Stocks/Bonds 60/40 To EUR Hedged Portfolio: Rebalancing Strategy

Data Source: from January 1950 to April 2024
Consolidated Returns as of 30 April 2024

Managing the Stocks/Bonds 60/40 To EUR Hedged Portfolio with a yearly rebalancing, you would have obtained a 7.57% compound annual return in the last 30 Years.

With a quarterly rebalancing, over the same period, the return would have been 7.54%.

How do returns and drawdowns change, implementing different rebalancing strategies?

Rebalancing Strategies

In order to keep risk under control, you should rebalance assets quotes from time to time, so to keep them at the original percentage of the asset allocation.

Rebalancing can be performed in several ways.

At fixed time intervals:
  • Yearly: Jan 1st
  • Half Yearly: Jan 1st, Jul 1st
  • Quarterly: Jan 1st, Apr 1st, Jul 1st, Oct 1st
When a component (at least one) diverges from its original weight beyond a certain threshold (e.g. 5% or 10%).

Portfolio Returns as of Apr 30, 2024

Implementing different rebalancing strategies, the Stocks/Bonds 60/40 To EUR Hedged Portfolio guaranteed the following returns.

According to the available data source, we assume we built the portfolio on January 1950.

Portfolio returns are calculated in EUR, assuming:
  • No fees or capital gain taxes
  • the reinvestment of dividends, if existing
  • the currency hedging (simulation taking into account the interest rate differentials of the countries). It is also assumed that hedged instruments have an additional expense ratio of 0.25% (yearly), compared to the US original instrument.
STOCKS/BONDS 60/40 TO EUR HEDGED PORTFOLIO RETURNS
Period: January 1950 - April 2024
Annualized Returns
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Return (%) and number of rebalances as of Apr 30, 2024
Rebalancing Strategy 1Y 5Y 10Y 30Y MAX
(~74Y)
Yearly Rebalancing 11.73 (1) 5.92 (5) 6.16 (10) 7.57 (30) 8.87 (75)
Half Yearly Rebalancing 11.57 (2) 5.91 (10) 6.15 (20) 7.45 (60) 8.81 (149)
Quarterly Rebalancing 11.49 (4) 5.98 (20) 6.21 (40) 7.54 (120) 8.81 (298)
5% Tolerance per asset 11.47 (0) 5.87 (2) 6.19 (4) 7.57 (20) 8.86 (42)
10% Tolerance per asset 13.08 (1) 6.28 (2) 6.46 (3) 7.77 (8) 8.90 (13)

In order to have complete information about the portfolio, please refer to the Stocks/Bonds 60/40 To EUR Hedged Portfolio: ETF allocation and returns page.

Performances as of Apr 30, 2024

Historical returns and stats of Stocks/Bonds 60/40 To EUR Hedged Portfolio, after implementing different rebalancing strategies.

STOCKS/BONDS 60/40 TO EUR HEDGED PORTFOLIO PERFORMANCES
Period: January 1950 - April 2024
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Standard Deviation
Max Drawdown (%)
Rebalancing Strategy Return % Std Dev(%) Ret. / Std Dev MaxDD(%) Ret. / MaxDD
Yearly Rebalancing 8.87 (75) 9.50 0.93 -29.28 0.30
Half Yearly Rebalancing 8.81 (149) 9.48 0.93 -30.05 0.29
Quarterly Rebalancing 8.81 (298) 9.49 0.93 -30.58 0.29
5% Tolerance per asset 8.86 (42) 9.56 0.93 -30.68 0.29
10% Tolerance per asset 8.90 (13) 9.82 0.91 -31.38 0.28
(*) Since Jan 1950 (~74 yrs) | Annualized Returns (and number of rebalances)

Drawdowns as of Apr 30, 2024

Historical Drawdowns of Stocks/Bonds 60/40 To EUR Hedged Portfolio, after implementing different rebalancing strategies.

STOCKS/BONDS 60/40 TO EUR HEDGED PORTFOLIO DRAWDOWNS
Period: January 1950 - April 2024
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Rebalancing
Tolerance per asset
Yearly Half Yearly Quarterly 5% 10%
-29.28
Nov 2007 - Apr 2010
-30.05
Nov 2007 - Apr 2010
-30.58
Nov 2007 - Sep 2010
-30.68
Nov 2007 - Oct 2010
-31.38
Nov 2007 - Apr 2010
-28.84
Jan 1973 - Jan 1976
-29.64
Jan 1973 - Jan 1976
-29.65
Jan 1973 - Jan 1976
-29.62
Jan 1973 - Jan 1976
-31.05
Jan 1973 - Mar 1976
-21.38
Jan 2022 - In progress
-22.20
Sep 2000 - Jan 2004
-21.57
Sep 2000 - Dec 2003
-21.86
Sep 2000 - Dec 2003
-22.44
Dec 1968 - Jan 1971
-21.19
Sep 2000 - Dec 2003
-21.33
Jan 2022 - In progress
-21.29
Jan 2022 - In progress
-21.28
Jan 2022 - In progress
-22.06
Jan 2022 - In progress
-20.61
Dec 1968 - Jan 1971
-20.64
Dec 1968 - Jan 1971
-20.94
Dec 1968 - Jan 1971
-20.95
Dec 1968 - Jan 1971
-21.25
Sep 2000 - Jan 2004
5 Worst Drawdowns - Average
-24.26 -24.77 -24.81 -24.88 -25.64
10 Worst Drawdowns - Average
-18.96 -19.05 -19.00 -19.20 -20.06

For a deeper insight, please refer to the Stocks/Bonds 60/40 To EUR Hedged Portfolio: ETF allocation and returns page.