iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (QUAL): Historical Returns

Data Source: from January 1976 to February 2024 (~48 years)
Consolidated Returns as of 29 February 2024
Live Update: Mar 01 2024
Category: Stocks
iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (QUAL) ETF
ETF • LIVE PERFORMANCE (USD currency)
1.31%
1 Day
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1.31%
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In the last 30 Years, the iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (QUAL) ETF obtained a 11.77% compound annual return, with a 15.08% standard deviation.

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The ETF is related to the following investment themes:

  • Asset Class: Equity
  • Size: Large Cap
  • Style: Growth
  • Region: North America
  • Country: U.S.

The iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (QUAL) ETF is part of the following Lazy Portfolios:

Portfolio Name Author QUAL Weight Currency
US Stocks Quality 100.00% USD

Investment Returns as of Feb 29, 2024

The iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (QUAL) ETF 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.
ISHARES EDGE MSCI USA QUALITY FACTOR ETF (QUAL) ETF
Consolidated returns as of 29 February 2024
Live Update: Mar 01 2024
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  Chg (%) Return (%) Return (%) as of Feb 29, 2024
  1 Day Time ET(*) Mar 2024 1M 6M 1Y 5Y 10Y 30Y MAX
(~48Y)
iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (QUAL) ETF 1.31 1.31 6.50 15.89 36.83 14.82 12.77 11.77 12.43
US Inflation Adjusted return 6.50 14.58 33.22 10.30 9.73 9.02 8.50
Returns over 1 year are annualized | Available data source: since Jan 1976
(*) Eastern Time (ET - America/New York)
US Inflation is updated to Jan 2024. Pending updates, the monthly inflation is set at 0% for the subsequent periods. Current inflation (annualized) is 1Y: 2.71% , 5Y: 4.10% , 10Y: 2.77% , 30Y: 2.52%

In 2023, the iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (QUAL) ETF granted a 1.59% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (QUAL) ETF: Dividend Yield page.

Capital Growth as of Feb 29, 2024

An investment of 1$, since March 1994, now would be worth 28.16$, with a total return of 2716.02% (11.77% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 13.34$, with a net total return of 1233.97% (9.02% annualized).
An investment of 1$, since January 1976, now would be worth 282.79$, with a total return of 28179.37% (12.43% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 50.77$, with a net total return of 4977.20% (8.50% annualized).

Investment Metrics as of Feb 29, 2024

Metrics of iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (QUAL) ETF, updated as of 29 February 2024.

Metrics are calculated based on monthly returns, assuming:
  • no fees or capital gain taxes.
  • the reinvestment of dividends.
  • the actual US Inflation rates.
ISHARES EDGE MSCI USA QUALITY FACTOR ETF (QUAL) ETF
Advanced Metrics
Data Source: 1 January 1976 - 29 February 2024 (~48 years)
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Metrics as of Feb 29, 2024
1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
(~48Y)
Investment Return (%) 6.50 14.04 15.89 36.83 12.79 14.82 12.77 10.42 11.77 12.43
Infl. Adjusted Return (%) details 6.50 13.43 14.58 33.22 6.89 10.30 9.73 7.66 9.02 8.50
US Inflation (%) 0.00 0.54 1.14 2.71 5.52 4.10 2.77 2.56 2.52 3.63
Pending updates, the monthly inflation after Jan 2024 is set at 0%. Returns / Inflation rates over 1 year are annualized.
DRAWDOWN
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Deepest Drawdown Depth (%) -6.88 -27.78 -27.78 -27.78 -46.25 -46.25 -46.25
Start to Recovery (# months) details 4 24 24 24 40 40 40
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 08 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 2007 11 2007 11 2007 11
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 9 9 9 16 16 16
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 09 2022 09 2022 09 2009 02 2009 02 2009 02
Bottom to End (# months) 1 15 15 15 24 24 24
End (yyyy mm) 2023 11 2023 12 2023 12 2023 12 2011 02 2011 02 2011 02
Longest Drawdown Depth (%)
same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest

