Developed World ex-US Stocks Portfolio: ETF allocation and returns

Data Source: from January 1970 to May 2024 (~54 years)
Consolidated Returns as of 31 May 2024
Live Update: Jun 13 2024, 04:00PM Eastern Time Currency: USD
PORTFOLIO • LIVE PERFORMANCE (USD currency)
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1.52%
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June 2024

The Developed World ex-US Stocks Portfolio can be implemented with 1 ETF. This portfolio has a very high risk, meaning it can experience significant fluctuations in value. It is suitable for investors with a high risk tolerance who are seeking substantial returns and can withstand large drawdowns.

It's exposed for 100% on the Stock Market.

In the last 30 Years, the Developed World ex-US Stocks Portfolio obtained a 5.08% compound annual return, with a 16.52% standard deviation.

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Asset Allocation and ETFs

The Developed World ex-US Stocks Portfolio has the following asset allocation:

100% Stocks
0% Fixed Income
0% Commodities

The Developed World ex-US Stocks Portfolio can be implemented with the following ETFs:

Weight
(%)
ETF
Ticker
ETF
Currency
ETF Name Investment Themes (Orig.Currency)
100.00
VEA
USD Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets Equity, EAFE, Large Cap (USD)

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Portfolio and ETF Returns as of May 31, 2024

The Developed World ex-US Stocks Portfolio guaranteed the following returns.

Returns are calculated in USD, assuming:
  • no fees or capital gain taxes.
  • the reinvestment of dividends.
  • the actual US Inflation rates.
DEVELOPED WORLD EX-US STOCKS PORTFOLIO
Consolidated returns as of 31 May 2024
Live Update: Jun 13 2024, 04:00PM Eastern Time
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  Chg (%) Return (%) Return (%) as of May 31, 2024
  1 Day Time ET(*) Jun 2024 1M 6M 1Y 5Y 10Y 30Y MAX
(~54Y)
Developed World ex-US Stocks Portfolio -1.40 -1.52 4.66 12.45 17.69 8.18 4.82 5.08 8.27
US Inflation Adjusted return 4.66 10.59 13.98 3.84 1.93 2.48 4.14
Returns over 1 year are annualized | Available data source: since Jan 1970
(*) Eastern Time (ET - America/New York)
US Inflation is updated to May 2024. Current inflation (annualized) is 1Y: 3.25% , 5Y: 4.17% , 10Y: 2.83% , 30Y: 2.54%

In 2023, the Developed World ex-US Stocks Portfolio granted a 3.65% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Developed World ex-US Stocks Portfolio: Dividend Yield page.

Capital Growth as of May 31, 2024

An investment of 1$, since June 1994, now would be worth 4.42$, with a total return of 342.48% (5.08% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 2.08$, with a net total return of 108.37% (2.48% annualized).
An investment of 1$, since January 1970, now would be worth 75.41$, with a total return of 7441.05% (8.27% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 9.08$, with a net total return of 807.65% (4.14% annualized).

Portfolio Metrics as of May 31, 2024

Metrics of Developed World ex-US Stocks Portfolio, updated as of 31 May 2024, provide a comprehensive overview of the portfolio's performance and risk characteristics.

These metrics include detailed data on returns, volatility, drawdowns and other key performance indicators. By examining them, you can gain insights into how the portfolio has performed over various time periods and understand its risk profile.

Metrics are calculated based on monthly returns, assuming:
  • no fees or capital gain taxes.
  • the reinvestment of dividends.
  • the actual US Inflation rates.
DEVELOPED WORLD EX-US STOCKS PORTFOLIO
Advanced Metrics
Data Source: 1 January 1970 - 31 May 2024 (~54 years)
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Metrics as of May 31, 2024
1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
(~54Y)
Investment Return (%) 4.66 4.79 12.45 17.69 2.10 8.18 4.82 6.03 5.08 8.27
Infl. Adjusted Return (%) details 4.66 4.07 10.59 13.98 -3.02 3.84 1.93 3.36 2.48 4.14
US Inflation (%) 0.01 0.70 1.69 3.25 5.28 4.17 2.83 2.58 2.54 3.97
Returns / Inflation rates over 1 year are annualized.
DRAWDOWN
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Deepest Drawdown Depth (%) -10.71 -28.08 -28.08 -28.08 -57.00 -57.00 -57.00
Start to Recovery (# months) details 5 30 30 30 79 79 79
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 08 2021 09 2021 09 2021 09 2007 11 2007 11 2007 11
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 13 13 13 16 16 16
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 09 2022 09 2022 09 2009 02 2009 02 2009 02
Bottom to End (# months) 2 17 17 17 63 63 63
End (yyyy mm) 2023 12 2024 02 2024 02 2024 02 2014 05 2014 05 2014 05
Longest Drawdown Depth (%)
same

