Backtest Portfolio Asset Allocation

This portfolio backtesting tool allows you to construct one or more portfolios based on the selected mutual funds, ETFs and stocks to analyze and backtest portfolio returns, risk characteristics, standard deviation, annual returns and rolling returns. The results include a visualization of the portfolio growth chart and rolling returns, CAGR, standard deviation, Sharpe ratio, Sortino ratio, annual returns and inflation adjusted returns. A periodic contribution or withdrawal can also be specified together with the preferred portfolio rebalancing strategy. You can also analyze and compare asset class based lazy portfolios with a longer time horizon starting from 1972.

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Portfolio Analysis Results (Jan 2011 - Nov 2019)

Portfolio Allocations

Portfolio 1
Ticker Name Allocation
VFINX Vanguard 500 Index Investor 150.00%
CASHX Cash -50.00%
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Portfolio 2
Ticker Name Allocation
VFINX Vanguard 500 Index Investor 150.00%
CASHX Cash -1,550.00%
SHY iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF 1,500.00%
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Portfolio 3
Ticker Name Allocation
VFINX Vanguard 500 Index Investor 100.00%
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Portfolio Returns

Portfolio performance statistics
PortfolioInitial BalanceFinal BalanceCAGRStdevBest YearWorst YearMax. DrawdownSharpe RatioSortino RatioUS Mkt Correlation
Portfolio 1$10,000$47,136 18.99% 17.50%50.71%-8.59%-24.14% 1.061.731.00
Portfolio 2$10,000$79,715 26.21% 17.87%63.42%-11.17%-15.43% 1.372.650.78
Portfolio 3$10,000$29,709 12.99% 11.63%32.18%-4.52%-16.31% 1.061.751.00
   