same as
deepest
-43.01 -43.01
Start to Recovery (# months) details 77 77
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 08 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 2007 11 2000 09 2000 09
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 9 9 9 16 25 25
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 09 2022 09 2022 09 2009 02 2002 09 2002 09
Bottom to End (# months) 1 15 15 15 24 52 52
End (yyyy mm) 2023 11 2023 12 2023 12 2023 12 2011 02 2007 01 2007 01
Longest negative period (# months) details 4 27 27 27 64 130 130
Period Start (yyyy mm) 2023 07 2021 08 2021 08 2021 08 2004 03 1998 05 1998 05
Period End (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2023 10 2009 06 2009 02 2009 02
Annualized Return (%) -9.73 -1.11 -1.11 -1.11 -0.66 -0.20 -0.20
Deepest Drawdown Depth (%) -7.75 -31.56 -31.56 -31.56 -47.14 -50.85 -50.85
Start to Recovery (# months) details 4 26 26 26 52 149 149
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 08 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 2007 11 2000 09 2000 09
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 9 9 9 16 102 102
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 09 2022 09 2022 09 2009 02 2009 02 2009 02
Bottom to End (# months) 1 17 17 17 36 47 47
End (yyyy mm) 2023 11 2024 02 2024 02 2024 02 2012 02 2013 01 2013 01
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 08 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 2007 11 2000 09 2000 09
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 9 9 9 16 102 102
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 09 2022 09 2022 09 2009 02 2009 02 2009 02
Bottom to End (# months) 1 17 17 17 36 47 47
End (yyyy mm) 2023 11 2024 02 2024 02 2024 02 2012 02 2013 01 2013 01
Longest negative period (# months) details 4 32 34 34 78 156 156
Period Start (yyyy mm) 2023 07 2021 03 2019 12 2019 12 2004 03 2000 01 2000 01
Period End (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2023 10 2022 09 2022 09 2010 08 2012 12 2012 12
Annualized Return (%) -12.80 -0.28 -1.43 -1.43 -0.73 -0.09 -0.09
RISK INDICATORS
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Standard Deviation (%) 12.88 18.76 18.90 15.43 14.89 15.08 15.07
Sharpe Ratio 2.46 0.56 0.69 0.75 0.61 0.63 0.56
Sortino Ratio 3.28 0.73 0.91 1.01 0.81 0.84 0.76
Ulcer Index 2.44 11.50 9.55 7.15 10.57 13.77 11.77
Ratio: Return / Standard Deviation 2.86 0.68 0.78 0.83 0.70 0.78 0.83
Ratio: Return / Deepest Drawdown 5.36 0.46 0.53 0.46 0.23 0.25 0.27
% Positive Months details 75% 61% 63% 63% 63% 63% 61%
Positive Months 9 22 38 76 153 227 356
Negative Months 3 14 22 44 87 133 222
LONG TERM RETURNS
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Best 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 12.77 16.81 16.81 22.42
Worst 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 7.97 -2.18 -2.18
Best 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 9.73 14.78 14.78 19.14
Worst 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 5.64 -4.65 -4.65
ROLLING PERIODS
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y 30Y MAX
Over the latest 30Y
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 53.98 36.99 34.78 16.81 11.70 11.77
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -39.37 -15.42 -5.11 -2.18 5.30
% Positive Periods 81% 82% 89% 93% 100% 100%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 75.51 23.64 14.20 7.27 4.67 11.00
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - - 2.16 10.18
WR calculated based on initial capital | Monthly withdrawals adjusted for inflation | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 50.89 34.08 31.65 14.78 9.16 9.02
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -39.37 -17.45 -7.55 -4.65 3.16
% Positive Periods 79% 79% 79% 88% 100% 100%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 75.51 23.64 14.20 7.27 4.67 11.00
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - - 2.16 10.18
WR calculated based on initial capital | Monthly withdrawals adjusted for inflation | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Over all the available data source (Jan 1976 - Feb 2024)
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 55.12 36.99 34.78 22.42 20.15 14.32
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -39.37 -15.42 -5.11 -2.18 5.30 10.22
% Positive Periods 79% 89% 94% 96% 100% 100%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 75.51 23.64 14.20 7.27 4.67 6.44
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - - 2.16 5.86
WR calculated based on initial capital | Monthly withdrawals adjusted for inflation | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 51.38 34.08 31.65 19.14 15.68 10.12
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -39.37 -17.45 -7.55 -4.65 3.16 7.51
% Positive Periods 74% 81% 84% 93% 100% 100%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 75.51 23.64 14.20 7.27 4.67 6.44
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - - 2.16 5.86
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.

