Backtest Portfolio Asset Class Allocation

Portfolio Model Configuration

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Asset Class Allocation

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Portfolio Analysis Results (Jan 1972 - Dec 1980)


Asset Class Allocation
Gold 100.00%
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Performance Summary

Portfolio performance statistics
PortfolioInitial BalanceFinal BalanceCAGRStdevBest YearWorst YearMax. DrawdownSharpe RatioSortino RatioMarket Correlation
Gold$10,000$135,419 33.58% 30.85%126.55%-24.80%-44.24% 0.871.720.02

Portfolio Growth


Annual Returns

Trailing Returns

Trailing Returns
NameTotal ReturnAnnualized ReturnAnnualized Standard Deviation
3 MonthYear To Date1 year3 year5 yearFull3 year5 year
Trailing return and volatility are as of last calendar month ending December 1980
Notes and Disclosures
  • IMPORTANT: The projections or other information generated by Portfolio Visualizer regarding the likelihood of various investment outcomes are hypothetical in nature, do not reflect actual investment results and are not guarantees of future results. Results may vary with each use and over time.
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  • Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.
  • Asset allocation and diversification strategies do not guarantee a profit or protect against a loss.
  • Hypothetical returns do not reflect trading costs, transaction fees, commissions, or actual taxes due on investment returns.
  • The results are based on information from a variety of sources we consider reliable, but we do not represent that the information is accurate or complete.
  • Refer to the related documentation sections for more details on terms and definitions, methodology, and data sources.
  • Portfolio model information represents a blended portfolio consisting of the model's underlying positions and assigned weights provided by the user and rebalanced at the specified schedule. The results were constructed using net of fee mutual fund performance. Portfolio Visualizer does not provide preferential treatment to any specific security or investment.
  • The results are based on the total return of assets and assume that all received dividends and distributions are reinvested.
  • Compound annualized growth rate (CAGR) is the annualized geometric mean return of the portfolio. It is calculated from the portfolio start and end balance and is thus impacted by any cashflows.
  • The time-weighted rate of return (TWRR) is a measure of the compound rate of growth in a portfolio. This is calculated from the holding period returns (e.g. monthly returns), and TWRR will thus not be impacted by cashflows. If there are no external cashflows, TWRR will equal CAGR.
  • The money-weighted rate of return (MWRR) is the internal rate of return (IRR) taking into account cashflows. This is the discount rate at which the present value of cash inflows equals the present value of cash outflows.
  • Standard deviation (Stdev) is used to measure the dispersion of returns around the mean and is often used as a measure of risk. A higher standard deviation implies greater the dispersion of data points around the mean.
  • Sharpe Ratio is a measure of risk-adjusted performance of the portfolio, and it is calculated by dividing the mean monthly excess return of the portfolio over the risk-free rate by the standard deviation of excess return, and the displayed value is annualized.
  • Sortino Ratio is a measure of risk-adjusted return which is a modification of the Sharpe Ratio. While the latter is the ratio of average returns in excess of a risk-free rate divided by the standard deviation of those excess returns, the Sortino Ratio has the same denominator divided by the standard deviation of returns below the risk-free rate.
  • Treynor Ratio is a measure of risk-adjusted performance of the portfolio. It is similar to the Sharpe Ratio, but it uses portfolio beta (systematic risk) as the risk metric in the denominator.
  • Calmar Ratio is a measure of risk-adjusted performance of the portfolio. It is calculated as the annualized return over the past 36 months divided by the maximum drawdown over the past 36 months based on monthly returns.
  • Risk-free returns are calculated based on the Federal Reserve 3-Month Treasury Bill (secondary market) rates.
  • Downside deviation measures the downside volatility of the portfolio returns unlike standard deviation, which includes both upside and downside deviations. Downside deviation is calculated based on negative returns that hurt the portfolio performance.
  • 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.
  • Skewness is a measure of the asymmetry of the probability distribution or returns from a normal Gaussian distribution shape about its mean. Negative skewness is associated with the left (typically negative returns) tail of the distribution extending further than the right tail; and positive skewness is associated with the right (typically positive returns) tail of the distribution extending further than the left tail.
  • Excess kurtosis is a measure of whether a data distribution is peaked or flat relative to a normal distribution. Distributions with high kurtosis tend to have a distinct peak near the mean, decline rather rapidly, and have heavy or fat tails.
  • A drawdown refers to the decline in value of a single investment or an investment portfolio from a relative peak value to a relative trough. A maximum drawdown (Max Drawdown) is the maximum observed loss from a peak to a trough of a portfolio before a new peak is attained. Drawdown values are calculated based on monthly returns.
  • Value at Risk (VaR) measures the scale of loss at a given confidence level. For example, if the 95% confidence one-month VaR is 3%, there is 95% confidence that over the next month the portfolio will not lose more than 3%. Value at Risk can be calculated directly based on historical returns based on a given percentile or analytically based on the mean and standard deviation of the returns.
  • Conditional Value at Risk (CVaR) measures the scale of the expected loss once the specific Value at Risk (VaR) breakpoint has been breached, i.e., it calculates the average tail loss by taking a weighted average between the value at risk and losses exceeding the value at risk.
  • Beta is a measure of systematic risk and measures the volatility of a particular investment relative to the market or its benchmark. Alpha measures the active return of the investment compared to the market benchmark return. R-squared is the percentage of a portfolio's movements that can be explained by movements in the selected benchmark index.
  • Active return is the investment return minus the return of its benchmark. For periods longer than 12 months this is displayed as annualized value, i.e., annualized investment return minus annualized benchmark return.
  • Tracking error, also known as active risk, is the standard deviation of active return. This is displayed as annualized value based on the standard deviation of monthly active returns.
  • Information ratio is the active return divided by the tracking error. It measures whether the investment outperformed its benchmark consistently.
  • Gain/Loss ratio is a measure of downside risk, and it is calculated as the average positive return in up periods divided by the average negative return in down periods.
  • Upside Capture Ratio measures how well the fund performed relative to the benchmark when the market was up, and Downside Capture Ratio measures how well the fund performed relative to the benchmark when the market was down. An upside capture ratio greater than 100 would indicate that the fund outperformed its benchmark when the market was up, and a downside capture ratio below 100 would indicate that the fund lost less than its benchmark when the market was down. To calculate upside capture ratio a new series from the portfolio returns is constructed by dropping all time periods where the benchmark return is less than equal to zero. The up capture is then the quotient of the annualized return of the resulting manager series, divided by the annualized return of the resulting benchmark series. The downside capture ratio is calculated analogously.
  • All risk measures for the portfolio and portfolio assets are calculated based on monthly returns.
  • The results assume annual rebalancing of portfolio assets to match the specified allocation.