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  • The results are based on the total return of assets and assume that all received dividends and distributions are reinvested.
  • The annual results for 2019 are based on full calendar months from January to November
  • CAGR = Compound Annual Growth Rate
  • Stdev = Annualized standard deviation of monthly returns
  • Sharpe and Sortino ratios are calculated and annualized from monthly excess returns over risk free rate (1-month treasury bill)
  • Stock market correlation is based on the correlation of monthly returns
  • Drawdowns are calculated based on monthly returns excluding cashflows
  • The backtested results include quarterly rebalancing of portfolio assets to match the specified allocation
Annual returns for the configured portfolios
YearInflationReturnBalanceVanguard 500 Index Investor (VFINX)Cash (CASHX)iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF (SHY)
Portfolio 1Portfolio 2Portfolio 3Portfolio 1Portfolio 2Portfolio 3
20112.96%1.43%25.81%1.97%$10,143$12,581$10,1971.97%0.04%1.44%
20121.74%23.81%27.95%15.82%$12,557$16,097$11,81015.82%0.06%0.28%
20131.50%50.71%54.85%32.18%$18,925$24,927$15,61032.18%0.00%0.21%
20140.76%20.70%28.51%13.51%$22,842$32,035$17,71913.51%0.00%0.45%
20150.73%1.52%8.56%1.25%$23,191$34,776$17,9401.25%0.01%0.43%
20162.07%17.97%27.84%11.82%$27,357$44,459$20,06011.82%0.21%0.82%
20172.11%33.21%23.52%21.67%$36,441$54,914$24,40721.67%0.79%0.26%
20181.91%-8.59%-11.17%-4.52%$33,311$48,779$23,302-4.52%1.80%1.46%
20192.43%41.50%63.42%27.50%$47,136$79,715$29,70927.50%2.09%3.22%
Annual returns for 2019 are based on partial year data
Monthly returns for the configured portfolios
YearMonthReturnBalanceVanguard 500 Index Investor (VFINX)Cash (CASHX)iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF (SHY)
Portfolio 1Portfolio 2Portfolio 3Portfolio 1Portfolio 2Portfolio 3
201113.53%5.35%2.36%$10,353$10,535$10,2362.36%0.01%0.13%
201125.06%3.10%3.42%$10,877$10,861$10,5853.42%0.01%-0.12%
201130.03%-1.90%0.03%$10,881$10,655$10,5880.03%0.01%-0.13%
201144.42%12.43%2.95%$11,362$11,980$10,9002.95%0.00%0.53%
20115-1.69%3.31%-1.15%$11,169$12,376$10,775-1.15%0.00%0.36%
20116-2.49%-2.26%-1.67%$10,892$12,096$10,595-1.67%0.00%-0.00%
20117-3.07%1.22%-2.05%$10,557$12,244$10,378-2.05%0.00%0.29%
20118-8.26%-2.94%-5.45%$9,685$11,885$9,813-5.45%0.01%0.34%
20119-11.00%-11.52%-7.04%$8,619$10,516$9,122-7.04%0.00%-0.10%
20111016.37%16.89%10.91%$10,030$12,291$10,11810.91%0.00%0.03%
201111-0.33%0.24%-0.23%$9,997$12,321$10,094-0.23%0.00%0.04%
2011121.46%2.11%1.02%$10,143$12,581$10,1971.02%0.00%0.05%
201216.70%7.94%4.46%$10,822$13,580$10,6524.46%0.00%0.08%
201226.33%4.29%4.31%$11,506$14,163$11,1114.31%0.00%-0.14%
201234.73%3.74%3.28%$12,050$14,693$11,4753.28%0.00%-0.08%
20124-0.96%2.07%-0.64%$11,935$14,996$11,402-0.64%0.00%0.20%
20125-9.06%-8.10%-6.02%$10,853$13,781$10,716-6.02%0.01%0.06%
201266.39%4.58%4.11%$11,547$14,412$11,1564.11%0.00%-0.10%
201272.05%5.36%1.37%$11,784$15,185$11,3091.37%0.00%0.22%
201283.33%3.19%2.24%$12,177$15,669$11,5622.24%0.01%0.01%
201293.79%3.77%2.58%$12,639$16,260$11,8602.58%0.01%0.02%
201210-2.79%-3.97%-1.86%$12,285$15,614$11,639-1.86%0.01%-0.07%
2012110.84%1.48%0.56%$12,389$15,845$11,7050.56%0.01%0.05%
2012121.36%1.59%0.90%$12,557$16,097$11,8100.90%0.01%0.02%
201317.76%7.94%5.18%$13,532$17,376$12,4225.18%0.00%0.01%
201321.96%2.80%1.34%$13,797$17,862$12,5881.34%0.00%0.06%
201335.44%5.84%3.74%$14,548$18,904$13,0583.74%0.00%0.03%
201342.86%3.89%1.91%$14,964$19,640$13,3081.91%0.00%0.07%
201353.46%1.49%2.33%$15,482$19,933$13,6172.33%0.00%-0.13%
20136-1.99%-3.40%-1.35%$15,175$19,255$13,433-1.35%0.00%-0.10%
201377.61%10.05%5.07%$16,329$21,189$14,1155.07%0.00%0.16%
20138-4.26%-5.50%-2.91%$15,633$20,025$13,704-2.91%0.00%-0.10%
201394.64%7.81%3.12%$16,358$21,589$14,1323.12%0.00%0.22%
2013106.88%7.91%4.59%$17,483$23,297$14,7804.59%0.00%0.07%
2013114.45%5.70%3.03%$18,260$24,625$15,2273.03%0.00%0.09%
2013123.64%1.23%2.51%$18,925$24,927$15,6102.51%0.00%-0.18%
20141-5.20%-2.18%-3.47%$17,940$24,383$15,069-3.47%0.00%0.20%