Correlations as of Feb 29, 2024

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.

Monthly correlations of iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (QUAL) ETF vs the main Asset Classes, over different timeframes. Columns are sortable (click on table header to sort).

ISHARES EDGE MSCI USA QUALITY FACTOR ETF (QUAL) ETF
Monthly correlations as of 29 February 2024
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Correlation vs QUAL
Asset Class 1 Year 5 Years 10 Years 30 Years Since
Jan 1992
VTI
US Total Stock Market
0.98
0.98
0.98
0.98
0.98
SPY
US Large Cap
0.99
0.99
0.99
0.99
0.99
IJR
US Small Cap
0.73
0.83
0.82
0.80
0.80
VNQ
US REITs
0.81
0.84
0.75
0.60
0.59
QQQ
US Technology
0.85
0.92
0.91
0.83
0.82
PFF
Preferred Stocks
0.64
0.78
0.73
0.46
0.45
EFA
EAFE Stocks
0.88
0.89
0.86
0.82
0.79
VT
World All Countries
0.96
0.96
0.95
0.94
0.93
EEM
Emerging Markets
0.82
0.71
0.66
0.71
0.67
VGK
Europe
0.85
0.89
0.84
0.83
0.82
VPL
Pacific
0.91
0.85
0.82
0.70
0.65
FLLA
Latin America
0.74
0.65
0.52
0.62
0.61
BND
US Total Bond Market
0.68
0.53
0.41
0.19
0.19
TLT
Long Term Treasuries
0.76
0.22
0.12
-0.08
-0.07
BIL
US Cash
0.28
0.01
0.02
0.03
0.02
TIP
TIPS
0.64
0.62
0.51
0.21
0.21
LQD
Invest. Grade Bonds
0.73
0.67
0.59
0.34
0.34
HYG
High Yield Bonds
0.82
0.84
0.80
0.66
0.65
CWB
US Convertible Bonds
0.79
0.82
0.83
0.82
0.81
BNDX
International Bonds
0.62
0.57
0.46
0.17
0.16
EMB
Emerg. Market Bonds
0.87
0.77
0.68
0.55
0.55
GLD
Gold
0.27
0.25
0.10
0.04
0.04
DBC
Commodities
0.02
0.42
0.38
0.30
0.31

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.

ISHARES EDGE MSCI USA QUALITY FACTOR ETF (QUAL) ETF
Drawdown periods
Drawdown periods - Inflation Adjusted
Data Source: 1 March 1994 - 29 February 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 January 1976 - 29 February 2024 (~48 years)
Inflation Adjusted:
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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months Ulcer Index
-46.25% Nov 2007 Feb 2009 16 Feb 2011 24 40 22.18
-43.01% Sep 2000 Sep 2002 25 Jan 2007 52 77 22.99
-27.78% Jan 2022 Sep 2022 9 Dec 2023 15 24 13.93
-19.34% Jan 2020 Mar 2020 3 Jul 2020 4 7 8.52
-14.61% Oct 2018 Dec 2018 3 Apr 2019 4 7 6.95
-13.90% May 2011 Sep 2011 5 Jan 2012 4 9 5.71
-12.07% Jul 1998 Aug 1998 2 Oct 1998 2 4 6.02
-7.19% Apr 2012 May 2012 2 Sep 2012 4 6 3.24
-6.64% Aug 2015 Sep 2015 2 Oct 2015 1 3 4.28
-6.58% May 2019 May 2019 1 Jun 2019 1 2 3.80
-6.45% Sep 2021 Sep 2021 1 Oct 2021 1 2 3.73
-6.25% Dec 2015 Jan 2016 2 Mar 2016 2 4 3.86
-5.93% Jan 2000 Feb 2000 2 Mar 2000 1 3 3.79
-5.66% Sep 2020 Oct 2020 2 Nov 2020 1 3 3.24
-5.41% Feb 2018 Apr 2018 3 Jul 2018 3 6 3.19
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Drawdown (DD)
Occurrencies (EOM)
Drawdown (DD)
Range #Num Every (Avg) Frequency Cumulative Frequency
All Time High (DD=0%) 127 2.8 Months 35.18%
 