same

same
-24.14
same

same

same
Start to Recovery (# months) details 34
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 08 2021 09 2021 09 2018 02 2007 11 2007 11 2007 11
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 13 13 26 16 16 16
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 09 2022 09 2020 03 2009 02 2009 02 2009 02
Bottom to End (# months) 2 17 17 8 63 63 63
End (yyyy mm) 2023 12 2024 02 2024 02 2020 11 2014 05 2014 05 2014 05
Longest negative period (# months) details 5 32 39 71 150 150 170
Period Start (yyyy mm) 2023 06 2021 06 2019 07 2014 06 2007 10 2007 10 1989 02
Period End (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2024 01 2022 09 2020 04 2020 03 2020 03 2003 03
Annualized Return (%) -8.92 -0.43 -1.44 -0.01 -0.14 -0.14 -0.10
Deepest Drawdown Depth (%) -11.55 -34.28 -34.28 -34.28 -57.71 -57.71 -57.71
Start to Recovery (# months) details 5 36* 36* 36* 123 123 123
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 08 2021 06 2021 06 2021 06 2007 11 2007 11 2007 11
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 16 16 16 16 16 16
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 09 2022 09 2022 09 2009 02 2009 02 2009 02
Bottom to End (# months) 2 20 20 20 107 107 107
End (yyyy mm) 2023 12 - - - 2018 01 2018 01 2018 01
Longest Drawdown Depth (%)
same

