Vanguard LifeStrategy Conservative Growth To EUR Portfolio: ETF allocation and returns

Data Source: from July 1987 to April 2024 (~37 years)
Consolidated Returns as of 30 April 2024
Currency: EUR

The Vanguard LifeStrategy Conservative Growth To EUR Portfolio is a Medium Risk portfolio and can be implemented with 7 ETFs.

It's exposed for 40% on the Stock Market.

In the last 30 Years, the Vanguard LifeStrategy Conservative Growth To EUR Portfolio obtained a 5.56% compound annual return, with a 6.26% standard deviation.

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Asset Allocation and ETFs

The Vanguard LifeStrategy Conservative Growth To EUR Portfolio has the following asset allocation:

40% Stocks
60% Fixed Income
0% Commodities

The Vanguard LifeStrategy Conservative Growth To EUR Portfolio can be implemented with the following ETFs:

Weight
(%)
Investment Themes (Orig.Currency) ETF
Ticker
ETF
Currency
ETF Name
20.00 Stocks (Mix)
EUNL.DE
EUR iShares Core MSCI World
20.00 Equity, Global, Large Cap (Mix)
IUSQ.DE
EUR iShares MSCI ACWI
20.00 Fixed Income (Mix)
EUNA.DE
EUR
Hedged
iShares Core Global Aggregate Bond EUR Hedged
15.00 Bond, U.S., All-Term (USD)
VDTE.DE
EUR
Hedged
Vanguard USD Treasury Bond Eur Hedged
10.00 Bond, U.S., All-Term (USD)
VDCE.DE
EUR
Hedged
Vanguard USD Corporate Bond EUR Hedged
10.00 Fixed Income (EUR)
XGLE.DE
EUR Xtrackers II Eurozone Government Bond
5.00 Fixed Income (EUR)
EUN5.DE
EUR iShares Core EUR Corporate Bond

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Portfolio and ETF Returns as of Apr 30, 2024

The Vanguard LifeStrategy Conservative Growth To EUR Portfolio guaranteed the following returns.

Returns are calculated in EUR, assuming:
  • no fees or capital gain taxes.
  • a rebalancing of the components at every January 1st. How do returns change with different rebalancing strategies?
  • the adjustment for actual currency exchange rates (simulation derived from original US returns)
  • 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.
  • the actual Euro Inflation rates.
VANGUARD LIFESTRATEGY CONSERVATIVE GROWTH TO EUR PORTFOLIO
Consolidated returns as of 30 April 2024
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  Chg (%) Return (%) Return (%) as of Apr 30, 2024
  1 Day Time ET(*) May 2024 1M 6M 1Y 5Y 10Y 30Y MAX
(~37Y)
Vanguard LifeStrategy Conservative Growth To EUR Portfolio n.a. n.a. -1.91 10.33 8.63 3.71 4.79 5.56 5.96
Euro Inflation Adjusted return -2.47 9.01 6.11 0.01 2.43 3.42 3.62
Components
EUNL.DE
EUR iShares Core MSCI World n.a. - n.a. -2.05 20.05 23.44 11.77 11.93 7.59 7.14
IUSQ.DE
EUR iShares MSCI ACWI n.a. - n.a. -1.69 19.44 22.29 10.65 11.01 6.68 6.20
EUNA.DE
EUR
Hedged
iShares Core Global Aggregate Bond EUR Hedged n.a. - n.a. -1.75 4.03 -0.08 -1.62 0.12 3.72 4.54
VDTE.DE
EUR
Hedged
Vanguard USD Treasury Bond Eur Hedged n.a. - n.a. -2.38 2.39 -4.60 -2.26 -0.82 3.31 4.50
VDCE.DE
EUR
Hedged
Vanguard USD Corporate Bond EUR Hedged n.a. - n.a. -2.53 5.88 -0.65 -0.23 1.07 4.60 5.76
XGLE.DE
EUR Xtrackers II Eurozone Government Bond n.a. - n.a. -1.50 4.60 2.38 -2.15 0.43 3.35 4.14
EUN5.DE
EUR iShares Core EUR Corporate Bond n.a. - n.a. -1.02 4.53 4.84 -0.86 0.90 3.37 4.08
Returns over 1 year are annualized | Available data source: since Jul 1987
(*) 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 5.07€, with a total return of 407.40% (5.56% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 2.75€, with a net total return of 174.55% (3.42% annualized).
An investment of 1€, since July 1987, now would be worth 8.43€, with a total return of 742.70% (5.96% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 3.71€, with a net total return of 270.62% (3.62% annualized).