DD = 0% 35.18%
 
0% < DD <= -5% 83 4.3 Months 22.99%
 
DD <= -5% 58.17%
 
-5% < DD <= -10% 34 10.6 Months 9.42%
 
DD <= -10% 67.59%
 
-10% < DD <= -15% 30 12.0 Months 8.31%
 
DD <= -15% 75.90%
 
-15% < DD <= -20% 26 13.9 Months 7.20%
 
DD <= -20% 83.10%
 
-20% < DD <= -25% 28 12.9 Months 7.76%
 
DD <= -25% 90.86%
 
-25% < DD <= -30% 8 45.1 Months 2.22%
 
DD <= -30% 93.07%
 
-30% < DD <= -35% 11 32.8 Months 3.05%
 
DD <= -35% 96.12%
 
-35% < DD <= -40% 9 40.1 Months 2.49%
 
DD <= -40% 98.61%
 
-40% < DD <= -45% 4 90.3 Months 1.11%
 
DD <= -45% 99.72%
 
-45% < DD <= -50% 1 361.0 Months 0.28%
 
DD <= -50% 100.00%
 
-50% < DD <= -55% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -55% 100.00%
 
-55% < DD <= -60% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -60% 100.00%
 
-60% < DD <= -65% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -65% 100.00%
 
-65% < DD <= -70% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -70% 100.00%
 
-70% < DD <= -100% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -100% 100.00%
 
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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months Ulcer Index
-50.85% Sep 2000 Feb 2009 102 Jan 2013 47 149 25.78
-31.56% Jan 2022 Sep 2022 9 Feb 2024 17 26 17.49
-19.19% Jan 2020 Mar 2020 3 Jul 2020 4 7 8.29
-14.81% Oct 2018 Dec 2018 3 Apr 2019 4 7 7.12
-12.39% Jul 1998 Aug 1998 2 Oct 1998 2 4 6.23
-6.83% Sep 2021 Sep 2021 1 Dec 2021 3 4 3.19
-6.61% May 2019 May 2019 1 Jun 2019 1 2 3.81
-6.59% Jan 2000 Feb 2000 2 Mar 2000 1 3 4.14
-6.48% Mar 2015 Sep 2015 7 Oct 2015 1 8 3.09
-6.11% Dec 2015 Jan 2016 2 Mar 2016 2 4 3.72
-5.98% Sep 2020 Oct 2020 2 Nov 2020 1 3 3.43
-5.92% Feb 2018 Apr 2018 3 Aug 2018 4 7 3.38
-5.47% Aug 1997 Aug 1997 1 Dec 1997 4 5 2.77
-5.37% Jul 1999 Sep 1999 3 Oct 1999 1 4 3.12
-4.64% Apr 2000 Jul 2000 4 Aug 2000 1 5 3.24
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Drawdown (DD)
Occurrencies (EOM)
Drawdown (DD)
Range #Num Every (Avg) Frequency Cumulative Frequency
All Time High (DD=0%) 106 3.4 Months 29.36%
 
DD = 0% 29.36%
 
0% < DD <= -5% 65 5.6 Months 18.01%
 
DD <= -5% 47.37%
 
-5% < DD <= -10% 37 9.8 Months 10.25%
 
DD <= -10% 57.62%
 
-10% < DD <= -15% 23 15.7 Months 6.37%
 
DD <= -15% 63.99%
 
-15% < DD <= -20% 28 12.9 Months 7.76%
 
DD <= -20% 71.75%
 
-20% < DD <= -25% 31 11.6 Months 8.59%
 
DD <= -25% 80.33%
 
-25% < DD <= -30% 31 11.6 Months 8.59%
 
DD <= -30% 88.92%
 
-30% < DD <= -35% 17 21.2 Months 4.71%
 
DD <= -35% 93.63%
 
-35% < DD <= -40% 12 30.1 Months 3.32%
 
DD <= -40% 96.95%
 
-40% < DD <= -45% 8 45.1 Months 2.22%
 
DD <= -45% 99.17%
 
-45% < DD <= -50% 2 180.5 Months 0.55%
 
DD <= -50% 99.72%
 
-50% < DD <= -55% 1 361.0 Months 0.28%
 
DD <= -55% 100.00%
 
-55% < DD <= -60% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -60% 100.00%
 
