Aim Ways Shield Strategy To EUR Portfolio: ETF allocation and returns

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

The Aim Ways Shield Strategy To EUR Portfolio is a High Risk portfolio and can be implemented with 6 ETFs.

It's exposed for 42% on the Stock Market and for 20% on Commodities.

In the last 30 Years, the Aim Ways Shield Strategy To EUR Portfolio obtained a 9.00% compound annual return, with a 9.96% standard deviation.

Table of contents
The first official book of
How to build wealth
with Lazy Portfolios and Passive Investing Strategies
Choose a goal
Employ the best metrics to evaluate it
Join the passive investing strategy
Discover new asset allocations in USD and EUR,
in addition to the lazy portfolios on the website.

About the Author

Hello. I am "AIM WAYS". I was bord in 1969; I live in Italy and I'm Italian; my name is Carmine.

For almost 15 years -I was not yet 21 years old- I was a tied-agent on behalf of a leading Italian asset management company. Thereafter, I abandoned single-mandate model, and for 13 years I was involved in straightforward consulting.

With changing regulations in the industry sector, in 2018 I decided to permanently abandon the classic 'Output-Economy' approach (focused on the placement of instruments) to face a new concept: financial coaching.

Challenge consists in being able to generate income revenues (for me), with value and full reward for the investor/prospect.

It is the cornerstone of the 'Outcome-Economy': a new 'ecosystem' in which, RELATIONSHIP (Advisory), is the main pillar, through major tool: 'Goal based investing'; my policy does NOT allow "recommenda- tions on financial instruments."

Basically, I focus on the 'CORE' stages of <Consulting Process>; that is: once the 'anamnesis' is taken and the correct 'therapy' (including 'dosage') is identified, it will then be the interactor -now sufficiently learned- to choose both 'pharmacy' and specific 'medicine'.

After all these years professionally engaged in personal finance, I still manage to be passionate about the world of investments.

Portfolio Overview

Shield Strategy” was founded with purpose defending the investment from strong swings in the U.S. market. Each asset-class works differently as a "shield" for its management.

Strategy's goal:
Specifically, it's a blended 'shield’ against several kinds of market risks. By diversifying between different asset classes, it reduces the negative volatility of management, improving its resilience in cases of market shocks.

Selected asset-classes:
Equity generates potential long-term growth, but not without volatility. Gold is ‘safe-haven’ par excellence; i.e.: in times of uncertainty or instability, people seek refuge in gold to ‘neutralize’ (balance) downside from other financial assets in the portfolio.

3-7 year Treasuries: short-and medium-term govern. bonds, less volatile than equities, provide stability. Corporate invest. grade, rated AAA, offer higher yields than Treas. maintaining the degree of safety.

Choosing to include etf or index funds, also helps to improve efficiency of the strategy.

Asset Allocation and ETFs

The Aim Ways Shield Strategy To EUR Portfolio has the following asset allocation:

42% Stocks
38% Fixed Income
20% Commodities

The Aim Ways Shield Strategy To EUR Portfolio can be implemented with the following ETFs:

Weight
(%)
Investment Themes (Orig.Currency) ETF
Ticker
ETF
Currency
ETF Name
21.00 Equity, U.S., Large Cap (USD)
SXR8.DE
EUR iShares Core S&P 500
16.00 Equity, U.S., Large Cap, Growth (USD)
SXRV.DE
EUR iShares Nasdaq 100
5.00 Equity, U.S., Large Cap (USD)
IBCK.DE
EUR iShares Edge S&P 500 Minimum Volatility
22.00 Bond, U.S., All-Term (USD)
VUCE.DE
EUR Vanguard USD Corporate Bond
16.00 Bond, U.S., Intermediate-Term (USD)
SXRL.DE
EUR iShares USD Treasury Bond 3-7yr
20.00 Commodity, Gold (USD)
PHAU
EUR WisdomTree Physical Gold

Most of Lazy Portfolios are made of common components (asset classes), very simple and well defined. For a more complete view, find out the most common ETFs you can use to build your portfolio.

Portfolio and ETF Returns as of Apr 30, 2024

The Aim Ways Shield Strategy To EUR Portfolio guaranteed the following returns.