201426.97%7.35%4.56%$19,190$26,176$15,7564.56%0.00%0.04%
201431.23%-0.37%0.82%$19,426$26,079$15,8860.82%0.00%-0.11%
201441.09%2.70%0.72%$19,637$26,784$16,0010.72%0.00%0.11%
201453.49%6.05%2.33%$20,322$28,403$16,3742.33%0.00%0.18%
201463.03%1.82%2.05%$20,938$28,920$16,7102.05%0.00%-0.08%
20147-2.08%-3.24%-1.39%$20,502$27,985$16,478-1.39%0.00%-0.08%
201486.01%8.97%3.98%$21,736$30,494$17,1343.98%0.00%0.19%
20149-2.09%-3.10%-1.41%$21,281$29,547$16,892-1.41%0.00%-0.07%
2014103.63%7.54%2.42%$22,054$31,775$17,3022.42%0.00%0.26%
2014113.98%5.30%2.68%$22,931$33,460$17,7662.68%0.00%0.11%
201412-0.39%-4.26%-0.26%$22,842$32,035$17,719-0.26%0.00%-0.29%
20151-4.53%4.89%-3.02%$21,809$33,601$17,184-3.02%0.00%0.63%
201528.75%3.78%5.74%$23,716$34,869$18,1705.74%0.00%-0.29%
20153-2.36%1.19%-1.59%$23,156$35,286$17,881-1.59%0.00%0.25%
201541.42%1.90%0.95%$23,485$35,956$18,0510.95%0.00%0.03%
201551.90%2.50%1.27%$23,932$36,855$18,2801.27%0.00%0.04%
20156-2.87%-2.38%-1.93%$23,245$35,978$17,927-1.93%0.00%0.03%
201573.12%3.79%2.08%$23,971$37,342$18,3002.08%0.00%0.04%
20158-8.97%-9.63%-6.04%$21,820$33,747$17,194-6.04%0.00%-0.05%
20159-3.82%0.90%-2.49%$20,987$34,050$16,766-2.49%0.00%0.30%
20151012.63%10.52%8.42%$23,639$37,630$18,1788.42%0.00%-0.14%
2015110.41%-3.08%0.29%$23,737$36,471$18,2300.29%0.00%-0.26%
201512-2.30%-4.65%-1.59%$23,191$34,776$17,940-1.59%0.01%-0.15%
20161-7.47%2.16%-4.98%$21,458$35,527$17,047-4.98%0.01%0.65%
20162-0.23%1.15%-0.15%$21,408$35,935$17,023-0.15%0.02%0.11%
2016310.43%11.05%6.78%$23,642$39,904$18,1766.78%0.02%0.14%
201640.56%0.95%0.37%$23,773$40,284$18,2440.37%0.01%0.04%
201652.66%0.74%1.78%$24,407$40,582$18,5691.78%0.01%-0.12%
201660.36%8.95%0.25%$24,495$44,214$18,6150.25%0.02%0.60%
201675.50%4.50%3.68%$25,843$46,204$19,3003.68%0.02%-0.05%
201680.18%-3.45%0.13%$25,890$44,608$19,3250.13%0.02%-0.23%
201690.00%1.62%0.01%$25,891$45,332$19,3260.01%0.02%0.13%
201610-2.76%-3.78%-1.83%$25,176$43,617$18,972-1.83%0.02%-0.05%
2016115.60%-1.82%3.70%$26,585$42,822$19,6743.70%0.01%-0.47%
2016122.90%3.82%1.96%$27,357$44,459$20,0601.96%0.03%0.07%
201712.80%3.80%1.88%$28,124$46,150$20,4381.88%0.04%0.11%
201725.87%5.77%3.96%$29,775$48,810$21,2483.96%0.04%0.04%
201730.13%0.60%0.10%$29,815$49,101$21,2690.10%0.03%0.06%
201741.50%3.56%1.02%$30,262$50,848$21,4851.02%0.05%0.19%
201752.05%2.20%1.39%$30,883$51,969$21,7851.39%0.06%0.07%
201760.88%-1.10%0.61%$31,154$51,397$21,9180.61%0.06%-0.08%
201773.03%4.77%2.04%$32,098$53,849$22,3662.04%0.07%0.19%
201780.39%2.00%0.29%$32,224$54,924$22,4310.29%0.09%0.20%
201793.01%-0.98%2.06%$33,194$54,386$22,8932.06%0.09%-0.19%
2017103.43%0.71%2.32%$34,333$54,773$23,4242.32%0.09%-0.09%
2017114.50%0.21%3.06%$35,878$54,891$24,1413.06%0.08%-0.22%
2017121.57%0.04%1.10%$36,441$54,914$24,4071.10%0.09%-0.02%
201818.51%2.57%5.71%$39,544$56,326$25,8015.71%0.11%-0.29%
20182-5.45%-8.83%-3.69%$37,389$51,351$24,848-3.69%0.11%-0.10%
20183-3.86%-2.22%-2.56%$35,946$50,213$24,213-2.56%0.12%0.25%
201840.49%-5.13%0.37%$36,123$47,636$24,3030.37%0.14%-0.23%
201853.52%7.06%2.39%$37,393$50,998$24,8852.39%0.14%0.35%
201860.83%-0.58%0.61%$37,703$50,702$25,0360.61%0.14%0.04%
201875.48%2.18%3.71%$39,770$51,809$25,9643.71%0.16%-0.06%
201884.71%7.59%3.25%$41,643$55,740$26,8073.25%0.16%0.35%
201890.74%-3.26%0.55%$41,950$53,924$26,9560.55%0.15%-0.14%
201810-10.37%-10.92%-6.85%$37,601$48,034$25,109-6.85%0.19%0.15%
2018113.06%6.45%2.03%$38,750$51,134$25,6182.03%0.18%0.38%
201812-14.04%-4.61%-9.04%$33,311$48,779$23,302-9.04%0.19%0.76%
2019111.90%12.52%8.00%$37,274$54,884$25,1678.00%0.21%0.25%
201924.55%3.27%3.20%$38,970$56,679$25,9733.20%0.18%0.09%
201932.68%8.33%1.94%$40,016$61,402$26,4761.94%0.19%0.63%
201945.96%5.56%4.04%$42,399$64,817$27,5454.04%0.21%0.18%
20195-9.47%-2.22%-6.36%$38,385$63,380$25,792-6.36%0.21%0.72%
2019610.60%13.94%7.03%$42,456$72,216$27,6067.03%0.18%0.46%
201972.04%-1.76%1.43%$43,324$70,944$28,0001.43%0.19%-0.06%
20198-2.45%6.92%-1.59%$42,263$75,851$27,554-1.59%0.16%0.78%
201992.70%-1.94%1.86%$43,405$74,378$28,0671.86%0.18%-0.13%
2019103.14%5.13%2.15%$44,769$78,197$28,6712.15%0.18%0.31%
2019115.29%1.94%3.62%$47,136$79,715$29,7093.62%0.18%-0.05%