-60% < DD <= -65% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -65% 100.00%
 
-65% < DD <= -70% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -70% 100.00%
 
-70% < DD <= -100% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -100% 100.00%
 
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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months Ulcer Index
-46.25% Nov 2007 Feb 2009 16 Feb 2011 24 40 22.18
-43.01% Sep 2000 Sep 2002 25 Jan 2007 52 77 22.99
-29.94% Sep 1987 Nov 1987 3 May 1989 18 21 16.21
-27.78% Jan 2022 Sep 2022 9 Dec 2023 15 24 13.93
-19.34% Jan 2020 Mar 2020 3 Jul 2020 4 7 8.52
-18.54% Dec 1980 Jul 1982 20 Oct 1982 3 23 10.10
-17.76% Jan 1977 Feb 1978 14 Mar 1979 13 27 9.08
-14.61% Oct 2018 Dec 2018 3 Apr 2019 4 7 6.95
-13.90% May 2011 Sep 2011 5 Jan 2012 4 9 5.71
-12.07% Jul 1998 Aug 1998 2 Oct 1998 2 4 6.02
-11.84% Aug 1990 Sep 1990 2 Jan 1991 4 6 7.39
-9.37% Mar 1980 Mar 1980 1 May 1980 2 3 5.34
-7.88% Jul 1983 May 1984 11 Aug 1984 3 14 3.95
-7.56% Sep 1986 Sep 1986 1 Nov 1986 2 3 3.93
-7.19% Apr 2012 May 2012 2 Sep 2012 4 6 3.24
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Drawdown (DD)
Occurrencies (EOM)
Drawdown (DD)
Range #Num Every (Avg) Frequency Cumulative Frequency
All Time High (DD=0%) 200 2.9 Months 34.54%
 
DD = 0% 34.54%
 
0% < DD <= -5% 157 3.7 Months 27.12%
 
DD <= -5% 61.66%
 
-5% < DD <= -10% 71 8.2 Months 12.26%
 
DD <= -10% 73.92%
 
-10% < DD <= -15% 44 13.2 Months 7.60%
 
DD <= -15% 81.52%
 
-15% < DD <= -20% 41 14.1 Months 7.08%
 
DD <= -20% 88.60%
 
-20% < DD <= -25% 32 18.1 Months 5.53%
 
DD <= -25% 94.13%
 
-25% < DD <= -30% 9 64.3 Months 1.55%
 
DD <= -30% 95.68%
 
-30% < DD <= -35% 11 52.6 Months 1.90%
 
DD <= -35% 97.58%
 
-35% < DD <= -40% 9 64.3 Months 1.55%
 
DD <= -40% 99.14%
 
-40% < DD <= -45% 4 144.8 Months 0.69%
 
DD <= -45% 99.83%
 
-45% < DD <= -50% 1 579.0 Months 0.17%
 
DD <= -50% 100.00%
 
-50% < DD <= -55% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -55% 100.00%
 
-55% < DD <= -60% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -60% 100.00%
 
-60% < DD <= -65% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -65% 100.00%
 
-65% < DD <= -70% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -70% 100.00%
 
-70% < DD <= -100% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -100% 100.00%
 
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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months Ulcer Index
-50.85% Sep 2000 Feb 2009 102 Jan 2013 47 149 25.78
-31.56% Jan 2022 Sep 2022 9 Feb 2024 17 26 17.49
-30.61% Sep 1987 Nov 1987 3 Jul 1989 20 23 17.66
-28.48% Dec 1980 Jul 1982 20 Mar 1983 8 28 15.60
-24.09% Jul 1976 Feb 1978 20 Nov 1980 33 53 15.25
-19.19% Jan 2020 Mar 2020 3 Jul 2020 4 7 8.29
-14.81% Oct 2018 Dec 2018 3 Apr 2019 4 7 7.12
-14.35% Jun 1990 Oct 1990 5 Feb 1991 4 9 7.87
-12.39% Jul 1998 Aug 1998 2 Oct 1998 2 4 6.23
-11.53% Jul 1983 May 1984 11 Dec 1984 7 18 5.71
-7.94% Apr 1993 Mar 1994 12 Oct 1994 7 19 4.19
-7.90% Sep 1986 Sep 1986 1 Jan 1987 4 5 3.55
-7.00% Jan 1990 Jan 1990 1 May 1990 4 5 4.38
-6.83% Sep 2021 Sep 2021 1 Dec 2021 3 4 3.19
-6.61% May 2019 May 2019 1 Jun 2019 1 2 3.81
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Drawdown (DD)
Occurrencies (EOM)
Drawdown (DD)
Range #Num Every (Avg) Frequency Cumulative Frequency
All Time High (DD=0%) 143 4.0 Months 24.70%
 