Portfolio Metrics as of Apr 30, 2024

Metrics of Vanguard LifeStrategy Conservative Growth To EUR Portfolio, updated as of 30 April 2024.

Metrics are calculated based on monthly returns, assuming:
  • no fees or capital gain taxes.
  • a rebalancing of the components at every January 1st. How do returns change with different rebalancing strategies?
  • the adjustment for actual currency exchange rates (simulation derived from original US returns)
  • 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.
  • the actual Euro Inflation rates.
VANGUARD LIFESTRATEGY CONSERVATIVE GROWTH TO EUR PORTFOLIO
Advanced Metrics
Data Source: 1 July 1987 - 30 April 2024 (~37 years)
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Metrics as of Apr 30, 2024
1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
(~37Y)
Investment Return (%) -1.91 0.96 10.33 8.63 1.19 3.71 4.79 5.04 5.56 5.96
Infl. Adjusted Return (%) details -2.47 -1.00 9.01 6.11 -4.14 0.01 2.43 2.87 3.42 3.62
Euro Inflation (%) 0.58 1.98 1.21 2.38 5.57 3.70 2.30 2.11 2.07 2.26
Returns / Inflation rates over 1 year are annualized.
DRAWDOWN
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Deepest Drawdown Depth (%) -4.32 -14.45 -14.45 -14.45 -17.74 -17.74 -17.74
Start to Recovery (# months) details 5 28* 28* 28* 28 28 28
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 08 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 2007 11 2007 11 2007 11
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 12 12 12 16 16 16
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 12 2022 12 2022 12 2009 02 2009 02 2009 02
Bottom to End (# months) 2 16 16 16 12 12 12
End (yyyy mm) 2023 12 - - - 2010 02 2010 02 2010 02
Longest Drawdown Depth (%)
same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest
-14.45 -13.67 -13.67
Start to Recovery (# months) details 28* 52 52
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) 2 16 16 16 16 21 21
End (yyyy mm) 2023 12 - - - - 2004 12 2004 12
Longest negative period (# months) details 6 33* 36 36 52 102 102
Period Start (yyyy mm) 2023 05 2021 08 2020 01 2020 01 2004 11 2000 09 2000 09
Period End (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2024 04 2022 12 2022 12 2009 02 2009 02 2009 02
Annualized Return (%) -3.05 -0.05 -0.03 -0.03 -0.02 -0.18 -0.18
Drawdowns / Negative periods marked with * are in progress
Deepest Drawdown Depth (%) -5.22 -22.66 -22.66 -22.66 -22.66 -22.66 -22.66
Start to Recovery (# months) details 5 28* 28* 28* 28* 28* 28*
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 08 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 22 22 22 22 22 22
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10
Bottom to End (# months) 2 6 6 6 6 6 6
End (yyyy mm) 2023 12 - - - - - -
Longest Drawdown Depth (%)
same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest
-19.43 -18.87 -18.87
Start to Recovery (# months) details 29 65 65
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 08 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 2007 11 2000 09 2000 09
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 22 22 22 16 31 31
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2009 02 2003 03 2003 03
Bottom to End (# months) 2 6 6 6 13 34 34
End (yyyy mm) 2023 12 - - - 2010 03 2006 01 2006 01
Longest negative period (# months) details 6 36* 58* 104 104 122 122
Period Start (yyyy mm) 2023 05 2021 05 2019 07 2015 03 2015 03 1999 01 1999 01
Period End (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2024 04 2024 04 2023 10 2023 10 2009 02 2009 02
Annualized Return (%) -5.25 -4.14 -0.16 -0.11 -0.11 -0.09 -0.09
Drawdowns / Negative periods marked with * are in progress
RISK INDICATORS
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Standard Deviation (%) 6.89 8.09 7.59 6.56 5.94 6.26 6.61
Sharpe Ratio 0.49 -0.18 0.24 0.54 0.62 0.53 0.30
Sortino Ratio 0.71 -0.25 0.32 0.72 0.82 0.71 0.40
Ulcer Index 1.48 8.40 6.67 4.92 4.65 4.74 4.86
Ratio: Return / Standard Deviation 1.25 0.15 0.49 0.73 0.85 0.89 0.90
Ratio: Return / Deepest Drawdown 2.00 0.08 0.26 0.33 0.28 0.31 0.34
% Positive Months details 66% 61% 63% 65% 67% 63% 64%
Positive Months 8 22 38 79 161 229 283
Negative Months 4 14 22 41 79 131 159
LONG TERM RETURNS
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Best 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 4.79 7.85 7.85 11.47
Worst 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 4.06 1.79 1.79
Best 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 2.43 6.51 6.51 8.80
Worst 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 1.79 -0.32 -0.32
ROLLING PERIODS
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Over the latest 30Y
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 29.50 17.49 14.96 7.85 7.11 5.56
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -14.45 -4.46 0.12 1.79 4.04
% Positive Periods 80% 91% 100% 100% 100% 100%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 86.74 29.92 18.02 9.31 5.48 5.89
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - - 2.04 3.74
WR calculated based on initial capital | Monthly withdrawals adjusted for inflation | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 27.60 15.51 13.15 6.51 5.20 3.42
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -21.66 -6.41 -1.98 -0.32 2.35
% Positive Periods 74% 77% 88% 98% 100% 100%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 86.74 29.92 18.02 9.31 5.48 5.89
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - - 2.04 3.74
WR calculated based on initial capital | Monthly withdrawals adjusted for inflation | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Over all the available data source (Jul 1987 - Apr 2024)
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 29.50 17.49 14.96 11.47 7.44 6.84
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -14.45 -4.46 0.12 1.79 4.04 5.20
% Positive Periods 80% 93% 100% 100% 100% 100%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 86.74 29.92 18.02 9.31 5.48 5.45
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - - 2.04 3.35
WR calculated based on initial capital | Monthly withdrawals adjusted for inflation | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 27.60 15.51 13.15 8.80 5.20 4.84
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -21.66 -6.41 -1.98 -0.32 2.35 3.06
% Positive Periods 72% 80% 91% 99% 100% 100%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 86.74 29.92 18.02 9.31 5.48 5.45
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - - 2.04 3.35
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
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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.

