periods (%) 71.3 85.0 87.8 91.6 97.3 100.0
Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 85.72 25.95 14.26 7.66 4.58 3.61
Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized --- --- --- --- --- 0.78
Withdrawal Rates based on initial capital, inflation-adj. monthly withdrawals afterwards | 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.
  • Value at Risk (VaR): it represents a worst-case return, associated with a probability (95%-99%) and a time horizon. It's calculated based on the expected return and standard deviation, assuming a normal distribution of monthly returns.
  • Conditional Value at Risk (CVaR): it represents the average expected loss if that worst-case threshold (95%-99%) is ever crossed. It's calculated based on the expected return and standard deviation, assuming a normal distribution of monthly returns.
  • 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 two assets move in relation to each other. It is a statistical measure that describes the extent to which the returns of one asset are related to the returns of another asset.

Correlation values range between -1 and +1
  • A correlation of +1 indicates that the returns of the two assets move in perfect synchrony; when one asset's returns go up, the other asset's returns also go up by the same percentage, and vice versa. This perfect positive correlation implies that the assets perform similarly in different market conditions.
  • A correlation of -1 indicates a perfect inverse relationship between the returns of the two assets. When one asset's returns go up, the other asset's returns go down by the same percentage. This perfect negative correlation suggests that the assets move in opposite directions, providing a diversification benefit by reducing overall portfolio risk.
  • A correlation of 0 means that there is no linear relationship between the returns of the two assets. The returns of one asset do not predict the returns of the other.
COMPONENTS MONTHLY CORRELATIONS
Monthly correlations as of 31 May 2024
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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.

GYROSCOPIC INVESTING DESERT PORTFOLIO
Drawdown periods
Drawdown periods - Inflation Adjusted
Data Source: 1 June 1994 - 31 May 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 January 1871 - 31 May 2024 (~153 years)
Inflation Adjusted:
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Rolling Returns

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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.

GYROSCOPIC INVESTING DESERT PORTFOLIO
Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Returns - Inflation Adjusted
Data Source: 1 June 1994 - 31 May 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 January 1871 - 31 May 2024 (~153 years)
Inflation Adjusted:

If you need a deeper detail about rolling returns, please refer to the Gyroscopic Investing Desert Portfolio: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality

In which months is it better to invest in Gyroscopic Investing Desert 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 Returns

This section provides a visual/tabular representation of the performance variability in the Gyroscopic Investing Desert Portfolio over time. It illustrates the distribution of monthly returns, showcasing the range and frequency of positive and negative returns.

GYROSCOPIC INVESTING DESERT PORTFOLIO
Monthly Returns Distribution
Data Source: 1 June 1994 - 31 May 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 January 1871 - 31 May 2024 (~153 years)
240 Positive Months (67%) - 120 Negative Months (33%)
1183 Positive Months (64%) - 658 Negative Months (36%)
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Investment Returns, up to December 2007, 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:
  • Vanguard Total Stock Market (VTI), up to December 2001
  • iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond (IEI), up to December 2007
  • SPDR Gold Trust (GLD), up to December 2004

Portfolio efficiency

No other portfolio in our database granted a higher return over 30 Years and a less severe drawdown at the same time.

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