DD = 0% 24.70%
 
0% < DD <= -5% 137 4.2 Months 23.66%
 
DD <= -5% 48.36%
 
-5% < DD <= -10% 68 8.5 Months 11.74%
 
DD <= -10% 60.10%
 
-10% < DD <= -15% 47 12.3 Months 8.12%
 
DD <= -15% 68.22%
 
-15% < DD <= -20% 58 10.0 Months 10.02%
 
DD <= -20% 78.24%
 
-20% < DD <= -25% 51 11.4 Months 8.81%
 
DD <= -25% 87.05%
 
-25% < DD <= -30% 34 17.0 Months 5.87%
 
DD <= -30% 92.92%
 
-30% < DD <= -35% 18 32.2 Months 3.11%
 
DD <= -35% 96.03%
 
-35% < DD <= -40% 12 48.3 Months 2.07%
 
DD <= -40% 98.10%
 
-40% < DD <= -45% 8 72.4 Months 1.38%
 
DD <= -45% 99.48%
 
-45% < DD <= -50% 2 289.5 Months 0.35%
 
DD <= -50% 99.83%
 
-50% < DD <= -55% 1 579.0 Months 0.17%
 
DD <= -55% 100.00%
 
-55% < DD <= -60% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -60% 100.00%
 
-60% < DD <= -65% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -65% 100.00%
 
-65% < DD <= -70% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -70% 100.00%
 
-70% < DD <= -100% 0 - 0.00%
 
DD <= -100% 100.00%
 

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.