VANGUARD LIFESTRATEGY CONSERVATIVE GROWTH TO EUR PORTFOLIO
Drawdown periods
Drawdown periods - Inflation Adjusted
Data Source: 1 May 1994 - 30 April 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 July 1987 - 30 April 2024 (~37 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.

VANGUARD LIFESTRATEGY CONSERVATIVE GROWTH TO EUR PORTFOLIO
Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Returns - Inflation Adjusted
Data Source: 1 May 1994 - 30 April 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 July 1987 - 30 April 2024 (~37 years)
Inflation Adjusted:

If you need a deeper detail about rolling returns, please refer to the Vanguard LifeStrategy Conservative Growth To EUR Portfolio: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality

In which months is it better to invest in Vanguard LifeStrategy Conservative Growth 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.
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Monthly Returns

This section provides a visual/tabular representation of the performance variability in the Vanguard LifeStrategy Conservative Growth To EUR Portfolio over time. It illustrates the distribution of monthly returns, showcasing the range and frequency of positive and negative returns.

VANGUARD LIFESTRATEGY CONSERVATIVE GROWTH TO EUR PORTFOLIO
Monthly Returns Distribution
Data Source: 1 May 1994 - 30 April 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 July 1987 - 30 April 2024 (~37 years)
229 Positive Months (64%) - 131 Negative Months (36%)
283 Positive Months (64%) - 159 Negative Months (36%)
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Investment Returns, up to August 2020, 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.
Hedged returns are calculated taking into account the interest rate differentials of the countries. It is assumed that hedged instruments have an additional expense ratio of 0.25% (yearly).

In particular, the series derived from equivalent datasets are:
  • EUNL.DE - iShares Core MSCI World (EUNL.DE), up to October 2009
  • IUSQ.DE - iShares MSCI ACWI (IUSQ.DE), up to March 2012
  • EUNA.DE - iShares Core Global Aggregate Bond EUR Hedged (EUNA.DE), up to December 2017
  • VDTE.DE - Vanguard USD Treasury Bond Eur Hedged (VDTE.DE), up to August 2020
  • VDCE.DE - Vanguard USD Corporate Bond EUR Hedged (VDCE.DE), up to August 2020
  • XGLE.DE - Xtrackers II Eurozone Government Bond (XGLE.DE), up to April 2014
  • EUN5.DE - iShares Core EUR Corporate Bond (EUN5.DE), up to May 2009
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