Returns Based Style Analysis

Returns Based Style Analysis
Style CategoryPortfolio 3
Large-cap Value46.64%
Large-cap Growth52.93%
Mid-cap Value0.00%
Mid-cap Growth0.00%
Small-cap Value0.00%
Small-cap Growth0.36%
Global ex-US Developed Markets0.00%
Emerging Markets0.07%
REITs0.00%
Corporate Bonds0.00%
Long-Term Treasuries0.00%
Intermediate-Term Treasuries0.00%
Short-Term Treasuries0.00%
R Squared99.95%
Style analysis is based on monthly returns from Jan 2011 to Nov 2019 and uses total portfolio return with monthly rebalancing. Returns based style analysis aims to explain the portfolio returns based on asset class exposures, it does not identify the actual portfolio holdings.

Holdings Based Style Analysis for Portfolio 3

Holdings Based Style Analysis for Portfolio 3
TickerNameCategoryDurationERWeightReturn ContributionRisk Contribution
VFINXVanguard 500 Index InvestorLarge Blend0.14%100.00%$19,709100.00%

Asset Allocation

Equity Market Capitalization

Equity Sectors

Fixed Income Maturity

Fund fundamentals data as of 12/04/2019. (c) 2019 Morningstar. All Rights Reserved. The fund fundamentals information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.

Portfolio return and risk metrics
MetricPortfolio 1Portfolio 2Portfolio 3
Arithmetic Mean (monthly)1.59%2.09%1.08%
Arithmetic Mean (annualized)20.79%28.15%13.74%
Geometric Mean (monthly)1.46%1.96%1.02%
Geometric Mean (annualized)18.99%26.21%12.99%
Volatility (monthly)5.05%5.16%3.36%
Volatility (annualized)17.50%17.87%11.63%
Downside Deviation (monthly)3.06%2.65%2.02%
Max. Drawdown-24.14%-15.43%-16.31%
US Market Correlation1.000.781.00
Beta(*)1.451.160.96
Alpha (annualized)0.63%10.37%0.72%
R299.22%60.70%99.21%
Sharpe Ratio1.061.371.06
Sortino Ratio1.732.651.75
Treynor Ratio (%)12.7421.1612.85
Calmar Ratio1.021.491.09
Active Return6.34%13.56%0.33%
Tracking Error5.63%11.36%1.12%
Information Ratio1.131.190.30
Skewness-0.40-0.05-0.39
Excess Kurtosis1.120.471.02
Historical Value-at-Risk (5%)-9.02%-7.06%-6.03%
Analytical Value-at-Risk (5%)-6.65%-6.52%-4.44%
Conditional Value-at-Risk (5%)-10.79%-9.80%-7.07%
Upside Capture Ratio (%)154.35148.4599.16
Downside Capture Ratio (%)142.7082.9295.92
Safe Withdrawal Rate22.72%30.98%18.92%
Perpetual Withdrawal Rate15.95%21.29%10.96%
Positive Periods77 out of 107 (71.96%)75 out of 107 (70.09%)77 out of 107 (71.96%)
Gain/Loss Ratio0.871.190.89
* US stock market is used as the benchmark for calculations. Value-at-risk metrics are based on monthly values.