same

same

same

same

same
-51.06
Start to Recovery (# months) details 145
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 08 2021 06 2021 06 2021 06 2007 11 2007 11 1973 01
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 16 16 16 16 16 21
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 09 2022 09 2022 09 2009 02 2009 02 1974 09
Bottom to End (# months) 2 20 20 20 107 107 124
End (yyyy mm) 2023 12 - - - 2018 01 2018 01 1985 01
Longest negative period (# months) details 6 36* 52 112 199 243 269
Period Start (yyyy mm) 2023 08 2021 06 2019 07 2014 07 2007 04 2000 01 1990 01
Period End (yyyy mm) 2024 01 2024 05 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2020 03 2012 05
Annualized Return (%) -0.38 -3.02 -1.20 -0.01 0.00 -0.08 -0.04
Drawdowns / Negative periods marked with * are in progress
RISK INDICATORS
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Standard Deviation (%) 14.49 17.63 18.36 15.44 17.26 16.52 17.11
Sharpe Ratio 0.85 -0.04 0.34 0.23 0.27 0.17 0.25
Sortino Ratio 1.17 -0.06 0.46 0.31 0.36 0.23 0.34
Ulcer Index 4.01 10.64 9.73 9.15 17.16 18.42 16.02
Ratio: Return / Standard Deviation 1.22 0.12 0.45 0.31 0.35 0.31 0.48
Ratio: Return / Deepest Drawdown 1.65 0.07 0.29 0.17 0.11 0.09 0.15
Positive Months (%) details 58.33 52.77 58.33 58.33 59.16 59.44 59.57
Positive Months 7 19 35 70 142 214 389
Negative Months 5 17 25 50 98 146 264
95% VaR - Value at Risk (%) 7.34 11.71 15.18 21.07 8.81 1.78 --- --- ---
95% CVaR - Conditional Value at Risk (%) 9.39 15.26 20.20 30.36 12.60 3.95 --- --- ---
99% VaR - Value at Risk (%) 10.70 17.54 23.42 42.63 15.16 5.15 --- --- ---
99% CVaR - Conditional Value at Risk (%) 12.84 21.25 28.67 46.62 17.46 5.99 --- --- ---
VaRs calculated from all the available data | Short term VaRs: analytical | 1+ years VaRs: annualized, based on historical rolling returns
LONG TERM RETURNS
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Best 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 4.82 9.94 9.94 24.60
Worst 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 1.05 -0.38 -0.38
Best 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 1.93 8.03 8.03 16.99
Worst 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized -0.73 -2.90 -3.76
TIME FRAME ANALYSIS
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Over the latest 30Y
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 57.71 31.15 23.71 9.94 7.55 5.08
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -49.94 -19.64 -7.06 -0.38 2.08
Positive Periods (%) 63.8 77.2 82.0 99.1 100.0 100.0
Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 65.19 21.88 13.35 7.38 4.42 4.38
Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized --- --- --- --- --- 2.28
Withdrawal Rates based on initial capital, inflation-adj. monthly withdrawals afterwards | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 55.02 27.59 20.23 8.03 4.92 2.48
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -49.95 -21.56 -8.92 -2.90 0.00
Positive Periods (%) 60.7 67.6 65.1 86.3 99.1 100.0
Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 65.19 21.88 13.35 7.38 4.42 4.38
Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized --- --- --- --- --- 2.28
Withdrawal Rates based on initial capital, inflation-adj. monthly withdrawals afterwards | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
From all available data (Jan 1970 - May 2024)
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 90.05 60.37 42.40 24.60 16.26 12.94
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -49.94 -19.64 -7.06 -0.38 1.34 3.90
Positive Periods (%) 68.2 81.0 89.0 99.6 100.0 100.0
Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 65.19 21.88 13.35 7.38 4.42 3.39
Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized --- --- --- --- --- 1.20
Withdrawal Rates based on initial capital, inflation-adj. monthly withdrawals afterwards | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 87.10 55.74 38.06 16.99 9.76 7.56
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -49.95 -21.56 -8.92 -3.76 -1.46 1.37
Positive Periods (%) 60.9 66.3 68.6 88.5 98.3 100.0
Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 65.19 21.88 13.35 7.38 4.42 3.39
Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized --- --- --- --- --- 1.20
Withdrawal Rates based on initial capital, inflation-adj. monthly withdrawals afterwards | 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.
  • Value at Risk (VaR): it represents a worst-case return, associated with a probability (95%-99%) and a time horizon. It's calculated based on the expected return and standard deviation, assuming a normal distribution of monthly returns.
  • Conditional Value at Risk (CVaR): it represents the average expected loss if that worst-case threshold (95%-99%) is ever crossed. It's calculated based on the expected return and standard deviation, assuming a normal distribution of monthly returns.
  • 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.

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.

DEVELOPED WORLD EX-US STOCKS PORTFOLIO
Drawdown periods
Drawdown periods - Inflation Adjusted
Data Source: 1 June 1994 - 31 May 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 January 1970 - 31 May 2024 (~54 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.

DEVELOPED WORLD EX-US STOCKS PORTFOLIO
Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Returns - Inflation Adjusted
Data Source: 1 June 1994 - 31 May 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 January 1970 - 31 May 2024 (~54 years)
Inflation Adjusted:

If you need a deeper detail about rolling returns, please refer to the Developed World ex-US Stocks Portfolio: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality

In which months is it better to invest in Developed World ex-US Stocks 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 Developed World ex-US Stocks Portfolio over time. It illustrates the distribution of monthly returns, showcasing the range and frequency of positive and negative returns.

DEVELOPED WORLD EX-US STOCKS PORTFOLIO
Monthly Returns Distribution
Data Source: 1 June 1994 - 31 May 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 January 1970 - 31 May 2024 (~54 years)
214 Positive Months (59%) - 146 Negative Months (41%)
389 Positive Months (60%) - 264 Negative Months (40%)
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Investment Returns, up to December 2007, 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.

In particular, the series derived from equivalent datasets are:
  • Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets (VEA), up to December 2007

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