Betterment Robo Advisor 20 Portfolio: Rolling Returns

Data Source: from January 1985 to April 2024 (~39 years)
Consolidated Returns as of 30 April 2024

Holding the Betterment Robo Advisor 20 Portfolio, how long should you stay invested to have high probability to obtain a positive return?

Considering all the available data source (~39 years), the longest period with a negative return lasted 45 months (from February 2020 to October 2023).

This means that every rolling period of 46 months or above has always granted a positive return.

To obtain comprehensive information, please consult the Betterment Robo Advisor 20 Portfolio: ETF allocation and returns page.

Previous vs subsequent Returns

Considering all 10-year rolling periods, is there a relationship between past and future returns, at a given date?

In the following chart, we show how past returns (x-axis) and subsequent returns (y-axis) are related.

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Previous vs Next Returns - 10 Years annualized
Updated to April 2024

The annualized return of the last 10 years has been 2.54% (updated at Apr 30, 2024).

Rolling Returns

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.

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Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Returns - Inflation Adjusted
Data Source: 1 May 1994 - 30 April 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 January 1985 - 30 April 2024 (~39 years)
Inflation Adjusted:

Annualized Rolling Returns - 1 Year (12 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +6.29% +25.95%
Apr 1985 - Mar 1986
-11.04%
Oct 2021 - Sep 2022
8.03%
37 out of 461
US Inflation Adjusted +3.72% +23.29%
Apr 1985 - Mar 1986
-17.78%
Oct 2021 - Sep 2022
17.35%
80 out of 461
1 Year Annualized Rolling Returns
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1 Year Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 2 Years (24 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +6.49% +19.59%
Mar 1985 - Feb 1987
-3.96%
Nov 2021 - Oct 2023
5.12%
23 out of 449
US Inflation Adjusted +3.56% +16.61%
Mar 1985 - Feb 1987
-9.57%
Jan 2021 - Dec 2022
8.69%
39 out of 449
2 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
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2 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 3 Years (36 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +6.62% +14.58%
Oct 1990 - Sep 1993
-0.68%
Oct 2019 - Sep 2022
1.83%
8 out of 437
US Inflation Adjusted +3.67% +11.18%
Oct 1990 - Sep 1993
-5.93%
Nov 2020 - Oct 2023
6.41%
28 out of 437
3 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
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3 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 4 Years (48 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +6.54% +12.71%
Jan 1988 - Dec 1991
+0.39%
Nov 2019 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 425
US Inflation Adjusted +3.81% +8.50%
Jan 1985 - Dec 1988
-4.00%
Nov 2019 - Oct 2023
6.35%
27 out of 425
4 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
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4 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 5 Years (60 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +6.49% +13.11%
Jan 1985 - Dec 1989
+0.98%
Oct 2017 - Sep 2022
0.00%
0 out of 413
US Inflation Adjusted +3.92% +9.11%
Jan 1985 - Dec 1989
-2.68%
Oct 2017 - Sep 2022
6.30%
26 out of 413
5 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
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5 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 6 Years (72 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +6.53% +12.01%
Mar 1985 - Feb 1991
+1.46%
Nov 2017 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 401
US Inflation Adjusted +3.83% +7.66%
Mar 1985 - Feb 1991
-2.20%
Nov 2017 - Oct 2023
6.23%
25 out of 401
6 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
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6 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 7 Years (84 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +6.57% +12.79%
Jan 1985 - Dec 1991
+1.96%
Nov 2015 - Oct 2022
0.00%
0 out of 389
US Inflation Adjusted +3.81% +8.52%
Jan 1985 - Dec 1991
-1.47%
Oct 2016 - Sep 2023
6.43%
25 out of 389
7 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
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7 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 8 Years (96 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +6.46% +12.14%
Apr 1985 - Mar 1993
+1.75%
Oct 2014 - Sep 2022
0.00%
0 out of 377
US Inflation Adjusted +3.80% +8.10%
Apr 1985 - Mar 1993
-1.13%
Mar 2015 - Feb 2023
6.37%
24 out of 377
8 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
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8 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 9 Years (108 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +6.15% +12.26%
Jan 1985 - Dec 1993
+1.95%
Nov 2014 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 365
US Inflation Adjusted +3.54% +8.25%
Jan 1985 - Dec 1993
-0.94%
Nov 2014 - Oct 2023
6.03%
22 out of 365