ISHARES EDGE MSCI USA QUALITY FACTOR ETF (QUAL) ETF
Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Returns - Inflation Adjusted
Data Source: 1 March 1994 - 29 February 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 January 1976 - 29 February 2024 (~48 years)
Inflation Adjusted:
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -39.37 03/2008
02/2009
0.60$ -6.33 0.93$ 14.04 1.14$ 31.21 1.31$ 53.98 08/1996
07/1997
1.53$ 36.83 18.62%
2Y -22.49 10/2000
09/2002
0.60$ -1.45 0.97$ 11.68 1.24$ 26.59 1.60$ 41.34 04/1997
03/1999
1.99$ 12.71 17.51%
3Y -15.42 04/2000
03/2003
0.60$ -2.00 0.94$ 11.52 1.38$ 21.33 1.78$ 36.99 04/1995
03/1998
2.57$ 12.79 17.23%
5Y -5.11 03/2004
02/2009
0.76$ 1.37 1.07$ 10.83 1.67$ 17.08 2.20$ 34.78 01/1995
12/1999
4.44$ 14.82 10.30%
7Y -3.28 03/2002
02/2009
0.79$ 3.31 1.25$ 9.88 1.93$ 14.55 2.58$ 23.18 05/1994
04/2001
4.30$ 13.69 2.17%
10Y -2.18 03/1999
02/2009
0.80$ 3.64 1.42$ 9.21 2.41$ 13.90 3.67$ 16.81 03/2009
02/2019
4.72$ 12.77 6.64%
15Y 4.37 09/2000
08/2015
1.90$ 5.78 2.32$ 8.91 3.59$ 10.38 4.39$ 16.14 03/2009
02/2024
9.43$ 16.14 0.00%
20Y 5.30 04/2000
03/2020
2.81$ 6.77 3.70$ 9.26 5.88$ 10.55 7.42$ 11.70 12/1994
11/2014
9.13$ 10.42 0.00%
30Y 11.77 03/1994
02/2024
28.16$ 11.77 28.16$ 11.77 28.16$ 11.77 28.16$ 11.77 03/1994
02/2024
28.16$ 11.77 0.00%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -39.37 03/2008
02/2009
0.60$ -9.88 0.90$ 11.70 1.11$ 27.62 1.27$ 50.89 04/1997
03/1998
1.50$ 33.22 20.63%
2Y -24.05 10/2000
09/2002
0.57$ -4.95 0.90$ 9.15 1.19$ 23.53 1.52$ 39.18 04/1997
03/1999
1.93$ 8.04 23.74%
3Y -17.45 04/2000
03/2003
0.56$ -3.97 0.88$ 9.38 1.30$ 18.00 1.64$ 34.08 08/1996
07/1999
2.41$ 6.89 20.62%
5Y -7.55 03/2004
02/2009
0.67$ -1.18 0.94$ 7.87 1.46$ 14.80 1.99$ 31.65 01/1995
12/1999
3.95$ 10.30 20.60%
7Y -5.71 03/2002
02/2009
0.66$ 0.59 1.04$ 7.40 1.64$ 12.36 2.26$ 20.03 05/1994
04/2001
3.58$ 9.89 13.00%
10Y -4.65 03/1999
02/2009
0.62$ 1.11 1.11$ 6.98 1.96$ 11.64 3.00$ 14.78 03/2009
02/2019
3.96$ 9.73 11.62%
15Y 2.16 09/2000
08/2015
1.37$ 3.32 1.63$ 6.35 2.51$ 8.25 3.28$ 13.27 03/2009
02/2024
6.48$ 13.27 0.00%
20Y 3.16 04/2000
03/2020
1.86$ 4.54 2.42$ 6.82 3.74$ 8.07 4.71$ 9.16 12/1994
11/2014
5.77$ 7.66 0.00%
30Y 9.02 03/1994
02/2024
13.33$ 9.02 13.33$ 9.02 13.33$ 9.02 13.33$ 9.02 03/1994
02/2024
13.33$ 9.02 0.00%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -39.37 03/2008
02/2009
0.60$ -4.42 0.95$ 13.79 1.13$ 32.46 1.32$ 55.12 07/1982
06/1983
1.55$ 36.83 20.46%
2Y -22.49 10/2000
09/2002
0.60$ 1.44 1.02$ 12.55 1.26$ 24.64 1.55$ 41.34 04/1997
03/1999
1.99$ 12.71 12.43%
3Y -15.42 04/2000
03/2003
0.60$ 2.69 1.08$ 13.16 1.44$ 21.46 1.79$ 36.99 04/1995
03/1998
2.57$ 12.79 10.31%
5Y -5.11 03/2004
02/2009
0.76$ 3.36 1.17$ 13.73 1.90$ 19.52 2.43$ 34.78 01/1995
12/1999
4.44$ 14.82 5.97%
7Y -3.28 03/2002
02/2009
0.79$ 5.47 1.45$ 13.47 2.42$ 19.85 3.55$ 25.42 09/1993
08/2000
4.88$ 13.69 1.21%
10Y -2.18 03/1999
02/2009
0.80$ 8.12 2.18$ 13.80 3.64$ 17.67 5.09$ 22.42 01/1989
12/1998
7.56$ 12.77 3.49%
15Y 4.37 09/2000
08/2015
1.90$ 7.43 2.93$ 11.76 5.29$ 16.85 10.33$ 21.92 07/1984
06/1999
19.54$ 16.14 0.00%
20Y 5.30 04/2000
03/2020
2.81$ 8.88 5.48$ 11.18 8.32$ 17.16 23.74$ 20.15 04/1980
03/2000
39.30$ 10.42 0.00%
30Y 10.22 10/1992
09/2022
18.54$ 11.17 23.97$ 12.20 31.62$ 13.10 40.18$ 14.32 11/1977
10/2007
55.45$ 11.77 0.00%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -39.37 03/2008
02/2009
0.60$ -9.58 0.90$ 10.04 1.10$ 28.38 1.28$ 51.38 07/1982
06/1983
1.51$ 33.22 25.93%
2Y -24.05 10/2000
09/2002
0.57$ -3.62 0.92$ 8.84 1.18$ 20.90 1.46$ 39.18 04/1997
03/1999
1.93$ 8.04 23.42%
3Y -17.45 04/2000
03/2003
0.56$ -2.04 0.94$ 9.50 1.31$ 17.47 1.62$ 34.08 08/1996
07/1999
2.41$ 6.89 18.05%
5Y -7.55 03/2004
02/2009
0.67$ -0.38 0.98$ 9.78 1.59$ 15.85 2.08$ 31.65 01/1995
12/1999
3.95$ 10.30 15.99%
7Y -5.71 03/2002
02/2009
0.66$ 2.10 1.15$ 10.31 1.98$ 15.84 2.79$ 22.31 09/1993
08/2000
4.09$ 9.89 7.27%
10Y -4.65 03/1999
02/2009
0.62$ 5.53 1.71$ 9.99 2.59$ 13.52 3.55$ 19.14 09/1990
08/2000
5.76$ 9.73 6.10%
15Y 2.16 09/2000
08/2015
1.37$ 5.00 2.07$ 8.80 3.54$ 12.77 6.06$ 18.15 07/1984
06/1999
12.21$ 13.27 0.00%
20Y 3.16 04/2000
03/2020
1.86$ 6.42 3.46$ 8.44 5.05$ 12.79 11.10$ 15.68 04/1980
03/2000
18.41$ 7.66 0.00%
30Y 7.51 03/1979
02/2009
8.77$ 8.31 10.96$ 8.91 12.93$ 9.51 15.27$ 10.12 06/1984
05/2014
18.01$ 9.02 0.00%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods

If you need a deeper detail about rolling returns, please refer to the iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (QUAL) ETF: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality

In which months is it better to invest in iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (QUAL) ETF?

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 Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Gain Frequency
-0.21
40%
-1.10
40%
0.97
80%
2.86
80%
0.12
60%
1.60
80%
4.54
100%
0.47
40%
-4.51
20%
2.83
60%
6.30
80%
1.82
80%
Best 7.2
2023
6.5
2024
5.0
2021
12.3
2020
5.6
2020
7.1
2019
9.2
2022
6.9
2020
1.9
2019
8.3
2022
11.3
2020
4.7
2023
Worst -7.0
2022
-8.3
2020
-11.4
2020
-8.3
2022
-6.6
2019
-9.0
2022
1.4
2019
-5.1
2022
-9.8
2022
-2.6
2020
-0.6
2021
-5.6
2022
Monthly Seasonality over the period Feb 1976 - Feb 2024
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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Gain Frequency
0.66
50%
0.73
60%
0.79
50%
1.41
70%
0.97
80%
0.78
70%
3.26
90%
0.53
50%
-2.10
30%
1.88
60%
4.18
90%
0.19
60%
Best 8.2
2019
6.5
2024
6.4
2016
12.3
2020
5.6
2020
7.1
2019
9.2
2022
6.9
2020
2.7
2017
8.7
2015
11.3
2020
4.7
2023
Worst -7.0
2022
-8.3
2020
-11.4
2020
-8.3
2022
-6.6
2019
-9.0
2022
-0.8
2014
-5.4
2015
-9.8
2022
-7.6
2018
-0.6
2021
-8.5
2018
Monthly Seasonality over the period Feb 1976 - Feb 2024
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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Gain Frequency
1.20
57%
0.50
59%
1.35
65%
1.83
67%
1.11
65%
0.65
57%
1.41
56%
0.63
58%
-0.62
46%
0.89
60%
2.48
75%
1.49
73%
Best 13.2
1987
8.2
1998
9.9
2000
12.3
2020
10.1
1990
7.1
2019
9.2
2022
12.4
1982
8.9
2010
11.1
1982
11.3
2020
11.2
1991
Worst -8.4
2009
-10.9
2009
-11.4
2020
-8.3
2022
-8.1
2010
-9.0
2022
-7.9
2002
-11.9
1998
-10.4
2002
-21.8
1987
-8.3
1987
-8.5
2018
Monthly Seasonality over the period Feb 1976 - Feb 2024

Monthly Returns

This section provides a visual/tabular representation of the performance variability in the iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (QUAL) ETF over time. It illustrates the distribution of monthly returns, showcasing the range and frequency of positive and negative returns.

ISHARES EDGE MSCI USA QUALITY FACTOR ETF (QUAL) ETF
Monthly Returns Distribution
Data Source: 1 March 1994 - 29 February 2024 (30 Years)
Data Source: 1 January 1976 - 29 February 2024 (~48 years)
227 Positive Months (63%) - 133 Negative Months (37%)
356 Positive Months (62%) - 222 Negative Months (38%)
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