Drawdowns for Portfolio 1

Drawdowns for Portfolio 1 (worst 10)
RankStartEndLengthRecovery ByRecovery TimeUnderwater PeriodDrawdown
1May 2011Sep 20115 monthsFeb 20125 months10 months-24.14%
2Oct 2018Dec 20183 monthsApr 20194 months7 months-20.59%
3Aug 2015Sep 20152 monthsMay 20168 months10 months-12.44%
4Apr 2012May 20122 monthsAug 20123 months5 months-9.93%
5May 2019May 20191 monthJun 20191 month2 months-9.47%
6Feb 2018Mar 20182 monthsJul 20184 months6 months-9.10%
7Jan 2014Jan 20141 monthFeb 20141 month2 months-5.20%
8Dec 2014Jan 20152 monthsFeb 20151 month3 months-4.90%
9Aug 2013Aug 20131 monthSep 20131 month2 months-4.26%
10Jun 2015Jun 20151 monthJul 20151 month2 months-2.87%
Worst 10 drawdowns included above

Drawdowns for Portfolio 2

Drawdowns for Portfolio 2 (worst 10)
RankStartEndLengthRecovery ByRecovery TimeUnderwater PeriodDrawdown
1Feb 2018Apr 20183 monthsFeb 201910 months1 year 1 month-15.43%
2Jun 2011Sep 20114 monthsDec 20113 months7 months-15.03%
3Aug 2015Aug 20151 monthOct 20152 months3 months-9.63%
4May 2012May 20121 monthJul 20122 months3 months-8.10%
5Nov 2015Dec 20152 monthsMar 20163 months5 months-7.59%
6Aug 2016Nov 20164 monthsFeb 20173 months7 months-7.32%
7Aug 2013Aug 20131 monthSep 20131 month2 months-5.50%
8Dec 2014Dec 20141 monthJan 20151 month2 months-4.26%
9Oct 2012Oct 20121 monthJan 20133 months4 months-3.97%
10Jun 2013Jun 20131 monthJul 20131 month2 months-3.40%
Worst 10 drawdowns included above

Drawdowns for Portfolio 3

Drawdowns for Portfolio 3 (worst 10)
RankStartEndLengthRecovery ByRecovery TimeUnderwater PeriodDrawdown
1May 2011Sep 20115 monthsFeb 20125 months10 months-16.31%
2Oct 2018Dec 20183 monthsApr 20194 months7 months-13.55%
3Aug 2015Sep 20152 monthsMay 20168 months10 months-8.38%
4Apr 2012May 20122 monthsAug 20123 months5 months-6.62%
5May 2019May 20191 monthJun 20191 month2 months-6.36%
6Feb 2018Mar 20182 monthsJul 20184 months6 months-6.16%
7Jan 2014Jan 20141 monthFeb 20141 month2 months-3.47%
8Dec 2014Jan 20152 monthsFeb 20151 month3 months-3.27%
9Aug 2013Aug 20131 monthSep 20131 month2 months-2.91%
10Jun 2015Jun 20151 monthJul 20151 month2 months-1.93%
Worst 10 drawdowns included above

Portfolio Assets

Performance statistics for portfolio components
TickerNameCAGRStdevBest YearWorst YearMax. DrawdownSharpe RatioSortino RatioUS Mkt Correlation
VFINXVanguard 500 Index Investor12.99%11.63%32.18%-4.52%-16.31%1.061.751.00
CASHXCash0.56%0.24%2.09%0.00%0.00%-0.34-0.44-0.01
SHYiShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF0.96%0.82%3.22%0.21%-0.90%0.510.91-0.26

Monthly Correlations

Correlations for the portfolio assets
TickerNameVFINXCASHXSHYPortfolio 1Portfolio 2Portfolio 3
VFINXVanguard 500 Index Investor--0.00-0.261.000.781.00
CASHXCash-0.00-0.29-0.01-0.01-0.00
SHYiShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF-0.260.29--0.260.37-0.26

Portfolio Return Decomposition

Portfolio return decomposition
TickerNamePortfolio 1Portfolio 2Portfolio 3
VFINXVanguard 500 Index Investor$38,042$58,811$19,709
CASHXCash-$906-$42,562
SHYiShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF$53,465

Portfolio Risk Decomposition

Portfolio risk decomposition
TickerNamePortfolio 1Portfolio 2Portfolio 3
VFINXVanguard 500 Index Investor99.99%74.99%100.00%
CASHXCash0.01%0.27%
SHYiShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF24.74%

Annual Asset Returns

Rolling returns summary
Roll PeriodPortfolio 1Portfolio 2Portfolio 3
AverageHighLowAverageHighLowAverageHighLow
1 year17.59%50.71%-8.59%23.23%54.85%-11.17%11.71%32.18%-4.52%
3 years20.03%31.08%12.83%25.72%36.55%11.94%13.38%20.22%8.72%
5 years19.00%23.75%11.97%24.80%28.72%14.37%12.71%15.62%8.34%
7 years19.40%20.29%18.52%24.45%27.55%21.36%13.06%13.59%12.53%
Result statistics are based on annualized rolling returns over full calendar year periods