Returns are calculated in EUR, assuming:
AIM WAYS SHIELD STRATEGY TO EUR PORTFOLIO
Consolidated returns as of 30 April 2024
Swipe left to see all data
  Chg (%) Return (%) Return (%) as of Apr 30, 2024
  1 Day Time ET(*) May 2024 1M 6M 1Y 5Y 10Y 30Y MAX
(~39Y)
Aim Ways Shield Strategy To EUR Portfolio n.a. n.a. -0.59 13.57 17.82 10.29 10.52 9.00 8.16
Euro Inflation Adjusted return -1.17 12.21 15.08 6.35 8.03 6.79 5.88
Components
SXR8.DE
EUR iShares Core S&P 500 n.a. - n.a. -2.13 21.15 28.06 14.24 15.13 10.63 10.17
SXRV.DE
EUR iShares Nasdaq 100 n.a. - n.a. -2.33 22.14 39.11 19.53 21.08 13.62 12.63
IBCK.DE
EUR iShares Edge S&P 500 Minimum Volatility n.a. - n.a. -2.22 16.18 15.21 10.18 13.12 10.15 9.90
VUCE.DE
EUR Vanguard USD Corporate Bond n.a. - n.a. -1.36 5.71 4.77 2.23 5.13 5.59 5.57
SXRL.DE
EUR iShares USD Treasury Bond 3-7yr n.a. - n.a. -1.72 2.67 -1.11 0.10 1.10 3.71 3.93
PHAU
EUR WisdomTree Physical Gold n.a. - n.a. 4.49 13.79 18.75 12.95 8.29 6.24 3.94
Returns over 1 year are annualized | Available data source: since Jan 1985
(*) Eastern Time (ET - America/New York)
Euro Inflation is updated to Apr 2024. Current inflation (annualized) is 1Y: 2.38% , 5Y: 3.70% , 10Y: 2.30% , 30Y: 2.07%

Capital Growth as of Apr 30, 2024

An investment of 1€, since May 1994, now would be worth 13.27€, with a total return of 1226.93% (9.00% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 7.18€, with a net total return of 618.00% (6.79% annualized).
An investment of 1€, since January 1985, now would be worth 21.84€, with a total return of 2083.60% (8.16% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 9.45€, with a net total return of 845.47% (5.88% annualized).

Portfolio Metrics as of Apr 30, 2024

Metrics of Aim Ways Shield Strategy To EUR Portfolio, updated as of 30 April 2024.

Metrics are calculated based on monthly returns, assuming:
AIM WAYS SHIELD STRATEGY TO EUR PORTFOLIO
Advanced Metrics
Data Source: 1 January 1985 - 30 April 2024 (~39 years)
Swipe left to see all data
Metrics as of Apr 30, 2024
1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
(~39Y)
Investment Return (%) -0.59 4.22 13.57 17.82 8.36 10.29 10.52 8.77 9.00 8.16
Infl. Adjusted Return (%) details -1.17 2.19 12.21 15.08 2.65 6.35 8.03 6.52 6.79 5.88
Euro Inflation (%) 0.58 1.98 1.21 2.38 5.57 3.70 2.30 2.11 2.07 2.15
Returns / Inflation rates over 1 year are annualized.
DRAWDOWN
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Deepest Drawdown Depth (%) -1.91 -10.22 -10.22 -10.22 -10.90 -30.73 -30.73
Start to Recovery (# months) details 3 20 20 20 23 114 114
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 09 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 2007 11 2000 09 2000 09
Start to Bottom (# months) 2 12 12 12 8 31 31
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 12 2022 12 2022 12 2008 06 2003 03 2003 03
Bottom to End (# months) 1 8 8 8 15 83 83
End (yyyy mm) 2023 11 2023 08 2023 08 2023 08 2009 09 2010 02 2010 02
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 09 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 2007 11 2000 09 2000 09
Start to Bottom (# months) 2 12 12 12 8 31 31
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 12 2022 12 2022 12 2008 06 2003 03 2003 03
Bottom to End (# months) 1 8 8 8 15 83 83
End (yyyy mm) 2023 11 2023 08 2023 08 2023 08 2009 09 2010 02 2010 02
Longest negative period (# months) details 5 23 23 23 43 115 115
Period Start (yyyy mm) 2023 06 2021 12 2021 12 2021 12 2005 12 2000 04 2000 04
Period End (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2009 06 2009 10 2009 10
Annualized Return (%) -0.15 -0.04 -0.04 -0.04 -0.47 -0.19 -0.19
Deepest Drawdown Depth (%) -2.52 -17.78 -17.78 -17.78 -17.78 -34.90 -34.90
Start to Recovery (# months) details 4 28* 28* 28* 28* 135 135
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 08 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 2000 09 2000 09
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 12 12 12 12 31 31
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 12 2022 12 2022 12 2022 12 2003 03 2003 03
Bottom to End (# months) 1 16 16 16 16 104 104
End (yyyy mm) 2023 11 - - - - 2011 11 2011 11
Longest Drawdown Depth (%)
same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest
-16.16
same as
deepest