9 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
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9 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 10 Years (120 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +6.07% +10.73%
Jan 1985 - Dec 1994
+2.12%
Nov 2013 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 353
US Inflation Adjusted +3.53% +6.90%
Jan 1985 - Dec 1994
-0.65%
Nov 2013 - Oct 2023
5.67%
20 out of 353
10 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
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10 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 11 Years (132 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +6.10% +11.22%
Jan 1985 - Dec 1995
+2.34%
Nov 2012 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 341
US Inflation Adjusted +3.50% +7.47%
Jan 1985 - Dec 1995
-0.26%
Nov 2012 - Oct 2023
2.05%
7 out of 341
11 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
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11 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 12 Years (144 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +6.13% +10.99%
Jan 1985 - Dec 1996
+2.45%
Nov 2010 - Oct 2022
0.00%
0 out of 329
US Inflation Adjusted +3.57% +7.25%
Jan 1985 - Dec 1996
-0.14%
Nov 2010 - Oct 2022
0.91%
3 out of 329
12 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
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12 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 13 Years (156 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +6.18% +10.76%
Mar 1985 - Feb 1998
+2.52%
Nov 2010 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 317
US Inflation Adjusted +3.61% +7.23%
Apr 1985 - Mar 1998
-0.12%
Nov 2010 - Oct 2023
0.63%
2 out of 317
13 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
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13 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 14 Years (168 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +6.18% +10.53%
Jan 1985 - Dec 1998
+2.93%
Nov 2009 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 305
US Inflation Adjusted +3.61% +7.08%
Jan 1985 - Dec 1998
+0.37%
Oct 2009 - Sep 2023
0.00%
0 out of 305
14 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
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14 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 15 Years (180 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +6.10% +10.41%
Jan 1985 - Dec 1999
+2.76%
Nov 2007 - Oct 2022
0.00%
0 out of 293
US Inflation Adjusted +3.57% +7.00%
Jan 1985 - Dec 1999
+0.37%
Nov 2007 - Oct 2022
0.00%
0 out of 293
15 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
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15 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 16 Years (192 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +6.26% +10.13%
Jan 1985 - Dec 2000
+2.80%
Nov 2007 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 281
US Inflation Adjusted +3.76% +6.72%
Jan 1985 - Dec 2000
+0.35%
Nov 2007 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 281
16 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
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16 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 17 Years (204 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +6.30% +9.87%
Jan 1985 - Dec 2001
+3.18%
Nov 2006 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 269
US Inflation Adjusted +3.83% +6.56%
Jan 1985 - Dec 2001
+0.66%
Nov 2006 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 269
17 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
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17 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 18 Years (216 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +6.33% +9.51%
Jan 1985 - Dec 2002
+3.44%
Oct 2005 - Sep 2023
0.00%
0 out of 257
US Inflation Adjusted +3.78% +6.25%
Jan 1985 - Dec 2002
+0.97%
Oct 2005 - Sep 2023
0.00%
0 out of 257
18 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
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18 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 19 Years (228 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +6.36% +9.65%
Jan 1985 - Dec 2003
+3.56%
Nov 2004 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 245
US Inflation Adjusted +3.83% +6.44%
Jan 1985 - Dec 2003
+0.99%
Nov 2004 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 245
19 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
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19 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 20 Years (240 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +6.33% +9.47%
Jan 1985 - Dec 2004
+3.71%
Nov 2003 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 233
US Inflation Adjusted +3.84% +6.25%
Jan 1985 - Dec 2004
+1.10%
Nov 2003 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 233
20 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
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20 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

To obtain comprehensive information, please consult the Betterment Robo Advisor 20 Portfolio: ETF allocation and returns page.