Annual Returns

Annual returns for the configured portfolios
YearInflationGold ReturnGold BalanceGold

Risk and Return Metrics

Portfolio return and risk metrics
Arithmetic Mean (monthly)2.82%
Arithmetic Mean (annualized)39.53%
Geometric Mean (monthly)2.44%
Geometric Mean (annualized)33.58%
Standard Deviation (monthly)8.91%
Standard Deviation (annualized)30.85%
Downside Deviation (monthly)4.17%
Maximum Drawdown-44.24%
Stock Market Correlation0.02
Alpha (annualized)33.49%
Sharpe Ratio0.87
Sortino Ratio1.72
Treynor Ratio (%)896.92
Calmar Ratio2.18
Active Return24.99%
Tracking Error35.05%
Information Ratio0.71
Excess Kurtosis1.64
Historical Value-at-Risk (5%)8.40%
Analytical Value-at-Risk (5%)11.83%
Conditional Value-at-Risk (5%)13.75%
Upside Capture Ratio (%)81.63
Downside Capture Ratio (%)-41.98
Safe Withdrawal Rate30.00%
Perpetual Withdrawal Rate18.70%
Positive Periods65 out of 108 (60.19%)
Gain/Loss Ratio1.59
* US stock market is used as the benchmark for calculations. Value-at-risk metrics are monthly values.


Historical Market Stress Periods

Drawdowns for Historical Market Stress Periods
Stress PeriodStartEndGold
Oil CrisisOct 1973Mar 1974-2.00%

Drawdowns for Gold

Drawdowns for Gold
RankStartEndLengthRecovery ByRecovery TimeUnderwater PeriodDrawdown
1Jan 1975Aug 19761 year 8 monthsJul 19781 year 11 months3 years 7 months-44.24%
2Feb 1980Mar 19802 monthsJun 19803 months5 months-24.27%
3Jul 1973Oct 19734 monthsJan 19743 months7 months-20.49%
4Nov 1978Nov 19781 monthFeb 19793 months4 months-20.28%
5Apr 1974Jun 19743 monthsNov 19745 months8 months-16.62%
6Oct 1980Dec 19803 months-11.55%
7Aug 1972Nov 19724 monthsFeb 19733 months7 months-6.88%
8Jul 1980Jul 19801 monthSep 19802 months3 months-6.01%
9Mar 1979Mar 19791 monthMay 19792 months3 months-4.46%
10Oct 1979Oct 19791 monthNov 19791 month2 months-3.84%

Portfolio Assets

Performance statistics for portfolio components
NameCAGRStdevBest YearWorst YearMax DrawdownSharpe RatioSortino RatioMarket Correlation

Portfolio Asset Performance

Performance of portfolio assets
NameTotal ReturnAnnualized Return
3 MonthYear To Date1 year3 year5 year
Trailing returns as of last calendar month ending December 1980

Annual Asset Returns

Rolling Returns

Rolling returns summary
Roll PeriodAverageHighLow
1 year40.74%179.42%-34.92%
3 years25.28%70.26%-4.88%
5 years20.07%36.39%6.77%
7 years28.14%38.74%23.14%

Annualized Rolling Return - 3 Years

Annualized Rolling Return - 5 Years