SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (MDY): Historical Returns

Data Source: from September 1995 to April 2024 (~29 years)
Consolidated Returns as of 30 April 2024
Category: Stocks
SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (MDY) ETF
Currency: USD
ETF • LIVE PERFORMANCE (USD currency)
6.05%
April 2024

In the last 20 Years, the SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (MDY) ETF obtained a 9.59% compound annual return, with a 17.90% standard deviation.

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The ETF is related to the following investment themes:

  • Asset Class: Equity
  • Size: Mid Cap
  • Style: Blend
  • Region: North America
  • Country: U.S.

Investment Returns as of Apr 30, 2024

The SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (MDY) 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.
SPDR S&P MIDCAP 400 ETF (MDY) ETF
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 20Y MAX
(~29Y)
SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (MDY) ETF n.a. n.a. -6.05 21.55 15.99 9.09 9.13 9.59 10.61
US Inflation Adjusted return -6.34 19.35 12.22 4.71 6.10 6.81 7.88
Returns over 1 year are annualized | Available data source: since Sep 1995
(*) Eastern Time (ET - America/New York)
US Inflation is updated to Apr 2024. Current inflation (annualized) is 1Y: 3.36% , 5Y: 4.18% , 10Y: 2.85% , 20Y: 2.60%

In 2023, the SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (MDY) ETF granted a 1.05% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (MDY) ETF: Dividend Yield page.

Capital Growth as of Apr 30, 2024

An investment of 1$, since May 2004, now would be worth 6.25$, with a total return of 524.74% (9.59% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 3.74$, with a net total return of 273.80% (6.81% annualized).
An investment of 1$, since September 1995, now would be worth 18.01$, with a total return of 1700.60% (10.61% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 8.79$, with a net total return of 779.01% (7.88% annualized).

Investment Metrics as of Apr 30, 2024

Metrics of SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (MDY) ETF, updated as of 30 April 2024.

Metrics are calculated based on monthly returns, assuming:
  • no fees or capital gain taxes.
  • the reinvestment of dividends.
  • the actual US Inflation rates.
SPDR S&P MIDCAP 400 ETF (MDY) ETF
Advanced Metrics
Data Source: 1 September 1995 - 30 April 2024 (~29 years)
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Metrics as of Apr 30, 2024
1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y MAX
(~29Y)
Investment Return (%) -6.05 5.05 21.55 15.99 2.79 9.09 9.13 9.59 10.61
Infl. Adjusted Return (%) details -6.34 3.87 19.35 12.22 -2.57 4.71 6.10 6.81 7.88
US Inflation (%) 0.31 1.14 1.85 3.36 5.50 4.18 2.85 2.60 2.53
Returns / Inflation rates over 1 year are annualized.
DRAWDOWN
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y MAX
Deepest Drawdown Depth (%) -12.92 -21.63 -29.63 -29.63 -49.73 -49.73
Start to Recovery (# months) details 5 24 11 11 43 43
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 08 2022 01 2020 01 2020 01 2007 06 2007 06
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 9 3 3 21 21
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 09 2020 03 2020 03 2009 02 2009 02
Bottom to End (# months) 2 15 8 8 22 22
End (yyyy mm) 2023 12 2023 12 2020 11 2020 11 2010 12 2010 12
Longest Drawdown Depth (%)
same as
deepest

same as
deepest
-21.63 -21.63
same as
deepest

same as
deepest
Start to Recovery (# months) details 24 24
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 08 2022 01 2022 01 2022 01 2007 06 2007 06
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 9 9 9 21 21
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 09 2022 09 2022 09 2009 02 2009 02
Bottom to End (# months) 2 15 15 15 22 22
End (yyyy mm) 2023 12 2023 12 2023 12 2023 12 2010 12 2010 12
Longest negative period (# months) details 6 31 32 44 59 107
Period Start (yyyy mm) 2023 05 2021 05 2021 03 2016 08 2004 05 2000 04
Period End (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2023 11 2023 10 2020 03 2009 03 2009 02
Annualized Return (%) -8.94 -1.23 -0.86 -0.67 -2.49 -0.16
Deepest Drawdown Depth (%) -13.74 -26.04 -29.50 -29.50 -51.14 -51.14
Start to Recovery (# months) details 5 36* 11 11 45 45
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 08 2021 05 2020 01 2020 01 2007 06 2007 06
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 17 3 3 21 21
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 09 2020 03 2020 03 2009 02 2009 02
Bottom to End (# months) 2 19 8 8 24 24
End (yyyy mm) 2023 12 - 2020 11 2020 11 2011 02 2011 02
Longest Drawdown Depth (%)
same as
deepest

