Stocks/Bonds 80/20 Momentum Portfolio: Rebalancing Strategy

Data Source: from January 1982 to March 2024
Consolidated Returns as of 31 March 2024

Managing the Stocks/Bonds 80/20 Momentum Portfolio with a yearly rebalancing, you would have obtained a 11.56% compound annual return in the last 30 Years.

With a quarterly rebalancing, over the same period, the return would have been 11.46%.

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 Mar 31, 2024

Implementing different rebalancing strategies, the Stocks/Bonds 80/20 Momentum Portfolio guaranteed the following returns.

According to the available data source, we assume we built the portfolio on January 1982.

Portfolio returns are calculated in USD, assuming:
  • No fees or capital gain taxes
  • the reinvestment of dividends, if existing
STOCKS/BONDS 80/20 MOMENTUM PORTFOLIO RETURNS
Period: January 1982 - March 2024
Annualized Returns
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Return (%) and number of rebalances as of Mar 31, 2024
Rebalancing Strategy 1Y 5Y 10Y 30Y MAX
(~42Y)
Yearly Rebalancing 28.68 (1) 9.90 (5) 11.09 (10) 11.56 (30) 12.58 (43)
Half Yearly Rebalancing 28.71 (2) 9.95 (10) 11.10 (20) 11.44 (60) 12.52 (85)
Quarterly Rebalancing 28.78 (4) 10.01 (20) 11.14 (40) 11.46 (120) 12.54 (169)
5% Tolerance per asset 28.18 (0) 9.93 (1) 11.24 (3) 11.61 (12) 12.67 (15)
10% Tolerance per asset 31.75 (1) 10.67 (1) 11.70 (2) 11.94 (5) 12.86 (5)

In order to have complete information about the portfolio, please refer to the Stocks/Bonds 80/20 Momentum Portfolio: ETF allocation and returns page.

Performances as of Mar 31, 2024

Historical returns and stats of Stocks/Bonds 80/20 Momentum Portfolio, after implementing different rebalancing strategies.

STOCKS/BONDS 80/20 MOMENTUM PORTFOLIO PERFORMANCES
Period: January 1982 - March 2024
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Standard Deviation
Max Drawdown (%)
Rebalancing Strategy Return % Std Dev(%) Ret. / Std Dev MaxDD(%) Ret. / MaxDD
Yearly Rebalancing 12.58 (43) 12.57 1.00 -43.61 0.29
Half Yearly Rebalancing 12.52 (85) 12.53 1.00 -44.26 0.28
Quarterly Rebalancing 12.54 (169) 12.54 1.00 -44.66 0.28
5% Tolerance per asset 12.67 (15) 12.61 1.01 -44.61 0.28
10% Tolerance per asset 12.86 (5) 13.06 0.98 -46.83 0.27
(*) Since Jan 1982 (~42 yrs) | Annualized Returns (and number of rebalances)

Drawdowns as of Mar 31, 2024

Historical Drawdowns of Stocks/Bonds 80/20 Momentum Portfolio, after implementing different rebalancing strategies.

STOCKS/BONDS 80/20 MOMENTUM PORTFOLIO DRAWDOWNS
Period: January 1982 - March 2024
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Rebalancing
Tolerance per asset
Yearly Half Yearly Quarterly 5% 10%
-43.61
Nov 2007 - Feb 2012
-44.26
Nov 2007 - Feb 2012
-44.66
Nov 2007 - Feb 2012
-44.61
Nov 2007 - Feb 2012
-46.83
Nov 2007 - Sep 2012
-32.75
Sep 2000 - Dec 2004
-33.30
Sep 2000 - Dec 2004
-33.05
Sep 2000 - Dec 2004
-33.10
Sep 2000 - Dec 2004
-31.87
Sep 2000 - Nov 2004
-27.23
Nov 2021 - In progress
-27.15
Nov 2021 - Mar 2024
-27.17
Nov 2021 - Mar 2024
-27.05
Nov 2021 - In progress
-28.59
Nov 2021 - Mar 2024
-25.63
Sep 1987 - May 1989
-24.53
Sep 1987 - May 1989
-24.08
Sep 1987 - May 1989
-24.29
Sep 1987 - May 1989
-26.02
Sep 1987 - May 1989
-14.33
Feb 2020 - Jun 2020
-14.33
Feb 2020 - Jun 2020
-14.33
Feb 2020 - Jun 2020
-14.29
Feb 2020 - Jun 2020
-15.39
Feb 2020 - Jun 2020
5 Worst Drawdowns - Average
-28.71 -28.71 -28.66 -28.67 -29.74
10 Worst Drawdowns - Average
-19.15 -19.07 -19.02 -19.13 -19.85

For a deeper insight, please refer to the Stocks/Bonds 80/20 Momentum Portfolio: ETF allocation and returns page.