same as
deepest
Start to Recovery (# months) details 46
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 08 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 2006 03 2000 09 2000 09
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 12 12 12 28 31 31
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 12 2022 12 2022 12 2008 06 2003 03 2003 03
Bottom to End (# months) 1 16 16 16 18 104 104
End (yyyy mm) 2023 11 - - - 2009 12 2011 11 2011 11
Longest negative period (# months) details 5 30 38 38 56 135 135
Period Start (yyyy mm) 2023 06 2021 05 2020 09 2020 09 2004 05 2000 04 2000 04
Period End (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2008 12 2011 06 2011 06
Annualized Return (%) -2.81 -1.46 -0.60 -0.60 -0.22 -0.23 -0.23
Drawdowns / Negative periods marked with * are in progress
RISK INDICATORS
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Standard Deviation (%) 5.93 8.10 7.96 7.88 8.01 9.96 11.31
Sharpe Ratio 2.11 0.71 1.05 1.17 0.92 0.68 0.37
Sortino Ratio 2.95 1.00 1.49 1.68 1.34 0.95 0.52
Ulcer Index 0.70 3.95 3.21 2.82 3.20 10.32 10.26
Ratio: Return / Standard Deviation 3.00 1.03 1.29 1.33 1.09 0.90 0.72
Ratio: Return / Deepest Drawdown 9.31 0.82 1.01 1.03 0.80 0.29 0.27
% Positive Months details 75% 55% 63% 62% 59% 60% 59%
Positive Months 9 20 38 75 142 219 279
Negative Months 3 16 22 45 98 141 193
LONG TERM RETURNS
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Best 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 10.52 11.49 11.49 18.95
Worst 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 7.04 1.49 1.49
Best 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 8.03 10.00 10.00 16.17
Worst 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 5.03 -0.55 -0.55
ROLLING PERIODS
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Over the latest 30Y
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 48.36 28.66 25.73 11.49 10.03 9.00
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -22.64 -9.13 -4.27 1.49 5.50
% Positive Periods 80% 88% 94% 100% 100% 100%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 84.51 26.09 14.98 7.57 4.84 8.22
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - - 2.67 7.08
WR calculated based on initial capital | Monthly withdrawals adjusted for inflation | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 46.18 26.96 23.75 10.00 8.08 6.79
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -24.43 -11.22 -6.38 -0.55 3.78
% Positive Periods 72% 83% 86% 95% 100% 100%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 84.51 26.09 14.98 7.57 4.84 8.22
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - - 2.67 7.08
WR calculated based on initial capital | Monthly withdrawals adjusted for inflation | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Over all the available data source (Jan 1985 - Apr 2024)
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 48.36 28.66 25.73 18.95 10.03 9.93
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -22.64 -9.13 -4.27 1.49 5.50 7.76
% Positive Periods 74% 88% 95% 100% 100% 100%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 84.51 26.09 14.98 7.57 4.84 5.53
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - - 2.67 4.49
WR calculated based on initial capital | Monthly withdrawals adjusted for inflation | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 46.18 26.96 23.75 16.17 8.08 7.93
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -25.01 -11.22 -6.38 -0.55 3.78 5.64
% Positive Periods 67% 83% 86% 97% 100% 100%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 84.51 26.09 14.98 7.57 4.84 5.53
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - - 2.67 4.49
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 30 April 2024
Swipe left to see all data

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.

AIM WAYS SHIELD STRATEGY TO EUR PORTFOLIO
Drawdown periods
Drawdown periods - Inflation Adjusted
Data Source: 1 May 1994 - 30 April 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 January 1985 - 30 April 2024 (~39 years)
Inflation Adjusted:
Swipe left to see all data
Swipe left to see all data
Swipe left to see all data
Swipe left to see all data

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.

AIM WAYS SHIELD STRATEGY TO EUR PORTFOLIO
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:

If you need a deeper detail about rolling returns, please refer to the Aim Ways Shield Strategy To EUR Portfolio: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality

In which months is it better to invest in Aim Ways Shield Strategy To EUR 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.
Swipe left to see all data
Swipe left to see all data
Swipe left to see all data

Monthly Returns

This section provides a visual/tabular representation of the performance variability in the Aim Ways Shield Strategy To EUR Portfolio over time. It illustrates the distribution of monthly returns, showcasing the range and frequency of positive and negative returns.

AIM WAYS SHIELD STRATEGY TO EUR PORTFOLIO
Monthly Returns Distribution
Data Source: 1 May 1994 - 30 April 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 January 1985 - 30 April 2024 (~39 years)
219 Positive Months (61%) - 141 Negative Months (39%)
279 Positive Months (59%) - 193 Negative Months (41%)
Swipe left to see all data
(Scroll down to see all data)
Investment Returns, up to June 2019, 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.

Returns are calculated based on the performance of the original US asset, adjusted for actual currency exchange rates.

In particular, the series derived from equivalent datasets are:
  • SXR8.DE - iShares Core S&P 500 (SXR8.DE), up to April 2014
  • SXRV.DE - iShares Nasdaq 100 (SXRV.DE), up to June 2010
  • IBCK.DE - iShares Edge S&P 500 Minimum Volatility (IBCK.DE), up to April 2014
  • VUCE.DE - Vanguard USD Corporate Bond (VUCE.DE), up to June 2019
  • SXRL.DE - iShares USD Treasury Bond 3-7yr (SXRL.DE), up to May 2014
  • PHAU - WisdomTree Physical Gold (PHAU), up to January 2008
Analyze your Portfolio: Backtest Now!
Explore historical data since 1871 and fine-tune your investment strategy for better results.