same as
deepest
-26.04 -26.04
same as
deepest

same as
deepest
Start to Recovery (# months) details 36* 36*
Start (yyyy mm) 2023 08 2021 05 2021 05 2021 05 2007 06 2007 06
Start to Bottom (# months) 3 17 17 17 21 21
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2022 09 2022 09 2022 09 2009 02 2009 02
Bottom to End (# months) 2 19 19 19 24 24
End (yyyy mm) 2023 12 - - - 2011 02 2011 02
Longest negative period (# months) details 6 36* 38* 67 70 122
Period Start (yyyy mm) 2023 05 2021 05 2021 03 2014 09 2005 12 1999 01
Period End (yyyy mm) 2023 10 2024 04 2024 04 2020 03 2011 09 2009 02
Annualized Return (%) -11.58 -2.57 -0.01 -0.03 -0.07 -0.08
Drawdowns / Negative periods marked with * are in progress
RISK INDICATORS
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y MAX
Standard Deviation (%) 19.88 19.96 22.18 18.26 17.90 18.03
Sharpe Ratio 0.54 0.01 0.32 0.43 0.46 0.37
Sortino Ratio 0.77 0.01 0.44 0.58 0.61 0.49
Ulcer Index 4.98 8.92 9.08 7.32 11.28 10.56
Ratio: Return / Standard Deviation 0.80 0.14 0.41 0.50 0.54 0.59
Ratio: Return / Deepest Drawdown 1.24 0.13 0.31 0.31 0.19 0.21
% Positive Months details 50% 50% 60% 63% 62% 61%
Positive Months 6 18 36 76 150 213
Negative Months 6 18 24 44 90 131
LONG TERM RETURNS
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y MAX
Best 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 9.13 16.97 16.97
Worst 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 6.69 3.31
Best 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 6.10 14.94 14.94
Worst 10 Years Return (%) - Annualized 4.71 0.70
ROLLING PERIODS
Inflation Adjusted:
Inflation Adjusted:
1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y MAX
Over the latest 20Y
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 83.23 30.86 26.46 16.97 9.59
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -42.24 -15.51 0.14 6.69
% Positive Periods 74% 86% 100% 100% 100%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 70.10 25.01 16.28 10.24 8.73
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - 4.14 6.40
WR calculated based on initial capital | Monthly withdrawals adjusted for inflation | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 78.56 27.81 23.90 14.94 6.81
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -42.25 -17.31 -2.40 4.71
% Positive Periods 67% 85% 95% 100% 100%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 70.10 25.01 16.28 10.24 8.73
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - 4.14 6.40
WR calculated based on initial capital | Monthly withdrawals adjusted for inflation | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Over all the available data source (Sep 1995 - Apr 2024)
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 83.23 30.86 26.46 16.97 11.71
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -42.24 -15.51 -4.62 3.31 6.67
% Positive Periods 75% 88% 98% 100% 100%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 70.10 25.01 16.28 10.24 6.95
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - 0.98 4.30
WR calculated based on initial capital | Monthly withdrawals adjusted for inflation | Credits: BestRetirementPortfolio.com
Best Rolling Return (%) - Annualized 78.56 27.81 23.90 14.94 9.33
Worst Rolling Return (%) - Annualized -42.25 -17.31 -7.07 0.70 4.50
% Positive Periods 70% 87% 94% 100% 100%
SWR - Safe Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized 70.10 25.01 16.28 10.24 6.95
PWR - Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (%) - 100% Success - Annualized - - - 0.98 4.30
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 Apr 30, 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 SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (MDY) ETF vs the main Asset Classes, over different timeframes. Columns are sortable (click on table header to sort).

SPDR S&P MIDCAP 400 ETF (MDY) ETF
Monthly correlations as of 30 April 2024
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Correlation vs MDY
Asset Class 1 Year 5 Years 10 Years Since
Sep 1995
VTI
US Total Stock Market
0.95
0.95
0.94
0.94
SPY
US Large Cap
0.94
0.93
0.92
0.91
IJR
US Small Cap
0.96
0.97
0.96
0.94
VNQ
US REITs
0.93
0.85
0.77
0.67
QQQ
US Technology
0.75
0.78
0.77
0.76
PFF
Preferred Stocks
0.79
0.80
0.73
0.46
EFA
EAFE Stocks
0.95
0.89
0.84
0.81
VT
World All Countries
0.96
0.95
0.93
0.89
EEM
Emerging Markets
0.84
0.75
0.68
0.75
VGK
Europe
0.92
0.88
0.82
0.79
VPL
Pacific
0.97
0.87
0.82
0.70
FLLA
Latin America
0.84
0.74
0.57
0.68
BND
US Total Bond Market
0.74
0.45
0.34
0.13
TLT
Long Term Treasuries
0.81
0.11
0.03
-0.15
BIL
US Cash
0.22
-0.11
-0.08
-0.03
TIP
TIPS
0.73
0.53
0.44
0.19
LQD
Invest. Grade Bonds
0.78
0.62
0.53
0.30
HYG
High Yield Bonds
0.86
0.85
0.81
0.68
CWB
US Convertible Bonds
0.92
0.86
0.86
0.88
BNDX
International Bonds
0.69
0.50
0.38
0.17
EMB
Emerg. Market Bonds
0.92
0.76
0.65
0.58
GLD
Gold
0.12
0.17
0.06
0.09
DBC
Commodities
0.12
0.53
0.46
0.39

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.

SPDR S&P MIDCAP 400 ETF (MDY) ETF
Drawdown periods
Drawdown periods - Inflation Adjusted
Data Source: 1 May 2004 - 30 April 2024 (20 Years)
Data Source: 1 September 1995 - 30 April 2024 (~29 years)
Inflation Adjusted:
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Rolling Returns

( more details)

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.

SPDR S&P MIDCAP 400 ETF (MDY) ETF
Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Returns - Inflation Adjusted
Data Source: 1 May 2004 - 30 April 2024 (20 Years)
Data Source: 1 September 1995 - 30 April 2024 (~29 years)
Inflation Adjusted:

If you need a deeper detail about rolling returns, please refer to the SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (MDY) ETF: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality

In which months is it better to invest in SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (MDY) 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 Returns

This section provides a visual/tabular representation of the performance variability in the SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (MDY) ETF over time. It illustrates the distribution of monthly returns, showcasing the range and frequency of positive and negative returns.

SPDR S&P MIDCAP 400 ETF (MDY) ETF
Monthly Returns Distribution
Data Source: 1 May 2004 - 30 April 2024 (20 Years)
Data Source: 1 September 1995 - 30 April 2024 (~29 years)
150 Positive Months (63%) - 90 Negative Months (38%)
213 Positive Months (62%) - 131 Negative Months (38%)
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